A Scary Good Time

The Houston Press Guide to Halloween

October 22

BMC Block Party
1400 Block of Nance Street
This year's annual block party will have such entertainers as Trae the Truth, Antiserum, Getter, Rastatronics, Michael 5000 Watts and many others, including several DJs. General admission is $40 and early admission is $30.Wearing a costume is encouraged.

The 14th Annual Halloween House Party
2212 Woodhead, 713-364-8814
The 14th Annual Halloween House Party will directly benefit Bering Omega Community Services, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to people living with HIV/AIDS. The party's official DJ, Danny B., will provide musical entertainment, as well as DJ GUS T. There will be an all-night open bar for those 21 and up. Costumes are required. The party will begin at 8 p.m. and go to 2 a.m. There are 500 available tickets, available online only, for $50.

October 28-30

ComedySportz Arena 901 Town & Country Blvd., 713-868-1444
Guests who attend the ComedySportz Halloween-themed matches that will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday will receive discounts on tickets.

1900 Kane St., 713-802-9370
From 7 p.m. opening night on October 28, followed by events on October 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., respectively, MECA will present Dia De Los Muertos: Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Future. This event features Dia de los Muertos celebrations from throughout Latin America, with an altar exhibit competition, foods from the Americas, vendors selling authentic Latin American Dia de los Muertos arts and crafts, and a Calavera Fashion Show. It is held at MECA's campus located at the Dow School in Houston's Old Sixth Ward. Opening night admission is $20; the following days' admission is free of charge.

October 29 and 30

Texas Renaissance Festival
21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, Texas, 800-458-3435
Head to the Texas Renaissance Festival for an olden take on Halloween in the All Hallows Eve Adventure, which will feature a Banshee Screeching Contest, a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest, and a candied-apple eating contest. The event will be open from 9 a.m. to dusk each day.

Friday, Oct. 28

The Concert Pub (Galleria)
5636 Richmond, 713-278-7272
The pub will be celebrating with a Halloween party featuring the Spicolis in true '80s form.

Continental Club
3700 Main Street, 713-529-9899
The Club will be celebrating Discoween with Disco Expressions from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

House of Blues
1204 Caroline, 888-402-5837
The Houston Press Halloween Bash featuring the Lucky Devil Thrillshow, a daredevil stunt spectacular that will make you think you're in Vegas, lights up downtown the Friday before Halloween. RVSP to the House of Blues Foundation Room Concierge at Party is free. Doors open at 7 p.m.

2016 Main Stage
2016 Main, 713-751-3101
Mainstage will be hosting The Spazmatics Totally 80's Halloween Party, an outside new wave '80s show complete with food trucks, drink specials and a costume contest. Inside the club, there will be five DJs spinning throughout the party. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m.

707 N. Shepherd Dr, Ste 500, 713-864-4242
From 6 to 8 p.m., Wonderwild will be holding its annual Halloween party. The party will feature crafts, a costume parade, and some tasty treats. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Kids' tickets are $10 each.

Sat., October 29

The Concert Pub (Galleria)
5636 Richmond, 713-278-7272
The bands MTA and OZZ will be featured to perform Metallica and Ozzy tributes.

The Concert Pub (North)
2470 FM 1960, 281-583-8111
This pub will celebrate with a costume contest and a Halloween performance by Victim.

Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
1031 E. 24th St., 713-862-8707
Head to Dan Electro's for a Beans Barton Halloween with Beans Barton and the Bipeds, with an appearance by the Tribal Lilies belly dancers. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. The cover is $10 at the door. There will be a prize of performance art for best costume, gift certificates and other prizes.

Dirt Bar

1209 Caroline, 713-651-3988
The Dirt Bar will be holding its seventh annual "Death Bar" Halloween Party from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Fifth Annual Montrose Pub Crawl
The Montrose Crawl has returned for its fifth year. This event combines a traditional pub crawl with the spirit of trick-or-treating as several hundred people dress in costume and visit bars and pubs on Westheimer in Montrose. This year's event will encompass nine separate venues. All Montrose Crawl participants are asked to dress in costume and to assemble at the restaurant Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy, at 6 p.m. on October 29. From there, the Montrose Crawl will make its way down Westheimer, with stops at Poison Girl, Boondocks, Anvil, Etro Lounge, Catbirds, Royal Oak, Slick Willie's, and The Hay Merchant, before coming to a close with midnight snacks at El Real Tex-Mex. Costumed participants will enjoy drink specials and Halloween activities at the bars, and the Montrose Crawl will award prizes for best costumes throughout the evening. This year's honorary Grand Crawler, Neartown President and City Council candidate David W. Robinson, will select the grand-prize winner.

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