Celebrate classic rock at Rex
FRI 10/28Paul and Ringo continue to perform the old hits, but the dream officially died on a London rooftop January 30, 1969, with the Beatles' last live performance. Fans can relive the magic tonight at Rex at The Marlin (1200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the First Annual Beethose Masquerade Ball. This quirky cover band began as a fun side project for well-respected local musician Jim Camacho. "When you listen to a Beatles record from start to finish, it's like a special gift. So what we want to do in a fun way, not in a note-for-note way is to interpret those records," he explains. The band has performed Revolver, Rubber Soul, Let It Be, and Abbey Road. Tonight Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band will get the cover treatment, and the prix fixe menu at Rex will include concoctions like "Mean Mister Mustard" marinated lamb. Revelers are invited to sport Beatles-inspired attire, which doesn't necessarily mean mop-top wigs and granny glasses. Look to the band's amazing, psychedelic album covers for inspiration. Dinner costs $45. Admission to the party is five dollars for costumed celebrants, ten for party poopers. Call 305-604-3836, or visit www.myspace.com/thebeethose. Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik Boo Ya!
It's a haunted house party
SAT 10/29Trick or treat, vodka or rum, Supergirl or Catwoman? It's mind-boggling how many decisions must be made this Halloween. If you choose to go to H2P, the Kiwanis of Little Havana Halloween House Party, you will be faced with even more dilemmas. Are you going to hang out in the Crypt all night and shake it to DJ Kid Capri's hip-hop stylings, or should you slink over to the Vampire room and show off your salsa skills? Or you can creep into the Cemetery and kick it old-school. The most important decision is to choose a getup that will attract free drinks and impress the judges in the Deco Drive costume contest. Get spooked tonight from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Ice Palace, 59 NW 14th St., Miami. Tickets cost $50, and proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Project. Call 305-644-8888, or visit www.H2P.org. Ilona Solomon Making Fun of Ghouls
A Big Show without scary clowns
SAT 10/29From the cobwebbed, comedic corners of South Florida emerge Just the Funny performers to tickle the funny bones of every skeleton in town. In tonight's show, the much-lauded improvisational group will perform ghoulishly gut-busting comedy at the Museum of Science & Planetarium (3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami). Beginning at the prewitching hour of 9:00 p.m. is Fear-prov, a holiday-themed take on the troupe's popular variety act Big Show. At 11:00 is Scary Tales, which consists of twenty stories based on titles trepanned from the creepy craniums in the audience. Tickets cost ten dollars for Fear-prov, five for Scary Tales. The double-disembodied-header costs only twelve bucks. Call 305-693-8669, or visit www.justthefunny.com. Margaret Griffis
Eat and Act Out
SUN 10/30Even if trick-or-treating and masquerade balls aren't your cup of arsenic-laced tea, you can still enjoy this holiday of fantasy and play. Mystery on the Menu Inc. presents A Shot in the Dark by Barbara Fox at La Paloma Restaurant (10999 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Come dressed for murder on a cruise ship. The audience-interactive sleuthing begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $45, including dinner. Call 305-672-4357. Margaret Griffis