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Meat Katie: Sat., Oct. 27, 11 p.m. The Laundry Bar, 721 N Lincoln Ln, Miami Beach, 305-531-7700.
MetroBoo!: A Halloween event at the zoo for kids ages 12 and younger. Featuring costume contests, prizes, and safe and fun trick-or-treating. Sat., Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Metrozoo, 12400 SW 152nd St, Perrine, 305-251-0400.
Miami Beach Ghost Tour: walking tour of Miami Beach's haunted past. Fri., Oct. 26, 6 & 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 27, 6 & 8 p.m., $20. Clay Hotel, 1438 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-2988.
Miami Velvet Erotic Masquerade: For the seventh year, Miami Velvet will be transformed into the ultra-erotic ghoulish nightmare that is the Erotic Masquerade. Fact and fiction merge in an ambiance of ultimate delight and erotic gore. Cash and prizes for the best costume. Reserve your entry at www.miamivelvet.com. Miami velvet is a private BYOB club. Membership required. Saturdays no unescorted gentleman. Sat., Nov. 3. Miami Velvet, 3901 NW 77th Ave, Doral, 305-406-1604, www.miamivelvelvet.com.
Modelween: One Model Place and Vicious magazine in association with The Fifth presents "Theatre of the Vampires." Suggested Halloween attire. Costume contest at midnight. Music by DJ Nikolas and C. Lopez. Guestlist email@example.com. Valid until midnight and $20 afterwards. Sat., Oct. 27, 11 p.m. The Fifth, 1045 5th St, Miami Beach, 305-538-9898.
Monster Mash Bash: A safe Halloween event, where all the little monsters can party without the tricks, just the treats. Activities include: haunted house, inflatables, pumpkin patch, arts & crafts, games, and more. Wed., Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. Gwen Margolis Amphitheatre, 16501 NE 16th Ave, North Miami, 305-948-2957.
Monster Splash Nighttime Bash: Halloween-theme animal shows, Pirates of Shark Island skeletons, and a haunted house. Candy stations and other cool surprises will be set up around the park for trick-or-treaters in costume. The night shows will feature cadaverous creatures performing at Flipper's Thrills and Chills Show, follow the yellow brick road to The Wizard of Oz Sea Lion Show, and see buccaneers put up a fight at Pirates of the Top Deck Show. Younger trick-or-treaters will get a chill when they walk through the Ghostly Manor haunted house. Fri., Oct. 26, 5-10 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 27, 5-10 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 5-10 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 31, 5-10 p.m., $19.95. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne.
A Night of Terror: full course meal, open bar, costume contest, and more. Wed., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., $35 per person or $65 per couple. Rose Banquet Hall, 2717 SW 142nd Ave, West Dade, 786-256-3264.
Okto-Beer-Fest: $25 all-you-can-drink party. DJ and dancing. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 p.m. Sandbar Grill, 3064 Grand Ave, Coral Gables, 305-444-5270, www.sandbargrill.com.
Opium Group Naughty Halloween Bash: adult star Jenna Haze hosts the official Hustler Halloween with a saucy S&M theme with DJs Ideal and Jon Cash on the turntables. Wed., Oct. 31, 11 p.m. Opium Garden, 136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Pangaea and Penthouse Magazine present the 2nd Annual Naughty Halloween Party: hosted by Jana Jordan, Kimberly Williams, and Valentina Vaughn. Music by Mark Leventhal. Naughty attire is preferred. Fri., Oct. 26, 10 p.m., $20. Pangaea at Hard Rock, 5711 Seminole Way (Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino), Hollywood, 954-581-5454.
Pangaea Party: DJ Don P. spins. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 p.m. Pangaea at Hard Rock, 5711 Seminole Way (Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino), Hollywood, 954-581-5454.
Pirates in the Dark with Jesse Jane Halloween Event: with Mansion's resident DJs. Wed., Oct. 31, 11 p.m., $20 online, www.wantickets.com. Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-532-1525.
Power 96 DJ Laz Halloween Spook-Tacular: Halloween party with a $2000 costume contest. National recording artist and DJ perform for this spooky dance party. Wed., Oct. 31, 10 p.m., $20. Passion, 5701 Seminole Way (in the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel), Hollywood, 954-321-3443, www.passionnightclub.com.
Rock of Horror: official afterparty for Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes, with guest DJ sets by Pete Wentz and Travis McCoy along with DJ Irie. Wed., Oct. 31, 10 p.m., $30, www.wantickets.com. Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-532-2667.
Rock the Spirit: with Tereso, Kayak Man, the Livid Kittens, and more. Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $10. Churchill's, 5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-757-1807.
Scully's Halloween Bash: live music with Lime Rock. Lots of giveaways and face-painting. Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m. Scully's Tavern, 9809 Sunset Dr, Kendall Lakes, 305-271-7404.
Set Halloween Bash: Eyes Wide Shut theme featuring couture-inspired outfits and masquerade masks. Wed., Oct. 31, 11 p.m. Set Nightclub, 320 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-531-2800.
Spam Allstars Spooky Performance: Wed., Oct. 31, 11:45 p.m. Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-4622.
Spooky Adventures: Geared to small children (under 8 years) but a great family experience. Sat., Oct. 27, 5:30-9 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 5:30-9 p.m., adults $8, children $5. Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152nd St, Perrine, 305-253-0063.