Ten bucks and a dream.
That's all you really need for a little fun in the Magic City. And to ensure that you have the greatest (cheap!) weekend ever, your party pros here at Crossfade are hooking you up with the best ragers Mr. Hamilton can buy.
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Palo! With DJ Andie Sweetswirl. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, February 27, 9 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Go Palo! with the Magic City's Grammy-nominated rumberos en el corazon de la Pequeña Habana at the 'ol Ball & Chain.
The Hongs. With Mulder. Friday, February 27, 10 p.m. Railroad Blues, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; railroadbluesmiami.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Get weird, get wild as Miami's "multinational dance rock conglomerate" AKA the Hongs bring their "sweet sugary pop-rock-disco" to Railroad Blues.
The Baboons. Friday, February 27, 7 p.m. Woody's West End Tavern, 600 Payne Dr., Miami Springs; 305-882-1170; woodyswestendtavern.com. Free. Once you bite into the Baboons' "global gumbo" of "urban Latin funk," you'll be left wanting more of that jamtastic rumba.
Electric Picnic. With Thunderpony b2b Ms. Mada, Jeremy Ismael, Brad Strickland, Baez, Basti, Cryin' Out Loud, Diego Martinelli, Sub-Motus, and others. Saturday, February 28, 3 to 11 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Free. Celebrate six years of Pickle madness with Thunderpony, Ms. Mada, and all your fave underground DJs at the Electric Picnic. Added bonus: free smoked barbecue and beer.
Cats & Snacks. With Ben Wash, Culture Prophet, Treznik, and the Grey 8s. Presented by King's Head Records. Saturday, February 28, 9 p.m. 1ofK, 97 NW 25th St., Suite 101, Miami; 305-591-5888; 1ofk.com. Admission costs $5 suggested donation, or free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Party with Ben Wash, the Grey 8s, and all the cool cats of King's Head Records. Get inspired with free PBR, tasty pizza specials, and visual snacks (i.e. local art exhibits) and design your own kitten pizza t-shirt.
Fools' Paradise Ten-Year Celebration. With Jim Camacho, Humbert, Ferny Coipel, the Shark Valley Sisters, and others. Saturday, February 28, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 18 and up. Experience a decade of drama with Jim Camacho's Fools' Paradise production. Originally written in 1999, Camacho's musical, which tells the story of "a French circus troupe's struggle to resist and survive in Nazi-occupied France," made it's grand debut at Churchill's in 2004. In celebration of its tenth anniversary, Camacho and his crew will be putting on a Fools' Paradise concert complete with solo performances by the Shark Valley Sisters.
Fresh Meat. With Victor Rosado and Mystic Bill spinning the sounds of Chicago and NYC. Hosted by Ms. Noel Leon (of the Palace) and MC Robb U. Saturday, February 28, 10 p.m. The Social Lubricant, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Admission costs $5. Get a load of Fresh Meat with Victor Rosado and Mystic Bill as the beat divas play the freshest underground house and disco tracks the 'Wood has ever heard.
PillowTalk. Celebrating the launch of Lot 14 with Baez, Diego, Lou Flores, Donnie Lowe, Richy, and Ohashi. Sunday, March 1, 1 to 11 p.m. Lot 14, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Admission costs $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up. "Manipulating pop melodies, classic R&B, soul, and boogie into the loose rhythms of house music." That's what San Fran DJ trio PillowTalk does best. And this Sunday, the Crew Love bros will be taking control of Lot 14 as they bring their "sunsplashed jams" and "peak time party tunes" to the 305.
The Gypsy Caravan. With DJs Aladdin, Richard "Dr. Love" Vasquez, and Palo Albertoni. Sunday, March 1, 6 p.m. Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 510-550-5067; facebook.com/DoNotSit. Admission costs $10, or $5 with '70s attire. Ages 21 and up. Put on your bell bottoms and dive into the Gypsy Caravan. Head over to Don't Sit and get groovy with Aladdin, Richard "Dr. Love" Vasquez, and Palo Albertoni as the DJs take you on a musical journey to the '70s.
The Sounds of Catwalk. With Mystic Bill, Gooddroid, and Bonnie Beats. Sunday, March 1, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Get fierce on the catwalk and "explore the past, present, and future sounds of vogue, ballroom, Jersey club, and house" as the baddest biatches in the Magic City compete for the best vogue performances at Bardot.
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