Into the Night

Halloween weekend, a time for twisted pleasures and deviant diversions with even more ghouls and goblins out on the street than usual. There will be tricks and treats of every variety in clubland. Tonight (Thursday) is fright night, and Bermuda Bar (3509 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 945-0196) is full of thrills and chills as the second annual Exotic Erotic Ball rolls into town. With special help from kinky boutique the Fetish Factory, the bar is transformed into a pleasure chamber with a $1000 costume contest and more spooky surprises. Also tonight, MoJazz Cafe (928 71st St., Miami Beach, 865-2636) is back to old tricks after a short hiatus, with a new menu, a new dance floor, and a new interior. The MoJazz Band and other local jazzsters begin at 9:00. If All Hallow's Eve has got your skin crawling, there's nothing like a good charity to warm them bones. Tomorrow Spec's, together with mega club Salvation (1771 West Ave., Miami Beach, 673-6508), hosts Dance 4 Life, a party-down benefit for the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Children's Hospital cancer clinics. Hunky host Enrique Iglesias will guide partygoers through an evening of great music and nonstop dancing. The party takes off at 9:00 p.m.; tickets are $15 and $30. A small price to pay for a devilishly good time.

Thursday
Squeeze, "Black Ball." Where the fetish fanatics and tattooed torturers gather for a ghoulish good time. 2 S. New River Dr., Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-2151.

Marlin Bar, "Ulypian Thursday." DJ Snowhite quietly rocks the crowd as locals and tourists alike try to revive the art of stimulating conversation. 1200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 673-8770.

Groove Jet, "Groove Girl." Eclectic locals meet for mayhem and mischief with resident DJs Luis Diaz and Glenn Richards spinning musical fun for everyone. 323 23rd St., Miami Beach, 532-2002.

Cartoon Saloon. Celebrate the grand opening of the cartoon- and comic-book-theme restaurant with kooky food and drink creations from the farthest reaches of the universe. The Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, hosts. 1670 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderale, 954-563-8666.

Friday
Victor's Cafe, "Havana Nights." Dream of Ricky Ricardo with a thirteen-piece big band, dominoes, and daiquiris. 2340 SW 32nd Ave., 445-1313.

Club Tropigala. Spend a supper-club weekend with a special show by comedian El Conde del Guacharo and his Candanga Band. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 672-7469.

Niva, "After Hours." The party starts at 4:00 a.m., when dancemaster DJ Charlie Mercado spins energetic dance tunes for the dancing and drinking crowd until the very, very wee hours. 643 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-0230.

Saturday
Rose's Bar & Music Lounge, "Groove Festival." Feel your body move as local bands Sense, Hashbrown, and Rudy spill phunky tunes just for you. 754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0228.

Kitchen Club, "Berlin." The haven for the perpetually black-clad crowd brings back its retro night, this time with a more alternative twist. 3701 NE Second Ave., 754-0777.

Bash. DJ Marc Sacheli spins the latest and greatest dance music in the main room, while international DJ Ivano Bellini pumps out world beats under the stars in the back-yard Magic Garden. 655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-8858.

Sunday
821, "Top-Secret Lounge." Andrew Price Summers hosts and DJ Shannon spins at a nasty little night, always a crowd pleaser for the local trade and featuring the Top-Secret Show, a weekly variety extravaganza of lounge singers and polyester galore. 821 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 534-0887.

Amnesia, "T-Dance." All the usual drag luminaries and various muscle boys join forces for a long revel of sun and sin. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5535.

Cameo Theatre, "Disco Inferno." The party rolls on and the regulars just can't get enough of Seventies trash music. 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0922.

Monday
Lua, "Back-Door Bamby." DJ Gigi spins a sexy blend of deep house mood music for an evening of erotic and not particularly subtle pleasures. 409 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 672-8351.

Hard Rock Cafe, "Daily-Double Happy Hour." Loosen those ties and kick off those pumps with food and music, two-for-one drinks every weekday from 4:00 to 7:00, and half-price drinks every weeknight from 10:00 until closing. 401 Biscayne Blvd. (Bayside Marketplace), 377-3110.

Cafe Iguana, "Monday-Night Boxing." Hinterland amusements for the masses with rough-and-tumble challenge bouts, a carnival set in a club/restaurant that runs like a well-oiled machine. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 274-4948.

Caffe Torino, "Drag Night." Dinner with singing and dancing drag queens; DJ Bugie dispenses hot tunes after the show. Hosted by the legendary Kitty Meow. 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5722.

Tuesday
Park Central Hotel, "Songwriters in the Round." Relax and enjoy as national and local talent come together, or showcase your own talent in the songwriting game at an early open mike. 640 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 899-7346.

Jillian's, "College Night." Drink specials, cheap chicken wings, and pool, the essentials of youth entertainment. 12070 N. Kendall Dr., Kendall, 595-0070.

Wednesday
Alcazaba, "Ladies Night." The upwardly mobile and utterly sophisticated Latin crowd converge for dancing, drinks, and socializing. 50 Alhambra Plaza (Hyatt Regency), Coral Gables, 441-1234.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango, "Martini Madness." A happy hour of fun for a new generation of martini lovers -- with more than 50 concoctions -- and the smooth jazz sounds of the Bill Pace Trio. 3015 Grand Ave. (CocoWalk), Coconut Grove, 529-2222.

Marsbar, "Hippie-Chick Wednesday." Nostalgic gals drink for free. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 271-6909.

-- By Broomhilda Martinez

Send information regarding special "one-nighters" to "Into the Night." Fax material to 571-7678 or call 571-7572.

 
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