Bridgeland's Howl-O-Ween and 7 other events happening this weekend in Cy-Fair, Oct. 20-22

Get in the fall spirit at Magnolai's First Baptist Church's fall festival Oct. 27. Costumes encouraged.

Get in the fall spirit at Magnolai's First Baptist Church's fall festival Oct. 27. Costumes encouraged.

Fall festivals and several other events kick off in Cy-Fair this weekend.

Oct. 20-21: "Wait Until Dark" opens at Playhouse 1960
Playhouse 1960 presents "Wait Until Dark," a play by Frederick Knott, first performed on Broadway in 1966. 8 p.m. $15 (seniors, students, military families), $18 (adults). Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8234.

Oct. 20-22: Stageworks Theatre presents "The Woman in Black"
“The Woman in Black,” a horror play about a spirit taking revenge for the death of her son, continues production at Stageworks Theatre. 7:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 3 p.m. (Sunday). $19 (students), $25 (seniors), $28 (adults). Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100.

Oct. 21: American Heart Association walks for heart disease, stroke

The Northwest Harris County Heart Walk aims to raise $250,000 for the American Heart Association. 8-11 a.m. Free, donations encouraged. Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 Hwy. 249, Houston.

Oct. 21: Fairfield Baptist Church hosts fall festival
Carnival style games, pastors in dunking booths and bubble soccer are just a few of the activities at the church’s inaugural fall festival. Attendees can also eat homemade barbecue and participate in a silent auction. 10 a.m-2 p.m. Free. Fairfield Baptist Church, 27240 Hwy. 290, Cypress. 281-37-5446.

Oct. 21: South Texas Fall Festival offers free potluck-style lunch
The fourth annual fall festival features music, hayrides, face painting, bounce houses, family activities, games and free food. The event is a potluck, so attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert or side dish. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Sigmund Ranch, 19518 Lutheran Cemetery Road, Cypress. 281-703-9734.

Oct. 21: Bridgeland hosts ninth annual Howl-O-Ween
The Super Collies, an act from “America’s Got Talent,” headline this year’s event along with other acts such as Dynamo Dogs, Houston Disc Dogs and The Amazing Blake. Food trucks, vendors with pet products, pet adoptions, a pet fashion show and children’s activities will also be on-site. Proceeds benefit local pet rescue groups. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Oak Meadow Park, House & Hahl Road, Cypress. 281-304-5588.

Oct. 21: Christ United Church of Cypress hosts trunk or treat
Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating out of decorated trunks at this event featuring food trucks, face painting and a trunk decoration contest. 4-9 p.m. Free. Christ United Church of Cypress, 14207 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-373-0395.

Oct. 22: Hope Rising Church welcomes prospective members
The Hope Rising Church Fall Interest Fest will feature a popcorn bar, pumpkin painting and the chance to learn about the vision of Hope Rising Church, which opens January 2018. 5-6 p.m. Free. Bradford Creek Clubhouse, 16011 Fairfield Green Circle, Cypress.


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