Into the Night

Listen up, ladies: Tonight (Thursday) Yberclub Cafe Iguana (8505 Mills Dr., Town and Country Center, Kendall, 274-4948) presents the final round of Playgirl's hunt for the hottest man in South Florida. Winners from the previous weeks' contests will converge in Kendall to compete for enough cash to keep them in Joe Boxers for life. Playgirl's Man of the Year Jonathan Prandi and Real Man of the Year (picked from hundreds of "real" photographs sent in by readers) Claude Maguire make it a totally hot and bothered night by showing up in their glorious flesh to sign autographs. Playgirl representatives will also be scouting the local talent. DJ-dispensed dance music rounds out the pulchritudinous evening. Tomorrow Salvation (1771 West Ave., Miami Beach, 673-6508) plays host to Urb magazine's sixth anniversary celebration. Urb, dedicated to dance music and DJ culture, sponsors a musical extravaganza boasting jungle, hip-hop, techno, and just about anything else you can dance to. A first class lineup of DJs, including Shy FX, Ron, Justice, the Soul Providers, Dread, Johnny Dangerously, and Snowhite, comes together to scatter funky little tunes amongst three rooms. The party doesn't start until 3:00 a.m., so get in a major power nap and party till noon. For more information, call the Urb hotline at 1-888-SOULPRO. And don't forget: Amnesia (136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5535) is closed until further notice.

Thursday
South Beach Pub, "Open-Mike Night." Sean the Birdman hosts a night of local talent and homegrown fun. 717 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-7821.

Rockandy, "College Night." Come one, come all, and come early, because six bucks buys all you can drink until midnight; with live music and a DJ spinning alternative and dance tunes. 909 E. Cypress Creek Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-492-0099.

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.

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
Liquid, "Choice." Ambassador of good will Ray Rodriguez kicks off the weekend with loungelike tunes by Tricky, Portishead, Bjork, and more. 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-9154.

EDGE/Theatre. Start the weekend off early with an evening of interactive laughs with comedic theater group Punch 59's scripted comedy, character pieces, standup, and -- best of all -- audience participation. 405 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 531-6083.

Cameo Theatre. Twisted pleasures, solidly in the tradition of the Cameo's dance-till-we-drop crowd. 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0922.

Saturday
Twist. The bar for boys, always brimming with excess and overindulgence, hosted by dancemaster DJ Charlie Mercado. 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-9478.

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

Baja Beach Club, "Dance Till You Drop." The party you love is live on the air with Power 96; hot and heavy fun for the masses. 3200 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 954-561-2432.

Sunday
821, "Jet Set." Fasten your seat belts before you blast off into another world of super cocktails and mean lounge music. 821 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 534-0887.

Cameo Theatre, "Disco Inferno." Year after year the party rolls on and the regulars just can't get enough of Seventies trash music. 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0922.

KGB, "Hercules." DJ Rad pumps out solid grooves of acid jazz, funk, and soul, too cool for mortal comprehension. 637 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-5420.

Monday
Jazid. DJs Justin and Chilly throw it down for an appreciative hip-hop and acid-jazz loving crowd. 1302 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 673-9372.

Zeptepi, "Back-Door Bamby." DJ Gigi spins a sexy blend of deep-house mood music for an evening of erotic and not particularly subtle pleasures. 1532 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-5221, Miami Beach, 534-5221.

Tobacco Road, "Swamp Boogie." 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.

Tuesday
Stella Blue, "Lighten Up Your Blues." First lady of song Maryel Epps performs R&B and blues classics, two shows nightly. 1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 532-4788.

Jillian's, "College Night." Drink specials, cheap chicken wings, and pool -- the essentials of youth entertainment. 12070 N. Kendall Dr., Kendall, 595-0070.

Wednesday
Black Orchid Lounge, "Latin Night." The Caramellos Band helps you move your body to that hot Latin beat. 18401 Collins Ave., Aventura, 935-9006.

Society Hill, "For a Better World." Cheap drinks for a fun-loving crowd with hip-hop, reggae, and R&B dispensed by DJ Chief. 627 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-9993.

Warsaw Ballroom, "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 571-7678 or call 571-7572.

 
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