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Friday, Oct. 13

Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

  • Brave four haunted houses, embrace carnival rides and enjoy live music, food and more entertainment.
  • Where: South Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center (9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach)
  • When: 6 p.m.–midnight (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through Oct. 28)

III Points Music Art + Tech Festival

  • Over three days, there will be a full lineup for cutting-edge international performances, including the best of Miami’s music scene. There will be more than 85 performers, as well as lectures, labs, tech talks and a gallery showcase.
  • When: 6 p.m., through Sunday
  • Where: Mana Wynwood (318 NW 23rd St., Miami)

YES

  • Three former members of the English progressive rock band—Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman—are back in action.
  • Where: 7 p.m.
  • When: Dreyfoos Concert Hall (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach)

Nefesh Mountain

  • The bluegrass/Jewish soul band will appear twice at Congregation B’nai Israel. They will perform Friday with the CBI clergy in a Shabbat experience. On Saturday, they will follow a performance by the Shade Tree Pickers.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday
  • Price: Premium reserved tickets and the dessert reception tickets are $118. Reserved seats are $54. General admission is $36 and student admission is $20 (all Saturday)
  • Where: 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton

The Sound of Music

  • A new production based on the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family.
  • When: 8 p.m. (12 more performances through Oct. 22)
  • Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale)

“The Good Girl”

  • Primal Forces is opening its 2017-2018 season with the Southeastern premiere of this provocative dark comedy. Written by Emilie Collyer, the award-winning play offers a futuristic view of people’s intimate interaction with robots.
  • When: 8 p.m.; 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (runs through Oct. 29)
  • Where: Andrews Living Arts (23 NW 5th St., Fort Lauderdale)

Saturday, Oct. 14

GreenMarket Pompano Beach opens

  • The locally-produced open air market features local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh seafood, gourmet teas and coffee, specialty food items, as well as home-made crafts, health-related products and live music. Open every Saturday from October through April.
  • When: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Where: 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach

Monster Splash: A Halloween Celebration

  • The family-friendly event features a pumpkin patch, create-a-scarecrow-zone and dance party, plus face painting, inflatables and rides.
  • When: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29)
  • Where: Miami Seaquarium (4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami)

“Going Pink” at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental

  • The Miami spa will host NaMOste, a singing bowl session, on the South Lawn. Donations are encouraged. Additionally, throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, guests can add a Perk Eye Lift or Perk Lip Lift with any facial or nail service for an additional $35, with $10 going toward Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale.
  • When: 10 a.m.
  • Where: 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami

Peter Pan Pirate Party

  • The annual party is sailing into the Stranahan House, combining the renowned literary characters with food, crafts, games and fun. Advanced registration is required.
  • When: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Price: $20 for one child and one adult, additional family members are $15 each.
  • Where: 335 SE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: 954.524.4736

Recipes for a Change

  • Executive chef Santiago Gómez of Cantina La Veinte and Tacology will gather six noteworthy chefs from Miami and Latin America to help victims of the recent storms. Each chef will highlight his or her individual backgrounds and techniques, and all proceeds of the event will benefit affected local farms.
  • When: 4–11 p.m.
  • Price: $25 (includes six bites and a cocktail); $50 (includes unlimited bites and a cocktail)
  • Where: Casa Florida (437 SW 2nd St., Miami)

Eats ‘n’ Beats

  • The free outdoor concert will feature a lineup of food trucks and performances by Making Faces and the Andrew Morris Band.
  • When: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Amphitheater at Pine Trails Park (10555 Trails End, Parkland)

Comedy Night

  • Award-winning entrepreneur Durée Ross will serve as honoree during the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s fundraising night, which will include top entertainers. Funds raised from this event will support the organization’s efforts toward finding a cure for digestive diseases.
  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Where: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek)
  • Contact: Jennifer McCorvey at 561.218.2929 or jmccorvey@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Hot 105’s R&B Groove

  • The third annual event will feature performances by GUY, with Teddy Riley, Monica, Jagged Edge, Ginuwine and Next.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Miramar Regional Park (16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar)

Sunday, Oct. 15

Bruno Mars

  • The energetic singer-songwriter will hit the stage.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center

Upcoming

The Taste of Promenade

  • In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Promenade at Coconut Creek invites the public to dine during its weeklong initiative, the Power of Pink, to raise funds and awareness for Sylvester Comprehensive Center at Deerfield Beach, part of the University of Miami Health System. A percentage of select items and prix-fixe menus will benefit the cause, with Ciao Cucina and Ethos Greek Bistro continuing throughout the month. Visit promenadeatcoconutcreek.com for the daily breakdown.
  • When: Oct. 16–22
  • Where: 4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek
  • Kickoff: Cold Stone Creamery/Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory with an “Everyone Should Have a Dessert First,” event. A percentage of sales from the entire day will benefit Sylvester.

Stranahan Stories: Urban Legends

  • Get into the Halloween spirit with a ghostly telling of local urban legends. From chilling tales of homegrown town leaders who had untimely deaths to accounts of haunted sites, poltergeists and the spirits within the Stranahan House itself, this presentation is sure to get creepy. Admission is free.
  • When: Oct. 16, 6 p.m.
  • Where: Stranahan House (335 SE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale)

Big Bad BBQ

  • Danto Builders in Fort Lauderdale is hosting its fourth annual event, benefitting the Special Olympics. There will be all-you-can-eat barbecue and drinks, as well as live music by KC and the Sunshine Band’s James Magnole and live art by local therapeutic mobile artist Nikipaint Studios.
  • When: Oct. 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Price: $25 for Florida Design & Construction Professionals members; $35 for non-members; $45 for everyone at the door
  • Where: 5601 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale

Broward College Speaker Series Line-Up

  • Scheduled speakers include Fox News Channel’s (FNC) Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier (Wednesday, January 24), Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas Friedman (Wednesday, February 21), four-time undefeated world champion boxer Laila Ali (Tuesday, March 27) and renowned CBS reporter Charles Osgood (Wednesday, April 18).
  • Tickets go on sale Oct. 18.
  • Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Price: $60

Hall and Walt Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Kuro, the new-style Japanese restaurant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, is hosting an exclusive pairing dinner featuring the acclaimed wines of sister wineries, Hall and Walt. Hosted by Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall, the five-course dinner will be prepared by Kuro’s creative culinary team led by Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker. All guests in attendance will receive a complimentary bottle of Hall Cabernet Sauvignon. Seating is limited.
  • When: Welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres, 6:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.
  • Price: $175 per person (excluding tax and gratuity)
  • Where: 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: 954.316.2900