Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from a séance the Menard House in Galveston to Roky Erickson in Austin. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[October 27–November 1]
See Dead People
Galveston is prime haunting territory. From the Karankawa Indians to the Spanish and French explorers and the imported slaves, you have fertile environs for long-buried but still wayward souls. You can try to communicate with the dead at the “ Victorian Séance at Menard House,” the homage to the séances routinely held there in the mid-1800s by John Sidney Thrasher, the husband of Rebecca Mary Bass Menard, who was the widow of Michel Menard, the founder of Galveston. “Victorians were obsessed with what was waiting for them on the other side,” said Jami Durham of the Galveston Historical Foundation. “Tarot cards were a