Fear and Fun in Phoenix

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Al’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs
53 N. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert
Customers in costume who buy one hot dog can get the second one for free. 11 a.m. -9 p.m. Call 480-545-3267.

Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria
Halloween Costume Party with a performance of the cult classic Little Shop of Horrors, as well as a costume contest, appetizers, no-host bar, postshow party, and meet-and-greet with the cast. 9 p.m. $55.46 per person. Call 623-776-8400.

The Brickhouse
1 E. Jackson St.
Nerdcore hip-hopper MC Chris brings his wicked raps about Boba Fett, video games, and other geek topics to the Valley, with support from The Medic Droid, and The Brothers Backword. 7 p.m. $15 pre-sale, $17 day of show. Call 602-258-7880.

Chandler Cinemas
2140 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
The Midnite Movie Mamacita presents several special screenings of Ed Wood's 1959 cult classic Plan 9 from Outer Space. 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. $6. Visit

Chyro Arts Venue
1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Halloween Party with rock music from The Brave Optimistic and guests, costume contests, concessions and treats, literature performances, and other events. 7 p.m. $5. Call 480-258-2329.

1724 E. McDowell Rd.
Halloween Party hosted by Grecia featuring cash prizes for the top three costumes, drink specials like a $3 pitcher beer bust, and more. 9 p.m. Call 602-254-0231.

Marquee Theatre
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
KUPD Monster Mosh concert featuring rockers Hurt, Five Finger Death Punch, Razer, Mission G, and Holmberg's Sub-Human Sideshow. 6:30 p.m. $9.98 in advance, $16 day of show. Call 480-829-0707.

1113 Grand Ave.
Experience a night of horror punk from Calabrese, Zombeast, Chapter 23, Creepsville, and others, as well as black magic by Ray Valenz, a "costume contest from Hell," prizes, and more. 7:30 p.m. $8. Call 602-252-7449.

Phoenix Little Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd.
Scorpius Dance Theatre presents A Vampire Tale, a captivatingly lurid production concerning the dark seduction of an innocent young woman into the shadowy underworld of the undead by a "motley crew of bloodsuckers." Runs through Nov. 10. 8 p.m. $10-$20 (with a $5 discount for those in vampire costume). Call 602-254-2151.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1826 W. McDowell Rd.
Legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper performs at the Arizona State Fair. 7 p.m. Free with fair admission ($12 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 12 and under), $20 for reserved seating. Call 480-784-4444 or visit www.ticket


Alice Cooper’stown
101 E. Jackson St.
Live music from glam rockers Crash Street Kids, punkers The Green Lady Killers, and more. 7 p.m. Call 602-253-7337 for cover.

718 N. Central Ave.
This chic gay bar's Halloween party includes a costume contest at 11 p.m. with a $200 grand prize, and more. 9 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-258-6122.

5749 N. 7th St.
Halloween extravaganza with the "Girls that Go Bump in the Night" drag show, drink specials, a drag queen costume contest for a $100 cash prize, and more. 10 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 602-277-9373.

7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
Relentless Graveyard Ball featuring British turntablist Nick Warren spinning progressive house, as well as prizes for "best individual" and "best group" costumes, and an opening set by local DJs Turner & Heit. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 pre-sale. Call 480-970-1112.

Cactus Jack’s
4747 E. Elliot Rd., Suite 2, Phoenix
Halloween Bash with prizes and giveaways, DJs, dancing, contests for the sexiest and best overall costume (with the latter offering a $500 prize), $3 "you-call-its" all night, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission with costume. Call 480-893-6630 for cover.

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.

Cherry Lounge & Pit
411 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Horror in the Pit Halloween Party with drink specials, guest DJs, a costume contest for cash prizes, and more. 9 p.m. Call 480-298-1384 for cover.

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila
7228 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
Día de Los Muertos party and grand-opening celebration with food and drink tastings, music, contests, and more. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Call 480-970-9002.

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