The Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

Helpful list of fun things to do in metro Phoenix this Halloween weekend.  Check out all the great options along with other choices as well seen here:

Phoenix Suns Tickets

Arizona Cardinals Tickets

Gammage Auditorium Tickets

Comerica Theatre

Phoenix Symphony Hall

It’s the time of year when something strange goes down in the neighborhood. Prove you’re not afraid of ghosts and head downtown for a screening of the 1984 hit comedy Ghostbusters. Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd star as members of the largest paranormal removal company in America trying to stop the end of the world. Before this PG-rated movie begins, there will be games, fun activities, and a costume contest. If you’re still scared of getting slimed, the Arizona Ghostbusters will be on hand to trap any spirits that may fly about.

Punk Rock Halloween Bash
Punk rock might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Halloween, but bands like the Misfits may sway you to see the connection. For two nights in a row on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., you can rock out at the Punk Rock Halloween Bash at Yucca Tap Room at 29 West Southern Avenue, Tempe, with local bands and artists. Accompanying the music are carnival games, complete with a prize booth and costume contest. The event is free, but games are $1 each, with the proceeds going to Scares That Care, a charity that raises money for families with sick and badly burned children, and women fighting breast cancer. Whether you want to unleash your inner rock star or get in touch with your inner child, this event is loaded with entertainment. Visit or call 480-967-4777. Angelica Cabral

First Annual Downtown Phoenix Halloween Bar Crawl Party
If you go out for libations this Halloween weekend, chances are you’re going to have to wait in line only to have a multitude of costumed patrons get in your personal space. The First Annual Downtown Phoenix Halloween Bar Crawl Party will get you into seven great pubs without the hassle of going alone. There will be drink specials and prizes, too. Think of it as adult trick-or-treating, with cocktails instead of candy.

AIDS Walk Arizona
There’s power in numbers, as evidenced by this year’s AIDS Walk Arizona. Happening on Sunday, October 28, the event helps a dozen agencies working to prevent AIDS and support those living with it. Adults walkers or runners pay $35 to register. Student walkers are $15, and your dog can join the walk for $10. The day kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at Third Avenue and Washington Street, and main stage presentations get underway at 8:30 a.m. The 5K run starts at 10 a.m., and the walk just five minutes later. The event also includes entertainment on five stages. It’s being presented by Aunt Rita’s Foundation, which has awarded more than $1.7 million in grants for HIV/AIDS programs in central Arizona. Visit Lynn Trimble

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