WEEKEND PREVIEW: 1,000 CHERS, MOONFEST AND MARILYN MANSON
Beware this time of year the masked deceiver, empty hand beckoning to be filled, mouth glistening with candy and flimflam as he preys on the good nature of the innocent and unsuspecting. Also remember that in less than two weeks, you’ll be able to vote these frauds out, or in, as you wish. In the meantime, Halloweenthemed events are popping up all over.
Cher-ing is caring
There is, of course, no wrong night to dress up as Cher, but this weekend brings the always hotly anticipated Night of 1,000 Chers Halloween Extravaganza 9 p. m. Saturday at the WFort Lauderdale on Fort Lauderdale beach. Come in Get daily updates on South Florida entertainment and things to do at South Florida.com and on Twitter at @Ben Crandell your favorite Cher “costume” to be in line for prizes in categories including “best decade” and “best tour look.” Along with ticket giveaways to Cher’s Jan. 19 concert at the BB& T Center, there will be entertainment by Michael Dean, who dresses as Cher for money, and DJ Barry Harris, an “official Cher remixer,” which apparently is a thing. Admission is free, but they’d like you to RSVP. Visit Facebook.com/WFortLauderdale.
Bow Wow Wow Moonfest
One of the signature parties of the season in South Florida, the 26th annual Moonfest takes over five blocks of Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach on Saturday with the usual costumed high jinks and throwback musical headliners Information Society, Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, joined by the Heavy Pets, Telekinetic Walrus, DJ Icey and others. Tickets start at $15. Visit Moonfest.me.
Joey Wrecked unmasked!
Before he was a husband and father of two teenage girls working as a financial manager in Hollywood, before he was a member of the New York punk band Battalion of Saints and before he worked in a Greenwich Village boutique selling sex toys to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Joey Maya was known as Joey Wrecked, drummer for the Reactions, one of the seminal bands in the early South Florida punk scene. Maya’s new memoir of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll and more sex is titled “The Drummer of Miami Beach” (Jitney Books), which he may read from (shouldn’t take much encouragement) during a gathering at 7 p.m. Saturday at Books and Books in Coral Gables. Visit Facebook.com/ JoeyMayaWrecked, BooksAndBooks.com.
Alice in Chains plays the Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood 7 p.m. Sunday with a few $50 seats (with drink voucher) remaining, in addition to $70 floor standing-room tickets (MyHRL.com). … Tickets remain for J Balvin at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena 8 p. m. Sunday, with prices starting at $39.95 per ticket (Ticketmaster.com). … There are a few dozen upper-level seats starting