Saturday, October 29, 2022
- Fall Festival at Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market | No Cover – Held at the weekly Saturday farmers market, this super-sized Fall Festival adds seasonal activities to more than 100 local vendors, including live music, face painting, fall photo ops, crafts, demos and more. 8am to noon.
- Halloween Classic Car Show at National Museum of Funeral History – The annual Halloween-themed car show returns to the North Houston museum of all thing funerary. Bring your treat bag trunk-to-trunk and check out the spooky decor on a slate of classic and modern vehicles. $10 per person; $15 per couple or family. 10am to 3pm.
- Wonderland Market at Cinco Ranch High School | No Cover – Shop one-of-a-kind seasonal items when Wonderland Market returns to the 9th Grade Center at Cinco Ranch High School. Food trucks will also be on-site for you to refuel before you get back to browsing booth to booth. 10am to 5pm.
- TEDxHouston presents Countdown at Post Houston – This TEDx event in Downtown features talks on sustainability and solutions to the climate crisis that threatens our coastal communities. Plus, take in a live jury of an urban design competition and a number of cultural exhibitions. $80. 10:30am to 2:30pm.
- Witchy Brunch at Brennan’s of Houston – The fine dining Creole institution is getting spooky for a pre-Halloween Witchy Brunch. Guests are invited to wear something witchy and enjoy a three-course menu with favorites including Turtle Soup, Gumbo, Eggs Brennan’s, and more. $45, plus tax and gratuity. 11am to 2pm.
- Houston Family FunFest at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch | FREE – Enjoy an afternoon of fun for the whole family at this Katy celebration that features a kids costume contest, plus music, games, giveaways and more. 11am to 4pm.
- 9th Annual Magnolia Park Día de los Muertos Festival & Parade in Hidalgo Park | FREE – The First Barrio community of Magnolia Park, one of the oldest Latino neighborhoods in the city of Houston, hosts its 9th celebration for Día de Muertos, featuring a community parade to the Hidalgo Park altar, followed by a festival of food, kids activities, live music, cultural performances and artwork. 11am to 5pm.
- Día de los Muertos Celebration at the Esplanade at Navigation | FREE – The Navigation Blvd. Esplanade in Second Ward is the site for a cultural celebration of eternal love that features a day of traditional music and dance performances, a local arts and vendors market, ofrendas, foods, margaritas and more. 11am to 7pm.
- MusicFest 2022 at Willow Waterhole Greenway | FREE – In Southwest Houston, the 10th annual MusicFest offers a full day of live music from the worlds of R&B, blues, jazz, rock and Latin salsa; Halloween activities like trunk-or-treating, Halloween photo ops, and a costume parade; plus circus act performers, food and drink. 11am to 7pm.
- Sugar Land Dia De Los Muertos Celebration at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Embrace life as a family at this Sugar Land celebration that features delicious foods, cultural art exhibitions, children’s activities and performances by traditional Mariachi and ballet folklórico groups, Aztec dancers and more. Noon to 4pm.
- El Mercado at City Place | FREE – Browse and shop at a market in Spring featuring curated Mexican folk-art vendors and artisans offering an assortment of upscale accessories, art, jewelry, clothing, handcrafted ornaments and more, along with live entertainment and kid activities. Noon to 6pm.
- Haunted Halloween Horror Market Pop-Up at Wildcatter Saloon – The Katy restaurant and grill hosts an all-day pop-up that features horror celebrity meet-and-greets, Halloween costume contests, local vendors, live music and more. $15. Noon to 7pm.
- The Monster S.M.A.S.H. Beer Fest at SpindleTap Brewery – The North Houston brewery hosts a Halloween weekend competition where more than 20 local breweries will compete for your votes with concoctions that only utilize one type of malt and one strain of hops. Stick around all afternoon and enjoy food trucks and entertainment by DJ Muskratch. $25 and up. 1pm to 5pm.
- Jollof Festival Houston at Amahle Bar & Lounge – The Midtown hot spot honors the traditional West African dish with a sampling competition where you can taste jollof from participating countries like Nigeria and Ghana, then cast your vote for your favorite. Advance tickets start at $20 for admission; $35 for tasting and voting. 2pm to 7pm.
- Saturday Spooktacular at Feges BBQ | FREE – The Spring Branch outpost of Feges hosts a Saturday afternoon of family fun, with special Halloween frozen beverages, cookies, and a kids area with bounce house, pumpkin decorating, and Hocus Pocus screenings. 3pm to 6pm.
- I Love the Nickel Block Party in Fifth Ward | FREE – In honor of the Fifth Ward legend Elnora White and Louis White Grocery, head to the Fifth Ward community for a block party to celebrate its history as the oldest community in Houston. Expect food trucks, live performances, DJs, Halloween costumes, kids’ activities and more. 3pm to 7pm.
- Halloween Town at Constellation Field – The ballpark in Sugar Land hosts another year of Halloween Town, featuring candy, vendors, a costume contest, rides, and much more. $11 in advance; $15 day of the event. Ages 4 to 12 are $8 in advance; free for ages 3 and under. 3pm to 9pm.
- Hike, Bike & Fright Fest at M-K-T | FREE – M-K-T in the Heights celebrates Halloween with a free, family-friendly festival that takes over the entire center. The third annual event will include a Trick-or-Treat Trail, an outdoor Shop Local Market featuring more than 40 local vendors, live music and dance performances, special deals at M-K-T shops and restaurants, a pumpkin patch photo op, an outdoor screening of the 1996 teen horror fantasy movie The Craft (R) on the lawn, and more. 4pm to 9pm.
- ROCO presents A Musical Trick or Treat at the Heritage Society – This family-friendly evening begins with a welcome reception and then allows guests to trick-or-treat the historic homes in Downtown’s Sam Houston Park where ROCO musicians will also offer musical selections. Part–history tour, part–chamber concert, all fun. $45; $20 for ages 17 and under. 5pm.
- Calacas & Cocktails at City Place | FREE – Presented by the charming Mexican town of San Migeul de Allende, this evening party is highlighted by live music and entertainment, a margarita cash bar, and a second candlelight procession led by mojigangas to the ofrenda on site. Free; VIP tickets are $30. 6pm to 9pm.
- Elissa’s Seaport Social at Galveston Historic Seaport – Celebrate the 145th birthday of the 1877 Elissa in Galveston at a nautical-themed costume party with live music, food from Robinette and Company, and a custom-themed birthday cake from Jazz Bird Bakery. $75. 6pm to 9pm.
- 14th Annual Montrose Halloween Crawl at Poison Girl | No Cover – Kicking off at Poison Girl and La Grange, costumed crawlers can head through the Westheimer Curve’s biggest bars, including Pistolero, Boondocks, Catbirds and Present Company, in the 14th annual edition of the festive pub crawl. 7pm to 2am.
- Halloween Reading & Open Mic at Antidote Coffee | FREE – Hosted by Writespace at the Heights coffee shop, this event features local authors sharing their stories and a mini book fair, plus you have an opportunity to take the mic and read your own work. Costumes encouraged. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- Chromeo DJ Set & Halloween Party at Axelrad | FREE – The Halloween edition of the monthly Neon Garden series offers a fun night of video games, visual art installations, live music, and a special costume party. Plus, electrofunk duo Chromeo will spin a DJ set outdoors in the sprawling garden at Axelrad. 7pm to 2am.
- This Land is Your Land at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Houston Chamber Choir takes the Hermann Park stage for a night of music that shaped United States history, from pre-revolutionary calls for independence to spirituals, depression-era laments, songs of protest and more. 7:30pm.
- Houston Grand Opera presents La Traviata at Wortham Center – This enduring Verdi opera is the story of the courtesan Violetta and the aristocrat who loves her. Their passion ignites a series of events that spiral out of their control. $20 and up. 7:30pm.
- First Ladies of Disco Retro Music Box Tour at Hobby Center – This toe-tapping 90-minute tribute to some of the biggest chart-toppers over the past several decades features the original platinum- and gold-selling hitmakers performing live, including Martha Walsh of the Weather Girls and C&C Music Factory, Norma Jean Wright of American Disco, Funk and Chic, and soul legend Linda Clifford. $60. 8pm.
- Spirits & Skeletons 21+ Halloween Party at Houston Museum of Natural Science – HMNS will open up the entire museum, allowing for ghouls and goblins to enjoy a big Halloween bash with live music, DJs, food trucks, and drinks. $60. 8pm to 1am.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
- Sunday Funday Destinations Around Greater Houston – Not sure where to get your midday Sunday good vibes on? Find the best daytime destinations to wrap up your weekends—or keep them going in this case of this long Labor Day Weekend around the H-Town metro—in EaDo and the East End, Montrose’s Westheimer Curve, Midtown, Garden Oaks/Oak Forest, Arts District Houston, River Oaks District, The Woodlands, Clear Lake, the “Gayborhood” and other LGBTQ+ favorites, and more. Times vary.
- Fall Cornival at The Health Museum – The inaugural family-friendly Fall Cornival Festival takes over the Health Museum for an afternoon of festivities like live music, games, food trucks, art, educational fun and more. $15; $10 for ages 3 to 12. 10am to 5pm.
- The Rock and Roll Playhouse plays Grateful Dead for Kids at Last Concert Cafe – Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children ages ten and under games, movement, stories, and an opportunity to rock out. $15. 11am to 1pm.
- Día de los Muertos at Karbach Brewing Company | No Cover – The Spring Branch brewery hosts an all-day celebration for Day of the Dead, featuring limited glassware and beer specials, plus local vendors, food trucks, a live DJ and other activities. 11am to 6pm.
- Boo’s & Browse Halloween Market at Urban South HTX | No Cover – The Arts District brewery hosts a Halloween event with local vendors and artisans, pumpkin carvings, a costume contest, raffle prizes and more. 1pm to 6pm.
- Blue’s Clues & You Live at Smart Financial Centre – The hit television series comes to Sugar Land, featuring all the beloved characters from the series, including Blue, her friends Magenta, Rainbow Puppy, and many more, for this new, original musical adventure. $39.50 and up. 2pm.
- 10th Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat at CityCentre | FREE – Go on a spooky stroll through CityCentre in your costume for tricks and treats. Stores and restaurants throughout the district will have goodies for the the little trick-or-treaters and be marked with a festive balloon outside their door. Then, join DJ Dave in the plaza for haunting tunes, a witchy Halloween performance, and fun activities from Life Time Athletic. 2pm to 5pm.
- Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium – On Halloween Eve, the Texans will look to right the ship this season against their oldest rivals, the Titans. $69 and up. 3pm.
- Sounds to Live By: Outdoor Music at the Menil Collection | FREE – The annual Sounds To Live By listening event will feature music selections by Peter Lucas, visual artist and curator Benito Huerta, visual artist and jazz champion Tierney Malone, and DJ and music historian Flash Gordon Parks. 3pm to 6pm.
- Día de los Muertos at Discovery Green | FREE – The 5th annual festivities at the Downtown park space get rolling with a screening of Coco, followed by live performances and music, hands-on art activities, artist demo, vendors and more. Visitors are encouraged to bring images of departed loved ones for the community altar (note these items will not be returned). 3pm to 7pm.
- Texas Open at Houston Polo Club – Pony up for a good time with Sunday polo action at Houston Polo Club with a special halftime candy toss on the field, along with all the world-class competition you’ve come to expect. Costumes for kids and adults are encouraged. $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 4pm.
- Houston Masterworks Chorus presents Mass in Blue at MATCH – Catch a performance of this six-movement piece composed in 2003 that reflects the standard Latin Mass text while the music is based on traditional blues harmonies. $33. 4pm.
- The Book of Life Movie Screening at City Place | FREE – The three-day Dia de los Metros celebration wraps up with a screening of the 2014 animated movie, The Book of Life (PG), about a married pair of deities in the afterlife who’ve bet big on love triangle in a small Mexican town. 6pm.
- Late Night on the Lawn at Houston’s First Baptist Church | FREE – Houston’s First Baptist Church presents Late Night on the Lawn, a free acoustic concert with artists Jervis Campbell and his wife Nancy Daines, following the regular 5pm evening service. 6:15pm to 8pm.
- Comedian Daniel Simonsen at the Secret Group – The Norwegian comedian steps across the pond and lands in EaDo for a Halloween Eve performance. $15. 7pm.
- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Grand 1894 Opera House – The Galveston stage welcomes trumpeter Wynton Marsalis alongside 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. $35 and up. 7pm.
- Comedian Steve Hofstetter at Houston Improv – The West Houston stage welcomes the New York-based comic for a single set on the heels of his book release, Follow Your Dream (Unless Your Dream is Stupid). Limited tickets remain; $100 for 4, and up. 7:30pm.
- Haunted Rooftop: Big Boogie in Concert at Rise Rooftop – Head up to the vast rooftop space in Midtown for a night of costumed dancing and fun, cocktails, a cash prize costume contest, and Big Boogie taking the stage for a live concert. $20 and up. 9pm to 2am.
- Benny the Butcher in Concert at Warehouse Live – The East Coast rapper comes to EaDo for a night of tracks from his latest, Tana Talk 4. $25 and up. 10pm.
Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2022
- Zumba in Halloween Costumes at Evelyn’s Park | FREE – Don your finest Halloween costume for a special spooky edition of the Zumba class held in Bellaire’s Evelyn’s Park. 9am to 10am.
- YESYoga: Mindful Mondays at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Spend your Monday morning stretching into the week with YESYoga’s free series at Sugar Land Town Square. 10am to 11am.
- Trick-or-Treating at Department of Wonder – The brand new Department of Wonder at Sugar Land Town Square hosts a special afternoon of trick-or-treating in one of the most unique, fantastical settings in Greater Houston. $20. Advance reservations are required. 3pm to 6pm.
- Trick-or-Treat at 1838 Menard House in Galveston | FREE – The oldest residence in Galveston opens its gates for trick-or-treaters to swing by for pre-packaged treats on the porch. 5pm to 6:30pm.
- Boo Bash at Humble Civic Center | FREE – This third annual event features live performances by local dance and drill teams, face painting, inflatables, a costume contest and plenty of candy. 5pm to 9pm.
- Haunted House of Burlesque at Henke & Pillot – In Downtown, a slate of burlesque performers that include Vera Valentina, Poppy Tart, Nikki Knockout and Lady Annabelle will offer a special Halloween night performance infused with special effects that will tickle your senses. $35 and up. Showtimes at 5:30pm, 8pm and 10:30pm.
- Trick or Treat Trail at Independence Park | FREE – Families can take to this 18th annual event in Pearland, where local businesses and organizations will line the “trail” to pass out candy and other goodies. 5:30pm to 8pm.
- Acres Homes Annual Trunk R Treat at Acres Homes Multi-Service Center | FREE – Bring the kiddos in costume to see spooky decorated trunks for the Acres Homes drive-thru event. 6pm to 8pm.
- Golden Dawn Arkestra in Concert at Last Concert Cafe – Take in the Texas band, with support from Howard and the Nosebleeds, and Ak’chamel at the longtime north Downtown haunt. $24 and up. 7pm.
- Halloween at Numbers Nightclub – The annual tradition continues with Halloween night dancing and surprises, plus more than $1,000 in cash and prizes for the costume contest, and more. $7 until 9pm; cover charge after. 8pm.
- Common Ground: Halloween Bash & Fall Market at Social Beer Garden | No Cover – Common Ground presents its fall market along with some Halloween fun like a cash prize costume contest, classic open decks, special guests, and more at Social Beer Garden. 8pm.
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