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    Fright night on the town

    Robert Alcaraz
    Ginny Polin/ Daily WIldcat Live actors, complete with gruesome costumes and makeup, terrify visitors at The Slaughter House.

    For those planning on partying it up this Halloween, the Arts & Life staff put together a roundup of places to go in case you can’t bear one more sticky-floored themed party filled with fake cobwebs. Here are a couple suggestions for how else to celebrate:

    Do the time warp again at Loft Cinema

    The Loft Cinema is holding its annual “The Rocky Horror Halloween Bash,” which is October’s version of the screenings the theater has of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on the third Saturday of every month.

    On Saturday, there will be pre-show games, a virgin sacrifice (of those who have never been to a Loft screening of the movie, and a supervirgin sacrifice of those who have yet to see “Rocky Horror” either) and a $100 prize for the best costume.

    Haunted house hop throughout Tucson

    For those who want a little more fright in their night, try a little haunted house hopping. The Slaughterhouse is a tad expensive but has four different experiences, or haunts, for the thrill-seekers among us. Go to Nightfall, which will be open all weekend for a different Halloween experience — Old Tucson Studios gets transformed into a fully themed town with three haunts and live shows (and has only gotten bigger since last year).

    Congress’ nightmare

    The East End of Congress this year brings Nightmare On Congress, a four-venue street party showcasing the Rialto stage with live music, both dancing and a haunted house at Hotel Congress, a rooftop place to get down at the Playground and an exhibition of music and art at the Sacred Machine Museum and Curiosity Shop downtown.

    Blind Divine, as well as the Jons, Ensphere & The Mission Creeps, Philip Shiozaki and Raul Lizarraga, will play in the Santa Muerte Music and Arts Festival, an all-ages experience in the Rialto Theatre and Sacred Machine art gallery. Hotel Congress’ “Bang Bang” is 21 , but the Playground roofdeck, or “Treehouse of Horror,” has a few options for creatures of the night including People From The Sun, DJ Disko Bomb, DJ Bonus and Whiteboi, Video Walls and Candy Buffet.

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