This week in Miami, get a taste of Spain at the La Feria de Mercado San Miguel, which is stationed in Bayfront Park for a limited time. Then see the world through the senses of three blind performers in the theater project Fluorescent Moon. For some Halloween fun, head to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for the 30th annual Halloween Sundowner party, or go to Wynwood for HalloWyn, the neighborhood’s spooky block party.
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September 24 | Now open: Food market
La Feria de Mercado San Miguel
The pop-up version of Madrid’s world-famous Mercado San Miguel is in Miami for a limited time. Head to its temporary home of Bayfront Park and you’ll find a food court of Spanish delicacies including paellas, meat and cheese boards, and Spanish wines. The fair will be open through the holidays, so plan a few visits between now and then so you can sample each of the stations.
La Feria de Mercado San Miguel, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami | website
October 27 - November 2 | HIstory
Historic Ghost Tour at Deering Estate
This is the perfect week to step back into Miami’s spooky history at Deering Estate. The waterfront property is known for being the setting of weddings, music events, and, sometimes, ghost sightings. Learn about the estate’s previous inhabitants and paranormal sightings on a private nighttime walking tour (with the option for an spooky sleepover on the premises) led by “paranormal investigators.” There, you’ll try your hand at communicating with the other side using equipment like EMF meters, cameras, and voice recorders. Call the Cutler Visitor Services Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 242 for more information.
Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami | Prices vary | website
October 28 - 29 | Theater
The Antiheroes Project presents Fluorescent Moon, a multidisciplinary theater piece by three blind artists. The work, which explores the world as told through these blind actors, is based on personal stories of one of the performers and features subtitles in both English and Spanish so that all of Miami’s multicultural, theater-going community can enjoy it. If you don’t have a chance to attend this weekend, it continues into November.
MDC Live Arts Lab, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami | Free | website
October 29 | Halloween
Vizcaya’s 30th Annual Sundowner
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is hosting its 30th annual Halloween Sundowner, an all-inclusive party to celebrate the estate’s history at the same time as Halloween. This year’s theme is Prohibition, but the dress code isn’t prohibitive—feel free to wear a costume of any variety. There will be live music, thousands of attendees, burlesque performers, and more. Proceeds from the ticket sale go back to helping the museum’s preservation efforts.
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM | 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami | From $140 | website
October 31 | Halloween
HalloWyn (Wynwood’s Halloween Block Party)
Put on your best costume and head to Wynwood’s Mana Production Lots for a free block party that promises to scare and delight. There will be a DJ, a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show (10 p.m.), a costume contest, over 25 of Wynwood’s top food trucks, and fully stocked bars with drinks available for purchase. What more could a ghoul or gal want?
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM | Mana Production Lots, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami | Free | website
Patricia Guarch Wise is a Miami native and the blogger behind Miami Nice. Her interests include paella, paranormal activity, Proenza Schouler, and her Pekingese named Bonnaroo.