Our Guide to Scaring Up a Good Time This Halloween

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Special Events

Harrah's Ak-Chin
15406 N. Maricopa Rd., Maricopa
High-energy R&B/funk band Here Come the Mummies, who perform their gigs while wrapped up in bandages, stumble out of their sarcophagi for two shows at the casino's Oasis Lounge. 5 and 8 p.m., free. Call 480-802-5000.

105 W. Main St., Mesa
Local bands Red Son, Bad Vibe, Dead Life, and Conscience will perform during the Creepy Crawl Ball. 6:30 p.m.; $5 with costume, $10 without. Call 480-559-5859.

Bars & Clubs

8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Halloween Havoc featuring a costume contest with cash prizes (including $100 for first place and $25 for second), as well as music from Element a440, E-Bomb, Shooting Mary, Ethon 103, and Screaming Ant. 7 p.m., $7. Call 480-945-4985.

Club Red
2155 E. University Dr., Tempe
The hustlers of Mega Don Entertainment offer up their Paranormal Activity 18-plus Halloween party, which will be hosted by Nicho Savant and feature the K.O.R.T. Boyz DJs on the ones and twos. 9 p.m., $5 with costume. Call 480-258-2733.

Donna Jean's Libations
6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
Halloween party with music from Crapple, Sidewalk Saints, and Unstable Youth. 9 p.m., $3. Call 623-79-7036.

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
Halloween party and local music showcase with performances from Return to Custody, Peggy Kaye and the Blu Notes, The Cold Desert, Brendon Cottrell, Motion Jones, Jesse Hudson, Azul, and Hush. 6:30 p.m., $8. Call 602-265-4842.

School of Rock
411 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
This newly opened nightclub will host an '80s Halloween night with live music, a $500 cash prize for best costume, and more. 10 p.m. Call 480-966-3573.

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill
1065 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa
Drink specials, a costume contest for prizes, live music, and more. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-844-8629.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Valley Fever's Honky Tonk Halloween Party with outlaw country from DJ Dana and Johnny Volume, as well as Americana and roots music from Junction 10 and a costume contest at midnight. 9 p.m. Call 480-967-4777.
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.