Things To Do

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Tonight at the Poor House

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.

Once

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

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.

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