Halloween Guide 2011


Special Events

815 N. 2nd St.
Thriftshop hosts its first-ever "Moombahton Massacre," which will screen scary movies in the theater and DJ sessions in by Pickster One, Riot Earp, HartBreaks, and others in the lobby. 10 p.m. Call 602-595-9187.

Trunk Space
1506 Grand Ave.
Garish getups and weird costumes are de rigueur for Bay Area garage rock quirksters Shannon and the Clams, which makes 'em a perfect fit for the Trunk Space. The equally kooky JJCnV open the show along with the skankers of Liam and the Ladies and the punks of The Rebel Set. 8 p.m. $5 with costume, $10 without. Call 602-256-6006.

The Underground
105 W. Main St., Mesa
Militant straight-edge legends Earth Crisis will spend their Halloween unleashing hardcore punk upon the Mesa masses as they headline Creepy Crawl Ball III. Local support includes Run with the Hunted, Red Son, Go Great Guns, and Redeemer. 6:30 p.m., $5. Call 480-834-3709.

Bars & Clubs

The Ballroom
7340 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
DJ J. Alan will be in the mix and half-priced drinks will be available to service industry members. A complimentary VIP table and bottle will be given to the person with the best costume. 9 p.m. Call 480-970-5000.

Graham Central Station
7850 S. Priest Dr., Tempe
Halloween Bash featuring a $500 costume contest, 75-cent drink specials until 11 p.m., DJs, dancing, and more. 6 p.m. Call 480-496-0799 for cover.

Long Wong's at the Firehouse
1639 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
"Tom Selleck mustache rides" for the "skimpiest-dressed men and women (but mostly men)," drink specials like $1.50 PBRs and $3 Skyy cocktails, and more. The Shivereens, Woodworks, Future Loves Past, Sasquanaut, Japhy's Descent, and Banana Gun will perform. 8 p.m. Call 480-894-2200.

Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
NFL door prizes, Monday Night Football, poker, dancing, karaoke, 35-cent wings until 9 p.m., and more. 6 p.m. Call 623-842-1053.

Rula Bula
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
All Hallows Eve party with $3.50 Guinness pints, live music by The Sullivans, and more. Call 480-929-9500.

SanTan Brewing Company
8 S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler
SanTan's weekly Movie Night Monday will feature a screening of the 2007 horror-comedy Trick 'r Treat. 9 p.m., free. Call 480-917-8700.

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