Feeling a sudden burst of energy this morning?
That's what you call Friday. And come 5 p.m., you're gonna shut off your email, throw your papers in the air, and party all weekend long.
Just check out Miami's ten best things to do under $10 from sazón y rumba with Suenalo at the Stage to dirty rock 'n' roll at the Garret to feelgood electronic vibes from the XYZA Collective at the Nest.
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Suenalo. With the Lee Boys. Friday, August 15, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Keep It Groovin' all night long with one of the 305's best Latin bands of all time at the Stage.
Black Light Paradise. With Greg Pidcock, Pirate Stereo, and Snay. Friday, August 15, 11 p.m. FDR at the Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-5752; delano-hotel.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Want free liquor? All you gotta do is show up at the FDR in your most creatively outrageous black light outfit. But don't worry ... Even if you don't win, you'll still get to party with Hot Creations' Greg Pidcock, Slap & Tickle's Pirate Stereo, and Snay. Not too shabby.
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The Liz Tracy 35th Birthday Blowout. With DJs Benton G. and Mikey R. Friday, August 15, 8 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Our very own Broward-Palm Beach Music Editor is turning 35! And for this milestone celebration, the birthday girl is gonna party it up at Gramps. Yep, she's throwing her own bash loaded with music by DJs Benton G. and Mikey R., a Liz Tracy look-a-like competition, and the Win A Date with Liz Tracy contest sponsored by Radio-Active Records where you'll get $50 to take Ms. Tracy out on a hot date, "buy her a dress, some new Converse, or whatever she wants." Happy Birthday, Liz!
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irl : url. With Kroft Mansion, Distant Static, and Tynjin. Saturday, August 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Free. Check out fresh, local talent at Sweat for the third installment of irl : url, a musical gathering organizer Nick Padilla says, "brings together a wide variety of artists and fans that have been born into this new age of http musicianship, and strives to entertain the idea of collaboration and optimism."
Baby Cobra's Thunderdome of Doom. With DJs Mikey R., Peligro, and Mix Piggy. Saturday, August 16, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free-$5. "Jello shots, musical chairs, prizes, costumes, and dirty rock 'n' roll ..." that's how Stephanie Torres AKA Baby Cobra is gonna celebrate her birthday this Saturday. All you gotta do is come dressed in your favorite horror movie ensemble, take a free jello shot (or pay $5, you decide), and enter the Thunderdome of Dome at the Garret.
T.E.S.S. Meets Locomotion. With Andy Pate, Freak the Disco, Dan Carraway, and others. Saturday, August 16, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Get your house music fix at when T.E.S.S. meets Locomotion at the Pickle with Andy Pate, Freak the Disco, Donnie Lowe, and Samson in the Bolero Room, and Dan Carraway, Xpans, Scotty Solomon, and Sloppy Seconds in the Lounge.
Bosshoss. With Buffy, Fulltime MotherFucker, Milk Spot, Booty and the Browns, the Fus-Ro-Dahs, DJs PattyCakes, Fried Rice, and Los Treces. Saturday, August 16, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Cheap Miami and Idle Hands Productions are bringing "snobby music for snobby people" to Little Haiti with Buffy, Fulltime MotherFucker, Milk Spot, Booty and the Browns, and the rest of the music snobs at Churchill's.
Ciel Eau. With Ivano Bellini, Thomas Anthony, Peter Hoogerwoerd, AXL, Le Brion, and Calderi. Sunday, August 17, 12 to 9 p.m. FIFTY at the Viceroy Hotel, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-4417; viceroymiami.com. Free. Dive into a "sky of water" 50 stories above the ground at FIFTY and get your sexy on with Ivano Bellini, Thomas Anthony, and the rest of the house heads at Ciel Eau.
Floss Launch Party. With DJs Elle, Christina Marie, Grace Jones, and Uchi. Sunday, August 17, 3 to 7 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free. Celebrate the launch of Floss Magazine poolside with the Floss gals, DJs Uchi, Grace Jones, and the rest of the bad biatches at the Freehand.
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XYZA Collective. With Brightwing, Jφhny†iger, Jude, Kai Zen, _Lautlos, P∆ZM∆L, Phantasman, Second Nature, Telescope Thieves, the Gamma Bot, Tidur, and Tyord. Sunday, August 17, 9 p.m. The Nest, 62 NE 14th St. Miami; 786-766-2411; thenestmia.com. $5-$10. Party with "The Odd Ones" and the rest of the XYZA Collective and get a taste of some of the Magic City's most talented electronic musicians at the Nest.