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Ready Bar, "Tommy Pooch Thursday." Party promoter extraordinaire Pooch helps you welcome in the weekend with the best of old and new music spun by DJ Mark Leventhal. 560 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-8847.
Marsbar, "Retrospect." The hinterland alternative club hurls musical classics at the paint-it-black crowd, all dressed up and looking for angst. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 271-6909.
Cafe Miro, "Havana Nights." Cuban duo Carlos and Marta spice up the night with some Latin flavor. 448 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 538-6476.
Lulu's Restaurant, "Bambi and the Boys." Get ready for some heavy cabaret fun as the beautiful Bambi sings the classics backed by her bodacious-bodied boys. 1053 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-6147.
Kitchen Club, "Ladies Night." Progressive, new wave, industrial, and Gothic music playing in two rooms, with complimentary admission for the ladies until midnight. 3701 NE Second Ave., 754-0777.
Splash, "Bliss." High-energy dance party full of debauchery, drinking, and table-top dancing girls for the ladies who prefer ladies. 5922 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami, 661-0917.
Porcio, "Linger and Lounge." Make a reservation to mix and mingle -- and even eat, if you like -- in the restaurant's lounge as DJ Roberto Costa makes it hot with soul-stirring grooves. 801 S. Bayshore Dr., 373-2777.
Doc Dammers, "Yellow Mango." Bilingual singer/songwriter Pilar and her four-piece Mondowow Band delight one and all with their quirky and always entertaining brand of original tunes about love, life, and hamburgers. 180 Aragon Ave. (Colonnade Hotel), Coral Gables, 441-2600.
Bash, "Retro Night." The best in disco, swing, funk and soul with French DJ Christian Hernant. 655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-8858.
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.
Liquid, "X-Tra Large." Men, men, and more men -- on a night where nothing else much matters. Jack Benggio and Marvella host this men's-travaganza while DJ Jo Jo Odyssey spins humongous grooves. 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-9154.
821, "Bingo 69." This isn't your grandma's bingo night! Local celebrities call out numbers and a different charity organization cashes in a donation each week; tonight, Top Secret's Andrew Price Summers does the calling honors. 821 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 534-0887.
Tobacco Road, "Swamp Boogie." Always, always on Monday you can catch Iko-Iko's deep-South, Everglades-boogie acoustic jam and knock back a Samuel Adams or two. 626 S. Miami Ave., 374-1198.
Virtua Cafe, "Reality Sucks." Drown your real-life sorrows with alternative grooves, multimedia interaction, and dollar longnecks all night. 1309 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0234.
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.
Bar None, "Lemonade Party." DJ Corrado goes deep with a night of underground dance hits. 411 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 672-9252.
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.
Warsaw Ballroom, "Male Erotica Night." Strippers, both amateur and all-too-professional, competing for sleaze and glory. Normally Warsaw's best night. 1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-4555.
Lua, "Worldbeat." 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 Georgina Cardenas
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