"Boo: A Night of True Stories about Things That Are Scary" features writers recounting true stories about frightful encounters, terrifying moments and spooky predicaments. Stephanie Garibaldi, Brian Leonard, Alexandra Petri and S.M. Shrake are among those who will read at this Halloween-timed event. Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. Tickets are $22. Call 202-269-1600 or visit speakeasydc.org. or danceplace.org.