Friday, October 30
Out of all the Halloween-related events going on in the South Florida LGBT community, the much-loved SAVE Halloween Ball is definitely near the top of the list, especially when one takes into account how many people wait for the chance to dress up and have fun at this gala, one of SAVE’s biggest fundraisers. This year, the gala turns 21 and Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Ave., Miami) will be the host venue. The theme, in tune with the choice of venue, is “Your luck runs out…” Join the party on Friday, October 30, which will begin at 9 p.m. and run until 3 a.m.
Hundreds of people are expected to dress up in their fanciest and/or spookiest Halloween attire when they go to the Magic City Casino for this year’s Halloween Ball. The cocktails will be flowing all night long, thanks to the generous support of sponsors Bacardi and Grey Goose. During the party, people will be treated to a number of craft cocktails using sponsored brands such as Martini Prosecco, all of the Grey Goose flavored vodkas, Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Limon, Bombay Sapphire, Dewar’s White Label and Tequila Cazadores.
For much of the evening, attendees will get to dance to some of the hottest dance beats South Florida DJs have to offer. The DJs who will be spinning for your enjoyment at the SAVE Halloween Ball are Bill James, Alex Ramos and Citizen Jane. In addition, there will be a number of live performances, featuring an entertainment roster that includes Tiffany Fantasia, TP Lords and Fantasia Royale.
Think long and hard about your choice of costume, because SAVE will also be presenting a costume contest during the event. Whether you decide to go for an elegant look, a sexy look, or a downright scary ensemble, be sure to go all out, because the top winners will receive cash and/or prizes. Over $1000 in cash and prizes will be given to the costumes that the judges feel are the best.
All proceeds raised at the SAVE Halloween Ball will go directly to SAVE, which has promoted LGBT equality in Miami-Dade County for over two decades.
Tickets are available for purchase online (at ticketbase.com/events/savehalloween21-save-dade-halloween-2015) and at the door. Ticket prices are $75 for general admission and $125 for VIP ticketholders, which includes open bar all night. For general admission ticketholders, if you would like to buy a drink from one of the many bars, you must buy drink tickets. These can be purchased at kiosks next to the bars or at the door when you arrive. Drink tickets cost $4 for non-alcoholic beverages (these tickets are colored green), $6 for beer (red tickets), and $8 for liquor (orange tickets). Ticket prices at the door will be $100 per person for general admission and $150 for VIP/open bar.
VIP tables with bottle service are also available; you can reserve your VIP table online at the link mentioned previously. These tables are located in front of the stage and can seat you and three friends. When you check in with your party, you can bypass the longer lines by going directly to the VIP check-in, and when you’re seated, you and your friends can choose a bottle of either Grey Goose vodka or Bacardi Superior rum, including mixers and butler service. These tables are $750 each and there are only a limited number of tables available, so reserve yours now!
SAVE is South Florida’s oldest and most active LGBT advocacy nonprofit organization, whose mission is to promote, protect, and defend equality for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. For more information, visit save.lgbt.
To learn more about the Halloween Ball, go to facebook.com/SaveDadeHalloween.