Saturday, October 27, 2012
Jones Plaza (Downtown Houston)
Sure, you may have run dozens of 5k's, half-marathons and mud races, but I'm guessing you've never done crossed a finish line dressed in full zombie garb. If you haven't, it's definitely something worth trying at least once. The Zombie Walk will begin at Jones Hall at 5 p.m. and includes photo ops and live performances, continues with the actual 1-mile walk at 6:30, and ends back at Jones Plaza with a free concert and '80's dance party. Be sure to tag along for the after party at the Orbit Room (immediately following the 10 p.m. clearing out of Jones Plaza). A $15 donation is required and proceeds will go to either The Houston Children's Charity, The Houston Humane Society or the Dove Key Ranch Wildlife Rehab.
2. The Bash: A Halloween Happening
October 27, 2012
Help benefit the Cerebral Palsy Fund of Easter Seals when you attend The Bash. Live music from SKYROCKET and The Smithereens, an open bar, food and a costume contest can all be expected at this downtown event. The menu includes Korean style tacos, gourmet grilled cheese, shrimp corndogs, cupcakes, a cotton candy station and more. Purchase a ticket in advance for $150 per person, pay $200 per person if purchased at the door. Valet and open bar are complimentary with all ticket purchases. Event is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
3. Something Wicked Halloween Music Festival
October 27, 2012
Sam Houston Race Park
This Electronic/Dubstep music festival is expected to draw hundreds with a lineup including Nero, Zomboy, Jack Beats, Modestep and many more. Experience the music accompanied by stunning visual special effects. And be sure to wear your most ghoulish garb. General admission tickets are $55 and VIP tickets are $90. VIP admission includes rapid entry, private restrooms, VIP pit access, VIP bartenders and commemorative laminates. VIP cabanas and tables are available for an additional fee as well. Festival hours are 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The Montrose Management District and the Houston Press present the 6th Annual Montrose Crawl this Halloween weekend. Traverse the strip of bars, clubs and restaurants between Dunlavy and Montrose donning your most clever halloween get-up. The evening will kick off with a dinner at Cafe Brasil. From there, the group will hit Poison Girl, Anvil, Boondocks, Catbirds and any other watering hole along the path to Montrose and Westheimer.
No tickets or cover necessary for this event and crawlers can take advantage of drink specials throughout the night. Each stop on the tour is another chance to win a costume contest so be sure to gussy up.
The IKEA-designed space within the walls of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston will house this live music and DJ event. Light shows, cocktails and dancing are just a few exciting details to expect this Friday night. This is not a costume party (costumes and masks are NOT allowed), but guests are encouraged to dress in their hippest black and orange attire. Be one of the first 100 to enter and receive a free wig RockStar Wig. Must be 18 or older to participate. Tickets for MFAH members are $10, non-members will pay $12.