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Houston Haunts: The 2013 Houston Halloween Guide

Find out where to make th emost of the spookiest time of the year

Station Theater

1230 Houston Ave.

www.StationTheater.com

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,

281-275-2885

www.sugarlandtx.gov

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

www.houseofblues.com/houston

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

www.statssportsbarandgrill.com

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

828-683-7994

www.kamibashi.com

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.

Erotic Cabaret

1222 Westheimer, 713-528-4565

www.eroticcabaret.com

For the trick-or-treater who's not so concerned with candy, Erotic Cabaret is ready with its more mature costume collection.

Frankel's Costume

2801 Polk, 713-228-9445

www.frankelcostume.com

Frankel's is available to meet all your costume needs, both online and off.

Party Boy

1515 Studemont, 713-861-9080

www.partyboytexas.com

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.

Southern Importers

4825 San Jacinto, 713-524-8236

www.southern-importers.com

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.

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