Halloween Guide 2014

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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.

Half Moon Sports Grill
288 E. Greenway Pkwy.

Halloween party with a costume contest with a $200 cash prize, various games, a DJ spinning the hits, and other fun. Specials include well drinks, drafts, Dos Equis, and Fireball shots for $3 each. 9 p.m., free. Call 602-993-6600.

Kazimierz World Wine Bar
7137 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale

A four-course Chartreuse cocktail dinner will be served on Halloween night starting a 6:30 p.m. with live music from Ashley Norton following at 9 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. $40 per person. Call 480-946-3004.

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 $60 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.

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.

The Moon Saloon
16554 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria

A Halloween night costume contest will give away a $250 cash prize. Call 623-773-2424.

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

710 N. Central Ave.

Prepare thyself for an evening of gloomy and agressive sounds inside the downtown goth club when the ghouls of The Dark Umbrella and City of Madness offer up their Hellbound Halloween event. The fetish-themed party will include such DJs as Dark Mark, Noiz.Fkr, Angel Toxin, and Apollynon dropping EBM, industrial, aggrotech, and noise. A contest will give out cash to the fiend in the best Cenobite and best overall costumes. 9:30 p.m., $10.

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.

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