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Where to Celebrate Halloween in Miami

Happy Halloween everybody! For those of you celebrating the secular holiday here is a quick list of places to go in the Miami area to celebrate Halloween.

Bar none, the best party and the best sight seeing will be on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

10/28 – 10/30 Monster Splash Nighttime Bash at Miami Seaquarium
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

10/30 – 10/31 Halloween Spooktacular at Jungle Island

10/31 MetroBoo! at Miami Metrozoo
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10/31 Halloween on the Mile along Miracle Mile in Coral Gables
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

10/31 Halloween in Homestead Trunk-or-Treat at Harris Field Pavillion

10/31 MCM’s 1st Annual Fall Festival at Miami Children’s Museum

He’s coming! He’s coming!!

Senator Barack Obama is scheduled to make an appearance today (Tue. Oct 21) at Bicentennial Park in Miami. I have the day off work so I am so totally going to try to get over there. This will be my first political rally ever, so I’m not sure what to expect. But it should be interesting.

The Miami Herald reports that the Miami rally is set to cross times with the Miami Heat game at the AA Arena, so expect heavy traffic.

Do we ever not expect heavy traffic?

The rally at Bicentennial Park is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. while the Heat game starts at 7:30 p.m.

The crowd at Senator Obama’s Orlando rally was estimated at 50,000 people, the largest at a modern day Democratic campaign in Florida. The crowd expected for Bicentennial Park is 20,000 – 40,000 people.

Good times.

Bicentennial Park is on Biscayne Blvd, just seven blocks north of Bayside Marketplace.

Bicentennial Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd

Getting there:
Don’t drive. Don’t even waste your time trying. You’re better off jogging, riding your bike or taking the bus.

Most of the buses coming from South Beach will stop either near Bayside or at the Omni Station, so you are within walking distance to Bicentennial Park.

When it is time to come home and you can’t remember which bus goes back to the Beach, remember what we learned in an earlier post: MiAMi SuCKS

Early Voting Opens in Florida

Get out there and VOTE [for Obama] people!

Early voting began yesterday and will continue the next two weeks. Miami-Dade people, here are your locations and times:
(See the Miami Herald article for other counties.)


Early voting is scheduled for:
Oct. 20-24: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 25: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 26: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 27-Oct. 31: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 1: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 2: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Here are the locations:

Aventura: Aventura Government Center, 19200 W. Country Club Dr.

Coral Gables: Coral Gables Library, 3443 Segovia St.

Doral: Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections, 2700 SW 87th Ave.

Florida City: City Hall, 404 W. Palm Dr.

Hialeah: John F. Kennedy Library, 190 W. 49th St.

Kendall: Kendall Branch Library, 9101 SW 97th Ave.

Miami: Lemon City Library, 430 NE 61st St.; Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections branch office, Stephen P. Clark Government Center, 111 NW First St.; Model City Library, 2211 NW 54th St.; City Hall, 3500 Pan American Dr.

Miami Beach: City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Dr.; North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Ave.

Miami Gardens: North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St.

Miami Lakes: Miami Lakes Public Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Rd.

North Miami: North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132nd St.

Palmetto Bay: Coral Reef Library, 9211 Coral Reef Dr.

South Miami-Dade: South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211th St.

West Kendall: West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Blvd.

West Miami: City Hall, 901 SW 62nd Ave.

West Miami-Dade: West Dade Regional Library, 9445 SW 24th St.

The Herald reported long lines for the first day of voting, so go prepared: proper I.D., bottle of water, iPod, umbrella, list of who you are voting for in each category so that it doesn’t take you an hour to fill out the ballot.

Annual Miami Salsa Congress

The ultimate dance vacation.

Forecasters expect temperatures to soar in South Florida when the Annual Miami Salsa Congress kicks off in Miami Beach on Wed July 30th. Prepare yourself for 5 days of more than 80 live showcases, workshops, dance instruction, cardio classes, pool parties, cocktail parties and some of the finest latino men to hit South Florida since, well last conference.

A few tickets are still available from the Miami Salsa Congress website. Prices range from $75 – $255.

The Miami Beach Resort and Spa will have daily workshops, evening parties and a vendor alley.

Miami Beach Resort and Spa
4833 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(866) 765-9090

The Fontainebleau Hotel will have daily pool parties, Morning Salsa cardio workshops and the Salsa Bootcamp.

The Salsa Bootcamp for Beginners with Edie the Salsa Freak is on Sat and Sun from noon until 4pm. Tickets are $140 for both days.

Fountainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 220-7115

Rock the Bells in Bicentennial Park

Rock the Bells concert in Bicentennial Park in Miami on Sat, Aug 2nd.

Concert featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, Method Man & Redman, Raekwon & Ghostface, De la Soul, Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Murs, Wale, The Cool Kids, Santogold, B.O.B., Jay Electronica, and Kids in the Hall.

My god, I have no idea who any of these people are, but you go right ahead and have a good time.
The show runs from noon to midnight.

Bicentennial Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 416-9330

Bus Lines from Sobe to the show: M, S, C, and K.
Take the S or the C bus into downtown and exit at NE 11th St.
Take the K-Omni or the M into downtown and exit at NE 13th St at N Bayshore Drive.

TalkNightlife forum members have an opportunity to win free tickets to the show.
Good luck!

Urban Theatre and Entertainment Awards Festival

The 2nd bi-annual Urban Theatre and Entertainment Awards kicks off Tuesday July 29th at 8pm at the Hyatt Regency in Miami with a celebrity gala hosted by Melba Moore and JoMarie Peyton. The night begins with a parade of stars followed by the awards show, which promises to end with a bang.

The Urban Theatre and Entertainment Awards celebrates the contributions of people of color and the nationwide achievements of urban theatre productions. Visit the Urban Theatre Awards website for the full schedule of workshops or to purchase tickets to the productions taking place through Saturday.

Hyatt Regency Miami – Host Hotel
400 SE Second Ave, Miami, FL 33131-2197 

Slava’s Snow Show

They say it is a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group.

Slava was the original Cirque’s clown genius. He is also the genius of this spectacle. I’m not really sure what to call it. Art in motion…comedy…musical production…snow storm… lots and lots of SNOW.

Check out the YouTube clip to get an idea of what the show feels like and then call the Adrienne Arsht center for tix. Quickly. This show sold out in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Barcelona, Madrid and London so expect tickets to sell out quickly here too.

Slava’s Snow Show

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami FL
(305) 949-6722

Tickets are $55. Show runs from July 24 – Aug 17. Show time is 8pm with Sat and Sun have a 2pm show.