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Halloween

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2014
  • Calendar

    October 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Here's the Food for Your Perfect Halloween Party

    If your first reaction to this post is "Whoa! It is way too early to be thinking of Halloween," then 1) you are not my friend 2) stop reading 3) be grateful my editor at the Houston Press prevented me from publishing it in August, which is approximately when I started planning my Halloween festiviti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Inexplicable Shame of Buying Discount Holiday Candy

    One of my favorite Halloween traditions occurs well after the holiday itself: trolling for discount confections. In the days following October 31 I hit drugstores, supermarkets, craft supplies shops, et cetera in the hopes of scoring some reduced-price bags of fun-size Snickers or pumpkin-shaped P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Yes, But How Do White Supremacists Celebrate Halloween?

    Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at Hair Balls, and we just love to see how different communities get into the spirit. Where better to learn about new ways to enjoy the holiday than white supremacist forum site, Stormfront.org? Here are snippets of past Halloween discussions you can fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Something Wicked: 10 More Notes From Saturday's Festival

    Much to my editor's annoyance, I have a bad tendency of overwriting. [Not true -- ed.] This comes from an obsessive need to take as many notes as possible so that when it comes time to write my concert reviews I don't run out of things to talk about. Rewind: Saturday: Something Wicked Festival at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Your Halloween Playlist: Don't Play That, Play This

    Recently Rocks Off told you how to put together a solid party playlist. We're coming up on the time of year when people start throwing Halloween parties, so now it's time to get a little more specific. Don't be content to throw on the old 30 Spookiest Halloween Hits album and walk away, because gue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Top 10 Caramel/Candy Apple Toppings

    I'm pretty sure my mom was the coolest mom in the neighborhood when I was little. Along with candy, she would pass out caramel and candy apples on Halloween. Yeah, you hit the jackpot if you came to my house to trick-or-treat. Each year we always put together fun and beautifully designed candy and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Bottom Five Halloween "Treats," or How to Guarantee an Egging

    I'm not sure what I liked best about Halloween: the candy itself, or the inevitable back-room, black-market bartering that went on after the fact. Into the wee hours following Halloween, my brothers and I would sit on the rug in our bedroom, candy piled in front of us like Smaug in his mountainous t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Halloween Treats: Glow-in-the-Dark Cupcakes

    Cobwebs, witches, monsters and other creepy things always get incorporated into Halloween desserts. But, if you want to take your cupcakes to a whole new level, try making them glow in the dark. I love looking up fun recipes for Halloween. For some reason, themed food and desserts always catch my e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Gothic Council Picks Your Halloween Playlist

    Believe it or now, some fall air snuck down here and actually managed to weaken Pappy Sun's murderous death grip on Houston. It was nice to walk the dog without feeling as if I lived in the crotch of a Bulgarian shot putter warming up for the hurl. Plus, in every store the Halloween decorations are ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    What I Want In My Easter Basket

    In one of his stand-up routines, Jerry Seinfeld has a terrific bit on Halloween, in which he says the "only clear thought" he had in the first 10 years of his life was: "Get candy." Hmm. "Get candy" still dominates my psyche 30 years later...and counting. Which is probably one of the reasons why H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Gothic Council Rules on Halloween Costumes

    ​There's a pretty sharp divide between goths over Halloween. While all of us can agree on the sanctity of the holiday, and many can trace our current interests back to an obsession with the 31st of October and all the hoopla that surrounds it, the actual mode of celebration is hotly debated. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Treats Aren't Just For Kids: Top Five Halloween Candy for Adults

    http://www.abetterbagofgroceries.com/​Kids don't have a monopoly over Halloween anymore -- it seems like every year adults are putting the kids to bed earlier so they can enjoy a little fun of their own. Besides the over-the-top costumes and all-night debauchery, adults enjoy candy as much as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Lions Club Trick-Or-Treats for Glasses Instead of Candy

    Taylor Turner​The end of October may mean a change of seasons, jack-o-lantern carving, trick-or-treaters and plenty of pumpkin pie, but for thousands of volunteers, it's also an opportunity to help provide the gift of sight to those in need. Every year the Lion's Club designates Halloween nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Monster's Ball: A Halloween (Non-Metal) Album Gallery

    ​It's Halloween time again, and to help you get into the spirit as you prepare to skive off work early and drive around frantically looking for some kind of last-minute costume that doesn't suck, we've compiled some albums with monsters on them, ranging from the silly to the creative to the sc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Five Very Lame Pet Costumes For Halloween

    You're set for Halloween: You've got your Justin Bieber wig or your Situation six-pack.But what about your pet? No self-respecting Halloween nerd can get through the holiday without dressing up his or her little best friend.You can do this the right way, but more likely you're going to do it the wro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Five Celebrity Costumes To Avoid At All Costs

    This one is, uhhh... not on the list.​Halloween: The one night grown men and women have a legitimate excuse to look like clowns. Call us crazy, but we stopped dressing up for Halloween at 13. We still love you and your ridiculous costume. We really do. That's why we've taken the time to offer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Araya Artisan Chocolates: Halloween Chocolates for Grown-Ups

    ​For kids, Halloween is mostly about dressing up, trick or treating, and getting CANDY. As we get older, many of us continue with the dressing up, but the trick or treating switches to parties, and the candy switches to booze. Now don't get me wrong, this is a pretty decent trade, but what if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    The Final Fantasy: An Inside Look at Anime and Cosplay Conventions

    Photos by Jeff BalkeWe don't know who this character is supposed to be, but she was killing some Japanese opera.​The costumes are expected. The fanciful, the extraordinary, the bizarre, the obscurely referenced, the painstakingly planned and the larger than life weren't surprising -- after all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Whirlwind Weekend: See What You Missed

    Halloween weekend was cause for much merriment and mischief making. Whether at Rich's or the Roxy, the House of Blues or the streets of Montrose, a cosplay convention or an erotic ball, fun was found all over the city this weekend. Check out our favorite photos below. Photo by Son Lam​The hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Top 6 Costumes at the Montrose Crawl

    The third annual Montrose Crawl took over Westheimer on Saturday night as crowds of Halloween revelers lurched from bar to restaurant to bar. With the attendees encouraged to come in costume, it was as if Arne's and Party City had simultaneously exploded onto the streets of Montrose. Needless to say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    ​Tonight at Coffee Groundz, a grand coffee competition will be taking place unlike anything the city has ever seen. Baristas from Houston, from Texas and from several neighboring states will compete in the H-Town Latte Art Throwdown to create the most original and elaborate latte ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Five Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Geeks and Nerds

    Friday, October 30th. The day before Halloween. Not that we think this fact has escaped you, dear, dear reader. But we know exactly what predicament you're in. It's clear by the panic on your face. You don't have a Halloween costume, do you? Shame shame. But we figured. Although it's usually par f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Scream on the Green

    Family-friendly Halloween fun waits for you at Houston's downtown park

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Tricks, Treats & T. Rex

    Mad scientists, dinosaurs and candy - what's not to like?

  • News

    October 29, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Halloween Countdown: Fool-Proof Last-Second Inspirations

    This is the final post in our series of articles offering Halloween costume advice. Check out the other four entries here, here, here and here. You've been too busy to run by Frankel's, Party Boy or even Wal-Mart to start formulating your Halloween costume this year. No ideas have jumped out at yo ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween. Check out our updated listings.

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009

    ArBOOretum 2009

    Do something different, trick-or-treating through the woods

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009

    McDonald's Halloween Mansion

    The Children's Museum of Houston starts trick-or-treating early

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Top 7 Couples' Costumes for Halloween

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here, here and here. There's one thing -- or should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    If Halloween Is Coming, So Are Offensive Costumes

    ​The "Illegal Alien" costume causing uproar amongst immigrant rights activists, anti-immigrant supporters and free speech advocates is the first major faux pas of this Halloween season. While anti-immigrant supporters are scrambling to find the costume, immigrant rights activists are calling for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    Rocky Horror Show

    Don’t forget to bring your party bag

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • News

    October 1, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Halloween Countdown Part 1: The Seven Most Cliched Costumes

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. It seems that every year Halloween becomes less and less about scaring othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2008

    Nightlife Photos: Houston Halloween

    We've just loaded up the mother of all nightlife slideshows. A happy Halloween it was indeed. - KP

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Young Female America Deliberates: Just How Sexy Should We Get for Halloween?

    Dear Diary, Geez. I just don’t know what I should be for Halloween! I could be a sexy kitten. Kittens are so sexy after all, batting around string and flipping their tails like they do. And they bathe themselves. Guys like to think of girls in the bath, right? Or…I could be, like, a sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Refusing To Blow In The Breathalyzer May Not Save You This Weekend

    If you plan on driving drunk this Halloween weekend -- Great idea!! Kids running around in the dark!! -- you should be aware that the old "Never give a breath test" ploy might not work. The DAs office announced this morning that it's teaming up with HPD to fund a mobile DWI lab. They're also setti ... More >>

  • Halloween Guide

    October 30, 2008

    Trails to Terror

    2008 Halloween Guide

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Why Pennies Suck, or What Not to Buy for Halloween

    With Halloween right around the corner and candy on our minds, we thought we'd share this list of the 11 Halloween treats no kid wants. Of course everyone knows the thing to do is just buy the stuff you like and then hope it's a slow night. -- Keith Plocek

  • Halloween Guide

    October 23, 2008

    Trails to Terror

    2008 Halloween Guide

  • Dining

    November 8, 2007
  • Calendar

    October 25, 2007

    Montrose Crawl

    Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give something good to drink

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