Put your elbows into action when you sample beers and just about all the cocktails and spirits you can handle at a few events this month. Prefer to be in the dark? Then head to the cinema for the GEMS Festival or for an Italian film adventure. And before the Miami Heat take over the AAA, Colombian hottie J Balvin heats things up.

Here’s what October has in store for Miami.

1. Coral Gables Oktoberfest at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus

Raise your bier stein at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus’ annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest and party on the daily with music, yodeling and lots and lots of beer.

2. Animate Florida

The world of Anime converges on Miami with three days of cosplay contests, celebrity guest appearances of everyone from the anime and cosplay world, wrestling matches, round-the-clock anime viewing and plenty of video game contests.

3. Miami Broward Carnival

This exciting festival celebrates the culture, traditions, art and heritage of the Caribbean with a parade, musical performances, Caribbean food and the crowning of the Carnival King and Queen.

4. IX Cinema Italy Miami

Check out the best in short films, documentaries, and feature-length film from Italy along with tributes at Colony Theatre, along with dinners and cocktail receptions in venues throughout the city.

5. Band of Horses

The indie rock, Grammy-nominated group who have opened for the likes of Pearl Jam and Neil Young, perform music from their four studio albums including songs from “Infinite Arms” and “Mirage Rock.”

6. GEMS Film Festival

Miami International Film Festival’s four-day mid-season mini festival returns with a look at the season’s finest new cinematic works.

7. J Balvin

Colombian singer brings his tour to Miami where he performs his form of reggaeton which he fuses with hip hop rhythms and seductive lyrics. He’ll perform songs from his albums “La Familia” and “Energia.”

8. South Beach Seafood Festival

Seafood lovers reel in some of the tastiest dishes in South Florida at this festival that brings out some of the area’s finest dining establishments to offer their most inspired recipes starring the ocean’s bounty.

9. Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

Pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween at this pumpkin patch in the middle of Coconut Grove. Kids can enjoy a variety of activities like a corn stalk maze, fun zone, rides, inflatables, shows at the main stage, scarecrow-making plus more than 5,000 pumpkins.

10. Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival

This event showcases Hispanic song, dance, folklore and art, and includes family fun at the Children’s Pavilion, the Artists Boulevard, vendors, live music and a dominoes tournament.

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