Oct. 28-31

Take a picture with a fall backdrop

Market Street in The Woodlands has set up a pumpkin photo backdrop for the weekend of Oct. 28-31, and an event with face painting, a balloon artist and cotton candy will be held from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29 in the market's Central Park. Throughout the weekend, the community is invited to take family photos in front of the fall backdrop. 2-4 p.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. www.shopatmarketstreet.com

Oct. 29

Solve a murder mystery

Celebrity Mystery Theater attendees will be served a prix fixe dinner prepared by Executive Chef Nelson Padron. Celebrity impersonators will appear as celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Robin Williams. 7 p.m. $115 (per ticket). Glade Arts Foundation, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 832-557-8781. www.gladeartsfoundation.org

Oct. 29

Try a Taste of the Village

Indian Springs Village Association will hold its 17th annual Taste of the Village at the village center. All proceeds from the event go to the ISVA College Scholarship Fund for Indian Springs Residents and local schools to support students. Attendees can try samples from different food vendors. Other activities available at the event include performances, entertainers, bounce houses and raffle prizes. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Indian Springs Village Center, 10777 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands. www.indianspringstx.com

Oct. 29

Run a 5K

The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Glow and Go 5K. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best glow-in-the-dark costumes. The race is recommended for age 10 and older. The course will incorporate the entire length of the Waterway and is chip-timed. Race day registration is not available. 7 p.m. $35. The Woodlands Waterway, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Oct. 29

Bring children to a Monster Mash

The Woodlands Children’s Museum holds an annual SpookTacular Halloween Monster Mash Party featuring child-friendly games and activities. Children are welcome to wear costumes. The event includes live music with Mr. Will, art projects, science monster slime and face painting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

Oct. 29

Enter a Halloween costume contest

A Halloween glow party with a “Villains and Vixens” theme on the Waterway includes a costume contest at 10 p.m. The event begins at 8 p.m., and there is no cover charge. 8 p.m. Free. Como Social Club, 2 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 832-839-5435. https://comosocialclub.com/happenings

Oct. 30

Bring the family dog to a Howl-o-ween brunch

Back Table Kitchen and Bar hosts a dog-friendly Howl-o-ween brunch for costumed pets and people. Participants pay separately for brunch or other services at the restaurant. 11:30 a.m. Meal costs vary. Back Table Kitchen and Bar, 2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-6400. www.backtabletx.com/happenings

Oct. 30

Trick or Treat with The Woodlands Township

The Rob Fleming Park Recreation Center will be open for trick-or-treating at its Monster Mash Trick-or-Treat Stop. In addition to trick-or-treating, activities include inflatables, games, crafts and costume contests. 2-5 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park Recreation Center, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov