By Fred Gonzalez
It’s Friday night, Oct. 31.
You’re all dressed up, but wondering where to get your Freak and Ghoul on.
Not to worry. Here’s a Trick or Treat guide for Halloween Night that’s sure to please.
Nothing invites the Halloween crowd much like CocoWalk smack in the heart of Coconut Grove. There you will see plenty of Rainbow Brites, Strawberry Shortcakes and the requisite sexy cop, sexy nurse and sexy fireman. While most will congregate around the courtyard of CocoWalk, the big party is a few blocks down at Christabelle’s Quarter. There will be four-levels of music and dancing, and a $3,000 costume contest.
Sure, there always seems to be plenty of freaks walking around Lincoln Road on a daily basis, making you wonder if they think Halloween is every day of the year. But the best people-watching spot in Miami is even better on Halloween when you can sit back watch costume after costume pass by. Most will be headed to SushiSamba, for their Spooky Kabuki party, complete with a costume contest. Top prize: a weekend in Las Vegas and dinner at the restaurant group’s newest location on the strip.
Good, old-fashioned street parties are hard to come by these days, but the good people at John Martin’s pub on Miracle Mile know how to throw one. Legends for their work on St. Patty’s Day, this Halloween they’ll be at it again, blocking off the corner behind their building and providing plenty to eat, drink and listen to with live music. There will also be a costume contest.
You want to see some really involved, hi-tech, out-of-this-world costumes? Then head to the Anime SuperCon hosted this year at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Attendees already wear costumes of their favorite anime characters, but this year they are hosting a Halloween Town Halloween Party complete with a DJ, candy, games and Anime and Cosplay costume contests. More info at www.animesupercon.com
The businesses and restaurants of this historic district are throwing MiMo-Ween, with a little for the kids (trick or treating at shops from 4 – 8 p.m.) and plenty for the adults (Monster Mash party at Uva 69 after 9 p.m.) Head to www.MiMoBoulevard.org for more details.
This Halloween party is more like taking a trip back in time. "Return to New Years Eve, 1967" is a toast to the avant garde, free love and mystery candy. For $25 you get complimentary cocktails all night, but you need to be dressed in your best Sixties-Style attire when you arrive at the CIFO Gallery. Go to www.supermarketcreative.ticketleap.com to purchase tickets, or for more info email email@example.com.