Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake. Photo via Facebook.

13 Things To Do on Friday the 13th

Written by Nikole Tower Category: Lists Issue: October 2017
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Friday the 13th is upon us. Not only that, but it’s Halloween month. Whether you’re looking into getting a $13 tattoo or you’re in the mood for something a little more spooky, there’s something for you.

1. $13 Tattoos at tattoo parlors around the Valley
Tattoo parlors near and far offer special discounts on this (un)lucky day. The artists typically have a catalogue to flip through which includes roughly quarter-size tattoos for only $13 (plus tip). AZ Ink, Golden Rule Tattoo, Gypsy Rose Tattoo and InkSlinger Tattoo are just a few of the many places offering discounted body art.

2. CaZo Presents “Asylum: Resurrection” at Phoenix Center for the Arts
The third installment of CaZo Dance Company’s “Asylum” continues the story of a group of mismatched asylum inmates and the drama, love and occasional comedy that is mixed with it. All characters stem from classic horror films - “Carrie,” “Black Swan,” “A Cure For Wellness,” “Psycho,” just to name a few. The show will follow a recap of previous seasons and a Cyr wheel performance. There will also be two shows on Saturday. $20. Doors 7:15 p.m., show starts 8 p.m. Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, cazodance.com.

3. Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake
Beginning on Friday the 13th, this three-day fest will feature live music and carnival rides as well as beer and brats. If you’re looking for a more family-friendly way to spend the day, the 45th Oktoberfest in Tempe is the place to be. Free. 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Tempe Town Lake, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, fourpeaksoktoberfest.com.

4. Framed Bat Workshop at Curious Nature
Yes, you read that correctly. The workshop involves framing a bat. It’s part creepy, part kind of cute and all around an unforgettable way to spend your Friday. All supplies and materials are provided. A second workshop will be provided on Oct. 19. $150. 7-9 p.m. Curious Nature, 5032 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, curiousnature.com.

5. Craft Night at La Gattara Cat Lounge and Boutique
One or two black cats may cross your path if you attend this craft night, but we’ll consider it to be good luck rather than bad. Pick from three art stations: decorating a wine glass, customizing a spooky Halloween cat and painting a mug. $25. 5-10 p.m. La Gattara Cat Lounge and Boutique, 1301 E. University Dr., Tempe, lagattaracatcafe.com.

6. Second Friday Out at On Pins and Needles
Looking for a few finishing touches for your scary get-up? You might be able to find what you’re looking for at Mesa’s Second Friday Out hosted by On Pins and Needles. There will be creepy dolls, collectable Funko’s and prosthetics to make your costume look a little more realistic. Free. 6-10 p.m. On Pins and Needles, Downtown Mesa, facebook.com/events.

7. Vintage & Vino Market at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center
The two-day market will kick off on Friday featuring over 100 vintage and antique vendors. There will also be wine tasting, craft beer, wine lounge, mimosa bar and a kids craft corner. $5, kids under 12 free. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center, 20464 E. Riggs Rd., Queen Creek, facebook.com/events.

8. Oktoberfest at Casa Grande Mainstreet
Can’t make it to the Tempe Oktoberfest? Don’t worry because Casa Grande has your back. There will be plenty of food and drink with live polka music as well as a classic car show. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Casa Grande Mainstreet, 110 W. Second St., Casa Grande, facebook.com/events.

9. Rocky Horror Picture Show at Super Saver Cinemas 8
It can’t get any more Halloween than this. A Riff In Tyme will be performing this classic audience participation show. There’s a costume contest so you’re invited to dress up. $6. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Super Saver Cinemas 8, 2710 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix, facebook.com/events.

10. Boo-ti Glow at Aloha Yoga and Hula
Shine bright by wearing your costumes or glow-in-the-dark accessories to this funky yoga and hula night. Glow-in-the-dark paint will be provided so don’t wear anything that you don’t want to get messy in. $30 online, $35 at the door. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aloha Yoga and Hula, 4939 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, mindbodyonline.com.

11. SunDABT Spooky Lock In at Central United Methodist Church
Sun Devils Are Better Together (SunDABT) are hosting their first ever lock in on the most exciting day of October besides Halloween. It’s a chance for the community to come together to enjoy food, films, stories and games - all with a spooky twist. Free. 8 p.m.-8 a.m. Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, facebook.com/events.

12. Science Before Saturday: Weird Science at Arizona Museum of Natural History
Weird AND spooky? It’s the perfect way to spend Friday the 13th. Some of the unique crafts and activities include Make Monster Makeup, Monster Crafts, Tarantula Table, Weird Animal Adaptations, Gross Bones and Forensics and a strange scavenger hunt. $9 adults, $5 for 12 and under. 5:30-8 p.m. Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. MacDonald Rd., Mesa, facebook.com/events.

13. SMCC Music Under the Stars Concert and South Mountain Community College
The music of SMCC come together on this special night to put on a free show for those of us who’d rather skip the tricks and enjoy the treats. The Jazz Band, Latin Jazz Band, Montana del Sur Mariachi Band and local band The Stakes will be taking the stage as guests lay down their blankets on the lawn. Free. 5:30-9 p.m. PAC Amphitheater, 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix, facebook.com/events.