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The Houston Press Guide to What's Happening This Hallowen

OCTOBER 28-30

ComedySportz
ComedySportz Arena 901 Town & Country Blvd., 713-868-1444 www.comedysportzhouston.com 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.

MECA
1900 Kane St., 713-802-9370 www.meca-houston.org 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

Mezzanine Lounge
2200 Southwest Fwy., Suite 150

Houston

713-528-MEZZ www.mezzaninelounge.com On Friday, there will be a haunted poker tourney. It's free to play and there's a chance to win prizes. Saturday is the Horrorfest Party with a $250 costume party and karaoke. On Halloween Day, Monday, there will be games and prizes with drink specials all night.

Texas Renaissance Festival
21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, Texas, 800-458-3435 www.texrenfest.com 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, OCTOBER 28

Big Woodrow's
Longwood Golf Course

13300 Longwood Trace Dr.

Cypress

713-398-2118 Registration starts at 11 a.m., with the putting contest beginning at 11:30 a.m. There's a 1 p.m. shotgun start with a box lunch, and at 6 p.m. there will be a post play dinner and silent auction for the golfers and their families. All proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Association of Houston. Prizes will be handed out for costumes, closest to the pin and longest drive.

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

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

2016 Mainstage
2016 Main, 713-751-3101 www.2016mainstage.com 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.

Mezzanine Lounge
2200 Southwest Fwy.

Suite 150

Houston

713-528-MEZZ

www.mezzaninelounge.com On Friday, there will be a haunted poker tourney. It's free to play and there's a chance to win prizes. Saturday is the Horrorfest Party with a $250 costume party and karaoke. On Halloween Day, Monday, there will be games and prizes with drink specials all night.

Wonderwild
707 N. Shepherd Dr, Ste 500, 713-864-4242 www.gowonderwild.com 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.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

The 15th Annual Pimp & Prostitute Ball
Lucky's Pub

801 St. Emanuel at Rusk

www.sportsmonkey.com Starting at 8 p.m. and going until 2 a.m., the annual Pimp and Prostitute Ball will be in full swing with multiple DJs, costume contests with $3,000 in cash and prizes for Pimp of the Year, Classiest Ho and Best Overall Costume. Participants must sign up by 10 p.m. There will be drink specials all night long, and although the theme is Pimp and Ho, all costumes are welcome. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. SuperPimp Passes will be available for $40 in limited quantities, and will come with VIP considerations including a full-service bar and special entrance to the event.

Black Swan at The Omni Hotel
4 Riverway, 713-624-4828,

www.omnihotels.com

Head to the Omni Hotel for the Good Swans Go Bad Halloween Party, which includes a costume contest, specialty drinks, $1,000 worth of prizes, special overnight packages and no cover. The event will run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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

The Concert Pub (North)
2470 FM 1960, 281-583-8111 www.theconcertpub.com/North 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 www.danelectrosguitarbar.com 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.

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