Night Frights

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

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.

NunZilla, Vacation to Kill the Nation, Dephinger, and more are scheduled to perform on Friday, October 31, at Icon Studios in Phoenix.
NunZilla, Vacation to Kill the Nation, Dephinger, and more are scheduled to perform on Friday, October 31, at Icon Studios in Phoenix.
DJ William Fucking Reed is scheduled to spin on Friday, October 31, at Modified Arts. Visit » web link.
DJ William Fucking Reed is scheduled to spin on Friday, October 31, at Modified Arts. Visit » web link.

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.

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
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.


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
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
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
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
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
"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.

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