Halloween parties and cultural festivals: 12 events in Houston this weekend, Oct. 27-29

There's lots to do in Houston this Halloween.

There's lots to do in Houston this Halloween.

Between Astros viewing parties, Halloween events and the Houston Egyptian festival, there's plenty for Houstonians to do this weekend.


Oct. 27: The Conroe Aquatic Center offers pumpkin bobbing for children ages 4-12
Guests can jump in the pool, grab their pumpkin and decorate it at the on-site decorating station. 6-8 p.m. $10. Conroe Aquatic Center, 1205 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe. 936-522-3930. www.cityofconroe.org






Oct. 27: Watch the Astros on the big screen in The Square
The Square’s 24-foot HDTV will be showing every World Series game as the Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Guests can enjoy games, free popcorn and eat on the patio of nearby restaurants like Maggiano’s or The Cheesecake Factory. 7-10 p.m. Free. Memorial City Mall, 303 Memorial City, Houston. 713-464-8640. www.memorialcity.com





Oct. 27-28: Something Wicked Festival combines scares and music
House, techno and trance artists like Marshmello, Above and Beyond and Zed’s Dead will headline the music festival where attendees are encouraged to dress up throughout the weekend. $104 (single day), $169 (both days). Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W., Houston. www.somethingwicked.com





Oct. 28: Halloween at The King's Head Pub
Karaoke, a DJ, drink specials and costume contests for prizes like a $100 bar tab will be available as The King’s Head Pub celebrates Halloween early. Rooms and tables can be reserved for free. 7 p.m. Free. The King’s Head Pub, 1809 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 832-379-1000.
www.thekingsheadpubhouston.com





Oct. 28: Houston Egyptian Festival #EgyptFest
The nonprofit event offers a look into authentic Egyptian culture with food, camel rides, belly dancers and craft beer from 8th Wonder Brewery. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $10. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston. www.egyptfesthouston.com





Oct. 28-29: Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the MECA
Celebrating the Mexican holiday honoring dead family members, the public festival will include a community exhibition, performances and artisan Latin American food. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. MECA Houston, 1900 Kane St., Houston. 713-802-9370. www.meca-houston.org





Oct. 28: Houston Museum of Natural science gets spooky
The Spirits and Skeletons Halloween party will open the entire museum for 21 and older attendees, featuring live music, food trucks and drinks. Partygoers are encouraged to dress up. 8 p.m.-midnight. $25 (members), $40 (groups), $50 (non-members). Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-639-4629. www.hmns.org





Oct. 28: Masquerade ball promises mystery and whimsy
“Till Death Do Us Part” invites Houston residents to bring their best costumes and masks to the haunted wedding themed masquerade ball. Costume contests, music, hors d’oeuvers and door prizes will be available through the night. Rockefellers Houston, 3620 Washington Ave., Houston. 713-862-4070. www.rockerfellershouston.com





Oct. 29: ‘Ghost of Frankenstein’ screening at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
The theater hosts a special screening of the 1942 classic horror film directed by Eric C. Kenton in which Dr. Frankenstein decides to replace a monster’s brain with a normal one. 12:30 p.m. $9.74. Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park, 531 S. Mason Road, Katy. 281-492-6900. www.drafthouse.com/theater/mason-park





Oct. 29: Ghostly Gardens at Moody Gardens
Trick-or-treating, crafts, face painting and a costume contest for children with prizes are all included in this family-friendly event. Families with a member in costume receive a special discount at $5 per attraction per person. 2-4 p.m. Free. Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston. 1-800-582-4673. www.moodygardens.com





Oct. 29: Boo Bash at Traders Village
The 17th annual event features live music, trick-or-treating, a maze, magic show, face painting and Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department trucks on display. 1-4 p.m. Free. Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com/houston





Oct. 30: Tee off at Halloween on the Green
The Greater Houston Builder’s Association hosts its seventh annual Montgomery County division golf tournament. Participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes for the event. Sponsorship opportunities are available. $500 (four-person team), $150 (members). 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Walden Golf Club, 13101 Walden Road, Montgomery. 281-664-1428. www.ghba.org