Best Bets for October 

Check Out these Exciting Events Happening this Month in Coral Gables

Alice the Musical at Actors’ Playhouse 

Best Bets for October - Alice the Musical at Actors’ Playhouse 

Running from Thursday, Oct. 14 to Sat., Nov. 13 is Alice the Musical, giving you a chance to fall down the rabbit hole into the wacky, wild world of Wonderland. Join Alice in her adventure as she encounters characters such as the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and more, as she tries to make her way back home. Visit for tickets and more information. 

Frost Music Performances 

Frost Live is back! Enjoy a series of live classical music performances all month long, including GRAMMY®-Winning Jazz Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and Tribute to Antônio Carlos Jobim on Tues., Oct.12; the Frost Chamber Players on Fri., Oct. 29, and much more. Saving the best (and spookiest) for last, Frost finishes the month with “A Spooky Halloween: Chamber Music Concert,” Sun., Oct. 31 at 3 pm for a thrilling afternoon of your favorite Halloween-themed songs; a perfect event for kids. Visit www.frost-music-live. for a full list of performances. 

Halloween at the Biltmore 

Best Bets for October - Halloween party at Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore gets spooky in the spirit of Halloween on Fri., Oct. 22, with the Biltmore’s 8th annual Halloween party. From 8 pm to 1 am enjoy an open bar, buffet dinner, and costume contest, with prizes for Best Couple, Most Creative, and Best Group (6 people or more). Guests must be twenty-one and over to attend. Tickets are $250 for non-members and $220 for members. Purchase tickets online at

Mini Market at THesis Hotel 

THesis hotel is giving kids their time to shine. On Sat., Oct. 16, THesis hotel, in partnership with Breakthrough Miami, will be hosting a Mini Market, created specifically for child entrepreneurs to showcase their creativity and leadership and sell their products. From 4 pm to 8 pm. Come and show your support for tomorrow’s business superstars. 

Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee at Actors’ Playhouse – South Florida Youth Symphony 

The Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

Head over to Actors’ Playhouse on Sat., Oct. 30, for a free, spooky event for the whole family. The Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee is a fun concert by the South Florida Youth Symphony, all in costume with Halloween themed film scores. Audience members in costume receive a free goodie bag. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Please wear your mask. Seating is limited due to Covid restrictions. 280 Miracle Mile. For more information, contact or call 305.238.2729 

Coral Gables Museum – Halloween Doggy Costume Contest 

Halloween Doggy Costume Contest 

On Oct. 30, the Coral Gables Museum, in partnership with the Humane Society, invites you to participate in their annual Halloween Doggy Costume Contest from 4 pm to 6 pm. Show off your pet’s most creative costume for a chance to win cool prizes. Register at the Museum for $15 per dog; a portion of the proceeds go to the Humane Society. Stay tuned for more information on www.coralgablesmuseum. org/annual-doggie-halloween-costume-contest 

Doc Dammers Day Celebration 

Party like it’s the Roaring Twenties in celebration of Doc Dammers, Coral Gables’ first mayor and land auctioneer! (Story page. 74). Starts and ends at the Coral Gables Museum Sun., Oct. 24, from 4 pm to 8:30 pm. Hop on a trolley to tour Merrick House, Venetian Pool, and the Biltmore Hotel. Enjoy food, drink, music, and exhibits. 1920s attire is encouraged; proceeds benefit the Merrick House. Buy tickets ($75) on