SAVE, South Florida's leading organization dedicated to protecting the rights of LGBT people and promoting equality through grassroots action, is putting the "fun" back in "fundraiser" with its 20th-annual Halloween Ball this Saturday at the Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building (169 E. Flagler St., Miami) from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Whether you’re a volunteer (sign up at SaveDade.org) or guest ($50 to $100 per ticket), director Tony Lima promises a community-focused event and a smashing evening. The spectacular DuPont — which was named New Times’ Best Party Venue of 2013 — will be transformed into a haunted mansion and enchanted forest, complete with DJs spinning in two dance rooms; a VIP area in the old bank vault room (spooky!); VIP bars sponsored by Bacardi, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, and 42 Vodka; and to top it off, theatrical surprises and a $1,000 costume contest. Expected to attend are 1,000 costumed partiers, converging from all over South Florida to celebrate the strides made for LGBT people and to help fund SAVE’s efforts for political advocacy, community outreach, and candidate endorsements. Not only is this event a marker of the organization’s rich tradition, but the funds it gathers are also an important contribution as the election cycle approaches and SAVE fights to enact marriage equality and alter the human rights ordinance of Miami-Dade to include protection of LGBT people. Call 305-751-7283.
Sat., Oct. 25, 9:30 p.m., 2014