Fear and Fun in Phoenix

With Halloween just around the corner, time is running out for urbanites of the PHX to conjure up a killer costume for the annual celebration of everything thrilling and chilling. So whatcha gonna be? Better come up with something good, ace, and not just because you're running out of bedsheets to cut holes in, but also because All Hallows' Eve is a holiday that's meant to be spent in style. But whether you go as Jack Sparrow, Jack Bauer, or even Samuel L. Jackson, you'll need some off-the-chain parties to show off your duds and win some serious scrilla at costume contests. Luckily, we've got the skinny on the big blasts and bizarrely bacchanalian bashes going down in P-town. With hundreds of Halloween hoedowns taking place over the nearly weeklong stretch from Friday, October 26, until Wednesday, October 31, there's gonna be nightmares on every street in the Valley, and we've put together a day-by-day planner so you can scare up a good time.


Alice Cooper’stown
101 E. Jackson St.
Get ready to scream your brains out at the "Seven Deadly Films" showcase and Halloween party, which features the screening of a septet of horrorific short films (each 20 minutes or under), as well as a Q&A session with the directors, prizes, and a full banquet dinner. 7-11 p.m. $20. Call 602-253-7337 or see www.deadlyevent.com.

Chandler Cinemas
2140 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
The Midnite Movie Mamacita's monthly "Grindhouse Redux" offers a horror film double feature of 1980's The Cravingand 1970's The Wizard of Gore, as well as prize giveaways and more. 9 and 11 p.m. $6. Visit www.midnitemoviemamacita.com.

Palo Verde Golf Course
6215 N. 15th Ave.
Tee up for an evening of Haunted Halloween Night Golf with orange glow balls and lights. 6 p.m. $30 per adult, with one child's admission included ($15 each additional child). Call 602-249-9930.

The Wrigley Mansion
2501 E. Telawa Trail
Wicked Night at the Wrigley party with music by the Chris Parker Project, Gooder Band, and DJ Tony from MIX 96.9, as well as a costume contest for prizes, food, drink specials, and more. 21 and over. 8 p.m. $50 per person. Call 602-553-7382.


Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Halloween Costume & Rock 'n' Roll Ball with music from Twig, Brimstone Flowers, Ninja Fish, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 480-945-4985.

Cherry Lounge & Pit
411 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
The Fright Night Pre-Halloween Party with $1 drinks from 9 to 10 p.m., $3 Captain Morgan and Smirnoff drinks, a costume contest for cash prizes, guest DJs, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-298-1384 for cover.

Club Mardi Gras & VooDoo Lounge
8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
Rock out at "In the Name of Metal" night, featuring gut-crunching rock from St. Madness, Suicide Circus, Kraised, Metal Elvis, and more. 7 p.m. $8 (with discounts for those in costume). Call 480-990-5707.

Club Palazzo
710 N. Central Ave.
Wear your finest goth gear and fetish wear for the weekly Tranzylvania dance spectacular with DJ Dan and Noiz.Fkr spinning industrial, EBM, and gothic music. 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. $7. Call 602-229-1150.

The Landmark Restaurant
809 W. Main St., Mesa
A special mystery dinner theater will be presented in the historic hall adjacent to the restaurant, with food and drinks served during the show. $42 per person. Call 480-634-5885 for showtimes.

Maloney’s on Campus
955 E. University Dr., Tempe
Saints and Sinners Ball with giveaways, $3 "you-call-its," a "sexiest angel and devil contest," and more. 7 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-894-2224.

Martini Ranch & Shaker Room
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
Attend Boogey Night and score some seriously swank rewards, such as a Las Vegas trip for two for the "best overall" costume, or a night in the joint's VIP Green Room for the "best group" costume, as well as prizes for the sexiest, most original, scariest, and worst costumes. The event also features music from The Polyesters, DJ Michael in the Shaker Room, drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. $20. Call 480-970-0500.

7363 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale
Halloween Salsa Night with DJ Ramiro, Latin videos, flamenco shows, and more. Also occurs on Saturday, Oct. 27. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. each night. Call 480-990-9026 for cover.

Q Lounge
8501 N. 27th Ave.
The 21st annual Pimp & Ho Ball offers contests for King Pimp and Queen Ho (with $100 prizes for each), drink specials like $2 Slut Shots until 10 p.m. and $3 Pimp Juice all night, and more. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-995-5982 for cover.

The Sets
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
Halloween party with music from Playing God, Inkult, Jason Society, Beyond the Now, The Sammus Theory, Internal Defect, and Via Vengeance, as well as prizes for the first 50 attendees. Costumes are encouraged. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $11. Call 480-829-1822.


Alwun House
1204 E. Roosevelt St.
The annual Monsters Ball Halloween Fundraiser and Costume Party features live entertainment, readings of Edgar Allan Poe's writings by Planet Poe, DJs, performance artists, dancing, a "monster" buffet, cash bar, and more. 21 and over only. 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. While there, enjoy the annual "Monster's Menagerie" group exhibit, consisting of "evil, satirical, edgy, dangerous, otherworldly, and fantasy" works of art. Runs through Nov. 2. Call 602-253-7887.

AREA Phoenix
2102 N. 23rd Ave.
Celebrate The Monster Ball in style at this newly opened gay nightspot, with entertainment on multiple stages, costume contests, DVD giveaways, and different decorated theme rooms (including a seven-story spider web illuminated with ultraviolet lighting). DJ Lee Thornhill works the ones and twos inside, while outside, DJ Doom spins hip-hop. 21 and over only before 2 a.m., 18 and over afterwards. 9 p.m. $25. Visit www.monster-ball.com.

Atomic Comics
1120 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
Geek out at the "Return of Animefest," featuring video game team tournaments, three screens of continuous anime movies and J-pop videos, giveaways, cosplay contests for prizes (for both adults and children), a performance by otaku hip-hop artist Maja, and more. Noon to midnight. Call 480-649-0807.

Chandler Cinemas
2140 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Broadway Bound & Gagged, the local troupe of Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcasters, will present several performances of the cult classic during the week of Halloween, each featuring "virgin sacrifices," games, costume contests, and surprises. Not recommended for those under 17 without adult accompaniment. 11 p.m. $7. Also 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Call 602-502-8421 or visit www.azrocky.com.

The Happening at Copper Square
Second Street between Washington and Jefferson streets
The daylong urban event features the Downtown Phoenix Loft and Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the "What's Happening" Street Expo with vendors, food, and entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m.; live entertainment from street performers, musicians, and participants in the Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts from 4 to 7 p.m.; the parade itself starting at 7 p.m.; a downtown pub crawl starting at 9 p.m.; a fireworks show at 10 p.m.; and more. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (with the pub crawl running until 2 a.m.). Admission is free for the expo and parade, $8 for the Loft and Home Tour, and $12 pre-sale ($15 day of event) for the pub crawl). Visit www.copper square.com/happening.

The Icehouse
429 W. Jackson St.
Rock on until the break of dawn at theFright Night rave featuring a stellar array of DJs from around the Valley and around the globe spinning trance, house, drum 'n' bass, breakbeats and hardcore on several stages. The lineup includes such headliners as Philly's Michael Myers, Toronto's Freaky Flow, Belgium's Kristof, and Florida's Wutam, as well as a host of local rave scene regulars. 9 p.m. -5 a.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door before 11 p.m., $30 afterwards, $40 VIP admission. Call 602-400-4997.

Jobing.com Arena
9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale
Fans are encouraged to come in costume during the Phoenix Coyotes' Howl-O-Ween night, as the team squares off against the Dallas Stars. Tickets cost $11.35 to $296.35. Call 480-784-4444 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Paper Heart
750 Grand Ave.
Club Hell's "Noche De Los Muertos" fetish-industrial dance event, featuring music from Dawn of Ashes and The Autopsy Report, as well as spin sessions by DJVIRGO, Nfin8, Jay Cock, Geoffrey Paris, and DJ AKA. The event also includes fetish performances by TNG-AZ, mistresses from the Den of Indomitus, rope bondage by master Justin Baker, and a private play dungeon. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Call 602-262-2020.

Phoenix Parade of the Arts
Downtown Phoenix
Freaks, artist types, urbanites, and hepcats of every sort will join together in this massively mobile art show and parade that will find its way through Copper Square. Pre-parade music and entertainment starts at 4 p.m. outside the Collier Center (at Second and Washington streets) with the parade departing from that location at 7 p.m. The parade will include jugglers, clowns, performance artists, shopping cart floats, fire spinners, belly dancers, art cars, bicyclists, and other bizarre displays, as well performances by Portland's MarchFourth Marching Band, Sonorous, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Strange, Sonorous, World Class Thugs, and others. 4-10 p.m. Visit the MySpace site for more info.

Trunk Space
1506 Grand Ave.
Anaya Tribal presents a special "Halloween Belly Dance" event and costume party with prizes, music, and more. 8 p.m. $10. Call 602-256-6006.


Alice Cooper’stown
101 E. Jackson St.
Afterparty for the Second Annual Phoenix Parade of the Arts with music from The Biffos, and the MarchFourth Marching Band. 8 p.m. $5. Call 602-253-7337.

Anderson’s Fifth Estate
6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
Halloween Bash featuring the Saturday Live Retro Dance Party from MIX 96.9 FM, and more. 8 p.m. Call 480-994-4168 for cover.

Arizona Joe’s
417 S. Winchester Rd., Apache Junction
Costume Party with cash prizes, music from the Desert Skies Band, drink specials, and more. 8:30 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-983-6115.

Bar Smith
130 E. Washington St.
The "Solstice Spooky Spectacular" hosted by Miss Fitzpatrick and featuring a costume contest with a $250 grand prize, as well as spin sessions from DJs Pete "Supermix" Salaz, Senbad, and Benjamin Cutswell. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Free before 10:30 p.m., $7 afterwards (with $5 cover for those in costume). Call 602-229-1265.

The Billet Bar
3752 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Haunted Halloween Bash with music from the Whiskey Dogs Band, drink specials, and different costume competitions with prizes for the scariest, sexiest, and silliest. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-941-1876.

The Blooze Bar
12014 N. 32nd St.
Rock out with music by Rizon, a costume contest for cash prizes, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-788-4574.

1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
Halloween Hoedown with the "Rock 'n' Roll Cowboy" contest with prizes for the best cowboy, best cowgirl, and best overall costumes, as well as live music from Alex Calsa, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-839-0505.

Bombshells Cabaret
4420 E. Thomas Rd.
Sexy Costume & Fetish Ball with giveaways, drink specials, and prizes (including the grand prize of a 37-inch flat screen television). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-281-0122 for table reservations and cover.

BS West
7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
The infamous Scottsdale gay bar will hold celebrate the 10th anniversary of their always-outrageous Halloween party with a gigantic blowout featuring a massive drag production, a costume contest, VIP sections, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Call 480-945-9028.

Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse
6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Halloween party with prizes for best costume, drink specials, and music from Pat James. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-488-9118.

Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Ether Bunny Records' "All Hallows Costume & Beer Bash" with rock from The Plump Tones, Kraised, A Few Random Drunks, The Earps, and others. Costumes encouraged. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 480-945-4985.

CK’s Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Costume contest for cash prizes, drink specials, and music from Legend City. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.

Club Red
2155 E. University Dr., Tempe
Erotic Halloween Fetish Ball offering a sexy costume contest for cash prizes, as well as giveaways, live airbrush and body-painting demonstrations by Carlos Duran and circus_freaque, an erotic photo shoot featuring the Liquid Latex Models, and more. Numerous local bands will perform on two stages, including Volatile Minds, Dirtnap, Undivided, TI22, Property Six, Saevus, Chemicals of Democracy, Hollow, and Kings Field. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-966-4733 for cover.

Coach & Willie’s
412 S. 3rd St.
Halloween Bash hosted by Ritmo Latino Entertainment with DJs AL3 and Villin on the record decks, a costume contest for prizes (such as an iPod), and more. Drink specials include $3 16-ounce Bud Lights and $3 Parrot Bays until 11 p.m., and $4 Jägermeister all night long. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-254-5272 for cover.

Connolly’s Bar & Grill
5160 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
Halloween party with DJs, dancing, promos, giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. Call 623-915-5645.

Crabby Don’s Bar & Grill
3861 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert
Enjoy a Dirty Pirate Hooker Party with DJ Myth, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-558-7540.

Deemo’s American Grill
2501 E. Camelback Rd.
Haunted Halloween Party with costume contest, DJs, drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. Call 602-381-6870.

Dillon’s Restaurant
8706 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria
Halloween costume party with live entertainment and more. 7 p.m. Call 623-584-8494.

Driver’s Sports Grill
14175 W. Indian School Rd., Goodyear
Eighth Annual Halloween Bash with a costume contest, DJ and dancing, Coors promos, prizes, an appearance by the Corona girls, giveaways, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 623-536-8571.

El Dorado Bar & Grill
8708 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
Halloween Bash with music from King Gypsy Caravan, drink specials, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-945-2606.

El Toro Bravo Mexican Grill & Cantina
16041 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Peoria
This Peoria eatery celebrates Día de los Muertos in style with a costume contest for prizes (including a $250 prize for the "best dressed"), food and drink, a DJ, dancing, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 623-773-2855.

Ghost Ball Block Party
Indian Plaza, between Buckboard Road and Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
The eighth annual Ghost Ball will be a ginormous 12,000-square-foot Halloween spectacular encompassing both Axis-Radius and Suede, and featuring a costume contest with $10,000 in cash and prizes (for best overall costume, best group, and sexiest), as well as music from EastonAshe, and a cadre of local DJs. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Call 602-405-9721.

Goat Head Saloon
1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
Mellow out at this Halloween party, which features music from Baraka, DJ Seduce, and other bands, plus drink specials like $2.50 pints, a costume contest with prizes, and more. 8 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-464-8030 for cover.

Horse & Hound Sports Grill
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Halloween & Hammered Costume Party with music from Finding Tempe, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-967-7977.

Hurricane Bay
4139 W. Bell Rd.
Romp in the Swamp Horror Halloween Party with DJs, a costume contest, karaoke, drink specials, and more. 7 p.m. -2 a.m. $6. Call 602-843-6100.

Ibiza Blue Restaurante
1964 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
Halloween Costume Dance with four bands and a DJ spinning cumbia, norteño, and merengue, as well as a costume contest for cash prizes (including $200 for first place), and more. 8:30 p.m. -2:30 a.m. $10. Call 480-821-1099.

Icon Studios
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.

The Sets
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.


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.

Papago Park
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 jesikanovoa@oxfordlife.com.

Trunk Space
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.


La Perla Café
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.

Modified Arts
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


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.


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.


Sub-Culture Cafe
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.

Trunk Space
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.


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.

Q Lounge
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.


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.

The Brickhouse
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.

Chandler Cinemas
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.

Marquee Theatre
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.


Alice Cooper’stown
101 E. Jackson St.
Live music from glam rockers Crash Street Kids, punkers The Green Lady Killers, and more. 7 p.m. Call 602-253-7337 for cover.

718 N. Central Ave.
This chic gay bar's Halloween party includes a costume contest at 11 p.m. with a $200 grand prize, and more. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-258-6122.

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.

7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
Relentless Graveyard Ball featuring British turntablist Nick Warren spinning progressive house, as well as prizes for "best individual" and "best group" costumes, and an opening set by local DJs Turner & Heit. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 pre-sale. Call 480-970-1112.

Cactus Jack’s
4747 E. Elliot Rd., Suite 2, Phoenix
Halloween Bash with prizes and giveaways, DJs, dancing, contests for the sexiest and best overall costume (with the latter offering a $500 prize), $3 "you-call-its" all night, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission with costume. Call 480-893-6630 for cover.

Casey Moore’s Oyster House
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
Drink specials, costumed revelers, and "all your favorite spirits" await at this haunted Tempe bar. 11 a.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-968-9935.

Cherry Lounge & Pit
411 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Horror in the Pit Halloween Party with drink specials, guest DJs, a costume contest for cash prizes, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-298-1384 for cover.

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila
7228 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
Día de Los Muertos party and grand-opening celebration with food and drink tastings, music, contests, and more. 11 a.m. -11 p.m. Call 480-970-9002.

Club Silver
136 E. Washington St.
The Freaks Come Out at Night dance spectacular, featuring drum 'n' bass superstars Dylan and Tech Itch, as well as local DJ Ultra Black. 9 p.m. $15 before midnight, $20 afterwards (with discounts for those in costume or with college I.D.). Visit www.phxdnb.com.

Coconut Club Bar & Grill
414 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Halloween blowout with drink specials, giveaways, costume contests, and DJ Sterling spinning hip-hop and Top 40. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-966-2228.

Dos Gringos
4209 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
The "From DOS 'til DAWN" Halloween Bash promises drink specials, cash prizes for the sexiest and most creative costumes, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-423-3800.

Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
Hit up this frat-boy hangout for its annual Nightmare on Eighth Street fiesta for cheap drink specials, cash prizes for the sexiest and most creative costumes, awesome Mexican food, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-968-7879.

Eli’s American Grille
7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
Halloween Costume Party with music from The Charlene Tarango Band, a costume contest, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-948-9800.

Famous Sam’s
4343 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Pimp-n-Ho Night with costume contests, music from Heat, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $6. Call 623-937-6131.

Graham Central Station
7850 S. Priest Dr., Tempe
Halloween Party with DJs spinning in three separate clubs, drink specials, a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-496-0799 for cover.

Great Alaskan Bush Company
2980 Grand Ave.
Enjoy the beautiful and busty ladies of ABCO, as well as 2-for-1 drink specials, and more. 11 a.m. -2 a.m. $8 cover. Call 602-254-2909.

Greekfest Restaurant
1940 E. Camelback Rd.
Customers who dress as a Greek god or goddess will receive a complimentary appetizer and a glass of wine or beer. 5-10 p.m. Call 602-265-2990.

Hurricane Bay
4139 W. Bell Rd.
Halloween Hump Day Party with DJs, a costume contest, karaoke, drink specials, a TV taping of the "Boogie at the Bay" at 9 p.m., and more. 7 p.m. -2 a.m. $6. Call 602-843-6100.

5110 E. McDowell Rd.
Punk Rock Halloween Party with a costume contest, drink specials, raffle giveaways, and music from Dr. Know, The Fed-Ups, Johnny Blood and the Transfusions, Dephinger, Stitch Hopeless and the Sea Legs, Burn the Herd, Walt Flanagan's Dog, and more. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 (or $3 if dressed in costume). Call 602-225-0307.

The Loft
420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Costume Party with music from Drop Top Entertainment and more. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. $5. Call 480-967-8188.

Marc’s Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
Fourth Annual "Nightmare on Marc's Street," featuring a costume contest with prizes for the funniest, scariest, most creative, and sexiest outfits, as well as shot and drink specials, DJs, dancing, and karaoke. 8 p.m. Call 623-842-1053 for cover.

McDuffy’s Grille Chandler
980 E. Pecos Rd., Suite 5, Chandler
Halloween Night Costume Party offering drink specials on cocktails made with Wide Eye energy drink from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., and more. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-966-8200 for cover.

McDuffy’s Peoria
15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
Fifth annual Monster Bash with DJs, dancing, drink specials, and a huge costume contest with a $500 first place prize. Open until 2 a.m. $5. Call 623-334-5000.

Mondrian Scottsdale
7353 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale
The Skybar inside this chic Scottsdale hotel will host the "Totally 80s Halloween" affair, which boasts spin sessions from celebrity DJs Biz Markie and Cool-V, "devilishly delicious" cocktail specials, and hotel staff dressed in totally awesome '80s attire. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-444-0549 for table or cabana reservations.

Rework Lounge
5064 E. McDowell Rd.
Saints and Sinners Halloween Party with promos from Jägermeister and an appearance from the Jäger Girls, a costume contest for prizes (including a bottle of Jäger for first place, and a case of domestic beer for second place), and more. Drink specials include 75-cent Jell-O shots, as well as $3 Jäger Bombers and $4 Red-Headed Sluts for those in costume. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-275-0682.

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
Celebrate Halloween with Southern-rock combo JJ Grey & Mofro, as well as local bluesman Mikel Lander. 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $22. Call 602-265-4842.

The Ruby Room Lounge
717 S. Central Ave.
Halloween party with giveaways for best costume, music from Runaway Diamonds, Fatigo, DJ Spook, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 602-258-6900.

2701 E. Indian School Rd.
Costume contest, cash prizes, "scary" drink specials, and plenty of rockin' tunes from the jukebox. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-956-8998.

Stray Cat Bar & Grill
2433 E. University Dr., Tempe
Banned in Tempe's Halloween Bash with a performance by The Fuck You Ups, a costume contest, giveaways from AZPX, and DJ Johnny Volume and guests spinning punk, hardcore, ska, and garage music. 9 p.m. Call 480-967-1040.

TT Roadhouse
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
Costume contest, cash prizes, as well as "scary" drink specials, and the "best fuggin' jukebox in the Valley." Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8723.

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