By Kathleen Vanesian
By Amy Silverman
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1205 W. Pierce St.
Halloween Bash #6 promising "killer kegs and costumes," as well as rock from NunZilla, Dephinger, Vacation to Kill the Nation, and Exit Wounds. 9 p.m. $7. Call 602-253-8884.
Last Exit Bar & Grill
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Halloween costume party with a prize for best costume, as well as rock from Strange Young Things, Violet Wild, The Loveblisters, Pants, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 480-557-6656.
7340 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
Mystery Mansion Halloween Bash featuring a costume contest with $3,000 in cash prizes, DJs LTJ and J. Alan in the main room, DJ Nameless in the Haunted Ballroom, and more. Drink specials include $5 Jägermonsters, $5 Frankenmeisters, and $5 Zombies. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. $15 pre-sale, $25 at the door. Call 480-970-5000.
O’Kelley’s Sports Bar & Grill
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
Halloween party with a costume contest, giveaways, and music from 68 Guns. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069.
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Halloween Masquerade with DJ sets by the members of Shiny Toy Guns, William Fucking Reed, Jay Wiggins, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-947-3580 for cover.
Sandbar Mexican Grill
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Rock Star Resurrection Party with plenty of "raise the dead" rock 'n' roll, a costume competition with $1,000 in cash prizes, $5 Black Martinis, $3 Witches Brew, and more. 11 a.m. -2 a.m. $5. Call 480-998-8845.
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
Mistress Juliya hosts a night of rock from Mercy Fall, Shallowpoint, Rising Conviction, From Dark, Depswa, Ghostlife, and Hero. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $11. Call 480-829-1822.
Steel Horse Saloon
1818 E. Bell Rd.
Halloween Bash featuring live music by Mad Dog, a costume contest with prizes for the best male and female costumes, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-942-8778.
Stray Cat Bar & Grill
2433 E. University Dr., Tempe
Fright Night Halloween Party featuring a 2,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden, and two stages of music and entertainment from Sixstitch, E Bomb, Signs of Betrayal, Mission G, Ashes of Erin, Slip Micky, Cast a Stone, and others. Costume encouraged. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-967-1040 or visit www.pirateproductionsaz.com for cover.
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Red Light District Costume Ball offering a silent auction benefiting the Wildhorse Ranch Rescue, costume contest, vendors, hors d'oeuvres, tarot card readers, a six-piece party band, DJ RePhil spinning dance hits, music from the Chris Parker Project, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 pre-sale (visit www.ravenevents.com), $30 at the door, $50 without a costume. Call 480-966-9565.
Uncle Charlie’s American Grill
5285 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
Halloween party with live music, prizes for the best three costumes (being judged at 10 p.m.), and more. 6 p.m. -1 a.m. Call 602-993-5004.
The Waterfront Grill
1949 W. Ray Rd., Suite 11, Chandler
Halloween costume party with prizes, a DJ, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-732-0929.
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Costume Party with prizes, giveaways, drink specials, and music from The Necronauts, Stereotyperider, Colorstore, Kirkwood-Dellinger, and The Desperate Hours. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-967-4777.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 SPECIAL EVENTS
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Día de los Muertos celebration with mariachis, Latin music and entertainment, arts and crafts, food, pastries, vendors and artisans, and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Also runs Saturday, Oct. 27. $10 ($9 for seniors, $5 for students, $4 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3). Call 480-941-1225.
Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. 8th St., Suite 104, Tempe
The ninth annual pumpkin-carving contest features plenty of pints of Pumpkin Porter, prizes, and more. 6-10 p.m. Call 480-303-9967.
Mystery Mansion Dinner Theatre
2200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
The interactive "comedy mystery dinner theater" will stage Murder at Magic Manor for those looking for thrills, chills, and kills. 5 p.m. $49 per person (includes dinner). Call 480-994-1520.
625 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Women Living With Purpose stage "Urban Arts in the Park: All Hallows Eve," featuring live graffiti and other art displays, DJs rocking the record decks, organic food, witches brew and other drinks, activity areas for kids, and more. 1 p.m. Contact email@example.com.
1506 Grand Ave.
A special Halloween edition of Dr. Sketchy's life drawing workshop will be presented. 7 p.m. $7. Call 602-256-6006.
BARS & CLUBS
La Perla Caf√©
5912 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Halloween Costume Party and Ladies Night with live music, DJs, promo giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 623-939-7561.
Martini Ranch & Shaker Room
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
"Monsters of the Industry" party with music from Metalhead, and more. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. $5. Call 480-970-0500.
407 E. Roosevelt St.
Local rockers 42 Eternal will hold its CD-release show and Halloween party with support from Fetch, Sweet Sin, Record Life, and Click 60. 6:30 p.m. $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Call 602-462-5516.
SIX Lounge & Restaurant
7316 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
Masquerade Dance Party featuring costume contests, appetizers, music from DJ Jon Citron, and drink specials. 6-10 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit www.arizonamingle.com