Don't you just love living in Miami where it's still warm enough in October to wear whatever you want? Whether your costume is creepy, creative or kinky, here is where to see and be scene this Halloween.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
'Hula-ween' Luau at Solé on the Ocean: The ultra-contemporary boutique hotel in Sunny Isles Beach celebrates Halloween early with a pumpkin carving, paddle boarding, limbo contests (win a weekend stay) and a beachside Polynesian pig roast. A Mai Tai, valet and music by DJ Dutch and the Aloha Boyz are included in the price of admission. Festive attire is encouraged and will be rewarded. For reservations, call 786.923.9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 5:00pm to 10:00pm, $25 per person.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th
2 Live Jews - Samantha Ronson & DJ Affect at Mansion: Check out a Halloween mix of music by Lindsay Lohan's former lover along with Resident Miami Nightclub & 99 Jamz Radio DJ Affect.
Axwell at LIV: Music mogul Axel ‘Axwell’ Hedfors is a successful producer, DJ, remixer and member of the Swedish House Mafia. Recent singles Miami 2 Ibiza and Save The World reached the top spot on US Hot Dance Club Songs chart compiled by Billboard. Axwell will be man of the house [music] from 11 pm to 5 am.
Thriller at Tobacco Road: Miami's oldest bar will be hosting their 4th Annual Thriller Halloween Music Festival. Three stages of music (featuring DJ Revolution, DJ Oski and DJ Cosmo and many more) & $100 costume contest at midnight. 6pm-3am. 21 & up. Only $5 cover.
'Spooky Bones' Halloween Bash at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill: From 9:00 p.m. until close, the neighborhood bar & grill will serve up signature drink specials including domestic buckets of beer ($10), Three Olives cocktails ($2.95) and Jagermeister shots ($3.95). Enter the costume contest for a chance to win a $100 gift card, and compete to be the sexiest, scariest or most originally dressed. For more information, call 954.474.3711 (Plantation) or 561.383.8240 (Wellington).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th
Back in Black Halloween: Play your part in the "Largest Dance Music Costume Event in the US" at the Scope Art Arena. This year's international lineup includes Sebastian Ingrosso, Swedish House Mafia member and master mixer, Colombian-American Erick Morillo with his Latin-inspired sound and Bob Sinclair (aka Christophe LeFriant), a French producer, DJ and co-owner of Yellow Productions. The show runs 12 PM to 12 AM and will happen rain or shine. Purchase tickets.
Club Space Halloween with Boris: The New York sound-defining DJ will be filling up Club Space with renowned remixes and music-savvy clubbers. Boris has a slew of remixed hit singles and performs around the globe from Tokyo to Toronto. Don't miss your chance to see Boris unleashing his beats.
Halloween House Party at The Stage: This all-night (9 pm - 5 am) event is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, Heineken and I am Crossfit to benefit Voices Against Brain Cancer. There will be a series of live performances by local favorites including Spam Allstars, Sueñalo, Conjunto Progreso and DJ Ethics. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
Monsters Ball at Cafeina. The Wynwood lounge and art gallery hosts a spooktacular costume contest giving away $500, $250 and a comp SVEDKA bottle and VIP table for first, second and third place winners, respectively. Enjoy complimentary SVEDKA Monster Mash martinis from 9pm to 10pm. VJ Tom LaRoc and DJ A-Train will spin monstrous beats inside and out while frightening 8mm shorts play in the haunted garden movie theater. The freakish “Into to Void” monsters exhibit will be on display in the gallery. Event admission is $5, for more information and table reservations, call 305.438.0792 or visit www.cafeinamiami.com.
SCREAMPLAY at Living Room: Starting at 9 PM, the W Fort Lauderdale’s Living Room will be one of the hottest Halloween parties in Ft. Lauderdale. Come dressed as your favorite Hollywood hero or villain and down some delicious drinks while DJ Kevin Graham brings on the beats. For table reservations, call 954.414.8303 or email email@example.com.
Whisky Empire at Whiskey Blue: Channel your inner Nucky or Lucy for this 1920s Atlantic City themed fete brought to you by the Gerber Group. Partygoers will enjoy sounds by DJ Midas and signature cocktails at Fort Lauderdale’s sexiest beachfront lounge. Party starts at 9PM; call 954.414.8303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for table reservations.
Jack the Ripper Halloween Soirée at HIGHBAR. Dream South Beach's sleek rooftop lounge, HIGHBAR, will transform into the Whitechapel district of London circa 1888. Special guest DJ Penguin Prison, famous for remixing artists including Goldfrapp, Kylie Minogue and Passion Pit, will keep the party alive until 3:00 a.m. with his first ever Miami performance. Advanced admission is $20 and $35 at the door with complimentary Dos Equis lager from 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. For table reservations, contact email@example.com. For tickets, visit http://ohjack.ticketleap.com/ohjack/.
'Wall-o-ween' at WALL. The decadent boutique lounge inside W South Beach will host a dark and provocative Black Swan-themed celebration. Miami-based DJ Richard Grey will spin spooky house beats while party goers dance more than Michael Jackson in Thriller. For table reservations or more info, call 305.938.3130 or visit www.wallmiami.com.
Mad Hatter Halloween at The Delano: The Florida Room at Delano in South Beach cordially invites to celebrate Halloween with the infamous Mad Hatter. Be sure to wear your best costumes with hats, of course, and get ready to sip specialty cocktails by mixologist John Lermayer and dance all night. Bring a camera or capture your favorite moments of the night at an interactive photo booth connected to Facebook and Email. Doors open at 11 PM. To reserve a table, call 305.674.6152.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st
Carnevil Sexy Halloween Circus at Mokai: Empire Events hosts a special Halloween Edition of Ransom Mondays starring acrobats, aerial performers, stilt walkers, dancers and contortionists. There will also be carnival games, cotton candy, hot dogs, clowns and circus animals to complete the theme. DJ Konflict will be in charge of the big top musical backdrop.
Old Hollywood Glam at STK: We're going back to the glory days when diamonds were Marilyn's best friend and James Dean didn't need a reason to rebel. Wear your best old Hollywood attire, sip complimentary Stoli Elit “Hollywood” Martinis and enjoy live entertainment including a girl in a giant martini and music by DJ Danny Stern. Call 305.604.6988 for reservations starting at 8PM at STK Steakhouse located inside the Gansevoort South Beach Hotel.
Boo Bash 2011 at RA Sushi South Miami: From 8:00 p.m. to close enjoy a variety of “Boo Bites” including sushi and appetizer specials such as Voodoo Crispy Chicken, Vampire Shrimp and the Spider Roll as well as “Potent Potions” including Grape Ghoulade, Manic Mango and Sinners Sangria and Satan’s elixir. Enter the Boo Bash Costume Contest for a chance to win a $100 RA gift certificate. DJ Frankie P will also be onsite haunting the turntables. For more information, please call 305.341.0092. RSVP www.facebook.com/RASushiSouthMiami.
Where do you want to party and what are you dressing up as this year?