PHX Countdown to Halloween: Night #1: It's Almost Heeeere

Walter Sickert's "Squidhouse of Horror" is just one of the many places to get your freak on tomorrow night

Okay, okay, so we missed a few nights in this countdown. Blame it on Sandy, that party-crashing harpy. Plus, wasn't the rabid crush of humanity raiding every supermarket in town over the past few days in search of canned good and bottled water scary enough? Still having nightmares about the lines at Trader Joes on Sunday night. But the crisis has been averted -- here in Boston, at least -- and it seems Halloween 2012 will go off without too much of a hitch after all. Check out the dance parties, shows, costume balls, and dinner specials that are at your disposal tomorrow night. 


CIRCUS HALLOWEEN | Atwood's annual Halloween party's theme this year is "Circus." Come dressed to impress and get creative with the theme. Music by the Elastic Waste Band. | 8 pm @ Atwood's Tavern | $5 |

"DIRTY DOCTORS & NAUGHTY NURSES HALLOWEEN BASH" | The theme of this year's edition of the Estate's annual Halloween party is sexy medical staff. EDM music all night by DJ R3hab. Costumes mandatory! | 10:30 pm @ Estate | $30 | 617.351.7000

"THE EMERALD FACTORY" | Willy Wonka-themed Halloween costume party for a cause, to benefit One Tail at a Time, non-profit rescue for dogs. Wonka-themed decorations, drinks, desserts, and more. Music by DJ Case | 8 pm @ Emerald Lounge at Revere Hotel | $10 |

"HOWL-O-WEEN BASH" | Costume party with $1500 cash prizes, drink specials including "bukets of ooze," dueling pianos, and more | 8 pm @ Howl at the Moon |

LOLITA DAY OF THE DEAD HALLOWEEN BASH | Day of the Dead party with a fashion show presented by Vira Boutique, music by DJ Mike Slagel, professional makeup artists, Ketel One ice bar and ice luge, a photo booth, and costume contest with $500 cash prize. Admission includes one signature Lolita cocktail | 8 pm @ Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar | $40 |


"BUMP IN THE NIGHT" | Visuals, party games, and music by Studebaker Hawk and Marathon Edits | 8 pm @ PA's Lounge | $5 |

"HALLOWEEN COSTUME SHOW" | With Babydriver as Modern Lovers '88, Earthquake Party! as Nirvana, Personal Finance as Them, and Pimple Zoo as Guided By Voices | 9 pm @ T.T. the Bear's Place | $8 | 617.492.2327

"HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY" | With music by Otter Control and Coq Au Vin | 8 pm @ Vault | 617.292.3355

THE HARDER THEY COME 40TH ANNIVERSARY HALLOWEEN TRIBUTE SHOW | Destroy Babylon plays classic 1972 movie soundtrack The Harder They Come, along with the Sterns as Fleetwood Mac and The Fat Mikes as NOFX | 8 pm @ the Middle East Upstairs | $10 | 617.864.EAST

JOHNNY D'S HALLOWEEN PARTY  | With Power of Love as Huey Lewis and Bikini Whale as the B-52's. Costume contest for most original 80s outfit | 7:30 pm @ Johnny D's | $10 | 617.776.2004

"THE DOCTORS FOX AS CAKE HALLOWEEN TRIBUTE SHOW" | 9 pm @ the Middle East corner | Free | 617.864.3278

"THE PILL 10TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SHOW" | With The Luxury as Oasis, The New Highway Hymnal as The Stooges, Color Channel as LCD Soundsystem, Ruby Ridge as The Knife, and pill residents DJ Ken & Michael V |  9 pm @ Great Scott | $10 | 617.566.9014

"WALTER SICKERT PRESENTS THE SQUIDHOUSE OF HORROR" HALLOWEEN SHOW | Hosted by Johnny Blazes with music by Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, XNY, Darling Pet Munkee, and Moe Pope. Halloween burlesque by the Bunny Collective and more | 8 pm @ Brighton Music Hall | $15 | 617.779.0140


"THROWED HAUNTED MANSION" | E-Marce + Texas Mike + Mobsky + Bad Magician + Kevin Wang | 9 pm @ the Middle East downstairs | $20 | 617.864.EAST

"GHOULS NIGHT OUT" | Halloween Spectacular Costume Party with music by DJ Dandy Dan and Krezner | 10 pm @ ZuZu | Free | 617.864.3278

GOOD LIFE HALLOWEEN: BEAST RESEARCH | Halloween edition of Beat Research with C Dubz, Damian Silva, DJ Flack, DJ Pace, Kush Aurora, Oxycontinental, Pajaritos, the Sublings, and Zuzuka Poderosa. Discounted cover with costume, so dress up | 9 pm @ Good Life | $3 with costume; $7 without |

SON OF FRANKENSTEEZ HALLOWEEN EP RELEASE PARTY | Halloween record release show hosted by Mister Jason and Tall Boy Industries for Mister Jason's new EP Son of Frankensteez. With DJs Frank White, Drew, and J-Zone spinning 45s only all night, giveaways, and more. Costumes encouraged. | 8 pm @ Church | $10 | 617.236.7600


HALLOWEEN PUBCRAWL BOSTON  | Dress up and stagger the streets of Boston in this after-work Halloween bar crawl | 5 pm, kicks off @ Goodbar | $5 | 617.723.7050

ALL HALLOWS' EVE BREW HA HA | Halloween themed food and drink specials, with a costume contest | 8 pm @ John Harvard's Brew House | No cover | 617.868.3585

BUCKET O'PUMKINS AT BUKOWSKI'S | Bukowski's Cambridge celebrates Halloween with an adult trick o' treat bag: they're offering buckets of five different pumpkin ales plus a little candy for good measure |  8 pm @ Bukowski Tavern | no cover | 617.497.7077

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION | Day of the Dead celebration starting Halloween night and running through November 2, featuring a themed menu, decorations, fake tattoos, sugar skulls, Mexican BINGO games at the bar, and more @ The Painted Burro | no cover | 617.776.0005

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