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Salty Señorita Four Valley locations Salty Senorita's Spooktacular Bash will go down at each location, featuring "Don Eduardo Scissorhands Magical Margaritas," $2 Tuaca Apple pie shots, $4 SoCo shots, mariachis, celebrity-judged costume contests for cash prizes, DJs, dancing, ice luges, and more 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-946-7258.
San Felipes Cantina 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe Halloween party with free schwag, DJs, drink specials, and a costume contest for cash prizes ($300 for first, $150 for second, $75 for third). Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-736-8226.
Shady's 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.
Silver Martini & Wine 136 E. Washington St. www.myspace.com/silver136 Local hip-hop star Willy Northpole will work the mic at Silver's Halloween party hosted by Power 98.3's Tio Gio and featuring DJ SOO on the turntables. Specials like $1 drafts, $4 Red Bulls drinks, and $5 Hennessy drinks run until 11 p.m.; and the scariest, sexiest and most authentic costumes will each get a $300 bar tab. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-618-2908 for cover.
SKYE Fine Dining & Live Entertainment 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountains Dr., Peoria Feel the funk at the Hoteez N Hooliganz Halloween Bash, which will feature DJ Lethal and DJ Soulman spinning the jams and local favorites Phunk Junkeez and Silver Medallion taking to the stage. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 pre-sale, $20 day of event. Call 480-829-0707 or visit www.luckymanonline.com.
Steel Horse Saloon 1818 E. Bell Rd. Halloween Bash featuring music from Cell Phone Cowboys, a costume contest with cash prizes, drink specials, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-942-8778.
Stray Cat Bar & Grill 2433 E. University Dr., Tempe Local psychobilly band Creepsville 666 and the punks of Stitch Hopeless and the Sea Legs will perform. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-967-1040 for cover.
Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro 1809 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale Halloween Dance Party where patrons wearing costumes get their first glass of wine free. Jesse the DJ provides the music. 8-11 p.m. Call 623-536-6600.
Tom Ryan's 70 W. Warner Dr., Chandler Cowboy up with $300 in prizes for the best costumes, music from Urban Country, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-792-1699.
TT Roadhouse 2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale Halloween bash with a costume contest for prizes, "scary" drink specials, and the "best fuggin' jukebox in the Valley." Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8723.
Upper Deck Sports Grill 4224 N. Craftsman Ct. www.upperdecksportsgrill.com The Oingo Boingo Halloween Dance Party with music from Devo Carillo, drink specials, and a costume contest. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-941-9333.
Vine Tavern 801 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe This popular hangout for ASU students offers "scary-oake," a costume contest for cash prizes, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-894-2662.
The Well Bar 2623 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale www.thewellbar.net This Scottsdale joint becomes "The Hell Bar" for the night and offers $2 domestics and wells all day, with a costume contest later that night. 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-423-7087.
Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe www.yuccatap.com Costume party with prizes, giveaways, and music from The Necronauts, Minibosses, Stereotyperider, Babaluca, and Man About a Dog. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-967-4777.
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Grave Inf3kt3d www.hellguide.com Slam-dance until dawn at this all-night party boasting industrial music from Sang.Rael and L.A.'s Mankind is Obsolete, as well as a spin sessions by Forsaken is Dead, Substation, K.O.R.E., Cytheria, and other DJs. 9 p.m.-5 a.m. $15 pre-sale. Call 602-501-5466 the night of the event for the location.
The Happening in downtown Phoenix 5th St. between Garfield and Roosevelt Streets The daylong event features the Downtown Phoenix Loft and Home Tour from 10 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 7:30 p.m.; a downtown pub crawl starting at 9 p.m.; and more. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (with the pub crawl running until 2 a.m.). Admission is free for the expo and parade, $8 pre-sale ($10 day of) for the Loft and Home Tour, and $12 pre-sale ($15 day of event) for the pub crawl). Visit www.coppersquare.com/happening.
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue 11811 S. Lindsay Rd., Gilbert Party with the ponies at the ranch's Halloween Costume Party and Fundraiser with food and drinks, prizes, an outdoor bar, live music, barn tours, and a chance to meet the horses. Entertainment includes hypnotist Pattie Freeman the Hypnotist, music from singer Ritchie Rhinehardt, and a special blues jam hosted by Blind Ronnie's House of Blues. 7 p.m. $12. Call 866-928-8007.
BARS & CLUBS
Coach & Willie's 412 S. 3rd St. Ritmo Latino Halloween Fiesta with DJs AL3, Big Latin, and NERD, as well as a costume contest, prizes, giveaways, and more. Drink specials include $1 drafts, $2 wells, $3 Budweisers. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 after 10 p.m. Call 602-254-5272.
Devil's Martini 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale Halloween Hangover Party with a costume contest with prizes for best individual and best group (including free access to a VIP cabana). 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 for guys after 10 p.m. Call 480-947-4873.