No plans this Halloween? Fear not, we've got your rundown of enchanted happenings around town. With All Hallows' Eve sandwiched between two weekends and on a Wednesday this year, celebrate the weekend before, after or anywhere and everywhere in between. Get your costumes ready for several nights of spooktacular fun.
Thursday, October 25
Celebrate for a good cause as Hotel ZaZa hosts the second annual Bone Bash at 6:30 p.m. Funds benefit the Arthritis Foundation and tickets start at $250.
Friday, October 26
With a risqué burlesque theme, the Moulin Rouge Halloween Costume Ball at Eighteenth Bar is sure to make your blood boil. The fun starts at 9 p.m. Entry is $20 or $30 per couple.
Join the array of monsters, ghosts and goblins at Sullivan's Steakhouse for Yelloween. Eat, drink and be scary: Complimentary snacks by Sullivan's, plus specialty cocktails made with Jim Beam's Devil's Cut Bourbon and live music by Radio London. Wear your costume for free admittance.
Saturday, October 27
Get the party started early and be ready to go all night: Jackson’s Watering Hole is featuring a doubleheader with Jackson's Rebirth and Voodoo Halloween Party. Rebirth begins at 11 a.m. with a Bloody Mary Bar, mimosas, a food truck, and lots of college football. Catch your second wind in time for phase two: Voodoo begins at 7 p.m. with a DJ, karaoke, LT and the Zydeco Mob, and a costume contest.
The Bash: A Halloween Happening kicks off at 8 p.m. at The Corinthian. Tickets are $150 and benefit the Cerebral Palsy Fund of Easter Seals. Rock to music from Skyrocket and The Smithereens. CultureMap's own Shelby Hodge will emcee the costume contest with KHOU's Len Cannon. Treats include an open bar and frightening fare. Costume mandatory.
In its third year running, Hotel ZaZa's Dancing in the Dark Halloween Costume Party is from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Join hostess Lady Bunny for some devilish good fun. The entry fee is $50 at the door.
The witching hour is 10 p.m. at the Haunted Estate Halloween Bash benefiting Autism Speaks. Park your broom at Estate Lounge for specialty cocktails provided by Blue Label Vodka. Suggested donation $10.
With a monstrous prize of $2,500, dress to kill for the costume contest at the Paranormal Activity Halloween Costume Ball at Hudson Lounge. Ghouls can groove to tunes spinning in three rooms for a $20 general admission fee.
Tuesday, October 30
Dance the night away to electronic beats and a live performance by Dada Life at the Third Annual Vampire's Ball at Stereo Live. Tickets start at $20.
Wednesday, October 31
Grab your pooch and head to the Boneyard Boo Bash at Boneyard Drinkery from 6 until 9 p.m. Enter the inaugural "Boneyard Boo Bash" doggie Halloween costume contest and help raise funds for Barrio Dogs Inc. RSVP: 832.661.3348.
Get Your Ghoul On at Mkt Bar from 7 until 10 p.m. The evening includes best costume prizes, complimentary morbid munchies, drink deals on smokin’ sangria, vampire wine and pumpkin gelato, and music by DJ Melodic. Free admission.
Brenner's on the Bayou's Boo on the Bayou party includes a full dinner buffet, Halloween-themed cocktails, a costume contest and deejay dance music — all in the restaurant's lush outdoor setting. The three top costumes will receive gift certificates for a dinner for two. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50, call 713-868-4444 for reservations (you must be 21 to enter).
Liven up your evening at the bar and patio at La Griglia's Annual Halloween Celebration. The crowd rolls in at 8 p.m. Costume optional, be ready to mingle. No cover charge.
Spice up your Wednesday night with the Dia de Brujas party at Sullivan's Steakhouse from 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Grab your dancing shoes, spruce up your costume and hit the dance floor to the sounds of Grupo Kache during this Latin themed fiesta. Specialty mixers and elixirs feature Patrón XO Cafe. Wear a costume, get in free.
13|31 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Wine Tasting at 13 Celsius starts at 6 p.m. The tariff is $31 plus tax and gratuity. Taste 13 different wines and nibble on cake truffles from One Bite Kitchen and a special cheese selection from Houston Dairymaids. If you're in the mood for dark chocolate, try the Brown Paper Chocolates. Costumes encouraged, but not required.
Trick or treat at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant's Boo Bash parties at the Highland Village and CityCentre locations. Enjoy bewitching food and drink specials, a costume contest and a guest DJ. The haunting starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Sink your teeth into Kenny & Ziggy’s: A Bite of Transylvania Dinner. Five courses will be served, each paired with special beers from Shmaltz Brewing Company and Terrapin Beer Company. Live music by Zingari. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required: 713-679-8453.
Friday, November 2
Come dressed in your favorite “Mexican themed” costume for the fiesta at 7 p.m. at Cuchara. Prizes awarded for best costumes, some drinkable. RSVP: email@example.com.
Saturday, November 3
From 11 a.m. until the doors close, El Gran Malo's Dia de los Muertos party will feature a giant, traditional Dia de los Muertos shrine, Mariachi band, roasted pig, cauldron of Mexican hot chocolate (infused tequilas shots screaming to be added), and a cask of Saint Arnold’s DR-12.