Last call at Tobacco Road, free culture @ YoungArts, Pitbull & Enrique after party

The light at Tobacco Road has stayed on for 95 years. Photo: Carl Juste/ staff

Long & Winding Road
Like it or not, Tobacco Road (626 South Miami Ave.), is moving out of its childhood home just before its 102nd birthday. But it’s not going quietly. Despite the relocation, there’s a strong, understandable sentimentality that many local and national musicians have for the original spot. Composer and adult alternative singer/songwriter Jim Camacho is one of those, playing a “Last Call” closing party starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.  Headliners include The Hoovers, The Eclectics, The Hongs, The Oski Foundation, Eric Vick, The Jay Blues Band, Pat DeLeon, Juke and Afrobeta. Last call for good is, as always, at 5 a.m. [Sigh.] Cover is $10. While Tobacco Road is closing their legendary location, roadies are looking to fund a new home by way of a Kickstarter campaign at

Giving the gift of culture to the city that so many people complain has none, YoungArts ( has launched Outside the Box, an event series  kicking off on Saturday, Oct. 25 on their plaza (2100 Biscayne Blvd.), featuring free — yes free, so no excuses — performances by the arty organization’s alumni including Grammy nominated musician Dave Eggar, dancers Ernest Baker, Michele de la Reza, Brittanie Brown and Allysen Hooks and jazz musicians Kate Davis and Jake Goldbas. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and there will be food and drink from local vendors including JugoFresh, Lulu’s, Illegal Bakery and more. So what’s your excuse now?

Whether or not you have tickets to Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull’s AEG Live Fall Tour Concert Sunday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd.), Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena invites the general public to party there one hour after the show — as for what time that will be, your guess is as good as ours. There you may or may not hear songs by the headliners – DJ duo Jump Smokers is spinning.
The Horror!
Back in the day, aspiring and erstwhile pop stars, boy bands and general attention seekers would perform in malls. Tiffany is one who comes to mind. But malls today are like small cities so in a way, the stigma isn’t what it used to be which may explain why DJ Steve Aoki is spinning at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Miami International Mall’s House of Horror amusement park (1455 NW 107th Ave.). While doors open at 5 p.m., the event goes until 1 a.m., which is horrifying in its own right. Who, besides mall cops, are in malls at 1 a.m.? Trippy, creepy and scary. Tickets are $35.  If you don’t feel right being in a mall till the wee hours, head over to the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre for a free 11:30 p.m. showing Saturday of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Also pretty horrific in the best possible way is the 1959 Vincent Price classic The House on Haunted Hill, showing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Vizcaya (3251 S. Miami Ave.). The movie is sort of a precursor to reality TV, as Price, an eccentric millionaire offers $10k (a lot in those days) to people who can survive a night in a haunted house. You’ll have to pay $18 if you aren’t a member of the Vizcayans, $12 if you are,  to see how it goes.