October 24 to October 31

October 24
Books
Billy Collins — Aimless Love
From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet’s own words, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and end in Oz.” Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” (The New Yorker). Collins is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Aimless Love, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. He is also the editor of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds. A Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, and Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Winter Park Institute of Rollins College, he was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and Poet Laureate of New York State from 2004 to 2006. He will sign and read from his latest anthology tonight. 7:30pm. Free. Miami Dade College | Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 245 NE 4 St; Miami. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 25
Dance
Pilobolus
Pilobolus has transformed from avant-garde dance company into an international entertainment brand featured on the likes of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sesame Street, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Academy Awards. The company has explored worlds as disparate as advertising, publishing, film, and music videos. Pilobolus was nominated for a 2012 Grammy® Award for the video for OK Go’s “All Is Not Lost”. The company maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shape-shifting, shadow play and other explorations, while actively collaborating with the best and brightest minds from all conceivable professions the world over. The recipient of numerous prestigious honors, including the Berlin Critic’s Prize, the Scotsman Award, the Brandeis Award, a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in cultural programming, the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement in choreography, and a TED Fellowship for performing a TED Talk in 2005, Pilobolus has performed live in 64 countries. In 2010, the company was honored as the first collective to receive the Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who have made lasting contributions to the field. Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

October 25
Tour
Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery Night Walk
The ghost of Julia Tuttle might be encountered on this tour, as you join Dr. Paul George and lurk through Miami’s oldest cemetery. Visit the final resting places of Miami’s notables, famous and infamous. Bring a flashlight. Halloween costume optional. Park inside the cemetery. Advanced reservations and payment required. 8pm – 10pm. $35. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 25
Music
María Rivas
María Rivas, the official artist of the 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, is known as one of the most versatile voices in Latin America, skillfully combines Latin and American Jazz rhythms with lively yet sentimental music from around the world. $55. 8pm – 10pm. BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr;  Coral Gables. For info: bankunitedcenter.com

October 25
Books
The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide To Becoming A Wine Expert
Richard Betts is one of fewer than two hundred master sommeliers in the world, but he’s no wine snob and he hates wine-speak. In the first book of its kind, he helps readers scratch and sniff their way to expertise by introducing the basic components of wine—the fruits, the wood, the earth—enabling anyone to discover the difference between a Syrah and a Sangiovese and get the glass they love every time. Humorously illustrated, with 16 scents, this irresistible gift puts the fun back in wine fundamentals. Betts has been featured in the New York Times, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Outside, GQ, and Details and speaks frequently on wine throughout the country. He is the founder of two wine companies, Betts & Scholl and Scarpetta, that have won top praise from leading wine publications. The founder and president of Sombra Mezcal, he launched several new red wines in 2012. He will sign and discuss his latest book tonight. 8pm. Free. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 25
Halloween
GrossOut Science Halloween
Special Halloween activities at the museum.. Take the jelly bean taste test, touch snakes, gators and bugs and event play the GrossOut Showdown. Make sure to dress to impress for our Halloween Costume Contest. If you dare, taste edible bugs. At the Totally Gross Science Lab Dissect a diaper, get sweaty, make a crusty scab, dig for ear wax, make fake vomit, get bad breath and play with snot. Mad Scientist Chemistry and Electricity Shows The Mad Scientist will blow you away with color changing liquids, bubbling mixtures, and static electricity experiments! Human Organs show Learn how the body turns food to poo in this exciting and disgusting show! South Florida Pirates Ahoy Mateys! The South Florida Pirates arrrgh back and taking the Museum by storm. Bat Chat Learn all about echolocation and other interesting bat facts. South Florida American Chemical Society Meet real chemists and try your hand at some awesome experiments!  Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW 2nd St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: mods.org

October 25
Dance
Concert Orchestra and Thomas Armour Youth Ballet
Founded as the All-Miami Youth Symphony by Robert Strassburg in 1958, the GMYS was created to foster a love of music in young people and to enrich the cultural life of the community. 2pm. North Shore Youth Center, 350 73rd St; Miami Beach. For info: gmys.org

October 25
Music
Jazz at MOCA
Jazz at MOCA with Maria Alejandra Rodriguez tonight in the courtyard for a concert under the stars. The expressive approach of singer song-writer Maria Alejandra Rodriguez has made her a favorite with world music lovers throughout South America as well as her adopted home of South Florida. Her repertoire of original compositions is complemented with Brazilian, Boleros, and Latin standards and favorites from the American Songbook. Galleries open by donation until 10pm. 8pm. Free. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St; North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

October 25
Film
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
There’s no question, the highlight of the calendar year is O Cinema’s annual screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We’re moving it to O Cinema Miami Shores this year for what will be an awesome screening on South Florida’s largest indie movie screen. The sensational superstar of South Florida drag, Tp Lords will be our mistress of ceremonies for what promises to be a fantastically fun celebration of this freak show film classic. What better way to create set an ambiance than with legendary musical pioneer Ruben Pagan Rituals! Dress as one of the RHPS character, kinky, scary or come as you are and participate in our Freak Show Fashion contest! Bring your own props or get artist Orestes De La Paz’s Virgin Kit Prop bags (while they last)! The story goes: A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff, who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter, a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet. With assistants Columbia and Magenta looking on, Frank unveils his latest creation — a figure wrapped in gauze and submerged in a tank full of liquid. 8pm. O Cinema Miami Shores, 9806 NE 2nd Ave; Miami Shores. For info: 786-565-FILM

October 25
Halloween
Friendly Creatures of the Night
Head to Fairchild Garden for a night of discovery! Stroll through the Garden looking for night creatures, listening for calls and learning about their nocturnal habits. Then head to the Science Village Classroom for Nocturnal animals on display presented by Biologists, Donna Molfetto and Matthew Anderson from the Miami Science Museum. Then take a Twilight Walk with Flashlights  lead by José Hidalgo, Kushlan Bird Program. Bring your flashlights! Kids are encouraged to wear your favorite night creature costume (Bugs, owls, bats, etc.). $25. 5pm – 8pm. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 11935 Old Cutler Rd; Miami. Fairchild.org

October 25
Dance
Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet’s season opener features the company premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s breakthrough contemporary work, Polyphonia, along with two entrancing Balanchine ballets – Serenade, his first masterpiece created in America, and Ballo della Regina, hailed by The New York Times as a “bounding test of technique and endurance.” Ballo della Regina (Balanchine/Verdi), Polyphonia (Wheeldon/Ligeti) and Serenade (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky). $20. – $175. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave;  Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

October 25
Music
Beethoven and Schumann
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, Emanuel Ax, piano. Acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax performs one of the most beloved concertos for piano during this shorter, no-intermission concert. Full of musical contrasts and deep emotion, Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto is the perfect showcase for Ax’s astonishing artistry. 7:30pm. Free. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

October 26
Music
Artistry of Youth – Peeking Into the Future Artists of Our Community
Witness the artistry of the Miami Children’s Chorus as they present MCC alumni Kyle Bielfield, Tenor and Sarah Nicole Batts, Soprano in concert with the MCC ensemble Avanzato. Hear Mr. Bielfield sing songs from his newly released CD. Avanzato will be singing some of the most beautiful music written for treble voices. Come be amazed by the artistry of MCC’s youth. Free. 7pm. Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Ave; Miami Beach. For info: miamichildrenschorus.org

October 26
Music
Draco Rosa
Born in Long Island, NY, Draco Cornelius Rosa was raised surrounded by an eclectic mélange of musical tastes: from his mother’s affinity to the rock of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Who and the funk-ridden R&B of the seventies, to his father’s propensity toward salsa—not just any salsa, but, as Rosa puts it, “the dark, aggressive kind.” At a young age, his family moved him to Puerto Rico, where he became a member of the increasingly popular band Menudo. He decided to leave the group in 1987. Residing in Baha Beach, Rio de Janeiro, he spent time with local artists, adding to his musical education. Two Portuguese-language solo albums later, he moved to New York, where he formed a group by the name of “Maggie’s Dream.” The group’s energy and stridency earned it a spot on tours with Fishbone, the Black Crowes, and Faith No More. Fast forward a few years and many albums later to 2009 when Draco went back to his roots with the release of “Amor Vincit Omnia” (Love Conquers All). A collection of songs with a heavy influence of Puerto Rican folk music. Songs like “Esto es Vida”, “Amores de mi Calle” and “Espejismo” have the old-school feel of mountain music of yesteryear. The critically acclaimed album received a 2010 Grammy nomination for “Best Latin Rock Alternative Album”. A successful tour followed culminating in the Rock in Rio Festival in Madrid, where Draco shared the main stage with Jane’s Addiction and Rage Against the Machine. He is on tour in Miami for his Vida Tour. 8pm. $43.50 – $93.50. Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7300

October 26
Green
Edible Garden Festival
A weekend full of delicious food, cooking demonstrations from South Florida’s most loved chefs, gardening demonstrations, edible garden workshops, lectures and tours, hands-on educational activities and more.  And don’t miss the fall inspired activities! Including, our annual Scarecrow Competition and Pumpkin Patch and the Fall Beer Garden!  9:30am – 4:30pm. $25. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 11935 Old Cutler Rd; Miami. Fairchild.org

October 26
Theatre
Paris, On T’aime
In Paris, a French Show with French dancers and comedians and with French music – Aznavour, Brel, Edith Piaf, French Cancan. Come in the heart of Paris, visit each place, each monument: Montmartre, Concorde Invalides, Versailles, Notre-Dame, Le Sacre-Coeur, Pigalle and Moulin Rouge, Champs Elysees, Place Vendome, Le Louvre, Le Fouquet s, LArc de Tripmphe and La Tour Eiffel History, Dream, Art, Fashion, Love, Romance, Gastronomy. Paris Live in America: you will love it!  8pm. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. For info:

October 26
Social
Smash & Grab Fundraiser
Each year this event brings contemporary artists and collectors together to support Locust Projects. The Smash & Grab Fundraiser is one of Locust Projects’ largest sources of revenue for the year. The proceeds provide essential funding for exhibitions and programming. Auction starts promptly at 7:30pm. There is no other fundraiser quite like this one. The event revolves around a raffle , for which over one hundred local, national and international artists have donated artwork — enough so that each raffle ticket is guaranteed to win an artwork. Tickets are drawn at random during the party, with the winner getting their choice of artwork (i.e, first called gets first pick, and so on). The result is a fun way to place artwork into collections, connect with Miami’s art community, and support Locust Projects. Don’t miss One Night Stand: Smash & Grab Afterparty at SEVEN Lounge, 28 NE 40th St; Miami,6:30pm – 9:30pm. $50 – $450. Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Ave; Miami. For info: 305-576-8570 or locustprojects.org.

October 26
Music
Arturo Sandoval: Jazz, Tango, Bebop and More
Latin Jazz icon Arturo Sandoval brings his unabashed virtuosic trumpet talents to perform selections from his Grammy Award winning albums. $25 – $45. 8pm – 10pm. Gusman Concert Hall, 174 E. Flagler St; Miami. For info: gusmancenter.org

October 26
Class
Pilobolus Modern Dance Master Class

?This ninety minute master class taught by members of Pilobolus Dance will incorporate the company’s signature work themes: dance, gymnastics, and performance art. Throughout the class participants will focus on learning and exploring the Pilobolus method of collective creativity, how individuals make things, solve problems and meet challenges in groups. Dancers will be challenged to think outside the box and explore dynamic movement. Ages 16 and up – Intermediate level and above. Come dressed to move with bare feet. 11am. Free. Peacock Foundation Studio, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info:  786.468.2270 or arshtcenter.org.

October 26
Halloween
Annual Children’s Halloween Party
Every year the Miami Beach Garden throws a children’s Halloween party. This year, kids can earn a treat at our balloon pop station, carve a pumpkin, touch some brains and eyeballs, and earn a trophy in our costume contest. If you’re dying of hunger, we’ll show you how to make your own delicious and healthy Halloween-themed snacks, or you can taste what’s been brewing in the witches’ cauldron. Costume contest is at 1 p.m. Awards include best costume, funniest, and scariest. Miami Beach Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org.

October 26
Halloween
Ghosts in the Garden
Welcome ghosts and ghouls, to our first annual Halloween Ball. This fright night is the place to party Halloween weekend in Miami Beach, where the corpses become animated to the live tunes of DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars. This group currently has a residency at Hoy Como Ayer in Little Havana and is known for their unique blend of improvised electronic jamming and funky dub, latin and hip-hop. MC Octavio “The Crypt Keeper” Campos will be presiding over the festivities. Don’t forget to dress for success; success in our costume contest! And watch out for the face-eating zombies on our Breaking Bath Salts haunted trail! VIP entrance includes finger food (thumbs not included), pick-your-poison cocktails, goodie bag, and an indoor RIP lounge. Food and drinks available for sale. 8pm – 1am. $20 – $85. Miami Beach Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mbgarden.org.

October 26
Social
Choreographers’ Ball
Pablo Malco Foundation will be holding the 12th Annual Choreographers’ Ball tonight in Aventura. The Choreographers’ Ball is a dance showcase filled with riveting entertainment. The showcase features some of South Florida’s hottest dancers and choreographers. This show takes great pride in displaying various forms of street dance, contemporary ballet and more. Choreographers’ Ball is an educational and entertaining event for all ages and walks of life. Come experience a family fun filled dance and musical event. The Ball showcases local dance studios, performing art schools and choreographers from the community. From hard hitting hip-hop to the creative beautiful and suspenseful story telling of contemporary and modern dance, this show will have you engaged for the full program. With special guest performances from some of South Florida’s most accomplished and highly respected artist and dancers, this year’s event is guaranteed to entertain the entire family more than ever. Each year we have new acts, studios and talent to come out and display their work for a warm receptive audience in a world class professional setting. 7pm. $20 – $50. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info: PabloMalcoFoundation.org

October 26
Dance
La Bayadere
Florida Classical Ballet presents a performance of La Bayadere. Set in the Royal India of the past, La Bayadère is a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance, and justice. The ballet relates the drama of a temple dancer (bayadère), Nikiya, who is loved by Solor, a noble warrior. She is also loved by the High Brahmin, but does not love him in return, as she does love Solor. 8pm. $46.50 – $66.50. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St; Fort Lauderdale. For info: parkerplayhouse.com

October 26
Music
Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax’s mastery manifests itself in performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, as the orchestra gives its first concert of the season at the Arsht Center. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Brahms’ celebratory Academic Festival Overture and Schumann’s triumphant Second Symphony. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info:  786.468.2270 or arshtcenter.org.

October 26
Festival
Miami Nice Jazz Fest
An intimate evening with the sounds of Edith Piaf and the sights of Paris.  Remembering the 50th anniversary of the legendary song bird, “Little Sparrow”, of France’s passing, singer Jil Aigrot performs the music of Edith Piaf’s earliest days singing in the streets of the Montmartre and the later music hall period of her career in the famous Olympia Music Hall in Paris.  Stunning visuals of post war Paris and the rare historic footage of the Montmartre transport the audience to a Paris of the days when Piaf was at the height of her career. Jil Aigrot was discovered by Ginou Richer, Edith Piaf’s close friend and personal secretary. Shortly after their meeting, Jil Aigrot was chosen to be the singing voice of the great Edith Piaf in Olivier Dahan’s award-winning film, “La Vie en Rose” (La MÔME). Her performance and interpretations of the work of Edith Piaf as the singing voice in the acclaimed movie and on the concert stage have resulted in worldwide acclaim. 8pm. Gusman Concert Hall, 174 E. Flagler St; Miami. For info:miaminicejazzfestival.com

October 26
Books
History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
Everyone loves a good mystery.  And the only thing people love more than a good mystery?  A real mystery. History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time by Brad Meltzer, which is based on his popular History Channel show, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, explores ten of history’s greatest conspiracies. In each chapter of History Decoded, a famous historical mystery is explored in depth, like: Long unanswered questions of the Kennedy assassination, 50 years later; Was Lincoln’s assassin apprehended? Or did he live on for another 40 years? Is there actually any gold in Fort Knox? The truth behind Roswell and Area 51 – what our government is hiding; Whether or not Leonardo da Vinci predicted an apocalypse. Fans and readers will find out whether the mystery is true, a hoax, or not quite provable. Each chapter is richly illustrated in color and includes an envelope containing removable fax docs like John Wilkes Booth’s alleged unsigned will and reward poster which are key to unraveling the mystery in question. Meltzer is the author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and six other bestselling thrillers. He will sign and discuss his new book tonight. 7pm. Free. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 26
Tour
Mysteries of Miami River Neighborhoods
Discover the history of the majestic Miami River with guide Griselda Chavarria on this bike tour. See the endangered masonic temple building and an unknown park. Enjoy a beautiful ride as you glide through this leafy area. Advanced reservations and payment required. 9am – 11am. $30. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 26
Theatre
The ElectriCity Circus
Take a journey through the tunes, times and mind of a modern troubadour. This two act staged production will re-imagine the circus: replacing clowns with choreographers, ventriloquists with videographers, lions, tigers and bears with violins, guitars, and snares! Watch the acrobatics of live art painted on canvas, the daredevil twists of cunning linguists, six part harmonics from the singer/songwriter choir and a juggling juggernaut ringleader at the piano!All of this takes place under one imaginative and electrically charged big top, where comedy and drama will connect, and a cast of 15 artists will collaborate and interpret the existing work of Brendan O’Hara culminating in the premiere performance of his new album, Sweet Surrender about love, lust, loss and life. The ElectriCity Circus illuminates a singular source of creative energy through a cast of conductive collaborating artists. These “conduits” bring their unique voice and vision to an existing generator of work channeling the current of one artist. The output of ElectriCity’s endeavor is Amplified Art & an Energized community. $35 & $50. 8:15pm. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave;  Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

October 27
Music
Pastor John P. Kee
Pastor John P. Kee is coming to Miami! For more than 20 years, the “Prince of Gospel,” he has not only served, but delighted the masses with his inspirational music, a unique melding of traditional and contemporary gospel.  Top hits such as “Life & Favor,” “Jesus Is Real” and “I Do Worship” have helped earn him two Billboard Music Awards, a Soul Train Award, and an induction into the International Gospel Hall of Fame. Joined by Miami Mass Choir, this is sure to be an unforgettable afternoon of praise. His music has been featured in film and on television in commercial advertisements and even on Saturday Night Live. His Music catalogue is said to be one of the largest in the world today by an individual Publisher/Writer. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info:  786.468.2270 or arshtcenter.org.

October 27
Tour
Miami Lakes Walk
Learn the history of the Graham Company on a stroll through this beautiful tree-lined master planned 1960′s neighborhood with guide Sylvia Gurinsky. The town, formerly dairy cow grazing land, is an early model of the New Urbanism. Advanced reservations and payment required. $30. 10am – 12pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-375-1621 or historymiami.org.

October 27
Film
Divine Food
See Divine Food tonight in an exclusive screening with the Miami Jewish Film Festival. To complement Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish, Miami Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Museum. JMOF-FIU co-present the acclaimed film Divine Food. Making classic delicacies that please taste buds and divine providence has been the business of the Oscherwitz family for more than a century. A mouthwatering look at the kosher meats for which the family is famous, Divine Food: 100 Years in the Kosher Delicatessen Trade shares the story of Issac Oscherwitz’s rise from immigrant butcher to patriarch of a kosher food mega-corporation that still feeds Jews across America. A reception will follow the screening. $10. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jmof.fiu.edu

October 27
Music
Spooky Symphony
A Spooky Symphony, featuring beautiful scary music by The Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra. This Halloween family concert will feature excerpts from Night on Bald Mountain, Star Wars, the Phantom of the Opera, and a variety of classical selections. Additional concert highlights include a multimedia presentation. Kids are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costumes to enhance the supernatural experience. 4pm. Free. Gusman Concert Hall, 174 E. Flagler St; Miami. For info: gusmancenter.org

October 27
Sport
Hell In A Cell
For the first time ever, WWE Hell in a Cell comes to Miami tonight. They call it the devil’s playground, where steel and flesh melt together and men hunger to inflict pain. The only way out of the cell is to be your opponent’s worst nightmare. Wrestlers scheduled to appear include The Best in the World CM Punk, The Viper Randy Orton, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio, Daniel Bryan, and many more! 8pm. $93 – $35. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: livenation.com

October 27
Music
Alice Cooper
Every great production deserves a sequel – even if comes 35-plus years after the original. In 1975, Alice Cooper joined forces with longtime collaborator and producer Bob Ezrin to record his first solo album Welcome to My Nightmare, a theatrical concept album about the nightmares of a young boy named Steven. Now, he’s followed Steven into adulthood and presents Welcome 2 My Nightmare, a new but familiar concept album about the fear, anxiety and disgust that haunt Alice Cooper’s dreams in an era of Facebook, Lady Gaga, Sketchers and Angry Birds. Cooper plays South Florida for An Evening with Alice Cooper tonight. 7pm. $49 – $69. Hardrock, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. For info: hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

October 27
Halloween
Autumn Trails: Pinewood Cemetery
Want to get into the Halloween spirit? Join us for a ride to the oldest cemetery south of the Miami River, and the final resting place of many of Dade County’s pioneer settlers. Pinewood Cemetery is a historic site and beautiful site and beautiful park within the City of Coral Gables. Kids of all ages will enjoy this tour but must be able to ride a bicycle for 7 miles. We will keep a slow pace and include some time for a picnic at the cemetery, so bring a lunch! Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305.444.3206), conveniently located across the street from the Museum. 11am. $10. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables. For info: 305-603-8067

October 27
Kids
Monstrous Faces
Wear your most Monstrous Face to IDEA@thebass Family Day, Monstrous Faces today at the Bass Museum. Remember to dress up in your best Halloween costume for the annual Family Day costume contest.  Strut the runway, get your face painted and win creepy prizes! Special reading of “Judnique and Daiysis Defeat Seth”, an exciting adventure set in Ancient Egypt, illustrated and written by  W.J. Bryan Elementary 2nd grade classes. Frozen yogurt provided by Pinkberry. 2pm – 4pm. Free. Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

October 28
Music
Musicians’ Forum
Programmed and curated by the Fellows, Musicians’ Forums come alive through spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships. Come hear the Fellows perform their favorite and personally selected works of music. 7pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

October 28
Poetry
Tigertail: A South Florida Poetry Annual — Sunstruck Matches
Book Launch, Reading and  Celebration. Ten years of poetry annuals will be celebrated, honoring the editors of all 10 books. Sunstruck Matches, edited by Jen Karetnick, explores the theme of “pairings.” Thirty-two poets and writers with connections to Florida – some acting together as collaborators on single pieces, a few writing in response to each other, and others working solo – contribute poetry, flash fiction and flash creative nonfiction. Each piece explores the idea of what it means to be paired, and the result is a unique and eclectic compilation that is a feast for the senses. Writers included in this volume are: Elisa Albo, Jill M. Allen, Kevin Allen, John Balaban, Kacee Belcher, C.M. Clark, J.J. Colagrande, Neil De La Flor, Andrea Dulanto, Nicholas Garnett, Zan Gay, Corey Ginsberg, Terry Godbey, Lola Haskins, Michael Hettich, Paula Kolek, John Kramel, Mia Leonin, Christopher Louvet, Jesse Millner, Caridad Moro, Lauren Doyle Owens, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Catherine Prescott, Katherine Riegel, Juan C. Sanchez, Peter Schmitt, Maureen Seaton, Brenda Serotte, Ira Sukrungruang, Carol Todaro and Michael Trammell. 8pm. Free. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 29
Music
Inside the Music
Presented by the Fellows, Inside the Music is an intimate and interactive view into the world of classical music and symphonic musicians. These hour-long discussions explore an array of topics. Audience members are encouraged to participate by asking questions and taking part in post-presentation discussions. 7pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

October 29
Music
Selena Gomez
The darling of Dsiney and Justin Bieber’s main squeeze hits town tonight to promote her new solo album, Stars Dance. $26 – $66. 7:30pm. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy; Sunrise. For info: livenation.com

October 30
Dance
New World School of the Arts Repertory Dance Ensemble
A performance by The New World School of the Arts Dance Division, one of the country’s leading conservatories of dance, nationally recognized for the exceptionally high technical and artistic level of its dance students, its distinguished professional faculty, and the success of its alumni, who have joined the professional field of dance at the highest levels throughout the U.S. and abroad. This performance features NWSA High School and College dancers performing works in both ballet and contemporary styles including the beautiful and lyrical work, “Adorations”, choreographed by modern dance icon Martha Graham; the first movement of Jose Limon’s soaring work, “Waldstein Sonata”, set to the Beethoven piano sonata of the same name; and Lara Murphy’s evocative contemporary ballet “Cortical Voyage”, among others. 10am. $10. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St; Aventura. For info:

October 30
Film
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Free outdoor movies every Wednesday night are in full swing with The SoundScape Cinema Series at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. This week’s flick is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Directed by David Yates. With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon. Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord. Bring a blanket or beach chair and picnic. No glass please. 8pm. Free. Exostage at Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 St; Miami beach. For info: mbculture.com

October 30
Festival
Food Truck & Music Fest
Miami Beach’s North Shore Park Bandshell & Ocean Terrace will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the typical, characteristic Latin flavor of the North Beach area welcoming the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest. 5pm. North Shore Park Band Shell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbculture.com

October 30
Social
Les Beilinson: the Mind of an Architect at Work
A celebration of the work of the late Les Beilinson, Miami Beach preservationist, architect and civic leader.  A panel of his students, colleagues and peers will honor his vision and legacy. 7pm. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr; Miami Beach. For info: mdpl.org

October 31
Lecture
To Capture the Fire: The Life and Works of Elie Wiesel
In over fifty books, Elie Wiesel has endeavored to counter the enveloping fire of the Holocaust with the visionary fire of the Jewish tradition. This lecture, by Dr. Alan Rosen, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, will explore his teaching on becoming a “soul on fire.”  Alan Rosen is coeditor of Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives and author of Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism, and the Problem of English and The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews with David Boder. $10. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: jmof.fiu.edu  or 786-972-3175.

October 31
Halloween
Blood Feast
The plot of Blood Feast, and there is a plot between the real “points of interest”, is actually quite clever, suspenseful, scary, and fun. “Fun” is the key word however, because it was never meant to take itself very seriously. (In a nutshell: A killer is on the loose in Miami. His day job is catering….specializing in exotic Egyptian feasts. An inept detective attempts to figure out his motives as his victims disappear.) But plot is secondary to why this film is so famous and why it caused mass hysteria, fainting in the back seats of cars, and several fatal heart attacks (just kidding). WARNING: “This film is so shocking that you may…” (or however that brilliant marketing scheme went). In any case, it is fifty years later and a lot has happened since then, so take a break from today’s horrors and come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of a Florida classic, and the man who made it happen! MB Cinema, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach.  For info: mbcinema.com

October 31
Lecture
Witches and Devils in Art
art club for adults will feature a art history lecture: Ghoulish Art History; Witches and Devils in Art. 1:30pm – 3pm. $8. Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave; Miami Beach. For info: 305.673.7530 or bassmuseum.org

October 31
Halloween
Howl-o-ween
At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween, now in its fifth year, guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy special activities with their 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 doggy tram ride too!!  Now that’s something to wag your tail about. 9:30am -  4:30pm. $25. Fairchild Garden,  10901 Old Cutler Rd; Coral Gables. For info: fairchildgarden.org

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