Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend
Alright, so all of that Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Conference madness left you with nothing but a giant hole in your pocket.
To help you recover your wallet, we've provided you with some of Miami's best things to do this weekend that won't cost you more than a Hamilton, from a free party at the Electric Pickle, to Nirvana covers at Churchill's Pub, and rap vibes from Talib Kweli.
Check 'em out.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Ketchy Shuby. With A-Train and Rob Riggs. Friday, April 4, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. "Long Live the King[s]" of Miami soul, Ketchy Shuby.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Peachfuzz. With DJ DZA. Friday, April 4, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. Free double cross Vodka cocktails for the ladies from 11 p.m. till midnight, old school dance jams from DJ DZA, and no cover ... Guess that's why Peachfuzz is "your girl's favorite party."
Locals Only. With DJs Brad Strickland, Will Renuart, and Tomas of Aquabooty. Friday, April 4, 11 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Free before 1 a.m. with RSVP at email@example.com. Miami knows how to party. That's why the Pickle is showing us 305ers some love with free "house, disco, tech, funk, soul, and boogie jams" all night long (as long as you get there before 1 a.m., of course).
Space Between Words' Vinyl Split Release Party. With Sunghosts and the Vilifiers. Saturday, April 5, 10 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. How about some "music from space that makes your bones feel good" from Space Between Words, "sun-drenched garage rock" from the Sunghosts, and "crunchy sounds and raw emotion" from the Vilifiers to help you get your psychedelic funk on?
Oktech: The Festival of Excess. With Afrobeta, Telekinetic Walrus and the Pride of Ions, and Phaxas. Saturday, April 5, 9 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Free. In the planet of Faunzellia, the Faunzellians (AKA Telekinetic Walrus and the Pride of Ions, Afrobeta, and Phaxas) celebrate Oktech: the Festival of Excess, "a yearly celebration of new life and the fine art of excess," which also happens to be the name of Telekinetic Walrus' latest EP. And in celebration of their EP release, they're giving away a free copy to the first 100 musical creatures to show up. So get ready for an "Faunzellian-induced, Miami-bass-certified, space-fried fricassee nomming good time."
Nevermind. A Tribute to Nirvana with Armada!, the Burnouts, Dorothy's Surrender, Drawing Bored, After the Fall, Kenichi Ohme & Friends, and Curious Hair. Saturday, April 5, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Free. "Come As You Are" and pay tribute to the kings of grunge rock and 20 years of Kurt Cobain's passing with Armada!, the Burnouts, Dorothy's Surrender, and other local hardcore rockers of the ilk.
Robby Hunter Band. Saturday, April 5, 11 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. Jam with the Magic City hippies and get "dancing in the sun" (or more like in the moonlight) with the Robby Hunter Band.
Photo by Ciara Osorio
Jimbo's 86th Birthday Bash. Sunday, April 6, noon-midnight. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Jimbo's may be long gone, but the man behind what was named one of America's best bars by Esquire and what was a New Times' favorite for almost six decades is turning 86. And for his birthday, Gramps is throwing a mega bash filled with free Budweiser (at noon till it runs out, so get there early), bocce, bullshittin', live music, and lots of smoked fish. Long live Jimbo's.
Average Joe Art Sale. With Cog Nomen and DJ Ackdaddy. Sunday, April 6, 3-8 p.m. Yo Space, 294 NE 62nd St., Miami. Free. Visit their Facebook event page for more info. Wanna support local artists, decorate your Edgewater apartment with some pretty cool art without going broke, and jam to the "electronic psychedelic tunes" of Cog Noment? "Oh Yeah." Then go wild at the Average Joe Art Sale at Yo Space.
Selectah Sundays. With Talib Kweli, DJs Self Born, Heron, Klassik, and Johnny Walker Red. Sunday, April 6, 10 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. "Push Thru" to Monday with Talib Kweli's lyrical flow and smooth vibes at Will Call.
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