By Kathleen Vanesian
By Amy Silverman
By Robrt L. Pela
By Jim Louvau
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Benjamin Leatherman
By New Times
By Becky Bartkowski
The Wrigley Mansion
2501 E. Telawa Trail
Another Wicked Night at the Wrigley with music by EastonAshe, and the Chris Parker Project, a live remote by MIX 96.9 FM, a costume contest for prizes, food, drink specials, professional psychics, fortunetellers, and tarot-card readers. 21-and-over. 8 p.m. $50. Call 602-553-7382.
BARS & CLUBS
Friday, October 27:
Chasers Bar & Night Club
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Ether Bunny Records' Allhallows Eve Bash offering cheap drink specials all night, and music by A Few Random Drunks, The Elders UK, No Lily, Franko Ditty Danko, and more. 8 p.m. Call 480-945-4985 for cover.
710 N. Central Ave.
Don your finest goth, fetish, and Matrix-style gear for the weekly Tranzylvania dance night with DJ Dan blasting industrial, EBM, and gothic tracks. 10 p.m. $7. Call 602-229-1150.
Cook N' Jack's
7042 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale
Halloween party offering "scaryoke," drink specials, and a costume contest for prizes. Also occurs Saturday, Oct. 28. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8747.
Even Par Sports Grill
7200 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Costume contest for prizes, drink specials, and a DJ spinning the hits. 9 p.m. No cover. Also scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28. Call 480-961-3080.
Macayo's on Central
4001 N. Central Ave.
Halloween bash with drink specials, and DJs Big Latin and Richie Rich spinning hip-hop, Latin, and reggaeton. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. $3 cover after 7 p.m. Call 602-264-6141.
Margarita Rocks Beach Club
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Your stomach will definitely get a workout at this event, either from the free 40-foot buffet with normal happy hour specials from 5 to 9 p.m., or the Fear Factor eating competition later that night. Drink specials include $3 Captain Morgan and Parrot Bay drinks from 5 to 8 p.m., and $4 Captain Morgan drinks from 8 p.m. to close. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3301 for cover.
4310 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale
Celebrate all weekend long with costume contests for prizes each day, $2 Sam Adams, $3 Smirnoff drinks, and more. Also runs Saturday, Oct. 28; Sunday, Oct. 29; and Tuesday, Oct. 31. Open until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday (with a $3 cover), 3 a.m. Sunday and Tuesday. Call 480-425-0182.
8501 N. 27th Ave.
Break out your Elvis or Janis duds for the "Best Dead Legend Costume Contest" at midnight for prizes, and DJs spinning Top 40 starting at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Also occurring on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 31. $7. Call 602-995-5983.
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
Saturday, October 28:
1204 E. Roosevelt St.
The annual Monster's Ball costume party returns, and this time around, the freaky fete promises performances by the Revolution Dancers, Tucson's Clown Band, Opendance, and others, as well as Poe readings by Robert X. Planet and Roxanne DeWinter, videos, an "absinthe dance mix" by DJ:MX and David Diagonal, horror d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and more. 7 p.m. $10. While there, enjoy the "Monster's Menagerie" group exhibition, featuring "outrageous art" and "raw-edged political sarcasm" from more than a dozen artists, including Baron Dixon, Agony Bliss, Mike Maas, Gillian Payne, and Larry LoPresti. Runs through Nov. 3. Call 602-253-7887.
Castle Sports Club
11420 N. 19th Ave.
The Arizona Derby Dames Halloween Bash will be just that, as the Bombshells and Coffin Draggers squads square off on the roller rink. Raffles, prize giveaways, and music by The Limit Club are also scheduled. 8 p.m. $8.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
2532 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix
Experience the seductively shocking La Bal Masqué Nocturne, a "gothic/vampyre masquerade ball," which will feature a coffin raffle, a costume contest, door prizes, a decadent dessert buffet, vendors, a gothic music and laser light show, and more. 18-and-over, 21 to drink. 8 p.m. $50 per person, $95 per couple. See www.masquenocturne.com.
2420 W. Thomas Rd.
It'll be a night of magic at the Hallowfest Samhain Festival featuring live music, DJs, dancing, tarot readers, a Samhain dinner, witchboard spirit communications, rituals, vendors, and more. 6 p.m. $25 (kids 12 and under are free). Call 602-257-0801 for tickets.
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Día de los Muertos Celebration with mariachis, ballet folklorico, arts and crafts, food, pastries, marigold plantings, and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also occurring from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. $10 ($9 for seniors, $5 for students, and $4 for children). Call 480-941-1225.
Devil's Night Out III
2202 E. Mormora St.
Witness the raucous ring wars as the grapplers of Heaven & Hell Wrestling battle in the squared circle, as well as door prizes, giveaways, and music from Nitemare, J20, Children of the Night, and more. 7 p.m.
Have a devil of a good time at this gigantic rave with vendors, a beer garden (for those of age), and three separate stages featuring a demonically dope lineup of DJs from the Valley and around the world, including the Netherlands' 4 Strings, the U.K.'s Aquasky, and Chi-town's Danny the Wildchild, as well as locals Inertia, Citrik, Nth, Steve Edwards, DFT, Excell, Pac D, Rhinox, Nick Synergy, and more. 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 presale, $25 at the door, and $30. Call 480-255-1335 for location.