It’s time for spooks and sweets, frights and fangs, and boos and booze! Halloween 2017 is right around the corner. This year, Houston has plenty of tricks and treats up its sleeve, from spine-chilling treks through some of the city’s most terrifying haunted houses to enchanting ghost tours and kid-friendly costume parties, pumpkin patches and Halloween mazes. Besides the events in last week's Houston Press Halloween Guide, here are even more ways to get your Houston spook on this Halloween.
Psycho at Market Square Park
301 Milam, 7 p.m., free, marketsquarepark.com
This special Halloween edition of Alamo’s movie under the stars will showcase Hitchcock’s Pyscho on the big screen. Before the film, beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be a couple of contests and games: a pet costume contest for a chance to win gift cards to area restaurants/bars and prizes from the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, plus a Halloween-themed relay race for a chance to win a pair of orchestra seats to the Houston Symphony’s screening of Psycho with a live orchestra on Friday, October 27 at Jones Hall.
Psycho with the Houston Symphony
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, 7:30 to 10 p.m., $35 to $125, houstonsymphony.org
Scream along with Janet Leigh in the infamous shower scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme thriller, Psycho, as every bone-chilling moment is made even more suspenseful by the Houston Symphony’s full rendition of Bernard Herrmann’s iconic score.
Halloween Costume Party at Brasserie 1895
607 South Friendswood, 281-541-8256, 7:30 p.m., $40, brasserie1895.com
Brasserie 1895 will be hosting its first Halloween costume party, a spooky night of live music, wicked cocktails and delicious bites. Prizes will be given out for best costumes. Cost is $40 per person, with a cash bar. Text 281-541-8256 to make a reservation (space is limited).
October 27-28, 31
7th Annual Midtown Spookfest
2303 Smith, $10 at the door (Friday and Saturday only), pubfiction.com
Pub Fiction, 3rd Floor and Irish Cowboy are once again throwing Midtown’s biggest three-day Halloween extravaganza. Expect costume contests with $1,000 in daily cash prizes, DJs all day and more than 40,000 square feet of party space.
White Oak Creep Street Party
2706 White Oak, 6 to 10 p.m., fitzlive.com
Karbach Brewing Co. and White Oak bars have teamed up for the second annual White Oak Creep Street Party. Partygoers can creep and find beer specials at spots including BB’s Café, Christian’s Tailgate White Oak, Tacos A Go Go, Little Woodrow’s In The Heights, Ritual, Onion Creek Cafe, Public House Heights and Fitzgerald’s, where there will be a costume contest at 10 p.m.
Le Colonial Halloween Party
4444 Westheimer, 713-629-4444, 10 p.m. to close, lecolonialhouston.com
This River Oaks District spot will be your host for a frightening fun time at a Halloween celebration featuring otherworldly food and drink specials, a costume contest and go-go dancers. Before the party from 5 to 9 p.m., the lounge will be providing signature “elixirs” and “potions” along with an extended happy hour menu. Costumes are encouraged.
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Monster Mash Halloween Spooktacular
The Square at Memorial City, 303 Memorial City, 5 to 7 p.m., free, memorialcity.com/events
Bring your family out for Memorial City Mall’s third annual Monster Mash Halloween Spooktacular, with trick-or-treating around the mall and an after-party at The Square.
BOO! at The Branch
7710 Long Point, 6:30 to midnight, 832-623-6725, thebranchhtx.com
Trick or treat yourself to an evening of costumes, Halloween treats, music, dancing and boo-ze; and don’t forget to don your spookiest, scariest, sexiest costume to compete the first annual Boo at the Branch Costume Contest. After 10 p.m., the venue becomes 21+.
Movies at Miller — Halloween (1978)
6000 Hermann Park, 8 to 11 p.m., free, milleroutdoortheatre.com
Horror flick fans can celebrate Halloween with this John Carpenter classic at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The film is rated R and non-ticketed.