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Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Nascar Hall of Fame

A Family-Friendly, Trick-or-Treating Spooktacular! Calling all superheroes, princesses, pirates and fairies! On Saturday, October 27, Champ the Cheetah will transform the NASCAR Hall of Fame into the Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall, a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza.

During this fang-tastic evening, trick-or-treaters can stock up on candy, decorate pumpkins, play bingo to win prizes, and meet and greet with some of their favorite characters. They'll also be treated to special screenings of "Toy Story of Terror!," which will play every 30 minutes in the High Octane Theater.

Tickets cost just $15, so treat your family and join us for a wickedly fun celebration! For more information, go to nascarhall.com


Experience the largest, most anticipated, all-inclusive beer festival in the state of Florida! Indulge with us in a selection of over 500 craft beers, free tastings, live music, and some of our annual favorite features! Beer enthusiasts from all over will converge to sample unlimited beer from across the country and around the world at Grovetoberfest. Aficionados and the “casual beer fan” will be able to enjoy sampling, a live entertainment stage, and a VIP area for an all-inclusive exclusive experience. Grab your tickets TODAY at grovetoberfest.com.

Discover Broward Parks

Make 2018 your year of discovery. Parks' countywide network of regional parks, nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas foster preservation and offer recreational and educational opportunities for all ages. Glide on the river of grass, give back to the community, learn about endangered sea turtles, take a class, train on a mountain bike trail, and go to a festival or concert. Discover Broward County Parks at http://bit.ly/BCPR_ThngsTodo.

Miami Carnival

When you hear the word “Miami Carnival” what comes to mind? Vibrant Costumes! Soca music! Fetes! Steel Pan! Fun Times! Picture one event with all these elements plus more and it isn’t even Miami Carnival yet! Miami Carnival continues to be a feather in the cultural diversity cap of South Florida. The day also includes the diverse and unique flavors of Caribbean food, drinks, and crafts. Takes place at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds.Tickets can be purchased at www.miamibrowardcarnival.com.


ased on the 1988 film of the same name, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS centers around two competing con men, living on the French Riviera. At first, the suave and experienced Lawrence Jameson takes the rookie con man, Freddy, under his wing. But soon, Freddy is successful enough that he tries to compete directly with Lawrence. The competition comes to a peak when they agree that the first con man to extract $50,000.00 from the female heiress, Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town forever. For more information, go to https://lpacfl.com/home.

Bob Woodward Live

Woodward pulls the curtain back on Washington and its leaders to captivate audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating. He blends stories that are both up to the minute and from the past (to provide historical context). Woodward speaks as he writes – crisp and concise – and helps people get behind the spin to understand what’s really going on in the halls of power in an age of 24-hour news, social media, and snarky politics. Fir more information, go to www.thecentercs.com/events/detail/an-evening-with-bob-woodward.

Spooky Empire

Spooky Empire will take place on October 26 – 28, 2018 at its new host hotel, Caribe Royale Orlando Resort

This year, the convention will once again be opening its doors earlier on Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m. to begin the festivities. The weekend will feature an array of activities including a tattoo festival, film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, seminars, among many other activities.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after October 7th and at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. Limited VIP Packages are available starting at $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Tickets for children under ten years old are free.

Rooms are available at Caribe Royale Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $135 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-238-8000. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com. Stay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information about Spooky Empire, visit spookyempire.com.

The Rock Ranch Family Fun Days

Oct. 6 – Superhero Day – featuring Black Panther, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and Wonder Woman, Hope & Will from Children's Healthcare, Cowboys, the Chick-fil-A cow, and real-life superheroes! Don't miss the live music, superhero costume contests with cash prizes, and of course the 25+ attractions like our Aflac Cancer Treatment Center "Encourage" corn maze!

Oct. 8 - Columbus Day - School is out. Head to The Rock Ranch for some good, old-fashioned fun outside. Families can enjoy the more than 25 attractions for some fresh air and family time like zip lines and train rides.

Oct. 13 – Great Outdoor Adventure – offering hands-on interactions with wildlife including alligators, snakes, a red-footed tortoise, hedgehogs, and a bald eagle; meet and greets with Curious George, edu-tainment with Ranger Nick, birds of prey shows, and archery. Oct. 20 – Up, Up, and Away – experience hot air balloon tethered rides (weather permitting, $5/child, $10/adult, cash only), the Ferrell Gas balloon glow at dark, stilt walkers, world record holder trampoline performers, para-gliders, acrobat shows, and 25+ attractions including bungee trampolines and Tiny Town.

Oct. 27 – “Not-So-Spooky” Halloween – including costume contests for people and pups (must be on a leash), trick-or-treating, World Champion Frisbee Dog shows, magic shows and balloon twisting by former Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, meet and greets and photo ops with Pete the Cat

The Off Color Comedy Tour

Comedic superstars from the Emmy Award-winning comedy series, “In Living Color” are coming to Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. “The Off Color Comedy Tour” featuring Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Tommy Davidson, and David Alan Grier. For more information, go to www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

Destination Friday

#DestinationFridays – Belize: It's carnival time! $10 admission includes music, dance, refreshments and more; purchase tickets at the door or online at Eventbrite, 6:30-9:30PM, after-hours/age-21-and-over event, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. More info at Fridays.Broward.org.

Iron Fork

Join Miami New Times on Thursday, October 4th at the James L. Knight Center & Hyatt Regency Downtown for the 11th annual Iron Fork!

Our annual blockbuster event offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy sample bites from over 50 of Miami's top restaurants, a live pot-to-pot sizzling chef showdown, access to cash bars, music, entertainment, and more!

Tickets are now available For more information, go to ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1711669.

Lewis Black Live

LEWIS BLACK, GRAMMY Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently, a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. LEWIS BLACK came into national prominence with his appearances on THE DAILY SHOW in 1996. Those appearances on THE DAILY SHOW led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 GRAMMY Award-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his second GRAMMY Award for his album Stark Raving Black and has published three bestselling books: Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010). In 2012, he performed eight sell-out shows at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway as well as did one of his two HBO Specials BLACK ON BROADWAY. In 2015, Black notably voiced the character “Anger” in the Academy Award winning film from Pixar, “Inside Out.”

Additionally, Lewis Black does a live streaming show on Audible called THE RANT IS DUE. There is behind-the-scenes moments from the Lewis Black tour bus, as well as occasional phone calls to the people behind the rants. From hate for pickles to disdain for online dating, this show channels the rage of 300 million neighbors and truly has something for everybody.

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