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SPOOKY SPOTLIGHT

The Houston Press guide to all things Halloween

Houston Zoo

1513 N. MacGregor, 713-533-6500, www.houstonzoo.org

Houston's largest Halloween celebration returns when the Houston Zoo presents Zoo Boo during two great weekends in October. Enjoy safe Halloween trick-or-treating fun with a "naturally wild" twist. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 21, 22, 28 and 29.

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WEDNESDAY,

OCTOBER 25 Flying Saucer

205 Main, 713-228-PINT,

www.beerknurd.com

Halloween Glass Night.

FRIDAY,

OCTOBER 27 Armand Bayou Nature Center

8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena, 281-474-2551

A family-oriented Halloween alternative. Guided night hikes through the woods with talking animals, storytelling, face painting, hayrides, a barn show and more. Advance reservations required. Members $8; non-members $10. Two and under free. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Corridor

3704 Fannin, 281-804-2919,

www.myspace.com/wastedhouston

WASTED Halloween Rock 'n' Ghoul party with resident DJs Damon and Michele and $200 cash prize. Rock-a-zombie-billy, dead Elvis, vampire sluts and ziggy star-dead-glam attire encouraged. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. 21 and up. $10.

G.R.A.B.

809 Pierce, 713-655-0707,

www.reprogrammusic.com

Reprogram Music and Radio in conjunction with Shimmy Shimmy monthly party at the G.R.A.B. present Monster Mash. Mixed up and mashed up with DJs Ceeplus & the House of Bad Knives, Iron Chic, Dr. Knuckstable and Dick Almighty. Hosted and emceed by Craig Long from mad grafix and the bench.

Helios

411 Westheimer, 713-526-4648,

www.starvingpoets.org

Starving poets Haunted Poetic House party. Guest hosts include Shai Johnson, Poetik and PJ, with performances by Jaguar Productions and DJ Jo B. Show starts at 9 p.m. $12 pre-sale; $15 at door. Call 866-811-4111 for advance tickets.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

One Herman Circle Drive, 713-639-4629, www.hmns.org

For a real fright this Halloween, skip the haunted houses and party under the truly terrifying jaws of vicious prehistoric carnivores. Houstonians can do the monster mash with mummies under the watchful eye of the T Rex at the Spirits and Skeletons Bash from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with live music from the Fab 5. Come in costume and dare to stroll by an Edmontosaurus with its razor sharp teeth in the Hall of Paleontology as you make your way to the cash bar and enjoy free appetizers (insert evil laughter). Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for Museum members, and include an IMAX7® movie. No identification is required.

HUSH

15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-4874,

www.hushonline.com

Heaven & Hell at HUSH. Experience the depths of hell#201and the joys of heaven. $1,000 cash costume contest, 75 cent drinks 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. 18 and up. $13, under 21; $10, older than 21. Ladies in costume free until 11 p.m.

Jimmie's Place

2803 White Oak, 713-861-9707

Live music with Big Jim's Wife for Halloween weekend.

M Bar

402 Main, Preston, 713-222-1022,

www.momain.com

M Bar's Halloween Masquerade Ball featuring DJ FIVE ("Las Vegas' #1 DJ"). Receive discounted cover before 11:30 p.m. if dressed in Masquerade attire.

Maria Selma Restaurant

1619 Richmond Ave., 713-528-4920

Join in the Halloween costume party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover all night long.

The Meridian

1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717, www.meridianhouston.com

Live music with Pete Yorn.

Moody Gardens Hotel

7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 409-741-8484

In the spirit of Halloween, Moody Gardens will have kids' events all weekend long. Spooky prizes will be given at contests including "bobbing for body parts," "coin dive," pumpkin decorating and a costume contest. October 27-29.

Numbers

300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551,

www.numbersnightclub.com

'80s Artist Costume Contest. Class Numbers with DJ Wes Wallace. Cash and prizes for the best '80s artist costumes. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Tumbleweed TX

13101 Kuykendahl, 281-872-7829,

www.tumbleweedtex.com

"Zydeco Cajun" Voodoo Night, Wayne Toups in concert. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 1st Annual VOODOO Houston Halloween After-Party

M Bar, 402 Main Street, 713-222-1022,

www.monmain.com

Ghosts, goblins and witches, oh my! The folks over at BEYOND Entertainment, Houston Press and M Bar have been busy stirring the cauldron to come up with a new annual event. Talent includes New Orleans producer/DJ Revive, Houston favorite DJ Alex C and a chilling live performance by dance icon Glicious G. Costumes and masks are highly encouraged for this Halloween ball. CD giveaways throughout the night. Doors open 2:30 a.m. $10 Advance Tickets are available at M Bar and M2M Fashion, 3400 Montrose, 713-521-0804.

702

702 W. Dallas, 713-654-8040,

www.702houston.com

Drink specials, costume party and horror flicks.

Armand Bayou Nature Center

8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena, 281-474-2551

A family-oriented Halloween alternative. Guided night hikes through the woods with talking animals, storytelling, face painting, hayrides, a barn show and more. Advance reservations required. Members $8; non-members $10. Two and under free. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Beer Island

2631 White Oak, 713-862-4670

Costume contest with cash prizes. $100 for first place and $50 for second.

Byzantio

403 W. Gray, 713-520-6896

Halloween costume party with best costume $$ prize. $2 sangria, $3 mimosas, $3 margaritas with Maliboo promotions.

Corkscrew's

1919 Washington Ave., 713-864-WINE

Hallo-Wine Party featuring Vampire Wines with costume contest, Seanse and DJ. Starts at 8 p.m.

Fitzgerald's

2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838

Black Light Ball and costume contest with live music from 30 Foot Fall, Peelander-Z, The World's Most Dangerous Band and Last Few Days. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10.

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