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By Benjamin Leatherman
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By Katrina Montgomery
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By Kathleen Vanesian
By New Times
By Ray Stern
By Eric Tsetsi
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
815 N. 2nd St.
Andrea Beesley (a.k.a. The Midnite Movie Mamacita) will offer thrills and chills on Halloween night. First, famed horror director Dario Argento's latest vampire shocker Dracula 3-D screens at 5:30 p.m. with a $9 admission. It's followed by a special edition of the interactive Dr. Diabolic Show at 10 p.m., which will include a showing of Night of the Living Dead. Tickets are $10. Call 602-595-9187.
Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
Scottsdale party planner and events queen Raven Valdes will hold her namesake Masquerade Ball at the resort on Halloween night. The rockers of The Instant Classics will perform and DJ Kilo will work the mixers while two bars serve up $6 cocktail specials. A costume contest will award cash and prizes to the best-dressed male, female, and couple. 8 p.m.; $15 per person, $25 per couple in advance. Call 480-850-7777 or visit www.ravenevents.com.
The Venue Scottsdale
7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale
Local Top 40 station Live 101.5 will put on its Halloween Hook Up with a costume contest with a total of $5,000 in prizes for the sexiest male and female costumes, best duo, and most creative. A slew of selectors — including Crystal Ellis, D-JR, Mikee Mike, Decipha, and Mattafact — will be in the mix and KAPTN will perform. 8 p.m. $18 general admission, $71 for a VIP package that includes two complimentary cocktails, free deserts and appetizers, and more. See halloweenhookup-hh1.eventbrite.com.
Bars & Clubs
15 E. 6th St., Tempe
The 18-and-over Neon Halloween Block Party will encompass both the C.A.S.A. Sunbá and lounge and will boast costumed revelers, drink stations, and a haunted garden. DJs like Luminox will spin at both locations, as well as inside the enormous Kalliope art car outside. 6 p.m. $20-$22. Call 480-557-8226 or see neonhalloween.eventbrite.com.
Cash Inn Country
2140 E. McDowell Road
Drag king troupe Sisterzz Twisted will offer an evening of special Halloween vignettes. 8 p.m. Call 602-244-9943.
4125 N. 7th St.
Zombie strippers will invade Cheetahs on Halloween night as its crew of exotic dancers will be dressed as the undead before baring it all onstage. Bottles XVII Karat champagne and $300 in cash and prizes will also be awarded to patrons with the best zombie costumes. Well drinks and drafts will be $3 from until 11 p.m. Call 602-277-8487 for cover.
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Sean Watson isn't sure what exactly he'll be wearing on All Hallows Eve (and admits he might wind up throwing something together at the last minute), but he guarantees it will be something memorable. Ditto for his namesake Halloween Costume Ball at the Crescent's lounge, which is likely to be a haven for the hip crowd. Fellow DJs Kris the Fist and Jared Alan will also perform and artist Matt Castleberry will stage a visual takeover. Concert tickets will be given away to those with the best getups. 10 p.m., free. Call 602-716-2222.
Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row
4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
The newest arrival to Saddlebag Trail will off three straight nights of events inspired by Halloween. First, there's the "Outlaws - Dead or Alive" event on Thursday, October 31, with music by Georgia Chrome and patrons dressed as their favorite rogues and outlaws. It's followed by the "Camo or Commando" affair on Friday, November 1, and a staging of the "Redneck Games" on Saturday, November 2. Call 480-945-4200.
Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails
4420 N. Saddlebag Trail
www.hifibars.com Kinky thrills await at the Bondage Ball featuring DJ Aaron Taylor in the mix all night. 9 p.m. Call 480-970-5000.
1724 E. McDowell Road
A special Halloween show hosted by Ruby will take place at 10:30 p.m. Specials include $2 domestic bottled beers, $2 well cocktails, and $3 beer bust pitchers. Call 602-254-0231.
4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
They take their partying pretty serious at El Hefe, especially when it comes to Halloween. As such, four nights of events are planned, kicking off on Thursday, October 31, with an appearance by Scottsdale favorite DJ Fashen. Next, the "Dias De Los Hefe" party will take place and star DJ Diverse in the mix all night on Friday, November 1. If you ain't worn out yet, the Circus Freak Show with Deejay Diesel on Saturday, November 2, and a gig by DJ duo Sick Individuals on Sunday, November 3, will wrap up the joint's "Halloweekend." Call 480-945-6200.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
Nightmare on Marc's Street with DJs and dancing in the main room, karaoke in the lounge, and drink specials all night. The sexiest, spookiest, and funniest costumes will win prizes. 8 p.m. Call 623-842-1053.
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
The insidious costumed bass freaks of Destroid — which consists of dubstep kings Excision, Downlink, and KJ Sawka — will blast their heavy-duty audio from the sound system at the Marquee. 8 p.m.; $32 general admission, $62 VIP access. Call 480-829-0707.
Maya Day & Nightclub
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
Australian DJ duo Nervo will spend their Halloween in the booth dropping electro-house tracks and other EDM offerings. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite duos for a chance at winning $2,500 in cash and prizes. Call 480-625-0528.