By Rebecca Bulnes
By Laurie Charles
By Chuck Strouse
By Lee Zimmerman
By Laurie Charles
By Falyn Freyman
By Hans Morgenstern
Cheers (2490 SW Seventeenth Ave., 857-0041), the lesbian club turned punk emporium and more, turns two this weekend with enough anniversary events to choke a pig. Tonight (Thursday) Cheers does what it does best -- put on a punk show. Beginning at 8:00 homegrown talents Level 9, Against All Authority, Denny's Unit, and Out of Focus take the stage. On Friday Cheers goes cheerful with Miami's happiest band the Goods performing along with rock and rollers Orgasmic Bliss and Y. It's party time on Saturday, when club kids pack it in for the Lab Rave, an interactive dance party with DJs galore spinning house, jungle, and techno beats. All the events are all ages, and cover charge for the fantasy fest is only five dollars. But why stop there? After Cheers -- or wherever you happen to be in the very wee hours -- head north to the Edge (200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-9333) where Verbatim, another rave of even more mammoth proportions, rolls in at about 3:00 a.m. -- that's right, kiddies, the party begins at 3:00 a.m. -- with a passel of DJs from above and beyond, including DJ Icey, Baby Anne, Friction and Spice, Sharpe, Instant Karma, Debo, Jefe, Sandy. Admission is $13; backpack-clad ravers of any age can join the all-night party. But it just might be too much to handle for us regular folk.
Marlin Bar, "Ulypian Thursday." DJ Snowhite quietly rocks the crowd as locals and tourists alike try to revive the art of stimulating conversation. 1200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 673-8770.
Salvation, "Frisky." Acid house, techno, and hip-hop plays for those with funky dress and no stress. 1771 West Ave., Miami Beach, 673-6508.
Warsaw Ballroom, "Sugar Shack." Dance the night away with a jumpin' blend of hip-hop, funk, and reggae sprinkled over a swarm of feisty kids. 1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-4555.
Tobacco Road, "The Beast and Baker." Rockin' local music in a down-to-earth setting. Tonight the Curious Hair and the Avenging Lawnmowers of Justice open for Jolynn Daniel and the Grey Area upstairs; Louie Archambeaux rocks downstairs with his own brand of jazz and blues. 626 S. Miami Ave., 374-1198.
Lulu's Restaurant, "Bambi and the Boys." Get ready for some hot and heavy cabaret fun as the beautiful Bambi sings the classics backed by her bodacious-bodied boys. 1053 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-6147.
Splash, "Bliss." High-energy dance party full of debauchery, drinking, and tabletop dancing girls for the ladies who prefer ladies. 5922 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami, 661-0917.
Kremlin, "Hot Tropical Salsa." A homage to the horny, with everything from Brazilian house music to all-American disco. 727 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 673-3150.
Virtua Cafe, "Synethesia." Come join the jam with retro tunes dispensed by DJ Shannon in a high-tech cyber world full of fun and games. 1309 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0234.
Swirl, "House of Swirl." The music is what matters most when DJ Alex Arzeno and Italian DJ Corrado bring you a Euro and underground house dance and trance party. 1049 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-2060.
821, "Bent." The beach's best bet with electro-funky house-hop spun by DJ Robert Elliot. 821 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 534-0087.
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. Also this week, performance art/techno-industrial auteurs Men Smash Atoms deconstruct "Hamlet" and spike it with opera on the Church's stage. 323 23rd St., Miami Beach, 532-2002.
Astor Place, "Gospel Brunch." If you can wake up, divine diva Maryell Epps does some jazz and gospel tunes for an early afternoon of soul. 956 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 672-7217.
Churchill's Hideaway, "Reggae Night." Get irie as Miami's own Jah Roots Band takes charge of that island beat. 5501 NE Second Ave., 757-1807.
Liquid, "Fat Black Pussycat." Seventies-minded club kids, Euro-not-so-trash, and perky little vixens collide in a happy Afrocentric mix, working the cauldron of rampaging desires. 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-9154.
Tobacco Road. Always, always on Monday you can catch Iko-Iko's acoustic jam and down a Samuel Adams or two. 626 S. Miami Ave., 374-1198.
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.
Society Hill, "Trash-Can Tuesday." Local bands the Waifs, Slip, and Cool Hand Joe 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.
Century Beach Club. Camp out with kitschy lounge tunes sung by Miami's divine drag Adora. 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 674-8855.
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.
-- By Liz Martinez
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