That's why we're hooking you up with some weekend fun on the cheap. The best part is, you can still pretend you're a high roller for the night.
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Kids' Official Album Release Show. With Hoyle and Josh Bramos. Friday, January 23, 6:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $8 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Relive the wonder years with Kids as the Fort Lauderdale "indie/folk alternative rock" band celebrates the release of its first full-length album, Rich Coast.
En Noir. With Cocodrills, Freak the Disco, and Donnie Lowe. Presented by PUSH Fridays. Friday, January 23, 11 p.m. Steam Miami, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up. "Step out of the light and into the dark" with Cocodrills and their En Noir dance tunes at Steam.
Dude Skywalker. Presented by Discobox. Friday, January 23, 11 p.m. Basement Miami, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4548; basementmiami.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Hop into the time machine of dance and enter the Discobox of "hippie house, cosmic funk, and future booty" with DJ trio Dude Skywalker at Basement Miami.
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¡La Pachanga! With Conjunto Progreso and DJ Danis La Clave. Saturday, January 24, 9 p.m. Ball and Chain, 1513 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Free. Rumba y baila the night away with the Grammy-nominated "Cuban son y descargas" of Conjunto Progreso smack in the heart of la Pequeña Habana.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Bedside. With JBZ. Saturday, January 24, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Get ready to be seduced by the Bedside grooves of Trace Barfield and Travis Acker at Bardot.
Robby Hunter Band. Saturday, January 24, 10 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Turn the funk up with the Robby Hunter Band as the Magic City Hippies bring their "fresh mix of hometown heroism and finely honed artistry" to Will Call.
Catwalk: A Night of Vogue. With DJs Gooddroid and Bonnie Beats. Saturday, January 24, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. $5. Ages 21 and up. It's a Night of Vogue at the Garret. While many will compete for the best in the "vogue performance," "virgin vogue," "runway," "best dressed spectator," and "realness" categories, only the baddest biatch will win. Fusion TV will be filming a documentary Saturday night, so be sure to look fab as always.
Shaker Sundays. With DJ Daai Lo. Sunday, January 25, 3 to 7 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free. Only in Miami can you go swimming in the middle of January. Make all your friends up north jealous as you lounge by the pool at the Freehand to the tunes of DJ Daai Lo with a drink on hand, and shop for your next bikini with pop-up boutiques from Cayisa, Femme Realm, My Bikini Club, and De La Mer.
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Double Stubble T-Dance. With DJs Hottpants, Nelly G, Terrance Tabeau, and Gooddroid. Sunday, January 25, 4 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Funky disco, Chicago house, and bloody marys... not a bad way to end the weekend at Gramps' Double Stubble T-Dance.
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Cheap Miami Sunday. With Sonic Graffiti, Booty & the Browns, Free Pizza, Ask for Tiger, Montage, Buffy, and Culture Prophet. Presented by Cheap Miami Records. Sunday, January 25, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Free. Brace yourself for a "fuzzy rock explosion" as Miami's Montage, St. Pete's Sonic Graffiti, and the rest of the punks at KYI take over SoBe this Sunday.