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The Paper Heart 750 Grand Avenue Hardcore Halloween Showdown with music from Blues for Martyrs, We Fly Our Kites At Night, and L.A.'s Ariel Pink and Dear Rosemary. DJ Soth spins experimental drum bass between sets. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $6. Call 602-262-2020.
PHiX 1113 Grand Avenue All-ages costume party and music showcase with Azul, and Benz Sinister and others, as well as silly entertainment. 7 p.m. $5. Call 602-252-7449.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort 7677 North 16th Street Pumpkins at the Peak event benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank, with Jack-o-Lantern contests, monster menageries, trick or treat stations, arts and crafts booths and refreshments. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $5 or a donation of two canned goods. Call 602-870-1977.
reZurrection gallery 601 West University, Tempe Halloween costume party in conjunction with Final Friday festivities in downtown Tempe. Free refreshments. 7 p.m. Free. Call 480-377-9080.
Rockin R Ranch 6136 East Baseline Road, Mesa Western dinner and show, wagon rides and live entertainment by the Rockin R Wranglers. Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October, 30, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. $25. Call 480-832-1539
Wet Paint Art Supply & Gallery 203 East Seventh Street, Tempe Halloween Holiday Show in conjunction with Final Friday festivities in downtown Tempe, featuring displays of Halloween-themed art in the B-Side Gallery and live music performance. 7 p.m. Free. Call for more information. Call 480-967-2002.
Bars and Clubs Friday, October 29:
ACME Roadhouse 855 South Rural Road, Tempe Moulin Rouge party hosted by Sanjna and Jenny, with prizes for sexiest costume and best dressed, and $3 drink specials all night long. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-517-1818.
Anna's Southwest Grill at Arizona Golf Resort 425 South Power Road, Mesa Halloween dinner party, costume contest with prizes for Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Individual. $12.95 dinner includes appetizer, entre, and all food. Drink specials all night long and live music from Bill Fuschillo from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Runs both Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October 30, Call 480-832-3202.
Apollo's 5749 North Seventh Street The "Best Least Dressed" costume contest for prizes is the highlight of the night, plus "Gay Scaryoke," drink specials and prize giveaways all night long. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 602-277-9373.
Aunt Chilada's Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak 7330 North Dreamy Draw Chill out at Aunt Chilada's costume party with entertainment by Wild Angels from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., prizes and drink specials. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free. Call 602-331-1700.
Baja Tilly's Cantina 1123 West Broadway Road, Tempe Whoop it up with costume contest for cash prizes, and a live remote by Mega 104.3. DJ Jerry spins his tunes, and Straight Up starts playing at 9 p.m., as well as $3 Bloody Marys and macabre $3 Bloody Brain Shots. $8 cover after 7 p.m, ladies get in free until 9 p.m. Call 480-968-4437.
The Big Bang 501 South Mill Avenue, Tempe Rock 'N Roll sing along with the dueling pianos, Halloween costume contest, and drink specials all night. Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October 30, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, October 31, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $6 ($3 with costume). Call 480-557-5595
Bobby McGee's 8501 North 27th Avenue Spooktacular Halloween Monster Mash Bash, costume contest at midnight with $50 cash prize. Cheap drinks (like Bloddy Redrum Jello shots) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Show up early to avoid "scary" line -- dress in costume to get in the fastest. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-995-5982.
Cash Inn Country 2140 East McDowell Sisterzz Twisted don their drag king costumes for a special show. Drink specials all night long. 8 p.m. Call 602-244-9943.
Encounters 3037 West Clarendon Avenue Halloween party with the opening round of the cash prize costume contest and a DJ spinning the latest tunes. 8 p.m. Club memberships are $35 for single men, $30 for couples, and free for single ladies. Call 602-230-9680.
Flicka's Baja Cantina 2003 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Halloween party, costume contest with cash prizes, and live music with the Disco Pimps. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.
HGM's Sports Grill 7103 E. McDowell Road, in Papago Plaza, Scottsdale Costume contest and prizes for first, second, and third place winners (with the top prize worth $400), karaoke, dancing, and live entertainment by Big Brothers Entertainment. Starts at 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3890.
Hollywood Alley 2610 West Baseline Road, Mesa "Dress Up You Freaks" live show with Dixie Witch, Blanche Davidian, Amplified Heat, and The Sons of Serro. 21-and-over show. 8:30 p.m. $6. Call 480-820-7117.
Johnny Gee's 7200 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler Superhero Theme Party, with DJ music and drink specials. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 480-961-3080.
Lagerfields 12601 North Paradise Village Parkway West Kick off the All Hallow's Eve Costumed Up Party Weekend by dressing up and singing karaoke, with great giveaways and prizes. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. 602-765-0059.
M3 Bar & Lounge 2623 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Black Vodka promotions, giveaways, live DJ music, and $2 U-Call-Its if you're in costume. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-423-7087.
Mason Jar 2303 East Indian School Road Halloween show with Motive, Terror In The Aisles, And The Hero Fails, Rising Pain and more. All ages, bar with ID. Costumes encouraged. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $8. Call 602-954-0455.