Just because your wallet may be a little on the slim side doesn't mean you have to spend the entire weekend getting your fingers orange from eating too many cheese puffs and watching reruns of ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? on repeat.
When you live in the Magic City, being broke is no excuse to stay home on a Saturday night. And with all of the (practically) free parties to crash, you wouldn't want to anyway.
Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend, from moon dancing with Mixed Culture at the Social Lubricant Lounge to ass shakin' with Tomas of Aquabooty at the Pickle to voguing with divas at the Garret.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
For the Good of Music. A night for Dave Daniels with the Revelators (Henk Milne, Diane Ward, and Charlie Pickett), Mr. Entertainment and the Pookie Smackers, Charlie Pickett, Jim Camacho, Shark Valley Sisters (including special guests from Load, Quit, and the Holy Terrors), DJ Skidmark, and others. Friday, May 16, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Soon, Dave Daniels will turn over his beloved Churchill's to new owners, but not before hosting some kick ass shows. Celebrate 30 years of "Miami's Prime Minister of Music" with Mr. Entertainment and the Pookie Smackers, Charlie Pickett, Jim Camacho, and other local legends all "For the Good of Music."
Downtown Full Moon Party: Moon Dance. With Mixed Culture, Hip Hop Elements, DJ Stingray, Alan Epstein, and others. Friday, May 16, 9 p.m. The Social Lubricant, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. $5 before 10 p.m., $10 before midnight, and $15 after, so get there early. Bring out your nylon track suit, pair of raggedy Adidas, and hood sweaters and become one with the moon as drummers, musicians, fire performers, hula hoopers, and jugglers honor the lunar phase with an '80s themed breakdancing party.
Big Night in Little Haiti. With Boukman Eksperyans. Friday, May 16, 6 to 10 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; rhythmfoundation.com. Free. Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month and Haitian Flag Day with the high energy, Grammy-nominated Carnival masters Boukman Eksperyans at Big Night in Little Haiti.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Off Orbit. Saturday, May 17, 9 p.m. Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Free. Get lost in Off Orbit's "musical comet" of "vintage '60s and '70s psychedelic rock" and "present-age alternative and experimental music" at the Road.
The Roast of Dave Daniels. With Al's Not Well (re-uniting for this show), Dyslexic Postcards, Birdman, Curious Hair, Pawnshop Drunks, Juan Montoya, Xela Zaid, Haochi Waves, Lori Garrote, Dolly's Lobotomy, and DJ Russell. Saturday, May 17, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Dave Daniels deserves a proper goodbye before he parts, like a roast and an Al's Not Well reunion show. Everyone -- your favorite bartenders, musicians, regulars -- will rank on the Brit and share their wildest stories at the pub. After the roasting, you'll get to see Al's Not Well reunite after more than a decade, along with Dyslexic Postcards, Birdman, and other Churchill's vets.
Aquabooty Is Back Baby! With Mr. Joe Budious, DHM, DJinji Brown, and Tomas of Aquabooty. Saturday, May 17, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Oh, Aquabooty, how we've missed you. Welcome one of Miami's longest-running house parties back home with Mr. Joe Budious, DHM, DJinji Brown, and, of course, Tomas of Aquabooty.
Monte Rosa. With Atajos. Saturday, May 17, 10:30 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. Get all romántico with Monte Rosa as he plays his sweet, heartfelt ballads, and then get all wild with los locos of Atajos.
Arpetrio. With Y Diz and Cog Nomen. Saturday, May 17, 11 p.m. The Nest, 62 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-766-2411; thenestmia.com. Pre-sale tickets cost $5 plus fees via holdmyticket.com, or $10 at the door. Experience the "Excitamine" of Arpetrio's jazzy, electronic jam beats at the Nest.
Crawfish Boil. With the Honey Island Swamp Band and DJ Manuvers. Sunday, May 18, 1 to 8 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. From Nola to the Magic City, the Honey Island Swamp Band is bringing their "Cane Sugar" to the Stage's for its annual Crawfish Boil. So come and get your "Bayou Americana/roots rock" on with Aaron Wilkinson, Chris Mulé, Sam Price, Garland Paul, and Trevor Brook.
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Catwalk: A Night of Vogue. With Deejay Blaze, Gooddroid, and Bonnie Beats. Sunday, May 18, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. Bring your 'tude and show off your best haute couture and thug realness outfits on the catwalk for a shot at winning $200. May the fiercest diva win.