Plan Your 5-Day Halloween Weekend: October 27 to 31, 2022

Rise Rooftop in Midtown hosts a huge costume party and concert on Halloween weekend | Courtesy of Rise Rooftop

Updated Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:55pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, October 27 to Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2022.

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Things to Do All Weekend Long

  • Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Fall Artisan Market at Guild House | Thursday to Saturday | No Cover – This Spring Branch market features one-of-a-kind, handmade items perfect for decor or gifts, including artisan baskets, handwoven towels and linens, handmade jewelry, naturally-dyed apparel, wall hangings and much more. Thursday 6pm to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
  • Spirits of the Bayou Boat Tour at Allen’s Landing | Thursday to Saturday – Hear some of the lesser-known stories of ghosts, lost souls, and spirits of the bayou as tour guide Andrew Groocock unravels some of the haunted tales and legends of Buffalo Bayou. $40. 6:30pm to 8pm.
  • Comedian Tony Baker at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – A back-to-back finalist on Last Comic Standing and social media sensation Tony Baker sets up shop for three nights of his latest work at the Improv in West Houston. $50 for 2, and up. Times vary.
  • 2022 World Series: Games 1 & 2 Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park | Friday & Saturday – The ‘Stros embark on their fifth World Series encounter, facing the Phillies with homefield advantage throughout the Series. Tickets start at $500, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Comedian Byron Bowers at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – Recently found in HBO’s Irma Vep and on his brand new FX comedy special, Spiritual N***a, the acclaimed comedian steps upstairs in Montrose for his signature set that marries heavy and light for an uproarious night of laughter. $17 and up. Times vary.
  • Dia de los Muertos Celebration at City Place | Friday to Sunday – Immerse yourself in all things Day of the Dead at a three-day, four-part celebration headlined by Friday night’s four-course Black Dinner, Saturday’s El Mercado and Calacas & Cocktails procession, and Sunday’s free screening of The Book of Life. Times and prices vary.
  • Trick or Drink: Houston Halloween Bar Crawl in Midtown | Friday, Saturday & Monday – Take part in a 3-day Halloween pub crawl, Trick or Drink, at Midtown bars like The Garden HTX, Leon’s Lounge, Social Beer Garden, and more. Costumes are very recommended. Tickets range from $15 to $45. Times vary.
  • CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow 2022 at Ellington Field | Saturday & Sunday – One of the top airshows in the nation, Wings Over Houston showcases vintage World War II aircraft and modern aviation with soaring spectacles, reenactments, and high-flying aerobatics. $32.50 and up; free for ages 14 and under. 8am to 4pm.
  • Día de Muertos Festival at MECA Houston | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – MECA’s annual two-day Día de los Muertos festival in Sixth Ward returns, offering a weekend packed with delicious foods, live music and dance performances, arts and crafts activities, a local vendor market, artists, a sprawling ofrendas exhibition and more. 11am to 7pm both days.
  • Freaky Deaky 2022 at Houston Raceway Park | Saturday & Sunday – Get ready for two nights of costumed EDM fun at this festival taking place in Baytown, featuring producers like Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Illenium, and Chris Lake, plus dozens more DJs and pulse-pounding spooky fun. Single day tickets are $95 and up; 2-day passes are $170 and up. 2pm to 11pm.
  • Blackpink in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday & Sunday – The planet’s most popular girl group is about to “Shut Down” the Space City for two otherworldly performances on the Blackpink World Tour in support of their forthcoming second studio album, Born Pink. $79.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Houston Happy Hour Halloweekend Bar Crawl in Midtown | Saturday & Monday – The final two nights of this two-weekend pub crawl sends costumed revelers to The Dogwood in Midtown for check-in, followed by multiple stops at surrounding bars that will offer drink specials, live DJs, and a costume contest. Early bird tickets start at $11. 5pm to 11pm.
  • Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo | Daily | Final Weekend – Bring the little ghouls and goblins to the Houston Zoo for some age-appropriate Halloween fun. Visit the Giant Pumpkin, ride a spooktacular Scary-Go-Round, find more than 10 different photo ops throughout the Zoo, walk the Lantern Tunnel between the lion and tiger exhibits, and more. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Included with general admission; ticket prices vary based on day of the week. 9am to 5pm daily.
  • Annual Haunted House at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily | Final Weekend – The family-friendly haunted house returns to the North Houston museum for all things funerary. Recommended for ages 7 and older. $5; $3 for ages 7 to 11 (when purchased with museum ticket). Times vary.

Halloween for Kids, Halloween Parties for Adults, Día de Muertos & More Destinations

  • Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Houston – Whether stacking a trick-or-treat stash or just looking to show off that spooky costume, we’ve gathered plenty of events happening in Greater Houston for kids and families this Halloween season.
  • Halloween Parties for Adults in Houston – And if you’re looking for something slightly more wicked, then we have you covered with a slate of costume parties, pub crawls, concerts and other Halloween celebrations taking place all October long.
  • Día de los Muertos Events in Houston – Celebrate those no longer with us at ofrendas, celebrations, performances and festivals taking place across Houston for 2022 Day of the Dead.
  • Houston Astros World Series Guide to Tickets & Watch Parties – As the ‘Stros fire up another World Series, we’ve got you covered with all the broadcast and ticket information you need, as well as where you can enjoy official watch parties, food specials and other sports bars.
  • Must Do Things near Hobby Airport – Whether stopping by for a layover, or you’re looking to explore more nooks around Houston, the area around Hobby Airport is rich in things to do, including Houston Botanic Garden, kolaches, and more.
  • Seasonal Markets in Greater Houston – Stock up on all your seasonal goodies and gift-shopping must-haves at our collection of upcoming markets through the fall season, held across Greater Houston.
  • Fall Festivals in Greater Houston | Many FREE – Circle these dates for 45+ of this season’s upcoming fall festivals featuring live music, food, cultural celebrations and more at places across Greater Houston through Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2022.
  • Limited Time Museum Exhibits & Art Installations Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.

Ongoing Theater Shows & Arts Performances

Many plays, musicals, and other stage shows span multiple weeks. Scroll down to find new shows opening this week, then ongoing performances, followed by shows that are wrapping up this weekend.

Keep track of more openings with our weekly roundup of Performing Arts events.

  • TUTS presents The Secret of My Success at Hobby Center | Daily | Opening Weekend – Based on the popular Michael J. Fox movie of the same name, this brand-new, TUTS-driven musical is the story of what success looks like—and what you’ll go through to hold on to it. $40 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Grand Opera presents The Wreckers at Wortham Center | Friday & Sunday | Opening Weekend – Continuing its commitment to presenting new works and giving favorites new looks, HGO offers the first-ever fully staged production of this 1906 opera by Dame Ethel Smyth. It’s the story of a coastal community where shipwrecks are common and pillaging a given. But what happens when someone begins warning the ships of what’s to come? $25 and up. Friday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.
  • Put Your House in Order at Rec Room | Thursday to Saturday | Ongoing – This romantic comedy/thriller/horror story about a first date that turns quickly into a race against an invading force is a Houston premiere. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Dirt Dogs Theatre presents Coyote on a Fence at MATCH | Daily | Ongoing – This play by Bruce Graham explores good and evil, justice and mercy, and is based on the story of a Texas death row inmate. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • 4th Wall Theatre Co. presents The Thin Place at Spring Street Studios | Daily | Ongoing – Linda can commune with the dead and she can make you hear them—if you believe. Opening 4th Wall’s 2022-23 season, this affecting play that explores the lines between life and death, and how they shape reality. $32 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Seascape at Alley Theatre | Daily | Ongoing – Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winner explores marriage and what it means to be human in this story of a couple who take a walk on the beach, only to meet another couple who rise from the ocean. $51 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Stages presents Plumshuga: The Rise of Lauren Anderson at the Gordy | Daily | Ongoing – With a story that is at once perfectly Houston and absolutely universal, Plumshuga explores the life and legacy of Lauren Anderson, the first Black woman to be named a principal artist for a major American dance company. The world premiere blends spoken word, dance, music and theater for a look at Anderson’s life, and an exploration of what it means to follow your dreams. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Gente de Teatro presents Toc Toc at MATCH | Thursday, Saturday & Sunday | Final Weekend – Gente de Teatro celebrates its 27th season with Julián Quintanilla’s Spanish version of the world acclaimed comedy Toc Toc by French playwright Laurent Baffie at MATCH. $28. Showtimes vary.

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

  • 2022 Fall Wine Dinner Series at Rainbow LodgeContinuing its 2022 Fall Wine Dinner Series, the gorgeous lodge restaurant in the Heights will be hosting a Texas Wine Dinner featuring William-Chris Winery and special guest Chris Brundrett. Highlights include Rosé of Sangiovese 2021 with Gulf Coast Blue Crab Tartlette; Mourvèdre with Bison Shortribs and Jefferson Red Rice Grits and Jus; Malbec with Cocoa-Rubbed North American Elk Tostada, Tannat with Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart and Candied Autumn Squash, and more. Tickets (which will set out) are $149, plus tax and gratuity, per person. 6pm.
  • Baby Bump Social at the Motherhood Center | FREE with RSVP – The Motherhood Center on welcomes moms- and dads-to-be for a free social featuring fun mocktails, light bites, and more. Visitors are able to tour the center, ask an expert panel questions abotu pregnancy and parenthood, and participate in a baby bump contest. 6pm to 7:30pm.
  • Opening Reception: Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton at Moody Center for the Arts | FREE – Join former Houston Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton for an evening reception that celebrates community-based artmaking with the Moodys Project Wall’s latest installation, _____ as Myth. The work takes inspiration from Mouton’s memoir and are the result of students and local artists investigating how modern-day mythology can explain the nuances of everyday experience. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Flamenco Night in Houston at Monarch Bar & Lounge – Fill up on a delicious dish of paella and a glass of sangria before settling in for an excited live flamenco show starring local and international talent. $45 to $85 in advance; price increase at the door. 7pm to 9pm.
  • The Dark Knight Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Bring a blanket or chair to the lawn at the historic Market Square Park in Downtown for a free screening of the Christopher Nolan-directed The Dark Knight. 7pm.
  • 6th Annual Czech Heritage Month Concert at Czech Center Museum Houston | FREE – Apollo Chamber Players takes the stage for the sixth annual musical celebration of Czech heritage, featuring composers Josef Suk, Dvorak and an American premiere of solo piano works by Katarina Pinosova. 7pm.
  • CultureMap presents The Tailgate at Silver Street Studios – Arts District hosts this tailgate-themed event complete with foods from award-winning chefs, gameday-inspired cocktails, activities, live entertainment, and more. $75 and up. 7pm.
  • Tango Lovers presents Volver at Wortham Center – Watch a cast of World Tango Dance Champions perform Volver (The Comeback), the story of a group of artists who travel the world for many years together and return to their place of origin to tell endless stories through different characters. $38 and up. 7pm.
  • Opening Reception: Diane Severin Nguyen: If Revolution Was A Sickness at CAMH | FREE – Celebrate the opening of Diane Severin Nguyen’s first solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston reception for If Revolution Was a Sickness, built around the artist’s video of the same name, as well as photographs, site-specific installations and a forthcoming billboard. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Martini Madness! Witchcraft at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – The annual fundraiser, adorned in a WitchCraft theme, helps support HCCC’s mission and offers an evening of artist-made decor and glassware, cocktails, bites, photo ops and tunes by Houston’s own DJ Sun. $175. 7pm to 10pm.
  • AleXa in Concert at Hobby Center – For the first time in the United States, the K-pop singer and winner of NBC’s inaugural American Song Contest, AleXa comes to Downtown for her debut Houston performance. $48 and up. 8pm.
  • Tauren Wells in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The 10-time Grammy Award nominee and platinum-selling artist comes to Sugar Land for a stop on his Joy in the Morning Tour. $25 and up. 8pm.
  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do are happening all weekend long. Scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Friday, October 28, 2022

  • Yappy Hour: Halloween Costume Paw-ty at Bagby Park | FREE – This special Halloween-edition of the pup-friendly Bagby Park series sees plenty of four-legged friends in costumes while you can also shop pet treats and games from local vendors on site. 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
  • Punch Party at Rienzi – Sip on a historic recipe for punch—a blend of spirits, citrus, sugar, and spices—while you listen to live music, enjoy light appetizers, and mingle at MFAH’s European Decorative Arts outpost in River Oaks. $55. 6pm to 9pm.
  • The Happening at The Orange Show – Held every Fourth Friday, this curated open mic and experimental performance art show takes over the campus of the always-eclectic Orange Show Monument. Donations are suggested. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Scream on the Green at Discovery Green | FREE – The Downtown parkspace returns with its annual Scream on the Green event, featuring a costume contest, DJ tunes, roaming characters and a screening of the animate film, Monster House. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Black Dinner at City Place – City Place’s three-day Dia de Los Muertos celebration kicks off with a four-course Black Dinner featuring a candlelight procession leading to the unveiling of a traditional altar, live music, and Catrina face painting. $150. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 2022 Howl-O-Ween Ball at Houston SPCA – The annual fundraiser that helps support Houston SPCA’s mission for helping animals in need puts a Halloween spin on the charity soirée, with an evening of elegant Halloween costumes, an auction, dinner and dancing, performers and more. $400 and up. 6:30pm to midnight.
  • Chris Stapleton in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The eight-time Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter is closing out his first solo outing, the All-American Road Show Tour, in Houston as he supports his second and third studio albums, From A Room: Volume 1 and Volume 2. $44 and up. 7pm.
  • Mother Mother in Concert at Bayou Music Center – The Canadian indie rock group swings through Downtown to perform songs from their latest, 2021’s Inside. $35 and up. 7pm.
  • Beetlejuice Movie Screening at Memorial Park | FREE – Catch the Tim Burton classic on the lawn at Memorial Park as part of their “Halloween Movies in the Park” series. 7pm.
  • Fall Beer Dinner at B-52 Brewing – Enjoy five delicious courses of fall favorites like Butternut Squash Soup, Peach Cobbler and more, paired with tasty craft offerings from the Conroe brewery’s indoor taproom. $65. 7pm.
  • Day of the Dead: Calavera con Calavera at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Back for its third year, this production follows the Burgos family on Día de Muertos, preparing to celebrate the tradition while exploring all its different elements and what it means to embrace death as a reminder that life is beautiful. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. 7:30pm.
  • Wisin y Yandel in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The world famous reggeaton duo is ready to step away from touring together after more than two decades doing it, and they’re gracing the Sugar Land stage with their La Ultima Misión World Tour. $39.95 and up. 8pm.
  • Girl on Ghoul: Fangdom at ReBar at ReBar Houston – Lesbians of Color Nation hosts this all-girls celebration and night of music, Halloween costumes and dancing, alongside palm readers, flame throwers and more. Ages 25+ (ages 21 to 24 should be accompanied by 25+). $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 9pm to 2am.
  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston are happening all weekend long. Scroll up to see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Things to Do from Saturday, October 29 to Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2022.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.