SAVE Dade’s Hellrotika is back, except it’s not Hellrotika anymore

It’s hard to top Hellrotika’s — ehm, Armageddon’s — pitch for its annual Halloween party, a themed night of dressing up, getting sloshed, and dancing the night away — complete with contests and runways.

“The countdown has begun. They are coming. We must seek shelter from the Invaders,” the event’s website reads. “As you may be aware, there have been several isolated alien attacks in major cities across the globe. These Invaders seek to deplete our natural resources and in the process enslave us. They transform the humans they encounter into zombie-like warriors and slaves, expanding their army and support.”

The theme came up because, well, it’s “very hot right,” said Adriana Oliva, who was hired by SAVE Dade to plan the ball and promote it. It’s also being used to restart Hellrotika under a new image.

“It’s the end of the world,” Oliva told SFGN. “The idea is that when you come to the event, you join the resistance or you can be on the invaders’ side.” Be good or bad, alien or human, it’s your choice and it’s “interactive.”

How do you defend yourself (if you choose)? Well, show up at the Miami Beach Convention Center, of course, the night of Oct. 26 around 10 p.m. “You will receive more instructions upon arrival and be given a liquid elixir that will make you immune to becoming a zombie slave.”

Traditionally, the event has been revamped every few years, so restarting it now is not a surprise, considering Hellrotika was only around for three or four years, Oliva said. Last year’s Greek-inspired Hellrotika drew almost a thousand people.

“We’re expecting between 1,200 and 1,500 people to show up.” To help accomplish this, DJing the event will be the Resistance’s “fearless leader,” Tracy Young.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Aug. 24 at noon. Go to to purchase.

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If you go

When: Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Dr.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

How Much: It depends:

  • VIP quarantine cocktail reception and SAVE Dade Young Guardian’s Luminary Awards (or in short the Halloween Ball Pre-Party), from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., costs $150. This gives you the “premium” open bar, hors d’oeuvres, special surprise performance (Adriana Oliva wouldn’t share any details, except to say it’s coming soon), premium parking, and admission to the party at 10 p.m.
  • Halloween Ball (the “party” mentioned above), from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., costs $100. Featuring DJ Tracy Young, admission includes an open bar. Both events include a themed costume contest with more than $1,000 in prizes.
  • Get a discount by buying your tickets between Aug. 24 and Oct. 1 ($125 for VIP, $90 for general admission).
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