Ed. Note: You can find separate coverage of this weekend's Halloween bar crawls—including the ever-popular Montrose Crawl—here.
Oct. 26 | Smart Financial Centre
No, you're not mistaken—Roy Orbison has been dead for 40 years, not that that's stopped his estate from resurrecting the "Oh, Pretty Woman" singer for a 28-installment holographic tour. How does it work? Military-grade lasers reconstitute his likeness at each venue before he runs through his greatest hits to sold-out crowds. The Halloween timing is coincidental, of course, but you can't deny it's all a little spooky.
Tickets from $19.50. Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278. More info and tickets at smartfinancialcentre.net.
Oct. 27 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company
A Houston tradition ever since Joy Boone cribbed the idea from a St. Louis counterpart in 1973, this 1,000-rider midnight bike tour winds through your choice of a 10- or 20-mile route. Proceeds benefit BikeHouston's efforts for safer streets; don't miss the pre-party at Saint Arnold before wheels start rolling.
Tickets from $30. Starts at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave. More info and tickets at eventbrite.com.
Oct. 28–30 | Various Locations
Catch the acclaimed 2001 Hayao Miyazaki animated fantasy back in theaters for a limited engagement. A brief summary: A 10-year-old girl and her family take a wrong turn into an abandoned amusement park in which she gets lost in the spirit world and her parents are transformed into pigs. Captivating hijinks ensue.
Tickets $13.53. Various locations. More info and tickets at fathomevents.com.
Oct. 28 | Avant Garden
You know DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown even if you don't think you do—it's Eryka Badu's nom de deejay. The Dallas-born neo soul star will headline the third installment of this Montrose art/music/food street festival. Costumes welcome.
Tickets from $35. Avant Garden, 411 Westheimer Rd. More info and tickets at eventrbite.com.
Oct. 28 | Connally Plaza
You might have heard of No-Tsu-Oh, Houston's short-lived Mardi Gras rival whose week of backwards-themed revelry was known as the "biggest festival ever known in Texas" a century ago. This weekend won't quite reach those proportions, but this afternoon event features a pet costume contest, Karbach refreshments, and adoptable pooches. The sponsor, The Heritage Society, hopes to expand the celebration going forward.
Free. Connally Plaza, 1100 Bagby St. More info at heritagesociety.org.