Haunting the ‘hood

By | October 26, 2012

Going door to door after a certain age probably isn’t the best idea. But a frightful time in Montrose can be had this All Hallow’s Eve … the good kind. We’ve rounded up your To Do list for haunting the ‘hood with friends this Halloween!






MFA Mixed Media:
8PM – Midnight
Tickets $7-$14

MFAH Mixed Media Designed by IKEA transforms the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, into a multi-sensory experience. This late-night party features high-energy live music and DJs with cocktails and dancing, in an event space designed by IKEA Houston. Wear your angel wings, tutus, spurs, and extra padding. In celebration of Halloween, each of the first 100 guests in the door receives a complimentary wig from RockStar Wigs. Wear your new headdress throughout the party and for Smilebooth photos that you can share instantly via six social networks. Dress: Halloween Chic or COSTUME

Use #mixedmedia to follow the action on Twitter.

HMNS Mixer
8PM – Midnight
Tickets $25, Members $15

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is hosting Spirits & Skeletons. Be boss on the dance floor, let your inner zombie be exposed with a caricature artist. Only the brave will dare to try some creepy crawly concoctions, courtesy of their Bug Chef! Complete with a master magician, tons of food trucks and music by Molly & The Ringwalds! HALLOWEEN COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!




Montrose Crawl
6PM – 1AM

Because in Montrose we can’t just have a pub crawl ..the Mac Daddy of pub crawls dresses up this Saturday.  No covers and no tickets, plus drink specials all night long! First get your costume on, then get your drink on as the Crawl hits 11 restaurants and bars between Dunlavy & Montrose on Westheimer, including Brasil, Poison Girl, Boondocks, Anvil, Etro Lounge, Catbirds, Royal Oak, Slick Willie’s, El Real Tex-Mex, Mo Mong, and The Hay Merchant. Prizes will be awarded for the best outfits at each stop, so get into the spirit before you get into the spirits. A portion of drink sales during the Crawl will be donated to the Houston Area Women’s Center, one of Montrose’s most important aid organizations. Sponsored by US at Montrose Management District and the Houston Press!

Also? El Real has already issued a challenge on twitter to  top last year’s festivities. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!


Jackson’s ReBirth and Voodoo Halloween
Beginning at 11am but the Voodoo goes down at 7pm

From CultureMap “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.”




Gratifi Kitchen + Bar [formerly Ziggy’s Grill] 2nd Annual HOWLoween Dog Costume Contest
5PM – 8pm

All proceeds benefit Pet Patrol and Barrio Dogs, two not for profit organizations in Houston which depend entirely on contributions and volunteers to rescue animals in crisis. Prizes for best costumes! Best owner look alike! Best dog in drag! From their twitter “Coming on Sunday for the dog costume contest? We’d love donations of dry dog food, collars, leashes for Pet Patrol and @barriodogs! Woof!” And it looks like they’re updating almost daily with great donations to the silent auction



WHY STOP? Keep the deadly celebrations going with Dia de Los Muertos parties:

Lawndale Art Center kicked off it’s celebrations with their 25th Annual Día de los Muertos Gala & Retablo Silent Auction last night but the fun continues with a Musical Ofrenda, Family Day Fiesta and, of course, stop by the gallery through November 10 to see the Retablos and Student Exhibition!

Friday, Nov 2nd at 7PM

Celebrate Day of the Dead with Cuchara as they unveil their new menu items! They encourage guests to come dressed in your favorite “Mexican themed” costume and be ready to have fun. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and some of  prizes are drinkable. RSVP to them with the names of your guests for a very special surprise.


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board workshop meeting scheduled for April 3
has been postponed indefinitely.