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Halloween 2018 South Florida Party Guide

Halloween 2018 South Florida Party Guide
Photo by Ian Witlen

Some bad news for Halloween this year: you're going to be hungover at work on a Thursday morning. October 31 falls on a Wednesday this year. But the good news is, as any good South Floridian knows, a mid-week holiday just means a few extra days of festivities. Get your costume ready and maybe even plan for a couple extra wild outfits, because this year's parties begin as early as Thursday, October 25.

Here's a look at the best Halloween parties going down in South Florida this year. Keep checking back: we'll update the list as more parties are announced.

October 25

Grime Time Live: With D.Asco. Thu., Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Free. Klub Kutters Bar & Lounge, 215 SW 27th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-864-4662.

October 26

Fourth-Annual LauderAle Halloween Costume Party: Fri., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Free. LauderAle, 3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-214-5334, lauderale.co.

House Party Fridays Halloween Party: Fri., Oct. 26, 9 p.m., $10. The Hideaway, 21 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-945-5545, thehideawayftl.com.

A Nightmare on Bass Street: With Jackal & Hyde, Storm & Jonny D, Supernaut, and others. Fri., Oct. 26, 10 p.m., $10-$15. Cash Only, 15 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-299-3295, cashonlybar.com.

Oakland Park Halloween Bash: Fri., Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Free. Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Highway, Pompano Beach, 954-630-4500.

Ordinary Boys: Fri., Oct. 26, 10 p.m., $7/$10. Voltaire, 526 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-408-5603, sub-culture.org/voltaire.

A Wish Spooktacular: With Joe Maz Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Free. Wish Boca, 111 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-750-5208, wishboca.com.

October 27

After Dark Halloween: With Middath, Steven Fine, Middle Class, and others Sat., Oct. 27, 10 p.m., $5. The Hideaway, 21 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-945-5545, thehideawayftl.com.

Day of the Dead: Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m., Free-$10. Pawn Shop Lounge, 219 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-833-6500, pawnshopwpb.com.

Dead Hollywood: With DJ Selecta Steve. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 p.m., Free. Camelot, 114 S. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-318-7675, sub-culture.org/camelot.

FAT Village Halloween Party: Sat., Oct. 27, 6 p.m., $15-$75. FAT Village Arts District, NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, fatvillage.com.

Halloween Funfest 2018: Sat., Oct. 27, 6 p.m., $10. JK Dance Fitness Studio, 837 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 754-779-3823, jkdancefitness.com.

Halloween Takeover '90s Theme Party: Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m., Free. America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-449-1025, myamericasbackyard.com.

Heaven & Hell: Sat., Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Free-$15. Township, 219 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-338-4070, townshipftl.com.

Hell of a Party: With the Wilkof Project, Modern Mimes, Skoros, and others. Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $5-$10. Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth, 561-547-7273, www.propagandalw.com.

Hvy Crm: Sat., Oct. 27, 10:30 p.m., Free. Dada, 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 561-330-3232, sub-culture.org/dada.

McSorley's Monster Mash: With Marcus Amaya Band, J Sexton, Johan Danno, and others. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 p.m., Free. McSorley's Beach Pub, 837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-4446, mcsorleysbeachpub.com.

click to enlarge PHOTO BY IAN WITLEN
Photo by Ian Witlen

Moonfest 2018: With Information Society, Bow Wow Wow, Stray Cats' Slim Jim Phantom, the Heavy Pets, and others Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $10 — $75. Moonfest, Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.

Night of 1,000 Chers: Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m., Free. W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-8200, wfortlauderdalehotel.com.

Saved by the '90s: Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m., $16. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-449-1025, jointherevolution.net.

Trick or Treat on Second Street: Sat., Oct. 27, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Free. Downtown Himmarshee Village, SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, downtownhimmarshee.com.

October 28

Halloween Sunset Swim: Sun., Oct. 28, 3 p.m., $25. Aqua Dayclub, 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, 561-777-3675, aquadayclub.com.

Tech or Treat: With Burn1, Edwarz, Leyva, and others Sun., Oct. 28, 4 p.m., Free-$5. McSorley's Beach Pub, 837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-4446, mcsorleysbeachpub.com.

October 31

Bone Diggers, an All-Star Tribute to Paul Simon: Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $20 — $35 General Admission $25 Day Of Show. The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-395-2929, funkybiscuit.com.

Halloween at Respectable Street: With Broot McCoy, Dan Lee, Ricky Rampage, Alan Sennett, and others. Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., Free. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-832-9999, respectablestreet.com.

Halloween Street Ritual Showcase: With Duffrey, Bricksquash, and Suds Wed., Oct. 31, 10 p.m., $10-$20. The Hideaway, 21 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-945-5545, thehideawayftl.com.

Halloween With Live at Dive: With Eunoia, Swearwolf, and the Coven. Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., Free. The Dive Bar, 3233 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-9264, thedivebarfl.com.

Lake Worth Zombie Outbreak Halloween: With the Bside Band. Wed., Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m., Free. Mathews Brewing Company, 130 S. H St., Lake Worth, 561-812-3738, mathewsbrewingcompany.com.

SunGhosts: Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., Free. Stache Drinking Den, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-449-1044, stacheftl.com.

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Celia Almeida is the arts and music editor of Miami New Times. She enjoys crafting Party City-grade pop-star cosplay in her spare time. Her pop-culture criticism has been featured in Billboard and Paper.
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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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