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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami on Halloween Night

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With Halloween landing on a Monday this year, most spooky soirees are taking place over the weekend. But the party doesn't stop just because the week is about to start. Get your tricks and treats at these Halloween events, all taking place Monday, October 31.
The crowds that consume Wynwood for Second Saturdays are already pretty scary. HalloWyn, the free Halloween block party that takes over the mural-heavy district each year, just enhances that effect. This year's bash will feature 25 food trucks, a sprinkling of fully loaded bars, and a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on a 240-foot screen. Attendees have the chance to win $500 in a costume contest — a pretty sweet deal for an event that's free to attend.
7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Mana Production Lots, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami. Admission is free. Visit hallowynblockparty.com.

Prohibition Party at Pawn Broker
Bust out your best ghoulish Gatsby for Pawn Broker's fete with a Roaring Twenties theme. Don't worry, the party pays homage to Prohibition in name only; the bar will serve the same expertly crafted cocktails that have earned it fame among Miami's mixology set. 
5 p.m. to close at Pawn Broker, 121 SE First St., Miami. Admission is free. Visit pawnbrokermiami.com.

Harvest Festival at Margaret Pace Park
Two words: Pooch parade. This will be your last chance to see your neighborhood pups in costume. Besides that, this family-friendly event combines inflatables, a scarecrow competition, and fistfuls of Halloween candy. But let's be honest — it's all about the dogs. If you live through October without seeing at least one Dachshund in a hot-dog costume, have you really lived at all?
6 to 9 p.m. at Margaret Pace Park, 1775 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami. Admission is free. Visit facebook.com.

Spooky Island Paddle at Pelican Harbor Marina
By day, the water is the most beautiful part of South Florida. On Halloween night, however, who knows what lurks beneath the dark surface? Brave paddlers will find out this year during the Spooky Island Paddle. Launching from Pelican Harbor Marina, paddleboarders will make their way to Pelican Island. Once there, they'll indulge in a dinner of pulled-pork tacos and smoked chicken legs, plus "terrifyingly delicious" drinks by Veni Vidi Vici. Expect plenty of howling at the moon, which on a deserted island can be downright frightening.
5 to 10 p.m., launching from Pelican Harbor Marina, 1275 NE 79th St., Miami. Tickets cost $130 per person, and reservations are required. Visit facebook.com.

Halloween Costume Contest at Milan Pole Dance Studio
Don't let anyone tell you that a bellyful of Halloween candy isn't sexy. Milan Pole Dance Studio's Halloween night classes encourage participants to attend while dressed up, so you can get your cardio in while in costume. The best getups will win some sexy new gear for the pole.
7 p.m. (pole gym 2) and 8 p.m. (pole for beginners) at Milan Pole Dance Studio, 250 NW 23rd St., #408, Miami. Classes cost $25 to $30. Visit milanpoledance.com
Halloween 2016 at Lincoln Road 
The annual costume clusterfest is getting a little more organized this year, with live music, a Circ X performance, makeup artists, and even stilt-walkers — though how they'll tiptoe through the throngs of people who annually march up and down the open-air mall is anybody's guess. Ten DJs will spin tracks on five stages scattered along the promenade. 
4 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach. Circ X performances start at 7:30 p.m., and DJs start spinning at 8. Admission is free. Visit lincolnrd.com/halloween-2016.

Halloween Spooktacular at Sunset Place
Looking for a safe trick-or-treating spot? The Shops at Sunset Place has you covered. Sunset Drive will be closed to traffic to facilitate Halloween hijinks by Miami's youngest ghouls, and many of the shops will hand out treats. There'll also be a central "candy distribution station" with live entertainment and the chance to win prizes at the Grotto Fountain, because kids these days have it way easy.
4  to 8 p.m. at the Shops at Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami. Admission is free. Visit shopsunsetplace.com.
Halloween Party at Foxhole
What's your Halloween costume worth? If your answer is "a cool thousand," Foxhole is the party for you. First prize in the bar's costume contest is $1,000, so bring your A-game. But even if you're not a contender, the sounds of DJ Rob Dinero and the spooky Foxhole atmosphere will make your Halloween night all right.
Beginning at 5 p.m. at Foxhole, 1218 14th Ct., Miami Beach. Admission is free. Visit foxholebar.com.
Spooktacular Halloween at Dolphin Mall
The Sweetwater shopping mecca promises "wicked fun" this Monday with events to appeal to all ages. Trick-or-treating, face painting, a costume contest, and even "boo-loon artists" will be on hand to celebrate the scary season. 
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Dolphin Mall, 11401 12th St. NW, Miami. Admission is free. Visit shopdolphinmall.com/events.

Halloween Dinner at Meat Market
Meat Market is putting on one serious seasonal feast to cap off October. Pumpkin bisque, jerk lobster tail, seared tuna steak, bone-in rib eye, and other savory items are on the menu at the Lincoln Road restaurant's Halloween prix fixe. The $150-per-person price tag might be the scariest part of the meal, but with executive chef Sean Brasel at the helm, you know it's gonna be good.
Beginning at 6 p.m. at Meat Market, 915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Dinner costs $150 per person. Visit meatmarket.net.

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