Oktoberfest Miami 2023 10/13/23, 10/14/23, 10/15/23, 10/20/23, 10/21/23, 10/22/23

Oktoberfest Miami 2023
Friday, 10/13/2023-10/22/2023, 06:00 pm-
German American Social Club of Greater Miami
11919 Southwest 56th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33175
Cost: $0 – $13

Miami’s Ultimate Oktoberfest Extravaganza:

Music, Beer, and Tradition!

Step into the vibrant atmosphere of Munich’s famed beer festival, right here in Miami. With our meticulously recreated Oktoberfest setting, you will be transported to the heart of Bavaria, complete with traditional music, lively dancing, activities for kids and families, an abundance of delectable German cuisine and a wide variety of German beers.

Experience Authentic German Live Music:

Get ready to sway to the enchanting tunes of Traditional Music at Oktoberfest Miami, featuring two sensational Austrian bands – Donau Piraten and Seitz Bubn!

Nighttime Festivities:

As the sun sets, Oktoberfest Miami transforms into a lively nighttime celebration. The air is filled with laughter, clinking glasses, and the aroma of delicious German cuisine. Join us for an unforgettable evening of live music and camaraderie under the bright lights.

A World of German Beer:

Savor a diverse selection of meticulously crafted German beers. Discover unique flavors and aromas that have gained global recognition. Raise your glass to an unforgettable celebration!

Authentic German Gastronomy:

Embark on a culinary journey to Germany with delectable dishes like bratwurst, schnitzel, pretzels, and sauerkraut. Our chefs ensure an authentic dining experience that delights your taste buds.

Themed Activities:

Immerse yourself in the Oktoberfest spirit with a range of engaging activities for all ages, from stein-holding contests to folk dances. Experience the excitement of a local magician’s captivating tricks. Families with kids can enjoy 5 lively bounce houses. As the sun sets, the heartwarming tradition of the traditional kids’ dance fosters family togetherness and creates lasting memories.

Sweet Traditions:

Indulge in Germany’s finest traditional cakes at Oktoberfest Miami. Treat yourself to a variety of classic German pastries, each rich in flavor and history, as the lively festivities continue.

We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to tell your friends!

Event Information:
Event dates:
October 13 -15, 2022
October 20 – 22, 2023

Event Times :
Fridays from 6 pm – midnight
Saturdays from 2 pm – midnight
Sundays from 2 pm – 10 pm

General Information:
Free General Admission for children under the age of 2, Active Military with ID, and First Responders
Free General Admission for Miami-Dade County employees with ID on Sundays.
For more information, check our website: oktoberfest.miami

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra make their MIAMI DEBUT 10/21/23

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra make their MIAMI DEBUT
Saturday, 10/21/2023-, 08:00 pm-
Miami Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33141
Cost: $41.20 – 329.60

The distinguished eight-time Grammy winner invites guest artists Daymé Arocena, Telmary and Aymée Nuviola to share center stage!
Live Arts Miami is proud to present the debut performance of Arturo O’Farrill and his 18-piece Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) at the Miami Beach Bandshell on October 21 at 8 p.m. Boasting an amazing lineup of guest artists including Daymé Arocena, Telmary and Aymée Nuviola; this electrifying show will bring the best of Cuban music to Miami Beach for an unforgettable evening of nostalgia, mambo and of course, Latin jazz.

Son of the legendary Cuban composer, Chico O’Farill, Arturo is the creative force leading New York’s treasured Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. A pianist, composer and passionate promoter of Latin music, Arturo O’Farrill’s music has been enjoyed around the world and earned him and his bandmates eight GRAMMYs, including his most recent win in 2023 for Best Jazz Album. Arturo O’Farrill is regarded as one of the greatest living exponents of the Latin jazz form and a torchbearer for the tradition.

The award-winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra has enamored international audiences with its outstanding performances of music by Latin jazz legends as well as new compositions from accomplished composers and arrangers in Latin music. New Yorker magazine has called them “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence.” During the last several years ALJO has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Boston Symphony Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival among others. Legendary pianist Bebo Valdes once remarked “This is the finest band I have ever performed with in my life. They make me feel as if I have returned to Cuba.”

To mark the occasion of this Miami debut, Arturo has invited three extraordinary Cuban divas to join him on the stage. The singer and bandleader Daymé Arocena, best known for her massive voice, has invited comparisons to Aretha Franklin and Celia Cruz. Telmary is a poet and rapper who is a leader and trendsetter on the cutting edge of Cuban hip-hop and urban music. Miami’s own Aymée Nuviola, known as “La Sonera Del Mundo,” is one of the founders of the “Timba” genre who was also named one of the 25 most powerful Latina women in the United States in 2021 by People en Español.

The Miami premiere of this concert will be the first time that this incredible gathering of artists happens anywhere in the world, which is both notable and fitting, considering Miami Beach’s long history with big band music and Miami’s role in Latin music. The Miami Beach Bandshell, as its name would imply, was constructed for big bands, making it the perfect location for this special concert event which both honors and continues that legacy. Audiences will get to experience iconic Cuban big band music with breathtaking arrangements of “The Manteca Suite,” “Afro Cuban Jazz Suite” as well as new compositions and arrangements that will transport audiences to some of Cuba’s greatest musical moments.

As a major advocate for educating the next generation, Arturo will also arrive early to Miami to lead workshops with students from Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts.

Par for the Paws 18 Holes to Save Over 1,000 Animals 10/21/23

Par for the Paws 18 Holes to Save Over 1,000 Animals
Saturday, 10/21/2023-, 12:00 pm-06:00 pm
Jacaranda Golf Club
9200 West Broward Blvd.,
Plantation, Florida, 33324
Cost: $75

Join Wonder Paws Rescue for our third annual Par for the Paws charity golf tournament on Oct. 21st at the Jacaranda Golf Club. Every swing supports life-saving treatments for abandoned animals. All proceeds go to the animals including covering their vet bills, rescue missions, food, medicines and more. Enjoy a day of golf with a welcome BBQ, complimentary drinks, a silent auction, awards banquet and a chance to win a $10,000 Hole in One cash prize, a $100,000 shootout for 4 players and a 7 night resort stay. In three years, our rescue has saved over 1,600 animals, and that’s something to commemorate! Join us in making a difference, one furry friend at a time. Sign up now to help save lives!

Island City Stage Presents Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally 10/12/23 – 11/5/23

Island City Stage Presents Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally
Thursday, 10/12/2023-11/05/2023, 07:00 pm-10:00 am
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
Buy Tickets
Cost: $40 – $55

Love! Valour! Compassion! – Terrence McNally’s most honored and celebrated play about eight gay friends who spend the holidays over one summer at one’s beautiful hundred-year-old house in upstate New York, kicks off Island City Stage’s 12th thrilling season. The show runs from October 12 – November 5.

At a lakeside summer vacation house in Dutchess County, two hours north of New York City, eight gay friends spend the three major holiday weekends of one summer together for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. The house belongs to Gregory, a successful Broadway choreographer now approaching middle age, who fears he is losing his creativity; and his twenty-something lover, Bobby, a legal assistant who is blind. Each of the guests at their house is connected to Gregory’s work in one way or another – Arthur and longtime partner Perry are business consultants; John Jeckyll, a sour Englishman, is a dance accompanist; die-hard musical theater fanatic Buzz Hauser is a costume designer and the most stereotypically gay man in the group. Only John’s summer lover, Ramon, and John’s twin brother James are outside the circle of friends. But Ramon is outgoing and eventually makes a place for himself in the group, and James is such a gentle soul that he is quickly welcomed.

Florida-born Terrence McNally is considered one of the most prolific and highly lauded playwrights, librettists and screenwriters in the last 50 years. His decades of works explored human relationships – frequently those of gay men. In addition to Love! Valour! Compassion!, McNally’s works include Bad Habits, The Ritz, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Masterclass, and Mothers and Sons, among many others. McNally’s librettos for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime won him Tony Awards in 1993 and 1998, respectively. Additional credits as a librettist included The Full Monty, Catch Me if You Can, and The Visit. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1996, and he also received the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. In 2018, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the highest recognition of artistic merit in the United States. In 2019, he won a Lifetime Achievement Tony award. His other accolades included an Emmy Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards, and three Hull-Warriner Awards.

The Love! Valour! Compassion!, ensemble cast features theatre veterans Chad Darnell, Robert Koutras, Bruce Linser, Saul Mendoza, Christoper Michaels, Matthew Salas, and Michael Scott Ross.

Love! Valour! Compassion! is directed by Michael Leeds and co-produced by Robert Korn and Alvaro Menendez. Set sponsor is Glenn Goldberg and Lighting Sponsor is Scott Bennett.

Island City Stage’s 12th Season will also feature Which Way to the Stage by Ana Nogueira (Jan. 18 – Feb. 11); Pulp by Patricia Kane; Music by Amy Warren & Andre Pluess with lyrics by Patricia Kane (Apr. 11 – May 5); Skintight by Joshua Harmon (May 30 – Jun. 23) and Die! Mommie Die! by Charles Busch (Aug. 29 – Sept. 22).
Tickets for Love! Valour! Compassion! start at $40. A Mimosa Sunday performance sponsored by Tedd Davis and Brad Sterl will be held on October 22 with tickets at $55. The show runs three hours with two intermissions.

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

The Horrorland Scream Park 9/22/23 – 10/31/23

The Horrorland Scream Park
Friday, 09/22/2023-10/31/2023, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Cost: $48.99

The Horrorland, a premier South Florida Halloween destination, returns to Jungle Island. The macabre showcase event is returning to the famed location at the request of its Halloween fans and this year’s trembling world of terror is designed to shock one and all! An opening ceremony will be held every night at 7 p.m. to kick off the frightening evening festivities.

Halloween chills and thrills are guaranteed to be abundant, as this year’s Horrorland experience will expand to include 8 scare zones, 10 chilling “terror-tories,” and 5 new haunts with everything being family-friendly. The names and themes of haunted houses scattered throughout Horrorland are being kept hush-hush and will be released via social media – be sure to stay tuned for the spooky surprise! This year an array of new mazes has been designed for the brave-of-heart as eerie creatures lie-in-wait to terrorize even the most courageous. Be prepared for additional twists and devious surprises guaranteed to make Halloween nights hair-raising frights.

The LOOP to Host Third Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Fest 10/20/23 – 10/22/23

The LOOP to Host Third Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Fest, Oct. 20–22
Friday, 10/20/2023-10/22/2023, 05:00 pm-03:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Cost: Free

Fort Lauderdale may not have falling leaves, but we can still celebrate the season with Pumpkins & Palm Trees! The Third Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Fest returns to The LOOP on Fort Lauderdale Beach with an expanded weekend-long celebration, Oct. 20–22. Attendees can celebrate the fall season steps from the sand under the sun and swaying palms.

The free, family-friendly event will provide a festive atmosphere with local vendors, live music, an inflatable corn maze, children’s arts & crafts CORNer, and more to celebrate Fall’s arrival, South Florida-style. Throughout the weekend, attendees can sip, shop and stroll over three dozen food, art and fashion vendors and fill their phones with memories at several Fall and Halloween-themed photo stations.

Families and their four-legged friends are encouraged to dress in costume to capture Instagramable moments at the new 7’ tall walkthrough Pumpkin House and expanded Pumpkin Patch. The LOOP has partnered with Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s to bring the fall spirit to Fort Lauderdale for a one-stop shop experience. An assortment of premium pumpkins will be available for purchase ranging in size from minis (3 for $6) to medicine balls ($16). Pumpkin decorating kits are also available to preorder online for $10 at theloopflb.com/events/fallfest2023/ and include one classic orange pumpkin, an all-white pumpkin, or a striped “cantaloupe” pumpkin, with a choice of a mermaid, shark, or marine life premium foam decorating kit. In addition to pumpkins, seasonal décor will be available for purchase, including potted mums, cornstalks, scarecrows, and Indian corn bundles.

In Pie We Crust! The LOOP has once again teamed up with Fort Lauderdale Magazine and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Broward Chapter, to find the Best Pie in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Professional and cottage industry bakers along with Broward County Public Schools’ culinary programs are invited to show off their pumpkin spice and everything nice in the Third Annual “Best Pie in Greater Fort Lauderdale” Competition on Sunday, Oct. 22. Pies will be judged by some of South Florida’s favorite foodies including Fort Lauderdale Magazine Vice President Deb Cay; Freelance Writer Jesse Scott; WPLG Local 10 Entertainment Host Alexis Frazier; NBC 6’s “South Florida Live” Host Kristin Sanchez; Thrillist Contributor Matt Meltzer; and Riverside Hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Sabrina Courtemanche. Miriam Tapia, NBC 6 and Telemundo 51’s community reporter, will emcee the event. The best sweet, savory and creative pie presentation will win gift cards and prizes.

The full Pumpkins & Palm Tree Fall Fest lineup includes:

Movies by Moonlight | Friday, Oct. 20, 5–10 p.m.

• Bring lawn chairs, blankets, family, friends and pups for The LOOP’s Halloween edition of Movies by Moonlight on the main lawn at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Come early to capture the moment and take home photos from Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Machine Van, shop the people and pets marketplace, or grab a bite at The LOOP’s food court for dinner and a movie experience under the stars. Limited chairs and blankets are available to borrow.

• Featured Film: Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo (Not Rated)

• Synopsis: Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s favorite holiday is upon us! With fake monsters and candy galore – Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But, this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by a toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanterns and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Bill Nye, The Science Guy, and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove!

• Cost: Free and open to the public. Family and pet-friendly. Costumes are encouraged.

• Time:

o 5–10 p.m.: Marketplace vendors

o 5–8 p.m.: Scooby Doo Mystery Machine photo booth

o 7:30 p.m.: Movie begins (80-minute run time)

Happy HOWL-O-Ween at The MKT at Las Olas Oceanside Park | Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

• 9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Sip, shop, and stroll local food vendors, makers and artisans. Take in breathtaking beach views and enjoy the ocean breeze while perusing an eclectic array of traditional market fare ranging from fresh produce and fruit to global flavors, made-to-order foods and handmade and homemade items to wear and decorate the home.

Unleash the Halloween spirit! Join The LOOP for a pet-friendly experience from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., for exciting activities, including an agility course, bobbing for tennis balls, pet vendors, giveaways and more designed for a spooktacular time. Guests are invited to get down with their dogs for dog-friendly yoga at 9:30 a.m.

• Additional activities include:

o Fall and Halloween-themed photo stations, including a 7’ tall walkthrough Pumpkin House

o Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins and fall décor are available for purchase

o Live Music and Entertainment, 12–3 p.m.

o Fall-themed workshops and tastings

Third Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Fest | Sunday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

• 9:30–11 a.m.: Third Annual “Best Pie in Greater Fort Lauderdale” Competition

• 10 a.m.–3 p.m.:

o Sip, Shop and Stroll more than three-dozen local food vendors, makers and artisans

o Fall and Halloween-themed photo stations, including a 7’ tall walkthrough Pumpkin House

o Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins and fall décor are available for purchase

o Children’s Arts & Crafts Corner with make-and-take crafts (while supplies last)

o 1,600 sq. ft. inflatable corn maze

o Instagramable photo stations

o Tabletop and Lawn Games

o Cooking demonstrations and Fall-themed workshops

• 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Trick or Treat Trail with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

o The Broward Center Spotlights will treat children ages 2–12 with both sweets and sweet tunes from popular theater productions. Guests are encouraged to stick around for the band break at 1:15 p.m. when this talented group of aspiring talents will take to the stage for a spooktacular performance.

• 12–3 p.m.: Live music: Joey Calderaio Band

o South Florida’s rising reggae star, Joey Calderaio, effortlessly blends rock, reggae and pop influences, amassing 1.3 million Spotify streams. Collaborations with artists like Nathan Aurora, Howi Spangler and more, further bolstered his recognition. Calderaio re-released his debut “Moving Mountains (Deluxe Edition)” in 2021, offering diverse covers and dub mixes. He dazzles on stage both solo and with his skilled band, with recent highlights at Sunfest 2022 and Reggae Rise Up FL 2021. Noteworthy partnerships include Ky-Mani Marley and Tribal Seeds. His latest album, “Chasing Constellations,” debuted in November 2022, cementing his musical journey.


Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The most convenient place to park to access the event is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage, where the PayByPhone payment option can be used, and parking can be extended from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone APP.


Free and open to the public.

Pumpkins are available to purchase on Saturday & Sunday.

Pre-ordered pumpkin decorating kits are available to reserve online at theloopflb.com/events/fallfest2023/.


For more information or to enter the Third Annual “Best Pie in Greater Fort Lauderdale” Competition, visit theloopflb.com/events/fallfest2023/.

About The LOOP

A cornerstone of activity, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is the central hub of the new $65 million four-park system at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The public greenspaces, including the Intracoastal Promenade, Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace, and DC Alexander Park, aim to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun and year-round activity in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. Through its four pillars, “FAME,” The LOOP offers a variety of special events, activities, and unique local experiences for all, including free concerts, holiday happenings, farmer’s markets, community workouts, and more. The LOOP also includes an interactive water feature/splash pad for children and adults. As part of its environmental commitment, the City of Fort Lauderdale partnered with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on dual-light fixtures that use amber lighting during sea turtle nesting season. The park’s artificial turf covering requires no watering. The LOOP is estimated to generate $32 million in tourism dollars through recreation and events in 2023.

For more information, visit theloopflb.com or contact info@theloopflb.com. Follow The LOOP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theloopflb and Instagram at www.instagram.com/theloopflb/.

Fragrance Masterclass 9/30/23, 10/1/23, 10/7/23, 10/8/23, 10/14/23, 10/15/23, 10/21/23, 10/22/23

Fragrance Masterclass
Saturday, 09/30/2023-10/22/2023, 12:00 pm-02:00 pm
Bebito's Cafe
1504 Bay Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Cost: 79

Introducing the ultimate Miami perfume-making workshop! Come unleash your creativity and make your very own signature scent!

Did you know that the average person spends over $1,000 on perfume per year? With our workshop, you can save a significant amount of money on designer fragrances and create a scent that is personalized just for you.

Led by an expert perfumer, you’ll be guided through the process of selecting the perfect ingredients to create a scent that is uniquely yours. You’ll learn about the different fragrance notes and how to combine them to create the perfect balance.

This is the perfect activity for friends, a birthday celebration, a date or to treat yourself to a fun and educational experience.

Don’t miss out on this unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make your own personalized fragrance. Book your spot now and join us for an unforgettable workshop that’ll leave you smelling amazing & feeling proud of your creation!

La Freddy De Cuba 10/21/23, 20/22/23

La Freddy De Cuba
Saturday, 10/21/2023-10/22/2023, 08:00 pm-08:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7TH AVE,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Cost: GA: $25.00 Seniors and Military: $15.00

¡Prepárate para un viaje inolvidable a la apasionante Cuba de la década de 1950 con “La Freddy de Cuba”! El Teatro De La Cruz (DLCPA) te invita a sumergirte en una experiencia teatral y musical que te hará vibrar de emoción. Los días 21 y 22 de octubre, el Teatro Sandrell Rivers será testigo de una explosión de talento, historia y pasión mientras te transportamos a una época marcada por la Revolución Cubana.

“La Freddy de Cuba” es el primer acto de una serie inmersiva que busca revivir las voces olvidadas de las icónicas cantantes cubanas. Cada acto es una ventana a la vida de estas mujeres excepcionales, con una obra teatral de una hora de duración acompañada de actuaciones en vivo que te harán sentir la esencia misma de la música cubana. Únete a nosotros en este emocionante viaje, celebra la herencia cultural de Cuba y descubre la resistencia y el arte que forjaron una era. Las entradas están volando, ¡no dejes que te lo cuenten y sé parte de esta experiencia única que dejará tu corazón latiendo al ritmo de la música cubana y la historia de estas extraordinarias artistas!

About CAP@SRT: Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater presents Cultural Arts Partnership (CAP). CAP seeks to form unique, program-driven partnerships with emerging and established cultural organizations or artists dedicated to the creation and presentation of innovative, thought-provoking, diverse, and/or new artistic work (theatre, dance, music, art, multidisciplinary) to be part of our season of the arts at the Sandrell Rivers Theater.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).


Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 10/21/23

Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, 10/21/2023-, 08:00 pm-09:30 pm
Miami Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33141
Cost: $41.20

Get ready for an electrifying evening of music that will transport you back in time and celebrate the monumental moments when jazz met the rhythms of Cuba and changed the face of modern music forever! Multi-GRAMMY Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill and his 20-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra bring that classic Cuban big band sound to the Miami Beach Bandshell for an unforgettable night revisiting acclaimed compositions including “The Manteca Suite,” and “AfroCuban Jazz Suite” as well as new arrangements by an array of today’s most distinguished Latin artists. Special guest artists to be announced soon.