Matt About Town: Celebrate being halfway to Halloween with some of DC’s resident witches

Matt About Town: D.C.'s 'Halfway to Halloween' party

It might come as a surprise to you, but WTOP’s Matt Kaufax recently found out that witches walk among us here in D.C.

Come along with him as he celebrated the fact we’re halfway to the spookiest day of the year, and meets those who believe we live in a world filled with spirits.

D.C.’s “Halfway to Halloween” party — hosted by local tarot card reader Skye Marinda, featuring performances from Devon Music D.C., the District’s Yellow Velvet Band and the musician Swataa — saw witches, sorcerers and other creatures of the night come out to play. The event was sponsored by Dreamy D.C.

Those who don’t practice witchcraft were still welcome and encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume, something Matt took quite literally.

As he found out, every day can be Halloween if you want it to be.

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Matt Kaufax

If there's an off-the-beaten-path type of attraction, person, or phenomenon in the DC area that you think more people should know about, Matt is your guy. As the features reporter for WTOP, he's always on the hunt for stories that provide a unique local flavor—a slice of life if you will.

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