Friday, Oct. 30
Toy Town Halloween party: 1 to 5 p.m. at Toy Town Play Center, 12020 S. Warner-Elliot Loop. Crafts, face-painting, costume contest, music and stories with Maureen from Happy Notes Music. (480) 496-4393 or www.aztoytown.com.
Howl-O-Ween at the Phoenix Zoo: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. today and tomorrow, 455 N. Galvin Parkway. Costumes encouraged. DJ music, ghostly storytelling, outdoor movies, trick or treating and more. $6, $8 for non Zoo members, free for ages two and younger. www.phoenixzoo.org.
Halloween Spooktacular: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Downtown Library Plaza, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler. Trick or treating, costume contest, arts and craft booths, pumpkin patch, haunted house, food and music. $2. (480) 782-2730 or www.chandleraz.gov/special-events.
Harvest Festival Carnival: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Desert Vista High School courtyard, 16440 S. 32nd St. Rides, games, food, live performances, costume contest for ages eight and under, buddy pictures, bounce houses, pie-in-the-face, fishing game, ping pong toss, cake walk, rock band and dunk tank. Admission is two cans of food, and the Senior class will sell tickets for games and refreshments for 50 cents.
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Halloween Rock & Roll Show: 6:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. All ages show. $500 Marquee gift certificate for best costume each night. Door prizes. www.luckymanonline.com.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: seatings at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. tonight, midnight tomorrow, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Madcap Theatres, 730 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe. Not recommended for the easily offended. $15. www.madcaptheaters.com or www.AZROCKY.com.
Saturday, Oct. 31
Mike Corey’s Haunted House: sundown, 4120 E. Thistle Landing Drive, Ahwatukee. Every Halloween, the kid in local businessman Mike Corey comes out when he transforms his Foothills home into a Haunted House! Last year, around 1,000 attended the free party. This year, the exterior castle decoration and haunted maze will be sight to behold. Free pizza and drinks.
Third Annual Halloween Yard Party: 3 to 6 p.m., 4027 E. Cathedral Rock Drive. Bouncies, haunted house, face painting, cookie decorating, cotton candy and a fire truck from the Phoenix Fire Department. Free. (480) 296-5656.
Halloween Costume Dinner: 4 to 10 p.m., Havana Cafe, 4232 E. Chandler Blvd. Monster drink and dinner specials, including a three-course dinner in honor of Dis de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Those wearing costumes will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. (480) 704-2600.
Halloween Costume Ball: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Murphy’s Law Irish Pub and Restaurant, 58 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler. Outdoor stage, live music, beer and liquor garden, dancing and fun. Contest with prizes for sexiest, scariest, funniest and best costume. 21 and older event. (480) 812-1588.
Little Bunny’s Halloween: 10 a.m., Great American Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St. The cute show is not scary and meant to be enjoyed by kids ages preschool to third grade. Reservations: (602) 262-2050.
Spooktacular film offer: IMAX Theatre Arizona Mills, 5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe. Kids 12 and under may enjoy the IMAX experience for free with adult ticket purchase all day long. Wear costumes and trick-or-treat. Films include African Adventure 3D: Safari in the Okavango; Dinosaurs Alive 3D; and Under the Sea 3D. Show times: www.imax.com/tempe or (480) 897-IMAX.
Peek-a-Boo at Pecos: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pecos Community Center picnic area, 17010 S. 48th St. Costume contests with prizes for all ages, free carnival games, inflatable bouncies, craft area and refreshments for purchase. (602) 534-5252.
Dia de los Muertos celebration: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway. Enjoy entertainment via song, dance and storytelling. (480) 941-1225 or www.dbg.org.
Androcles and the Lion: 1 and 4 p.m., Studio at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. Presented by Childsplay. Costumed audience members may trick or treat on stage after both shows. $25 for adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. (480) 350-2822 (press 0) or www.childsplayaz.org/boxoffice.
Halloween costume contest at Phoenix Symphony “Trick or Treat” concert: 1:30 p.m. pre-concert activities, 2:30 p.m. concert, Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St. Pre-concert activities include a costume contest, meet and greet with the Arizona Ghostbusters, a photo booth and a Halloween-themed craft. $10 to $18. (602) 495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org.
Inaugural Boo Bash Dash 10K & 2-Mile Family Fun Run: 7:30 a.m. registration, Mesa Riverview, 1061 N. Dobson Road, Mesa. Costume contest for ages 12 and under, games, activity booths, snacks, live music and raffles. Four-legged family members welcome. Registration: (480) 844-0963 or www.active.com, keywords: Boo Bash Dash.
The Screwtape Letters Halloween performances: 4 and 8 p.m., Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. $29 to $49. (602) 254-7399 or www.herbergertheater.org. Receive $10 off the price of two full price tickets by mentioning the code E111 when ordering (valid only for today’s performances).
Halloween Night Golf at Palo Verde: 5 p.m., 6210 N. 15th Ave. The course will be lined with glow lights, and glow balls will be provided. Costumes encouraged. $25 per person – one child plays free when playing with paying adult. $15 for each additional child. (602) 249-9930.
Ongoing through Oct. 31
Doomtown at Rawhide – “Refuge of the Unwanted:” Exit 162 off Interstate 10 east. Goblins and goo, Rawhide Roughriders, Train of Terror, Haunted Hike and two spine-chilling haunted houses. www.Rawhide.com.
Pumpkin & Chili Party: Schnepf Farms, Rittenhouse and Combs, Queen Creek. Hay rides, miniature golf, four-acre Sonic Burger Maze, country road rally, honeybee adventure, carousel rides, petting barn, Hillbilly Bob’s Pig Races, rides, Pumpkin Launch, celebrity corn maze (open through Thanksgiving) and fireworks. www.schnepffarms.com or (480) 283-3612.
Monsterland: 195 W. Ocotillo in San Tan Valley – free parking sponsored by Schnepf Farms on Rittenhouse and Combs, Queen Creek. Shuttles run to and from the Monsterland location. Over two acres and 400 years of fear, fun and adventure for the entire family. www.monsterland.com.
Fright Nights: Golfland, 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa. The Gauntlet Haunted House and spooktacular miniature golf. (480) 834-8319 or www.golfland.com.
The NEST Haunted House: CJS Film Studios, 2005 N. 103rd Ave., Avondale. www.frightened.com.