The weekend was created equally for everyone in the Magic City... Even for us broke 305ers.
And while we wouldn't mind a few extra bucks in our pocket, when you live in Miami, you don't need wads of cash to party like an EDM pop star every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night -- a crisp Benjamin should suffice.
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Sweatstock Pre-Party & Fundraiser. With Axe and the Oak, the Moon Caravan, DJs Ashworth, Lolo, and Hottpants. Friday, March 13, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs a donation of $5. Ages 18 and up. Get those Sweatstock 2015 pre-party juices flowing! Enjoy free cupcakes, enter the sweet music raffle for your shot at winning a Audio-Technica turntable, a $100 Sweat Records' gift card, and other swag, and help keep the annual vinyl fest alive (and free) with Axe and the Oak, Moon Caravan, and your fave 305 beat makers at Churchill's.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Locos Por Juana. With DJ Andie Sweetswirl. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, March 13, 9 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Go wild with Miami's Latin Grammy-nominated "reggae/Latin/cumbia/fusion badasses," Locos Por Juana at Ball & Chain.
Coral Gables Blues Festival. With the Joey Gilmore Blues Band, Biscuit Miller & the Mix, Randy McAllister, and JL Fulks. Friday, March 13, 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables; 305-774-1883; bierhausblues.com. Admission is free, and the fest runs through Sunday, March 15. Blues, beer, and more blues. That's what Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, Joey Gilmore, Biscuit Miller & the Mix, and 12 other blues legends will be bringing to the Gables for the 17th annual Coral Gables Blues Fest.
Spam Allstars. With the Baboons and DJ Luis Beyra. Friday, March 13, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up. Brush up on your Spanglish with the Baboons, get funky with Latin Grammy-nominated rumberos, Spam Allstars, y prepárate for una tremenda descarga electrónica at the Stage.
The Blank Canvas. With DJs Jeremy Ismael, AN:RO, and Ephniko. Saturday, March 14, 6 p.m. The Social Lubricant Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Admission is free before 11 p.m., and $5 after. Ages 21 and up. Come in as a Blank Canvas, leave a masterpiece. That's the transformational experience you'll encounter at TSL as live artists, DJs, fire performers, and drum circles leave their artistic imprint on the night.
Cats & Snacks 2: Art Walk Special. With the Hongs, Ben Wash, Culture Prophet, and Treznik. Saturday, March 14, 9 p.m. 1 of K, 97 NW 25th St., Suite 101, Miami; 305-591-5888; 1ofk.com. Admission costs a donation of $5. Get the Cats & Snacks party started with the Hongs, Ben Wash, Culture Prophet, Treznik, and all the cool kittens of King's Head Records, and snacks, er, pizza at 1 of K.
The Choice Miami. With Joey Llanos and Richard Vasquez. Saturday, March 14, 10 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up. Relive the glory days of raw dance music and "NYC's seminal Paradise Garage nightclub" at the Garret with Joey Llanos and Richard Vasquez.
Confessions. With Sishi Rösch, YOS, and Sean Drake. Saturday, March 14, 11 p.m. Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Admission is free before 11 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Dive into the "house /instrumental hip-hop" sounds of Sishi Rösch as the Mr. Nice Guy Records beat junkie confesses his love for bass at Treehouse.
¡Qué viva la patria!
Photo by Liliana Mora
Calle Ocho 2015. With Chino y Nacho, Tito el Bambino, J. Alvarez, Ivy Queen, and others. Sunday, March 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the corner of SW Eighth Street and 10th Avenue, Miami; carnavalmiami.com. Admission is free. All ages. Conga line your way down SW 8th Street y baila con les reyes de la calle with Chino y Nacho, Tito el Bambino, Ivy Queen, y todo los latinos de Miami at the 2015 Calle Ocho rumba fest.
See also: Calle Ocho 2015: A Ten-Stage Music Guide
Shaker Sundays. With Tom Laroc. Sunday, March 15, 2 to 6 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Admission is free. Shake off those Sunday blues with smoked barbecue, tasty cocktails, and poolside reggae tunes with Tom Laroc at the Freehand.
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