Houston Weekend Planner: Go Pig, Costume Parties and the Derby
Cook & Collins Terrace Bar
Friday from 5 to 7 PM, celebrate the new Terrace Bar at Midtown's Cook & Collins with free give-aways and special happy hour prices on signature craft Titanium tequila cocktails (2416 Brazos St.; 832-701-1973).
Halfway to Halloween at The Dirt Bar
Dance, drink and and be scary. Dust off your best costume and head to The Dirt Bar Saturday from 6 PM to 2 AM for this spooktacular event. Enjoy deals on drinks plus rockin' beats by several guest DJs. The event benefits Houston Children's Charity, Houston Humane Society and Dove Key Ranch Wildlife Rehab (1209 Caroline St.; 713-651-3988).
Jockeys and Juleps at Brooklyn Athletic Club
Join host Brooklyn Athletic Club for a Kentucky Derby viewing party Saturday from 3 to 6 PM. Don your Derby duds and sip on juleps all while supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tickets start at $25 (601 Richmond Ave.; 713-527-4440).
Crawfish and Live Music at Tony Mandola's
Jumping in to the crawfish season spirit, Tony Mandola’s is hosting a crawfish boil Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM and Sunday from 11 AM to 8 PM. Listen to live music and get your crawfish fix for $8.99 per pound. Call for reservations (1212 Waugh Dr.; 713-528-3474).
Go Pig! Or Go Home! at Kata Robata
The third annual Suckling Pig Throwdown is from 5 to 9 PM Sunday. Your $95 ticket includes samples of food by participating chefs and restaurants, small bites by Kata Robata, beer by 8th Wonder Brewery, wine by Duchman Family Winery and signature cocktails featuring byejoe spirits (3600 Kirby Dr.; 713-526-8858).