Almost as scary as the special effects from the black bun at Burger King are the movies playing this month at the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In at Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove, 2476 S. Bayshore Drive. On Friday, October 23 it’s The Shining, on Saturday, October 24 a double feature of Ghostbusters and Hocus Pocus and on Wednesday, October 28, Jaws by the Bay! Cue scary music here. Tickets are $5 to $55 and available at http://bluestarlitemiami.vbotickets.com/events. On Saturday, Pig Floyd BBQ will park its food trailer serving Texas and South Carolina-style BBQ. Gates for all flicks open at 6:45 p.m. for all 7:45 p.m. showtimes and at 9:30 p.m. for all 10:15 p.m. showtimes. For information on schedules, go to www.miamiurbandrivein.com.
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Mystery Science Theater
Keeping with the creepy cinematic theme, at 7 p.m. Friday, October 23, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host its second Science Art Cinema at the de la Cruz Collection, 23 NE 41st St. There, the program’s theme takes on Fear, focusing on how it affects the human brain. The event includes a presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Reynolds Losin of the University of Miami’s Department of Psychology, who will offer some insight onto what happens in the brain when confronted by fear. She’ll also answer some pressing questions such as “Is the only thing we have to fear really fear itself?” No joke. Experience the fear with a screening of the sci-fi cult classic Queen of Blood. Tickets are $10 and are being pre-sold at http://bit.ly/ScienceArtCinema2
Short of having a swarm of birds attacking among other things, Bâoli’s Hitchcocked Halloween party starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, is hijacking the Euro-fab’s famous My Boyfriend Is Out of Town party for a scream of a night. The $80 tickets include admission to the lounge and one (1) glass of champagne. Dinner is sold separately. There, expect “a night of exclusive dishes, eerie amusement and sinister decor.” Dress code is “to mirror fashion from the iconic stars of the 50s. Women in vintage jewels and sculpted dresses and men in tilted fedoras and black-ties will set the scene for captivating acts, interactive features, and electrifying sounds,” they say. Tickets are available at www.baolimiami.com/hitchcocked
All About That Bass
As part of the Red Bull Music Academy’s United States of Bass celebration of the music that made Miami famous, local and national bass artists will perform from 10 p.m. Saturday, October 24 at Gramps, 176 N.W. 24th Street. Headliners range from the 305’s own Southern rap badman and one-time 2 Live Crew leader, Uncle Luke – to turntable wizard Craze, radio legend DJ Laz, up-and-coming talent Snappy Jit, LA’s electro pioneer Egyptian Lover, Detroit’s ghettotech godfather DJ Assault, Chicago’s juke and footwork heroes DJ Spinn and DJ Earl from the infamous Teklife crew, Jersey club king DJ Sliink, the B’more bounce of TT The Artist, with more special guests joining them throughout the night. The show is 21 and up and attendees must RSVP at by clicking here
and are urged to arrive early. RSVP does not guarantee admission.
Spirits & Spells
Imagine Edgar Allen Poe got lost in Miami and ended up down at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave., from, say, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, and you’ve got yourself one creepy scenario–that is, until booze gets thrown in the picture. The Deering Estate Foundation’s Wine On Harvest Moon event will take guests on a fab, folkloric, highly spirited trop through various wine or spirit producing regions of the US, some with ties to the aforementioned Poe or, less ominously, to Mark Twain in the form of a southern-saloon with bourbon bar, dance floor and country music classics. Food will be paired to the various themes and regions by the likes of Oliver Rodriguez of The Biltmore Hotel, Rojelio Fernandez of Brio Tuscan Grille, Diego Solano of Bulla Gastrobar, Rod Chitikov of Devon Seafood + Steak, Phil Bryant of The Local Craft Food & Drink, Jose David Diaz from Ventanas restaurant, David Lesser of Munch Thyme, Miguel Antonio Gomez Fernández of Pisco Y Nazca, and Julia Ning of Station 5 Miami, as well as A Little Bit of Philly, Anacapri Cucina Italiana, Asian Fusion, CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, Golden Rule Seafood, and Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, among others. There will be wines for all. Lots of it. Also, live auction, live music, art and even classic literature to go with all the themes. Tickets range from $150 to $175 and will benefit The Deering Estate Foundation. To purchase, go to http://deeringestate.com/wine-on-harvest-moon/