Into the Night

After a weekend of as much pump and thump at your favorite club as you can cram into a couple of days, gear up for a rock and roll week. It's live-music heaven on Monday, December 9, when everybody's favorite boy-next-door band Weezer steps out of the garage and into the Theatre (3339 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-1117) for a show chock full of a special brand of incredibly singable catchy pop. The baby-faced rockers blend an innocent sweetness with screaming guitars, and commiserate with all of us who've ever suffered a broken heart with songs like "Undone (The Sweater Song)" and their new release (on the album Pinkerton) "Pink Triangle." Special guest Ash opens up the show. It's going to be a long, hard winter so on Wednesday, December 11, warm up at Ready Bar (560 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-8847) for the re-debut of The Playhouse. After an absence of about three years, the ultra-hip party returns with a vengeance. Only those hard-core social butterflies will remember the first 'House, but partners in crime DJ Luis Diaz and party girl Macarena are back to spread house, trance, and other assorted funky rhythms to all the laid-back locals and pretty people.

Thursday
Bash. All the beautiful people gather for a night of drinking, dancing, and debauchery at the Next Model and Talent Agency season party. 655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-8858.

Ensign Bitters, "A Night to Remember." The National Association of Hispanic Publications gets together with El Ritmo de la Noche magazine to host the annual -- and very cool -- "party of the year" where you have to be invited, know someone who was invited, or just call and beg to be let in. 3000 Florida Ave. (Mayfair House Hotel), Coconut Grove, 448-2582.

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.

Friday
Shelborne Beach Resort, "Ultimate Singles." South Florida's singles gather to discuss the single life -- how to live it and how to love it. 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 661-6186.

821, "Crash!" The hottest, fastest, coolest party with the best mix of music and people. 821 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 534-0087.

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
Seaview Hotel, "Acoustic Underground." The Folk Club of South Florida sponsors the unique sounds of Frank's Myth Sci-Fi Band for a night of funky, folky fun. 9909 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 279-8100.

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.

Salvation. Revolving party themes keep you guessing as the largest party for men who love men takes over with an open bar from 10:00 to midnight and dance master DJ Able at the wheels of steel. 1771 West Ave., Miami Beach, 673-6508.

Liquid, "The Bitch Is Back!" Get wet with the sweat of hundreds of gorgeous bodies as DJ Waxman churns out new house tunes. Cool off later in the Situation Room with DJ Mark Leventhal. 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-9154.

Sunday
Amnesia, "Tea Dance." Back by popular demand, with all the usual muscle boy madness and drag queen mayhem starting at 5:00 p.m. DJ David Knapp and a different M.C. and hostess are featured every week. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5535.

Rose's Bar & Music Lounge, "The Dark Side." Dance to the underground sounds of DJ Chilly, with live music by Sixo and the Jongleurs as an added bonus. 754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0228.

Trio Nightclub, "Deca-dance." DJ Tre pumps out retro tunes to take you back in time -- with dangerous disco driving in the side room. Cheap drinks and hearty fun. 2660 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-958-9971.

Monday
Tobacco Road, "Swamp Boogie." Always, always on Monday you can catch Iko-Iko's acoustic jam and knock back a Samuel Adams or two. 626 S. Miami Ave., 374-1198.

The Grind, "Latin Rock." You won't need this coffeehouse's beans to get you movin' when local rockeros en espanol ANada? do their thing, but a tasty jolt of caffeine just might be as good a way as any to start off your week. 12573 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, 899-9979.

Tuesday
Hard Rock Cafe, "Hard Rock Live." Local bands Suzy Creamcheese and Black Janet rock the house hard. 401 Biscayne Blvd. (Bayside), 377-3110.

Ready Bar, "Home Cookin'." DJ Mark Leventhal serves up a host of special soul and hip-hop flavors for a laid-back-locals kind of crowd. 560 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-8847.

Wednesday
MoJazz Cafe, "Brazilian Jazz Night." Beat the midweek slump with the cool sounds of the Rain Forest Band, featuring powerful vocalist Luciana. 928 71st St (facing Normandy Fountain), Miami Beach, 865-2636.

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.

-- 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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