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

SLS Hotel South Beach Presents Halloween 

On Saturday, October 27, from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Hyde Beach at SLS Hotel South Beach will host the Christie’s Mad Hatters Party. Complimentary hats will be provided by Christie’s and music by Lazerdisk and on Wednesday, October 31, Bacardi will provide courtesy cocktails at Hyde Out a Haunted Havana Halloween event at SLS Hotel South Beach’s Hyde Beach. Sounds by Lazerdisk, Party Sex, and The Chain Smokers from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.


Nightmare on the Beach 

On Saturday, October 27, join The Little Lighthouse Foundation for its 3rd annual Halloween party: Nightmare on the Beach at the historical Bath Club from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. All attendees will be treated to top shelf open bar, cuisine from some of Miami’s top restaurants and caterers, and music from world renowned DJs. Lose yourself in a world of Nightmare vs. Dream, when you attend Miami’s most audacious, spectacular, costume extravaganza! General admission starts at $100 per person.

Veuve Clicquot: Yelloween Masquerade Ball


The terrace at EDGE Steak & Bar will transform into an al fresco ultra lounge for the Veuve Clicquot Yelloween Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., where Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label will flow for Miami’s social crowd decked out in Halloween costumes. Comfortable sofas will be set up throughout the terrace, which is adorned with lush greenery and twinkle lights strung from the retractable awnings. DJ Sol Martinez will play loungey house music with a spooky twist, and cocktail servers will serve the VIP tables throughout the terrace. A custom Veuve Clicquot outdoor bar will be set up for guests to mingle around and enjoy the vibe. For table reservations, call Edge at 305.381.3190. For room reservations, call 305.381. 3381. 


“Beam Me Up” Halloween Bash

SuperMarket Creative will transform Studio 743’s special event space into the location for its highly anticipated “Beam Me Up” Halloween costume bash on Saturday, October 27. Located in the heart of South Beach, the event space boasts a futuristic appeal that is reminiscent of space age architecture, making it the ideal venue for the occasion. Guests will experience a fashion-forward space disco atmosphere, posing alongside SuperMarket’s famous ‘Land on the Moon’-inspired vignette, which has proven to be one of the fete’s most popular features, photographed by Stian Roenning. DJs for the evening include Ess & Emm, Mister Drake, Lolo, Bonnie Beats and The Kid with a slew of local guest acts. Patrons will enjoy complimentary Dos Equis and Herradura cocktails from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. Early ticket purchase fees are $15 and $20 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase at


“Nightmare on 23rd Street” at  Cafeina

On Saturday, October 27, Cafeina Wynwood Lounge will transform its interior lounge/art gallery and outdoor gardens into a haunted abode for its second installment of “Nightmare on 23rd Street.” The Halloween costume party will feature disco beats by resident DJ Supersede and a special guest, New York-based Roxy Cottontail and spooky live video mixes in the garden by local video vixen VJ EditMonster. Cafeina’s haunted crew will serve up $190 Beluga Vodka bottle specials in the spooky manor-esque lounge or fog-laden outdoor garden, while ghouls and gals enjoy lethal libations such as $5 RedRum shooters, made with Fireball Whisky, all night.  Costumes are encouraged. Event admission is $5. Advance table reservations are available by contacting

Halloween Happy Hour at Conrad Miami

On October 31, Conrad Miami will host a Spooktacular Halloween Happy Hour from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy half-off drink specials and hors d’oeuvres. Best costume wins a special prize.


RA Sushi Boo Bash

Have a ghoulishly good time on Halloween at RA Sushi in South Miami’s Boo Bash party. On October 31 from 7:00 p.m. to close, party the night away with spooktacular food and drink specials, a costume contest, and a guest D.J. Enjoy some freakish fun at RA Sushi in South Miami. Boys and ghouls are encouraged to dress up for the Boo Bash costume contest. Those dressed to kill will have the opportunity to take a bite out of some serious treats, including a $100 RA gift certificate for the first place winner and a $25 RA gift certificate for second place. To keep the Halloween bash going all night long, a special guest D.J. will spin a haunting mix of beats. Grab a broomstick and fly into RA Sushi in South Miami. For more information, visit


Halloween at Villa 221 

On Wednesday, October 31, Problem Kids and ArtOfficial alongside DJ Ethics are celebrating Halloween at Villa 221 with an array of live bands, DJs, costume contests and food trucks by Cuban Cube and Monster Burgers. Complimentary vodka will be served from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a $10 admission at the door. Guests must arrive before 9:00 p.m. to be eligible for the costume contests. Best female costume, best male costume and best couple costume contest will each go home with over $1,000 in prizes from ISA boutique, N&K Designs, Savvy girl Boutique, SOLE FLY, HipStar Clothing, and Keep it Kush Papers & Apparel among others. The party will then continue with Villa 221’s Haunted House After Party featuring eight DJs including: Minimax, Juan Fonseca, Gabe Alvarez and Andrew Beato spinning techno upstairs and BD HBTS, YSL and Ethics downstairs spinning hip-hop and open format.

Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween
Don’tmiss out on one of the only days of the year that guests can bring their pooch to Fairchild—Wednesday, October 31. At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween event, now in its fourth year, guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy special activities just for pups as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on a special 1:00 p.m. doggy tram ride too!!