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Carnival of Darkness at the Biltmore Hotel

Carnival of Darkness at the Biltmore HotelFriday October 24, 8pm – 12am –  Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

Join a Halloween event that you will never forget, hosted by the Club at the Biltmore. Freaks, geeks and others will be roaming the likes of an abandoned carnival begging for you to play a game or enter a show. But don’t be fooled by the trickery as it’s probably just an illusion. One never knows what is actually real at the “Carnival of Darkness”. Prizes awarded to the most original costume (handmade), funniest costume and the spookiest costume. Music provided by DJ Aqua Girl. Ghoulish specialty cocktails and food from the finest of graveyards included. Entrance is $50 for members and $75 for guests.


“Clash of the Titans” Soccer Legends from Italy and Brazil Face-Off in South Florida

"Clash of the Titans" Soccer Legends from Italy and Brazil Face-Off in South FloridaFriday, October 24, 8pm – Lockhart Stadium, 1350 NW 55th Street, Fort Lauderdale

A “Clash of the Titans” match-up between Europe and South America’s kings of soccer will be coming to South Florida as the national legends teams from Italy and Brazil face off at Lockhart Stadium. Legendary stars from Brazil including Zico, Rivaldo, Giberto Silva, Edmundo, Emerson and Aldair will take on Italy’s giants including Franco Baresi, Alessandro Nesta, Christian Vieri, Totò Schillaci, Roberto Mancini and many more in this legendary international matchup. The game offers soccer fans the rare opportunity to watch five time World Cup champions Brazil battle Italy, winners of four World Cup titles, for the first time ever on South Florida’s soil. Tickets for the Italy v. Brazil Legends match will be $50 for End Zone General Admission and $80 or Sideline General Admission. Fans can purchase tickets via or by calling 1-800-514-3849.

New Belgium Brewing’s 2014 Clips Beer and Film Tour

New Belgium Brewing’s 2014 Clips Beer and Film TourFriday October 24, 7:30pm-10:30pm –  Margaret Pace Park, 1775 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami

New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Miami for the first time. Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings, while watching short films created by New Belgium fans. Many of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers can be hard to come by and Clips offers the best way to try them. Up to 17 varieties from Lips of Faith to brewery classics will be on tap. Clips is a fundraiser for Urban Oasis Project, aimed at making fresh, healthy, local food accessible to all… Bring your own food, chairs, blankets. Families, dogs and beer fans welcome. Cost is FREE.

Spirits of Fort Lauderdale: Halloween at the Historic Stranahan House Museum

Spirits of Fort Lauderdale: Halloween at the Historic Stranahan House MuseumOctober 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 7:30pm – 9:30pm –  Stranahan House, 335 SE 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Do you know how to tell if spirits are near? Come to the Stranahan House if you dare! Travel back in time to experience a Victorian home funeral in the parlor of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest home. Visit with the grave keeper and you might even meet Frank Stranahan himself. End the evening with a spirit filled boat ride on the New River with the crew of Bluefoot Pirate Adventures. Advance registration is required. Tickets can be purchased by calling 954-524-4736.

Spooktober at Zoo Miami

Spooktober at Zoo MiamiOctober 17, 24, 25, 31, 7pm – 11pm – Zoo Miami,12400 SW 152 Street, Miami

Join Halloween festivities during Spooktober at Zoo Miami. If you dare, enter Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, now through October 31st: A full-scale haunted house depicting scary creatures and characters, complete with live actors. The entire family can also enjoy Halloween at the zoo at night during the annual Spooky Zoo Nights October 24th, 25th & 31st, and during the daytime at the annual Zoo Boo on October 25th & 26th.


Sobe Seafood Fest Friday Night Chef Showdown at The Seafood & Sneakers Ball

Sobe Seafood Fest Friday Night Chef Showdown at The Seafood & Sneakers BallFriday, October 24, 7pm-11pm - GOYA Culinary Pavilion, 9th & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

The 2nd Annual Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival Week, October 22-25, 2014 is gearing up for a week full of events. While the main Saturday Festival is the talk of the town, the Chef Showdown at the Seafood & Sneakers Ball will offer the most exclusive ticket in town, Friday, October 24, 2014. This event will serve as the sizzling appetizer before the main event and feature Miami’s finest culinary master chefs showcasing amazing seafood dishes along with some fun and fashion as we create a complete “Made in Miami” experience! Get your stomach’s ready and your best kicks (sneakers) on and join in for the “gala” evening of the weekend.

Miami is all about style and the Seafood & Sneakers Ball, sponsored by Range Rover and Bacardi, is here to show how Miamians do things just a little bit differently. Taking place at 9th & Ocean Drive in the GOYA Culinary Pavilion at the event site, the Chef Showdown @ the Seafood & Sneakers Ball will feature Miami’s finest, participating in cook-offs on the demo stages throughout the venue, hosted by none other than Celebrity Chef and current owner of Naked Taco, Ralph Pagano. Attendees will participate in the public vote as guests will visit the Chef’s restaurant tasting stations around the event space, sample their signature dishes showcased on the demo stages, and vote on who is the best in each showdown category. The “Cutting Board” experts will lend their expertise to assist in choosing the final winners at the end of the evening. Participating restaurants for the Chef Showdown include: Lure Fish bar, Siena Tavern, Red the Steakhouse, Florida Cookery, Oceanaire, Dolce Italian, City Hall, Café Avanti, CIBO, De Rodriguez, Naked Taco, Park Central, and Poseidon. All sustainable seafood for the event will be provided by hosting sponsor, Whole Foods.

While the Seafood & Sneakers Ball focuses on highlighting our seafood masters in South Florida, this event will also feature a major fashion element as we enhance the evening’s “Made in Miami” experience with a “Made In Miami Fashion Show” taking place during the Sneakers Ball. Hosted by fashion blogger Kelly Saks, the fashion show will feature the latest styles by some of Miami’s best local designers to include: The Edition Boutique, Pretty Beachy Swimwear, accessories by TAudry Jewelry, and The Fashion Poet. Lyfe Brand Apparel, known for their creation of the popular “Heatles” shirts during the Miami Heat’s quest for their NBA Championships will also be present. Miami is casual and yet all about fashion and individuality so we encourage all guests to be part of this amazing fashion spectacle by wearing their most stylish or outrageous sneakers.

Put on your swankiest footwear and join in the fun for the “gala” evening of the weekend that will help kickoff the fundraising for Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival’s beneficiary, Community Initiatives Foundation and their new EAT SMART Campaign. Tickets for this event are $150 per person and include all Chef Showdown samples, full raw bar tastings, access to all event open bars featuring the Hess Select Collection, signature cocktails featuring Bacardi brands, and delicious beers from Blue Moon and Peroni. #ChefShowdown  #SobeSeafood @SobeSeafoodFest


Miguel Paredes Private Gallery Viewing

Miguel Paredes Private Gallery ViewingFriday, October 24, 7pm-11pm –  Paredes Studios,2085 NW 2nd Avenue, Unit 103, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Join a private gallery viewing in Wynwood for Miguel Paredes, an artist and urban realist who combines the exhilarating sense of New York graffiti art with the skill and perceptiveness of a truly exceptional artist. Paredes is breaking new ground in exciting and innovative art movements. Parking available in rear of the gallery.


Family Resource Center’s Annual Children’s Hero Awards Gala

Family Resource Center’s Annual Children’s Hero Awards GalaFriday, October 24, 6:30pm-11pm – Conrad Miami Hotel, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami Brickell

Established in 2009, the Children’s Hero Awards honor community members who have shown incredible foresight and leadership in providing services and support to those youth who have suffered child abuse and neglect in Miami-Dade. This year, Family Resource Center will present three awards to prestigious leaders who have made a difference in the lives of foster children.

Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho, Miami-Dade County’s Superintendent of Schools, will be this year’s recipient of the Children’s Hero Award in recognition of his provision of critical educational resources and services to children in the foster care system, including the establishment of a data sharing project between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the local Foster Care Agencies. In acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution as a Family Resource Center board member, as well as his ongoing commitment to the agency, Mr. Mario Trueba, CEO and President of Sabadell United Bank, N.A., will receive this year’s Children’s Sustainer Award. And for the first time, Family Resource Center is pleased to present the Child Welfare Legacy Award. It will be bestowed upon Mr. Lawrence S. Hurwit, accomplished real estate developer and composer, for his lifetime body of work supporting children who have suffered child abuse and neglect. Notably, Mr. Hurwit created the Hurwit Children’s Emergency Shelter for those most vulnerable and in need of a safe haven.

From 6:30-7:30 you can sip on a signature Children’s Hero Cocktail while you check out a one-of-a-kind silent auction called Trips, Travel & Leisure. This auction will feature an amazing assortment of getaways here and abroad as well as sports tickets, spa pampering and fine dining. Make sure to snag something fabulous. From there, enjoy an elegant three course dinner and a chance to win something big during the live auction. All proceeds generated from the evening will go towards providing hundreds of newborns, toddlers, adolescents and teens with the shelter, food, medical and mental health care that they need due to experiencing abuse, neglect and abandonment by their parents. Individual tickets are $150.


French Weeks Networking Cocktail at National Hotel

French Weeks Networking Cocktail at National HotelFriday, October 24, 6:30pm -9pm - National Hotel, 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Join French Weeks to celebrate the musical “french touch” in Miami. French Morning, French Weeks Miami, Silver Prod & Miami Nice Jazz Festival are joining forces to promote live music in South Florida. Passed hors d’oeuvres and wine from 6:30pm to 7:30pm complimentary of the National Hotel. Live music performances by the French Horn, a sneak peek to the Miami Nice Jazz Festival’s brunch “Jazz sessions”. #FrenchWeeksMiami


14th Annual Footy’s “Bubbles and Bones”

14th Annual Footy's "Bubbles and Bones"Friday, October 24, 6pm-11pm – The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood

This year Here’s Help will honor Champ Regnier and Dave “Lags” Lageschulte of Hooter’s Restaurants for their continued devotion and support to the Here’s Help program. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour featuring world-class champagnes and gourmet chicken wings. During the cocktail hour, music will be provided by one of the hottest DJs in town – DJ 1 Tre, a.k.a. Michael Marino, son of Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. More than 600 guests will also enjoy an exquisite sit-down dinner followed by a live performance by national recording act The Sugar Hill Gang (“Rapper’s Delight”, “Jump On It”). They will entertain guests with an amazing live performance, and the night will conclude with music and entertainment by Jimmy Jam and the Jimmy Jam Dancers. Bubbles & Bones Gala will be hosting an amazing live and silent auction. A few lucky bidders will walk away with dazzling silent and live auction items and various one-of-a-kind packages, including vacation getaways from Sandals & Beaches Resorts. Proceeds from Bubbles & Bones benefit Here’s Help, Inc., a private, non-profit, comprehensive rehabilitation agency in Opa-Locka, that caters to inner-city adolescents with substance dependency and addiction. Individual tickets are $350.