Spooked about what to do for the holiday? You have nothing to fear.
Let Fido strut his stuff at Spook Your Pooch (October 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at W Dallas, 2440 Victory Park Lane; 214-397-4100 or email@example.com), a happy hour including sips, bites, and adoptions from Paws in the City. Then head to the Howl-o-ween Dog Parade (October 29, 6:45 p.m., at I Fratelli Pizza, 2815 Allen Street, suite 124, Uptown; 214-720-0070) for cool prizes like free pizza for a year.
Ring in the actual day at Hotel ZaZa (October 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., at 2332 Leonard Street; 214-468-8399) with a live DJ, red blood shots, and his-and-hers costume contest. Just don’t forgo the getup: Party poopers pay $30 admission, while dressed-up attendees pay only $20.
Want a bit more treat for your trickery? Hit Nylo-ween (October 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., at Nylo Plano at Legacy, 8201 Preston Road; 972-624-6990), a Moulin Rouge-themed soiree with DJ and freebies where the best costume wins two plane tickets to Paris. Or take your spooky threads to the Belmont Hotel (October 31, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., at 901 Fort Worth Avenue; 214-393-2300) to score a free night’s stay at the hip Oak Cliff hideaway.
You’ll have no trouble scaring up a good time.