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1230 Houston Ave.
Guests can enjoy a spooky night of improv at Station Theater's annual Halloween Show featuring three Halloween-themed performances: "Youngbloods," a costumed student-run performance; "Are You Afraid of the Tales from the Dark Zone?" including improvised ghost stories from students and alumni alike; and "This Infinite Closet," an improvisation performed completely in the dark. Following the show, Station will host a Halloween costume contest with prizes for Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume and Best Group Costume. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. and is BYOB. Doors will open at 8:10 p.m. Admission is $6. You must be 18 or older to attend.
Sugar Land Town Square
15958 City Walk,
Children, adults and animals alike are invited to Sugar Land Town Square to celebrate at its annual costume contest. Guests can participate in the fun at several activity stations and attractions, including a photo station, extreme face painting, haunted horse and carriage rides, and a pumpkin patch. Admission is free.NOVEMBER 1
House of Blues, 1204 Caroline
The Rocking Dead Halloween Extravaganza, Houston Press's contribution to the haunting season, is a veritable House of Blues takeover. There's a lineup of appropriately named entertainment including Here Come the Mummies, an R&B/funk band that performs in full mummy regalia; The Graceland Ninjaz, an indie band with a wildly diverse repertoire (covers of Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Eminem and The Clash, with a few originals thrown in for good measure); and Houston Press Music Awards Best Rock Band nominee the Bayou City Outlaw Band, which will display its signature mix of rock and dirty blues. The bands go on at 8 p.m., and all ages are invited to this event in the Music Hall. Later that evening, beginning at 10 p.m., the Naughty Nightmare Burlesque and a slew of DJs perform in the House of Blues' Crossroads and Foundation rooms in shows that are strictly for guests 21 and older. Drink specials, food, treats and costume contests with cash and prizes going to the winners will round out the evening's offerings.
Stats Sports Bar and Grill
10850 Louetta, #1700, 281-257-8287
This year's party at Stats is a little late, but it promises to be suitably Halloween-ish, with the quintessential costume contest at midnight and a cash prize for the winner. There will also be themed drink specials and, starting at 9 p.m., an appearance by the Cuervo and Patrón Promo girls, who will offer up their latest liquors for guests to sample.COSTUMES & PARTY FAVORS
Kamibashi Asian Art
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 string dolls. Order online or visit www.kamibashi.com.
1222 Westheimer, 713-528-4565
For the trick-or-treater who's not so concerned with candy, Erotic Cabaret is ready with its more mature costume collection.
2801 Polk, 713-228-9445
Frankel's is available to meet all your costume needs, both online and off.
1515 Studemont, 713-861-9080
Party Boy provides the party and the costumes that go with it, so it's a good place to go if you'd like to take your celebration to the home front.
4825 San Jacinto, 713-524-8236
Like most costume places, Southern Importers is gearing up for the Halloween season and has a wide variety of costume and supplies. Want to go to your party dressed as a king from the Middle Ages? How about as Elvis or a contemporary celebrity? Southern Importers is the place for you.