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7 Can't-Miss October Events In South Florida


Worth a drive to Miami is HistoryMiami Museum’s new exhibit “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame” on display through Feb. 9. The multimedia, interactive experience will feature memorabilia like footballs thrown by Dan Marino; a 7-pound sterling silver Vince Lombardi Trophy; the historic elevator panel from Three Rivers Stadium where Art Rooney stood during the famous “Immaculate Reception” in the 1972 playoffs; and more. (Ticket prices vary; historymiami.org)

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Available throughout October, six internationally renowned female artists have designed limited-edition silk scarves exclusively for Talbots stores and online in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each artist’s design honors the strength of women who have battled breast cancer. Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Breast Cancer Helpline. ($69.50; talbots.com)


Internationally published photographer and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alum Ian Witlen is bringing his recent exhibit “Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting” to the Coral Springs Museum of Art. On display through Nov. 9, the exhibit features 75 students and teachers who Witlen captured on camera when asked the questions: “What was your experience that day?” and “What would you like to see come of it?” (Ticket prices vary; coralspringsmuseum.org)


Time to get spooky! One of Fort Lauderdale’s largest Halloween events, the Signature Grand Ghoul benefiting 2-1-1 Broward returns to the Signature Grand on Oct. 28. Dress up in your favorite costume and dance the night away in a 100,000-square-foot haunted mansion. (Tickets from $75; 211-broward.org)


Head to C&I Studios in Flagler Village on Oct. 17 for Art Battle Fort Lauderdale. Watch as artists battle it out and transform blank canvases into works of art in just 20 minutes. Pieces from the live painting tournament will be available for silent auction following the event. (Tickets from $15; artbattle.com/artists)


Celebrate Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood’s highly anticipated grand opening with a Maroon 5 concert. The Oct. 25 performance will take place in the 6,500-seat Hard Rock Live, which is part of the property’s $1.5 billion expansion. (Tickets from $104; myhrl.com)


Don’t miss your chance to experience the best of Broadway in Broward with Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables from Oct. 8 to 20. Listen to beloved songs like “I Dreamed a Dream” while a story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption unfolds on stage. (Ticket prices vary; browardcenter.org)