ARTIST AND STORYTELLER
The University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Art and Art History and Zadok Gallery present a lecture by artist Marshall Arisman, an internationally known painter, illustrator, teacher and storyteller. His work has strong emotional themes that often explore the connections between humankind and violence and the resulting spiritual impact, and may be seen in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, National Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as in many private and corporate collections. 7 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Gallery at the Wesley Foundation, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 438-3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miami.edu.
The League of Paranormal Investigators and the Deering Estate at Cutler offers a variety of "Ghost Tours and Paranormal Investigations." Hear about the sightings and experiences from the actual paranormal investigations of the Estate. "Be Your Own Investigator" invites guests to do their own paranormal investigating with their own equipment and "Spookover" takes guests on a paranormal investigation of the historic houses and main grounds. 7-9 p.m. "Be Your Own Investigator" Oct. 27. 11 p.m.-4 a.m. "Spookover" Oct. 28. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $25 for "Be Your Own Investigator." $65 for "Spookover." Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
THE LAST COUTURIER
Celebrating Yves Saint Laurent fashion house's 50th birthday, the Alliance Francaise South Florida presents a lecture on classicism and transgression by fashion historian Laurent Cotta. Lecture in English and French. 6:30 p.m. Alliance Française, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 370-3272 or email@example.com or www.afmiami.org.
MAD TEA PARTY
The Barnacle Society hosts a kick-off "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" opening reception for the "Mad Hatter Arts Festival." Guests are served tea party fare, encouraged to wear "Alice in Wonderland"-themed costumes and to bring their own unique teacup. 6-9 p.m. The Barnacle, 3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove. RSVP required. $20 for members. $30 others. Details: www.thebarnacle.org.
A PINK AFFAIR
The "Pink Jewels, Pink Tie" affair benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness Month showcases couture jewelry designs by some of Miami's well known and emerging designers. Emphasizing breast cancer awareness, the designs will feature the color pink. Guests enjoy a "Pink Tie" fashion show featuring male models who have donated their time in spreading awareness on this disease. Haitian designer Adjanie Muller tells her story of battling with breast cancer and introduces her "Breast Cancer Awareness" collection of handbags and clothing she designed through her inspiration of hope. Attire for women is pink jewelry and for men, a pink tie. 8 p.m. Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, 210 23rd St., Miami Beach. $15 online. $25 at the door. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.pinkjewels.eventbrite.com.
The Little Lighthouse Foundation hosts a "Nightmare Above Lincoln Road" Halloween, fire-themed party. The event begins with a VIP reception featuring courtesy cocktails by Grey Goose Vodka and food from Miami Beach' finest catering companies and local restaurants. Live entertainment by DJ Cato K. 8-9 p.m. VIP reception. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. event. 1111 Lincoln Road, seventh floor parking garage, Miami Beach. $100 general admission. $150 VIP tickets. $2,500 VIP table of eight. Details: (786) 368-5494 or email@example.com or www.thelittlelighthouse.org.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts a "Howl-O-Ween" holiday event for dogs and their owners. Guests and their dog can attend informative lectures, watch agility, obedience, and rally demonstrations, visit the "Gourmet Hot Dog Court," get a canine caricature and photograph or enter the costume contests to win special prizes from. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $12 for children 6-17 and free for children 5 and under and Fairchild members. $18 seniors. $25 others. Details: www.fairchildgarden.org.
FESTIVE FUN DAY
The Historic Shops in the Village at Cauley Square hosts a Halloween family fun day event surrounded by specially decorated original twenty cottages built in 1903 by pioneers of the Flagler East Coast Railroad. A Halloween costume contest is held for different age groups and include categories of winners applicable to the contestant's ages. 1 p.m. costume contest in the central area of the gardens at the west end entrance of Cauley Square's Main Street. Noon-5 p.m. events. Cauley Square, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy, Goulds. Details: (305) 592-6799 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cauleysquare.com.