Calendar Of Events Events
Written by Miami Today on September 29, 2011
Celebrate Halloween with House of Horror, a two-acre haunted house and park attraction offering amusement rides, carnival food, interactive games and more. The concert stage features local artists and DJs. 6 p.m.-midnight. Ends. Oct. 31. Miami International Mall,1455 NW 107th Ave., east parking lot, Doral. $15 children 9 and under. $23 others. Details: (305) 593-1775 or www.simon.com or www.houseofhorrorpark.com.
British biologist and author Richard Dawkins lectures on "The Magic of Reality," also the title for his upcoming children’s book. He discusses the magic of science, the importance of inquiry and a wide range of natural phenomena. 5 p.m. University of Miami Storer Auditorium,1252 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-4757 or www6.miami.edu/phi.
Hawks Cay Resort and the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce host the second annual "Conchtoberfest," a three-day, family-friendly festival to explore and discover local artistic and culinary specialties in addition to 10 specialty beers on tap. 5-10 p.m. Sept. 30. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 1. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2. Hawks Cay Resort Marina, 61 Hawks Cay Blvd., Duck Key. Free for children 4 and under. $5 others. Details: www.keysconchtoberfest.com.
CULTURAL CENTER OPENING
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center hosts a two-day grand opening. Performances include jazz, classical, Latin, Caribbean and gospel music and dance along with theater and multimedia presentations. Featuring artists from Jean P. Jam, Lanzallamas Monofónica, The Lee Boys, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre and Spam Allstars. 6:45-8 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony and free outdoor plaza events. 8 p.m. main stage performances. Oct. 1. 2-3 p.m. free outdoor events. 3 p.m. main stage performances. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. $20-$50 Oct. 1. $10-$40 Oct. 2. Details: (786) 573-5300 or www.smdcac.org.
The inaugural "Pink Days" event celebrates the efforts of Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research and brings survivors and loved ones together for an inspiring day at Zoo Miami. Includes interactive programs such as "Tree of Wishes," for visitors to make a wish or leave a memory at the zoo. Other activities include photo opportunities, pink-themed animal enrichment, health screenings, a scavenger hunt and more. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ends Oct. 2. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. Free for children under 2. $10 for all visitors wearing pink. Details: (305) 251-0400 or www.zoomiami.org.
Miami Crawls and the University of Miami Department of Neurology present the first annual "Brickell Fall Crawl Fundraiser" to benefit the Residency Research and Education Fund. Socialize and "crawl" along Brickell’s favorite hot spots for young professionals and help raise money for a cause. 3-10 p.m. Starting location at Brickell Irish Pub, 1451 South Miami Ave., Miami. Ending location at Transit Lounge, 729 SW First Ave., Miami. $25 in advance. $30 onsite. Details: www.miamicrawls.com/#!crawl-details.