Halloween Guide 2013

Love Halloween? Then you'll love this: Organizers of many Halloween celebrations around the Valley are getting an early start to the scary season by holding their events even earlier than normal this year. And thanks to the fact that All Hallows Eve falls on Thursday, October 31, many bars, clubs, and other nightlife establishments are planning to offer their usual parties on the weekend prior. We've included all the aforementioned Halloween-related shindigs that are taking place throughout the latter half of October in our exhaustive guide to the scary season, which features all manner of events, parties, concerts, and freaky fiestas happening from Thursday, October 24, until Saturday, November 2.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

NERVO is scheduled to perform on Thursday, October 31, at Maya Day and Nightclub in Scottsdale.
NERVO is scheduled to perform on Thursday, October 31, at Maya Day and Nightclub in Scottsdale.
DJ Fashen is scheduled to perform on Thursday, October 31, at El Hefe in Scottsdale.
DJ Fashen is scheduled to perform on Thursday, October 31, at El Hefe in Scottsdale.
Ghost B.C. is scheduled to perform on Friday, October 25, at The Pressroom.
Ghost B.C. is scheduled to perform on Friday, October 25, at The Pressroom.
Destroid is scheduled to perform on Thursday, October 31, at Marquee Theatre.
Destroid is scheduled to perform on Thursday, October 31, at Marquee Theatre.
Tranzit is scheduled to perform on Thursday, October 31, at Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
Tranzit is scheduled to perform on Thursday, October 31, at Marquee Theatre in Tempe.

Special Events

The Good Egg
3110 N. Central Ave.
50 E. Camelback Road
34948 N. North Valley Pkwy.
All three locations will serve up "Trick or Treat" pancakes (made with salted peanuts, dark chocolate chips, caramel, Nutella, whipped cream, and powdered sugar) and "Butter Beer" during the month of October. Call 602-248-3897, 602-263-8554, or 623-582-4442.

UltraStar Multi-tainment Center
16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa
www.ultrastarakchin.com
This massive entertainment complex will dish out fun and excitement aplenty via its variety of Halloween-themed attractions and distractions. The Urban Arena will feature a Zombie Outbreak theme during nightly sessions until Thursday, October 31, from 5-7 p.m. for patrons ages 5 and older, as well as “Ultimate Scares” on weeknights from 7-10 p.m. for those 12 and up and from 7 p.m.-midnight on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 to roam the maze, $7 with a laser gun included. Interactive versions of the Halloween films will screen a 8 p.m. on Monday, October 28; Tuesday, October 29; and Wednesday, October 30. Costume contests for prizes will also be held on Saturday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in the lobby with various categories for kids and families, and at 9:30 p.m. in the Luxe Lounge for the more adult-oriented categories. Call 520-494-7827.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

Special Events

The Pressroom
441 W. Madison St.
Swedish doom metal band Ghost, led by Papa Emeritus II, will serenade both ghouls and fans alike with a night of terrifying music. 8:30 p.m.; $20 in advance, $22 day of show. See www.ticketfly.com.

Salt River Fields
7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
www.saltriverfields.com
The sky will be illuminated by the glow of numerous hot-air balloons, many in the shapes of creatures and characters, during the two-night Spooktacular Balloon Festival. About 1,700 tons of candy will be handed out to trick-or-treaters of all ages during the event Balloon rides, live music, fireworks, games, food and drink vendors, and a haunted house also are planned. 5 to 10 p.m.; $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 3 to 12. Also runs on Saturday, October 26. See www.srfballoonfestivals.com.

The Underground
105 W. Main St., Mesa
www.mesaunderground.com
The two-night Punk Rock Halloween Bash kicks off at the Underground with local bands dressing up and sending up some of the most legendary punk and hard rock acts of all time. The lineup includes Rotten Youth paying tribute to Reagan Youth, To Our Grave covering Mötorhead, The Proles going as The Queers, When Enough Is Enough taking on Operation Ivy, and The Crew as 7 Seconds. 6:30 p.m., $15. Call 480-834-3709.

Bars & Clubs

Joe's Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St.
www.joesgrotto.com
Halloween Bash with music by Howitzer, Altered Silence, Killing Spree, Scarab Vex, Illusion of Control, Woodsplitter, Heir Elite, and Unforeseen. Costumes are encouraged. 6 p.m.; $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 602-992-1007.

Maya Day & Nightclub
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
Pre-Halloween celebration featuring the mixing talents of NYC's DJ Carlos Melange. 9 p.m., $10. Call 480-625-0528.

The Mint
7373 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
On the heels of its recent renovation, this Scottsdale ultra lounge is planning three different nights of festivities. A Halloween-themed edition of The Mint's Fantasy Friday event (dubbed Fantasy Land) on October 25 promises sweet treats in the form of specialty cocktails and sweet sounds from DJ MCB. Next, the Pick Your Poison party on Saturday, October 26, will include plenty of potent concoctions from the bar and spins from DJ Aaron Taylor. And the night before All Hallow's Eve will involve the weekly Project M Wednesdays transforming into Project Massacre on October 30 with music from DJ Five. Doors open at 9 p.m. each night. Call 480-947-6468 for admission info.

The Reef
393 W. Warner Rd., Chandler
Two different parties will be offered over Halloweekend at the Reef. Friday will feature a classic rock band, $2 Jell-O shots, and $1.75 drafts. Saturday, however, will include a DJ spinning the hits, two-for-one drinks from 9-11 p.m., and $5 Hennessey and $5 Patron from 11 p.m. until close. Costume contests for Reef gift cards will be held each evening. Call 480-963-5520.

The Shout! House
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
www.theshouthouse.com/az
This piano bar will be aglow during the Black Light White Out Party as patrons will dress in their whitest whites or visit the "Electric Paint Station" to shine brightly under UV lights. Dueling pianos provide the music and drink specials include $2 Bud Light drafts, $4 Toxic Slime shots, and $5 Electric Bombers. 7 p.m., $5. Call 623-772-1500.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

Special Events

Alwun House
1204 E. Roosevelt St.
Thrills and chills await at the Alwun House's annual Monsters Ball, which will be occupied by creepy creatures and nightcrawlers aplenty. Rockabilly and surf bands like The Sinisters and Mod Zombies will gig at the event, as will a variety of dance and performance art troupes. Hors d'oeuvres, dancing, and other freaky fun is also planned. This is a 21-and-over event. 7 p.m.; tickets are $11 in advance, $17 at the door. The yearly "Monster's Menagerie" group art show will also be on display in the Alwun House gallery until October 31. Call 602-253-7887.

Cave Creek Wicked
www.cavecreekwicked.com
What's better than one Halloween party? How's about seven of 'em in a row. That's what awaits the patrons of the yearly bar crawl that will hit up a septet of Cave Creek's favorite haunts on Saturday, October 26. During the day, a slate of family-friendly activies will transpire beginning at 11 a.m., including gigs by "Thriller" dancers, pumpkin carving, and costume contests for kids and even horses (!!). After evening-fall, however, the crawl will start at 7 p.m. at Big Earl's before moving onto the Cave Creek Smokehouse, Buffalo Chip, Harold's Corral, Hogs and House, The Hideaway, and other stops. Admssion is free.

The Clarendon Hotel
401 W. Clarendon Ave.
www.goclarendon.com
The Clarendon's swank Halloween Party will take place and feature live music by Zero Zero, spins by DJ Michael Hooker, and a costume contest for prizes. The members of the Grand Canyon chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will judge the competition and also stage a luminaria ceremony. 6 p.m.; $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 602-252-7363.

Historic Heritage Square
115 N. 6th St.
Prepare yourself, mortals. Undead creatures once again will rise from their graves and invade the streets and sidewalks of downtown Phoenix as the annual Zombie Walk once again dawns. Thousands of brain-craving freaks will don ghoulish makeup and tattered clothing before assembling for an afternoon-long Halloween festival at Heritage Square before they begin stumbling and strolling through around downtown at sunset. The event runs from 2 to 10 p.m. and admission is free. See www.downtownphoenix.com/zombie.

Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
This vintage Scottsdale lodge will host its yearly Haunted Hotel Ball, which will star DJ Tranzit, DJ XCalibur, and DJ Decipha laying down hot sounds in two ballrooms, premium cocktails, and a costume contest with winners getting $1,000 in cash and prizes. 9 p.m., $50. Call 480-248-2000 or see www.hauntedhotelball.com.

The Nile Theater
105 W. Main St., Mesa
www.niletheatre.com
Local pop-punk bands will be in abundance during Spooky Night III concert, including Avilion, Cities of Refuge, The World to Come, Take Up Your Cross, Plagued Angel, and others. 5:30 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 at the door.

Pop Culture Paradise
715 S. Forest Ave., Tempe
www.popculture-comics.com
Geek out during the afternoon-long Halloween Comic Fest 2013, which will feature an appearance by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II actor Ernie Reyes Jr. as well as more than a dozen local comic book artists and authors. A costume contest, silent auction, games, giveaways, $5 sketches, and other nerd-oriented distractions are also planned. Noon to 4 p.m. Call 480-557-6640.

Sixth Street Merchants
900 N. 6th St.
Sixth Street in downtown Phoenix will hold a "Unsexy/Sexy Halloween Party" that's probably going to be a bit different from other All Hallows Eve events. To wit: organizers are requesting that attendees come dressed as an object or person that's inherently unsexy, like "a loaf of bread, a tube sock or Gary Coleman." Then, they'd like people to sex things up, such as a "boy scout in shorty shorts or the box of tools in silver unitards." Live music, food, and beer is also promised. 9 p.m.; $5 suggested donation.

The Venue Scottsdale
7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale
The first Halloween Howl will take place at the venue and feature music from The Chris Parker Project and DJ Mike G., as well as drink specials, creepy culinary delights, funky photo ops, and a costume contest for cash and vacation prizes. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix. 8 p.m.; $30 general admission, $60 for VIP access. Call 480-945-5551 or see http://venuehowl.eventbrite.com.

W Scottsdale Hotel
7277 E. Camelback Road
The W will be transformed into a stylish-yet-sinister zombie wasteland for its Resident Evil Halloween Party, which will include an experimental corpse lab up on the WET Deck, DJ Soulman in the mix, specialty cocktails, and a photo booth where patrons can zombify themselves. 8 p.m., $25. See www.wscottsdaletickets.com. And on Thursday, October 31, the hotel will host the Scream Halloween Event at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Call 480-970-2100.


Bars & Clubs

BS West
7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
www.bswest.com
Reincarnation Block Party with spins from special guest DJs Dawna Montell and Derek Monteiro, a costume contest with $1,000 in cash prizes, and more. 8 p.m., $30.

BT's Sports Pub
13610 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
www.buffbrothers.net A Jim Beam-sponsored "Create Your Own Superhero/Villain" costume contest is planned, as it a pumpkin pie-eating competition and music from Swain's World. 7 p.m. Call 480-951-8837.

Coach's Corner Grill
333 E. Jefferson St., Suite 110
Party with $3 specials on Bud Light, Miller Lite, Fireball, Jack Daniel's Honey, and well drinks, as well as $4 Sierra Nevada. DJ Nerd will spin and a contest offers prizes for the sexiest, funniest, most creative, and best Elvis costumes. 8 p.m. Call 602-293-3332.

Fat Tuesday
680 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Monster Masquerade with four different DJs, two dance floors, multiple bars, and a costume contest for prizes. 7 p.m.; $5 general admission in advance, $15-$25 for VIP access. Call 480-967-3917.

The Gym Grill & Bar
2510 E. Hunt Hwy., Queen Creek
www.thegymgrillandbar.com
The Gym's Halloween bash with DJ X-Rated, a huge selection of drink specials, and a costume contest with prizes for scariest, sexiest, and the best pair. 10 p.m. Call 480-677-2146.

Maya Day & Nightclub
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
www.mayaclubaz.com
The Ghostball Block Party returns and will include activity inside Maya and Hi Fi, as well as out on Indian Plaza. Cash prizes for the sexiest and best overall costumes will be handed out and DJ MCB will spin. 8 p.m., $10. Call 480-625-0528.

Paradise Lounge
4541 E. Cactus Road
The lounge will host "A Ghoulish Night in Paradise" with $3.50 Three Olive drinks, Halloween Jell-O shots, and a costume contest at midnight with prizes for the sexiest, most creative, and funniest outfits. 8 p.m. Call 602-953-2993.

Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
www.sailinn.com
Local bands French Girls, Fairy Bones, Pleasure Victims, Sister Lip, Scorpion vs. Tarantula, and The Echo Bombs will perform during the "Trick 'R Treat" show. 8 p.m. Call 480-966-9565.

Sandbar Mexican Grill
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
7200 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
9868 W. Northern Ave., Peoria
www.sandbaraz.com
All three Sandbar locations will host "Pirates of the Sandbar" parties with DJs, dancing, and specials on Jell-O Eyeball shots, pumpkin ale, and Pirate's Grog black salt margaritas. Pirate outfits and "wench-wear" is encouraged. Come back on Thursday, October 31, for "Comicon Halloween" with similar drink deals and patrons dressed as superheroes, villains, or other comic book and gaming characters. Call 480-585-5900, 480-961-1700, or 623-877-6444.

Stacy's at Melrose
4343 N. 7th Ave.
www.stacysatmelrose.com
Halloween party with free gifts, a costume contests for prizes, and DJ CrashAttack. 4 p.m. Call 602-264-1700.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The Punk Rock Halloween Bash concludes with performances by the PV Casualties as The Misfits, Atomic Zombies as Circle Jerks, West End Crooks offering tribute to Agent Orange, The Venomous Pinks covering Black Flag, and Storm the Beach doing their best Smut Peddlers impression. 7 p.m., free. Call 480-967-4777.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

Special Events

Cibo
603 N. 5th Ave.
The urban pizzeria's annual Hallowine event this year will feature more than just exotic selections of vino and gourmet Italian cuisine selections as the event will also help raise money for esteemed local chef Lisa Giungo (of Lisa G.'s Wine Bar and Café fame) and her fight with lung cancer. Live music and benefit raffles are also planned. Tickets are $20 ($5 off with costume) and include food and wine. 4 p.m. Call 602-441-2697.

Bars & Clubs

Club Red
2155 E. University Dr., Tempe
Get in some alcohol-free fun at Party Sober Clothing's Halloween Show, which will hace live music from such bands as Artificial Insanity, Unconscious Minds, A Moment to Rise, Kill the King, Kapital Disorder, Apathy's Insight, and I Don't Konform. 3 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 480-966-4733.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

Bars & Clubs

Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
The tattooed and pierced princesses of the Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque will strut their stuff on the Marquee's stage as the touring troupe returns to the Valley. 9:30 p.m., $25. Call 480-829-0707.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30

Special Events

iPic Theaters & Salt Bar
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite F-230, Scottsdale
www.ipictheaters.com
This swanky cinema and nightspot at the Scottsdale Quarter will celebrate the scary season starting at 6 p.m. in the Salt Bar with delicious and spooky specialty cocktails drinks, a haunted house photo booth, costume contest at 7 p.m., and showings of the original Halloween at 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. No cover for the party and admission to the screenings is $18.50 per person.) Call 480-483-3232.

Roosevelt Growhouse
902 N. 6th St.
Stories of a spooky, creepy, and scary nature will fittingly be slung around a campfire by comedian Greg Tidrow and those in attendance at this Halloween Eve event. The musicians of 23.kt will also perform and participants are asked to keep their tales family friendly. 7 p.m. Call 602-885-6267 or see www.phoenixhealthgeek.org.

The Trunk Space
1506 Grand Ave.
Mega Ran hosts a night of chiptune music and other video game-inspired jams with performances by D&D Sluggers, Amanda Lepre, Professor Shyguy, and others. 7 p.m.; $3 with costume, $6 without. Call 602-256-6006.

Bars & Clubs

Blue Martini
5455 E. High St., Suite 101
Exotic Erotic Halloween Ball with live music from The Marley Taylor Band, drink specials, and a costume contest for cash and prizes. 8 p.m. Call 480-638-2583.

McFadden’s
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
The Desert Ridge Marketplace location of this party-hardy bar chain has Halloween revelers covered throughout the entire holiday and its aftermath with a quartet of shindigs spread out across the entire weekend. The lineup starts on Wednesday, October 30, with the All Hallow's Eve celebration that have specials that will help countdown to the big day with discounts on brews that will increase each hour until midnight.

The Night of the Living Drunks commences on Thursday, October 31, and includes $3 zombie shots all night and $2 drinks from 9 to 11 p.m. with costume or student ID, as well as $500 in prizes for the scariest and most original costumes. A Pixar Party is planned for Friday, November 1, where $3 mixed drinks will be served and another $500 in cash goes to the best cartoon-inspired and best overall outfits.

Those with any mojo left over on Saturday, November 2, can attend the Hangover Party and show up in what's left of their costumes to get in for free and score a complimentary drink. Each event starts at 9 p.m. Cover charges vary.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31

Special Events

FilmBar
815 N. 2nd St.
www.thefilmbarphx.com
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

C.A.S.A.
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.

Cheetahs
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.

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
www.crescentphx.com
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.

Karamba
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.

El Hefe
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.

Marquee Theatre
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.

Nutowne Saloon
5002 E. Van Buren St.
Halloween party with a costume contest at 10 p.m. for $1,000 in cash prizes, including $600 for first place. 9 p.m. Call 602-267-9959.

RA Sushi
Five Valley locations
Each RA will host a Boo Bash Halloween Party, which will feature food and drink specials (including such small plates as $8 Vampire Chicken and $10 spider rolls), costume contests for cash prizes, and guest DJs. 7 p.m. Call 480-303-9800 or 480-990-9256.

Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Halloween party with rock band karaoke and live music from The Metal King and 2 in the Chest. 9 p.m., $10. Call 480-966-9565.

Sleepy Dog Brewery
1451 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert
Live music from alt-rock band Sketching In Stereo at 8:30 p.m., Halloween-inpsired food specials from the kitchen until midnight, and a candy-themed cocktail menu that will include such specialty drinks as "Pop Punk" and "Pink Starburst." Call 480-963-1805.

SunUp Brewing Company
322 E. Camelback Road
A cask of Spiced Porter will be specially tapped, $2 kids meals (with purchase of an adult meal) will be available from 3 to 7 p.m., and a contest for the best costume takes place at 8 p.m. Call 602-279-8909.

World of Beer
526 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
WOBoween costume party with the Fireball Whiskey Girls and plenty of free stuff and giveaways. 9 p.m. Call 480-638-2337.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Special Events

Fear Farm
2209 N. 99th Ave.
The Arizona Zombie Prom with rockabilly and psychobilly music The Embalmers, Koffin Kats, 12 Step Rebels, Three Bad Jacks, Nim Vind, and Kats of Horror, as well as performances by freak show artists and fire-eaters. Food trucks and face-painting stations will also be available. 6 p.m. See www.azzombieprom.com.

Bars & Clubs

Aunt Chilada's
7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr.
Halloween party with Zimis, DJ Mike G., a costume contest with such prizes as a spa vacation in Rocky Point and $1,000 pesos, and more. 7 p.m. Call 602-944-1286.

Big Fish Pub
1954 E. University Dr., Tempe
Halloween bash with music from Black Mountain Moonshine, L.V.D., Tridon, I Don't Konform, Unconscious Minds, and more. 6:30 p.m. Call 480-449-3474.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Special Events

Bloodfest
The attendees of Dr. MD's infamous underground dance party will be drenched in gallons of fake blood crimson liquid as James St. James, Ron D. Core, and more than a dozen other DJs spin everything from dubstep to hardcore at a venue somewhere in the Valley. Call 480-294-7523 on the day of the event for location and ticket info.

Bars & Clubs


Apollo's Lounge
5749 N. 7th St.
Tongue Tied's DJ Roya and DJ Funkfinger will celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with their Dance of the Dead affair. Patrons can add old cassettes, LPs, and other mementos to an tribute alter honoring music's past, get their face painted for $5-$10, purchase folk crafts, or dance to indie and retro tunes. Free before 9:30 p.m., $5 afterwards. Call 602-277-9373.

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