Local Halloween Events for 2011!

Halloween is rapidly approaching – do you have plans yet?  There are many great local events going on, so make sure to add these to your calendar!

Horrific Movie Mondays
Join SanTan every Monday this month for freaky Halloween movies!  Coming up: Laid to Rest and Trick ‘r Treat.
When: Every Monday in October, 9pm
Where: SanTan Brewery, 8 San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85224
Cost: Free (with cost of food and drink)

Arizona Theatre Company’s Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club
“In the heart of London, behind the impassive facade of a windowless house, some of Europe’s most powerful men gather to play a game. The game is murder and this is The Suicide Club.”
When: Running October 13-30
Where: Herberger Theatre, 222 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Cost: Varies depending on seating

The Great Pumpkin Festival
Many fun activities, including hayrides and live music!
When: October 20-21, 9am-12pm; October 22-23, 8:30am-3pm
Where: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Cost: $5-$15, depending on age

Horror Movie Marathon
An 8-hour horror movie marathon, with films selected by the staff of The Royale!
When: Friday, October 21, 11:55pm-7am
Where: The Royale, 108 West Main Street Mesa, AZ 85201
Cost: TBA

Boo at the Zoo
“Watch as the Zoo’s animals receive pumpkins and treats during the Pumpkin Stomp and Chomp!”
When: October 22-23, 9am-4pm
Where: The Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Cost: Free with Zoo Admission

The Enchanted Trail at the Rio Salado Audubon Center
“Come solve the mystery of the Enchanted Trail!  Experience a magical evening stroll along the Audubon Center’s beautiful nature path.”
When: October 27-30, 5:30pm-8pm
Where: The Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Cost: Free

Cuisine and Culture of Dia de los Muertos
Learn about food related to Dia de los Muertos and enjoy a catered meal by Barrio Cafe!
When: Thursday, October 27, 6pm
Where: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Cost: $62, or $50 for members

Final Friday at Wet Paint Art Supply and Gallery
Join Wet Paint in their monthly event for some Halloween fun!
When: Friday, October 28
Where: 806 S. Ash Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281
Cost: Free

National Comedy Theatre’s Halloween Spooktacular!
Commonly referred to as “our dumbest show of the year!” with creepy themes and death defying sketches.
When: Friday, October 28, 7:30pm & 9:45pm; Saturday, October 29, 7:30pm, 9:45pm, & 11:45pm
Where: National Comedy Theatre, 1111 Longmore Road, Mesa, AZ 85202
Cost: $12; $10 for seniors, students, military, and midnight show

Howl-o-Ween
Activities include haunted trails, a zombie graveyard, trick or treating, and more! 
When: October 28-29, 6:30pm-11pm
Where: The Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Cost: $8, or $6 for members

The Biffo’s Halloween Party
Drink specials, Halloween costumes, and live entertainment!
When: Saturday, October 29
Where: O’Connor’s Pub, 2601 W. Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021
Cost: Free (with cost of food and drink)

Halloween with Tom Leveen
A fun evening of readers’ theater!  A tween and teen event.
When: Saturday, October 29, 7pm
Where: Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85283
Cost: Free

Ben’s 20th Annual Halloween Bash
The most popular Halloween party in all of Phoenix! 
When: Saturday, October 29, 8:00pm
Where: 401 W Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Cost: $25

3rd Annual Haunted Hotel Ball
Arizona’s grandest and scariest costume party, with the opportunity to win cash and prizes! 
When: Saturday, October 29, 9:00pm
Where: Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Cost: $30

Chillerama
An upcoming 2011 horror comedy anthology film consisting of four stories, sure to be a thrill!
When: Saturday, October 29, 11:55pm-2am
Where: The Royale, 108 West Main Street Mesa, AZ 85201
Cost: TBA

Hallowine
Join Cibo in a fundraiser to benefit the family of Max Wilford, a four-year-old recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Pizza and wine for tasting! 
When: Sunday, October 29, 2pm-5pm
Where: Cibo Pizzeria, 603 N. 5th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Cost: $25, or $20 if wearing a Halloween costume

Roscoes’ Halloween Party
Join in on the Halloween fun at Roscoes!
When: Sunday, October 30
Where: Roscoes on 7th, 4531 N. 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Cost: Free (with cost of food and drink)

Valley Fever’s Honky Tonk Halloween CMA Awards
Come dressed as you’re favorite country singer!
When: Sunday, October 30, 8pm
Where: Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282
Cost: Free (with cost of food and drink)

GoodyTwos Toffee Company Halloween Grand Opening
Meet the owners, explore the new location, and receive a free goody bag filled with toffee!
When: Monday, October 31, 11am-6pm
Where: GoodyTwos Toffee Company, 6990 E. Shea Blvd. Suite #116 & 117, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Cost:  Free

Trick or Trade at Bookmans
“Every customer, child or adult, who shops in their costumes will receive a treat bag. Will it be a treat, a trick, or trade? Who knows?!?”
When: Monday, October 31, 6pm-8pm
Where: Bookmans Mesa, 1056 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ 85210
Cost: Free

Smeeks Costume Contest
Best costume wins a Smeeks gift certificate!
When: October 28-31
Where: Smeeks, 14 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013
Cost: Free

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One Response to Local Halloween Events for 2011!

  1. avatar Mary Garrett says:

    This Saturday, 10/29 attend the Spooky Blues Mini-fest featuring many of our top local blues musicians. Proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project.
    start at $15.00 and can be purchased at Thunderbird Roadhouse at located at 3549 W. Thunderbird Road by calling 602-439-6800

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