Halloween at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. e very day until Oct. 31. General admission is $16, $12 for Florida residents, and free for museum members and children 12-months and under. Call 305-373-5437.
Haunted House at Curtiss Mansion
Paranormal more your thing? The ghost stories surrounding Miami Shores’ Curtiss Mansion come to life this weekend with haunted mansion tours and mystery cocktail receptions.
Prepare to go back in time at this one. The year is 1925 and the hot topic is aviation.
Glenn Curtiss, who lived on the property from 1925 to 1930, was considered the father of naval aviation after he invented the seaplane . Curtiss was also the first person to receive a pilot’s license in the United States.
Legends say Curtiss murdered his family, which event coordinator Mariel Ruiz says is not true, but she doesn’t deny the mansion gives off its own eerie vibe.
“We had a ghost hunter spend the night here a few years ago, and even they left very puzzled,” Ruiz said.
Rest assured, Ruiz added. The energy is a good one, and the history of the mansion will come to the forefront of the ghostly tours.
“Its going to be eerie and a little creepy, but it’s not going to be gross and gruesome,” Ruiz said.
Haunted House at Curtiss Mansion, 500 Deer Run, Miami Springs. Mystery Cocktail Receptions (18 and older only), 8 - 11 p.m. until Oct. 27. Haunted Mansion Tours, 8 p.m. to midnight every day until Oct. 31. Call 305-469-4674.
Beam Me Up at Studio 743
Fast forward a few decades and you’ve arrived at ‘Beam Me Up,’ a space-age celebration for the party people in the room.
The folks at SuperMarket Creative are back with their 7th Annual Era-Themed Halloween Bash. Last year, the setting was London circa 1888 for a Jack the Ripper-themed party called ‘Oh Jack.” This year recreates the late 1960s and takes you to the moon and back.
Disco balls, LED lights and inflatable furniture will set the scene, along with retro-galactic and futuristic live video, mixed with a Tron-like art installation by the TM Sisters. DJs Ess & Emm, Mister Drake, Lolo, Bonnie Beats and The Kid will be spinning.
“The venue we’re putting it on at has a very ‘Jetsons’ feel,” said event organizer Michelle Leshem. “It’s very reminiscent of something spacey, so we thought it would be perfect.”
For those with astral aspirations, make a landing on the moon – sort of. A photo backdrop illustrated by Jessy Nite will serve as a background for the event’s costume contest.
“We’re going to make it very extraterrestrial,” Leshem said.
Pose next to some aliens, or maybe even a garden gnome. Anything goes.
Beam Me Up at Studio 743, 743 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. Saturday. Admission is $15 for online tickets, $20 at the door. Free Dos Equis and Herradura cocktails will be served between 9 and 10 p.m. Call 305-674-0600.