Weekend events to freak out about
“The Cabin in the Woods” Halloween Party
6 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday, Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
What better way to celebrate the scariest time of the year with the showing of a genius horror/comedy, costume contest and a lot of candies to munch on? Must be ages 18 and above to attend. Buy tickets here.
11 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday, Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA)
See, taste and enjoy the Day of the Dead at this colorful, spectacular two-day event. There will be all sort of performances and artistic displays that will delight all ages.
Annual Halloween Haunted House
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., now until Nov. 2, National Museum of Funeral History
Enter this family-friendly house of horrors and learn more about a serious subject this weekend. This year is the fifth time the museum has done this event. Attendees should be 12 years old and above. $5 for adults; $3 for kids 11 year old and under.
Houston’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2016
Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Miller Outdoor Theatre
Connect — the way humans are designed to. Spend one minute to look into another stranger’s eyes in this simple-but-meaningful experiment this weekend. Bring a blanket and either two cushions or two folding chairs.
The Pretty Reckless
7 p.m., Sunday, House of Blues
The band behind “Just Tonight,” “Make Me Wanna Die” and “Miss Nothing” is coming to House of Blues. Get tickets here and show them that Houstonians do know how to rock. All ages can attend.