A Series of Unfortunately Cool Events

Our 2006 guide to the crème of the creepy crop

The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.roguebar.com
William F#@kin' Reed's weekly Shake! event gets sinister as members of the Murder City Devils are guest DJs for the evening, as are the turntablists of the Faux Show. There'll also be promo giveaways and a $50 prize for best costume. 9 p.m. $3. Call 480-947-3580.

Salty Señorita (both locations)
3636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
1860 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
www.saltysenorita.com
Salty's Spooktacular Weekend with $7 Don Julio Ghoulio Margaritas, $2 Beer of the Dead, pumpkin spice flan, scary mariachis, and a costume contest at 10 p.m. (with $200 for first, $150 for second, and $75 for third). Also runs Sunday, Oct. 29; Monday, Oct. 30; and Tuesday, Oct. 31. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. each day. No cover. Call 480-946-7258.

Sandbar
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.sandbaraz.com
Allhallows Eve Ball with a costume contest for cash prizes ($500 for best overall, $250 for sexiest, and $250 for best group), $3 Witches Brew all night, unhappy hour until 7 p.m., and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-998-8845 for cover.

The Sets
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
www.thesets.com
Live music by Blessedbethyname, A Dark Halo, The Iris, Ikonoklast, Selfless, and V-Machine, as well as giveaways, and a raffle for a new guitar from Guitar Center. 6 p.m. $8. Call 480-829-2728.

Steel Horse Saloon
1768 W. Bell Rd.
www.steelhorsesaloon.com
Halloween Bash promising a costume competition with cash prizes for the best male and female, shot and drink specials, and music by The Knobs. 8 p.m. No cover. 602-942-8778.

Stray Cat Bar & Grill
2433 E. University Dr., Tempe
Halloween Havok II with music by Downplay, Existence A.D., Sinister Grace, and Enemy Machine, as well as a costume contest and drink specials. 21-and-over. 8 p.m. $5 with costume, $7 without. Call 480-967-1040.

Tequila on the Rocks
2000 Westcourt Way (inside the Buttes Resort), Tempe
Halloween party with a costume contest for prizes, and music from The Big Zephyr. 8:30 p.m. No cover. Call 602-225-9000.

Trax
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
www.makeyourowntrax.com
Go from Tempe to Tenochtitlan as this hip nightclub will be transformed into a spooky Aztecan village for the Dos Equis Haunted Aztec Party, also featuring fire dancers, DJ Soloman spinning hip-hop and Top 40, live music, prize giveaways, and more. 10 p.m. No cover. Call 480-966-9565.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
www.yuccatap.com
Costume party with drink specials and music by the Necronauts, Colorstore, DOMO, and Elmo Kirkwood. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-967-4777.

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS —
Sunday, October 29:

Michelina's Ristorante Costa Campagnia
3241 E. Shea Blvd.
Rombauer wine tasting dinner with five courses and five wines being served. 5 to 11 p.m. $85 per person. Call 602-996-8977.

Trunk Space
1506 Grand Ave.
www.thetrunkspace.com
A special Halloween edition of Dr. Sketchies life drawing workshop will be presented. 7 p.m. $7. Call 602-256-6006.

BARS & CLUBS —
Sunday, October 29:

Chasers Bar & Night Club
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
www.chaserslive.com
Psycho Samhain Party with music by the Koffin Kats, Stitch Hopeless & The Sea Legs, The Limit Club, Creepsville, Misfits 1982, Hollow Bodies, and Antique Scream. 8 p.m. $8 with costume, $10 without. Call 480-945-4985.

Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. 8th St., Tempe
www.fourpeaks.com
Pumpkin carving contest with the winner taking home a keg of beer, as well as plenty of Pumpkin Porter on tap in case you get thirsty. 6 p.m. No cover. Call 480-303-9967.

Karamba Nightclub
1724 E. McDowell Rd.
www.karambanightclub.com
Fabulous Halloween party hosted by drag diva Diamond and offering a costume contest for cash prizes, $3 pitcher bust, and more. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-254-0231.

Layalena Restaurant
1209 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe
www.layalenarestaurant.com
This swank Middle Eastern eatery and nightclub serves up its Harem Scare'm Halloween Bash with a magic show, jugglers, belly dancers, fire performers, a costume contest for prizes, hookahs, food, drinks, henna painting, dancing, music from Little Fox DJ, and more. 6 p.m. $10. Call 602-460-6953.

Martini Ranch & Shaker Room
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
www.martiniranchaz.com
Metalhead Monsters of Rock extravaganza with music from cover band Metalhead, DJ De Sol in the Shaker Room, and a costume contest for prizes where participants are encouraged to dress in '80s glam wear. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-970-0500.

O'Kelley's
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
www.okelleysbar.com
Costume contest, music from 68 Guns, and drink specials. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-756-6069.

Pussycat Lounge
4426 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
www.pclaz.com
A fabbo Halloween fete is planned, with DJ Cheapshot spinning hip-hop, rock, and '80s retro. 9 p.m. Call 480-481-3100 for cover.

Q Lounge
8501 N. 27th Ave.
www.bobbyq.net
Pimp & Hooker Ball with $2 you-call-its until 10 p.m., $2 Budweiser and Bud Light, and a King Pimp and Queen Ho being crowned at the end of the night. No single men will be admitted "without a ho in tow." 6 p.m. No cover. Call 602-995-5983.

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS —
Monday, October 30:

ASU Kerr Cultural Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.asukerr.com
Robert X. Planet and Roxanne DeWinter present "Planet Poe," with dramatic readings of such macabre Edgar Allan Poe masterpieces as "The Raven," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Bells." Special guests will be on hand, refreshments will also be served, and costumes are encouraged. 7:30 p.m. $20. Call 480-596-2660.

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