Rise and shine, you little monsters ... It's Halloween!
With All Hallows' Eve falling on a Friday this year, you may have already spent most of your cash on candy corn shots and Pixie Stix. That doesn't mean you'll have to stay home and give away free candy to all those trick-or-treaters who'll come knocking at your door.
Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend. Consider this our treat to you.
See also: Miami's Ten Best Halloween 2014 Parties
Photo by Shannon Cottrell
Superheroes vs. Villains. With music by DJs Sugar Bear, Louie Arson, and Aliyo in the main room, and DJs Reid Waters and Exes in the hip-hop room, a $50 bar tab costume contest, and a $100 bar tab booty dancing competition. Friday, October 31, 10 p.m. Bizerq, 175 NE 36th St., Miami; 305-396-8550; bizerqmiami.com. Free. Whether you choose to be Batman or his arch-nemesis for the night, come prepared to shake that superhero or villain booty of yours. That's 'cause Bizerq's hosting the freakiest Halloween booty competition (with a $100 bar tab prize) you'll ever crash. If twerking isn't your thing, though, you can still win a $50 bar tab for rockin' the best costume.
See also: Miami's Halloween 2014 Party Guide
Halloween at Gramps. With the Ordinary Boys, DJs Mikey R, and Benton G. Friday, October 31, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Get your spook on with the Ordinary Boys and Jello shots, and don your best Morrissey costume for your shot at winning an $80 bar tab. May the best "Charming Man" (or woman?) win.
See also: Miami's Six Best Club Parties This Week
HalloWYN. Friday, October 31, 7 p.m. Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-305-5574; manawynwood.com. Visit hallowynblockparty.com. Free. Party it up in the 'Wood for HalloWYN with hipster vampires, plenty of treats, video DJs mixing tricked out vids on a giant 240'' LED screen, and the movie screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Halloween Party. With Young DeVille, the Grey 8s, and burlesque. Friday, October 31, 11 p.m. Railroad Blues, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; railroadbluesmiami.com. Free. Get weird with Young DeVille and the Grey 8s as they bring their psychedelic rock and spooktastic costumes to Railroad Blues.
Zoltan's Seance of the Undead. With DJs Cremora, Mixx Piggy, and Mikey R, a costume contest, and photo booth. Presented by Degeneration. Saturday, November 1, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. $5 with costume, $10 without. Don't be lured by the "free elixirs" at the Garret this All Saints' Day -- that's just "the assembly of the great fortuneteller Zoltan" AKA DJs Cremora, Mixx Piggy, and Mikey R trying to cast their musical spell of dance on you. Consider yourself warned.
Photo by Ron Harrell
Marnie Stern. As part of Mash Bash. With Killmama and Kazoots. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. "Nothing Is Easy." But when you get to watch NYC rocker chick Marnie Stern shred like a monster... for free, you'll realize that maybe some things, like not having to go broke in order to listen to pretty good music in Miami, are, in fact, pretty simple.
Eric Vick Band. Saturday, November 1, 10 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. Get your dose of "rock, jam, funk, pop rock, alternative, folk rock" with the Magic City's own Eric Vick Band at Will Call.
Sébastien Léger. With Deep Therapy. Presented by Blow Up Saturdays. Saturday, November 1, 11 p.m. Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net, or $20 at the door, so buy them in advanced. Monsieur Sébastien Léger is invading SoBe and he's gonna "Hypnotize" you with his magical "house/techno (with a funk edge)" combo.
Chocolate Shaker Pool Party. With DJs Manuvers, Reid Waters, Sharpsound, and Louie Arson. Sunday, November 2, 3 to 8 p.m. The Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free. Shake up Fall and make your friends up north jealous with the Chocolate Sundays crew at the Freehand for drinks, beats, and fun in the sun.
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Brief Lives. With Awkward Kisser, Wrong, Booty and the Browns, and Paranoid Existence. Sunday, November 2, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. "Still Dreaming" it was Friday? Looks like you're in need of a final dose of punk, rock, and noise from Virginia's Brief Lives, the 305's Awkward Kisser, and the rest of the music maniacs at Churchill's.