The Lifestyle List

Beware: This is a weekend of horrors and haunts—and lots of candy.

Friday, Oct. 27

Boo! Celebrate Halloween

Spirits of Stranahan House Halloween Tours

  • The evening tour—guided by authentic Victorian Mourners—will divulge the dark secrets of the spirits who linger within the confines of Stranahan House. The Grave Keeper also will tell tales of countless other haunted sites throughout Florida. You may even come across the spirit of Frank Stranahan himself…
  • When: 7 p.m., through Oct. 30
  • Where: 335 SE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Nightmare on the Beach: Dark CarnEvil Halloween Party

  • The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s 8th annual party at Lummus Park will feature top-shelf cocktails, delicious bites and live entertainment. Followed by a family-friendly Halloween parade from 1:30–4 p.m.
  • When: 9 p.m.–2 a.m.
  • Where: 14 NE 1st Ave., Suite 305, Miami

Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

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

Thrills and Chills! Bokamper’s Annual Halloween Bash

  • Join BIG 105.9’s Paul Castronovo for a Halloween party. There will be a live DJ, Halloween drink specials, signature cocktails and a notoriously competitive costume contest.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: 3115 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale


Specialty cocktails for a cause

  • Throughout October, Angelo Elia Restaurant Group will raise funds for Puerto Rico after the devastation by Hurricanes Irma and Maria with two specialty Bacardi cocktails—a pineapple-infused mojito and a Grey Goose white cosmo—at five of its locations. Each are $14, and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit UNICEF USA Puerto Rico Relief.
  • Where: Doral, Coral Springs, Weston, Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach


Kings of Leon

  • The rock band is performing live.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach


“Shades of Pink”

  • Photographer Michiko Kurisu will host an exhibit featuring the personal breast cancer journeys of nine local African American women at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum.
  • When: Through Nov. 11
  • Where: 170 NW 5th Ave., Delray Beach

Trade Shows

Fall Sample Sale

  • Design Center of the Americas is inviting design professional and enthusiasts to view a selection of luxury showrooms and will be offering limited-time discounts on high-end furniture, fabrics and beyond.
  • When: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Where: 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach


Saturday, Oct. 28

Cocktail News

Discount on Dia de los Muertos

  • Halloween fanatics can indulge in Cantina Laredo’s “El Diablo” (pictured) for a limited time at $6. The devilish cocktail features Hornitos Reposado Tequila, Crème de Cassis, agave nectar, mole, Angostura bitters, fresh lime juice and Fever-Tree Ginger Beer.
  • When: Through Nov. 2
  • Where: 501 Silks Run, Hallandale (Village of Gulfstream)

Boo! Celebrate Halloween

The Faena Horror Picture Show

  • The Living Room presents its “weird and wonderful” event, hosted by legendary Miami drag queen, Adora. Inspired by the cult-classic movie, this all-night festivity will transform Faena’s intimate cocktail lounge into Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s famous castle, with a selection of themed Bacardi cocktails and live music from Brothers of Other. RSVP is required; email [email protected].
  • When: 9 p.m.
  • Where: 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Zoo Boo

  • With zoo admission, families and children ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in costumes and watch the wild animals get a special Halloween treat.
  • When: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (continues Sunday)
  • Where: 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami

Spooky Adventures

  • Try not to get spooked on the train ride through the Spooky Forest and trick-or-treat stations. There also will be monster movies and spooky storytelling.
  • When: 6–9 p.m.
  • Where: Gold Coast Railroad Museum (12450 SW 152nd St., Miami)


Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena



  • The Latin rock band will perform live.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Live


Sunday, Oct. 29

Boo! Celebrate Halloween

Classic Sunday Rewind Adult Skate Night

  • Xtreme Action Park is hosting a special Halloween edition of its weekly event. The themed costume party will feature The Beach 102.7’s DJ Holiday and is open to all adults 18 and older. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best 70’s or 80’s costume for a chance to win Rockfest 80’s concert tickets. There will also be $5 drink specials available at the Rink Side Bar.
  • When: 7–10 p.m.
  • Price: $10
  • Where: 5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale

Hollyweird Block Party

  • From 6–9 p.m., the street will be full of children trick-or-treating and participating in a costume contest. Later, there will be live outdoor music stages at The Greek Joint, Mickey Byrnes and Whiskey Tango, plus a DJ at The Octopus Bar.
  • When: 6 p.m.–3 a.m.
  • Where: Downtown Hollywood

Family Fest: Spooky Symphony

  • The Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra will perform a Halloween family concert.
  • When: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Where: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Trick or Treat Journey for Kids at Miami’s First Ice Bar

  • Explore a winter ice cavern where everything is made of ice, including the glasses you drink out of. Meet polar bears, spooky ghosts, and perhaps even Elsa from Frozen. Reservations are required.
  • When: 4–7 p.m.
  • Where: Drinkhouse Fire and Ice Bar (1672 Collins Ave., Miami Beach)


Sundays at the Shelborne

  • Guests can chill poolside with music, bottle specials and the Oasis Garden BBQ menu at this free bi-weekly event.
  • When: Noon–10 p.m.
  • Where: 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach


Upcoming: Festivals

Rock On

  • Rock ’n’ roll royalty will grace the at RockFest 80’s, a two-day event featuring Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Cheap Trick. Sixteen will perform their hits at C.B. Smith Park. Hair and makeup salon Kaizen Beauty Academy will be on-site to tease hair to nostalgic heights with 1980s-style makeovers. A muscle-car show and a street-art exhibition add a different artistic element to the festival, which runs noon-10:30 p.m. both days.
  • When: Nov. 4 (noon to 10:30 p.m.) and Nov. 5 (noon to 10 p.m.)
  • Where: 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines

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