Into the Night

Now that winter is slowly rolling in -- the period affectionately called "season" in clubland -- so are the parties. Eighties opulence abounds on Saturday when the Jockey Club (11111 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, 893-3344), normally a private meeting place, opens its doors to the public to broadcast the Mike TysonEvander Holyfield fight live via satellite from Las Vegas. Watch the matchup in an elegant setting, where three giant screens and fifteen television monitors give everyone a ringside seat. The battle doesn't begin until 9:00, but the festivities, including an unlimited buffet, start at 7:00. Reservations are strongly suggested so call ahead if you want to experience all the blood and gory glory. If love, not war, is more your thing, stop into the Cameo Theatre (1445 Washington St., Miami Beach, 667-9296 ext. 18) as the Community Research Initiative of South Florida hosts the fourth annual AIDS Awareness Dance-A-Thon. The dance-till-you-drop event is geared mostly toward the under-25 crowd, but anyone and everyone is welcome to jump and jitterbug. The party starts at 5:00 p.m. and admission is $20, unless you raise pledges of at least that much, in which case you get in free. On Sunday hop on over to 821 (821 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 532-7912) for its Top Secret Lounge party, at which super sleuths and secret agents will be gathering for German ArtHaus night. It will be avant-garde all the way with cheesy electronic music, poetry, art, and many, many black turtlenecks. With so much high culture, you'll be snapping your fingers in unbridled applause.

Thursday
Chili Pepper, "Bite the Pepper." Funky grooves and acid jazz tunes all night long. creating friction and fuss along the way. 621 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 531-9661.

Warsaw Ballroom, "Sugar Shack." Dance the night away with a jumpin' blend of hip-hop, funk, and reggae distributed to a swarm of energetic club kids. 1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-4555.

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

Tobacco Road, "The Beast and Baker." Rockin' local music in a down-to-earth setting. Tonight, Resin and Second Son open for Maria upstairs and Louie Archambeaux rocks downstairs with his own brand of jazz and blues. 626 S. Miami Ave., 374-1198.

Friday
Marsbar, "Bovine Sex Club." Drink specials and party girls dancing inside a metal cage high above the dance floor are the highlights of the evening, with Alex Gutierrez at the controls. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 271-6909.

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

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., Miami Beach, 674-4410.

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
Cartoon Saloon, "Ladies Night." The cartoon and comic book theme restaurant goes kooky with classic disco and food and drink creations from the farthest reaches of the universe. 1670 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-563-8666.

Virtua Cafe, "Get Wired." 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.

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
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.

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

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.

Tuesday
Ciga Lounge, "Simply Jazz." Tonight through Saturday, life moves at a slower, easier pace with the Free to Five jazz band performing mellow favorites for an appreciative crowd. 2669 S. Bayshore Dr. (Grand Bay Hotel), Coconut Grove, 858-9600.

Ready Bar, "Home Cookin'." Celebrate the one-year anniversary of DJ Mark Leventhal serving up his brand of special flavors for a laid-back local kind of crowd. 560 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-8847.

Wednesday
Century Beach Club. Camp out with kitschy lounge tunes sung by Miami's divine queen of drag Adora. 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 674-8855.

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.

Cafe Iguana, "Salsa Ardiente." Kendall's megaclub rolls out the heavy artillery for the young and restless, Latin division. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 274-4948.

-- By Liz Martinez

Send information regarding special "one-nighters" to "Into the Night." Fax material to 571-7678 or call 571-7572.

 
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