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
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 SPECIAL EVENTS
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
The @Central Gallery unveils its annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, with custom-made artistic altars ranging from traditional to nontraditional works created by Valley artists. Runs through Nov. 9. 9 a.m. -9 p.m. Call 602-262-4636.
BARS & CLUBS
The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Latin-themed ska superstars Voodoo Glow Skulls celebrate Día de Los Muertos with a Valley show. Left Alone, Bizcasfri, Sigma, and Downplay open the show. 6:30 p.m. $12. Call 480-968-3238.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 SPECIAL EVENTS
227 E. Baseline Rd. Tempe
Black Coffee Halloween Party with DJs Æternum and Darksouldealer spinning industrial, gothic, and darkwave tracks. 8 p.m. Call 480-481-7827 for cover.
1506 Grand Ave.
Get your gourds ready for a night of pumpkin carving at the Grand Avenue art gallery. 7 p.m. Call 602-256-6006.
BARS & CLUBS
Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
AZ's Underground Hip-Hop Showcase with a slew of local hip-hop acts performing. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $8. Call 480-945-4985.
4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Shine Tuesdays presents a Halloween edition of the weekly club night with residents Senbad and DJ Tranzit spinning house along with guest Eric Prydz and others. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-970-3325 for cover.
8501 N. 27th Ave.
Pitch Black Halloween event featuring costume contests for the best male and female (with $100 prizes for each), hourly shot specials, and more. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-995-5982 for cover.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 SPECIAL EVENTS
Al’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs
53 N. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert
Customers in costume who buy one hot dog can get the second one for free. 11 a.m. -9 p.m. Call 480-545-3267.
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria
Halloween Costume Party with a performance of the cult classic Little Shop of Horrors, as well as a costume contest, appetizers, no-host bar, postshow party, and meet-and-greet with the cast. 9 p.m. $55.46 per person. Call 623-776-8400.
ASU Kerr Cultural Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
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.
1 E. Jackson St.
Nerdcore hip-hopper MC Chris brings his wicked raps about Boba Fett, video games, and other geek topics to the Valley, with support from The Medic Droid, and The Brothers Backword. 7 p.m. $15 pre-sale, $17 day of show. Call 602-258-7880.
2140 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
The Midnite Movie Mamacita presents several special screenings of Ed Wood's 1959 cult classic Plan 9 from Outer Space. 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. $6. Visit www.midnitemoviemamacita.com.
Chyro Arts Venue
1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Halloween Party with rock music from The Brave Optimistic and guests, costume contests, concessions and treats, literature performances, and other events. 7 p.m. $5. Call 480-258-2329.
1724 E. McDowell Rd.
Halloween Party hosted by Grecia featuring cash prizes for the top three costumes, drink specials like a $3 pitcher beer bust, and more. 9 p.m. Call 602-254-0231.
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
KUPD Monster Mosh concert featuring rockers Hurt, Five Finger Death Punch, Razer, Mission G, and Holmberg's Sub-Human Sideshow. 6:30 p.m. $9.98 in advance, $16 day of show. Call 480-829-0707.
1113 Grand Ave.
Experience a night of horror punk from Calabrese, Zombeast, Chapter 23, Creepsville, and others, as well as black magic by Ray Valenz, a "costume contest from Hell," prizes, and more. 7:30 p.m. $8. Call 602-252-7449.
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." Runs through Nov. 10. 8 p.m. $10-$20 (with a $5 discount for those in vampire costume). Call 602-254-2151.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1826 W. McDowell Rd.
Legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper performs at the Arizona State Fair. 7 p.m. Free with fair admission ($12 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 12 and under), $20 for reserved seating. Call 480-784-4444 or visit www.ticket master.com.
BARS & CLUBS
5749 N. 7th St.
Halloween extravaganza with the "Girls that Go Bump in the Night" drag show, drink specials, a drag queen costume contest for a $100 cash prize, and more. 10 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-277-9373.