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2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838, www.fitzlive.com
The '80s are back, whether you like it or not. Why not embrace it and celebrate Retro Prom at this almost 30-year-old rock club? The night will feature a combination of live music and DJ sets with hit songs from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s on the Main Stage. Don't feel like reliving your high-school musical? Then party at the Lounge Stage with Japanese comic action punk artists The Peelander-z. After the musical performance, The Cold Front will feature ice sculptures and chainsaws.
809 Pierce, 713-655-0707
This club has a history of going all out when it comes to Halloween, and 2007 is no exception. All month long, G.R.A.B. will have drink specials and play horror movies, but today will be extra fun with the Bloody Pirate Party. DJs Audio 3, BMC, Suraj K, Cheesy Cracka Collective and Whitey will work the turntables. 9 p.m. $5.
506 Main, 713-222-1442
Wear a costume and get in free today. Bring your friends, at least five, and receive an exclusive champagne special.
Hot Dog Shop
6405 Brittmoore Rd., 713-937-8039,
Boogie all night to the Curtis King Band. Not only will this dog be a rockin', but there will also be a costume contest.
JP Hops House
2317 S. Highway 6, 281-496-0623,
The Shake Russell Band will be entertaining during this 6th Annual Halloween Costume Party. Expect nothing but good beer and good times.
801 St. Emanuel at Rusk, 713-522-2010
The Pimp 'n' Ho Prostitute Ball has become infamous for a night of much drink and even more eye candy. Live music, DJs and $4,000 in cash and prizes. 8 p.m. to2 a.m. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Mezzanine Lounge & Sports Bar
2200 Southwest Fwy., 713-528-6399,
All weekend long, this lounge will be scaring up the season. Today is Superfreak Saturday, with drink and food specials, extreme karaoke and a costume contest.
Mike's Ultimate Sports Bar
8670 Hwy. 6 N., 281-855-1194, www.mikesultimate.com
This all-day Day of the Dead Festival Party will include a bike and roadster car show, fajita cook-off and costume contest. While chowing down and gazing at the vehicles, enjoy music by the Nationals and Strange Brew. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Inside Franky's Pizza, 13151 Bissonnet, 281-564-0500,
Costume contest with $500 worth of prizes. The winner will be announced at midnight. 21 and up.
530 Texas, 713-236-1100
You know a party called "Bond Girls Are Forever" will be a good time.
2020 McKinney, 713-221-8833, www.spoiledboyz.net
HERO, the 3rd Annual Halloween After-Party. Is that Kryptonite in your pants, or do you just want to keep partying? Dress as your favorite super hero and experience music by LA Remix artist/DJ Dawna Montell. The Incredibles will meet you at the door, and they'll have a CD give-away. This party actually takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning, from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Advance tickets available at M2M Fashion (3200 Montrose Blvd., 713-521-0804).
300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551, www.numbersnightclub.com
This Houston institution likes to celebrate the season all weekend long. It starts Saturday with SINth night's Halloween edition. Hear your favorite Numbers Classics with a twist of bloody Synth! No cover.
2618 Winrock, 713-974-2100
Costume contest, prizes, free buffet until 9 p.m., drink specials and, of course, scantily clad maidens. 7 p.m. Free in costume.
2401 San Jacinto, 713-759-9606,
A Halloween Bash sponsored by Dare Ware and hosted by Anita Bump is sure to have plenty of eye candy. Plasma screen giveaway for best costume.
530 Texas Ave., 713-236-1100
Do the Monster Mash with Mohawk Steve and the Swingers.
2404 San Jacinto St., 713-659-5400
Today this club is turning into a full haunted house and hosting Midtown Massacre. $1,000 costume contest. $10 to $20.
7979 N. Eldridge Pkwy., 281-890-5500, www.tradersvillage.com
Here's another event for the whole family. Boo Bash for Kidz has continuous live entertainment and special guests from some of Houston's major sports teams, a kid-size and wildly wicked Haunted Hallway, a maze, magic, music and more from 1 p.m. to4 p.m. Saturday, October 27.
Boo Bash transforms into a celebration of Mexican culture on Sunday, October 28, as the market presents Día de los Muertos en Traders Village. Staged in cooperation with Houston's MECA, the Red Expo at Traders Village will be filled with traditional Day of the Dead art and altars, music from performers such as Mariachi MECA, food, drinks and other colorful customary trappings. Día de los Muertos is from noon to 5 p.m.
13101 Kuykendahl, 281-872-7829
Get out your favorite, most eclectic Halloween gear for the best party on the north side. Costume contest with over $500 in cash and prizes. This party will be broadcast live on the air with 93Q.
723 Main St., 713-236-8150,
The 2nd Annual Halloween Bash will have a costume contest for the most original costume.