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2007 Halloween Guide

Trails to Terror

Vintropolis

10001 Westheimer, 713-532-9463,

www.vintropolisbar.com

Come join us as the astonishing Jimmy Fingers gives a magical performance that's sure to raise the dead. Over 200 wines under $25. Fun games and door prizes all night long. Make your reservations now for an evening of wine and magic!

SUNDAY, October 28

Houston Community College Town and Country Campus

1060 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.

Halloween Spooktacular Concert. Celebrate the Lone Star Symphonic Band's first concert of its 15th anniversary season with spooky-good live music. Music from TV and the movies such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, JAWS, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Phantom of the Opera will be performed. For tickets, call 713-893-5026 or e-mail tickets@lone­star­symphonicband.com. 7 p.m. $10 adults; $5 ­children.

Numbers

300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551, www.numbersnightclub.com

Sunday is the Underworld's Halloween Bash featuring Bella Morte with special guest ThisMeansYou. 8 p.m. $8.

Trader's Village

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.

TUESDAY, October 30

G.R.A.B. Bar

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. Today brings the first night of a big ol' two-night costume contest. No cover.

Wednesday, October 31

702 Lounge

702 W. Dallas, 713-654-8040,

www.702houston.com

Mix karaoke, a costume contest and $3 you-call-it drink specials.

Children's Museum of Houston

1500 Binz, 713-522-1138, www.cmhouston.org

Don't feel guilty about putting the kids to bed early so you can go out and have a good time. Just take them to the Children's Museum Monster Mash Bash during the day. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. $3 to $5; members free.

The Continental Club

3700 Main, 713-529-9899, www.continentalclub.com

As part of their Wicked Wednesdays series, tonight they will feature The Reverend Vince Anderson and Whiskey Boat. Expect a show consisting of four bands with a sexy burlesque show between set changes. Sound naughty? It is.

G.R.A.B. Bar

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. Today brings the second night of a big ol' two-night costume contest. No cover.

Health Museum Houston

1515 Hermann Dr., 713-521-1515, www.mhms.org

Let your tot enjoy the Sesame Street Monster Mash hosted by her favorite monster, Elmo. Then explore the Museum's newest exhibit, "Sesame Street Presents: The Body." You don't even have to tell them Halloween is about candy. Children who dress up as their favorite Sesame Street Character will receive $1 off general admission. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. $6 to $12; children under two, free.

Jones Hall

615 Louisiana, 713-525-3520,

www.houstontx.gov/joneshall/index.htm

Join the University of St. Thomas drama department for opening night of the comedy Little Shop of Horrors. Through November 17. $15 general admission; $10 seniors and students (with ID).

Jonny's Sports Bar

2511 Bissonnet, 713-521-9928

If you're looking for a crazy Halloween freak show, then check out the 3rd Annual Circus Tripp party at Jonny's. From midgets and muff divers to stilts and stilettos, you'll see it all. There will be three different costume contests throughout the night, with more than $2,500 in cash prizes. Look for the searchlights in the sky and the moonwalks outside.

McGonigel's Mucky Duck

2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999,

www.mcgonigels.com

The Red Elvises are sure to entertain not only with their amusing upbeat music, but also with their head-to-toe animal-print suits, pelvic gyrations (of course) and a four-foot-wide bass. 8 p.m. $15.

The Meridian

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

Hallowe'en Helmet with special guests Burning Brides & Totimoshi. 8 p.m. $15.

Mezzanine Lounge & Sports Bar

2200 Southwest Fwy., 713-528-6399,

www.mezzaninelounge.com

Party on All Hallow's Eve with drink and food specials. Extreme karaoke starts at 9:30 p.m.

Montrose Crawl

Meet-up begins at 7 o'clock at Agora, 1712 West­heimer,

www.montrosecrawl.com

This crawl will move from bar to bar between Dunlavy and Montrose on Westheimer. First get your costume on, then get your drink on as the Crawl goes. Prizes will be awarded for the best outfits.

Numbers

300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551, www.numbersnightclub.com

The legendary Hollow's Eve tradition. Costume contest at midnight with cash prizes. DJ Wes Wallace and uninterrupted music and videos all night. 9 p.m.

Rouge

812 Westheimer, 713-520-7955,

www.rougehouston.com

Halloween masquerade before a four-course dinner. $75 includes cover charge. Reservations required.

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