By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Katrina Montgomery
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Monica Alonzo
By Benjamin Leatherman
By Robrt L. Pela
By Katrina Montgomery
Events and Happenings Wednesday, October 27:
A Favored Affaré; Catering & Bistro 4016 East Main Street Monster meal deal, with a choice of sandwich, soda and chips for $3.99 (treat included). Deal valid Wednesday, October 27, through Friday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, October 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 480-807-7949.
Cookies In Bloom 3939 East Camelback www.cookiesinbloom.com Display of Halloween cookie centerpieces and gifts through Saturday, October 30. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday though Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Call 602-955-3030.
Mesa Southwest Museum 53 North Macdonald, Mesa "The Day of the Dead Memorialized Through Altars" exhibit examines the role of the altar as a tradition for remembering the dearly departed, through an exhibition of the work of such artists as Larry Yáñez, Virginia Agüero, Zarco Guerrero, and Marcos Zilliox. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..though November 7. $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 children ages 3 to 12, and kids under 3 are free. Call 480-644-2230.
Pointe South Mountain Resort 7777 South Pointe Parkway Governor's Masquerade Ball, benefiting Jobs for Arizona's Graduates, gives you the chance to hobnob with the cultural and political elite, like her honor Janet Napolitano. Dammit, Janet, we'll go too! For $125, attendees are provided dinner and their own mask, but are also encouraged to bring their own unique face camouflage. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $125. Call 480-441-6414.
Bars and Clubs Wednesday, October 27:
Bobby McGee's Conglomeration 8501 North 27th Avenue Yo ho, the seventh annual Pimp 'N Hooker Costume Ball features a costume contest with $100 going to the Best Couple and $2 U-call-its all night long. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-995-5982 for table reservations.
Four Peaks Brewing Co. 1340 East Eighth Street, Tempe Pumpkin carving contest with gift certificates and prizes for the winners, T-shirt giveaways, and Pumpkin Porter on tap for $2.50 a pint. 8-10 p.m. No cover. Call 480-303-9967.
Pookie's Cafe & Bar 4540 North Seventh Street Ivonna Bump blows the roof off the joint with Alternative Halloween Madness, along with friends Ivonna Kettel (John Breen) and Mya McKenzie. 9:30 p.m. Free. Call 602-277-2121.
Events and Happenings Thursday, October 28:
Chompies Restaurant & Bakery All locations www.chompies.com Halloween cookies, cupcakes and cakes.
Tempe Improv 930 E. University Drive, Tempe Hypnotist Ricky Kalmon brings his comic madness to the Valley just in time for Halloween, hoping to put audiences under his spell. 8 p.m. Thursday, October 28; 8 p.m., 10 p.m., Friday, October 29; 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 11:30 p.m., Saturday, October 30. $17. Call 480-921-9877.
Bars and Clubs Thursday, October 28:
ACME Roadhouse: 855 South Rural Road, Tempe SMACME @ ACME with an S&M fashion show at midnight, $3 Skyy and Heinikens until midnight, and music by DJ J.Alan. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-517-1818.
Amsterdam 718 North Central Halloween Weekend 2004 starts with Divas starring Chantelle Douglas and Friends, and "Let's Make A Deal" costume contest and game show (with $100 first prize) following. 9:30 p.m. Call 602-258-6122.
Devil House 829 South Rural Road, Tempe Pre-Halloween Celebration with costume contest for $50 bar tab, drink specials include $2 Bud/Bud Lite and $3 Jack and Cokes. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call for cover. Call 480-517-1188.
Frank & Lupe's 4121 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale Dia De Los Muertes celebration with live music, food and drink specials, and a Day of the Dead art show. 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Also runs Friday, October 29, 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday, October 30, 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-990-9844.
Monkey Pants Pantless Spookfest 3223 South Mill Avenue, Tempe Ghoulish goldfish racing and live music by Kendizzle and The Gravy Makers. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Call 480-377-8100.
Pookie's Cafe & Bar 4540 North Seventh Street Alternative Halloween Madness continues with Supermodel Soiree with Claudia B and Evelyn Edwards, talent search contest with cash and bar prizes. 9:30 p.m. Free. Call 602-277-2121.
Sugar Daddy's 3102 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Pumpkin carving event, Sugar's will supply the pumpkins and the carving equipment, and you supply the talent. Live music with Big Pete Pearson from 9:30 p.m. to close. Regular and late night menu served until 2 a.m. $3 domestic, $3.50 imports, $4 calls, and $5 wells (served in a pint glass). 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $2 cover. Call 480-970-6556.
Events and Happenings Friday, October 29:
Grand Cinemas Warner Valley View Theatre 2140 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler Broadway Bound & Gagged, the local troupe of Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcasters, will present three special Halloween screenings of the cult classic on opposite sides of the Valley, with costume contests, prizes, and all-new pre-show dancing number delving into the mythology implied in Rocky's storyline. The show at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 29, is in Chandler, while performances at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31, are at Grand Cinemas Inside Spectrum Mall, 1703 West Bethany Home. Not recommended for persons under 13 without adult accompaniment. 10:30 p.m. each night. $6. Call 602-201-1817.
Dodge Theatre 400 West Washington KUPD kicks off its two-night Halloween Double Feature as shock rocker Marilyn Manson comes to the Valley as a part of his "Against All Gods" tour. 7 p.m. $32. Call 602-379-2800 or 480-784-4444.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 5225 East Pathfinder Drive So you say you're lacking in freaks and geeks this Halloween weekend? Consider attending Horrorfind Weekend, a gigantic convention dedicated to Horror films and books, Halloween, and the supernatural. Guests include Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) Doug Bradley (Pinhead from Hellraiser), Tony Todd (Candyman), Dee Wallace Stone (Elliot's mom in ET), and Stuart Gordon (director of cult classic Re-Animator). Scheduled events include author readings/signings, panel discussions, screenings of horror flicks, a costume contest and ball, and special Halloween events. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday October 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 30, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 31. $20 per day, or $40 for the weekend. See www.horrorfindweekend.com.
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.
Pookie's Cafe & Bar 4540 North Seventh Street Alternative Halloween Madness continues as Victoria London crowns the best in amateur drag competition, with cash and bar prizes. 9:30 p.m. Free. Call 602-277-2121.
The Sets 93 East Southern, Tempe www.thesets.com Trash City Presents Halloween Havoc, with live music from The Strand, Radiance, Smee, and The Cover Up. Halo network gaming, tarot card readers, dream interpreters, piercing, belly dancers, prizes for best costume, and more. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-953-2728.
Slap Shots 7941 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale Halloween weekend party, Scariest Costume Contest for cash and prizes, live music with Ten Years Gone, Miller Lite promotion from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., and shot specials. Party runs until 2 a.m. Call 623-939-6261.
Tinseltown Tavern 2017 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Midnight costume contest for $100 cash prize and scary karaoke from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Drink specials include $5 martini madness and $7.50 bucket of beer from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-MARX (6279).
Wet Willy's Baja Cantina 16041 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, Peoria Halloween costume contest at 10 p.m. for $1,000 in cash and prizes. Drink specials include $3 Mummy Margaritas, $3 bottled beer from tub, and other drink and shot specials throughout the evening. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-486-9500.
Events and Happenings Saturday, October 30:
Alwun House 1204 East Roosevelt, Phoenix The Monster's Ball costume party and brings down the house, with the "outraged political satire" of Artists' Theatre Project, SPELLS dancers exorcising evil spirits, scathing performance art of Jeff Falk, videos by Steve Gomph and Bob Judd, a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe by Robert X. Planet and Roxanne DeWinter, and DJ Black Sugar spins an Underground Polyrhythm Mix for groovy ghoulies eager to dance the night away. 7 p.m. $10. And while you're in the mood for macabre, check out the ongoing Monster's Menagerie art exhibition, featuring works that merge politics and evil by artists including Robert Anderson, Deon Allen, Johnny Braden, Baron Dixon, Bill Graham, Laurel Johnson, Ron Laird, Annie Lopez, Larry Lopresti, Tony Richey, Charles Sanderson, Randy Slack, and Steven Yazzie. Runs through Friday, November 5 (just after Election Day). Free. Call Call 602-253-7887.
Cone Gallery 1324 Grand Avenue Halloween Costume Party featuring the art of Dame Darcy, creator of the comic book Meat Cake, in the Cone Main Gallery, with performances by Darcy's dark wave band Death by Dolls and a CD release party for The Master Musicians of Hop-Frog. 8 p.m. $8. Call 602-258-3455.
Desert Botanical Garden 1201 North Galvin Parkway This Dia De Los Muertos Celebration proves that Halloween isn't the only ghoulish game in town. Learn more about the traditions of the holiday honoring the spirits of the dead with sugar-skull cooking and flower-making demonstrations. Mariachis and folklorico dancers will perform and Chicano artists will hawk their handmade wares. Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, and $4 for kids 12 and under. Call 480-941-1225.
Dodge Theatre 400 West Washington KUPD's Halloween Double Feature continues with a performance by Megadeth (featuring the Valley's own Dave Mustaine). 8 p.m. $27-$32. Call 602-379-2800 or 480-784-4444.
Fort McDowell Casino Highway 87 & Fort McDowell, Fountain Hills Haunted Halloween Costume Party featuring a costume contest with $5,000 in cash and prizes; food and drink specials with $1 shrimp cocktails, $1 Bud Light drafts, and $2 margaritas all night long; and live music by L.A. dance band The Bootie Shakers. Registration at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m. Free. Call 480-837-1424.
Ghosts of Phoenix Tours 202 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix This one-hour walking tour gives Valley residents a chance to scare up some thrills and chills as they visit some of downtown Phoenix's more famous haunts, some of which aren't open to the general public. This trip to the spiritual plane begins at the Hotel San Carlos, site of the untimely demise of actress Leone Jensen in 1928, followed by a jaunt to the Westward Ho building, with many stops (and ghost stories) in between. Every Friday and Saturday through May 2005. Special Halloween tour times are at 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 9:20 p.m. $10 for adults, and kids 12 and under are $5. Reservations are recommended. Call 602-574-9304.
Holga's 821 North Third Street Holgaween costume party featuring a spooky art show -- complete with black lights, cobwebs, and maybe a zombie or two -- in the gallery, and live music in the parking lot with The Vinegar Sting, Oblio, The Bodhi Tree, and Treasure Mammal. 9 p.m. Free. Call 480-540-2917.
La Posada Resort 4949 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley The Calculated Couples Halloween Bash will be a "no pressure" dating event for singles to mix and mingle in costume (encouraged, but not mandatory). Attendees start the night out by filling out questionnaires and are matched up with other partygoers. Browse a wall covered with "personal ads" of your fellow attendees to discover their interests for potential conversation material, before hitting the dancing floor for live music. 8 p.m. $10 (or $9 with a canned pet food donation). Call 602-765-0200.
Modified Arts 407 East Roosevelt Street Theatre in My Basement presents Teatro Caliente, a "festival of alternative performing arts" with everything from butoh dancing to performance art to live music. Entertainers such as Patricia Clarke, Ricky Araiza, Amira de la Garza, Mizu Desierto, Djalma Primordial Science, and Kristyn Benedyk will conduct a variety show of sorts, covering myriad subjects, including Dia De Los Muertos, Halloween and ancestry. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 31. $10. Call 602-462-5516.
Mountain Temple Center 1533 East Lupine Avenue Samhain ritual gathering followed by a Halloween costume party. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-678-0644.
The Paper Heart 750 Grand Avenue Third annual Noche De Los Muertos and Halloween Bash includes spoken word and poetry performances, comedy from the Galapagos Improv troupe, a costume contest for prizes, screenings of videos and old-school PSA's on Halloween costume safety, and music by Fatigo and Autopsy Report. Costumes are required. 7 p.m. $5. Call 602-262-2020.
Phoenix Zoo 455 North Galvin Parkway Boo At The Zoo enters its 15th year with plenty of events for the young'ns, like a pony parade, straw bale maze, arts and crafts activities, "Boovies" (Halloween-oriented short films), and two mascot masquerade parades (featuring local icons like the Fiesta Bowl Spirit and the Phoenix Fire Department Fire Pal). Even the animals get in on the action and both kids and adults can feed them pumpkins and other Halloween treats. Costumes are encouraged. Also runs Sunday, October 31. 9 a.m. Free with regular zoo admission. Call 602-273-1341.
Bars and Clubs Saturday, October 30:
Axis/Radius 7340 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale The decadence of the Ghost Ball Block Party, presented in conjunction with Suede, descends on downtown Scottsdale with live entertainment by '80s cover group Fast Times, metal cover band Metal Ikon, and four DJs. Costume contest where Best Overall Costume will win $2,000, and both Best Group and the Sexiest Costume will nab $500 each. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-970-1112 for prices.
All Starz Sports Bar & Grill 4929 West Chandler Boulevard, Suite 12, Chandler Halloween party and costume contest with prizes ($100 for first place, and gift certificates for runners-up) with music by DJ Robert starting at 9 p.m. Drink specials include $2 well drinks, $2 tootsie rolls, $2 voodoo cocktails, and $3 Oktoberfest beer. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-785-7827.
Anderson's Fifth Estate 6820 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale Retro Halloween, costume contest with cash prizes and 2-for-1 drinks until 10 p.m. Live remote by MIX 96.9 DJs Greg and Little John. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-994-4168.
Apollo's 5749 North Seventh Street The Halloween fun continues with a costume contest for cash prizes, plus "Gay Scaryoke" and drink specials all night long. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 602-277-9373.
Arizona Joe's 417 South Winchester Road, Apache Junction Halloween party, costume contest with cash prizes for first, second, and third place winners (judging at midnight). Live music from Western Electric Band featuring Brant Hopkins, and drink specials like $2 Cuervo shots and $2 Kamikazes. No cover. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-983-6115.
At Painted Mountain 6210 East McKellips, Mesa Halloween party, costume contest with cash prizes, karaoke and drink specials until close. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Call 480-832-0158.
Baja Red's Cantina 5122 East McDowell Halloween Costume Party with movie stars as its theme, goblin stew, witchy-poo brew, karaoke, and prizes. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-286-9251.
Baja Tilly's Cantina 1123 West Broadway Road, Tempe Halloween party with live music by Straight Up and DJ Luv1, as well as $3 Jack Daniels and $3 Cuervo Gold shots. Call for hours and cover. Call 480-968-4437.
The Bar 1212 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe Blues Women & Friends Festival benefit for Every Nation's Child/UNICEF with live music by Uvon, Carey Slade, Mary Godfrey, Gypsy & One Class Act, Blue Zone, Kari M. with the Garage Band All-Stars and more. Costume contest (with cash for first place, and a bar credit for second place), karaoke, raffles and giveaways of items from the UNICEF shop and gift certificates from local restaurants, $3 Black Vodkas, and $5 large pitchers. Live music runs from 2:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. and karaoke goes from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-446-7468.
Barcelona (Scottsdale) 15440 Greenway-Hayden Loop, Scottsdale Veuve Clicquot Champagne Party with a costume competition at 9 p.m. with $3,000 in cash and prizes, Live music and dancing until 2 a.m., half-price champagne all day, and everyone in costume gets a free glass of Veuve Clicquot. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover for women, but men pay $10 after 9 p.m. Call 480-603-0370.
Bar Nun 4142 East Chandler Boulevard Revelers and merrymakers that come dressed in costume get a discount, but everyone can take advantage of specials on crazy Halloween drinks like the Haunted Martini (made from Black Vodka and dry ice). Even the wait staff will be dressing up. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-706-5564.
Bikini Lounge 1502 Grand Avenue Celebrate at this downtown Phoenix landmark with costume and apple-bobbing contests for prizes, Westinis, and drink specials all night long. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-252-0472.
Blooze 12014 North 32nd Street Costume competition (with first prize, second and third prizes) and live music by Angry Jon. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-788-4574.
The Boathouse 5394 South Lakeshore Drive, Tempe Costume party and contest with prizes and drink specials. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-820-0660.
Bobby McGee's 8501 North 27th Avenue Spooktacular Halloween Monster Mash Bash, costume contest at midnight with $100 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.
BS West 7125 Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale Fabulous Halloween party with drag show contest where the winner gets to represent the bar for a year. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Call 480-945-9028.
Cabana's 6810 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale South of the Border Halloween with penny drinks all night, bobbing for beers, and costume contest for a trip anywhere in the 50 states. Music by DJ Stylez. $20 for men and $10 for the ladies. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-421-9055.
Cactus Club 650 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction Costume contest with prizes, free food, and drink specials ($1.75 bottled domestic beers and well drinks, and 75-cent domestic tap beers). 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-982-1148.
Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill 4747 East Elliot Road, Ahwatukee Try your luck in the single-elimination "broomstick" pool tournament, pumpkin bobbing, or costume contest (all for prizes) or sample $2 Coronas and $1 Jello shots. Call 480-893-6630 for cover and hours.
Casey Moore's Oyster House 850 South Ash, Tempe Haunted House Party with The Edge 103.9. Ghost hunt, drink specials, costume contest with prizes. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Call 480-968-9935.
Champions 330 South Gilbert Road, Mesa Dart tournament at 2 p.m., karaoke, and a costume contest at 9 p.m. for prizes. Closes at 2 a.m. Call 480-649-1650.
Char's Has the Blues 4631 North Seventh Avenue Halloween party with the ladies of Sistah Blue. 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call for cover. Call 602-230-0205.
Club Central 3110 North Central Cruise down Phoenix's main drag for a costume contest for cash prizes, live music downstairs, and a DJ spinning upstairs. Drink specials all night long. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-200-8121.
The Clubhouse 1320 East Broadway Road, Tempe Halloween Freakness Ball with live music from Arvin's Gardens, Fred Green, Bullet Up, Bailey's Window, Forgotten Lifestyles, Jason Society, Miso, Bullet Train To Moscow, Dimonet, Ember Coast, and more. Live body suspensions and cheek piercings by Body Art Tattoo. Huge costume contest for prizes with categories including best overall, most creative, freakiest, and sexiest. Toni & Guy Hair Salon will present a freaky hair runway show, and there will be prize giveaways from the Horse & Hound and The Clubhouse, plus J ger and Bud specials all day. First 100 people in the door get entered into door prize raffle. All ages, bar with ID. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $8 21-and-over, $10 under 21. Call 480-968-3238.
Club Rio 430 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe Halloween Monster Bash with giant costume contest for $1,000 in cash prizes, and KISS 104.7 in the house. 21-and-over only. Call 480-894-0533.
Coyote Hill Bar & Grill 12417 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale Howl at the moon with a costume contest with cash prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third) and $2 Coronas from midnight until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-536-7711.
Crabby Don's 3861 East Baseline, Gilbert Live music by Shovelhead, Hall 13, and more, with food and drink specials all night long. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-558-7540 for cover.
Craiger's Restaurant & Lounge 5400 North 59th Avenue, Glendale Second annual Halloween costume contest with cash prizes, giveaways, live music by the rockin' funky blues of Thomas Oliver & The Kick Band, and drink specials all night long. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-934-8071.
Cruisin' 7th 3702 N. Seventh Street If you lose out at this bar's talent contest at 10 p.m. (where the winner gets their own show night) try to save face by overcoming the competition in the costume contest at midnight. First prize is $100; second prize is $25, two free drinks and a bottle of champagne, and third prize is a bottle of champagne. If you still lose out, don't worry, there are drink specials all night long. Call 602-212-9888.
Deja Vu 6025 North 27th Avenue Halloween party with cash prizes for best costume. Live music from DJ Mag. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-246-2939.
Devil's Martini North 10825 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Halloween Madness, costume contest where best costume wins a trip to Las Vegas and best devil costume wins a VIP dinner party in a private cabana. DJ music. 5 p.m to 2 a.m. $10 cover after 10 p.m. Call 480-348-1666.
Devil's Martini Old Towne 4175 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale Pimpin’ Ho Masquerade with DJ music. 8 p.m to 2 a.m. $10 cover for guys after 10 p.m. Call 480-947-7171.
The Doghouse Bar 1241 East Broadway Road, Suite 17, Mesa Halloween costume contest, live band, emcee, wet T-shirt contest and drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-833-6042.
Dos Gringos 4209 North Craftsman Court, Scottsdale Habla español? You might just have to if you attend this weekend-long costume bash, where costume contest will be held and the winner gets a cruise to Mexico for two. All beers are $3. Full menu until 2 a.m. Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-423-3800.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park 1001 East Eighth Street, Tempe This "Trailer Park of Horrors" will be the site of costume contest with a trip to Mexico for two up for grabs. Drink specials are $2 Coronas, $3 Gringoritas, and $3 Donkey Punch. Full menu until 2 a.m. Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. 480-968-7879.
Drift Polynesian Restaurant & Tiki Lounge 4341 North 75th Street, Scottsdale Second annual Pirate n' Wench Extravaganza, costume contest at midnight. (winner gets $2,500 RejuvaLift makeover). 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Party is free, but donations of clothing and canned goods are appreciated. Call 480-949-8454.
Driver’s Sports Grill 14175 West Indian School, Goodyear Sixth annual Halloween bash, with karaoke, costume constest and prizes. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-536-8571
Dubliner Irish Pub & Restaurant 3841 East Thunderbird Road Costume party with costume contest at 10 p.m. Participants must go on stage and describe the alternate identity to the audience, who decides the winner (first place gets $100). Live music from Traveller. Runs until 2 a.m. Call 602-867-0984 for cover.
Dwntwn Club 702 North Central Costume party with drink specials. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-258-8343 for cover.
Earl's Tin Palace 15784 North Pima Road, Scottsdale Halloween party with reverse happy hour from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-607-1941.
Eddie Matney's 2398 East Camelback Road Halloween Costume Party in the bar. Live entertainment from Delphine Cortez and Joel Robin, prize giveaways, and lots of drink specials. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 602-957-3214.
Emerald Lounge 1514 North Seventh Avenue Come dressed as your favorite smutty character for the Smut Muffin CD release party with special guest Meat Whistle. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-256-9705 for cover.
Encounters 3037 West Clarendon Avenue Halloween party with the second 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.
Famous Sam's 940 North Alma School Road, Chandler Monster mash with costume contests, a horror house, live music and dancing. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-812-1177.
Famous Sam's 2860 East Main Street, Mesa Halloween contest (with a grand prize of a three-day, two-night vacation package) and Scaryoke. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-924-1305.
Fat Cats 915 Grand Avenue Costume competition with $50 first prize. Drink specials like $1 Poison Shots. 9 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 602-252-0988.
Fibber Magee's 1989 West Elliot Road, Chandler Costume party with live music from the Keltic Cowboys, $4 Guinness pints, $3 Smithwicks and Harp pints, costume contest, prizes and giveaways. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-722-9434.
First Round Draft Sports Grill 1520 West Warner, Gilbert Hey sporto, try to win this tavern's costume contest ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, $25 gift certificate for third) decided at midnight, or the pumpkin carving contest ($25 for first place, $15 for second place, $10 gift certificate for third). Drink specials include $2 Bloody Marys and $2 Bloody Brains Shot. Karaoke is also at 9 p.m. Call 480-497-2445.
Flip Flops Island Grill House 222 University Drive, Tempe Buccaneer Bash with a pirate theme, costume contest with $1,200 total in cash prizes for categories for most creative, sexiest and best overall. Detroit's DJ Dr. Chill spins, with $2 drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-967-7744.
Fuel Motorsport Café 2827 East Bell Road Halloween Party. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-788-0500.
George & Dragon Restaurant 4230 South 48th Street Costume contest with cash prizes ($150 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third). Drink specials all night long. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-470-0018
Graham Central Station 7850 South Priest Drive, Tempe Halloween festivities include $1,500, winner-take-all costume contest (chosen on audience applause) 25-cent well, wine and, longnecks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover with costume before 8:30 p.m., open until 2 a.m. Call 480-496-4336.
Hollywood Alley 2610 West Baseline Road, Mesa Get that adrenaline going for the Metal Monsters Moshfest 2004/CD release party for 454, with Rebirth, Trench and Slip Mickey. Special guest appearances and giveaways. $5 cover. Call 480-820-7117.
Icehouse 429 West Jackson Street Masquerade Entertainment presents Halloween 2004, a gigantic festival and indoor dance party, with performances by Pat Hodges, DJ Mike Duretto, Liquid 360, and many local performers. Hosted by Phaedra the Latin Pheline. Costume contest with the chance to strut your stuff on a 50-foot-long lighted runway for cash prizes, and a massive light show. Time TBA. Tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the door. Call 602-257-8929.
Iguana Mack's 1371 North Alma School, Chandler Third annual Halloween Bash, costume contest with cash prizes, $2 Sols, $3.50 Witches Brew, $3.50 Cuervo Gold Margaritas. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover if wearing costume. Call 480-899-6735.
Indiana Jean's Haunted Bar 3593 West Northern Sounds like the place to be on Halloween! Costume party, food drink specials ($1 Schnapps shots and free finger foods). 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-841-6411.
Jet Lag Lounge 7908 East Chaparral Road, Suite 102, Scottsdale Halloween extravaganza, with costume and dance contests (both for prizes), drinks, dinner, and live music with Randy Thomas from 7 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 480-941-9144.
Jillian's at Desert Ridge Market Place 21001 North Tatum Night of Demons, where you can dress as your favorite horror film hero. DJ music, cash prizes, and drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-538-8956.
Joe's Grotto 13825 North 32nd Street Live music with Fred Green, Evolocity, Super Sternal Notch and Dog Will Hunt. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-992-1007.
Johnny Gee's 7200 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler Costume party, with DJ music and drink specials. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 480-961-3080.
Karamba Nightclub 1724 East McDowell Road Halloween celebration with prizes for best costumes. Call 602-254-0231 for cover.
Kazimierz World Wine Bar 7137 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale Costume contest with cash, gift certificate and wine prizes; live DJ music, and drink specials. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-946-3004.
La Casa del Mariachi 1420 North 24th Street Costume party on both Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31, with regularly performing mariachi entertainers from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-275-8565.
Lagerfields 12601 North Paradise Village Parkway West All Hallow's Eve Costumed Up Party Weekend carries on with a night of costumes and dancing to the sounds of The Tina Bailey Band, as well as great giveaways and prizes. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. 602-765-0059.
Last Exit Bar & Grill 1425 West Southern Avenue, Tempe Halloween bash featuring a performance by Chalmers Green. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $4 cover. Call 480-557-6656.
The Longshot Bar & Grill 7346 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale Halloween party, with costume contest for prizes, music from DJ Adrenalin and drink specials all night long. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-947-3304.
Mainstay Gallery & Se Vende Studio 412 E. Garfield Street, No. 1 and 3. Boo Fool, a Halloween art lounge party with DJs spinning music upstairs and downstairs, with The Complainiacs and The Quad Laser playing outside. Costumes mandatory. 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Ladies free, men pay $2. Call 602-253-0422.
Maloney's On Campus 955 East University Drive, Tempe Costume contest with prizes and giveaways. $2 U-Call-Its from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and music with DJ Sanders. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-894-2224.
Marc's Sports Grill 4494 West Peoria Avenue Nightmare on Marc's Street costume party and prizes for scariest, funniest, sexiest, and most creative costumes, as well as drink specials. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-842-1053.
Mardi Gras Bar & Grill 8040 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale Costume Masquerade Party where everyone gets a mask. Costume contest with prizes from Fascinations for sexiest, best, worst, and best group. Live music with The Cover Up, Two Dimes, Oktober, and Bullet Up. Drink specials include $2 Scary Shots and $2 drafts. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-970-5707.
Margarita Rocks 410 North Fourth Street, Tempe Free beach barbecue food from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., $3 Southern Comfort drinks from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mix 96.9 broadcasting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., costume competition with $2,500 cash prize. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3301.
Martini Ranch 7295 East Stetson, Scottsdale Salem Lot's Party in conjunction with Mickey's Hangover. Live music with Metalhead, Chrome 9, Rock Lobster, Nigel, DJ Soloman, DJ Michael, DJ Roach (from Suburban Noise), and more.Costume contest with a grand prize of a trip for two to Mardis Gras, and second prize is guitar autographed by The Killers. Drink specials on Jack Daniels, Finlandia Vodka, Southern Comfort and Budweiser. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-970-0500.
McDuffy's Tempe 230 West Fifth Street, Tempe Blackout Laser Party, as the entire club will be darkened for a laser show. Hip-hop, Top 40 and dance music plays all night, a sexy costume contest offers cash and prizes, and there will be drink specials until midnight -- including $2 Long Islands and Tall Drafts. 18-and-over, bar with ID. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-966-5600 for cover.
McDuffy's Peoria 15814 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria Part one of the Monster Mash starts on Devil's Night with $2 Witches Brew, costume competition with over $1000 in cash and prizes. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover for men starting at 9 p.m. and for women at 10 p.m. Call 623-334-5000.
Mickey's Hangover 4310 North Brown, Scottsdale Salem's Lot Party in conjunction with Martini Ranch. Live entertainment from Big Tex and the Blazin' Pintos, DJ Villin, DJ Trademark, and Dr. Drew. Costume contest with the a grand prize of a trip for two to The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, and second prize is a concert flyaway trip from KZON 101.5. Drink specials on Jack Daniels, Finlandia Vodka, Southern Comfort and Budweiser.3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-425-0111.
Mill Avenue Cue Club 607 South Mill, Tempe Drink and shot specials all night featuring Sam Adams and Red Bull. 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-966-0068.
Minder Binder's 715 South McClintock Drive, Tempe Live music with Saint Dog from Suburban Noise, Dark Side Immortals, and Bag of Hammers. Costume contest for prizes with drink specials all night long. 8 p.m to 2 a.m. $7 cover. Call 480-966-1911.
Misty's 4301 North Seventh Avenue Costume contest at midnight with $100 prizes in three different categories. DJ Shannon spins hip-hop, and there will be ghoulish shot specials throughout the night. 9 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 602-265-3233.
The Monastery 4114 North 28th Street Pumpkin carving contest at 8 p.m., and drinks specials like $1 Jello shots. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 602-840-7510.
The Monastery Mesa 4810 East Mckellips Road Halloween pajama party with contests and prizes, live music and drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-474-4477.
The Monastery Too 8011 West Paradise Lane, Peoria Costume contest with prizes, live music from Claire's Trick, and drink specials all night long. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-412-7782.
Nasty's 3108 East McDowell Road Costume competition with prizes and different drink specials throughout the night. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-267-8707.
O'Kelley's Sports Bar & Grill 2120 West Guadalupe Road, Mesa Costume contest with prizes for first, second and third place. Live music with 68 Guns. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069.
Pat Murphy's Pub and Grill 3215 East Thomas Road Live music from Desert Voodoo, costume competition for cash prizes and drink specials all night. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover if you’re in costume. Call 602-522-0669.
Pattie's First Avenue Lounge 7220 East First Avenue, Scottsdale Spooktacular costume party with games, drinks specials throughout the evening, and outrageous costume competition for prizes. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-990-0103.
Pookie's Cafe & Bar 4540 North Seventh Street Alternative Halloween Madness continues with the Halloween Bash featuring contests for best in drag, best non-drag costume, and best performance with cash and bar prizes. Hosted by the Dancing Diva Devina. 9:30 p.m. Free. Call 602-277-2121.
Prankster's 1024 East Broadway Road Costume competition for gift certificates and other prizes, live music, and drink deals on Witches Brew, shot specials, as well as half-price drinks for last call. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-967-8875.
Rhythm Room 1019 East Indian School Spend the day before Halloween partying with the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band and competing in a costume contest. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $6. Call 602-265-4842.
Rio Salado Brewing Co. Salt River Saloon www.riosaladobeer.com 605 South Mill, Tempe Costume contests, live music by Ultamaxx, and drink specials. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $3. Call 480-829-6775.
The Rockin' Horse 7043 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale Drink specials all night and $100 bar credit for the "Ghouliest Gal." 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-874-1112.
Rodeo Nights 4029 North 33rd Avenue Amble on down for free country and western dances lessons, Playgirl centerfolds from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a chance at a costume contest with a $1,500 grand prize. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-279-3800.
Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub 906 East Camelback Road Costume contest with $100 cash prize for first place announced at midnight, live music by the Rocket 88's, prize giveaways and drink specials all night long. 9 p.m to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-241-1916.
R.T. O'Sullivan's Sports Bar 1010 West Southern, Mesa Bunnies and Devils Ball, with $200 in prizes for best costume, $2 U-Call-Its for the ladies and various games and door prizes. 9 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 480-844-1290.
Sail Inn 26 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe Halloween bash with costume contests for prizes and cash, drink specials like $3.50 32-ounce domestic pitchers and well drinks. Live music from Bad Shoe, Shrink, and DJ The Mantis Claw. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-921-1775 for cover.
Salty Señorita www.saltysenorita.com 3636 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Salty's Spooktacular Weekend starts with a Halloween Eve party. Costume contests with categories for best male, best female, and best couple (each win $100). Participants must register with hostess Winner is announced at 11 p.m. Must be present to win. Pumpkin ring toss and pumpkin basketball from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $2 can Witches Brew beer, $5 Mummy Margaritas. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-946-SALTY (7258).
The Sets www.thesets.com 93 East Southern, Tempe The Edge Halloween Bash Concert with Lit, Denver Harbor, Greeley Estates, Cold Fusion, Redfield, and more. Ages 16-and-up. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. Call 480-829-1822.
Shepherds 3114 East Cactus Road Definitely keep your eyes on the prizes at this bash, as costume contests (with categories for males, females, and couples alike), mummy wrapping and Fear Factor-like games, and mystery prize drawings for treasures like a mini-chopper and gift certificates can get you the goods by the end of the night. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-482-0751.
Skippers Lounge 6124 North 43rd Avenue Halloween party with live blues music and drink specials. Closes at 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-937-0938.
Sky Lounge 132 East Washington Fiends, Fairies and Freaks bash with DJs Dave Aude, Rod Carrillo, and Lysa D spinning high energy music fit for dancing and a live simulcast with Energy 92.7/101.3. Costume contest with $500 cash prize for best costume, free prize giveaways, $4 Skyy Martinis and $1 Halloween shot specials all night long. With 21-and-over until 2 a.m., 18-and-over for afterhours. Table reservations requested. 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. $7 with costume, $10 without. Call 602-229-1110.
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.
Amsterdam 718 North Central Halloween Weekend 2004 continues with a costume contest hosted by Chantelle Douglas and a $250 first prize at 9:30 (sign-up by 9 p.m.). Goes until 2 a.m. Call 602-258-6122.
Apollo's 5749 North Seventh Street Best Creative Underwear Night with $1 off drinks for those in their skivvies. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 602-277-9373.
The Blue Bar 4017 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Drink it up at this fete, as the costume contest offers prizes like champagne and cases of beer to the lucky winners. Beer and wine specials all night long (such as $2 off certain imports). 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-947-2160.
Bobby McGee's 8501 North 27th Avenue Spooktacular Halloween Monster Mash Bash, costume contest at midnight with $200 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 Go country with a costume contest for prizes, "scaryoke," and drink specials all night long. 7 p.m. Call 602-244-9943.
Charlie's 727 W. Camelback Road Cowboy up with costume contests for cash prizes, drink specials all night long, and a performance by Pussy LeHoot and Friends. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., afterhours until 4 a.m. Call 602-265-0224.
The Complex 2647 West Glendale Avenue Spooky Halloween Show with Calabrese, Speed 63, The Iris, The Abiotx, and The Surgeon Generals. Costume contest for prizes, and free vampire bat with show flyer. All ages. 6 p.m. $6. Call 602-347-8325.
Drinx 7330 East Stetson, Scottsdale Sunday Funday Halloween Bash, half-price food and drinks all night long. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-423-9434.
Encounters 3037 West Clarendon Avenue Halloween party with the final 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.
Furio 7210 East Second Street, Scottsdale Live music by DJ Pete Salaz. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-6600.
George and Dragon Restaurant 4240 North Central Avenue Costume contest with the audience deciding who gets cash prizes ($150 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third). Drink specials include $3 Harp and Smithwicks. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-241-0018.
Handlebar-J 7116 East Becker Lane, Scottsdale Get a handle on this Halloween hootenanny, with a costume contest for cash prizes, live music by the Herndon Bros. Band, and themed drink specials. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-948-0110.
Harley's 155 155 West Camelback Road Costume contests with cash prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third) in categories like Most Comical, Most Original, and Best Female Illusionist. DJ music and drink specials all night. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-274-8505.
The Hideaway 6746 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek Big Biker Halloween Party, costume contest with cash prizes, food and drink specials hourly, T-shirt and prize giveaways. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-595-0358.
Hi-Liter Show Club 4716 North 12th Street For a change of pace, consider the Halloween Hot Body Contest with a trip to Las Vegas as the grand prize. Drink specials include $3 Heinekens and Amstel Lights. $5 cover after 5:30 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-234-0128.
Hollywood Alley 2610 West Baseline Road, Mesa Halloween show with Chicano Power Revival. Costumes encouraged and $2 Coronas available. 21-and-over show. 8:30 p.m. $6. Call 480-820-7117.
Hot Shots 2929 North 16th Street, Phoenix Scare up some fun at this bar and billiard joint's Halloween party, with costume contest for cash and prizes (for scariest, sexiest and most original duds), wicked and evil $2 Witches Brew or $2 Bloody Punch, music by DJ Steve, dancing and free snacks. 9 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 602-549-2929.
John Henry's 909 East Elliot Road, Tempe Costume party, karaoke, $3 Beck's Oktoberfest. $6 specialty cocktails with Happy Hour prices all night. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. Call 480-730-9009.
Jugheads 5110 East McDowell Horrific Halloween punk show with DSC, No Rest For the Wicked, Idiot Kin, Eleven Forties, Perfect Hatred and more. The bar will be transformed into a punk rock haunted house, and drinks specials and costume contests will occur. 9 p.m to 2 a.m. Call 602-225-0307.
Lagerfields 12601 North Paradise Village Parkway West All Hallow's Eve Costumed Up Party Weekend wraps up with costume party, contests, giveaways, prizes and a DJ. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. 602-765-0059.
The Library Bar & Grill Fifth Street and Mill, Tempe Halloween Bash featuring costumes from scary to sexy. Goes until 2 a.m. with qualifying round of the Mill Avenue Masquerade Costume Contest at 8 p.m. Call 602-332-2036.
Margarita Rocks 410 North Fourth Street, Tempe Qualifying round of the Mill Avenue Masquerade Costume Contest at 8 p.m., and the final round at 10 p.m., broadcast live on 101.5 The Zone. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3301.
Marc's Sports Grill 4494 West Peoria Avenue Nightmare on Marc's Street, with "haunted" ping-pong and billiards, Halloween karaoke, and deals on ghoulish drinks. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-842-1053.
McDuffy's Tempe 230 West Fifth Street, Tempe Halloween Masquerade Ball with the semi-finals of the Mill Avenue Masquerade Costume Contest at 8 p.m. and Masquerade Gone Wild with 18-and-older Super Sexy Costume Contest for cash and prizes. Drink specials include $1 Bud and Bud Light, Test Tube Shots and Witches Brew from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-966-5600 for cover.
McDuffy's Peoria 15814 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria Part two of the Monster Mash features another costume contest with another $1,000 in cash and prizes, $2 Witches Brew, a Reverse Happy Hour with half-price domestic bottles and drafts, call liquor, wine and house margaritas starting at 10 p.m. Goes until to 2 a.m. $5 cover for men starting at 9 p.m. and women at 10 p.m. Call 623-334-5000.
Mill Avenue Cue Club 607 South Mill, Tempe Drink and shot specials all night featuring Sam Adams and Red Bull. 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-966-0068.
Mill Avenue Masquerade Mill Avenue, Tempe The Mill Avenue Masquerade makes its return to Tempe as attendees are offered the chance to participate in a massive battle of the bars costume contest, with the grand prize of a trip for two to San Diego to see Avril Lavigne in concert in November. Costumed contestants engage in qualifying rounds at nine Mill Avenue bars: Big Bang, Hooters, The Library, McDuffy's Tempe, Fat Tuesday, Owl's Nest, Rula Bula, Rio Salado Brewing Co.- Salt River Saloon, and Margarita Rocks -- staring at 8 p.m., with individual winners moving on to the final round at 10 p.m. at Margarita Rocks. Smaller prizes will also be awarded in the participating bars. Times and cover prices vary. Call 480-967-4877.
Nu-Towne Saloon 5002 East Van Buren The beer bust starts at 2 p.m. A DJ will spin music, and there's a costume contest for prizes at 9 p.m., with drink specials all night long. 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-267-9959.
The Old Brickhouse Grill 1 East Jackson Street Halloween performance by Leftover Crack, Fuck You Ups, and Last Action Zeros with Casket Life. All ages show. 7 p.m. $8. Call 602-258-7888.
O'Mallys Sports, Spirits & Grill 3544 West Glendale Avenue DJ James spins Halloween hip-hop. Costume contest for cash and prizes, and a complimentary buffet. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 602-589-7180.
Paco Paco 3045 North 16th Street Halloween party with costume contest and cash prizes. Call 602-263-8424 for cover.
Pookie's Cafe & Bar 4540 North Seventh Street Alternative Halloween Madness concludes with a musical revue by the Broadway Singing Divas. 7 p.m. Free. Call 602-277-2121.
Pat O's Bunkhouse Saloon 4428 North Seventh Avenue Halloween party, costume contest for cash prizes at 11 p.m., and $1 16-ounce pints of Bud Light draft from 3 p.m. Happy Hour drink prices all day long. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-200-9154.
Priceless Inn/Boston's 5014 South Price Road, Tempe Halloween show with performances by Blister, One Bullet Shy, Loren Battle, Kill the New Kelly, Silent Surrender, Dementia, SOH, Time of Departure, End Transmission, and more. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover. Call 480-897-1466.
The Rework Lounge 5064 East McDowell Halloween bash with costume contest (with liquor as prizes), and drink specials like $4 J ger Bombers and $4 Washington Apples all night long. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-275-0682 for cover.
Sail Inn 26 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe Halloween bash with costume contests for prizes and cash, drink specials like $3.50 32-ounce domestic pitchers and well drinks. Live music from Lymbyc Systym. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-921-1775.
Salty Señorita www.saltysenorita.com 3636 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Salty's Spooktacular Weekend continues with a pumpkin contest where the first 25 people to bring in a pre-carved pumpkin will get a penny-house-margarita. The winner of the best and most creative pumpkin wins a $100 gift certificate. Pumpkin ring toss and pumpkin basketball from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $2 can Witches Brew beer, $5 Mummy Margaritas. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-946-SALTY (7258).
Slap Shots 7941 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale Halloween weekend party. Best Costume Contest for cash and prizes, DJ James spins dance music, J germeister promotion from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Halloween-themed drink and shot specials. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-939-6261.
Sugar Daddy's 3102 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Scary Spooky Sunday All-You Can Eat Brunch Buffet for $12, with a "make your own Scary Bloody Mary" bar for $4, Monster Mimosas for $3, and live entertainment by The Tina Bailey Band. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No cover. Halloween costume contest -- best costume wins a cruise for two to Mexico. Live music with Knee Deep and DJ-M2. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $2 cover after 8:30 p.m. Call 480-970-6556.
TT Roadhouse 2915 North 68th Street, Scottsdale Halloween costume contest with cash prizes, with amusement provided by the "nutty locals" who dwell in the darkness of the bar and (of course) the joint's awesome jukebox. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. 480-947-8723.
Yucca Tap Room 29 West Southern Avenue, Tempe Halloween benefit show with Steppchild donning costume and makeup and performing a KISS tribute. 9:30 p.m. Call 480-967-4777.