Nothing's worse than being broke in the Magic City... Especially during the epic uhntz-uhntz madness that is Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival.
And if you've already blown that stack of emergency party cash on some of the year's best ragers, you can still rock that sequence bikini top and fist pump till daybreak with your lifelong PLUR besties and a crisp Hamilton.
Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this WMC, MMW, and UMF weekend.
High Tides Pool Party Miami. With Goldroom, Matoma, Bixel Boys, Carmada, Solidisco, and others. Friday, March 27, 12 to 7 p.m. Mondrian South Beach, 1100 W. Ave., Miami Beach; 305-514-1500; mondrian-miami.com. Admission is free with RSVP via jukely.com. Ages 21 and up. Splish, splash, and uhntz-uhntz "Till Sunrise" with Goldroom, Solidisco, and all the party captains at the Mondrian for the 305 debut of the High Tides poolside get down.
Breaks Yo! WMC Edition. With Freq Nasty, Martin Flex, Supernaut, Bebe, Hicue, D.O.H., Geishaz Showcase with Medley, Lady T, ZZ, 2 Sweet, and Kaprah, Se7en Deadly Breaks, Aaron Sigmon & Skitch, Breaks Junky, Mike Nice, Supagroover, N-Hance, Maxx Watts, Dozier, and Caution. Presented by Ground Zero Crew and 808 Life. Friday, March 27, 1 to 8 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Twerk that booty to the "1000 Buddhas of the Pureland of Bass" with LA's Freq Nasty and all the breaks junkies at the Stage.
Slap & Tickle Oasis. With Uchi, Keremcan, Santiago Caballero, Pirate Stereo, Adam Brien, Legs Benedict, Panic Bomber, and others. Friday, March 27, 4 to 10 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Admission is free. There won't be any whips and chains at the Slap & Tickle Oasis. But what you will find is a wonderland of underground DJ tunes by the S&T crew, tasty cocktails, and, in the spirit of Miami's official rave week, a free flower crown workshop.
Fool's Gold Miami. With A-Trak, Martin Solveig, Tommy Trash, gLAdiator, Brenmar, Salva, Anna Lunoe, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, and special guests. Friday, March 27, 9 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission costs $10 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up. Get "Intoxicated" with A-Trak, Martin Solveig, and all the crazy kids over at Grand Central for the Fool's Gold Miami takeover.
Afrobeta. With Y Diz and the Galactic Effect. Saturday, March 28, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up. "Dance Like A Ho" and get weird with Afrobeta and the 305's electronic party royalty at the Stage.
Cobalt Cranes. With Sunghosts, Free Pizza, Seafoam Walls, and the Gun Hoes. Presented by Cheap Miami. Saturday, March 28, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $7. Ages 18 and up. You can always use a little more sunshine in your life. Experience the joy of spending your Days in the Sun with Cali's psych-rock band, Cobalt Cranes at Churchill's.
Lazaro Casanova. With Eskuche & Nu Sky, Shahar, and Nathan Kersaint. Presented by Nurvous Records. Saturday, March 28, 9 p.m. Coyo Taco, 2300 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-573-8228; coyotaco.com. Admission is free. Crash Coyo Taco's house party and "Feel the Bass" with Lazaro Casanova and the Nurvous crew.
Amigo Skate Cuba's Rag and Bone All-Day Fundraiser. With Surfer Pig, Pocket of Lollipops, the Bearings, and others. Sunday, March 29, 4 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $6. Help Amigo Skate Cuba bring skating equipment to la perla del caribe and build Havana's DIY Skatepark with raffles, a garage sale, and tuneage from Surfer Pig, Pocket of Lollipops, and your fave rock heroes smack in the heart of Little Haiti.
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Catwalk: A Night of Vogue WMC Edition. With Vjuan Allure, Gooddroid, Bonnie Beats, and a special performance by Sah'fari Ebony. Sunday, March 29, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission costs $5 to $10. Ages 18 and up. Score some "Fierce and Shady Tens" with Vjuan Allure, Gooddroid, Bonnie Beats, and all the divas at the Garret for the WMC edition of Catwalk.
D-Edge Showcase. WMC Closing Party with Renato Ratier, Gui Boratto, Fur Coat, Francesca Lombardo, Subb-an, Ominous, and others. Presented by Un_Mute. Sunday, March 29, 11 p.m. Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up. "There's No Time" like the present to say goodbye to all of those WMC, MMW, and UMF shenanigans. Bid your adieu to the uhntz-uhntz madness with Fur Coat, Francesca Lombardo, Subb-an, and all the D-Edge party peeps at Treehouse.