Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on October 29, 2009
The Miami Metrozoo celebrates Halloween with a night of thrills. The zoo’s haunted house, Dr. Wilde’s Screamatorium, will be open in addition to spooky tram rides, ghoulish carousel rides, scary movies, chilling story-telling at the amphitheatre around a fire pit, and a "thriller" dance lessons at the Aviary Plaza. 7-11 p.m. Miami MetroZoo, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. Details: (305) 251-0400 or www.miamimetrozoo.com.
The Mayfair Promenade hosts "Thriller Night in the Grove" in honor of late Michael Jackson benefiting Shake-A-Leg Miami. The evening, which includes and open bar and live music, will culminate with a live performance on the iconic dance from the "Thriller" video. 8:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. $30. Details: (305) 355-4800 or www.bestofsouthfl.net.
The St. Thomas School of Law hosts a public forum and debate with the eight candidates vying for departing US Rep. Kendrick Meek’s seat in the House of Representatives. 7 p.m. St. Thomas School of Law, 16501 NW 37th Ave., Miami Gardens. Details: (305) 623-2321 or www.stu.edu/law.
Miami International Rescue Charities hosts "MIRMIA 2009" to raise funds to aid and protect women, children and families in La Romana, Dominican Republic, who have been abused, neglected or infected by HIV. The event includes a sneak peek of the spring 2010 Collection for Chloé, the chance to be a guest judge in a design event and a cirque performance by Animate Objects. 7 p.m. Moore Building, 4040 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. $125. Details: (561) 366-5095 or www.mircharities.org.
UNE SEMAINE FRANÇAISE
The Consulate General of France in Miami hosts the second annual French Week Miami. The 10-day event will host the fifth edition of the "France Cinema Florida" film festival as well as the "Francophone Evening" at the Miami International Book Fair. Ends Nov. 15. Locations across Miami-Dade County. Details: www.consulfrance-miami.org or www.faccmiami.com/frenchweek.