THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
The Clubhouse Music Venue 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe www.clubhousegigs.com The five members of Suicide Silence will unleash their ferocious grindcore sound. Emmure, Beneath the Massacre, After The Burial, and Architects are also on the bill. 7 p.m. $15. Call 480-968-3238.
Marquee Theatre 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe www.luckymanonline.com Danish rockabilly superstars HorrorPops visit the Valley with support from Beat Union, and 7 Shot Screamers. 6:30 p.m. $16. Call 480-829-0707.
Phoenix Little Theatre 100 E. McDowell Rd. www.phoenixtheatre.com 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." 8 p.m. $20 (with a $5 discount for those in vampire costume). Runs through November 8. Call 602-254-2151.
Trunk Space 1506 Grand Ave. www.thetrunkspace.com Get groovy with gypsy jazz from Opa Culpa, polka by Haunted Cologne, and acoustic music from Daryl Scairiot. 7 p.m. $8. Call 602-256-6006.
BARS & CLUBS
The Blooze Bar 12014 N. 32nd St. www.thebloozebar.com Rockabilly Halloween show featuring Hillbilly Hellcats, DJ El Weedo, vintage hot rods, and more. 9 p.m. Call 602-788-4574.
Chasers Bar & Nightclub 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale www.chaserslive.com evil's Night Costume Bash with music from A Few Random Drunks, The Elders UK, Dimonet, R.A.G.I.D., and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 480-945-4985.
e4 4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale www.e4-az.com Twice as Nice Halloween Bash featuring DJ Breez on the decks and a sexy costume contest with $500 cash prizes. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-970-3325.
Rhythm Room 1019 E. Indian School Rd. www.rhythmroom.com Sonorous performs spooky old-timey tunes and Black Sabbath covers, with support from Voodoo Organist and Cascabel. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $8. Call 602-265-4842.
The Rogue Bar 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale www.myspace.com/theroguebar The Nightmare Before Halloween with music from The Strand, Treasure Mammal, The Unfamiliar, and Talk Fiction. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 480-947-3580.
Rogue West 3593 W. Northern Ave. www.myspace.com/roguewest Psychobilly bands The Koffin Kats, and Buried in Red perform. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
Alwun House 1204 E. Roosevelt St. www.alwunhouse.org The annual Monsters Ball Halloween Fundraiser and Costume Party features readings of Edgar Allan Poe's writings by Planet Poe Players, DJs, performance artists, dancing, cabaret and burlesque, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar, and more. 21 and over only. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. While there, enjoy the annual "Monster's Menagerie" group exhibit, consisting of "evil, satirical, edgy, dangerous, otherworldly, and fantasy" works of art. Call 602-253-7887.
Biltmore Fashion Park 24th St. & Camelback Rd. The "Movies in the Park" series screens the 1960 Hitchcock classic Psycho. 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 602-955-1963.
Chandler Cinemas 2140 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler Broadway Bound & Gagged, the local troupe of Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow-casters, will present two performances of the cult classic on Friday and Saturday, each featuring "virgin sacrifices," games, costume contests, and surprises. Not recommended for those under 17 without adult accompaniment. 8 and 11 p.m. $7. Call 602-502-8421 or visit www.azrocky.com.
The Clubhouse Music Venue 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe www.clubhousegigs.com The hip-hop artists of The Mighty Underdogs and Zion I are scheduled to perform. 9:30 p.m. $18. Call 480-968-3238 or visit um.ducatking.com.
Craftsman Court Massacre Craftsman Ct. between 3rd & 5th Avenues, Scottsdale Dos Gringos and ACME Bar & Grill team up to provide a horrific Halloween-night extravaganza and block party featuring haunted houses, DJ Switch and DJ Design blasting out the jams, $3 SoCo and Bud Lights, and more. 8 p.m. Call 480-423-3800.
The Dagger Deathrace II www.thedaggerzone.com The second annual Halloween night "alleycat" is part bike race and part scavenger hunt, with cyclists cruising on Valley streets and participating in kooky and spooky tasks. Top finishers take home prizes from such sponsors as Sabre Sunglasses, Vans, F.B.M., and Dong Bong. E-mail [email protected] or visit the website the day of the event for starting time and location.