By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
Circa39 Hotel Halloween Costume Ball: Miami Beach is invited to hang out at the Playbar 39 haunt at 3900 Collins Ave on Sun., Oct. 28, from 6 p.m. for an early evening Halloween costume ball. Circa 39 Hotel will kick the evening off with the weekly Diva Dance Party featuring South Beach premier drag queens Tiffany 'Fantasia' Phillips and Ebonee Excell giving their usual high energy performances. Drink specials will abound, snacks and parking are free, and the party goes until midnight. Best costume wins a free night at the hotel. Sun., Oct. 28, 6 p.m., 305-503-1492, www.circa39.com. Circa39 Hotel, 3900 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-538-4900.
CocoWalk Halloween Bash: live DJ and adult costume contest. Salsa singer Carlos Manuel. Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, 305-444-0777.
CocoWalk Kids' Halloween: CocoWalk invites all the local Coconut Grove Elementary School children to wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat at participating stores and be part of the Kidz Pumpkin Party pumpkin carving and decorating. Judges will choose a winner for the best costume from each school. Winners will receive a goodie bag from CocoWalk and a gift card good at Gap, AMC, or FYE. Wed., Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, 305-444-0777.
Cosplay Halloween Event: A contraction of the words costume and play, cosplay has reached iconic status in Japanese subculture where trendsetters dress as characters from magna, anime, tokusatsu, video games, and movies. Wednesday night will feature a costume contest. Tue., Oct. 30, 11 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 31, 11 p.m. Sushi Samba, 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-673-5337, www.sushisamba.com.
Creature Feature Halloween Party: closing night party for Wendy Doscher- Smith's "Creature Feature: Unexpectedly Eerie Images" photography exhibition, including an outrageous zombie fashion show featuring the designs of Adrienne Ruffin, set to a Dance Planet X live showcase starring Monserrattz, with a fashion show video and soundtrack by DJ Maximus 3000. Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., free. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305-673-4567, www.mbcinema.com.
Electric Crush: alternative rock band. Tue., Oct. 30, 11 p.m. Jazid, 1342 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-673-9372.
The Enchanted Forest: The staff will be in fairy tale costumes and the entire restaurant will be decorated as an enchanted forest. The entertainment will include performers, fire shows, aerial show, and DJs spinning international rhythms. Fire dancers and performers will be circulating throughout the entire venue and outdoor patio providing diners with additional diversions. Wed., Oct. 31. Touch, 910 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-532-8003, www.touchrestaurant.com.
Fall Fest with Sin Harvest: with Paris is Burning, Shishcumba, River Bottom Nightmare, and more. Sat., Oct. 27, 5 p.m., $10. Studio A, 60 NE 11th St, Miami, 305-358-7625, www.studioamiami.com.
Family Fall Festival: Enjoy rides, games, and costume contests. Refreshments will be served while supplies last. Gospel singing groups and a live simulcast by 99 Jamz. Wed., Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m., $2. Dolphin Stadium, 2267 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, 305-623-6100, www.dolphinsstadium.com/.
Fetish Factory Halloween Fetish Ball: Fetish Factory promises high-production sound, lights, DJs and VJs, and on-stage entertainment featuring some of the hottest models and fetish performers in the business. This is a strict fetish dress code event, but it's also the one time of the year that Fetish Factory makes the exception to allow Halloween costumes. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 p.m., $20 advance, $25 door, 954-563-5777, www.fetishfactory.com. Revolution, 200 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-727-0950.
The Fifth Saints and Sinners Party: Halloween party and costume contest. Open bar from 10-11 p.m. Music by DJs Miguel G, Cardi, and S.Gee. Wed., Oct. 31, 10 p.m., 305-401-5000. The Fifth, 1045 5th St, Miami Beach, 305-538-9898.
Fitzroy: roots reggae rock. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 p.m. Tobacco Road, 626 S Miami Ave, Miami, 305-374-1198, www.tobacco-road.com.
Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery Night Walking Tour: Celebrate Dr. Paul George's birthday and get into the spirit of Halloween with the Historical Museum on this haunted history tour. Lurk among the tombstones of this historic graveyard to hear stories about the mysterious deaths of the inhabitants. Visit the final resting places of early settlers, Miami's first mayor, the Burdine family, and Julia Tuttle. Wear your costume if you like. Bring your flashlight! Park inside the cemetery front gate at 1800 NE 2 Ave. Fri., Oct. 26, 8-10 p.m., HMSF members $20, Non-members $25. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St, Miami, 305-375-1492.
Gryphon presents a Vicious Halloween: featuring DJ Johnny Vicious and also introducing the launch of Volta energy vodka with complimentary Volta cocktails until midnight. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 p.m. Gryphon Nightclub, 5711 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, 954-581-5454.
Halloween Bash: Guests will be treated to a night of wicked brews, tasty tidbits, a live DJ, and light show for non-stop dancing. A costume contest with outstanding prizes rounds out the evening, so come dressed in your best. Sat., Oct. 27, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Fairchild Member $85; Non-member $100; VIP $150. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Pinecrest, 305-667-1651.