Here are 5 frightful ways to celebrate Halloween this weekend

Monster Mash Run Karbach's Monster Mash Run will take place on Saturday.[/caption]

As Halloween quickly approaches, here are five things to do in Houston if you’re looking for a spooky, festive weekend:

Oct. 28: Halloween at Hotel ZaZa
The annual Halloween party will take place at Hotel ZaZa, complete with a live DJ, menu of specialty drinks and specialty appetizers. Room packages are also available that include overnight accommodations, two tickets to the ZaZa event and Halloween turndown. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $75. 888-880-3244. www.hotelzaza.com

Oct. 29: Monster Mash Run
Runners and Halloween enthusiasts alike can dress in their favorite costume to run the Monster Mash Run 5k or 10k at Karbach Brewing Co. All participants will receive a t-shirt and Karbach pint glass. Those who are 21 and older will receive two beer tickets. Child runners will receive a t-shirt and a trick-or-treat bucket at the halfway point. The best costumes will be awarded prizes after the race. 7:30 a.m. Kids K registration, $15. 5k registration, $32.40, 10k registration, $45. Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach Street, Houston. 713-680-2739. www.facebook.com/MonsterMashRunHouston/

Oct. 29: Fort Bend Symphony presents Hauntcert
The Fort Bend Symphony will perform a slew of scary songs in their Hauncert concert at the Sugar Land Town Square. The event will kick off with a Trunk or Treat event and will include a costume parade during intermission. 1:15 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. www.fbso.org  

Oct. 29-30: Something Wicked Festival
Sam Houston Race Park hosts Texas’ largest Halloween electronic music festival. Performances include Diplo, Hardwell and Excision along with 50 others on three different stages. Costumes are encouraged. 2 p.m.- midnight. Tickets start at $129. Sam Houston Race Park, 100 Bagby Street, Houston. www.somethingwicked.com

Oct. 29-30: Dia de los Muertos Festival
Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts presents a festival celebrating the traditional Latin American Holiday honoring the lives of families and friends who have died. The festival will feature a variety of activities including performances by the Suchu Dance company and Prema Bhat, a children’s area with custom face painting, Texan and Latin American cuisine and a community health fair hosted by Community Health Choice, Inc. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free. MECA’s Dow School, 1900 Kane Street, Houston. www.meca-houston.org


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