The weekend has finally arrived, party people!
So bring out the bottles, pop the André, and get ready for back-to-back nights of endless debauchery with fresh beats from Donnie Lowe at the Pickle, rumba from Palo! at The Stage, and poolside tunes at the Congress Hotel.
Here are the ten best things to do in the 305 this weekend for less than a Hamilton.
See also: Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week
T.E.S.S. Meets Locomotion. With Donnie Lowe, Christopher James, Samson, BassTian, Dan Carraway, LaBenz, Beki Powell, Xpans, and Brock Lambert. Friday, June 20, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Get ready for an "intimate evening of musical bliss" with deep hits of uhntz-uhntz from the Locomotion DJs in the Bolero Room and Pickle residents in the Electric Sandwich Lounge.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Gabel. With DJ Mack. Performing for Big Night in Little Haiti. Friday, June 20, 6 to 10 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59 Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; rhythmfoundation.com. Free. Kick off the official start of summer at Big Night in Little Haiti with Haiti's mega kompa crew, Gabel, and welcome the hottest season of the year with la Fête de la Musique, a global bash honoring music on the summer solstice.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Buffy. With DJ Sloter. Presented by Cheap Miami. Friday, June 20, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. Get your dose of rockin' punk pop with Buffy at the best bar in Miami Beach, Kill Your Idol.
Pillar Point. As part of Mega Saturday at Gramps. Saturday, June 21, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. No, you're not "Dreamin'." Today is Mega Saturday at Gramps. Start the day with all the World Cup games followed by the 'Wood hot spot's monthly Sud Swap from 2 to 6 p.m. and Bookleggers Library from 5 to 11 p.m. Later, it's the Southernmost Soul Party with Action Pat at 9 p.m. End the night with Pillar Point as the Seattle musician brings his indie dance tunes to the stage at 10 p.m. It's "like a summer dream come true."
Gold Dust Lounge. Album release party with the Shark Valley Sisters and the All-Star Rat Opera band playing from the Rat Opera songbook. Saturday, June 21, 8 to 11 p.m. The Nest, 62 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-766-2411; thenestmia.com. $5. Jam with Russell Mofsky and Gold Dust Lounge as "the guitar hero of South Florida" brings his "surf, rockabilly, spy, lounge, and noir" tunes to the Nest in celebration of the release of his latest album, Lost Sunset.
Palo! With Mr. Pauer. Saturday, June 21, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Get hot with Palo! fever as Miami's best Latin band brings their "Afro Cuban funk" descargas to The Stage.
See also: Best Latin Band Miami 2014 - Palo!
The Baboons. Saturday, June 21, 9 p.m. The Cocktail Collection at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com/upstairs. Free before 9 p.m. Party with Miami's Latin funk vets, the Baboons as they celebrate the birthday of Mano P, la banda's founding drummer of two decades.
Sunday Social Pool Party. With Lost Pieces, Thinking of Us, Ben Finx, Snay, Dan Carraway, and Balki. Sunday, June 22, 12 to 9 p.m. Congress Hotel, 1052 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 877-775-5783; congresshotelsouthbeach.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Nothing screams Miami more than a relaxing rooftop pool party with sweet dance tunes from Lost Pieces, Thinking of Us, and other local beat masters at the Congress Hotel.
Disco On the Bar B. With Ess & Emm, Sean Drake, Maxwell Blandford, Brad Strickland, and Pirate Stereo. Sunday, June 22, 3 to 9 p.m. Brick House, 187 NW 28th St., Miami; 305-456-2629; facebook.com/BrickHouseMIA. Free. Bring your appetite and funky shoes for an afternoon of smokin' barbecue and new school disco tunes from neighborhood faves Ess & Emm, Sean Drake, Maxwell Blandford, Brad Strickland, and Pirate Stereo in the oldest house in the 'Wood.
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The Holophonics. With Fotre, Stereotype the Masses, Mindyou, Suburban Swamp Kids, Riot Agents, 9 to 5, and In Pursuit of Liberty. Presented by Shirt Series. Sunday, June 22, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Jam to the skatastic rhythm of the Holophonics, Stereotype the Masses, Riot Agents, and the rest of the hardcore party animals at Churchill's.