Curtains up! The South Motors Jazz Series opens with a special guest star.
Join us Saturday, October 22 when Wycliffe Gordon, Jazz Journalist Association Trombonist of the Year and Downbeat Critics Poll Best Trombonist for the Last Three Years takes center stage with the big band sound of the South Florida Jazz Orchestra in a program entitled “Dreams of New Orleans.” Quotes jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, “Just his presence is a creative experience.” Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon has experienced an extraordinary career touring the world performing hard-swinging straight-ahead jazz receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. “Dreams of New Orleans” is a night where big band meets Basin Street in a special tribute to the music of Louis Armstrong. Tickets are $25 and $30, and this is the last time you can purchase a full season subscription at more than a 25 percent discount per show. Call 305-669-6990 for information or toll free at 1-877-496-8499 for tickets.
Halloween Rocks the Gardens with Movies for Children, Movies for Adults and a Fabulous Festival for Everyone, Even on Four Legs.
Hotel Transylvania 2
Friday, October 21, 8:00 p.m.
“Gloriously wacky and always with a laugh around the corner, Hotel Transylvania 2 is fun, fast and a joy for both kids and adults alike.” Greg Wakeman CinemaBlend.com
Our first Family Friday of the season is the Halloween favorite “Hotel Transylvania 2” and yes, all your favorite monsters are back once again as Transylvania 2 continues the crazy antics of Dracula and his family. Gates open at 6:30. Hotdogs, popcorn and other snacks are available for purchase. Spooky flashlight romps through the Gardens begin around 7:15.
Two cult films lead up to the big Halloween event.
Thursday, October 27, 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a unique evening of music, madness and film. Guest Composer Phil Collins, who recently composed a film score for the original Frankenstein silent film, will give a half hour lecture followed by a performance of the score by the MDC Wind Symphony accompanying a showing of the 1926 silent film. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, October 28, 8:00 p.m.
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” No Rocky Horror Show is complete without BYO props, a special guest emcee, audience participation and a prize for the best costume. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
The Sixth Annual Howl-O-Ween Festival
Benefiting Paws-4-You Rescue
Sunday October 26, Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the one day a year that we open our gates to the entire family – four legged family members included! There’s something for everyone. Food, drink costume contests(pets and humans), arts & crafts, trick-or-treating, and more… all benefiting the homeless pets that Paws 4 You Rescue saves from the threat of euthanasia. Admission is $5.00 and children under 2 enter free. Entrance is free for Pinecrest Gardens Members. To participate in the pet parade and costume contest for you and your pet there is a special registration fee of $10.00 per pet that benefits Paws4You Rescue.
Other Happenings at the Gardens
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Free with $5.00 Park Admission
Join us every Friday Afternoon at the picnic areas near the playground for our Little Lizards Program. This drop-in, informal program will feature new activities every week relating to a monthly theme. Lizards will read, explore, create, and imagine while learning about the wonders of nature. No prior registration necessary and we welcome children age 3-10 weather permitting.
This month’s topic: Butterflies – There is much to learn about these flying jewels! Did you know that female butterflies can lay up to 100 eggs? That’s a lot of baby caterpillars! In October we will learn about the butterfly lifecycle, look for caterpillars in the garden and learn of ways to help these beautiful pollinators.
For information visit www.pinecrestgardens.org.