The Details: Halloween Parties at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino — Multiple parties are on tap at this entertainment complex, with dance parties, costume contests, and music throughout next weekend. There are five events each on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, plus an event on Monday, Oct. 31. Cover charges range from free to $30 and up. For more details on Halloween 2011 events at Seminole Casino, call 954-585-5112.
Zombie A-Go-Go — Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show, the historic tiki destination in Fort Lauderdale, will host a costume themed dance party at 9 p.m. this Saturday with happy hour specials from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Hulaween Party — The retro Halloween fun continues at Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show with the third annual Hulaween Party from 5 p.m. to close Friday, Oct. 28 at the Fort Lauderdale landmark. Happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. and live music by Slip and the Spinouts.
Costume Party at SoLita — Come in costume to the party at SoLita on Las Olas with cash and prizes awarded for best costume. The shindig is 9 p.m. to close Friday, Oct. 28.
Free “Scary Face” Pancakes at IHOP — Participating IHOP restaurants throughout South Florida will offer a free “Scary Face” pancake to kids 12 years and younger from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The freebie pancake comes with sugary accoutrements like mini Oreo cookies, whipped cream, and a strawberry nose. You can sign up for a scary face “wake up call” if you have any fears that you might oversleep and miss the event.