A Series of Unfortunately Cool Events

Our 2006 guide to the crème of the creepy crop

Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.luckymanonline.com
Shock rockers Fear Factory, Suffocation, Hypocrisy, and Decapitated present a special pre-Halloween concert. 6:30 p.m. $20 to $23. Call 480-829-0707.

Metal Devastation 2
2942 N. 16th St.
www.metaldevastation.com
Hellacious show featuring music by Fight Like Hell, CDC, Though the Heavens May Fall, Desolate Demise, Calling of Syrens, and Upon My Enemies. 6:30 p.m. $10. Call 602-277-5650.

BARS & CLUBS —
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30:

Blue Note Cellars
7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
www.bluenotecellars.com
Bootleggers Ball with a costume contest for more than $1,000 in cash prizes, drink specials for service industry professionals, and acoustic music by Bobby St. Vincent & The Blue Note Project. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-990-2583.

Next Lounge & Nightclub
7111 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
www.nextscottsdale.com
SINdustry Halloween Party II with DJ Gable spinning hip-hop and dance tracks, a costume contest for cash prizes, and half-price bottle service for industry professionals. 9 p.m. $5. Call 480-970-6398.

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS —
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31:

Arizona State Fair at Veterans' Memorial Coliseum
1826 W. McDowell Rd.
If you want to cleanse your soul from all the devils, witches, and ghouls dominating the Halloween season, head for the Faith & Family Fun Night at the Coliseum, featuring The One, the "world's first holy hip-hopera." This Christian-themed, ghetto-fabulous musical stars the rappers and b-boys of the Valley's Urban Artists United and deals with the future of mankind in the year 2042, where the music industry controls society and Satan takes the form of an evil record executive hell-bent on luring the righteous to their damnation. 7 p.m. Free with fair admission, $20 reserved seating. See www.theonemusical.com.

Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
www.phxlib.org
The @Central Gallery unveils its annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, with custom-made artistic altars ranging from traditional to nontraditional works created by such Valley artists as Lora Swenson, Ray Carns, Lisa Takata, Rev. Dr. Jorge Eagar, Cynthia Clark, Graciela Mera, and others. Runs through Nov. 9. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Call 602-262-4636.

Counter Culture Cafe
2330 E. McDowell Rd.
www.counterculturecafeaz.com
Dracucoffee with a costume contest for prizes, hookahs from The Den, and giveaways, as well as DJs darksouldealer and Æternum spinning gothic, darkwave, and synth-pop. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 602-231-0762.

A Favored Affaré Catering & Bistro
4016 E. Main St., Mesa
www.favoredaffare.com
Stop in for a free bowl of witches stew (limit one per customer). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 480-807-7949.

La Perla Cafe
5912 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Halloween concert presented by Mo Thugs Family and Lazy Bones with a performance by Big Sloan, hip-hop and reggaeton spun by DJs Big Latin and Villin, a costume contest, and more. 18-and-over, 21 to drink. 8 p.m. $10. Call 623-939-7561.

BARS & CLUBS —
Tuesday, October 31:

Amsterdam
718 N. Central Ave.
www.amsterdambar.com
Visit this swank Halloween party for drink specials, a costume contest for prizes at 11 p.m., and more. 8 p.m. Call 602-258-6122.

Charlie's
727 W. Camelback Rd.
www.charliesphoenix.com
Hot Halloween hootenanny with two-step lessons at 8 p.m. with Travis, entertainment from Charlie's Gold Diggers, and a costume contest with cash prizes for best drag, scariest, and most original. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-265-0224.

The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
www.clubhousegigs.com
Halloween concert and video shoot featuring Sage Francis, Die Young, Brad B. & Foundation, and My Friend Andy. 8:30 p.m. $20. Call 480-968-3238.

Club Palazzo
710 N. Central Ave.
www.clubpalazzo.net
Get your freak on at Tranzylvania's Drop Dead Sexy Halloween Party with DJ Dan spinning dark industrial, EBM, and gothic, as well as costume contests and prize drawings. 10 p.m. $7. Call 602-229-1150.

Coconut Club Bar & Grill
414 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.coconutclubbargrill.com
Enjoy such drink specials as $3 SoCo Lime and $3 Captain Morgans while competing for $1,000 in prizes and giveaways up for grabs at this joint's midnight costume contest. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-966-2228.

Dos Gringos
4209 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
www.dosgringosaz.com
Craftsman Court Massacre Halloween Bash with DJs, a costume contest, drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 480-423-3800.

Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
www.dosgringosaz.com
Nightmare on Eighth Street with a costume contest for prizes, DJ, and drink specials. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 480-968-7879.

Drift Polynesian Restaurant & Tiki Lounge
4341 N. 75th St., Scottsdale
www.driftlounge.com
Pirates 'n' Wenches Extravaganza with giveaways, costume contest for prizes, and drink specials. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-949-8454.

Friends
1028 E. Indian School Rd.
www.friendsaz.com
Celebrate Allhallows Eve with a costume contest for cash prizes and drink specials. 9 p.m. No cover. 602-277-7729.

George & Dragon
4240 N. Central Ave.
Halloween party featuring pint specials, a costume contest for cash prizes, and more. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 602-241-0018.

Hollywood Alley
2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa
www.hollywoodalleyrocks.com
Drink specials, and music from Blessedbethyname, Slip Micky, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-820-7117 for cover.

J-Heads
5110 E. McDowell Rd.
www.myspace.com/jheadsbar
Punk Rock Halloween Party with a buffet, giveaways, costume contest, $2.50 Guinness, $2 Budweiser, and music from more than a dozen bands, including The Itch, Achilles, Arvins Garden, T.V. Trash Kill, Abbi Normal, Drunk On Tuesday, and more. 7 p.m. $5. Call 602-225-0307.

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