Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend
You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and just know it's gonna be a great day? It's called Friday.
And since you're so pumped up right now ... We figured you may be up for a little challenge: Crash every single party listed on our Ten Under $10 weekend party guide.
Best of luck, kids.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Empire Theory. With DJ Andie Sweetswirl. Friday, October 24, 10 p.m. Ball and Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Watch the power of music come to life as Orlando's indie rock crew and philanthropists Empire Theory bring their positive vibes and feel-good tunes to the heart of Little Havana at the Ball and Chain. Help the Theory Changers keep on making a difference in the world (and fund the recording of their second album) via the band's Kickstarter campaign, "Empire Theory: The Why Project."
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
The 8th Annual Thriller Halloween Music Festival. Friday, October 24, 8 p.m. Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $10. Ages 21 and up. It's the last ever Thriller Fest (and Friday) at the Road, so brush up on those Michael Jackson moves, join in on the "Thriller" flash mob, and rock your creepiest werewolf costume for a shot at taking home $100. Whether you walk away with cash or not, with three stages of live music and 27 bands, everyone wins.
See also: Miami's Ten Best Halloween 2014 Parties
The Grey 8s. With Heavy Drag. Presented by Cheap Miami. Friday, October 24, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Get your dose of "psychedelic/garage/blues" and party it up with the Grey 8s as they celebrate their Cheap Miami cassette release at Gramps.
Tobacco Road's Last Call Closing Party. Upstairs in the Cocktail Collection with the Hoovers, the Eclectics, the Hongs, and the Oski Foundation, and on the outside parking-lot stage with Eric Vick, the Jay Blues Band, Pat De Leon, Juke, and Afrobeta. Saturday, October 25, 8 p.m. Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $10. Ages 21 and up. It's the last call at Tobacco Road. Say goodbye to over a century of "good booze and good bands" with the Hongs, Pat De Leon AKA Mr. Tobacco Road, Juke, and the rest of the folks over at the Road.
The Stage's Four Year Anniversary Pre-Party. With Xperimento and DJ Selfborn. Saturday, October 25, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $5. Ages 21 and up. Alright, so the Stage won't officially be turning four until next month, but when it comes to anniversaries, there's no such thing as too many celebrations. So get ready for a "tremendo party!" with Miami's own "multicultural freestyle fusion" collective, Xperimento as the live music spot throws its own pre-birthday bash.
DJ Sire. With DJ Lumin in the main room, and DJs Klassik and Y-Not in the back room. Saturday, October 25, 10 p.m. Bizerq Miami, 175 NE 36th St., Miami; facebook.com/Bizerqmiami. Free. Go Bizerq with your local party masters DJs Sire, Lumin, Klassik, and Y-Not at your new fave dance spot.
Robby Hunter Band. Saturday, October 25, 11 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. The Robby Hunter Band's bringing that "Indie Funk 4 U" to Kill Your Idol, so join in on the musical "Bull Ride" and dance the night away with the Magic City Hippies.
Freaky Tiki Halloween BBQ. With DJ Haitian Hillbilly. Sunday, October 16, 3 p.m. The Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free. With smoked barbecue, Halloween-inspired cocktails, luau and fire dancers, eerie tunes by DJ Haitian Hillbilly, and creepy Hawaiian attire, things might get a little freaky at the Freehand.
Double Stubble T-Dance. With DJs Daniel Hottpants Blair, Nelly G, and Terence Tabeau. Hosted by Tommy Ralph Pace and Pretty Boy Social with a performance by Lolita Bangkok. Sunday, October 26, 4 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Brace yourself for some disco and Chicago house music, and more Double Stubble fabulosity than you can handle at Gramps' T-Dance. And since it's Halloween season, you know there's gonna be a costume party. Just be sure to look your best -- first place winner takes home a crisp Benjamin.
El Mini Market. With DJ Ray Milian. Sunday, October 26, 4 to 8 p.m. Brick House, 187 NW 28th St., Miami; 305-456-2629; facebook.com/BrickHouseMIA. Free. El Mini Market is always a good idea, especially if there's grub, booze, and music involved. So head on over to Brick House for an afternoon of shopping, eating, drinking, and dancing.
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