Into the Night
It's a slow week for inaugural one-nighter celebrations, but there are a couple of newish doors to pound on if you can bear to drag yourself from the comfort of your air-conditioned home and onto the heat of the street. For starters, South Beach institution Warsaw (1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-4499) -- not so new, but boasting some recent additions in tandem with the usual fab festivities -- brings us cash and prizes on Wednesday, as well as much drinking and debauchery at its legendary amateur strip contest. Friday and Saturday nights kick it just as hard with hot music spun by another South Beach institution, DJ David Padilla. For other devilish deviations, try any one of the parties at the almost new Ready Bar (560 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-8847). Catch Tommy Pooch's usual craziness on Thursday night (a different complimentary liquor is served each week) with DJ Mark Leventhal spinning the best of old and new music all evening long. Stop by later on in the week for the laid-back stylings of "Pervert Tuesday," featuring DJ Sweat and other special guest DJs. The next night brings "Heartbreak Wednesday" with enough fun and frolic -- and drink specials -- to get you over any heartache. A weekly midnight movie also helps. Or change ranks and join the Latin brigade as Yuca (501 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 532-9822) introduces its new weekend lineup with songstress Albita Rodriguez and her band performing warm and friendly Latin tunes on Friday and Saturday nights. Listen for smooth jazz, boleros, and some dancing rhythms. On the far-out charity front, owner of Lulu's Restaurant (1053 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-6147) and king of kitsch Art Goldstein hosts "The Resurrection of Elvis" -- a pleasure-without-guilt event benefitting the United Foundation for AIDS.
Squeeze, "Ladies Night." DJ Guy spins the best in progressive and alternative dance songs for everyone from yuppies and clean-cut college kids to the tattooed and pierced fetish fanatics. 2 S. New River Dr., Fort Lauderdale, 522-2151.
Caffe Torino, "Garbo's." Cabaret fun and fantasy for girls who love girls, with a little live music thrown in for good measure. 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5722.
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. An early open bar and no cover till midnight. 609 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 673-5609.
Niva, "After Hours." The party starts at 4:00 a.m. when dancemaster DJ Charlie Mercado spins energetic tunes for the dancing and drinking crowd until the very, very wee hours. 643 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-0230.
Bermuda Bar, "Friday Fascination." Glamour gal ladies night, where the girls get free chocolate-covered strawberries to suck on -- and the guys get to watch. 3509 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 945-0196.
Amnesia, "La Movida." Latin rock rules as Aramis Lorie presents a dance party for an effervescent crowd of moving and grooving boys and girls; with musical inspiration by DJ Fabio Vallebona. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5535.
Ensign Bitters. "Disco Glow." A black light party for one and all with prizes for the best dressed disco king and queen and the best get-down boogie moves, with drink specials to keep you going. 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove, 448-2582.
Bash. DJ Marc Sacheli spins the latest and greatest dance music in the main room, while international DJ Ivano Bellini pumps out world beats under the stars in the Magic Garden. 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.
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.
Berlin Bar, "Cozy Monday." Party promoter Brigitte Andrade presents a night of hot jazz and cool people. Tonight Leesa Richards pumps out soulful tunes. 661 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 674-0864.
Lua, "Back-Door Bamby." DJ Gigi spins a sexy blend of deep house mood music for an evening of erotic and not particularly subtle pleasures. 409 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 672-8351.
Follia, "Tommy Pooch Tuesday." The perfect mix of dinner and dancing, where models, moguls, and celebrities mingle while DJ Roberto spins. 929 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 674-9299.
New World Cafe, "Cinema Picnic." Veteran pianist/singer/songwriter Robbie Gennet and his side-project band Rudy provide a night of movies, mayhem, and music. 9661 W. Sample Rd, Coral Springs, 340-7108.
Jillian's, "College Night." Drink specials, cheap chicken wings, and pool. 12070 N. Kendall Dr., Kendall, 595-0070.
Rose's Bar & Music Lounge. Football star/singer Demetrius Brown and his band Manchild rock the house each week with two sets of funky rhythms to keep you moving. 754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0228.
Alcazaba, "Ladies night." The upwardly mobile and utterly sophisticated Latin crowd converge for dancing, drinks, and socializing. 50 Alhambra Plaza (Hyatt Regency), Coral Gables, 441-1234.
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.
-- By Liz Martinez
Send information regarding special "one-nighters" to "Into the Night." Fax material to 372-3446 or call 579-1572.
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