In a town where just about every night is Halloween, the official holiday just affords even greater numbers of regular folks the opportunity to don freaky, slutty, scanty, bizarre, over-the-top outfits- and to behave accordingly. Being that Halloween lands on a Saturday this year, there are a plethora of clubs and establishments vying for your haunted dollar.
Catalina Kicks it Off
The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club has partnered with the American Heart Association to invite guests to kick-off their Halloween weekend at South Beach’s hottest vampire garden party on Thursday, October 29th from 9 p.m. to midnight. Hosted by Miss Elaine Lancaster, the True Beach Blood party will feature sexy vampires, free cocktails, served up by local boy-and-girl-about-town, Ariel Stein and Erin Newberg, food, live music and a True Beach Blood costume party. Guests are encouraged to find their inner vampire and dress the part to drink free all night. The hotel will also host a “sexiest vampire costume,” the winner of which will receive a two-night vacation package including dinner for two at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi. Guests will also enjoy complimentary “bloody vampire” cocktails from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. yummy bites all night including Hallo-weenies, Bloody Mariana Meatballs and Pumpkin Stuffed Ravioli. Ten percent of all proceeds for the evening will be donated back to the American Heart Association to help fight America’s #1 killer, heart disease.
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The Other Hollywood
Supermarket Creative, the Awarehouse and Gen Art have teamed up to bring back the “’Boo’ in Boogie Nights” this Halloween, with its first seventies-style disco and adult entertainment-themed party for all those who “dare to bare.”
The Other Hollywood will re-enact its own vignette in adult entertainment with a film set designed by Missoni Home, Todd Jameson (Nue Studio) and styled by Ford Artists, wardrobe by stylist Jessica Bosch and fashioned by American Apparel. Acclaimed “porntographer,” Stian Roenning, will capture set positions formed by the chosen cast of The Other Hollywood actors, directed by Jose “El Rey,” featuring lead actress and special guest “fluffer,” Luscious Linda.www.theotherhollywood1972.com. The party takes place at the Awarehouse, 550 NW 29th Street, from 10:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. Admission is $20 and includes cocktails all night by Le Blon and 42 Below. Tickets are available in advance at www.theotherhollywood1972.com.
Bunnies to the Shore
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Playboy’s Halloween party takes over the Shore Club on Saturday, featuring host playmates: “Miss December 2005” Christine Smith, “Miss November 2004” Cara Zavaleta, “Miss September 2009” Kimberly Phillips, “Miss November 2005” Raquel Gibson, “Miss October 2005” Amanda Paige, “Miss June 2004” Hiromi Oshima, “Miss October 2004” Kimberly Holland and “Miss February 1999” Stacy Fuson in full bunny gear and will offer a feel of Heff’s Mansion in the heart of South Beach. General admission tickets go for $75. Buy themwww.playboyhalloweenparty.com and offer guests entry and open bar from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. VIP tickets, tables and beds are available upon request.
Halloween newcomer, the W South Beach, will host “Mischieve in the Garden of Agave” on Saturday, along with Hornitos Tequila from 9:00-11:00 p.m. Guests will be offered a selection of complimentary, custom Hornitos cocktails also known as “Hornitails” including the Hornipolitain, Juan Collins, Hornijo and the Horni Wallbanger and enjoy sounds by DJ Stonerokk poolside while mermaids get trapped inside a steel cage in the pool. In keeping with the Halloween holiday spirit, angel and demon go-go dancers will keep the party going amid spider webs, severed limbs and smoking cauldrons. The party continues at W’s WALL nightclub until 4:00 a.m. with DJ Andy Caldwell.
The Cat’s Meow
The Raleigh will transform its famous 6,000 square-feet penthouse into “The Cat’s Meow,” a 1920s speakeasy lounge, hosted by hip locals, Nick D’Annunzio, Jose Ortiz and Martin Krediet, celebrating all things that were taboo during the Prohibition Era.
Sexy flappers, ghoulish gangsters and everyone in between are all invited to dance from 9:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. Entrance fee is $20.00 and includes one complimentary premium cocktail ticket. In order to guarantee admission, pre-sale tickets are available at The Raleigh’s front desk or through e-mail at email@example.com. Table service is also available at $150.00.
Trick or Meat
If you want to catch the wildest parade this side of Fantasy Fest, reserve your premium seat at Meat Market on Lincoln Road, which will feature a special prix fixe menu for outdoor diners, created by chef/owner Sean Brasel. The perfect perch for people watching during Lincoln Road’s notorious Halloween night festivities, the $75 per person, three-course menu boasts Meat Market favorites, along with Halloween-inspired dishes. Reservations for the prix fixe meal are required and will be taken for two hour seating blocks at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Normal dinner hours and Meat Market’s delicious al la carte menu will be available inside. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road. Telephone: (305) 532-0088. www.meatmarketmiami.com.
On Tuesday, November 3, Meat Market celebrates its one year anniversary with a lavish Stag’s Leap wine dinner organized by sommelier Gabriel Varela and Sean Brasel. For this special dinner which starts at 7:00 p.m., Varela pairs Brasel’s bold, contemporary American cuisine with the award-winning wines of Stags Leap Wine Cellars. The five-course dinner menu with paired wines, priced at $125.00 per person excluding tax and gratuity.
In the Brickell area, Waxy’s on the River, located at 90 SW 1st Court, (Neo Vertika building) will host a bash starting at 10:00 p.m., featuring a live band, drink specials all night and a costume contest at midnight. Admission is free.
The Club Scene
While every club in town is hosting a Halloween party of some sort, here is a brief list of some of the most fun late-night offerings. Saturday, Mansion will be transformed into The House of Jigsaw in honor of the SAW VI movie release. Featuring a larger than life bloody décor, Mansion will feature giant syringes hanging from the ceilings, enormous dangling eyeballs, pigface masks, jumbo sized chains and hooks, a 3D jigsaw face hanging over the DJ booth, red and white bloodied fabric, inflatable jigaw bones, and of course clips of SAW VI playing on Mansion’s movie theater screen. On Friday, October 30th, Mansion celebrates the Saw VI movie release featuring a live performance by Fat Joe, presented by Don Cardona Tequila.
Newly renovated SET will become an actual set, such as the one in the Phantom of the Opera. The décor will include hundreds of illuminated candles, candelabras, rose hanging from the ceiling, along with an oversized chandelier, jumbo masquerade mask, and holograph crosses. SET’s gorgeous staff will be decked out in signature Phantom costumes. The previous night, celebrated Paris DJ, Antoine Clamaran, will spin for the “jet-set” crowd. In keeping with the theme, opera singers will join DJ Chicco Secci for an opera-house music fusion.
Louis Bar-Lounge celebrates Halloween with dramatic décor including black latex and spandex which will be stretched throughout the venue.
The Cameo Theatre makes a comeback on Saturday, thanks to the Opium Group, which is re-launching the hot-spot with a fun house theme. The party will feature theatrical aerial and trapeze shows, fetish performances, disco-ball decked little people, drag shows by superstars Daisy Dead Petals and Erika Norell, even door diva Chyna Girl will “man” the ropes.
This Friday, 5300 Chop House at The Blue in Doral is having a Halloween happy hour from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Guests are invited to wear masks or headpieces- the best one wins a complimentary dinner for two at 5300 Chop House. The restaurant offers happy hour Monday – Friday 5:00-8:00 p.m., with $5 drinks, beers and bar bites.
Caviar Kaspia introduces the chicest Happy Hour in town, serving up decadent fare and specialty cocktails, Tuesday-Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Order $8 cocktails including mojitos, martinis, bubbly, wine and beer and indulge in delectable menu selections priced at under $10. Kaspia is located at 1220 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach inside The Webster boutique. General hours of operation are Monday from 11:00am to 4:00pm, and Tuesday Reservations are recommended for dinner and Sunday brunch: www.KaspiaMiami.com.