Into the Night

Churchill's Hideaway, an institution among even -- ahem -- more mature clubgoers, is about to turn the big five-oh. That's a lot of shepherd's pie, and for the last quarter century at least, a lot of live music. The monthlong silver-anniversary celebration kicks off this weekend with a full lineup of the newest and best bands. On the roster Friday night are alternative bands Frosty and Seventeen Bucks. Saturday expect to see more laid-back crooners such as Sixo, Reckless Lester and the Tumbleweeds, and Butter Club. The musical tone for the next weekend will be set by the occurrence of Friday the 13th -- weirdness will reign. The third weekend will revive defunct bands the Eat, Morbid Opera, and Trash Monkeys. And the final weekend will re-create the club's two Live at Churchill's CDs with band members from the Killing Season and Falling Corpses; Load, I Don't Know, and Charlie Pickett are also scheduled to play. Check upcoming "Club Listings" for complete details. A lively world-music party takes place this Saturday, September 7, when the folks at Club One and Club Nu go global with International Night, a dance extravaganza at Rezurrection Hall (245 22nd St., Miami Beach, 535-1174). The VIP party is by invitation only, so make sure you bring your ticket to party -- if you have one. If you can't manage an invite, stick around until next week for the not-so-VIP grand (again) opening for the general public.

Thursday
Century Beach Club, "Highball 161." Swizzle your stick with the hippest ultra-lounge tunes of all time. Slide through the past with DJ Adonis providing cha-cha, mambo, and samba rhythms under the stars. 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 674-8855.

Virtua Cafe, "Ballistic." Get down with acid jazz and hip-hop beats with DJ Snowwhite. 1309 Washington Ave., 532-0234.

Cafe Miro, "Havana Nights." Cuban duo Carlos and Marta spice up the night with some Latin flavor. 448 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 538-6476.

Marsbar, "Retrospect." The hinterland alternative club hurls musical classics at the paint-it-black crowd. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 271-6909.

Friday
Groove Jet, "Structure Underwear Models Search." Boss Models and superstore Structure bring Miami's hottest men together for the second annual Structure Underwear Model Search, with cash and prizes for the winner and chills and thrills for the ladies. 323 23rd St., Miami Beach, 532-2002.

Bikini Club, "Sex on the Beach." You'll want to dress to impress to get past the velvet ropes as the hits of yesteryear return with DJ Oliver Zogbi. 155 Lincoln Rd. (DiLido Hotel), Miami Beach, 674-4410.

Bar 609, "Disco Night." Take the high road to party culture with DJ George Milan dispensing retro tunes inside, or dance under the stars to Latin grooves on the back patio with an early open bar and no cover till midnight to boot. 609 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 673-5609.

Fat Kat's Pool Bar. The pampered pool palace gets together with sister club Iguana for a night of cool cats and hot grooves. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 274-8090.

Saturday
Union Bar. Take it to another level with DJ Laz-A-Looney spinning the best for your mind, and drink specials all night to keep you rocking and roiling. 653 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 674-7870.

Squeeze. Alternative hits rule with DJ Danny Bled and DJ Guy behind the wheels of steel. New addition DJ Tim Gallagher also helps the grind along. 2 S. New River Dr., Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-2151.

Seaview Hotel, "Acoustic Underground." The Folk Club of South Florida sponsors the funky sounds of Piano Bob and the Snowman for a night of blues and boogie. 9909 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 279-8100.

Bermuda Bar. South Florida's biggest dance party is broadcast live on Y-100 with DJ Jade Alexander taking the reins of party culture and giving them a good pull. 3509 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 945-0196.

Sunday
MoJazz Bar & Lazy Lizard Grille, "Brazilian Jazz Night." Top off the weekend with the cool sounds of the Rain Forest Band, featuring powerful vocalist Luciana. 928 71st St. (facing Normandy Fountain), Miami Beach, 865-2636.

Cameo Theatre, "Disco Inferno." Year after year the party rolls on and the regulars just can't get enough of Seventies trash music. 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0922.

La Covacha, "La Carcel." A Cuban country roadhouse packed with patrons dancing to Latin rock. The club where a good time is always the first priority. 10730 NW 25th St., West Dade, 594-3717.

Monday
Churchill's Hideaway, "Symphony for Chango." It's organized chaos as Miami's best percussionists meet for a night of mesmerizing drumming. 5501 NE Second Ave., 757-1807.

Rose's Bar & Music Lounge, "Open-Mike Night." Locals try their best before a crowd of appreciative regulars. 754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0228.

Tuesday
Swirl, "Alcatraz." There's no escape from the clutches of DJ Chaz and his crazy wicked trip-hop and groove tunes. 1049 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-2060.

Society Hill, "Trash Can Tuesday." Local bands help you stomp it up with the world's cheapest beer. Trash and thrash to your heart's content. 627 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-9993.

Wednesday
Lost Weekend, "Man's Ruin." A billiard and games bar full of evil lounge music and cool pool for a restless crowd. 218 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 672-1707.

Manhattan's, "Reggae Avenue." A password is the key to hear imported reggae jams and jungle beats from England. 120 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-764-0544.

Lua, "World Beat." Straight from Ibiza, DJ Kid pumps up a night of fashion and frolic with a world-beat feel. 409 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 534-0061.

-- By Liz Martinez

Send information regarding special "one-nighters" to "Into the Night." Fax material to 372-3446 or call 579-1572.

 
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