Day of the Dead Celebration: The Arlington Arts Center will host its 10th annual Dia De Los Muertos — or, Day of the Dead — Celebration at 6 p.m. Friday. It'll feature dancing, a live mariachi band, Mexican hot chocolate and "bread of the dead" — plus, an exhibition featuring 12 artists. Free. A workshop for teens starts at 4:30 p.m. The Arlington Arts Center is at 3550 Wilson Blvd. More info here.
And don't forget the First Fridays Halloween Dance: It's 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Old Firehouse Teen Center in McLean. The themed dances are for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders. Cost is $5 for members or $10 for non-members, cash only. The dance will feature a costume contest, prizes, games and free food. A parent or guardian must escort each child in and out. More info here.
Java’s Big Day. Luke Brindley and friends — a lot of friends — will be celebrating Jammin Java’s 12th Anniversary Party. Brindley is one of the owners of the Vienna club. $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. See the complete Jammin’ Java schedule.
Comic Book and Sports Card Show: Find Gold, Silver, Bronze and Modern Age comics, sports cards and memorabilia and toys like G.I. Joe, Star Wars and Transformers. The show starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tysons Corner Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Road. More info here.
Scenes from U.S. 17: In November, Gallery Underground in Crystal City features the photographs of Catherine Powers. The exhibit features photos taken along the 1,100-mile U.S. Highway 17, which covers swamps, beaches, small villages, military towns and historic communities. More info here.