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I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

If your inner Hallow-phile ever wondered how haunted houses feature ballroom dancing ghosts or talking severed heads, you're in luck. Quelab (1112 Second Street NW) reveals all the tricks of the special effects-laden trade in its "Haunted Lab" today. From 6 to 10 p.m., view a showcase and meet the makers of bubbling chemistry labs, robotic animatronics, realistic-looking corpses, and other creepy creations crafted from recycled and off-the-shelf parts. Admission is $10, or free for children 12-and-under and Quelab members. For more and for details on Quelab memberships, visit quelab.net.