It's no coincidence that Friday the 13th falls on the eve of Valentine's Day this year. That's because something supernatural is about to happen in the Magic City...
Cheap weekend parties. Some even free.
Sure, it's a strange phenomenon, but hey, we'll take it.
So leave your superstitions behind. Grab your lovers and friends and hit up the 305 for the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend, from the Ordinary Boys and their Hated for Loving fifth-anniversary throwdown at Gramps to Anthony Attalla at Steam to DJ Sneak at Treehouse.
The Fifth Anniversary of Hated for Loving. With the Ordinary Boys. Friday, February 13, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Because nothing says anti-Valentine's Day more than covers of the Smiths and Morrissey, and the Ordinary Boys' Hated for Loving bash.
See also: Miami's Six Best Club Parties This Week
Anthony Attalla. With Doc Brown. Presented by Push Fridays. Friday, February 13, 11 p.m. Steam Miami, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Admission is free till 12:30 a.m. with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up. "Bump, Dump, [and] Hump" with Anthony Attalla as the Incorrect Music label boss and spin master brings his sexy house beats to Steam.
See also: Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Locos Por Juana. With DJ Andie Sweetswirl. Friday, February 13, 9 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Party it up con los Locos Por Juana as the Grammy-nominated five-some makes toda la gente del barrio bailar with their spicy mix of Latin, reggae, and cumbia.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
No one in the 305 does post-blues like Juke.
Photo by Jason Koerner
Juke. Friday, February 13, 11 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. Get your post-blues on with the boys of Juke and Uncle Scotchy as the lead vocalist brings his "cajón, high-hat, guitar, and harmonica" to Will Call.
See also: Juke's Uncle Scotchy on Being Misquoted in the Press and Suicide Sessions
Confessions. With DJs Sneak, Sex Sells, Ben Finx, and Juan BassHead. Saturday, February 14, 11 p.m. Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Admission is free before 12:30 a.m. with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up. Watch the self-proclaimed House Gangster, DJ Sneak confess his love for all things house music at, wait-for-it, Treehouse.
Lonely Hearts Club. With Palette Town and Arremer Jack in the Lounge, and William Renuart, Diego Martinelli, and Carlos Llanos in El Bolero Room. Saturday, February 14, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Alone this Valentine's Day? Join the Lonely Hearts Club with Miami's "arcade rock, garage pop, indie shred, post-pop" crew, Palette Town, Arremer Jack, and all the hopeless romantics at the Pickle.
Bombillo. Presented by the Miami Light Project and Mr. Pauer. Music by Heather Holiday, Turbanchin, Michelle Ciotti, G-Flux, and Mr. Pauer, video art installation by Willie Avedano, and more. Saturday, Februrary 14, 8 p.m. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami; 305-576-4350; miamilightproject.com. Free. Shine light on the 305's arts scene with the Big Apple's sword-swallower Heather Holiday, "electro house, dance" singer Michelle Ciotti, the 305's own Mr. Pauer, and all the creatives at the Light Box's monthly Bombillo fest.
Lonely Hearts Club Jam with Birdman's Clambake. Saturday, February 14, 7 p.m. Woody's West End Tavern, 600 Payne Dr., Miami Springs; 305-882-1170; woodyswestendtavern.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. From the 'Wood to Miami Springs, the Lonely Hearts Club runs vastly across South Florida. But at Woody's, "beer, biscuits, and gravy" rockers Birdman's Clambake will be picking up the ladies with their classic "Oye Mamacita" charm.
Love Hurts. With Free Pizza, Bruiser, and the Jellyfish Brothers. Sunday, February 15, 9 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Free. Ages 21 and up. Anyone who's ever been in (or out) of love can tell you one thing: Love Hurts. But when you've got tuneage from Free Pizza, Bruiser, and the Jellyfish Brothers rockin' SoBe's best bar, you'll realize maybe L-O-V-E isn't such a painful thing after all.
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Miami Soul Sessions: Lovers Rock Edition. With A Fly Guy and the B Love Band. Sunday, February 15, 9 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission is free before 11 p.m. with RSVP or $10 plus fees via eventbrite.com after 11 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Make your body burn with dance fever as A Fly Guy and all the love birds at Miami Soul Sessions take over Grand Central for the night.