Weekend events calendar

Here are the top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend

Skatestock V
Skatestock V rolls at Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark on Saturday afternoon. Photo courtesy of MRZ
Chris Stapleton, Maureen Stapleton at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Chris Stapleton brings his All-American Road Show to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Friday night. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Psycho is a real scream with the score performed by the Houston Symphony on Friday night. Photo courtesy of Lone Star Film Society
State of Grace exterior CROP
State of Grace celebrates its second anniversary with live music and an oyster shucking contest on Sunday. Photo by Julie Soefer
Death by Chocolate
4th Annual Death by Chocolate Dessert Party on Thursdaynight also includes a silent auction, music, Day of the Dead face painting, and a coffin photo booth. Photo courtesy of Felix H. Morales Funeral Home
The Houston Egyptian Festival 2017
The Egyptian Festival comes to Discovery Green on Saturday. Photo courtesy of The Houston Egyptian Festival
Skatestock V
Chris Stapleton, Maureen Stapleton at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
State of Grace exterior CROP
Death by Chocolate
The Houston Egyptian Festival 2017

It's that time of the year, so it's no surprise that this edition of the weekend's top events has a Halloween theme. But, in between trick-or-treat partygoing and watching the Astros and Dodgers go head-to-head in the World Series at Minute Maid Park, there are also some musical acts, food events, and festivals you won't want to miss.

For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar. And we've also compiled a list of top Halloween parties and crawls, which you can access here.

Death by Chocolate
Thursday, October 26

The Morales Funeral Home is the place for chocoholics at the 4th Annual Death by Chocolate Dessert Party. Among the delicacies: A chocolate fountain, chocolate martinis, and a wide variety of chocolates and desserts provided by Michael’s Cookie Jar, Village Bakery, and other sweet shops, as well as lite bites from El Tiempo and El Burro & the Bull. Other activities include a silent auction, music, Day of the Dead face painting, and a coffin photo booth — all to benefit SER-Jobs for Progress Hurricane Relief Fund. (6-9 pm; tickets: $45)
2901 Canal Street

Musical Trick-or-Treat
Thursday, October 26
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra hosts a progressive salon at the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park. Small groups will travel to four homes on the historic property to hear a short piece by one ROCO musician at each location. It'll be music to your ears. (Reception at 5:30 pm, tour at 6:30 pm; tickets: $45)
1110 Bagby St.; 713-655-1912

Original Zombies
Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29
The godfather of all zombie movies, Night of the Living Dead, will be shown all weekend at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in a restored print, scanned from the original camera negative and supervised by its director George Romero. His first feature remains a landmark of the modern horror film and has gained a huge cult following. (9 pm Friday and Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; tickets: $7-$9)
1001 Bissonnet; 713-639-7300

Psycho Music
Friday, October 27
View the Hitchcock masterpiece, including Janet Leigh's infamous shower scene, at Jones Hall as the Houston Symphony performs Bernard Herrmann’s iconic, bone-chilling score to Psycho in its entirety, under the direction of conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong. Feel free to scream. (7:30 pm; tickets: $35-$125)
615 Louisiana St.; 713-227-3974

Get Lucky
Friday, October 27

Celebrate Asian cuisine at the LUCKYRICE festival. Hosted by Top Chef and James Beard Award winner Paul Qui, this event at The Astorian features bites from 13 top restaurants including Aqui, Uchi, Underbelly, Ramen Tatsu-ya, and Mala Sichuan Bistro paired with beer and cocktails. Proceeds will benefit the Houston Food Bank. (7 pm for VIP, 8-10 pm for General Admission; tickets: $88-$150)
2500 Summer St.  

All-American Road Show
Friday, October 27
Country star Chris Stapleton brings his all-American Road Show to the Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion, with special guests Marty Stuart and and Brent Cobb. Expect hits from Stapleton's album, From a Room: Volume 1, his first new music since 2015’s breakthrough double-platinum solo debut, Traveller. (7 pm; tickets: $44-$104+)
2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands; 281-363-3300

Over the Hump
Saturday, October 28
Why travel to Cairo, when you can esperience  a touch of Egypt in Houston? The second annual Egyptian Festival at Discovery Green includes camel rides, belly dancing performances and lessons, local singer Jabour Balka and other entertainers, with imported Egyptian papyrus, art and merchandise, as well as Middle Eastern delicacies for sale. Proceeds benefit Crime-Stoppers of Houston, St. Jude’s, Soaring Kidz, Houston PetSet, and Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer. (11 am - 9 pm; tickets: $10 adults,  children 12 and under free)
1500 McKinney St.; 713-400-7336

Skate On
Saturday, October 28
Rescheduled from February due to renovation of the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark, Skatestock V features the opportunity to mingle with skateboarding legends, hear live music from four great bands, view mural art, and bid on art-designed skaters'  helmets in a silent auction. All Houston skaters in need will receive a free helmet, while supplies last. An after-party will take place from 7 - 10 pm at 8th Wonder Brewery. (1-5 pm; free
103 Sabine St.; 281-658-4762

Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29
Get an early start on the popular celebration at the 18th Annual Day of the Dead Festival with performances by MECA Ballet Folklorico, MECA Mariachi, Bayou City Swing, Prema Bhat, Solero Flamenco, Grupo Guemilere, Danza Acteca Taxcayolotl, and more. (11 am - 7 pm; free)
1900 Kane St.; 713-802-9370

Shuck Off
Sunday, October 29

CultureMap Tastemaker Awards Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year winner State of Grace will celebrate its second anniversary with live music and an oyster shucking contest featuring Houston chefs such as Graham Laborde (Killen's Restaurants), Ryan Lachaine (Riel), and Erin Smith Feges (Feges BBQ). Attendees can snack on oysters and bites from the kitchen while sipping on drink specials from the cash bar. (4-7 pm; tickets: $35)
3258 Westheimer Rd.; 832-942-5080