A Series of Unfortunately Cool Events

Our 2006 guide to the crème of the creepy crop

Listen up, P-Town peeps. When it comes to holidays, Halloween is the shizzle. What other day on the calendar allows you to transform yourself into a pimp, priest, or politician without getting glares from onlookers? Back during your juvie delinquent days, you spent most of the year agonizing over which costume was gonna impress your friends and score you the most candy. Now it's no different, especially since hundreds of hip and hot Halloween events will go down around town from Thursday, October 26, through Tuesday, October 31, and we've got the lowdown on the best. Make sure you're sporting a fly disguise, since literally thousands of dollars in cash and prizes can be won at fetes throughout the Phoenix area. Whether you're a hip-hop hustla looking for off-the-chain parties, a pierced punk princess with a taste for PBRs, or anyone else in between, we've got the score on joints the other local rags don't know about. Check our listings and plan out how you'll celebrate Allhallows Even in style, unless you'd rather spend the next 364 days racked with regret.

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS —
Thursday, October 26:

The Paper Heart
750 Grand Ave.
www.thepaperheart.com
Celebrate both Halloween and Día de los Muertos with "Jornada del Muerto," a themed exhibition commemorating both holidays with photography, paintings, mixed media, and unique altars by Luis Gutierrez, Jeff Falk, Annie Lopez, Stephen Moody, Greg Pentkowski, and J.A. Jurewicz. Runs through Tuesday, Oct. 31. 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free. Call 602-262-2020.

Phoenix Little Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd.
Scorpius Dance Theatre presents A Vampire Tale, a captivatingly lurid production concerning the dark seduction of an innocent young woman into the shadowy underworld of the undead by a "motley crew of bloodsuckers." Also runs at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28. $20. Call 602-254-2151.

BARS & CLUBS —
Thursday, October 26:

Margarita Rocks Beach Club
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.margaritarocks.com
A four-day Halloween Festival kicks off with pumpkin-gut wrestling, and $4 Captain Morgan and Parrot Bay drinks all night. 8 p.m. Call 480-968-3301 for cover.

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS —
Friday, October 27:

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe
www.changinghands.com
The Rolling Darkness Revue, a multimedia extravaganza featuring live music, theatrical lighting, and readings from noted horror authors Clay McLeod Chapman, Peter Atkins, and Aimee Bender. 7 p.m. Free. Call 480-730-0205.

Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
www.asugammage.com
Grab all your Muggle and Mudblood friends, because the ASU Symphony Orchestra, along with the ASU Choral Union, will perform selections from John Williams' score for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, as well as the compositions of Johann Strauss. 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 480-965-3434.

Harkins Centerpoint
730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.harkins.com
More than 30 outlandish and otherworldly feature-length flicks and short films will be screened at the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival covering almost every aspect of the genres, including slashers, space operas, and more. There'll be workshops dedicated to special effects and the art of filmmaking, after-parties at nearby restaurant Grilled Expedition, and such celebrity guests as Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back star Jason Mewes, Critters 2 director Mick Garris, A Nightmare on Elm Streetactress Heather Langenkamp, and others. 7 p.m. to midnight. Also takes place from 11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 28; and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $8 for individual screenings, $25 for four, and $100 for a VIP all-access pass. Call 602-955-6444 or see www.horrorscifi.com.

Hotel San Carlos
202 N. Central Ave.
www.hotelsancarlos.com
Folks can scare up some thrills and chills in downtown Phoenix as the Ghosts of Phoenix tour will take them to allegedly haunted buildings and locations that aren't open to the public, including the hotel, the Westward Ho building, and elsewhere. 8 p.m. Also scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. $10 for adults; kids 12 and under are $5.

ICON Studio
1205 W. Pierce St.
Hallowfuckingween Costume Party with music by Nunzilla, Dephinger, The Mongoloids, Asses of Evil, Whorchatas, Via Vengeance, and more. 21-and-over. 9 p.m. $7. Call 602-253-8884.

The Mansion
3355 N. 15th Ave.
Pimp & Ho's party featuring a costume contest with cash prizes for "Hottest Ho" and "Pimpest Pimp," music from DJs Big Latin and Idenaty, and more. 9 p.m. $20 pre-pay, $25 day of the event. (Only first 150 guests to pre-pay or RSVP will be allowed in.) Call 602-501-1174 for reservations.

Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.luckymanonline.com
Halloween Bash featuring music from Opiate for the Masses, Sixstitch, Digital Summer, Primary, Laconic, Yesterday's Promise, and more. Costumes are encouraged. All ages. 7 p.m. $10. Call 480-829-0707.

Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St.
www.modified.org
Special showcase by The Vault of Spooky, a comedic theater troupe specializing in 10-minute plays with such subject matter as "Blind Date . . . With a Werewolf!!!" and "Who's the Zombie?!" Local bands The Kohl Heart, and Milk Blood will also perform. 7:30 p.m. $8. Call 602-462-5516.

The Paper Heart
750 Grand Ave.
www.thepaperheart.com
Overmind Works presents Necropolis, a night of dark psy-trance, industrial, and other experimental EDM spun by such DJs as Hahn the Barbarian, Moksha Mind, Nick Synergy, Ghreg on Earth, and others. 8 p.m. $10. Call 602-262-2020.

Symphony Hall
225 E. Adams St.
www.phoenixsymphony.org
Led by conductor John Goberman, the Phoenix Symphony presents "Hitchcock for Halloween," a performance of several of the legendary director's masterpieces — including Psycho, North by Northwest, and Dial M for Murder — while clips from said movies are projected on a big screen. 8 p.m. Also takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $18 to $67. Call 602-495-1999.

The Wrigley Mansion
2501 E. Telawa Trail
www.wrigleymansionclub.com
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
www.chaserslive.com
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.

Club Palazzo
710 N. Central Ave.
www.clubpalazzo.net
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
www.cooknjacks.net
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.
www.macayo.com
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
www.margaritarocks.com
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.

Mickey's Hangover
4310 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale
www.mickeyshangover.com
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.

Q Lounge
8501 N. 27th Ave.
www.bobbyq.net
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:

Alwun House
1204 E. Roosevelt St.
www.alwunhouse.org
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.
www.castlesportsclub.com
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.

Days Inn
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.
www.dbg.org
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.
www.desertjuggalos.com
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.

Diablo
www.diablo2006.com
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.

Dos Gringos
4209 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
www.dosgringosaz.com
Dostoberfest Fall Festival with pumpkin carving, games, bratwurst, drink specials, and more. 11 a.m. Also takes place Sunday, Oct. 29. No cover. Call 480-423-3800.

Ghost Ball Block Party
Indian Plaza, between Buckboard Road and Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
Experience this humongous 12,000-square-foot Halloween event encompassing both Axis/Radius and Suede and featuring a costume contest with $7,000 in cash and prizes (for best overall costume, best group, and sexiest), as well as music from Losing William, and DJs Swerve, MCB, and Element. 8 p.m. $25. Call 480-970-1112.

Madhouse Records
1126 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe
www.myspace.com/madhouserecordsaz
Special Halloween punk show with music by Exhausted Prayer, Heatstroke, Slamdunk, and Something That Kills People. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-927-9000.

The Paper Heart
750 Grand Ave.
www.thepaperheart.com
Noche de los Muertos Halloween Bash with live music by Autopsy Report, an audience-judged costume contest, Día de los Muertos artwork and altars in the gallery, animation by Steve Gompf, ethereal electronic music from Last Wave and Jeff Falk, freakish feats from Stephen Strange, and more. 8 p.m. $5. Call 602-262-2020.

Symphony Hall
225 E. Adams St.
The Phoenix Symphony stages "Chills, Thrills and Trills," with excerpts from Hector Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique, the Russian tone poem "A Night on Bald Mountain," and the classic "A Sorcerer's Apprentice." A costume contest will also be held. 2:30 p.m. $10 to $18. Call 602-495-1999.

The Teeter House
622 E. Adams St.
www.theteeterhouse.com
Jazz up your Halloween with music from Mary Hollan and more. 5:30 p.m. Call 602-252-4682.

Trunk Space
1506 Grand Ave.
www.thetrunkspace.com
Travels (With My Aunt), and Archbishop Jason Poland. 8 p.m. $3 with a Misfits shirt, Devilock, or Fiend Club card; $4 with costume; $5 for everyone else. Call 602-256-6006.

BARS & CLUBS —
Saturday, October 28:

26th Street Blues Bar
2547 E. Indian School Rd.
www.26thstreetblues.com
Get down at this Halloween celebration with music by Jimmy Peyton's Midnite Blues Band, a costume contest for prizes, giveaways, and more. 9 p.m. $2. Call 602-955-0881.

Alice Cooper'stown
101 E. Jackson St.
www.alicecooperstown.com
Halloween show with drink specials, music by Grave Danger, and more. 8 p.m. Call 602-253-7337 for cover.

Anderson's Fifth Estate
6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
www.a5e.net
Halloween Bash featuring the Saturday Live Retro Dance Party from MIX 96.9 FM, as well as a costume contest for prizes, drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-994-4168.

The Bar
1212 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Blues Women & Friends Festival benefiting UNICEF, with more than 30 local bands performing. Noon. No cover (but donations accepted). Call 602-929-9755.

Barcelona
15440 E. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Scottsdale
www.barcelonadining.com
A huge costume contest with $3,000 in cash and prizes is the highlight of this Halloween fete, with a VIP cocktail reception and contestant registration at 8 p.m. (reservations are required), and a dance party with live music starting at 10 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-603-0370.

Big Daddy's North Sports Bar
2401 W. Union Hills Dr.
www.bigdaddysnorth.com
Trash City's Halloween Party featuring a costume contest for prizes at midnight, music from Element 115, food, drink specials, a special edition of The Gong Show, and more. 8 p.m. $5, with VIP reserved seats for $15. Call 602-953-2728.

Big Fish Pub
1954 E. University Dr., Tempe
www.thebigfishpub.com
Halloween Part 2 featuring music by Psychostick, Ayva, Comfort for Change, The Boulevard, and Denial Method, as well as drink specials, and giveaways. 9 p.m. Call 480-966-5010 for cover.

BS West
7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
www.bswest.com
The main event at this Halloween fete will be Pussycat Cabaret, an outdoor drag show paying tribute to an array of such films as Strictly Ballroom, Grease, Flashdance, and The Bodyguard. A costume contest for prizes is also planned. 7 p.m. $20. Call 480-945-9028.

Casey Moore's Oyster House
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
Partake of enough drink specials on witches' brew and spooky spirits available all weekend and you might just end up seeing the ghosts who're rumored to visit this possibly haunted house. Also available Sunday, Oct. 29; Monday, Oct. 30; and Tuesday, Oct. 31. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-968-9935.

CBNC
1420 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.clubcbnc.com
Go old-school at the second annual Grown & Sexy Halloween Costume Party hosted by Power 98.3's JX3 and featuring a performance by hip-hop legends Digital Underground, and music from The Dynamic Duo, and DJs Kaydee, Illmatic, and Robby Rob. A costume contest offers the grand prize of $500, a VIP table reservation at SIX, and a bottle of Moët, and there'll also be gift bags given to the 50 best costumes, drink specials all night, and more than $2,500 in door prizes and giveaways will be handed out. 9 p.m. $10. Call 480-275-8327.

Chasers Bar & Night Club
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
www.chaserslive.com
Club Helloween with multiple BDSM play areas, a dungeon, go-go dancers, performances by Porsche Lynn and The Den of Indomitus Dominas, a costume contest for prizes at midnight, as well as DJ Nfin8, Spyder, and DJVirgo spinning industrial, electro, and EBM. 9 p.m. Call 480-945-4985 for cover.

CK's Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Ahwatukee
www.ckgrill.com
Halloween party featuring a costume contest for cash prizes ($150 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third), music by the Tina Bailey Band at 9:30 p.m., and spooky drink specials. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-706-5564.

Coach & Willie's
412 S. 3rd St.
www.coachandwillies.com
Halloween Bash featuring DJs Ritmo Latino and AL3, drink specials, and giveaways. 9 p.m. Call 602-254-5272 for cover.

e4
4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
www.e4-az.com
You could score some serious swag at this Allhallows Eve celebration with a costume contest with $5,000 in prizes while DJs D-Trip and Kevin Brown spin the hits. Also occurs Sunday, Oct. 29. 9 p.m. $10. Call 480-970-3325.

E-Lounge
4343 N. 7th Ave.
www.eloungephx.com
Haunting Halloween Party boasting a midnight costume contest with a $200 cash prize, DJ Statik spinning hip-hop, $2.50 Captain Morgan drinks (as well as an appearance by Captain Morgan & The Morganettes), giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. Call 602-279-0388 for cover.

Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Raven's Masquerade Ball 2006 featuring a complimentary buffet dinner at 7 p.m., music from DJ Tyger and the Chris Parker Project at 10 p.m., a costume contest at 11:30 p.m. with cash prizes, and tarot card reading throughout the evening. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.

Gecko Grill
835 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert
Children in costume get a free meal from the kids' menu and candy. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 480-892-8099.

Graham Central Station
7850 S. Priest Dr., Tempe
www.grahamcentralstationtempe.com
One scary huge Halloween party featuring a $1,500 costume contest, 25-cent well, wine, and domestics from 6 to 9 p.m., and more. 6 p.m. $5 cover (free with costume before 8 p.m.). Call 480-496-0799.

Harold's Corral
6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
www.haroldscorral.com
Harold's Halloween Costume Party featuring promo giveaways, an appearance by Captain Morgan and the Bailey's Girls from 9 to 11 p.m., music from Mogollon at 9 p.m., and a costume contest at 11 p.m. with $125 cash and $50 gift certificate prizes each for the scariest, funniest, most creative, and judges' pick. 8 p.m. $3 (or free if in costume). Call 480-488-1906.

Joe's Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St.
www.joesgrotto.com
Halloween Bash with drink specials, costume contest, and music from Super Sternal Notch, Back From Ashes, and Astrocreep 2000. 9 p.m. $5. Call 602-992-1007.

Last Exit
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
www.lastexitlive.com
Rock-n-Roll Halloween Bash with a costume contest and music from Zepparella, Budweezer, and Strange Young Things. 9 p.m. $7. Call 480-557-6656.

The Locker Room Sports Bar
3108 E. McDowell Rd.
www.lockerroomphx.com
Halloween extravaganza with giveaways, DJ Domenica spinning hip-hop, $2.50 Captain Morgan drinks (as well as an appearance by Captain Morgan & The Morganettes), a costume contest at 11 p.m. with a $10?? cash prize, and more. 8 p.m. Call 602-267-8707 for cover.

Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
www.marcssportsgrillandnightlife.com
Third Annual Nightmare on Marc's Street offering a costume contest for prizes for the funniest, scariest, most creative, and sexiest outfits, as well as an appearance by Captain Morgan, shot and drink specials, DJs, dancing, and karaoke. 8 p.m. $5. Call 623-842-1053.

Margarita Rocks Beach Club
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.margaritarocks.com
Participate in the Day of the Dead costume contest for $1,000 in cash prizes, partake in a free 40-foot buffet and normal happy hour drink prices from 5 to 9 p.m., or down $3 Captain Morgan and Parrot Bay drinks from 5 to 8 p.m. and $4 Captain Morgan drinks from 8 p.m. until close. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3301 for cover.

Mardi Gras Bar & Grill
8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
Monster Metal Moshpit with giveaways and music by Dresden, Perpetual Death Mode, Howitzer, Triplever, Kilk, Pathetic, Tolerant, and more. 7 p.m. $8. Call 480-970-5707.

Martini Ranch & Shaker Room
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
www.martiniranchaz.com
You'll get plenty of thrills and chills at the Martini Ranch Fright Night 2006 featuring a gigantic party both inside this Scottsdale nightspot and stretching into its parking lot with two separate stages of entertainment — including music by Rock Lobster and Counter Culture — as well as DJ Michael in the Shaker Room, a midnight costume contest with more than $1,000 in cash prizes (for categories such as best overall, group, and sexiest), giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. $20. Call 480-970-0500.

Mateo's Cantina
5504 N. 7th Ave.
www.sylviasfiesta.com
Halloween dance party with music from Str8Up, drink specials, and a costume contest with a grand prize of a New Year's Eve getaway package. 8 p.m. $5. Call 602-242-4252.

Metal Devastation 2
2942 N. 16th St.
www.metaldevastation.com
Halloween Bash with music by Knights of the Abyss, Darkness Before Dawn, Mr. Lethal Himself, As For Us, Though the Heavens May Fall, Foreshadowing Silence, and more. 6 p.m. $8. Call 602-277-5650.

Monkey Pants Bar & Grill
3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.monkeypantsbar.com
This bizarre bar offers drink specials, giveaways, and a Scary STD Storytelling competition where the most terrifying tale wins a week's supply of condoms. 7 p.m. No cover. Call 480-377-8100.

Phase 54
1700 W. Drake Dr., Tempe
www.phase54.com
Exotic Erotic Party featuring a costume contest with cash prizes for naughtiest girl and best costume, hip-hop and dance spun by DJ Area 4, as well as drink specials like $4 Long Islands until 11 p.m. and $3 shots all night. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-551-3970.

The Real Bar
5014 S. Price Rd., Tempe
www.therealbar.com
Edge 103.9 Local Frequency with music by Geriatric Gigolos, Captain Squeegee & The Soap Suds, and more, as well as giveaways, $5 J ger bombs, $4 Jack Daniel's, and $2 pints of Jack's Pumpkin Spiced Ale. 7 p.m. $8 for under 21, $6 for everyone else (and $1 off for those in costume). Call 480-897-1466.

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.

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.

Joe's Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St.
www.joesgrotto.com
Live music from Money $hot, and such drink specials as $2.50 Blue Moon pints, $2.50 SoCo Lime, and $3 Agua. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 602-992-1007.

The Loft
420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.theloftaz.com
Live music from Al Howard & K23 Orchestra, costume contest for cash prizes, drink specials, and more. 8:30 p.m. $7. Call 480-967-8188.

Maloney's on Campus
955 E. University Dr., Tempe
www.maloneystavern.com
Pumpkin carving contest, drink specials like $2 you-call-its, and a costume contest with gift certificate prizes for best, worst, and sexiest costume. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-894-2224.

Maloney's Scottsdale
8608 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
www.maloneystavern.com
Heaven & Hell Party where the front room becomes a heavenly paradise and the back room is a hellish S&M-laden den of iniquity. A costume contest offers $500 cash prizes, DJ Buddha works the turntables, and MIX 96.9 FM will have a live remote. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-889-3122.

Margarita Rocks Beach Club
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.margaritarocks.com
A costume contest with $2,000 in cash prizes is on tap, as are $2 Captain Morgan and Parrot Bay drinks until 10 p.m., and $4 Captain Morgan drinks from 10 p.m. until close. 8 p.m. Call 480-968-3301 for cover.

Monkey Pants Bar & Grill
3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.monkeypantsbar.com
Halloween Night event where Stump the Amputee presents "Phantom of the Limb — A grossly tale of suspense and intrigue," and green beer all night long. 7 p.m. No cover. Call 480-377-8100.

Next Lounge & Nightclub
7111 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
www.nextscottsdale.com
Sugar Tuesdays — Halloween Edition with costume contest for cash prizes, giveaways, and DJs spinning hip-hop. 9 p.m. $10. Call 480-970-6398.

Pat O's Bunkhouse Saloon
4428 N. 7th Ave.
www.bunkhousesaloon.com
Drink specials, free buffet, and a midnight costume contest for prizes. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 602-200-9154.

Pattie's First Avenue Lounge
7220 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
Halloween Night Flight Costume Golf Tourney with food, drinks, a costume contest, prizes, and more. 6:30 p.m. Call 480-990-0103 for cost.

PHiX
1113 Grand Ave.
www.inimi.net/phix.htm
Vamp rock takes center stage with music from Calabrese, Zombeast, and Hour of the Wolf, as well as a performance by Cut Throat Freak Show. 7 p.m. Call 602-252-7449 for cover.

The Pin-Up Girl Lounge
4516 N. 19th Ave.
www.thepin-upgirllounge.com
Halloween's Sexiest Costume Contest with DJ Power 98.3 and DJ Pokaface. 9 p.m. $7. Call 602-973-1280.

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
www.rhythmroom.com
Hillgrass Bluebilly Entertainment's second annual Halloween Hillbilly Ho-down with drink specials and music from Hillstomp, I Can Lick Any Son Of A Bitch In The House, and more. 9 p.m. $12. Call 602-265-4842.

Stray Cat Bar & Grill
2433 E. University Dr., Tempe
The DJs of Take Me Back Tuesdays offer a Halloween Jam Session with special guests, open mic, treats for those in costume, live art by Zokes, and plenty of old-school hip-hop spun by Señior Phat E, Reflekshin, Area 4, T3PO, Tense 12, and more. 8 p.m. $4. Call 480-967-1040.

Sugar Daddy's
3102 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.sugardaddysaz.com
Grave Digger Halloween Bash with a costume contest for prizes, guest DJs both inside and outside, and more. 8 p.m. $2. Call 480-970-6556.

TT Roadhouse
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
Costume contest with cash prizes, and drink specials. 7 p.m. Call 480-947-8723.

Wild Card
801 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
This East Valley gay bar will become a series of monstrous mazes and cryptic catacombs for Halloween, also offering devilish drink specials, costume contests, and "Scaryoke." Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-857-3088 for cover.

Zuma Grill
605 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.zumagrill.com
Halloween celebration with giveaways, and DJ Sean Morley spinning Top 40, hip-hop, and old-school. 9 p.m. Call 480-829-6775 for cover.

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