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Mark Your Calendars: October Events To Attend

Halloween at the Addison 

Get ready for a spooktacular evening as the Addison once again opens its doors on Oct. 31 for an over-the-top experience themed “A Horror Story.” Guests can explore a haunted walk-through and decorated rooms, live entertainment and more. 

($100/by Oct. 14, $125/after Oct. 14; theaddison.com)


Cheers to Beer

The 13th annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest is coming to the Biergarten at Jaco Pastorius Park from Oct. 6 to 8, presented by Funky Buddha Brewery. Kick off this celebration with German-style beer and food, amusement rides, traditional entertainment, a Dachshund Dash, field activities and more. ($5; oaklandparkfl.gov) 


That’s What I Like 

Award-winning, multi-platinum selling artist Bruno Mars will bring 24K Magic to South Florida during his nationwide tour on Oct. 15 at the BB&T Center with special guest Jorja Smith. (Tickets from $175; thebbtcenter.com)


Eat, Drink and be Scary

Dress to impress (or win the costume contest) and get ready to dance the night away. Mingle with local celebrities and meet NFL alumni at the 16th annual Signature Grand Ghoul benefiting 2-1-1 Broward on Oct. 30 at the Signature Grand in Davie. (Tickets from $100; 211-broward.org/signature-grand-ghoul)


Ahoy, Mateys! 

Get ready to pillage and plunder at the Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash in downtown Boynton Beach on East Ocean Avenue from Oct. 21 to 22. The lively festival will feature 12 stages of live entertainment, music, reenactments and shows. (free; bbpiratefest.com


Fit Expo 

Are you ready to get your fitness on? If so, then head to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center from Oct. 21 to 22 for the Fit Expo. Participate in group training classes like Zumba, compete in different challenges and meet with vendors for samples. ($25/day, $40/weekend;


Calling All Foodies

Enjoy tasting culinary selections created by South Florida’s most creative chefs, participate in a silent auction and more at the Ann Storck Center’s 24th annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction on Oct. 6, hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. (Tickets from $150; annstorckcenter.org/celebrity-chefs)