For those of you who celebrate Halloween, you’ll have a lot of choices of what you and your kiddos decide to do this weekend leading up to the holiday, which falls on Tuesday. Here’s a few events to check out:
At 8 p.m. today, The Grand 1894 Opera House will present “Nosferatu,” a 1922 silent, horror film classic accompanied live by organist Rob Landes. For tickets, visit www.thegrand.com or call 800-821-1894.
Next up will be the seventh annual Mini Monster Bash from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Saengerfest Park, 23rd and Strand streets, in Galveston. The free event for families will include games and prizes, trick-or-treating at participating businesses, face painting and a costume contest for ages 0-11. For information, call 409-762-3203.
On the mainland, the Dickinson Bayou Ranch will offer a free fall festival from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at 12900 Second St. in Dickinson. The festival will include hay rides, trailer treating, a pumpkin drawing contest, family broomstick barrel racing, horse costume contest, a children/adult costume contest and more. For information, call Greg Whitton at 713-578-0099.
On Sunday, Moody Gardens will host its annual Ghostly Gardens Halloween event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. The celebration will include free trick-or-treating, creepy crafts, face painting, and a children’s costume contest for ages 12 and younger (at 3 p.m. in the Garden Lobby of the Visitor’s Center).
All guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume the day of the event. Families with at least one member in a Halloween costume will receive a special discount to the Rainforest Pyramid, SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, Discovery Museum, MG 3D Theater, 4D Theater and Colonel Paddlewheel, paying just $5 per attraction per person. For more information, call 800-582-4673 or visit www.moodygardens.org.
THE MANHATTAN DOLLS
The Manhattan Dolls are back in town and will be performing songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and more at 7 p.m. today at Esteban’s Fiesta Shack, 402 W. Main St., in League City.
Tickets are $30 for Butler Longhorn Museum members, and $35 for all others.
For tickets and information, call 281-332-1393. Space is limited.
SQUARE DANCING AT
The Houston Square and Round Dance Committee will have its 69th annual Houston Hoedown Dance from 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, 1 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.
So, if you feel like doing the “Do-Si-Do” and “Ferris Wheel” make sure you pull out those dancing shoes and mosey on down to some good old fashioned music and get ready to have a great time!
And the best part about this event — it’s free! For information, call Linda Edwards at 713-202-8800.
‘SLEUTH’ DEBUTS TONIGHT
The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will present “Sleuth,” directed by Amber Fabian at 8 p.m. today at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.
Written by playwright Andrew Shaffer, who won a Tony Award for the production, “Sleuth” will be using an ultimate cat-and-mouse game to keep you guessing whodunnit!
The play can be seen at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 19. Tickets start at $12 with discounts available for military, seniors and groups of 10 or more.
For more information, call 281-337-7469 or visit www.harbourtheater.com.
‘LESLIE STORY’ AT
Stringfellow Orchards will present “Leslie’s Story” at 6 p.m. Saturday at 7902 state Highway 6 in Hitchcock.
“Leslie’s Story” occurred in the picturesque orchards and historic home that makes Stringfellow Orchards one of Texas’ hidden treasures. The 20-minute documentary talks about the Stringfellow family’s experience with spiritualism in an attempt to make contact with Leslie Stringfellow after his death in 1886.
Admission is $15 per person and a group discount for 20 or more people is $250.
For information, contact Samuel Collins III, firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-256-3822.
‘CLOSER TO COUNTRY’
George Douglas Lee will debut his 11th fully produced CD “Closer to Country” featuring 12 original songs at a release party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at 2215 Postoffice St. in Galveston.
On this album, Lee, lead singer in a rock n’ roll power trio, returns to his childhood country music roots. So, if you enjoy great melodies and toe tapping rhythms, then make sure you are in the building!
For more information, call 409-370-7350.
‘PETER PAN AND WENDY’
The Clear Falls High School Theatre Dept. will present “Peter Pan and Wendy” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 4, Nov. 9 and Nov. 10; and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in the school’s auditorium, 4380 Village Way, in League City.
The production, an adaptation by Doug Rand of J.M. Barrie’s original novel, will take you on a fast-paced flying adventure to Neverland!
Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students.
For information, contact Dianna Moore, director and thespian sponsor, at email@example.com or 281-284-1245.