The Vampire Circus 10/1/21 – 10/31/21

The Vampire Circus
Friday, 10/01/2021-10/31/2021, 07:00 pm-
Biscayne Blvd. and NE 199th St., next to Aventura Mall
19907 Biscayne Blvd.,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost: $39.99

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Mortal spectators be warned! We all know vampires have extraordinary talents and can move extremely fast, but have you ever witnessed them on-stage?

The Vampire Circus returns to South Florida after a world tour and brings 90 minutes of innovative and surreal performances by vampires, including acrobatic feats, comical interactions with the audience, tantalizing music and mesmerizing illusions. Gather your garlic for a wicked and witty Halloween circus experience unlike any other! Experience the chills of fear and the thrills of joy, laughter and wonder as those who like to stay in the dark take center stage. The family-friendly cirque performance takes place October 1-31 near Aventura Mall, and is recognized as a “fusion of Tim Burton and Cirque du Soleil” by past press coverage.

Already enjoyed by more than 5 million people around the world, the Vampire Circus comes to South Florida during Halloween – the spookiest of seasons. Off-the-wall characters and death-defying acrobatic routines push the physical boundaries of human performance to a level that only a vampire can accomplish. Acts of strength, balance and electrifying special effects will leave the audience on the edge of their seats, watching in amazement as vampires rule and run the show.

Performance times are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. The family-friendly experience takes place at Aventura Mall’s circus tent, located at the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and Abigail Road across from Aventura Mall. Tickets start at $39.99 and are available now at www.TheVampireCircus.com.

Due to safety regulations, tickets must be purchased online in advance. For any questions regarding tickets, email info@thevampirecircus.com. Visit www.thevampirecircus.com/about for more information.

Eat Your Heart Out 10/7/21

Eat Your Heart Out
Thursday, 10/07/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun”raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, entertainment and a silent auction returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s highly anticipated event that benefits the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children, will honor the Moss Foundation as Child Advocate of the Year 2021.

Arlene Borenstein of the South Florida SunSentinel’s “Let’s Go South Florida,” an arts, culture and culinary lovers feature series, will host this year’s social occasion which will feature an impressive roster of dining venues that will spice-up the event in support of Heart Gallery. Restaurants providing guests with a dazzling array of epicurean bites include Andy’s Live Fire Grill + Bar, Anthony’s Runway 84, Boatyard, The Capital Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Restaurants & Winery, Culinary Republic, Dunkin’, Eddie V’s, Funky Buddha Brewery, Lips Fort Lauderdale, MOKSHA Indian Brasserie, Press & Grind Café, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Sicilian Oven, Tarpon River Brewing and Takato.

Moss Foundation will receive Heart Gallery’s Child Advocate of the Year award as dedicated to assisting other charitable organizations throughout the nation under the leadership of President Chad Moss. Created by Moss & Associates, a national privately held construction firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the foundation prides itself in giving back to communities and enhancing surrounding areas. Moss Foundation has made an impact on local not for profit organizations such as Arc Broward, Broward Public Library Foundation, HANDY, Jack & Jill Children’s Center and others.

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 8th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Event sponsors include the Advanced Roofing, Band of Brothers – Christian Foundation, XOJET, Burdette Beckmann Inc., City & Shore magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Holland & Knight, Hudson Family Foundation, KO Lawyers, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Moss Foundation, OutClique magazine, Related Group, Shady Vodka, Toothaker.org and Walter Duke + Partners.

Tickets are $150 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are available by visiting heartgalleryofbroward.org/products/eat-your-heart-out. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.

The Horrorland 10/1/21 – 10/31/21

The Horrorland
Sunday, 10/01/2021-10/31/2021, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
The corner of Country Club Road and Abigail Road, right across from Aventura Mall
Abigail Road,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost: $58.99 Per Vehicle

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

The Horrorland is back, and with it comes a frightening drive-thru experience for the whole family! The leaves begin changing color, pumpkin spice makes its debut on menus, and the sounds of terrified screams can be heard echoing from The Horrorland. Fall has arrived, and for fans of blood, guts, and chills in the night, all roads lead to The Horrorland, an in-vehicle experience that is a fun-filled, scary joy ride into the unknown.

Enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes from getting chased as you cruise through this year’s The Horrorland attraction. This spooky drive thru boasts not just one, but eight haunted houses to satisfy the needs of all horror aficionados. Located at Corner of Country Club Road and Abigail Road, right across from Aventura Mall, this year’s thrilling journey opens October 1 and runs through October 31, with performances Thursday through Sunday.

In its second consecutive year, the drive-thru haunted house experience is one of the top Halloween attractions in South Florida. The experience is complete with state-of-the art props, theatrical sets, movie-quality makeup, over-the-top special effects, specialty themes, and details created to promise for the most terrifying Halloween experience ever.

“The beauty of this immersive experience is that participants are protagonists in a horror movie that’s happening around them in real-time – and it’s all done from the safety of their cars,” said Francisco Santos, CEO and Director of Live305 Entertainment. The Cirque du Soleil veteran, with more than 20 years’ experience in the experimental entertainment business and his talented AI team have developed the one-of-a-kind concept thrill fest experience unlike any other.

This year boasts eight different haunted passages for guests to explore with spooks and haunts around every corner!

Burned Alive: Arrive to the sweet sound of chainsaws ringing in your ears. The immersive experience is based on a fictional campground massacre. Turn off your headlights and tune into a predetermined radio station before slowly creeping along a wooded path with plenty of stops for various fright-filled haunted scenes along the way.

My Bloody Sweet 16: The most bizarre murders await at this gruesome birthday celebration where an RSVP is not required.

Nightmare Asylum: Welcome to your worst nightmare! Check into the asylum and become a part of the bone-chilling madness with the demented and deranged doctors and nurses!

Once Upon a Holiday Horror: The naughty list is larger than the nice list when you come face-to-face with Krampus and his Elf. This is one holiday you don’t want to miss.

Dinner to Die For: A retro diner featuring a menu of nightmares that actually come true! This wicked, moonlit, morbid experience is the perfect date night gone wrong.

Clown Attack: Keep your eyes open as this clown experience is a neon-lit, technicolor dreamland that entices guests to slow down and take in all the beauty…before clowns emerge to say a scary hello.

Jail of No Return: Explore an abandoned prison with just a flashlight. This is where the truly horrible criminals are sent and where fears come to life in a jail that’s almost impossible to escape.

Infected Town: Wander through a top-secret underground town where zombies are on the loose and thirsting for human brains. What’s worse, the surface deems the site a lost cause and everything around you is set to self-destruct. Get out while you can!

The Twentieth Century Way Kicks Off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary Season 10/1/21 – 10/31/21

The Twentieth Century Way Kicks Off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary Season
Saturday, 10/01/2021-10/31/2021, 08:00 pm-
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $35 per show;$155 for a Season Flexpass

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Diversity. Scandal. Mystery. Truth. The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson, a historical little-known chapter in Southern California history, returns in dramatic form from October 1 – 31 to kick off Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

This gripping period drama which launched the theatre company’s award-winning run in 2012 recounts the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants.” Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California. The play stars Clay Cartland as “Warren,” who originated the role in the Island City Stage production, and newcomer Alfonso Vieites as “Brown.”

Clay Cartland is a South Florida native and most recently performed in Shrek and Groundhog Day with Slow Burn Theatre at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Some of his favorite performances include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Desperate Measures, Flashdance, 1776, Peter and the Starcatcher and First Date. Clay is also a proud member of Actors Equity and a recipient of two Carbonell and four Silver Palm Awards. Clay also works as a voice-over artist and teaches improv comedy.

Alfonso Vieites is thrilled to be making his Island City Stage debut. He was last seen at The Foundry in Party! He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Florida International University and has since continued his training with Sociedad Actoral Hispanoamericana in Doral. He’s also had the pleasure of appearing as a day player on two Telemundo shows.

Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season will also feature Armature by Andrew Kramer from January 27 – February 27, 2022; Suddenly, Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from March 17 – April 17, 2022; The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam
From June 9 – July 10, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4 – September 4, 2022.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Tickets start at $35 per show. Season subscribers can save with a $155 Flexpass for all five productions (a $25 savings off individually priced tickets plus no processing fees) and receive $5 off of additional tickets purchased. Other discounts are available for groups.

For more information and tickets, please visit islandcitystage.org, call (954) 928-9800 or email md@islandcitystage.org. Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at facebook.com/IslandCityStageFL and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.

About Island City Stage
Founded in 2012, Island City Stage produces award-wining professional theatrical experiences rich with LGBTQ+ history, stories and characters, but have a heart and soul that is truly universal. It specializes in developing new work in addition to featuring the efforts of playwrights who expose audiences to different voices and diverse experiences. These shows are brought to life on stage through the talents of professional artists whose credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, national tours, major regional theaters, film and television. Island City Stage offers and intimate setting with six rows of stadium seating to foster a feeling of inclusion and participation in each theatrical event. It is located at 2304 N. Dixie Hwy in Wilton Manors. For tickets and more information, please call (954) 928-9800 or visit islandcitystage.org.