11 Must-See Halloween Parties in Metro Phoenix

Unless you happen to be a killjoy - or maybe a conservative Christian - next weekend will offer plenty of chances to don a costume, down a couple of drinks, and engage in some Halloween fun. Even though the actual observance of All Hallows Eve on October 31 falls on a Wednesday this year, many of the freaky and fun festivities will take place a few days before.

If you need assistance in picking the pimpest place to be, Jackalope Ranch has put together a rundown of some of the hippest and more interesting affairs taking place on Friday, October 26, through Halloween night.

See also: New Times Halloween Guide 2012
See also: The Sexiest (and Most Ridiculous) Halloween Costumes of 2012
See also: Nine Hottest Halloween Costume Trends of 2012

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.