Fear and Fun in Phoenix

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Trunk Space
1506 Grand Ave.
Anaya Tribal presents a special "Halloween Belly Dance" event and costume party with prizes, music, and more. 8 p.m. $10. Call 602-256-6006.


Alice Cooper’stown
101 E. Jackson St.
Afterparty for the Second Annual Phoenix Parade of the Arts with music from The Biffos, and the MarchFourth Marching Band. 8 p.m. $5. Call 602-253-7337.

Anderson’s Fifth Estate
6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
Halloween Bash featuring the Saturday Live Retro Dance Party from MIX 96.9 FM, and more. 8 p.m. Call 480-994-4168 for cover.

Arizona Joe’s
417 S. Winchester Rd., Apache Junction
Costume Party with cash prizes, music from the Desert Skies Band, drink specials, and more. 8:30 p.m. -2 a.m. Call 480-983-6115.

Bar Smith
130 E. Washington St.
The "Solstice Spooky Spectacular" hosted by Miss Fitzpatrick and featuring a costume contest with a $250 grand prize, as well as spin sessions from DJs Pete "Supermix" Salaz, Senbad, and Benjamin Cutswell. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Free before 10:30 p.m., $7 afterwards (with $5 cover for those in costume). Call 602-229-1265.

The Billet Bar
3752 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Haunted Halloween Bash with music from the Whiskey Dogs Band, drink specials, and different costume competitions with prizes for the scariest, sexiest, and silliest. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-941-1876.

The Blooze Bar
12014 N. 32nd St.
Rock out with music by Rizon, a costume contest for cash prizes, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-788-4574.

1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
Halloween Hoedown with the "Rock 'n' Roll Cowboy" contest with prizes for the best cowboy, best cowgirl, and best overall costumes, as well as live music from Alex Calsa, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-839-0505.

Bombshells Cabaret
4420 E. Thomas Rd.
Sexy Costume & Fetish Ball with giveaways, drink specials, and prizes (including the grand prize of a 37-inch flat screen television). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-281-0122 for table reservations and cover.

BS West
7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
The infamous Scottsdale gay bar will hold celebrate the 10th anniversary of their always-outrageous Halloween party with a gigantic blowout featuring a massive drag production, a costume contest, VIP sections, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Call 480-945-9028.

Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse
6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Halloween party with prizes for best costume, drink specials, and music from Pat James. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-488-9118.

Chasers Bar & Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Ether Bunny Records' "All Hallows Costume & Beer Bash" with rock from The Plump Tones, Kraised, A Few Random Drunks, The Earps, and others. Costumes encouraged. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 480-945-4985.

CK’s Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Costume contest for cash prizes, drink specials, and music from Legend City. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.

Club Red
2155 E. University Dr., Tempe
Erotic Halloween Fetish Ball offering a sexy costume contest for cash prizes, as well as giveaways, live airbrush and body-painting demonstrations by Carlos Duran and circus_freaque, an erotic photo shoot featuring the Liquid Latex Models, and more. Numerous local bands will perform on two stages, including Volatile Minds, Dirtnap, Undivided, TI22, Property Six, Saevus, Chemicals of Democracy, Hollow, and Kings Field. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-966-4733 for cover.

Coach & Willie’s
412 S. 3rd St.
Halloween Bash hosted by Ritmo Latino Entertainment with DJs AL3 and Villin on the record decks, a costume contest for prizes (such as an iPod), and more. Drink specials include $3 16-ounce Bud Lights and $3 Parrot Bays until 11 p.m., and $4 Jägermeister all night long. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-254-5272 for cover.

Connolly’s Bar & Grill
5160 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
Halloween party with DJs, dancing, promos, giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. Call 623-915-5645.

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