When you live in the 305, every weekend is like a dream come true.
That's because no matter how broke you may be, you're always guaranteed to find a party with cheap booze and some pretty great music.
Just check out the ten best things to do under 10 bucks this weekend from the Lovers Key's soulful tunes at Gramps to non-stop booty poppin' with Mr. Mauricio at the Garret to rockin' riffs from Orbweaver at Churchill's.
See also: Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week
Beats After Sunset. With DJ Woozies. Friday, August 1, 8 to 11 p.m. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7530; bassmuseum.org. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Get your arty party on with the colorful and political masterpieces of "Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui," drinks au gratis from Hendrick's Gin, and Beats After Sunset with DJ Woozies.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Lovers Key. Friday, August 1, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Go back "to when [you] could be found running around on a Saturday night" with the Magic City's own Lovers Key at Gramps as the "retro-tinged pop and soul" duo play some sweet tunes from their debut album, Here Today Gone Tomorrow.
See also: Lovers Key Talks Here Today Gone Tomorrow and "Just Trying to Write Timeless Pop"
Cyborgs: The Dark Side. With Joyson, Uchi, Diego Martinelli, and Jeremy Ismael upstairs, and JC Santana and Face In the Dark downstairs. Friday, August 1, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Enter the dark side of dance music with Miami's cybernetic organisms of techno at the Pickle.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Peachfuzz. With Mr. Mauricio and DZA. Friday, August 1, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. 103.5 The Beat's Mr. Mauricio is gonna turn shit up when he invades the Garret for "your girl's favorite party." But if you really wanna go wild, get there early for free cocktails for the ladies and Beck's for all from 11 p.m. to midnight.
Death to Miami Fest III. With Orbweaver, Ancestor, Suffering Tool, Virulentus, Faethom, Beastplague, and others. Saturday, August 2, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $10. All is dead but metal. And, of course, Miami's "troupe of fearlessly experimental extremists," Orbweaver. Watch them as they celebrate the vinyl release of their debut EP, Strange Transmissions From the Neuralnomicon at Churchill's Death to Miami Fest III.
People's Blues of Richmond. With Uncle Scotchy. Saturday, August 2, 10 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Experience the "carnival-like mayhem" and "dark, blues-infused psychedelia" of Virginia's People's Blues of Richmond at Will Call.
Unlimited Devotion. Saturday, August 2, 9:30 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Celebrate what would've been the Grateful Dead's lead guitarist Jerry Garcia's 72 birthday with Miami's own group of diehard Deadhead's at the Stage.
Phantasmagoria. With Flavio Acaron, Almost Human, Face In the Dark, and Emilio Arias. Saturday, August 2, 9 p.m. The Social Lubricant Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Get lost in phantasmagoria (which, in case you were wondering, is a shifting series of complex illusions, like in a dream) with the underground sounds of Flavio Acaron, Almost Human, Face In the Dark, and Emilio Arias.
Chocolate Shaker. With DJs Manuvers, Reid Waters, Louie Arson, and Sharpsound. Sunday, August 3, 3 p.m. Freehand Miami Hostel, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free. Everything's better when there's chocolate involved ... even Sundays. Get your dose of dark and rich goodness with the Chocolate Sundays crew poolside at the Freehand.
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Backyard Boogie. Sunday, August 3, 3 to 11 p.m. Wood Tavern, 2531 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-748-2828; woodtavernmiami.com. Free. Bring out your high-top Jordan's and Hammer pants and kick it back old school at the Backyard Boogie.