Ubiquitous historian Paul George has an unorthodox Halloween ritual. His birthday falls on the somewhat foreboding day, and instead of handing out fun-size candies to children, every year George finds himself leading a group of Miami macabres around the city cemetery, pointing out the final resting places of some of our towns best and brightest pioneers. William Burdine, Julia Tuttle, and Miami's first mayor, John Reilly, all have spots in the jam-packed burial ground. Tonight from 8:00 to 10:00, the always-entertaining George will lead the Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery Night Walking Tour, wandering through the boneyard in a bad neighborhood with flashlights and a motley crew of the costumed and curious. The tour costs $22, and advance reservations are highly recommended.
Those who prefer to enjoy their chills and thrills in relative comfort should reserve a spot on the Ghosts of Mystery, Mayhem, and Vice Crime Coach Tour. George will call out the stops from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28, showing off Al Capones legendary Palm Island house and the step where immensely talented designer Gianni Versace was gunned down, among other spooky places. The coach tour costs $39. Call 305-375-1621, or visit www.hmsf.org.
Fri., Oct. 27; Sat., Oct. 28