Trails to Terror

2008 Halloween Guide

Lucky's Pub

801 St. Emanuel at Rusk, 713-522-2010,

Lucky's Pub is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a Halloween party, the theme of which is "Golf Pros and Tennis Hos." Those planning to attend should come wearing their very best in golf and tennis attire. Wear the best outfit and you could win the prize for Best Golf Pro or Sexiest Tennis Ho. There will be no cover charge to enjoy this precursor to Halloween, and there will be DJs on hand to entertain you while you dance.

Tuesday, October 28

Dean's Credit Clothing

316 Main St., 713-522-8592 x 2.

Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) presents Salon: SWAMP Thing Halloween Party, at 7:30 p.m. Bring your costumes for free drinks and a chance to win best costume, and get ready to welcome the Ghouls of Honor: "The fiendish Dr. Phil Nichols and Melissa 'MONSTERELLA' Nichols." The brother-sister team of makeup artists founded Nichols Studios in 1985 became Facades FX Makeup Lab. There will be palm reading and fortune telling as well.

Thursday, October 30

The Backroom at the Mink

3718 Main Street, 713-522-9985,

Speakerboxx and the Tipping Point present Spookyboxx at 10 p.m. in the Back Room. Entrance is free with no cover, restricted to those who are 21 or older. Costumes are encouraged at this pre-Halloween celebration.


The darkly unique BooTown theater group, presenter of the popular Grown-Up Story Time series, is welcoming Halloween with a classic fairy tale — in its most twisted, gruesome form. Spaghetti Head, adapted from the Grimm Brothers' "Rapunzel," is sure to contain the macabre and delightfully morbid. The performance will last approximately one hour, and, while BooTown is non-profit, the presenters suggest a donation of $5.

Audience interaction is encouraged.

Citizen Lounge

4606 Washington Ave, 713-304-3265

In a partnership between JMG Magazine and HOT 95.7, the Citizen Lounge will be hosting the group's First Annual Halloween Bash for a night of cocktails, music and seduction. A costume contest will, of course, be held, with a first place prize of a weekend getaway to Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, a second place prize of a one year membership to 24 Hour Fitness, and a third place prize of Houston Dynamo playoff tickets. A DJ will be there for all musical needs from the party kick-off at 10 p.m. to its conclusion at 2 a.m.

Friday, October 31

Ashford Arms Pub

14605 Perthshire Rd, 281-497-5316,

The Pub will be holding a Halloween party complete with costume contest. A cash prize of $100 goes to the winner, $65 to second place, $35 to third place, and an "Irish pat on the back" to fourth place. Judging will begin at 11 p.m. No cover.

Berryhill Baja Grill Galleria

1717 Post Oak Blvd., 713-871-8226,

This Berryhill location will be offering $3 Jack-O-Ritas all day and $1 Kazis and drink specials all night. There will be a costume contest at 9:30 p.m. as well as live music and a DJ. The winner will receive $150 cash.

Berryhill Baja Grill Sugar Land

Sugar Creek Shopping Center,

13703 Southwest Fwy., 281-313-8226,

Berryhill will be offering Jack-O-Ritas all day for $3 each, with happy hour from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. At 10:30 p.m. there will be a costume contest with the prize of a $50 Baja Grill gift card. There will also be a DJ for auditory entertainment.

Berryhill Baja Grill Woodlands

Market Street

9595 Six Pines Dr. #250, 281-298-8226,

This Berryhill location will be offering $3 Jack-O-Ritas all day and $1 Kazis and drink specials all night. There will be a costume contest at 9:30 p.m. as well as live music and a DJ. The winner will receive $150 cash.

Caroline Wiess Law Building

1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7531 for info, 713-639-7771 for tickets,

MFAH will be showing the original 1935 Bride of Frankenstein at the Caroline Wiess Law Building this Halloween at 7:00. Directed by James Whale in a brilliant display, you won't want to miss this creepy classic. Still, if you do, there are two more showings on November 2 at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $7, with a $1 discount for members and seniors.

Citizen Lounge

4606 Washington Ave., 713-304-3265

Halloween brings us the Citizen Lounge hosting a Lingerie Costume Ball with sounds by DJ Styles and the promise of gifts to the best dressed.

Club 2020

2020 Leeland St. (at St. Emanuel), 713-227-9667,

Club 2020 is gearing up for a Fright Night Costume Party. There will be cash prizes for the best costume, most original costume and sexiest costume at the midnight hour. Doors open at 9 p.m. It'll cost you $5 to get in if you arrive wearing a costume, $10 without.

Coaches Sports Bar and Grill

17460 Northwest Fwy., 713-446-7773

Join in at this bar for great drink specials all through the night and a costume contest with cash prizes for the best female and male costumes. The judging begins at 11:30 p.m.

The Continental Club

3700 Main Street, 713-529-9899,

Halloween night at The Continental Club will bring a visit from the group Disco Expressions, for a 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. celebration of Discoween. In the words of the Club, "Do a (spooky) little dance, make a little (haunted) love, get down tonight!" The cover charge is still on.

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