While most of you might think October means an onslaught of themed events and pumpkin spiced menu items, you’re actually not too far off. But when we say that we feel everyone in Miami decided to do something amazing this month, we mean it. This month is easily one of the busiest this city’s seen in quite some time and with great reason. We’re talking about outdoor film screenings in breathtaking parks, rooftop concerts, internationally-renowned artist installations, touring ballets and so much more. Check it out:
#hallowfinds Pop-Up – The next series out of X-Pop-Up, theVault has collaborated with Dos Haddads for a #HallowFindsPopUp. You can expect wicked wine, deadly bites and not-so-scary dressing rooms! Curated costumes by Miami locals & costume fanatics. Shop traditional dress-up finds to re-usable statement pieces.
Where: Canvas Condominiums, 9th Floor. Time: 4PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
On The Road II: Opening Reception + Resident Night – On The Road ll is an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah highlighting the works of artists he encounters while traveling around the globe. The exhibition is loosely inspired by Jack Kerouac’s 1957 Beat Generation novel On the Road, which explores the travels of young men across postwar America; the book’s title and historical context galvanize Ossei-Mensah’s interrogation of contemporary issues of mobility, freedom, and identity at a time marked by political and societal unease.
Where: Oolite Arts. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Dasher & Crank’s Beer School ft. Cigar City Brewing and Oskar Blues Brewery – Love ice cream? Love beer? Join us at Dasher & Crank for our next Beer School class featuring Cigar City Brewing and Oskar Blues Brewery. Attendees will recieve the following: Guided beer tasting with a certified beer master, Limited edition Cigar City beer float, Samples of Cigar City’s and Oskar Blues flagship beers and limited-edition specialties. Samples of Dasher & Crank ice creams designed to be paired with the beers you will be tasting. Swag!!!
Where: Dasher & Crank. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
SoundScape Cinema Series – This year’s SoundScape Cinema Series is a curated showcase celebrating local and international film festivals. October will feature selections from Cinema Italy. October 16 | Il Postino (1994).
Where: SoundScape Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Photo: Soundscape park
Cultural Camaraderie – Teresita Fernández: Elemental – Teresita Fernández: Elemental offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience numerous works of one of the nation’s leading contemporary artists, and Miami native. The exhibition tells the story of a creator who, through her practice, reflects and challenges perceptions of the natural world and the U.S. social orders, and asks viewers to contemplate their roles with those spaces. The retrospective spans the mid-1990s to the present and includes large-scale sculptures, installations, and mixed media works.
Where: PAMM. Time: 10:30AM – 1PM. Tickets: $16 for non members.
Yayoi Kusama in Miami – ICA Miami presents a special off-site exhibition of artist Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins in the Miami Design District, marking the first time that one of Kusama’s signature “Infinity Mirror Rooms” will be on view in Miami. On view from October 12, 2019 through January 31, 2020, the work features a mesmerizing array of Kusama’s signature spotted pumpkins within a mirror-lined room illuminated with LED lighting. This special presentation is made possible with support from Inigo Philbrick Gallery. All proceeds benefit ICA Miami’s arts education programs.
Where: ICA Miami. Time: October 12th – Jan 31st. Tickets: Get em here.
The Haunted Ballet – The spirits are ready to rise again, at The Barnacle, Oct. 17-20, as Center Street Projects shines a light on those from a bygone era who haunt the lands of The Grove. Guests of the 2019 Haunted Ballet will watch as they dance their stories beneath the moonlit sky and try to escape their tragic endings, night after magical night.
Where: The Barnacle. Time: October 17th – 20th. Tickets: Get em here.
Spirits’ Speakeasy at Deering Estate – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a drink with a ghost? Join the spirits of the Deering Estate and step back in time to the roaring twenties for our inaugural Spirit’s Speakeasy cocktail party. Enjoy Prohibition Era cocktails, complimentary hors doeuvres, live music, and ghostly encounters. Take a walk through the historical homes where you will be in the presence of the spirits that call Deering home while sipping on classic cocktails from the 1920’s. The French Horn Collective featuring Shira will be entertaining the ghosts and their guests throughout the evening with a unique and refined French swing.
Where: Deering Estate. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Double Stubble with Amnesty International – Get LIT with the killer queens and foxy kings of Double Stubble! We are so glad that Amnesty International Miami Chapter Group #248 is joining us again!! They do so much good worldwide, and it’s so easy for you to participate!
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.
MISO ft YoungArts alumnae Grace Weber & Ashley Támar Davis – The Performance Series returns for the Fall Season, Presented by Baptist Health and produced by Emilio Estefan in collaboration with the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO). The October 18th season opener performance will be the Miami Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eduardo Marturet featuring YoungArts alumnae Ashley Tamar Davis and Grace Weber.
Where: Miami Design District. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Le Filles De Illighadad (tuareg band from Africa) – A stellar African desert rock band in the Tuareg style of bands such as Tinariwen, Bombino, and Mdou Moctar. Fatou Seidi Ghali, lead vocalist and performer of Les Filles is one of the only Tuareg female guitarists in Niger. Les Filles are all from Illighadad, a secluded commune in central Niger, far off in the scrubland deserts at the edge of the Sahara. While Fatou’s role as the first female Tuareg guitarist is groundbreaking, it is just as interesting for her musical direction.
Where: Gramps. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Sex Magic: Masc-querade at WEAM – Come to WEAM for a one-of-a-kind show featuring drag kings, boylesque, and more acts that explore the various dimensions of masculinity. Tarot reader, yogi, witch, and sexually active human Alessandra Calderin hosts a taboo-busting, sex-positive, and magic-making event featuring true stories, confessions, education, burlesque, and a spell or two to wipe away all the shitty shame-walls we tack onto our sex lives in a sexually repressed AND obsessed society.
Where: World Erotic Art Museum. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest – Art Box’s annual Pumpkin Carving Contest is back! You won’t want to miss out on this year’s amazing prizes, going to the top 3 most creative pumpkins. Admission includes pumpkins, carving tools, snacks, and spiked witch’s brew.
Where: Art Box. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Slaughter on 10th Ave. – This ground-breaking thriller is known as the ‘ballet that changed Broadway’. Set in a 1930s speakeasy, this is the story of a tap dancer and the captivating stripper he falls in love with. She has a heart of gold, but she’s tangled up with the mob. Will blood be spilled, or will love triumph?
Where: Miami City Ballet. Time: October 18th – November 10th. Tickets: Get em here.
Bird Walk: Matheson Hammock – The Phoebes’ (all-female birding group) Eliana Ardila Ardila of “Birding By Bus” will lead a bird walk at Matheson Hammock Park. Meet at 7:30am in the parking area at the South end of the park, adjacent to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL, 33156). The walk is open to female birders of any experience level. For those without binoculars, Leica Store Miami will provide optics on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Where: Matheson Hammock. Time: 7:30AM. Tickets: get em here.
Underline Free Yoga at BCC – Let’s stretch it out with our friends of The Underline at #BrickellCityCentre. FREE yoga class every third Saturday of each month. We’ll see you February 23rd for the kick-off! Find us on the 4th Floor, outside of CMX Cinemas.
Where: Brickell City Centre. Time: 10AM. Tickets: RSVP here.
All Grown Up: Artist Talk + Brunch and Music – ALL GROWN UP works by Richard Vergez. Brunch 11:30am-2pm. Join us for a discussion with the artist and brunch reception from 11:30am to 2pm on Saturday, October 19th. Discussion to start promptly at 1pm. Music 2-4pm. Stay after the brunch for live music performances by Richard Vergez and musical guest Axe and the Oak.
Where: Miami Ironside. Time: 11:30AM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Jungle Brunch Launch with @Honeyspot – Welcome to the Launch of Jungle Brunch at Chotto Matte, partnering up with the Honey Spot. Let us take you into the Jungle, where their are no rules… Three course meal for $49 & bottomless Nikkei cocktails $29. Sounds by Gino Gomez, Damon, Kenny Jones, live drummers and dancers, Special guest the Naughty Fork. Tickets sold on eventbrite only include the 3 course brunch you may add on bottomless when you are seated at Chotto Matte.
Where: Chotto Matte. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Kitetober Festival – This event is from 12-5pm. The sky over Miami’s Haulover Park will be filled with hundreds of colorful kites including dozens of giant show kites during the Annual Kitetober Fest, 10800 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour. Live Music on Sat, featuring Miami Country Day High School Rock Ensemble, 21 Hearts, 1 Beat, and A DJ on Sunday. It is the biggest kiting event in Florida. Expect to see the 500 foot whale, the 100-foot flying squid and cuttlefish, the 30-foot flying scuba man, the 300 sq foot parafoils, the 30 foot flying Nemo Fish and more.
Where: Haulover Beach Park. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Free.
Daybreaker MIA // DUSK: BOOgie Down – Ahhh, Halloween…The one day of the year where our fantasies know no bounds. A chance to indulge our imaginations, explore non-human forms and let creative energy thrive. On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, prepare for a thrilling journey suited for the wild and spellbound—we’re sneaking into Palapa at Upper Buena Vista to lift spirits and creep it real for a wicked good time. So whether you’re feeling witchy, alien, or ghoulish, channel your most fantastical alter-ego and don a magical disguise. The evening kick-starts with a supernatural yoga flow led by Adam Schwartzbaum to ignite our haunted hearts, and we’ll BOO-gie down as EveAva bewitch(es) the dancefloor with mischievous vibes.
Where: Upper Buena Vista. Time: 5:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Jewbana – Susie K. Taylor – Jewbana is a theatrical monologue about a girl named Susie. Like most of us, Susie is many things. She is a native, a Jew, a wife, daughter, sister, mother, best friend, an actress and escape artist. It can be confusing even for Houdini. With so many locks to pick, you may wonder who exactly is Susie? Well ask no more. Join Susie as she is hurls through a surreal tribal wonderland when the vapors of time and space transform her into vignettes of major characters in her life thus far. The result is a delightful absurdist drama, ribald and the occasional poignant satire.
Where: 3940 N Miami Ave. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Suggested donation.
Pinecrest Zombie Run – Dodge zombies for 1.3 miles, and then it’s time to party! The Zombie Run and Monster Mash After-Party is on Saturday, 10/19 at 6:15 p.m. We will start at the Pinecrest Community Center and celebrate at Coral Pine Park. There will be a Monster Mash group dance, 40-foot zombie maze, live DJ and more spooky family-fun. Food and beer from Shula Burger, Mr. PB&J, and Snow Caps Shaved Ice will be available for purchase. There will be a shuttle service from the Pinecrest Community Center to Coral Pine Park. Runners will receive an event t-shirt and flags to wear around their waist for the Zombie Run.
Where: Pinecrest Community Center. Time: 6:15PM. Tickets: Sign up here.
Miami Beach Pop presents Roosevelt Collier – Join us on October 19th for an official pre-party for Miami Beach Pop. Experience Miami’s own Roosevelt Collier live at The Citadel. Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar.
Where: The Citadel. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Sweat In-Store: Aquashade (NY), Axetone, Womanmay – A night of femme/punk/noise/folk for all folks! Sweat Records presents live performances by AQUASHADE
(Improv free jazz hardcore from NY featuring Erica Dawn Lyle of Bikini Kill) with Miami’s Axetone Womanmay. 7-10pm sharp. All ages welcome. No cover but donations for the bands are always appreciated.
Where: Sweat Records. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Viola Visions: New Classic Viola – Viola Visions closes with an epic concert celebrating the power and beauty of the viola. With MTT at the helm, three of the week’s guest artists step into the spotlight to share solo works accompanied by full orchestra. Roberto Díaz performs Jennifer Higdon’s unstoppable Viola Concerto, a work he premiered in 2015 before it won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Time feels suspended in Morton Feldman’s heavy-hearted The Viola in My Life 4, performed by Cynthia Phelps. In the festival’s grand finale, Tabea Zimmermann gives the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s reimagining of Hector Berlioz’ beloved concerto-symphony hybrid Harold in Italy. Mackey, who will be in attendance, depicts Harold in a new light, elaborating on Berlioz’ colorful themes and adding a new cadenza.
Where: New World Center. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Nicole Moudaber & Honey Dijon by Link Miami Rebels – Saturday into Sunday morning on The Terrace! The stage is set for a truly impeccable night and morning of music on The Terrace with two queens of the decks!
Where: Club Space. Time: 11PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get em here.
George Merrick – Gables Bike Tour – Join us, along with the Underline Cycling Club, for a special Fall treat to celebrate the life of our city’s founder, George Merrick, in developing Coral Gables. The Underline Founder, Meg Daly will provide exciting updates on construction progress and art projects before we set out on our journey. The bike tour will visit Merrick’s family’s plantation, the cottage he built for his wife, along with other Gables only locations. Also, experience a private tour of the house for which Coral Gables is named. The story of the Merrick family is one of hopes and dreams, hard work and dedication, ups and downs, and, ultimately, the creation of the City Beautiful.
Where: Coral Gables Museum. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free.
CLM’s First Annual Fall Makers Market – Join the celebration highlighting local makers and their materials, ingenuity, and creativity. Local artists, craftspeople, and guilds will demonstrate their processes and sell their art works and wares. See how things are made and experience the beauty and rewards of handmade art and objects.
Where: Ceramic League of Miami. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free.
Beachside BBQ | Soul, Funk & Good Times – Get ready for a brand new celebration of South Florida music and revelry with its newest jam session: Beachside BBQ Jamboree! We’re bringing together the best local breweries to celebrate the growing beer scene in our backyard with this epic daytime throwdown featuring the funkiest of bands playing Americana, Funk, and more. And what pairs best with beer and music? BBQ of course! That’s right, dig into local favorite eateries with mouth-watering bites, lawn games, kids activities and more community-friendly happenings all at the breathtaking Lummus Park.
Where: Lummus Park, Miami Beach. Time: 12PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Photo: VACO Studio
Shaker Sunday: Trendwalk Pop Up Shops – Join us for an afternoon of fashion, music, food, drinks + more at The Freehand Miami in South Beach. Local vendor shopping + more! Shops curated by our friends at The Makers Collective. Participating shops: Sincerely ALC, Splash, Jewels, Pop Queen, Bare Reverie, La Chica Chicana, Munai, Chibiloulou, Siren Surfwear.
Where: The Broken Shaker. Time: 3PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
ZZ Top in West Palm Beach at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – Last tickets for ZZ Top in West Palm Beach at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre! Share this event with all Your friends, leave comment and get a chance to win tickets!
Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheater. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
POP-UP CAT CAFÉ IN WYNWOOD! – The Cat’s Meow Café is hosting a one-night-only community pop-up experience- a cat café concept. KITTEN YOGA: Begin your afternoon alongside Natalie Galindo for a cat-inspired yoga sequence with cats. CAT TALKS: Join Trap Queen Bibiana and Founder of The Cat’s Meow Café Elizabeth for a talk about how you can advocate for your community cats.
Where: 565 NW 27th ST. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.
REBEL IN VENUS:Workshop Series – Do you like sex? Are you healing from a trauma? Are you looking to learn the art of striptease? … we have all of that and more for you! REBEL IN VENUS, the workshops, is a series of classes designed to reconnect you with your body and reclaim your power. No two classes are alike, and you are welcome to take the entire series or just drop in for the night. This series is created for everyone, no matter your gender or sexual identity, just please feel free… to feel free.
Where: 1036 N Miami Ave. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
God Save The Queen Chess Club – Come out one Monday a month for Sweat’s Chess Club GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! Tea & cookies provided, BYOB (Bring Your Own Board) & we’ll have a few set up, too. Hosted by Sweat’s Randy Piro.
Where: Sweat Records. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Free.
Jazz At The Lounge – Our weekly jazz night brings good vibes every Tuesday to beautiful Sunset Harbor. Join the Purdy Lounge crew and Triple F Soul Effect for some live acoustic Jazz every Tuesday. $8 Jack cocktails and $5 Peroni beers.
Where: Purdy Lounge. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free.
Support Local Mixer: Creativity – The latest Support Local Mixer is packing its paint brushes and taking over Wynwood for a very special celebration of Miami’s arts community hosted by Nicole Salgar! We’re taking over Love Life Cafe, one of the city’s most vibrant plant-based outposts, for an evening of conversation and exploration into the world of creativity and how we can use expressive forms to expand our businesses and their local impact. Meet the people behind the growth of the area, jam to a curated playlist by yours truly, and nibble on delicious grub.
Where: Love Life Cafe. Time: 6PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Wellness and the Creative: A Mental Health Panel Discussion – Our #sayiloveyou Speakers Series is once again elevating the conversation about mental health wellness. We will be speaking with Miami creatives Aaron J. Jackson, Photojournalist and co-Founder of FGO Network, and Pola Bunster, VP and Director of Storytelling at Prism Creative Group. By speaking with our panelists, we learn about the process that happens in prioritizing mental health for overall wellness and how that can affect our creativity. We are bringing hope through storytelling and educating our community. The Dr. Brandt Foundation will moderate the panel and have a Q and A.
Where: Nike Miami Beach. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Haute Happy Hour presents: The Schizophonics/ The Woolly Bushmen – Haute Happy Hour presents: The Schizophonics (San Diego), The Woolly Bushmen (Orlando), *Just added* AXETONE (Miami). Miami get ready for a stacked line up of maximum Rock’n’Roll! The Schizophinics are coming to town! They’re bringing their Florida label mates, The Woolly Bushmen and Miami’s Axetone will kick off the night!
Where: Gramps. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free.
Night at the Market – Night at the Market will take guests on a unique culinary adventure at Miami’s newest food destination, Lincoln Eatery. Stroll and indulge in specialty food and drink created by local and national celebrity chefs and mixologists. The event will include musical entertainment, an auction, and feature special VIP offerings.
Where: Lincoln Eatery. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Pioneer Winter Collective and Jacksonville Dance Theatre – Two critically acclaimed dance companies share a stage for the first time – Miami’s own Pioneer Winter Collective with modern dance company Jacksonville Dance Theatre – featuring powerful performers and provocative new works.
Where: Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
SoundScape Cinema Series – October marks the beginning of our annual SoundScape Cinema Series season. Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and invite your friends to enjoy a spectacular season of FREE films every Wednesday from October until May at SoundScape Park. This year’s SoundScape Cinema Series is a curated showcase celebrating local and international film festivals. October will feature selections from Cinema Italy. October 23 | The Great Beauty (2013).
Where: Soundscape Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Suwannee Hulaween 2019 – The 4-day music festival is back and better than ever for a 7th year in a row at the magical Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground. With headliners like Bassnectar, Anderson .Paak, Jason Isbell, Flying Lotus and of course The String Cheese Incident, plus fire installations, wellness activities, and pop-up moments, you can’t miss this Halloween celebration.
Where: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Time: October 24th – 27th. Tickets: Get em here.
Tea & Sex: The Adult Industry – Tea & Sex is a monthly event that explores a variety of topics related to human sexuality. This month, join us for a roundtable discussion on the adult industry.
Where: World Erotic Art Museum. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Photo: Olympia Theater
4th Annual Miami Moth GrandSLAM – The Moth presents The GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as 10 Miami StorySLAM champs tell all-new stories for this special event. The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth’s Miami GrandSLAM Story Champion.
Where: Olympia Theater. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Double Stubble with Dungeons & Drag – Get LIT with the killer queens and foxy kings of Double Stubble! We are excited to welcome back Dungeons and Drag!! Learn about the events they have going on all over South Florida! With Residents DJ Hottpants, Mystic Bill and special guest: Cabezita. Performances by Dasha Sweetwaters, Reina Renegade, Serena Norell, Serena Tea (Miss Bushwig 2019).
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.
George Porter, Jr. will be playing and getting funky – Rock 4 The Rack is back and we have our favorite George Porter, Jr.coming from NOLA to get us funky for the cause. Wow! The lineup for this event just got funkier…Joining George Porter Jr and Friends will be none other than…-George Porter Jr (Bass/Vocals), Sean Edelson (Guitar/Vocals), Dre Gipson (Keys/Vocals), Andres Lo (Drums).
Where: Gibson Showroom. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
The Miami Record Fair – The Miami Record Fair is a monthly record show every last Saturday at Gramps in Wynwood. Brought to you by the kind folks at Terrestrial Funk. We’re here to provide you with the largest selection of records Miami has to offer! 28 tables covered in records from a slew of vendors from around South Florida.
Where: Gramps. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Free.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this beloved children’s book, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia reimagining of The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly, a Little Cloud who playfully transforms himself into various creatures, and finally The Mixed-Up Chameleon who is bored with his life before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.
Where: Miami Theater Center. Time: 1PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Show Drawn Miami Exhibition & Book Release – Join us to celebrate 10 years of concert drawing with Brian Butler! This exhibition showcases over 200 concert prints, with live bands performing throughout the day. Drawing supplies will be available, and the public is encouraged to join along and draw the musicians as they perform. Early attendees will also receive a special Show Drawn drawing pad!
Where: Product/81 Gallery. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Free.
Photo: Miami New Times
Technique Records x Wish Your Were Gear Housewarming Party – Catch us as we finish unpacking at our new, bigger, location – right across the street. Join us Saturday the 26th for our new Technique housewarming party and to launch Wish You Wear Gear for all you synthesizer and music gear lovers. Sunday Celebration Hours: 12pm – 6pm. DJs: Greg Beato, Discosexo, Hiltronix, Mike Deuce, Jolt Radio , Got Now. Happy Hour from 5pm – 6pm, Beverages available all night. Gramps pizza truck out back. Giveaways.
Where: 880 NE 79th ST. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Free.
Locust Projects 2019 Annual Smash & Grab Fundraiser – There is no other fundraiser quite like this one. The lively event revolves around a raffle, for which over one hundred local, national and international artists have donated artwork — enough so that each raffle ticket is guaranteed to win an artwork. Tickets are drawn at random during the party, with the winner getting their choice of artwork (i.e, first called gets first pick, and so on). The result is a fun way to place artwork into collections, build visibility for artists, connect with Miami’s art community, and support Locust Projects.
Where: Locust Projects. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
RAM in Miami Beach – We first knew Haitian ‘voudou rock & roots’ group RAM as the house band from the mythic gingerbread Oloffson Hotel in Port-au-Prince. Led by Richard Morse, a towering ex-NYC New Wave musician who had returned to Haiti (now as a hotelier/voudou priest), RAM’s regular Thursday night shows were legendary. Skip ahead nearly 30 years, and RAM’s shows are still rocking the Oloffson.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Triki Triki Halloween Fiesta – It’s that time of year again…Join us for our 3rd Annual TRIKI TRIKI HALLOWEEN FIESTA at VEZA SUR! It’s going down with Locos Por Juana, Tamboka, and tunes by DJ KA5!
Where: Veza Sur. Time: 9PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Family Day at The Bass | Free admission every last Sunday – Join us for #FamilyDay #atTheBass every last Sunday! Bring your friends and family to our monthly free event and explore the current exhibitions and permanent collection. Plus, have fun in the Creativity Center with our design challenges, along with performances and activations with special guests on the lawn of Collins Park.
Where: The Bass. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free.
Mini-Me Science: Webs of Science – Ever wondered how spiders are able to create their silky masterpieces? Become a tiny entomologist and discover the different parts of a spider and what makes them so special. Then investigate how and why spiders make webs while playing a tossing game to develop motor skills, before creating your very own spider web to take home.
Where: Frost Science. Time: 10:30AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Indie Craft Bazaar: Art & Handmade Festival! – Indie Craft Bazaar is a one day only, independent art and handmade festival. “It’s like stepping into an in real life Etsy!” Featuring over 65 artists, crafters, designers, and makers, plus: DIY acitivties, food, drink specials, and giveaways!
Where: Revolution Live. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Look! Talk! Create! Free Day at MOAD – The MOAD and Miami Downtown Development Authority are pleased to offer free admission from 1:00 to 6:00 PM on the last Sunday of every month! Participate in the Free Family Program from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. This hands-on educational activity designed with the whole family in mind features artist-led workshops and other activities sure to be fun for everyone!
Where: MOAD. Time: 1PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Classic Album Sundays: Kate Bush “The Sensual World” – Sweat Records + Soundlux Audio present Classic Album Sundays Miami! This October marks the 30th anniversary of Kate Bush’s The Sensual World (1989). Hear the album like never before on Soundlux’s world-class audio equipment, along with a presentation about the album and related musical selections.
Where: Soundlux Audio. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Arroz Con Mango! Halloween Edition! Feat. Birdman’s Clambake! – It’s Time for ARROZ CON MANGO! HALLOWEEN EDITION! Every Last SUNDAY of the Month 5-9pm…Get ready for Tremendo ARROZ CON MANGO at Bar Nancy! A MARKETPLACE! Featuring Cocktails, Yummy Bites, Vegan Delights, Crafts, Art and Sweet Vibes! ***Also Featuring LIVE MUSIC by BIRDMAN’S CLAMBAKE!
Where: Bar nancy. Time: 5Pm. Tickets: Free.
Not Your Standard BOO-ngo – We’re getting in the Halloween spirit for another rowdy edition of Not Your Standard BINGO with special guest hosts and DJs. Don’t have a costume? Don’t worry, come one, come all! Prizes include a one-night stay, Standard day passes, Spa services, Lido Bayside Grill perks, and so much more. As always, it’s free to play!
Where: The Standard. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
SoundScape Cinema Series – This year’s SoundScape Cinema Series is a curated showcase celebrating local and international film festivals. October will feature selections from Cinema Italy. October 30 | Alan Howarth’s Mischief Night (Halloween).
Where: SoundScape Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Photo: Books & Books
André Aciman at Books & Books – In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.
Where: Books & Books. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Halloween is not complete without a Rocky Horror Picture Show sing-along and costume contest! Join us at the Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl on Wednesday, October 30th for a viewing of this cult classic emceed by Daisy Deadpetal. Bring props and channel your best Frank N. Furt, Magenta, Riff Raff or surprise us! Cash prize is $100 for best costume.
Where: Pinecrest Gardens. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Richie Hell [Live] Halloween Warm Up by This End Up & Solaris – This #Halloween we’ve partnered with one of Miami’s most prolific musicians for a very special multi-sensory live performance. RICHIE HELL brings out his full band to start your All Hallows Eve on the right foot.
Where: The Citadel Rooftop. Time: 6PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Yelloween Haunted Mansion – Spend Halloween under the stars with Veuve Clicquot’s “Yelloween Haunted Mansion” transformation at 1 Hotel South Beach Rooftop. Local DJ spinning, Veuve Clicquot Specials, and some spooky surprises…Ticket includes entry and a glass of Veuve Clicquot upon arrival. Additional table packages available for booking. Dress your best for our Haunted Mansion theme to enter in the costume contest and win prizes.
Where: 1 Hotel Rooftop. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Bridget Baker Wholeproject Presents: Remain In Light – Brigid Baker WholeProject presents Remain in Light, a dance event roused from the 1980 seminal TALKING HEADS David Byrne/Brian Eno album. Though a phenomenon of musical styles, the album surpasses fusion, and transcends. The performance embraces the otherness of the natural world, as a means to turn inclusion into belonging.
Where: Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
The Halloween Spook Show! Halloween Night! – Celebrate the most horrifying day of the year at Las Rosas for The Halloween Spook Show! Thursday, October 31! Halloween Night! POP UP HAUNTED HOUSE. We are transforming the inside of Las Rosas into an eerie wasteland along with an interactive haunted walk thru with props and monsters to scare the shit out of you! COSTUME CONTEST! Come dressed in your best costume for a chance to win $100 CASH and runner up $50 Bartab. TAROT READINGS BY Reno Reeves.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 9PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Cover photo by: @postwook