Picnic de Libros in Person at Koubek Center 10/23/21

Picnic de Libros in Person at Koubek Center
Saturday, 10/23/2021-10/23/2021, 02:00 pm-05:00 pm
Koubek Center at Miami Dade College
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

With stories, music and poetry, Picnic de Libros returns to the Koubek Center in person! October 23rd from 2 to 5 pm
Picnic de Libros is a multidisciplinary, bilingual and free event that seeks to bring children closer to literature and the arts, through stories, poems, crafts, riddles and music. There will also be picnic baskets full of books , to read and enjoy, that children can keep.

American Heritage Schools to Host Fall Virtual Open Houses 10/23/21

American Heritage Schools to Host Fall Virtual Open Houses
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 12:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

The prestigious American Heritage Schools, voted one of the Best Private Schools in America in 2020 by Niche, is hosting fall virtual open house events that will stream live for its Broward and Palm Beach campuses. Each open house offers parents and students an opportunity to meet with American Heritage Schools’ team, including the admissions directors, teachers, program directors and principals. The Broward campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 23 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and the Palm Beach campus will host its virtual open houses on Oct. 19 at 9:00 a.m. and Oct. 23 at 10:00 a.m.

The fall virtual open house will start with a brief introduction from school administrators, then will break into smaller groups to tour the campus. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about American Heritage School’s extensive curriculum from the educators. The school’s goal is to introduce guests to the campus, the curriculum, philosophy and culture so they can learn what makes American Heritage Schools the Best College Preparatory School in Florida.

American Heritage School in Broward, Florida, is the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the school’s Palm Beach campus is No. 2 in National Merit Scholars out of all schools in Florida. Their combined students from both campuses comprise 9% of all National Merit Scholars Semifinalists throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida.

This marks the 12th consecutive year American Heritage has had the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists in Florida. One in four students in the class of 2022 scored in the top one percent of students in the nation.

If families are unable to attend one of the Fall Virtual Open House and/or would prefer a one-on-one virtual tour, please call the Admissions Office directly.

Broward Campus
Saturday, Oct. 23; 12:00 p.m. for grades Pre K3–6
Saturday, Oct. 23; 2:00 p.m. for grades for 7–12

For more information and to reserve a spot, visit https://www.ahschool.com/open-house.
Spaces will be limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

About American Heritage Schools: American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses: one in Plantation, Florida; and one in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,650 students in Pre-K3 through 12th grades; the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered in pre-med, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, and computer science that are taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, and computer scientists currently practicing in their fields. For 12 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 5 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. It is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche. Its Science Research Institute enables students to conduct research on real-world problems, and its students have earned international recognition for their findings.

For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit its website or email admissions@ahschool.com.

Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 3021 or email admissions.pl@ahschool.com

Exhale Miami Hosts Día de los Muertos Event 10/23/21

Exhale Miami Hosts Día de los Muertos Event
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Exhale Spa
1601 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139

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

Exhale Spa will be celebrating Dia De Los Muertos on Saturday, October 23rd from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., on their outdoor terrace on the third floor of Loews Miami Beach, with pop-up vendors including EmerginC and Kathleen Wright who will be doing “day of the dead” face painting. EmerginC will be selling eye pad treatments and other skincare essentials/products. Kathleen Wright, a local Miami jewelry and makeup artist, will have henna tattooing in addition to showing her custom jewelry collection.

Fall for Autumn Fest 10/23/21

Fall for Autumn Fest
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
shops at merrick park
358 San Lorenzo Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Cost: free

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

Let’s have an a-maize-ing autumn this season! Join us for an un-be-leaf-ably good time with an exciting shopping experience featuring giveaways from your favorite stores, live music, festive photo ops, and more fall fun!
Plus, stop by October 16–17 to see our artist create custom painted pumpkins for the event!

And, while you’re here, be sure find the GOLD Mall Together Sweepstakes signs and scan the QR code — enter for a chance to win over $20K worth of prizes in fashion, food, beauty, and more! Learn more: https://www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/…/mall-together…

Pumpkin painting
October 16–17

Saturday, October 23 | 1–4PM

The Courtyard

A Tropical A Tropical Trick or Treat! Pumpkins and Palm Trees Fall Festival Brings Fang-tastic Fun to The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach or Treat! Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Festival Brings Fang-tastic Fun to The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach 10/23/21

A Tropical A Tropical Trick or Treat! Pumpkins and Palm Trees Fall Festival Brings Fang-tastic Fun to The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach or Treat! Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Festival Brings Fang-tastic Fun to The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 09:00 am-04:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Cost: Free

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

Trick or treat in the tropics! Welcoming locals and visitors alike to engage in “Infinite Experiences for Everyone Under the Sun,” The LOOP will bring free, fang-tastic fun to Fort Lauderdale Beach with its Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Festival on Oct. 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Guests are invited to celebrate the harvest season on the main lawn at Las Olas Oceanside Park. The day will provide a bushel full of spooktacular fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy in celebration of fall’s arrival to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Families are encouraged to dress in costume.

The schedule of activities includes:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.:
• Sip, shop and stroll 40+ vendors in the Farmers Market
• Fall and Halloween themed photo stations
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:
• Yoga on the main lawn with Lisa Pumper – $10., Little Pun’kins 6 – 16, flow free
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.:
• Pie baking competition
11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Children’s Activities
• Craft your own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, purchase of pumpkin required
• Halloween trick or treat trail
• Children’s inflatable maze
• Spooktacular science activities with the Museum of Discovery and Science
• Balance the apple and ring the pumpkin games
12 – 4 p.m.:
• Live music with JJ & The Florida Oranges

Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District.

Editor’s Note: To view The LOOP’s full 2021 calendar, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gqjxpqgsx534flk/AACr-AVYHZYMOJAiIqzgILQ_a?dl=0.

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
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.

Par For The Paws 2021 10/23/21

Par For The Paws 2021
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 11:30 am-08:00 pm
Pembroke Lakes Golf Club
10500 Taft Street, 10500 Taft Street,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33026

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

Wonder Paws Pet Rescue is excited to host their first annual, charity golf tournament FUN-raiser, Par For The Paws 2021, where a hole-in-one could win you a brand new Tesla driving machine! Wonder Paws Pet Rescue is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs/puppies and cats/kittens in the South Florida community. Wonder Paws Pet Rescue invites you to take part in their “Par For The Paws” on Saturday, October 23rd, at the Pembroke Lakes Golf Club. Registration for golfers begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun scramble at 1 p.m., and ending the day with a celebratory banquet at 5 p.m. All of the proceeds raised will go to help Wonder Paws rescue abandoned pets and find adopters who will provide loving homes. You can help give a voice to abandoned, orphaned, abused, and forgotten animals. To support the success of Par for the Paws, you are invited to attend the event and play golf and/or attend the banquet, participate in the raffle/silent auction or donate to our raffle and/or silent auction. Any donations, gift certificates, raffle or silent auction items, underwriting or monetary contributions are greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible. They are also offering great package deals for guests to get a group together and attend! The “GREAT DANE” package ($2,000) includes 8 golfers, 8 banquet guests, 80 raffle tickets and one hole and one cart sponsor. The “BOXER” package ($1,500) includes 8 golfers, 8 banquet guests and 20 raffle tickets, and the “BULLDOG” package ($1,000) includes 4 golfers, 4 banquet guests and one hole sponsor. Don’t golf? Then the “Party Animals” package ($750) is for you with a reserved banquet table for 8 guests. You may visit the Wonder Paws Rescue website to register for the event, make a donation or for more information about the organization.

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
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
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.

The Haunted Circus Miami 9/17/21 – 10/31/21

The Haunted Circus Miami
Sunday, 09/17/2021-10/31/2021, 05:00 pm-12:00 am
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St,
Miami, Florida, 33155

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

Haunted Circus Miami is here to get everyone in the Halloween spirit with some spooky fun. This show will run from September 17th to October 31st with only a limited number of tickets available for guests to reserve for the walk-around experience each evening to ensure strict COVID protocols.

Haunted Circus Miami is a Halloween-themed, family-friendly carnival featuring ghost clowns, a mad ringmaster, and a mystery to solve. Pumpkin carvings, tarot readings, a petting zoo, a Halloween store, photoshoots, and much more will also be available to complete the spooky carnival. There will be local food trucks with beverages and snacks available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased online at HauntedCircusMiami.com. Guests who book pre-sale tickets in advance can enjoy a 35% discount off tickets for general admission, kids, seniors and military, valid for a limited time only. All tickets include quests, pumpkin carving, and free self-parking.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward 10/23/21

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward
Saturday, 10/23/2021-, 08:00 am-
Huizenga Park
32 E Las Olas Blvd,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Cost: Free

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

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® (MSABC) presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood is holding their Making Strides Walk on October 23, 2021, at Huizenga Plaza in Ft. Lauderdale. Making Strides has united communities, companies, and individuals across the country in the fight to end breast cancer for more than two decades. Michele Alter, a 21-year breast cancer survivor and Brittany Zinn, both with the Craig Zinn Automotive Group, are this year’ co-chairs. The two are determined to make this a successful fundraiser. Organizers want everyone to know that even if a person cannot attend in person, the success of this event will depend on enthusiastic individuals who commit to raise funds, in addition to generous donors who will support those participants. The in-person event will keep federal, state, and local health guidelines in mind. As the fall season approaches, event-based decisions may be made to best meet the health and safety needs of everyone involved.

In 2020, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward conducted a drive-thru with 174 teams. The event benefited from the support of more than 1,000 participants, local businesses, and organizations, representing various industries. It ranked #1 in the State of Florida with a fundraising revenue of $429,000, and 7th overall of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in the US. The money raised went to breast cancer research and programs geared towards both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society journal, a Cancer Journal for Clinicians, there will be an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed in 2021 and 608,570 cancer deaths in the United States. That number may be higher given the COVID spike. It’s believed that people with active cancer may be more susceptible to COVID-19, because of their impaired immune system. That’s why the American Cancer Society® Fort Lauderdale wants people to start fundraising between now and October. People can fuel the fight against breast cancer by downloading the American Cancer Society FUNdraising App to their phones. This will allow people to register for the October event and begin asking

To register, go to www.MakingStridesWalk.org/BrowardFL to join the walk by signing up as an individual or team. Be sure to download the app to your phone and link the dashboard to Facebook. Fun Fact: Those that connect their fundraiser to FB, raise seven times more money.

To learn more about the Making Strides of Broward Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino-Hollywood or for other information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.MakingStridesWalk.org/BrowardFL. To contact your local American Cancer Society representative, please reach out to Trudy Spence at Trudy.spence@cancer.org or 954-331-3368, Monday through Friday during standard business hours. For the latest info, be sure to follow @BrowardMSABC on Facebook, @BrowardStrides on Instagram, @AmericanCancer on Twitter, and @BreastCancer on YouTube. Hashtags: #browardstrides, #MSABCbroward, #MakingStrides, #MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer, #CancerSurvivor, #FundtheFuture.