It's that time of year when young ghosts and goblins are trick-or-treating for sweets – and the grown-ups are planning their statement costume for a Halloween party this weekend. If you're looking for a PG-rated haunted house, we've got the place for you – it's at the National Museum of Funeral History. Don't worry – you'll get out alive and can then lighten the mood at a comedy club or at the Cistern, a well-kept Houston secret.
Wherever you plan on having fun this weekend, take METRO to your destination. You'll save money, time and gas – and have more to spend on that Halloween candy.
Event: Annual Halloween Haunted House at the National Museum of Funeral History. Looking for a scary experience but not too scary? Come to this family-friendly haunted house and rummage around Dreadford Falls after a nuclear power plant has melted. It's $5 for adults and $3 for kids 11 and younger. This is recommended for kids 12 and older; children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: National Museum of Funeral History, 411 Barren Springs Dr., Houston
Bus: 99 Ella – FM 1960 - exit at Ella Boulevard and Barren Springs Drive.
Event: The ComedySportz Show. Billed as the city's longest-running improv comedy show, this performance highlights teams of improv comedians who make up scenes and songs on the spot. It's comedy played as a sport, similar to "Whose Line is it Anyway?" on TV. This clean comedy is family-friendly. If you want an adults-only version, come on Fridays at 10:30 p.m.
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: CSZ Houston, 2201 Preston
Bus: 6 Jensen/Greens – exit at Franklin and Hamilton Streets, walk two blocks down Hamilton, then left at Preston.
Event: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference. You'll become part of the artwork when you visit this work created exclusively for the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Carlos Cruz-Diez, a renowned Franco-Venezuelan artist, was commissioned by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership to create a site-specific work. You'll see a dazzling projection of continuously moving chromatic modules on the walls and columns of the cistern.
When: Friday, 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Cistern at Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St.
Bus: 44 Acres Homes – exit at Memorial Drive and Houston Avenue
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