October 25 to November 1

October 25
Books
Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom
Meet the legendary Bunny Yeager, focus of Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom (Rizzoli, $60). The only woman pin-up photographer of her day, Bunny Yeager was also a model in her own right. After winning several beauty pageants in Miami, Yeager went to photography school, and in 1955, she hit the jackpot with her shot of Bettie Page scantily clad in a Santa hat, which sold instantly to the fledgling Playboy magazine. Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom by Petra Mason, with a forward by the “Queen of Burlesque” Dita Von Teese, gathers more than a hundred lens-fogging photographs embodying the naughty girl-next-door eroticism of pin-up culture. Yeager’s pioneering self-portraits and excerpts from her charming 1960s how-to manuals are featured alongside dozens of wholesome beauties shot in the studio and on location. 6:30pm. Free. 9700 Collins Ave; Bal Harbour. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 25
Film
ECOMB’s Environmental Film Festival
The 2nd Annual Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival, a five-day event, will once again bring the most cutting edge environmental films and documentaries to a wide audience at various signature venues in Miami Beach. Through October 28. The Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. New World Center/Exostage Soundscape, 500 17 St; Miami Beach. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave;  Miami Beach. For info: mbenvironmentalfilmfestival.org

October 26
Books
Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs and Artisans
Florida offers more to savor than merely seafood and citrus. Name an ingredient and you’re likely to find it here. To research Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs and Artisans (Univ Press of Fl, $28), authors Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson travelled thousands of miles, tasting some of the freshest ingredients along the way. They found world-famous chefs who eagerly shared their best recipes to highlight those flavors. The result is a cookbook like no other; a delicious celebration of Florida food and cooking that’ll lead you from the kitchen to the farmers’ market and home again. This event is presented in collaboration with Slow Food Miami. 8pm. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables. For info: booksandbooks.com

October 26
Social
Pink Party
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Before the Knot is throwing a Pink Party tonight on South beach. Party all night and help to raise funds for a great cause. Donations to The Breast Cancer Charities of America. DJ Tavin Reiter poolside. After party moves to FDR with DJ’s Misterone and Mauri & Maura.  9:30pm – 12am. Delano, 1685 Collins Ave; miami Beach. For info: beforetheknot.com/donate
October 26
Music
Jazz                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Michael Belier and the AS-IS Ensemble  plays  Jazz at MOCA,  South Florida’s longest running free outdoor jazz concert series. Outdoor performances on the last friday of every month in the MOCA Plaza. Galleries are open by donation. 8pm. Free. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St;  North Miami. For info: mocanomi.org

October 26
Dance
MCB Program I
Program I opens the 12-13 Season with works by leading choreographers of the 20th century. Returning to the repertory after long absences are George Balanchine’s APOLLO, from 1928 with its ravishing Stravinsky score, and Sir Frederick Ashton’s LES PATINEURS – also called THE SKATING PARTY — with all the charm and nostalgia it’s been celebrated for since it was first seen in 1937. And, in a very different mood, Paul Taylor’s tango-flavored spectacular PIAZZOLLA CALDERA closes the exciting program, with its seductive choreography and thrilling Piazzolla music. 8pm.  $25 – $175. Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For info: browardcenter.org

October 26
Art
ArtLive
Dorsch Gallery presents Orpheus and Eurydice, a cross-booth collaboration between Brookhart Jonquil, Chat Travieso and Yara Travieso at Art Live tonight. Art Live is an interactive, performance based, contemporary “art happening” and fair in which artists and exhibitors are invited to share the creative process unfolding spontaneously in every form of artistic medium and to the extent possible, engage the fairgoers in the creative process.In this cross-booth collaboration between Dorsch Gallery and YoungArts, Dorsch Gallery artist Brookhart Jonquil, along with Chat Travieso and Yara Travieso, present two elevated structures that architecturally personify Orpheus and Eurydice of Greek mythology. Also exhibiting at Art Live: Kyle Trowbridge from the Bass Museum of Art; Magnus Sigurdarson from MOCA.  Benefiting the Lotus House. Coconut Grove Convention Center, 27000 S. Bayshore Dr; Miami. For info: artlivefair.org

October 26
Dance
Youth Ballet
GMYS Concert Orchestra performs with Thomas Armour Youth Ballet. 2pm. North Shore Youth Center, 501 72 St; Miami Beach. For info: gmys.org

October 26
Halloween
Halloween Kick Off Party
Are you just dying to start the 2012 Halloween Celebration? Rally up the troops for the night of the living dead kick off spectacular. Test out your Halloween costume or get to wear that second one you bought because you just couldn’t make up your mind! Enjoy exclusive drink specials, while easing in to a weekend of ghoulish pleasures, with the most die hard Halloween partiers, greatest vibes, and spooktacular music. 5pm – 12am. $5.  Finnegan’s Way, 1344 Ocean Dr;  Miami Beach. For info: finnegansway.com

October 26
Music
Luis Fonsi
Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, more commonly known by his stage name Luis Fonsi, is a Latin Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer and composer. 8pm. Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave; For info: livenation.com.

October 26
Film
Dark Shadows
Bandshell Movie Night: Enjoy a movie under the stars. This week is Dark Shadows. Directed by Tim Burton. With Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter. An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. 7pm. Free. North Shore Park Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: For info: miamibeachparks.com

October 26
Kids
Whoop Dee Doo
LegalArt is teaming up with Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design to present Whoop Dee Doo at Art Live 2012. The Kansas City based artists collective will be presenting Monster Stereo, an interactive, multisensory installation.  Monster Stereo at Art Live 2012 performance art fair benefiting the Lotus House. a ground-breaking new innovation in horror-fidelity sound. Ten Whoop Dee Doo artists and six high school students from Urgent, Inc.’s Rites of Passage Program in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami, will work to create and perform in Monster Stereo, which promises to be a unique and spooky multi-sensory experience. $10. Coconut Grove Convention Center, 27000 S. Bayshore Dr; Miami. For info: artlivefair.org

October 27
Kids
Halloween Family Day
Children are invited to start trick-or-treating early with pumpkin-carving activities, a costume contest, spooky snacks and other scary activities. Come and explore the darker side of the Garden. Okay, maybe not dark, but definitely shady! Sometimes the garden’s horticulturist is out weeding so often he jut might just be a ghost with two cultivators for hands. Free. 11am. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; For info: mbgarden.org

October 27
Tour
Gay and Lesbian Walking
The Miami Design Preservation League has joined forces with the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this ninety-minute guided walking tour on the fourth Saturday of each month. $20. 5pm. Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive; For info: mdpl.org or 305.672.2014.

October 27
Film
Otello
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live Series, Otello Verdi. 12:55pm. Regal South Beach, 1120 Lincoln Rd; For info: metopera.org/HD

October 27
Music
Piazzolla Tango
Tomas Cotik and Tao Lin Duo: Piazzolla Tango celebrate Spanish/Hispanic Heritage Month. Piazzolla is famous for his nuevo tango, which combines traditional sounds with jazz. $20. 7pm. Arts at St Johns, 4760 Pine Tree Dr; For info: 786.309.1275 or artsatstjohns.com

October 27
Music
Classical Style
Symphonies of Haydn and vocal works of Mozart transport listeners to 18th-century Austria, where simplicity and refinement reigned. Conductor Nicholas McGegan and soprano Cyndia Sieden display the elegance of these Classical-period selections. Wallcast concert conductor is Nicholas McGegan and Soprano Cyndia Sieden. Free. 7:30pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu.

October 27
Dance
Urban Bush Women
Urban Bush Women in Are We Democracy?As we head into the 2012 election cycle, featured Artists Residency of SMDCAC, Urban Bush Women offer an innovative, non-partisan, week long residency utilizing the arts to explore issues of civic engagement, centered around the question- Are We Democracy? Urban Bush Women share their artistic vision on the issue, examining their dreams and challenges around democracy and civic participation. Their residency culminates with a community performance tonight. free. 8pm. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay. For info: smdcac.org or 786-573-5300

Monika Sosnowska, El Jardin.

October 27
Lecture
Monika Sosnowska
One of the most celebrated Eastern European artists of her generation, Monika Sosnowska. She explores the politics and poetics of the built environment in her work. Engaging and transforming the architecture of the exhibition space, often in implausible ways. She is best known for large, site-specific sculptures made of industrial materials such as steel and concrete, as well as surreal, tableau-like installations. 2pm – 3pm. Free. MAM, 101 W Flagler St; Miami. For info: miamiartmuseum.org

October 27
Music
Sing, Miami! All Together Now
Brundibar, the renowned children’s opera originally performed by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia is featured on the special presentation as part of Light/The Holocaust and Humanity Project. Under the leadership of Miami Children’s Chorus Music Director, Timothy A. Sharp, this family-friendly performance will shine light on the universal power of music and the performing arts to promote unity through singing in all segments of the community.  The program features a community sing-a-long open to all voices – regardless of experience. 1:30pm. $35. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

October 27
Social
Halloween Bar Crawl
Vamp it up at Miami’s scariest pub crawl tonight.  Barcrawl.com is gathering all the ghouls and gals, as we haunt the most scandalous South Beach bars, pubs and saloons featuring Miami’s sexiest and wicked bartenders, Insane drink specials, music and freaky entertainment. The Halloween Bar Crawl fun starts today at noon; while the sun is still up gather all your friends, fiends and fools and start crawling, as twilight descends more creatures join in; as the night creeps on you can crawl till 9pm.  Costumes are absolutely expected, no inhibitions. Bar crawls and pub crawls are about extreme fun; hop from bar-to-bar with crowds of friends, turning up the music and jumping in with the crazy Bar Crawl dancers. Get ready to crawl and race to your next bar stop.  Join the crawl. 12am – 9pm. $10. Finnegan’s Way, 1344 Ocean Dr;  Miami Beach. For info: cravetickets.com

October 27
Halloween
Back in Black
Let loose tonight, the one time of the year when no one seems to mind being a bit naughty! Back in Black, which has moved to  Bicentennial Park to a 100,000 square foot custom built arena. DJ lineup includes Dirty South, Paul Van Dyk, Funkagenda, The Crystal Method, LA Riots, and Electik Dread. Expect oversized LED screens, bars and a large VIP section. Plus performances from Zhantra Entertainment. Dress in your best S&M theme costume and let out the naughty. 2pm. $75-  $100. Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: alwaysgobig.com

October 27
Halloween
Nightmare On The Beach
The Little Lighthouse Foundation is once again throwing the 3rd annual Nightmare On The Beach Halloween bash tonight. Expect Open Bar all night, Food from Miami restaurants, Dj’s and fabulous costumes. Nightmare on the Beach benefits the Little Lighthouse Foundation. $100. 8pm – 2am. The Bath Club, 5937 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: nightmareonthebeach.com

October 27
Kids
AstroJam: A Cosmic Quest
Have you ever looked up into the night sky and wondered about rovers exploring the surface of Mars, how Galileo used a small telescope to discover four moons of Jupiter, or how astronomers create those beautiful images of galaxies? During this event to honor National Astronomy Day, find out answers to these questions and discover lots more amazing things about the universe and how it works. Conduct your own experiments, observe the night sky through the Museum’s rooftop telescopes, watch planetarium and laser shows, and listen to keynote speaker Professor Rafael Guzman, Chair of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida, who will talk about the largest optical telescope on Earth, the Gran Telescopio de Canarias. The event will also feature an exhibition of images of outer space created by students and with support from the Smithsonian’s Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos program. $10.95. Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave; Miami. For info: miamisci.org or 305-646-4200.

October 28
Music
Classical Style
Nicholas McGegan, conductor, Cyndia Sieden, soprano. Symphonies of Haydn and vocal works of Mozart transport listeners to 18th-century Austria, where simplicity and refinement reigned. Conductor Nicholas McGegan and soprano Cyndia Sieden display the elegance of these Classical-period selections. 2pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; For info: nws.edu or 305.673.3331.

October 28
Kids
Art detective
Creative afternoons  for all ages full of exciting activities for the whole family including art projects, scavenger hunts, face painting and free prizes. Todays theme is Art Detective: Discover the secrets of the Mummy.  2–4pm. Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave; Miami Beach. For info: bassmuseum.org

October 28
Music
Gospel Sundays with Fred Hammond
Fred Hammond with Upper Room Ministries of Miami Gardens and Miami Mass Choir. For more than 25 years, music listeners around the world have known Fred Hammond as a talented songwriter, bassist and vocalist. He is also known throughout the music industry as a gifted musical arranger and producer. Few gospel artists can boast of the consistency of sales, radio airplay and concert appearances that Hammond has achieved over the course of his career. He has sold over 7 million albums and is a mainstay on Billboard’s Gospel Chart top 10. 1:30pm. $35. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

October 28
Tour
Mysteries of Miami River Neighborhoods Bike Tour
Guide Griselda Chavarria will show you some little known secrets along the Miami River on this charming river neighborhood bike tour. Enjoy a beautiful ride as you glide through this leafy area. Advance reservations and payment required. $25. 9 – 11am. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org or 305-375-1621.

October 28
Halloween
Moona Luna’s Pinata Party
Come dressed in costume. Its a pre Halloween party. Moona Luna is a musical project brought to you by the Latin-Alternative group Pistolera. Inspired by the birth of her first child—during the making of the last album—lead singer and songwriter Sandra Velasquez brings audiences family-friendly songs in Spanish and English. Set to Mexican folk-rooted melodies and dancing accordion progressions, Moona Luna offers a celebration of the exuberance of youth with stomp-along fun for all ages. 1pm. $10. SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 St; Cutler Bay, For info: smdcac.org or 786-573-5300

October 28
Music
A Spooky Symphony
Featuring the most beautiful scary music you’ve ever heard by The Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra, is a Halloween family concert featuring excerpts from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Spiderman, anda 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. Conducted by Huifang Chen and presented by The Children’s Trust. 4pm. Free. The Olympia Theater at The Gusman, 174 East Flagler St; Miami. For info: 305-667-4069 or gmys.org.

October 29
Music
Soloists
Solo Spotlight Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, one chosen Fellow conceives of and designs this recital in which they are the featured performer. 7pm. New World Center, 500 17 St; For info: 305.673.3331 or nws.edu

October 29
Tour
Hungry for History: Burdines Store Tour
Take a walk back in time with guide Michael Pearlman to when Burdines was the most famous department store in Florida. Discover the secrets of the downtown Burdines, now Macy’s. Explore the history of “The Merchant Prince,” campaigns for civil rights and some hidden corners of “The Florida Store.” Advance reservations and payment required. $25. 11am – 1pm. HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler St; Miami. For info: historymiami.org or 305-375-1621.

October 29
Music
Dancing Around the Iron Curtain
South Florida Symphony’s Blue Door String Quartet: Dancing Around the Iron Curtain. Performing Piazolla: Tangoes, Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, 0pus 110 and Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Opus 59, No. 3. 7pm. $25. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, For info: southfloridasymphony.org

October 29
Film
Flesh for Frankenstein
Not at all your average horror film, or even what you might expect, director Paul Morrissey’s reworking of the classic Mary Shelley novel is a surprise at every turn. At first glance, pure camp comes to mind, with Morrissey’s Doctor Baron Frankenstein (the wonderfully over-the-top Udo Kier) being married to his sister, searching for the recreation of a perfect couple to perpetuate the virtues of ancient Greece. But soon we discover that the director has much more in store for us, with his trademark ability to get to the real personalities of his actors, and his multi-faceted take on the story in which to insert another trademark: the outrageousness and silliness of sex and violence. After the worldwide sensation of his earlier domestic comedies (Flesh, Trash, Heat, and Women in Revolt, among others), Morrissey takes his discovery Joe Dallesandro along to Europe for the ride, of course. After all, Dallesandro did have the “lustful energies” required for the role. 8:30pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

October 30
Halloween
Blood for Dracula
With the sets and cast already in place to a good extent in Italy, director Morrissey took advantage of the situation by making two films at the same time, one after another, and the result is a set that belongs together, screened one after another. This time the search is for the perfect virgin (pronounced “wirgin” by Udo Kier as a Germanic Count Dracula) because it is a virgin’s blood that is required for the vampire to stay “alive”. And Italy, being the ideal home for virgins because of the holiness of the state, is where Dracula finds a family full of them. Only problem is the pesky and sexy handyman (who else but Joe Dallesandro?) who makes that virginity a debatable notion. Mix this into the horror film conventions, along with the casual happening of Morrissey’s signature characterizations (everyone speaks in a different accent and has no problem being themselves within the framework of the story), add some elegant camerawork and refined background and history, and once again you have, not just an average horror film, but a remarkable, twisted, hilarious experience. Prepare to be amused, but so much more! (Under 17 not admitted). 8:30pm. $10. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: mbcinema.com

October 30
Musuem
Jewish immigration to America
This fun-filled exhibition brings to life the topics of immigration, American history, American Jewish history and diversity through 28 interactive modules. Visitors will experience the immigration story based on themes relating to all cultures: Why Move? Where to go? What to take? New beginning, Helping each other, and Change and influence. From Home to Home is geared towards children in grades 2 – 6 and their families. Through January 27. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave; miami Beach. For info: .jewishmuseum.com

October 30
Film
Young Frankenstein
Free movies every Wednesday night are back with the season return of the The SoundScape Cinema Series at the Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage. This week’s flick is Young Frankenstein.  Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad’s castle and repeats the experiments. Directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn. 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 31
Halloween
Night Of The Living Dead
Celebrate with Miami’s Official Halloween Bash! Creep, crawl, or slither your way down to Finnegan’s Way tonight to join only the most spectacular Halloween partiers in all of Miami. Its your last chance to give Halloween 2012 some serious recognition before it goes back into its coffin til next year. Finnegan’s Way bartenders will be serving up the tastiest drinks, with great deals, hot costumes and dancing galore. 5pm – 12am. Finnegan’s Way, 1344 Ocean Dr;  Miami Beach. For info: finnegansway.com

October 31
Kids
Fall Thing Halloween
Families are invited to attend the “Fall Thing” event, a fun-filled, festive and safe Halloween celebration tonight. Kids are encouraged to dress up in costume for the event, which will include rides, games, a rock wall, face painting, balloons, costumes and characters, costume contest, food trucks, and candy galore. Enjoy Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s pumpkin patch, voted one of the best six pumpkin patches in South Florida by CBS Miami in 2011. Proceeds from the pumpkin patch benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. 5:30–9:30pm. Free. Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Hank Kline Club, 2805 SW 32nd Ave; Miami. For info: bgcmia.org.

November 1
Theatre
Girls vs. Boys
After last season’s reinterpretation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic The House of Bernarda Alba, the Adrienne Arsht Center and the University of Miami’s Department of Theatre Arts are partnering once again to develop a fresh new musical. Girls vs. Boys is written by the same team behind The House Theatre of Chicago’s smash hit, The Sparrow. For sister and brother, Sam and Casey, entering the game of adolescence on opposite sides could be deadly. In this hard-partying world, hearts are broken with weapons, not words, and the pain of teen angst leaves visible scars. The soul-bearing score of throbbing rock, punk, metal and more illuminates the high-stakes, life-and-death game of sex that no one is prepared for. Fighting a fierce battle with parties and pills, will they find love or lose each other? 7:30pm. $35. Carnival Studio Theatre, 1300 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: arshtcenter.org

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