The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.


On Tuesday, the annual High Heel Race takes place in Dupont Circle. Pictured above is an image from the 27th annual 17th Street High Heel Race, which was held in the District on Oct. 29, 2013. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

High Heel Race

The District's High Heel Race has been held on the Tuesday before Halloween since 1986, with costumed drag queens racing through Dupont Circle along 17th Street in high heels and elaborate ensembles. A portion of the proceeds from this annual tradition will go to Dupont Circle Main Streets.

Tuesday. Race starts at 9 p.m. Dupont Circle, 17th Street, between P and S Streets NW. on.fb.me/1N2EHaQ.

 Trick or Fit?

This fitness event at the Arts Walk at the Monroe Street Market features a yoga demonstration and a Pilates demonstration by ExcelPilatesDC and other physical attractions. Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to DC Central Kitchen.

Thursday. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 716 Monroe St. NE. www.yalafitness.com.

Día de los Muertos

The American Indian museum kicks off its Day of the Dead celebration with a concert by Grammy Award-winning act Quetzal, a rock band inspired by East Los Angeles rock music. Throughout the weekend, the festival features food demonstrations, a discussion with Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza, performances by poet Francisco X. Alarcón and spoken word artist Caridad de la Luz and more.

Friday through Sunday. National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. nmai.si.edu.

Scary League: A Story League Halloween

On Halloween, join the folks at Story League for a night of performances geared toward the holiday. Costumed comedic storytellers will share stories that are both scary and funny.

Saturday. 6 p.m. The Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. www.storyleague.org.

Fall Frolic

An event for families features a pumpkin patch in which visitors can pick out and purchase a pumpkin (for $1 each) to decorate at a craft table. Guests can also trick or treat at Glen Echo Park's studios, galleries and theaters.

Saturday. 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org/fall-frolic-2015.