nightmareBy: Maryanne Salvat

Nightmare on the Beach

Nightmare on the Beach (NOTB), South Florida’s Number 1 Halloween Party, benefiting the Little Lighthouse Foundation will be held Friday night, October 31, in Lummus Park at Ocean Drive & 9th Street in South Beach. Tickets are currently available at $175, and will be increasing soon (NOTB sold out the past two years). Attendees will experience South Florida’s best Halloween party from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. with premium open bar all night, and culinary tastings from some of South Florida’s best restaurants and caterers.  VIP tables are available for groups of 8 for $3,600, and groups of 10 at $4,000. VIP tables include unlimited bottle service all night.For more information on Nightmare on the Beach, to purchase tickets, and to see videos and pictures from prior Nightmare on the Beach events, go to  For more information on the Little Lighthouse Foundation, please visit:<;If you are interested in purchasing a table, sponsoring the event, or for press coverage, please contact Reed Nicol at 305.417.8552, or email at<>.


halloweenOther Halloween Happenings:


Perfecto, will host a Star Wars Halloween theme party on Friday October 31st. Guests are encouraged to go back in time and show up their favorite Star Wars Character costumes. Winner of the best costume will win a specially curated tasting dinner prepared by Chef Angel. May the force be with you!


Seasalt and Pepper 

Halloween Masquerade is the theme for Seasalt and Pepper’s eventful holiday night. With reservations beginning at 7pm on October 31, join Seasalt and Pepper for a night of dinner and mysterious chic attire. Sponsored by Veuve Clicquot, diners will be entertained by Zhantra Dancers and a DJ to dance the night away. Specialty drinks by Belvedere vodka will round out the night in disguise.


On Friday October 31, Wall Lounge will celebrate it’s 6th year anniversary of their Walloween costume Party hosted by Yelloween Veuve Clicquot along with a special live performance by Black Sheep and music by Mr Mauricio.On Saturday, the day after Halloween also known as Los Dias de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead),  the theme will be Day of Hollywood Dead people. Wall invites guests on this spooky night to come as their favorite Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Robin Williams to name a few. A Dirty Dutch production, music will be by Mitchell Neimeyer and a closing set by Lee Kalt.


For the Halloween weekend on Thursday October 30, Cavalli will have a special Alice in Wonderland Masquerade party to celebrate the newly refurbished lounge opening.

Hosted by Roberto Cavalli, on Friday October 31, guests will be transported from the minute they arrive to a wonderful kingdom that will sprawl through the main dining room and the upstairs lounge. Attendees are encouraged to explore their “hunter” and “prey” instincts as they travel through this alternate universe that will feature ferocious lustful “beasts” handling exotic live serpents and body painted seductive beauties handing out Cavalli bags filled with sweet treats. To satisfy the appetite of their carnivorous guests, Cavalli will offer a palatial feast downstairs as the open format soundtrack of the night is provided by the sexy DJ Michelle Pooch. Royal Cavalli Feast of the most excellent Italian dishes from 9.00pm to 12.00am will be $125 pp and includes 1 glass of champagne while general admission excluding the feast  will be $50 for gentlemen and $30 for ladies.


“Voyage des Papillions” InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub maw

It will be a glamorous finale to the sold out 20th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball on Saturday, November 1, as “Voyage des Papillions” – this year’s edition of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub – pays homage to the contemporary Disco movement with an extravagant couture runway show presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. A hip, after-hours venue, the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub is chaired by Ball Chairman Shareef Malnik, with Michael Capponi as Vice-Chair, and will be held from 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on the Mezzanine level of the Hotel InterContinental Miami. Co-produced by Maxwell Blandford and Clif Loftin, with creative execution by DECO Productions, the disco-infused runway show will be styled by Arel Ramos for Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, with hair by Danny Jelaca Salon and makeup by O.P Studio, and will present the new collections of couture designers, such as Tom Ford, Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Progressive beats will be provided by DJ Michelle Leshem and producer Sean Drake. Individual tickets for “Voyage des Papillions” are $100, which includes an unlimited open bar, and may be purchased at, or by calling954.967.9474 ext. 319.


Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) With a Little Help from my FriendsMISO_Beatles

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Eduardo Marturet, celebrates 50 years since the Beatles first touched down at Miami International Airport, on their way to their first American television appearance at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

A World Premiere arrangement of the Fab Four’s popular tune, With a Little Help from my Friends, by Maestro Eduardo Marturet, commemorates the Beatles’ music featuring select faculty from the New World School of the Arts that includes pianist Ciro Fodere, and Dean of Music and MISO Concertmaster Daniel Andai. Principal Trumpet and Artist-in-Residence Samuel Hyken presents one of his latest works, The Beatles Guide to the Orchestra, influenced by Benjamin Britten’s well-known composition, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, where each of the various movements highlight the different sections of the orchestra. Peter Breiner’s Beatles Go Baroque is a creative piece filled with much-admired Beatles’ tunes in a style more suggestive of the lush Concerto Grosso’s by Bach, mixing symphonic music with some of the most influential rock music of all time.

Introducing the Make Your Own Peace Foundation, Miami Symphony will honor this historic moment with a special fundraising dinner at Seasalt and Pepper restaurant on Monday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m. Dinner, entertainment, and live auctions will take place for $500 per person, supporting MISO’s special programs that help teach and influence the children in South Florida’s inner city neighborhoods through the wonderful “gift of music.” RSVP to

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