Tonight, Fort Lauderdale's favorite downtown dive bar is throwing its third-annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving extravaganza. Pick up a pumpkin, some carving tools, and a light source, then head to the Poor House for a night of carving alongside downtown's hip and artistically inclined crowd.
The crafty fun starts around 9 p.m. One of the organizers
will have 20 pumpkins on hand for sale for around five bucks apiece -- but it's best to bring your own gear in case those sell out.
everyone puts down the knives and lights up their finished pieces, the
magic happens as the sidewalk and bar become filled with glowing pumpkin
faces. Last year's event reportedly drew about 50 participants, who
created both traditional jack-o'-lanterns as well as more creative and
naughty versions -- like the one adorned with penis antlers as seen in
the photo above.
Tonight, DJ Drew Wise is up on the deck, spinning sounds of '80s
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dance beats, indie rock, and electro. We were told no "Monster Mash" is
allowed, but if you drink enough of the Shipyard Pumpkin Ale on tap from
the bar, you may want to do the monster-gets-smashed dance.
The Poor House is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale at 110 SW Third Ave.