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Slap Shots 7941 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale Halloween weekend party, Most Original Costume Contest for cash and prizes, live music with Ten Years Gone, Budweiser promotion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and shot specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-939-6261.
Steel Horse Saloon 1768 West Bell Halloween costume party and costume contest for cash prizes. Live music by the Flying Housecats, and $1.50 U-Call-It well, wine and beer from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-942-8778.
Sugar Daddy's 3102 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Costume party with DJs. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $2 cover after 8:30 p.m. Call 480-970-6556.
Territorial Bar and Grill 37645 North Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek Creekers Party with costume contest for prizes at 10:30 p.m., bobbing for limes, $3 Corona and Corona Lites, live music from Cross Country Band. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-575-7071.
Tropicana Cafe & Sports Bar 9401 West Thunderbird Road, Peoria Howl-O-Weeen with costume contest and karaoke. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-972-9776.
Tupelo Tap Room 1615 West Camelback Road Half-off drinks for anyone in costume. Live music from Big Mamma & White Bread from 8 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 602-274-1513.
Venue of Scottsdale 7117 East Third Avenue, Scottsdale Halloween gets some hair-metal as Pump (an Aerosmith tribute band) and Pyromania (Def Leppard tribute band) will perform, along with special guests Helvin, Amuck and others. Costume contest for cash prizes and drink specials throughout the night also take place. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. Call 480-945-5150.
The Vine Tavern & Eatery 2808 East Indian School Road Costume contest with $100 grand prize winner being named at 11 p.m. (winner must be present), $2.50 Coors Light and Molson steins, and karaoke from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-957-9806.
Warsaw's Again 15220 North Cave Creek Road Halloween party, live music from the Harley John Blues Band, drink specials all night, and costume contest for prizes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-992-7476.
Waterhole 8830 North 43rd Avenue, Glendale Halloween party, costume contest with cash prizes, DJ music, 75-cent beers from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and $1 shots through the evening. No cover. Call 623-937-3139.
Yucca Tap Room 29 West Southern Avenue, Tempe Cancer benefit pre-Halloween show with Sweet Bleeders, Tim Anthonise, Tramps & Theives, Quarter Inch Crown, Truckers On Speed, and Haggis. Raffles, giveaways, and a costume contest for prizes. 8 p.m. Free, but donations are appreciated. Call 480-967-4777.
Events and Happenings Sunday, October 31:
Arizona Science Center 600 East Washington Hallopalooza will be science run amok, as the staid confines of the museum become a ghastly maze of mirrors, monsters and mayhem. Families are encouraged to come in costume for frights, free candy and a costume parade. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Call 602-716-2000.
Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club 14202 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Come by on Halloween in costume for a free movie ticket (worth $6). 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 480-905-7200.
Great Arizona Puppet Theater 302 West Latham Street Frankenstein's Baby, a hilarious puppet comedy centering on a pack of monsters' problems with babysitting a newborn, finishes up its theatrical run with an afternoon matinee. 2 p.m. $8 for adults, $6 for kids 2 and over. Call 602-262-2050.
Havana Café 4225 East Camelback Road Celebrate both Halloween and El Dia De Los Muertos at once with a "wine dinner to die for" at this location and at the Havana Café at 6245 East Bell Road. A traditional three-course meal with three kinds of wine from Chile, Portugal and Argentina will be served. The traditional menu includes posole served with pan de muerte, mole poblano, arroz a la Mexicana, and calabacitas picadas con elote. The wine list includes Carmenere from Casa Silva Winery in Chile and Pino Gris from Bodega Lurton Winery of Argentina. The Bell Road location will also display an authentic Dia De Los Muertos altar. Reservations are required. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $35 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Call 602-952-1991 or 480-991-1496.
Jillian's at Desert Ridge Market Place 21001 North Tatum Pumpkin Park children's event with pumpkin decorating (and prizes for the best), giveaways, and Halloween movies. A treat buffet with cupcakes, candy and ice cream will be available, giving your kids a head start on their sugar rush. Noon to 5 p.m. $5 for a pumpkin, game card and treat bag. Call 480-538-8956.
Ritz-Carlton Phoenix 2401 East Camelback Road Masquerade tea party featuring an English-style afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones, and French pastries. The lights will be dimmed to create a spooky atmosphere and attendees are encouraged to wear masks. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative. Noon. $29 per person. Call 602-468-0700.
The Teeter House 622 East Adams Street Halloween masquerade reception and costume party reception with light buffet, and live music. Celebrates the Teeter House's fifth anniversary. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $5, or free for those in full costume. Call 602-252-4682.
Bars and Clubs Sunday, October 31:
Ain't Nobody's Bizness 3031 East Indian School, Suite 7 Halloween Bash, costume contest -- with categories like Best Dressed and Best Original Costume -- for cash prizes ($200 for first place, $100 for second place, $50 for third). Sign-up is at 9 p.m. and judging is at 10 p.m. 18-and-over, bar with ID. Call 602-224-9977.