Since revamping in mid-2007, Shine at the Shelborne has continued its program of high-quality, one-off or occasional recurring events (Bliss, etc.). The club's Winter Music Conference programming this year was, as usual, a highlight of conference too. But now teh club's getting its first proper weekly event in a long time.
Enter Gossip, a new Saturday night party which is billed as three parties in one. The lobby reception bar features drink specials for ladies and chilled-out house sounds. The lounge -- that's halfway through on the way to the actual club -- is more house, from local DJs like Louis Dee and Nikolas.
Finally, Shine itself is open format fun, featuring a roster of special
guest DJs. The first, this Saturday, is Biz Markie -- his party-rocking
sets are always a good time, and the club's upscale but no-bullshit
vibe is always a welcome respite from the rest of the beach. Proof?
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Some 1500 people attended the opening night of the party last week.
There are no advance tickets for sale online, but for bottle service/table reservations e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biz Markie at Gossip, Friday, June 6. Shine at the Shelborne, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-341-1318; shinesouthbeach.com