Halloween in Miami (October 31, 2011)
Even though the leaves are not changing color, there are still plenty of activities for all ages to help bring fall to Miami.
Whether you’re looking for Tricks (big kid fun) or Treats (little kid fun) 24/7miami is your guide to the Halloween events in Miami
Thru October 31st
Halls of Terror Haunted House
Super Wheels Skating Center transforms into a spooktacular haunted house. Super Wheels Skating Center. 12265 Southwest 112th Street Miami, FL 33186-4830 (305) 275-7466
Little Farm Pumpkin Patch
Enjoy a pumpkin patch, pony rides, a petting farm, scarecrow kits and harvest decorations. The Little Farm. 13401 S.W. 224 Street • Goulds, Florida 33170
House of Horror 6pm nightly
House of Horror is Miami’s only Pro Haunted House. This professionally produced haunted house amusement park includes a two-acre haunted house, four-acres of shriek inducing rides, the hottest musical acts, and fun for guests of all ages. Miami International Mall (East parking lot) 1455 NW 107th Ave Doral, FL 33172 305-593-1775
Zoo Boo! (formerly MetroBoo) (October 29-30, 2011)
Miami MetroZoo offers kids an exciting opportunity to trick-or-treat at the home of South Florida’s most interesting animals!Included with zoo admission, families and kids ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in costumes, participate in costume contests, watch special performances, make Halloween crafts, see our wild animals get their Halloween goodies, and more! Music and games with fun prizes will be provided by Radio Disney AM 990 and The Coast 97.3 FM. Zoo Boo! is included with paid zoo admission. General zoo admission is $15.95 per adult and $11.95 per child (ages 3 – 12) plus tax. Children under two, Zoological Society of Florida members, and parking are free. 1 Zoo Boulevard 12400 SW 152 Street Miami, FL 33177 Phone: (305) 251-0400 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Haunted Nights returns to haunt Flamingo Gardens with a special night time haunted tour sponsored by Spirit of Halloween (www.spirithalloween.com) which features actors and animatronic props staged throughout the Garden’s West Arboretum.
Friday and Saturday nights before Halloween- Oct. 21, 22, 28, and 29 from 7-9 p.m. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie; www.flamingoGardens.org or 954-473-2955. Admission is $8, kids under 16 must be accompanied by adult, not recommended for kids under 10.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
The weird and wonderful family comes to life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. In the musical, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a “normal” boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, this shocking development will turn the Addams house downside up. Performances from October 25-30 at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; . Tickets start at $27at (305) 949-6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
VILLAGE OF HORRORS
Thrill seekers can tour through 18,000 square feet of interactive, bone-chlling experiences including two realistic haunted houses, a panic zone, rides, games and special attractions. The War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-828-5380 or www.villageofhorrors.com. Tickets $10-$30.
Here’s a Halloween party that won’t leave your little ones traumatized: The Seaquarium’s Monster Splash Nighttime Bash. Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating at Sharky’s Sweet Tooth Station, kiddie rides and bounce houses at the Little Monsters Play Area, the Monsters in the Mangrove Haunted Walk, Flipper’s Dance Party and the only place in Miami to enjoy Halloween themed marine animal shows. Oct. 28 – 31 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Special admission price for the Nighttime Bash is only $24.95 plus tax after 5:00 p.m. for adults, and $19.95 plus tax for children (ages 3 to 12 years) after 5 p.m. 305-361-5705 or visit www.miamiseaquarium.com.
VILLAGE OF GULFSTREAM PARK
The Village at Gulfstream Park is celebrating Halloween all month long with an array of family-friendly activities and events. From Stables of Terror to the Village-wide Trick-or-Treat event, Gulfstream Park offers Halloween activities offered throughout the month of October. Stables of Terror, Oct. 13-31, Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Pony Pals Presents Ooopsy’s Not So Scary Halloween Show, Oct. 27, 11am-noon, Trick-or-Treat at The Village, Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. The Village at Gulfstream Park,501 S Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
BOOYAH 2.0 Halloween Costume Party
This year Fashionista Fridays at Mekka is hosting one of the biggest 18 and over Halloween costume parties around. There’s a little something for everyone, 5 rooms with some of the best Miami DJs. Jam out to music by Tom Novy, Nicky Jam, Lucio Aquilina, Federico Locchi, and more that are still yet to be announced.
Friday, October 28th, Mekka, 950 NE 2nd Ave, Miami; www.MekkaMiami.com; For More Information contact at 786-487-JAMM / 754-423-5755 and VIP Service contact at 305-804-2302.Pre-sale tickets are currently available at Wantickets.com.
IMAGINARIUM DU DREAM
On Friday let you imagination run wild at the Imaginarium du Dream – A Halloween Affair over at DREAM nightclub. Costumes are not mandatory but HIGHLY suggested as mysterious creatures including clowns, midgets, and more will tak control of the club. DJ Joe Dert will be spinning the hottest Open Format and Hip Hop to keep you dancing through the night. Friday, October 28th, Dream Nightclub, 1532 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL; For More Information go to www.dreammia.com. Pre-sale tickets are currently available Wantickets.com
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
HALLOWEEN SUNDOWNER AT VIZCAYA
One of the biggest events during Halloween season is huge masquerade fundraiser in honor of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of this majorly talked about Halloween bash where guests enjoy free premium cocktails with the price of admission from 8pm to midnight. Tickets are currently $150 for general admission and $125 if you are a member. For more information contact 305-856-4866
Saturday, Oct. 29th at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL; www.vizcayans.org
THE LITTLE LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION’S: A NIGHTMARE ABOVE LINCOLN ROAD
The “Nightmare Above Lincoln Road” benefitting the Little Lighthouse Foundation (“LLF”) is one of South Florida’s premier philanthropic events. Situated above the gateway to Lincoln Road, this Halloween celebration will take place on Saturday evening, October 29th, 2011 at the world renown 111 Lincoln Road parking structure. Costumed guests will be treated to cocktails, delectable food from several of Miami’s best restaurants and music from international superstar DJ Triarchy. Saturday, Oct. 29th at 1111 Lincoln Road (@ Alton Road), Miami, FL, Tickets range from $100-$150; For more information call 305-438-7931 or go to www.NighmareAboveLincoln.com
MAXIM MAGAZINE OFFICIAL HALLOWEEN PARTY
This Halloween cozy up to 10 of the hottest Maxim hotties for an all out Halloween Bash where you could win up to $1000 in cash and prizes for best costume. Admission is only $25 and you’ll be dancing to a mix of hip-hop, R&B, house, and top 40 hits all night long Saturday, Oct. 29th at 11 p.m. at Club Play, 1045 Fifth Street, Miami Beach; More info at www.www.clubplaysouthbeach.com
SAVE Dade, the organization that focuses on LGBT equal rights issues in South Florida hosts “HELLROTIKA: Seed of the Beast,” their creeptastic annual fundraiser that will be teeming with angels and demons disguised as innocent children, gross out cocktails and general paganistic fun. Music by DJs Pabel Lima, Doug Jackson and Miik. Saturday, Oct. 29th at 8 p.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; Tickets $40 in advance, $60 at the door. More info at www.hellrotika.com.
MAD HATTERS HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE FLORIDA ROOM
DJ Erok will be on the one’s and two’s for this one-of-a kind pre-Halloween bash. There will be a Live Photo Booth to capture all your frightful costumes and more. It all starts at 11pm.
Saturday, Oct. 29th at The Florida Room at the Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami.
BLACK SWAN WALLOWEEN AT THE W
Special guest DJ Richard Grey is slated to take over the decks and guests are encouraged to dress up in theme of the psychological thriller Black Swan.
Saturday, Oct. 29th at Wall at the W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.WALLmiami.com.
CAFEINA PRESENTS MONSTERS BALL
One of our favorite little lounges is set to have a spooktacular Monster’s Ball event with DJ A-train and VJ Tom LaRoc providing entertainment for the night. They will be doing a photo booth, as well as have a movie theatre with tickets (free) for scary movies in private garden.
Saturday, Oct. 29th at Cafeina Lounge, 297 NW 23rd St., Miami;www.cafeinamiami.com.
SKETCHY MIAMI AT THE AWAREHOUSE
Want to get artistic this Halloween? Party it up with local artists such as Olivier Casse, Jason Snyder, Jeiddy Lopez, Daniel Ortiz, Russ Ronat and Brian Butler (and more TBA) at the Sketchy Halloween Party at the Awarehouse. There will be music performances by Arboles Libres, The State Of, and OrganicArma. Come in costume and you’ll get a goody bag full of candy. Cover is $20 and includes 2 drinks, or you can splurge and pay the $50 cover and have free drinks all night.
Saturday, Oct. 29th at The Awarehouse; 550 NW 29th St., Miami. You must be 21+ to get in and don’t forget to come in costume. For more info check out www.sketchymiami.com.
THE STAGE MIAMI HOSTS A HALLOWEEN HOUSE PARTY
From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the Kiwanis Club of Little Havanna will host a bad ass Halloween House Party featuring a LIVE performance by Conjunto Progreso, Spam All Stars, Suenalo, and DJ Ethics on the turntables.
Saturday, Oct. 29th at The Stage Miami, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; www.theStageMiami.com. Tickets are available at H2P.org for a price of $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
BACK IN BLACK HALLOWEEN EVENT
The biggest, most anticipated event of the year is the Back in Black event going on over at the Scope Art Arena featuring special guest DJs Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, LA Riots, Patrick M, and superstars Erick Morillo, Bob Sinclar, and more special guests still left to be announced. It’s an all day event brought to you by Go Big productions starting at noon and going through till midnight. Tickets are already on sale and selling out fast. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind dance music event! See you there!
Saturday, Oct. 29th at Scope Art Arena; 3055 N Miami Ave., Midtown Miami. For VIP Table Information Email VIP@alwaysgobig.com; Anytime tickets are available at Wantickets.com
Dream South Beach and SuperMarket Creative present “Oh Jack” —a Jack the Ripper-themed Halloween party with music by DJs Penguin Prison, Ess & Emm and Ruen. Complimentary Dos Equis and Magners Original Irish Cider will be available from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., with $5 drink specials to follow. Boys and ghouls are encouraged to dress up in their best Victorian or Steampunk garb, though all costumes are welcome.
Oct. 29 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., Dream South Beach, 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Admission is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. www.ohjackhalloween.com or email@example.com.
LA FORMULA HALLOWEEN EVENT
If you are in the Latin vibe, get your reggaeton fix at La Covacha for La Formula Halloween Party featuring LIVE performances by Zion y Lennox, Rakim y Ken Y, Tony Dize, and Plan B.
Saturday, Oct. 29th at La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St, Miami, FL; www.lacovacha.com. You must be 18+ to get in and tickets are already on sale for the price of $50 at Wantickets.com
11TH ANNUAL EROTIC MASQUERADE
For those of you who want to get a little daring, head over to the Erotic Masquerade at Miami’s Private Adult Lifestyle club, where the rules are, the are no rules. Let your fantasies run wild at this adult playground for those who want to get a little risqué. There will be special prizes for best costume and Club Membership is required. For more information check out the Miami Velvet Website. Saturday, Oct. 29th at Miami Velvet, 3901 NW 77th Ave., Miami, FL; www.miamivelvet.com.
HALLOWEEN FUN AT THE W FT. LAUDERDALE
1 Venue 2 Parties, this year the W Hotel Ft. Lauderdale offers you two ways to indulge in pre-Halloween festivities. Start upstairs at the Living Room Lounge for SCREAMPLAY where you are invited to come dressed as your favorite movie character or villain as you and dance to music by DJ Kevin Graham. After a few fun cocktails, head downstairs to Whiskey Blue for Whiskey Empire. Embrace your inner Boardwalk Empire characters and enjoy sounds DJ Midas in this 1920’s inspired event. It all starts at 9pm.
Saturday, Oct. 29th at W Hotel Ft. Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale ; For table reservations call 954-414-8308 or email Gdeleo@Gerberbars.com
SANDER VAN DOORN AT LIV
From Dusk till Doorn, the biggest club on South Beach is having one of the wildest Halloween events featuring music by international superstar DJ Sander Van Doorn who will for sure be dropping all his newest hits off his recent album Eleve11. Get ready to dance to your hearts content to tracks like “Roll the Dice” and “Love is Darkness”.
Saturday, Oct. 29th at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL;www.LIVnightclub.com. Tickets are already on sale for the price of $200 at Wantickets.com
DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE RESIDENCY LAUNCH HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
The legendary club returns and Halloween weekend will be the major launch party event to kick off the Defected In The House Residency featuring some of the biggest names in the dance music scene. Spend Halloween weekend with Bob Sinclar, Simon Dunmore, ATFC and LIVE on percussions- Shovell, with an opening set by Philippe B.
Saturday, Oct. 29th at AMNESIA, 136 Collins Ave, Miami, FL ; www.AmnesiaMiami.com; For Table Reservations 305-538-2424 | firstname.lastname@example.org; Tickets are currently available for $40 at Wantickets.com (for a line-up like this I say that’s amazing!)
THE SPACE TWILIGHT ZONE
When all is said and done and the lights come on, there’s only one place to go when you want to keep the party going- Club Space. Step in to the Space Twilight Zone on the infamous Club Space Terrace with special guest DJ Boris rocking out till the afternoon! Saturday, Oct. 29th, Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami, FL; www.Clubspace.com; Tickets on sale at Wantickets.com
SUNDAY, OCT. 30
HAVANA HALLOWEEN AT BONGO’S
Let the rhythm take you this Halloween to the biggest Gay Latin/American Costume Bash- FUEGO at Bongo’s. Special guest DJs include Lazaro Leon, Bill Hallquist and the event will be hosted by extraordinaire Divas T.P Lords, Poizon Ivy, Vinna Rouge and more.
Sunday, Oct. 30th at Bongo’s, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL; www.bongoscubancafe.com. It’s an 18 and over event and tickets are only $10 in advance.
THE CHURCH BECKONS FORTH YOUR SUBMISIONS- FLESH FOR FANTASY AT THE VAGABOND
For those of you who want to skip the huge club scene, but still want to partake in the festivities, I suggest heading over to The Vagabond for the Church Beckons Halloween event featuring a playground of Sin and Fantasy.
Sunday, Oct. 30th at Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St, Miami, FL; www.thevagabond.com; Admission is only $10 at the door and costumes are welcome. Admission is 18+ for the Ladies and 21+ for the guys.
Any true party-goer in Miami knows, that one of the best Halloween events is over at Mansion nightclub and this year promises to be as great as ever. On Sunday special guest AVICII will be taking over the decks along with special guest Cassette to bring South Florida a spectacular Halloween Bash. It’s house music all night long baby!
Sunday, Oct. 30th at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL; www.MansionMiami.com. Tickets are already on sale for $70 at Wantickets.com.
THRILLER COS PLAY AT VICE LOUNGE
What better way to celebrate All Hallows Eve then with an all-star line-up of trance, techno, and house music? This year, head to the Thriller 2011 Halloween event at Vice Lounge featuring music by guest DJs DBT, Transoverload, Renegades of Funk, Tocayo, and many more. It all starts at 8 p.m. and lasts till 5 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30th at Vice Lounge, Miami, FL; For ticket information go to Wanttickets.com
MONDAY, OCT. 31
HALLOWEEN AT BAOLI-VITA
Baoli-Vita is inviting guests to dress up and enjoy an evening full amidst an eerie garden décor and the most creative, wicked and wild costume will win a bottle of champagne.
Monday, Oct. 31 9 p.m. Bâoli-Vita Restaurant & Lounge, 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-8822.
Dress to impress at RA Sushi South Miami’s Boo Bash 2011 featuring a variety of “Boo Bites” including sushi and appetizer specials and “Potent Potions.” Boys and ghouls are encouraged to dress up and enter the Boo Bash Costume Contest for a chance to win a $100 RA gift certificate. DJ Frankie P will also be onsite spinning a haunting mix of beats.
Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-close, RA Sushi,5829 SW 73rd St., Miami; 305-341-0092
OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAM AT STK
On Halloween night get yourself all glam for the Old Hollywood Glam Dinner Affair at the swanky STK Restaurant inside the Gansevoort Hotel. Sip away on Hollywood Glam inspired cocktails and dance to music by DJ Danny Stern. Old Hollywood Glam attire is suggested. Dinner reservations start at 8pm. Monday, Oct. 31 at STK Miami, 2377 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
THE REEL HORRORBALL III PRESENTS AMITYVILLA
Two of Miami’s hottest DJs come together to star in this one of a kind Haunted House Party brought to you by Vitamin C Communications. In one room you’ll have DJ Irie along with DJs Anthony Pisano, Crespo, Chino, and Bounce throwing it down with fresh hip-hop and open format beats. Then in the other get your dance music fix wiith DJs George Acosta, Rascal, Triarchy, Armand Pena, and David Bitton. If that weren’t enough, you have another room where even more DJs such as Brian De La Funk, SpinnZinn, ESP, Sk1tty, and more will be rocking the decks to keep you dancing all night long. One venue, three rooms, and a whole bunch of great DJs- what’s not to like about this Halloween Party? Monday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-close, Villa 221, 221 N.E 17th St, Miami; www.villa221.com; Pre-sale tickets are currently $30 at Wantickets.com