Miami's Ten Best Halloween 2014 Parties

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Oh, Halloween.

A night where blood-sucking vampires dressed in black and red pasties and fishnet stalkings fist pump alongside flesh-eating zombies, where half-naked camo girls grind up on shredded Top Gun pilots, where sexy superheroes down candy corn jello shots alongside evil villains.

Yeah, it's a pretty interesting time where it's socially acceptable for ladies to dress skanky anyone can be whoever they want for a night, no questions asked. And since we live in the Magic City, you know the freak is gonna be at an all-time high the 31st.

That's why we here at Crossfade are hooking you up with Miami's ten best Halloween bashes. No tricks, just treats.

See also: Miami's Halloween 2014 Party Guide

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Tobacco Road Closing, Becoming Bar Aboard Norwegian Cruise Ship in 2015

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Only three days till Tobacco Road closes.

But today, a news conference was held at the almost-102-year-old club to reaffirm that "Miami's oldest bar will live on."

As reported by Crossfade seven months ago, the Road's staff, led by General Manager Joel Rivera, plans to raise money and move to 69 SW Seventh St. (Donate to the relocation campaign via kickstarter.com/profile/TobaccoRoad.)

However, the real news from this afternoon's media event: Tobacco Road has brokered a deal for a bar on a new Norwegian cruise ship, the Escape, debuting in November 2015.

See also: Tobacco Road's Last Call Closing Party: "Say Goodbye With Good Booze and Good Bands"

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The Dancers of Mansion Nightclub: A Video Interview

Dangling from the ceiling in diamond-studded pasties, flirting their way through the drunken crowd with snazzy props, and dancing atop the DJ booth with neon lights wrapped around their waists... these ladies are the dancers and aerialists of Mansion Nightclub.

More than pretty faces, the women behind the flashy costumes are trained performers who've been plying their trade for most of their lives.

"I've been a dancer since I was 13 and have been dancing at clubs for about five years," says Karli Manson, 27.

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Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

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Shorter days, cooler nights, and 70-degree temperature... Yep, fall has (kinda?) begun in the Magic City! And to top it all off, on the weekend!

So take advantage of the not-as-humid Miami weather and party it up with the ten best things to do under $10, from sweet jams with Harmonik at the Little Haiti Cultural Center to wild shenanigans with Bailey Smalls at Steam to a poolside pumpkin-carving contest at the Freehand.

See also: Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

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Bardot Miami's Fifth Anniversary: "Still Fresh, Still Exciting, Still New"

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It's tough to say what the greatest show at Bardot has been over the past five years, but that time Dwayne Wade rented out the Wynwood lounge in 2012 for Gabrielle Union's 40th-birthday pajama jam was one for the books.

"Doug E. Fresh played," recalls David Sinopoli, the guy responsible for booking all of Bardot's shows. "He's like, 'Yo, I've got a friend in the crowd, and he's gonna come spit a couple bars.' It was fuckin' Will Smith. He surprised Gabrielle Union. He had a mask on, took the mask off, and we're like, 'Wait, what?'"

See also: Wynwood's Five Best Bars

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Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

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It's Hump Day!

For every other city, that's just a catchy name given to the mid-week slump. But for us here in Miami, it's the start of the unofficial weekend kick-off.

So party it up at the six best club bashes going down this week, from Diddy and Calvin Harris at Story to Apollonia at Space.

See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

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Tobacco Road's Last Call Closing Party: "Say Goodbye With Good Booze and Good Bands"

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After nearly 102 years, Tobacco Road is closing.

It's been seven months since longtime owner Patrick Gleber told Crossfade that Miami's oldest bar would soon be shuttering its doors. (The Road property was bought for $12.5 million by real estate developers in 2012.) And at the time, he said: "The landlord hasn't exactly been like, 'You're gone in one more year.'"

But now, finally, the end has come.

See also: Tobacco Road Closing, Becoming Bar Aboard Norwegian Cruise Ship in 2015

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Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

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You don't need to be banking in order to have a kick-ass weekend in the Magic City ... All you need for three days worth of cheap booze and great music is a Hamilton.

Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 in Miami this weekend, from Latin funk masters Electric Piquete at Railroad Blues to the Guinness Live It Up bash with Waggy T at the Bakehouse Art Complex to III Points action with the Juan Maclean at Gramps.

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Miami's Halloween 2014 Party Guide

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Bring out your Guy Fawkes masks and slutty pumpkin costumes ... Halloween season has arrived in the 305.

And with All Hallows' Eve going down on a Friday night this year, we're gonna be celebrating with a week's worth of wild bashes filled with naughty pirates, sexy zombies, and, um, shirtless gladiators.

Just check out Miami's 2014 Halloween party guide.

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Second Saturday Art Walk: Five Best Parties

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Brace yourself for Art Walk.

With III Points and Art Walk going down at the same exact time, Wynwood just might explode with more hipsters, art, and music than it can handle.

That's why we're here to prepare you for the arty party apocalypse of the 'Wood with the five best Second Saturday Art Walk bashes.

See also: III Points 2014's Ten Best Satellite Parties

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