Miami, the city of lights, bottles, and nighttime shenanigans, where no matter how broke you may be, you're never too broke to party.
That's because cheap (and at times, free) parties are always on the radar. So if you're looking for some weekend fun, but all you've got is change in your pocket, Crossfade's ten under $10 party guide is just what you need.
See also: Miami's Six Best Club Parties This Week
Made In Miami. With Oscar G, Lazaro Casanova, and Ralph Falcon. Friday, January 16, 11 p.m. Steam Miami, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. We've got that 305 pride and we know it. Show it off with "the godfather of the [underground] Miami [music] scene" himself, Oscar G, at his Made In Miami throw down at Steam.
See also: Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Big Night in Little Haiti. With System Band, Karizma, and DJ Mack. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation. Friday, January 16, 6 to 10 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; rhythmfoundation.com. Free. Konpa and feel-good Caribbean vibes. That's what Ayiti's System Band is gonna bring to the Magic City's most vibrant neighborhood for the first Big Night in Little Haiti of 2015.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Electric Piquete. Friday, January 16, 8 to 10 p.m. Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Kick off the night with some rumba y fuego from "the José Martí of Miami's Latin funk scene," Electric Piquete at Blackbird.
Mirah. With Holopaw and Todd Chandler in the outside patio, and Kayodot and Killmama inside at Shirley's. Friday, January 16, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free till 11 p.m., $5 after. Ages 21 and up. Experience the Changing Light that is Mirah as the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter brings her "incorruptible independent pop music" to Gramps.
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Cherry Pop Saturdays. With DJ Benton and guests. Saturday, January 17, 7 p.m. Sidebar, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; 786-703-6973; facebook.com/sidebarmiami. Free. Cherry Pop your way to Sidebar for some "chill vibes, good times, and good tunes" with DJ Benton and his Cherry Pop friends.
DZA's House. With Them Jeans. Saturday, January 17, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Get pumped up for the house party of all house parties as the 305's own DZA keeps 'em "old school funk disco, nu school groove house, and throwback" jams spinnin' all night with L.A.'s Them Jeans.
Grey 8s. With Perro Negro. Presented by Cheap Miami Records. Saturday, January 17, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Free. Ages 21 and up. Watch the Grey 8s tear KYI in two with their "psychedelic/garage/blues."
¡MursDay! With DJs Heron and Sharpsound. Saturday, January 17, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com using promo code MURS17. Watch ¡Mayday! and Murs let the "Beast Out of the Box" as the Magic City hip-hop crew and L.A. rapper bring their hits and beats to the Stage.
"Imagination, the Total Freedom of Man." "I'm Sick of Symmetry" art show with music by the Deaf Poets, Gustavo Matamoros, DJs AlexAlejandro, and SirChampa. Presented by PAXy. Saturday, January 17, 5 p.m. Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., #100, Miami; 305-576-4350; miamilightproject.com. Free, but a $10 donation is suggested. Let your imagination run wild with art, architectural installations, and live music from the Deaf Poets and Venezuela's Gustavo Matamoros at the "I'm Sick of Symmetry" exhibit.
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Sweatbox. With the Jillionaire and Tom LaRoc. Sunday, January 18, 11 p.m. Basement Miami, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4548; basementmiami.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Stay "Fresh" with Major Lazer's the Jillionaire and Tom LaRoc at Basement Miami's monthly Sweatbox bash.