Boo!chata beckons on Halloween night

Halloween may be the scariest night of the year, but the only thing you need to fear is missing out on a fabulous time if you don’t join us at Boo!chata in Midtown Houston.

This celebration of music, dance, and colorful costumes will haunt Bagby Park, 415 Gray Street (between Bagby St. and Brazos St. just south of Interstate 45)  from 7pm to 9pm on Monday, October 31st. Best of all, it’s free!

Halloween costumes are optional, but in honor of Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday to honor departed loved ones, there will be prizes for the best sugar skull costumes. Paint your face in the tradition of a colorful calavera and enter for a chance to win.

Whatever costume you choose, be sure to include your dancing shoes. Rodrigo Andres, will get the party rolling with bachata, merengue, and funk guaranteed to make you want to move, as well as lively bachata music from the Caribbean.

If all this activity works up your appetite, you don’t have to rely on your trick-or-treat stash for sustenance. The menu at Rico’s Morning + Noon + Night, the park’s food kiosk, includes burgers, hot dogs, fries, breakfast tacos, custards, milkshakes, craft beer, wine, mimosas and frozen sake. And many of Houston’s other finest restaurants and bars are easily within walking distance.

The park is five blocks west of Houston’s MetroRail Red line. You’ll also find convenient metered parking along Bagby, Gray, and Pierce Streets, and there are parking garages at 1910 Bagby St., 302 Gray St. and the new underground parking facility, directly below Midtown Park at 2811 Travis St.

This is one party you won’t want to miss, so come on out for a really special Halloween treat.