Halloween Guide 2014

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Apollo's Lounge
5749 N. 7th St.
Skull and Bones Halloween Party with a photo booth, promo drink giveaways from Mike's Harder, $100 prize for best costume, and dance music from DJs Joseph Mercado, Musa Mind, John Faltisco, Nube, and Mr. Fah Disqo. 9 p.m., free. Call 602-277-9373.

Big Fish Theatre
1300 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
Rock will reign during the Big Fish's Halloween Bash, which will feature performances by Tridon, Burn This for a Friend, No Regret, 20/20 Hindsight, The Catch, StarChild, and tribute act Aperfectool, as well as a costume contest with prizes for the sexiest, scariest, and best all-around costumes. 5:30 p.m., $12. Call 602-571-7572.

Bikini Lounge
1502 Grand Ave,
The Fright Fiesta with a costume contest, cheap booze, party favors, a giveaway of concert tickets to next month's show by The 1975, and spins from DJs Borisimo, Kevinsky 5000, and Adrian Flanagan. 8 p.m., free. Call 602-252-0472.

Bourbon Jacks Bar & Grill
11 W. Boston St., Chandler
Zombie Halloween party with dancing, a costume contest, live music from Southern Country, and more. 9:30 p.m., free. Call 480-664-1738.

Cake Nightclub
4426 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
Cake will host a Woman Crush Halloween, a special edition of its weekly Woman Crush Wednesday party, which will star Jayceeoh in the mix. 10 p.m. Call 490-939-1559.

C.A.S.A. Sunbá
15 E. 6th St., Tempe
Didja miss out on the spectacular Neon Halloween Block Party last Halloween? Good news, son: The event's making a return, which means you'll get another chance to dance on the streets of Tempe or inside the infamous party bus/art car/mobile nightclub known as Kalliope. Like last year, the high-energy even will take place in front of C.A.S.A. and feature a full slate of local and guest DJs in the mix on two stages. The lineup includes Audrey Napoleon, Dimond Saints, Ascension, Dangerhouse, DJ Brignall, DJ Hazardous, MadMax, and Nuck 'n' Futz inside Kalliope, while the "Dungeons of the Deep" stage will feature Cyberpunk, DJ Rizkee, Euchre, Rolando Hodar, and Scott Harwood. Neon wear and costumes are encouraged. 8 p.m.; $33 general admission, $63 for VIPs, and $450-$550 for bottle service. See

Clubhouse Grill
14175 W. Indian School Road
Wonderfully Wicked Halloween Party, where those who dress up can score half-off appetizers and compete in a costume contest for prizes for the best group, sexiest, and best overall costumes. The bar will also be serving $2 zombie shooters all night. 10 p.m., free. Call 623-535-4857.

Club Red
1308 W. University Dr., Mesa
Local horror punk legends Calabrese will get spooky when they visit Club Red on Friday, October 24, as a part of their "I Ride Alone Tour." 7 p.m.; $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Call 480-258-2733.

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
The Crescent will bring back Sean Watson's Halloween Ball for another go-round this year and, yes, it's still mandatory to wear a costume in order to attend. Seriously. So you'd better come up with something, since you wouldn't want to miss out on the popular affair, which will include sets from Watson, DJ My Funeral, and Body Tricks, as well as a performance by Luna Aura. 8 p.m., $1-$3. Call 602-716-2222.

El Hefe
640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
This Tempe taqueria and party den will join forces with neighboring spots Handlebar and Fat Tuesday for the Nightmare on Sixth Street Block Party on Halloween night. More than a half-dozen DJs will work the mixers while several bars will dispense drinks and prizes for the best costumes will be awarded. 5 p.m., $5 in advance. Call 480-257-2797 or see

4251 N. Winfield Scott Plaza, Scottsdale
The inside and outside of Giligin's will become a free-for-all of live music, DJs, games, drinking, and costumed debauchery during its annual three-night Halloween Block Party from Thursday, October 30, through Saturday, November 1. As always, Chuey the Rock 'n' Roll Midget will dressed in something outrageous and working his mini-bar. Gates open at 11 a.m. each day. Free. Call 480-874-2264.

Max Sports Grille
7134 E. Thomas Road
Sing your heart out during the Halloween karaoke session. 10 p.m. Call 480-994-4488.

Maya Day & Nightclub
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
While the Ghostball Block Party is raging outside of Maya, electronic dance music legend Paul Oakenfold will be raining down trance and breakbeat inside. Note: access into the nightclub itself requires a separate ticket and Ghostball admission or the $40 package that includes entry to both. Call 480-625-0528 or see

The Mint
7373 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Things are going to get thrilling and chilling inside this Scottsdale ultra lounge during The Mint Massacre on Halloween night, which will feature sounds by DJ Kalin Taylor, bottle service, and other perks. 9 p.m. Call 480-516-9748.

Monarch Theatre
122 E. Washington St.
Big-beat legends The Crystal Method will be in the mix at the Monarch on Saturday, October 25. Locals Thomas Turner, Timothy Heit, and Bijou will open the evening. 9 p.m.; $20 general admission, $35 for VIP access. See

The Monastery
4810 E. McKellips Road, Mesa
The Wicked Weekend festivities will feature two nights of live music (including Chord on Blue on Friday, October 31, and Rust on Saturday, November 1) and costume contests. 8 p.m., free. Call 480-474-4477.

825 N. 54th St., Chandler
Halloween party with music from the Ryan Sims Band, $100 prizes for the best "Honky-Tonk Angel" and "Redneck Romeo," and more. 9 p.m. Call 480 705-0288.

Oceans Seven
1420 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Hometown hip-hop hero Sincerely Collins will be kicking it in Scottsdale when he and J. Musiq headline the Halloween Fling 1.0, which will be hosted by Brittanya. 8 p.m., $20. Call 480-248-7467 or see

RA Sushi
Five Valley locations
Every RA in metro Phoenix will hold Boo Bash Halloween parties, each offering prizes for those in the best costumes, themed food specials like $8 Zombie Rolls, $8.99 Wicked Shrimp, and $10 Black Widow Rolls, as well as specialty drinks like $7 Geisha's Spell, $7 Frozen Black Lagoon, and $9 Witches Brew. 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 480-303-9800 or 480-990-9256.

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Music from the Bad News Blues Band, eats from the Aioli Burger Food Truck starting at 10 p.m., and a costume contest. 8 p.m., $8. Call 602-265-4842.

3737 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
The Haunted Halloweekend celebration will take place from Friday, October 31 until Sunday, November 2, with happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. and late night food service from 10 p.m. to close. Bloody Marys and mimosas will also be available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, and Sunday, while DJs such as MCB, Switch, Pulse, Sixfour spin throughout the weekend. Opens at 11 a.m. Call 480-945-3353.

The Rock
4129 N. 7th Ave.
Get an early start at the Voodoo Revue, a "frightening evening of ghoulish tunes and scary songs" by Pandora Productions on Friday, October 24. 10 p.m., $5. A Witches Ball starring the members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is planned for Friday, October 31, at 10 p.m. Call 602-248-8559.

The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Punk rock from Glass Heroes, Kid Dynamite and the Blast, Fat Gray Cat, and Hi Lo Fi. 8 p.m., $5. Call 480-947-3580.

The Sail Inn at Cactus Jack's
4747 E. Elliott Road
Halloween Costume Ball, where a contest will decide the outfits, the bar offers drink specials, and the stage hosts music from Back Porch Pickers, Skunk Creek Railroad, Robby Roberson Quartet, and The House Rockers. 5 p.m., $6. Call 480-753-4733.

Sandbar Mexican Grill
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
7200 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
Party animals will be in abundance during the Safari Halloween parties at either Sandbar, each of which will feature $3 eyeball Jell-O shots, $4 pumpkin beers, $5 black salt muert-a-ritas, and other libations. Both run until 2 a.m. Call 480-585-5900 or 480-961-1700.

Stacy's @ Melrose
4343 N. 7th Ave.
Halloween party with costume contest and spins from DJ Crash Attack and DJ Cullen Daniel. 8 p.m., free. Call 602-264-1700.

Tim Finngegan's
9201 N 29th Ave.
Halloween Costume Party with penny premium drinks and beers from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m., a contest offering separate $150 prizes for the sexiest and best ensembles, live music with Mike Mercier, and more. 8 p.m.; $30 for ladies, $40 for guys. Call 602-997-2323.

Wasted Grain
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
DJ Hazardous and his fellow ragers in the Party Time Crew will transform the 100 Proof Lounge into a fantastical dance wonderland on Thursday, October 30, during Freaks and Beats, which will feature an EDM soundtrack, bottle service, go-go dancers, and other treats. 9 p.m., free. Call 480-970-0500.

Wild Game Sports Grill
2545 E. Thomas Road
Halloween Party with a DJ and dancing, prizes and giveaways, and a costume contest for cash. 9 p.m. Call 602-955-1142.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The Punk Rock Halloween Bash on Saturday, November 1, will feature headlining performances by the UK's English Dogs and Mass Terror from L.A., as well as a slew of local bands offering homages to legendary bands. To wit: Rotten Youth will cover the Sex Pistols, Cockswain will pay tribute to the Pogues, We Might Be Wasted will play Dead Kennedys songs, and members of The Revenge will perform the music of Avail. No Paradigm and The Galoshes are also scheduled to appear. 8 p.m., free. Call 480-967-4777.

4301 N. 7th Ave.
Halloween bash with live entertainment from 7 p.m., a DJ and dancing starting at 9 p.m., and costume contests at 9 p.m. and midnight. Open until 2 a.m.; $5 until 9 p.m., no cover afterwards. Call 602-265-3233.
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.