It's Halloween weekend, the time when you can let your inner freak flag fly sky-high. Whether you're planning on being a Jedi, a kitten, or a slice of bacon, this weekend is all about dressing up and enjoying yourself.
Parties start tonight and include a Gatsby-themed fete, a creepy-tiki outing, and an Inferno-themed brunch. There's even a costume contest for dogs.
Your creepy weekend starts now!
Costume Contest at Happy Wine
Break out the witch costumes and vampire fangs, because Happy Wine is hosting a costume party and contest at its Coconut Grove (2833 Bird Ave.) and Calle Ocho (5792 SW Eighth St.) locations. Tonight, beginning at 6 p.m., enjoy wine and tapas in your weirdest, sexiest, or scariest garb. Then, at 9:30, a winner of the contest will be announced at each location. First place will receive a $100 gift card to Happy Wine. The runnerup will get a $50 gift card, and third place will receive a bottle of wine.
Rooftop Gatsby-Inspired Halloween Party at Pawn Broker
Flappers and dapper gents will head to Pawn Broker this Saturday for a Great Gatsby-themed costume party. From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., enjoy classic cocktails such as the Prohibition-inspired Giggle Water.
Gates of Bagat'hell Brunch
How about a lovely Sunday brunch complete with coffins, flames, and ghosts? Bagatelle will transform into a living version of Dante's Divine Comedy. Nuns and priests will serve Halloween-themed cocktails and specialty dishes while DJ Vincent Daubas spins creepy tunes. For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-704-3900.
Halloween Pawty at Campton Yard at the Hall
This Sunday, dress your pup in his finest costume and head to Campton Yard for the Halloween Pawty. Enjoy a themed brunch complete with specialty hot dogs by chef Spike Mendelsohn. Fido will get his own treats. Enter Fluffy in the costume contest for bragging rights, and enjoy beers and bloody marys alfresco.
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Freaky Tiki Halloween Barbecue at the Broken Shaker
It's time to get freaky with your tiki at the Freehand's fourth-annual Tiki Halloween party this Sunday. From 2 to 8 p.m., enjoy barbecue bites, and Don Q will provide complimentary tiki cocktails until 5 p.m. Hula dancers and music will bring tiki culture to life. Dress in creepy Hawaiian attire (think zombie luau). Admission is free.