Cheap Thrills' Daft Punk Tribute, The MadCaPs, Freakfests, and Other Halloweekend Events

If you missed out on all the outrageous action of the first night of Halloweekend, fear not. (Better, yet, check out our pictures of one rather potent party that took place). Two more evening of exciting and enthralling All Hallows Eve entertainment is scheduled to transpire both tonight and on Halloween itself.

If you're also short on cash (especially if that killer costume of yours cost a pretty penny or two), we've gotcha covered. Here are 10 low-cost/no-cost Halloween events to partake in.

Cheap Thrills Halloween at Brick (Saturday):
The DJ duo of Jared Alan and Sean Watson are pretty damn adroit when it comes to putting on hellacious Halloween hootenannies. This year is no exception, as the trendy turntable twosome are planning something rather raucous for the All Hallows Eve edition of the popular Cheap Thrills dance night..." (read more) 9 p.m., $5. (455 N. 3rd St.)

Two Dollar Grey Halloween Bash at Joe's Grotto (Saturday):
"Planning to put on a morbid, gory or otherwise edgy costume this Halloween? You might want to celebrate the occasion at Joe's Grotto in Phoenix. The bar will feature a hard-edged lineup on Saturday, October 30. Rock band Two Dollar Grey, comprised of musicians who previously played in Evolocity, Halogen, Siop and Twist Dead Fable, before coming together in May, are one to watch at the show..." (read more) 8 p.m., $9. (13825 N. 32nd St., 602-992-1007) -- Nicki Escudero

The MadCaPs at The Lost Leaf (Saturday):
Renowned local band The MadCaPs (built attained a bit of infamy back in 2004 by holding their gigs in the back of a moving truck during First Fridays) rise from the grave for a special return gig on All Hallows' Eve. An eclectic array of indie acts will also perform, including Sunorus, Haunted Cologne, Mariposa, and Djentrification's latest musical project Deconstruction. 8 p.m., free. (914 N. 5th St., 602-258-0014)

Haunted Hoedown at Cadillac Ranch (Saturday):
The cowpokes at Cadillac Ranch are bringing back their annual freaky-deaky funfest for a third straight year and will feature plenty of specials on Captain Morgan and Ketel One drinks, music from DJ J. Paul, and a huge costume contest with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes. 9 p.m., $5 after 10 p.m. (2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 480-894-1111)

Noiz.fkr's Bauhaus Night at Sanctum (Saturday):
Rob Poe (a.k.a. noiz.fkr) offers up a tribute to Bauhaus with an evening of music from both the legendary English rock band and its members, including tracks from Love and Rockets, Peter Murphy, and Tones on Tail. 9 p.m., $7. (4343 N. 7th Ave., 602-264-1700)

Halloween Eve at Afterlife (Saturday):
The "Pimpin Hoe-lloween Party" will take place downstairs and offer a $500 cash prize for the best dressed couple. Meanwhile, the "Freaks Come Out at Night" fete will take place upstairs and feature house music from DJ Steve Prior, DJ Kevin Brown, DJ Dan Lunsford, Dirtyclean, DJ Nic Vandiver, and others. 10 p.m., $15 (with a $10 discount for those who come dresses as either a pimp or ho). (4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, 480-264-8300)

Lucha del Diablo at The Firehouse Gallery (Saturday):
The freaks and fire-spinners of SINge presents their Halloween hootenanny, which offers with music by Adam's Evil, a Grindwhore performance, Mexican wrestling, DJs, and more. 8 p.m. $5. (1015 N. 1st St., 602-300-7575)

Halloween Block Party at Giligin's (Saturday-Sunday):
Captain Mike, Chuey the Rock 'n' Roll Midget, and the rest of the colorful crew at this bizarre beach bar will be in attendance during its annual two-day All Hallows extravaganza. Live music, drink specials, and costume contests with $50 bar cards for the best-dressed man and woman, as well as the most offensive outfit. A Jägermeister machine will also be awarded for the grand prize. 11 a.m., $5. (4251 N. Winfield Scott Plaza, Scottsdale, 480-874-2264)

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

Honky Tonk Halloween Party at Yucca Tap Room (Sunday):
The crooners and cowboys of Yucca's weekly Valley Fever night celebrate the season with an evening of 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., free. (29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 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.