Spooky, Scary and Fun for All
SocialMiami’s picks for Halloween fun for little goblins and big scary people too! The Guide will run again so if your organization is planning a Halloween event, send the details to Info@SocialMiami.com.
Frankenstein Screening & Music
Thursday, October 27 at 8 p.m.
Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Wind Symphony and Orchestra will present Frankenstein at Pinecrest Gardens with a special guest appearance of composer Phil Collins. Enjoy a unique evening of music, madness and film and join Collins, who will give a half-hour talk, followed by a performance of the score by the MDC Wind Symphony accompanying a showing of the 1926 silent film. Collins composed the film score for the original Frankenstein silent film. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
Thursday – Sunday, October 27 – 30
They say that story telling is in the blood. This Halloween, you are invited to an evening of ghoulish radio horror and drinks! Deathscribe Miami is a night of radio horror plays featuring Wildclaw Theatre’s Foley artists, musicians, and a cast of top Chicago talent from the award-winning storefront scene. Deathscribe Miami offers the best stories pulled from the company’s eight years of shows. They’ll bring these top tales of terror along with their whole cabinet of horrors to the Arsht Center for four consecutive nights Halloween Weekend. Each night they will present the top five alongside live musical performances in a best-of showcase, hosted by Artistic Director and three-time Deathscribe host, Josh Zagoren. A prize will be awarded each night for best Halloween costume! Performances are 8 p.m. except on Sunday when the show begins at 7. Tickets are $39. Cash bar.
Adrienne Arsht Center Peacock Foundation Studio
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Screenings of Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula
Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Perez Art Museum Miami and Secret Celluloid Society will present a creature double feature of Frankenstein (1973) at 6:30 p.m. and Blood for Dracula (1974) at 8 p.m., cult classics written and directed by Paul Morrissey. Enjoy seasonally-inspired happy hour specials and movie concessions and receive free admission if you arrive in costume (no masks please). Due to movie content, this event is for adults only. Pre-purchase highly recommended. Galleries close 9 p.m. Adult admission is $16; PAMM members are free.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
2nd Annual Haunted Ballet
Thursday – Saturday, October 27 – 29 at 8 and 9:30 p.m.
The spirits come alive at The Haunted Ballet, an event for the Eyes, Ears and Soul! Two performances nightly for his unique, open-air dance concept featuring professionally choreographed dances performed by some of Miami’s most talented artists across the five acre property. The dancers will be portraying fictional characters based on the history of Coconut Grove, focusing on the late 17th to early 18th century. The costumes are a collection of vintage and thrift finds, specially altered for the Haunted Ballet. Participating choreographers are Ray Sullivan, Andrea Murillo, Andrea Dawn Shelley, Ivonne Batanero, Sandra Portal-Andreu, Teddy Talbot and Crystal Peattie. Admission is a donation of $20 or more.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens will present a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” No Rocky Horror Picture Show is complete without an emcee, audience participation and prizes for the best costume. BYO Props. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
SOMETHING’S BREWING AFTER DARK 21+
Friday, October 28 at 9 p.m.
Co-chaired by Terese Ingram and Keith Saunders, Miami Children’s Museum’s Playmakers will host their Something’s Brewing After Dark event. Enjoy a costume contest, taste different local brews by Florida Distributing Co., bites and a night of play, all benefitting MCM’s Very Important Potential Program. The evening features Bacardi, DJ Laz, Shake Shack, Yardhouse, My Ceviche, Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream and much more. General admission tickets are $35 each and $100 for a group of four.
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
Spooky Zoo Nights
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 28, 29 & 31 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Brave souls can be terrified at Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, on the Zombie-laden tram ride and along the disturbing pathways. Little ones can enjoy ghoulish carousel rides, creepy crawlies and candy stations at the Children’s Zoo. Ghoulish carousel rides are $2 per ride. Admission is $14.95/person ($12.95 for Zoo Miami members).
1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami
HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT POP-UP
Friday, October 28 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Bring the family to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center for a spooky and fun-filled evening. There will be a Kids Costume Parade, Haunted House, Boo-licious Candy Giveaway, Creepy-Crawly Performances, Scary Movies, food trucks and bars, including kid-friendly specialty drinks. Held on the Back Yard Concert Lawn & Plaza. Admission is free; no ticket required.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
2016 SPOOKY NIGHT!
Friday, October 28 from 6 to 10 p.m.
South Pointe Elementary’s Spooky Night will feature tween and small children activtieis, including haunted houses, food, DJ music, games and prizes throughout the evening. Open to the public; free for adults and $20 per child.
South Pointe Elementary
1050 4th Street, Miami Beach
30th Annual Halloween Sundowner
Saturday, October 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight
The 30th Annual Halloween Sundowner, hosted by Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, one of Miami’s most iconic events attracting 1,000 guests each Halloween. The all-inclusive party will be emceed by NBC 6 hostess Roxy Vargas with a theme of Prohibition where you will experience the 1920’s through spooky yet glamorous décor and lively entertainment. Come dressed for the theme or wear the costume of your choice and enter to win fabulous prizes. Enjoy five full open bars by Bacardi, Martini Rossi and Wynwood Brewing Company, with Zico coconut water, a special non-alcoholic cocktail and Redbull’s energy drinks. Delicious treats will be provided by the Crepe Maker, Creative Tastes Catering & Event Production, Aaron’s Catering, Parties by Pat, Fancy Fiesta, PSC Events, Shiraz Events, Catering by Lovables and KC Healthy Cooking. Live entertainment throughout the night by DJ A Train, the UM Frost School of Music, Florida Ukulele Network, Party Animal Productions, Siren’s Dance Collective and Cheeky Belly Dancers. On the Spot Photo Magnets will host a photo booth and produce courtesy photo magnets for guests. General admission tickets are $165, $140 for Vizcaya Members, and $110 for Groups of 10 an more. VIP tickets are $250 and include exclusive access to a VIP area located in the courtyard of the Main House, featuring VIP bars with drinks and a catered buffet as well as an air-conditioned lounge. Must be 21 and over. Rain or shine – no refunds.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami
Saturday, October 29 at 1 and 4 p.m.
Presented by The Children’s Trust, this free family fun Halloween event features ghoulishly wonderful music performed by the Alhambra Orchestra and Greater Miami Youth Symphony. The Spooky Symphony is comprised of the Most Beautiful Scary Music Ever Heard – musical scores from Star Wars and King Kong, plus creepy classics Danse Macabre, Toccata and Fugue and Night on Bald Mountain. Plus, concert highlights include a multimedia presentation and audience members and musicians dressed in their Halloween best. Free but ticketing is required by phone, online or in person.
Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722 for tickets or 305-667-4069 for info
Saturday, October 29 from noon to 4 p.m.
Join Perez Art Museum Miami for a not-so-spooky afternoon of family activities. Inside the museum, participate in an eerie gallery scavenger hunt to win a prize. Outside on the terrace, little ghouls can decorate their own Halloween-themed sweet cookie treats. Stop by Verde restaurant for lunch and a seasonal Honeycrisp apple sangria or a non-alcoholic apple cider. Come in costume for trick-or-treating and free museum admission (no masks please). Admission is $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, students and youth ages 7-18, and free for museum members, children under 6 and active U.S. military personnel.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Reel Horror Ball
Saturday, October 29 at 10 p.m.
It will be a Steamy, Dark night this Halloween as Nikki Beach Miami is turned into a three-ringed circus complete with chills and thrills, freaks and geeks. The Eighth installment of Vitamin C’s infamous Reel Horror Ball will be nothing short of Thrilling as it kicks off its American Horror Story Freak Show theme. The night celebrtes Halloween with multiple DJs, cinema worthy décor, performances, and 1,000 of Miami’s most beautiful people, dressed to kill. Doors for general public open at 10 p.m., and event runs until the wee hours. Complimentary admission from 10 to midnight.
Nikki Beach Miami
1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Ghosts in the Garden 2016
Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden will host a weekend of Halloween happenings. Saturday is Boo-tanical Family Day so put on your best costume and bring the whole family – dogs too! Enjoy a Haunted House, Spooky Games, a Costume Fashion Show, live band, treats by Beach Witch, Flash Mob Dancing, Storytelling and Free Admission. Reserve a pumpkin to carve for $10 – tools will be provided. Sunday delivers more Halloween fun with Art in the Park with Marie – a free art camp for youngsters.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Halloween Half Marathon & Freaky 4-Miler
Saturday, October 29 at 6:30 a.m.
Here’s a Halloween themed event that adds a unique twist to the traditional marathon experience, as this running event celebrates all things Halloween. Come dressed in full costume, join superheroes, villains, clowns, animals and full body paint this year as the runners (and walkers) tackle the 13.1 or 4 mile courses decked out in full costume.
South Pointe Park
1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Nightmare on the Beach
Saturday, October 29 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
At Nightmare on the Beach: Día de Los Muertos Lummus Park will be transformed from light to dark. Guests will enjoy everything from visual treats, electronic beats and dazzling performers. Bites and cocktails from some of Miami’s best restaurants and caterers. Tickets are $175.
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Sunday, October 30, noon to 5 p.m.
Bring the family to Pinecrest Gardens on the day when four-legged friends are welcome — in full costume or just a fur coat! There will be a “Doggie Fun Zone” for pets to play, pet vendors, food and drink, trick-or-treating and arts and crafts. You can sit with your pet for a Howl-O-Ween portrait, enjoy live entertainment, giveaways and meet celebrity guest LEBO. Adoptable dogs and representatives from pet rescue groups will be present. Admission is $5; free for children under two and Pinecrest Gardens members. To participate in the pet parade and costume contest, there is a special registration fee of $10 per pet that benefits Paws 4 You Rescue.
Gates of Bagat’hell Brunch Paradiso
Sunday, October 30 from noon to 6 p.m.
All gates of hell, purgatory, paradise and heaven will lead to the Gates of Bagat’hell Brunch Paradiso at Bagatelle Miami Beach. Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, brunch will be based on the 14th century trilogy composed of Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. Enjoy delectable dishes and Halloween-themed cocktails served by a staff of nuns and priests in the restaurant-turned-spooky-space, decorated with coffins, flames and ghosts. A creepy set of beats will be played throughout the brunch by Vincent Daubas.
Bagatelle Miami Beach
220 21st Street, Miami Beach
HOWL-O-WEEN AT FAIRCHILD
Halloween from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Howl-o-ween event, you can enjoy the Garden with your dog as you parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings showing off your pet’s Halloween costumes. Dogs and their families can hop on any of the trams during the day. Something to wag your tail about! Admission is free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under; adults $25; seniors $18; Children 6 to 17 $12.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
HALLOWEEN KIDS’ CLUB EVENT – PLUS TRICK-OR-TREATING!
Halloween from 4 to 6 p.m.
Southland Mall will host a fun Halloween Kids’ Club event with trick-or-treating, ghosts and goblins! It all takes place by the fountain area near TJ Maxx. Halloween goodie bags will be distributed from 4 to 6 p.m.
20505 South Dixie Highway, Miami
DADELAND’S MALL-O-WEEN TRICK-OR-TREATING
Halloween from 5 to 7 p.m.
Dadeland Mall will host a safe trick-or-treating event for little ghosts and goblins on Halloween. Mall-O-Ween is sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
7535 N. Kendall Drive, Miami
HALLOWEEN ON LINCOLN ROAD
Halloween from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
This year’s Halloween night on Lincoln Road will be super-spooktacular! Enjoy a show-stopping night often DJs on five stages, entertainment and live performances organized by the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District.
HALLOWEEN ON THE MILE
Halloween from 4 to 7 p.m.
Make plans to bring the whole family (even the furry members) to Downtown Coral Gables for Miracle Mile’s 19th annual Halloween on the Mile. Enjoy trick-or-treating on the Mile and adjacent streets from 4 to 7 p.m.; story time at Books & Books at 4:30; a costume contest for pets at Coral Gables Museum at 5 p.m.; and for the kids at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre at 6.
Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables
Coconut Grove Community Trick-Or-Treat
Halloween from 3 to 7 p.m.
Participating merchants in the Business District of Coconut Grove will be distributing Halloween treats to kids at a safe, family-friendly, free event open to all. Costumes are encouraged so get in the Halloween spirit and bring the whole family! Sponsored by The Offices of Commissioner Ken Russell.
Coconut Grove Business District