A Scary Good Time

The Houston Press Guide to What's Happening This Hallowen

Thrill The World Houston
SSQQ Dance Studio 1431 W. 20th St., 713-869-0777 As part of a worldwide effort to simultaneously dance Michael Jackson's "Thriller" along with hundreds of cities on five continents, SSQQ Dance Studio will be hosting both a 9 a.m. and a 9 p.m. performance of the piece. Participants are advised to arrive at least one hour early to be included in the world record. There will be workshops held at 3 to 4 p.m. every Saturday until the event date. In addition to breaking a world record, the event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. After the 9 a.m. performance, there will be a costume contest and a little dance party, best suited for adults.


The Concert Pub (North)
2470 FM 1960, 281-583-8111 This Halloween, the Concert Pub will celebrate with a Halloween Music Frenzy featuring 17 bands, two stages, and costume contests for scariest and best costumes. Entrance is $5 for 21 and up, $10 for 18 and up.

Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
1031 E. 24th St., 713-862-8707 The second day of the Dan Electro's Halloween celebration will feature entertainment from Feo y Loco, Jambolism and Way Way Out. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. The cover is $10 at door. There will be plenty of prizes and drink specials throughout the day.

Moulin Rouge
2040 W. Gray, Edward Sanchez and Américas River Oaks will host the 2011 Moulin Rouge All Hallows Eve celebration, a fundraising event that helps worthy nonprofit organizations within the Houston community. This year Bering Omega Community Services, which provides health care, specialized dental care and social services to men and women living with HIV or AIDS, has been chosen as the beneficiary. At 6:30 p.m., the event will kick off with a cocktail reception, after which there'll be a dinner catered by David Cordua at 7:30 p.m. and after-party cocktails and dancing at 9:30 p.m.. VIP tickets include access to the cocktail reception, dinner, and after-party. Single VIP tickets are $150. Couple VIP tickets are $275. Tickets to the Young Professionals After Party are $50.


300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551 Numbers will be celebrating Halloween with a costume contest with a large cash prize, drink specials, and a cheap cover earlier in the evening. Doors open at 9 p.m. for all ages.


Kamibashi Asian Art
828-683-7994 Enjoy the fun of Halloween and autumn all year long with an abundance of cute but spooky Kamibashi products, including their Freak-O-Bags and handmade and fair-trade dolls. Also available are Kamibashi cards that share the Halloween theme. Order online or visit the websites for stores carrying Kamibashi.

Pleasure Zone
5705 Richmond, 832-251-8400 There are more than 1,000 costumes to choose from, hundreds of stockings and other accessories available including handbags, hats and shoes. This is the exclusive provider of Trashy-brand costumes in Houston, and it also offers a large selection of men's costumes and women's plus-size costumes and accessories.

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