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Ghost Ball Block Party Indian Plaza, between Buckboard Road and Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale An estimated 10,000 costumed revelers will be in attendance at this ginormous fete encompassing Axis/Radius and Suede, including numerous VIPs, celebrities, and other glitterati. A costume contest will hand out $10,000 in cash and prizes (for best overall costume, best group, and sexiest), while local rockers EastonAshe and five different DJs will perform. 8 p.m. $20 pre-sale. Call 480-284-6033 for VIP packages and skybox rentals, or visit www www.axis-radius.com.
Fifth Avenue & Madison Event Center 441 W. Madison St. "Trick or Beatz" rave featuring DJs spinning on three stages, prize giveaways, a costume contest, and more. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. $20 in costume, $25 without. Call 602-919-2327.
Icon Studios 1205 W. Pierce St. NunZilla's annual Halloween bash with a costume contest, kegs, and music from the band, as well as Dephinger, Vacation to Kill the Nation, and Christfucker, and more. 9 p.m. $7. Call 602-253-8884.
Marquee Theatre 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe The Kottonmouth Kings stage their "Halloweed" concert, which also includes sets by (hed) p.e., Big B and Dirtball, Subnoize Souljaz, and Short Dawg. 6:30 p.m. $26 in advance, $30 day of. Call 480-829-0707.
Mondrian Scottsdale 7353 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale The Red Bar inside the chic Scottsdale hotel will host a comic book-themed affair with local DJs dropping the beats, while the patio gets transformed into a city skyline/rooftop scene where heroes can battle their nemesi. Costumes are encouraged, and a free bottle of Veuve Yellow Label Reservations will be offered to those making table reservations. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-444-0549 for reservations.
PHiX 1113 Grand Ave. Horror-punk band Calabrese holds its annual Halloween show, with rockers Nim Vind, The Vincent Blackshadows, and Ends in Tragedy opening the show, as well as door prizes, a costume contest, and more. 7 p.m. $12. Call 602-252-7449.
The PHX Music Venue 3619 W. Camelback Rd. Juggalos will definitely wanna check out the "Nightmare in the Dark Side Cemetery" haunted house and show, which features hip-hop performances by Black Plague, MurdaCopa, LV & Famous, MobFam, and more. $4 for the haunted house (which runs from 5 to 7 p.m.), $10 for the live show (which starts at 7:30 p.m.), or $12 for both. Call 602-299-1806.
Fairmont Scottsdale 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale Swankiness abounds at the über-elegant Haunted Hotel Halloween, which takes place inside the resort's Stone Rose Lounge. Old Hollywood glamour will mix with spooky vintage décor (à la the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland) as piano players and DJs provide a scary soundtrack. Tarot card readers, fortune tellers, classic cocktails, celebrity guests, and a premier costume contest with more than $1,000 in prizes are also on tap. 8 p.m. Free. Call 480-419-3190 for table and bottle service.
The Wrigley Mansion 2501 E. Telawa Trail www.wrigleymansionclub.com Wicked Night at the Wrigley party with music by the Chris Parker Project, Shirley's Temple, and local DJs, 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.
BARS & CLUBS
Barwinkles 5930 W. Greenway Rd., Glendale Kick Ass Halloween Party with music from Harry Brown, as well as costume contest featuring prizes for the best group, sexiest, scariest, and the people's choice. Open until 2 a.m. 602-938-9330.
Big Fish Pub 1945 E. University Dr., Tempe www.myspace.com/azbigfish Halloween Night Party with rock from Oblige, Fracture Point, Swarmed, Forktung, and Treble Hook Company. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-449-3474.
The Blooze Bar 12014 N. 32nd St. Fifth annual costume party and contest with cash prizes, drink specials, and music from Rizin. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-788-4574.
Blue Agave Mexican Cantina 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale www.blueagavemexicancantina.com Costume contest with a cash prize, DJ Pete on the decks starting at 9 p.m., appearances by the Jäger and Three Olives girls, and more. Open until 2 a.m. $5. Call 480-419-6375.
Boulders on Broadway 530 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe www.bouldersonbroadway.com Enjoy $2 domestic drafts and $1.25 domestic cans all day long. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-921-9431.
BS West 7125 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale www.bswest.com Halloween Party with a costume contest for $500 in cash prizes, drink specials, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-945-9028.
Cadillac Ranch 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., No. 2105, Tempe www.cadillacranchhome.com "Haunted Hoedown" with live bands, jams provided by DJ Randy, a costume contest, and more, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-894-1111.
Casa Blanca Sports Lounge & Nightclub 1801 W. Van Buren St. A costume party and dance will be held. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-941-7788.
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.
Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila 7228 E. First Ave., Scottsdale One-year anniversary party with live music, a taco-eating contest, art show, costume contest, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Also runs November 1 and 2. Call 480-970-9022.
CK's Tavern & Grill 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix Costume contest for cash prizes, drink specials, and music from Chuck E. Baby. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.