Into the Night

The long hot haul is almost over, and one-nighter debuts and oh-so-trendy parties are popping up everywhere. Hopping on the season's first party bandwagon is 821, with a new night called Crash! The funky new arrival debuts on Friday, September 13, with various and sundry party kids and an equally eclectic selection of tunes, brought to you by DJ Monty Q. After a summer lull, 821's regular weekly schedule continues to heat up the beach with other chock-full-o'-fun parties, including techno crazy grooves at Saturday night's "Bent" and their ultra-hip nasty little night "Top Secret" on Sunday. For a slightly less taxing alternative, check out MoJazz Bar & Lazy Lizard Grille (928 71st St., Miami Beach, 865-2636), also on Friday, September 13, for some cool music and a good cause. Ward off evil spirits with positive vibes when the Center for Positive Connections, a nonprofit group that provides support for heterosexual people with AIDS, hosts its first annual fundraising event. A donation of ten dollars gets you five hours of continuous music with an eclectic sampling of local artists, featuring Latin jazzsters Johnny "J.C." Conga and Eddie "Gua-Gua" Rivera, alto-saxophonist Didier LaBossiere, blues dudes the Regulators, and acoustic folkies Legacy. The jam session is downright lively, suitable for a kick start into the weekend club whirl. Friday the 13th turns out to be a lucky day after all.

Thursday
Ready Bar, "Tommy Pooch Thursday." Party promoter extraordinaire Pooch helps you welcome in the weekend with the best of the old and new music spun by DJ Mark Leventhal. 560 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-8847.

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.

Squeeze, "Ladies Night." DJ Guy spins the best in progressive and alternative dance songs for everyone from yuppies and clean-cut college kids to the tattooed and pierced fetish fanatics. 2 S. New River Dr., Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-2151.

Caffe Torino, "Garbo's." Cabaret fun and fantasy for the girls who love girls, with a little live music thrown in for good measure. 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5722.

Friday
Victor's Cafe. Take guard against superstition with Afro-Cuban Santeria rituals and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and Ocumare rum thrown in for good measure. 2340 SW 32nd Ave., 445-1313.

Kremlin, "Hot Tropical Salsa." A homage to the fevered and horny, with everything from Brazilian house music to all-American disco. 727 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 673-3150.

Virtua Cafe, "The Ritual." Move to an erotic groove with sexy interactive multimedia fun and games and cybergasmic tunes by DJ Shannon. It's sex on the beach without the sand at the cutting-edge club with a twist. 1309 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0234.

Splash, "Bliss." High-energy dance party full of debauchery, drinking, and table-top dancing girls for the ladies who prefer ladies. And tonight, dance music queen Rozalla takes the stage. 5922 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami, 661-0917.

Saturday
Bash. DJ Marc Sacheli spins the latest and greatest dance music in the main room, while international DJ Ivano Bellini pumps out world beats under the stars in the back-yard Magic Garden. 655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-8858.

Meza Fine Art. Sonia Corp sings the blues in two languages for a night of cool mood music with an open bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and cafe after the show. 275 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, 461-2723.

Tigertail Lounge, "Karaoke Night." Belt out your best ones at a night not to be missed -- kickin' fun at Coconut Grove's mainstay bar. 3205 SW 27th Ave., 854-9172.

Sunday
Bermuda Bar, "Surfin' Safari." All the necessary ingredients for a beach bash are in place -- free beer from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. and a late-night bikini contest. 3509 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 945-0196.

Astor Place, "Gospel Brunch." If you can wake up, divine diva Maryell Epps digs up some jazz and gospel tunes for an early afternoon of soul. 956 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 672-7217.

Society Hill. The haven of simple pleasures, always good for a beer and a song. Tonight Manchild kicks out the jams at the home of simple delights. 627 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-9993.

Monday
Berlin Bar, "Cozy Monday." Party promoter Brigitte Andrade presents a night of hot jazz and cool people. Leesa Richards pumps out soulful tunes. 661 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 674-0864.

Hard Rock Cafe, "Daily-Double Happy Hour." Loosen those ties and kick off those pumps with food and music, two-for-one drinks every weekday from 4:00 to 7:00, and half-price drinks every weeknight from 10:00 until closing. 401 Biscayne Blvd. (Bayside Marketplace), 377-3110.

Tuesday
Fat Kat's Pool Bar, "Ladies Night." Felines enjoy free drinks and pool instruction at this haven for pampered pool. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 274-8090.

Gold Coast Roller Rink, "Gay Skate." The original gay skate with loads of babes on wheels and hundreds of dollars in prizes and surprises. 2604 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-6783.

Wednesday
Swirl, "Booty." Bump and grind to old-school phat funk and rare grooves from DJ Shannon; hosted by drag impresario Bridgette Buttercup. 1049 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-2060.

Rose's Bar & Music Lounge. 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.

Warsaw, "Male Erotica Night." Strippers, both amateur and all-too-professional, compete for sleaze and glory. Normally Warsaw's best night. 1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-4555.

-- 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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