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Procrastinator's Guide to Halloween: 10 spooktacular parties that promise a ghoulish good time

Procrastinator's Guide to Halloween: 10 spooktacular parties

1 Paula Ferriera, from left, Fatima Fernandez, Paula Rodriguez and Brittany Do at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
The Halloween party at Mr. Peeples has become a Midtown tradition. This photo is from the 2013 party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 Lady Bunny at Hotel ZaZa's Halloween party October 2013
Lady Bunny is a Halloween fixture at the Hotel ZaZa Halloween party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
La Griglia Hallioween Party
The La Griglia Halloween party always draws a big crowd. Courtesy photo
5 crowd venue at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
Mr. Peeples Halloween party in 2013. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
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Hotel ZaZa Halloween party in 2011. Photo by Chinh Phan
1 Paula Ferriera, from left, Fatima Fernandez, Paula Rodriguez and Brittany Do at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
8 Lady Bunny at Hotel ZaZa's Halloween party October 2013
La Griglia Hallioween Party
5 crowd venue at the CultureMap Halloween party at Mr. Peeples October 2013
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With Halloween on Friday night this year, the party scene is expected to be extra special, so get your costumes ready for an evening of spooktacular fun. If you haven't made plans yet, there are still plenty of last-minute opportunities to have a ghoulish good time. Here's a rundown of 10 enchanted Halloween happenings around town.

VooDoo Mystere

Details: That old black magic will have you in its spell at this New Orleans-themed haunted soiree. Tempting treats include an open bar, candy bar, late-night bites, an Absinthe bar, vodka soaked worms, Jell-O martinis, a photobooth, door prizes and a costume contest. Pay your final respects to the Petroleum Club at its current location in the ExxonMobil Building. As its beating heart here fades, a resurrection is slotted for early 2015 at Total Plaza. Abracadabra.
Locale: The Petroleum Club of Houston
Time: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Price of Admission: $110 per person

Halloween Freak Show

Details: Even Twisty the Clown would approve of the Halloween Freak Show at Hotel ZaZa. The Museum District hotel presents the creepy sideshow-themed occasion, complete with specialty drinks, bites and entertainment by Lady Bunny.
Locale: Hotel ZaZa
Time: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Price of Admission: $75 per person

La Griglia Halloween

Details: Mingle with see-and-be-seen stylish ghouls and goblins at this ritzy River Oaks bash. The line-up for the evening features a special menu of spooky fare, plus extra bars set up throughout the venue for your drinking pleasure.
Locale: La Griglia
Time: 6 p.m. - closing
Price of Admission: Free

Boo Bash Halloween Party

Details: Boo bites, potent potions and haunting tunes ensure a scary good time at both locations (CityCentre and Highland Village) of the sushi hot spot. Go all out for best costume and walk away with a serious treat like a Ra Sushi gift certificate.
Locale: Ra Sushi
Time: 11 a.m - closing
Price of Admission: Free

Mr. Creetures

Details: Dig your fangs into tasty snacks, smile and show off your jagged smile at the photobooth, catch a screening of a horror flick and groove to beats by resident Roxbury Hollywood DJs, The Duffle Bag, at this second annual soiree. There's also a serious costume competition. Judging from last year’s photos, the group collaborations were tops, so gather up your friends and go normcore.
Locale: Mr. Peeples
Time: 9 p.m. - closing
Price of Admission: $25 in advance; $35 at the door

Haunting of the Americas

Details: The fundamentals of a standout Dia De Los Muertos celebration are all here: Live music and dancing, frighteningly good food and drinks and first-rate costumes.
Locale: Americas River Oaks
Time: 8 p.m. - closing
Price of Admission: Free

Juan Carlos' Halloween Party

Details: Come dressed as Houston’s favorite rollerblader, Juan Carlos, for a look-alike contest and win a monstrous prize, a $100 gift card to Boheme. Prepare yourself for some tough competition, and even tougher judgment, as Juan Carlos, himself, will decide the winner.
Locale: Bar Boheme
Time: 8 p.m. - closing
Price of Admission: Free

Saints and Sinners

Details: Join an array of monsters, ghosts and the likes for a magical night of live music and DJs, and an open bar at this grownups-only party. VIPs will also receive late-night nourishment and bottle service.
Locale: Silver Street Studios
Time: 10 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Price of Admission: $100 - $2,500

Love Street Art Ball Halloween Bash

Details: Get the party started early and be ready to go all night. From 6-9 p.m., ghouls of all ages will enjoy exploring the Love Street art exhibit and a Halloween-themed coloring station for the little pumpkins. When the clock strikes 9, the celebration moves to Mkt Bar and switches gears to the adults-only Love Street Art Ball, a '60s mod fashion-themed party and costume contest.
Locale: Phoenicia Specialty Foods
Time: Halloween Bash 6 - 9 p.m.; Art Ball 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Price of Admission: Free, but RSVP

Zombie Prom: A Night to Dismember

Details: Hoards of the undead will file into this downtown bash for a night of All Saints' Eve shenanigans hosted by 94.5 The Buzz's Theresa and 2014 Playboy Cybergirl of the Year, Elizabeth Marxs. Get a zombie makeover from a team of professionals. Rock out while you rot out a DJ spins monster mash-ups, and musical talent Thunderpants performs.
Locale: Bayou Music Center
Time: 8 p.m.
Price of Admission: $15 per person

Note: The Houston Ghouls Ball at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown has been canceled.

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