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Believe all the stress of hurricane threats and beach-bound traffic jams by traveling to another world. Marsbar (8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 271-6909) celebrates 720 days of terrestrial occupation on Saturday, July 20, with complimentary cocktails and a seafood buffet from 8:00 to 10:00, a fashion show by Love Machine, fire juggling, "surfing" contests, a Marsbazaar (featuring otherworldly collectibles, clothing, and jewelry), and dancing galore, of course, to alternative, house, techno, trip-hop, and funk music. The party is punctuated by live performances from some of the club's favorite musical Earthlings: Orgasmic Bliss, Quit, and the Underbellys. The whole shebang starts at 8:00 p.m., continues till 5:00 a.m., and benefits LifeBeat, the music industry's organization to fight AIDS. Even if you don't own a spaceship, you don't have to be earthbound: Soar at the Kitchen Club (at the old-school Power Studios, 3701 NE Second Ave., 754-0777) each month beginning Friday, July 19. The Main Room offers the talents of DJs Exotic-E, Baby Anne, and Sean Vance; in the Outer Domain, Ursula 1000 cranks the jungle boogie, while Manifest spins acid jazz, hip-hop, and ambient tunes. Doors open at 3:00 a.m. and stay open till breakfast time. While the space cadets are travelling through the stratosphere, the rest of humanity is obsessing over the Olympics, so Berlin Bar (661 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 674-0864) interrupts its regularly scheduled "Cozy Monday" so that party promoter Brigitte Andrade can host the Miami Soccer Olympic Kickoff Party on Monday, July 22. Diva Leesa Richards takes the stage at 10:00, and besides the standard bistro cuisine and cocktails, who knows what else will accent this sportif celebration.
Yuca, "Albita After Dinner." Dine and drink as Cuban chanteuse Albita Rodriguez serves a healthy dose of Latin flavor and rhythm. 501 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 532-9822.
Follia, "Celebrity Thursday." Have a ball as Miami Dolphins player/party-promoter Louis Oliver hosts the usual mix of sports celebrities and models. 929 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 674-9299.
Amnesia, "Foam Party." Step out of the heat on the street and into the frothy foam where you'll be sure to cool off as temperatures rise. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5535.
Bermuda Bar, "Friday Fascination." Glamour gal ladies' night, where the girls get free champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries to suck on -- and the guys get to watch. 3509 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 945-0196.
Liquid, "Feel the Thunder!" Get wet with the sweat of hundreds of gorgeous bodies as DJ Ian Appell spins new house tunes. Later, cool off in the Situation Room with DJ Mark Leventhal. 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-9154.
World Resources. Jude Papaloko Thegenus leads the Drum Society in a multicultural gathering of talented percussionists for a night of African, Haitian, and Brazilian rhythms in the upstairs loft space. 719 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 534-9095.
Kremlin. The sisters are doing it for each other. Join the Kremlin dancers for a night of reckless abandon and a party for women who love women. 727 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 673-3150.
Vecchia Brera, "Jammin' Jazz." Feeling misty? Diva Lola Fullin belts out rhythm and blues classics. 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 535-9995.
Jessie's, "Keep it Real." Models and mere mortals crowd the cozy inside as well as the renovated outside patio for a night of acid jazz, drink specials, and all-around good vibes. 615 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-6688.
Groove Jet, "The Church." Alternative in every sense of the word, with DJs Carlos Menendez, Dracula's Daughter, Charles Arnold, and latest addition Fence the Fish Boy pumping up two rooms of British invasion, industrial dance, and trip-hop tunes. 323 23rd St., Miami Beach, 532-2002.
Caffe Torino, "Drag Night." Dinner goes hand in hand with singing and dancing drag queens, and DJ Bugie dispenses hot tunes after the show. Hosted by the legendary Kitty Meow. 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5722.
821, "Motown Monday." Michael, Marvin, and all of Motown's legendary acts get a new spin from special guest DJs. A night of music so cool, it'll lower the temperature outside almost ten degrees. 821 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 534-0087.
Fat Kat's Pool Bar, "Ladies Night." Felines enjoy free drinks and billiards instruction at this haven for pampered pool. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 274-8090.
New World Cafe, "Cinema Picnic." Veteran pianist/singer/songwriter Robbie Gennet and his side-project band Rudy provide a night of movies, mayhem, and music. 9661 W. Sample Rd, Coral Springs, 340-7108.
Comedy Zone. Get over the hump with an evening of interactive laughs. Comedy theater group Punch 59 scripted comedy, character pieces, standup, and -- best of all -- audience participation. 1121 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 672-4788.
Rose's Bar & Music Lounge. Football star/singer Demetrius Brown and his band Manchild rock the house each week with two sets of funky rhythms to keep you grooving. 754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0228.
Alcazaba, "Ladies night." The upwardly mobile and utterly sophisticated Latin crowd converge for dancing, drinks, and socializing. 50 Alhambra Plaza (Hyatt Regency), Coral Gables, 441-1234.
-- By Liz Martinez
Send information regarding special "one-nighters" to "Into the Night." Fax material to 372-3446 or call 579-1572.