It’s the last weekend of October and before the month comes to an end, there are a lot of events lined up leading all the way to Halloween! Find out what’s in store for you in South Florida this weekend:
It might sound like it’s a gathering of stuffy Manhattan socialites but the event is actually a “brash and brassy” musical revue tribute to the legendary jazz great Duke Ellington. It showcases the iconic artist’s works from his early years to his later life overseas. This Tony-awarded show features timeless hits such as Mood Indigo, It Don’t Mean a Thing, Black and Tan Fantasy, Take the ‘A’ Train, Satin Doll, and of course, Sophisticated Lady. Sophisticated Ladies starts at 8PM at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W Sample Road, Coral Springs, 33065.
This one is a treat for the kids! Enjoy the musical style of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra as they team up for a free family concert showcasing beautifully eerie orchestral melodies such as “Symphonie Fantastique”, “Totentanz,” and “Night on Bald Mountain”. To add to the festivities, kids are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costumes. The Spooky Symphony starts at 4PM at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St Miami, 33131.
The king of horror hard rock is still a powerful force in the music industry best remembered for all-time favourites such as “I’m Eighteen” and “School’s Out”. An Alice Cooper stage show is not to be missed. The show starts at 7PM at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 33314.
Halloween Tea Cruise
Calling the attention of tourists and local gay men: Wear your best Halloween costume with this year’s theme of Dead Celebrities and go to the Dock on the South Side of River Walk! The Halloween Tea Cruise will take off at 5PM. Enjoy an evening of fun drag performances and beautiful water views. Delight in the festive spirit as DJ Maximus 3000 spins as drag queens take the stage in the form of your dead celebrities. Free hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, drawings and a 50/50 raffle are also in store! Purchase your tickets online at gayteacruisesfl.eventbrite.com. Boarding will be from 4PM to 4:45PM River Walk, 540 SE 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 33301.
For more information about upcoming events in South Florida, visit the Florida Agenda website.