Rise 'n' shine, 305 ... Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! And with it, the (un)official start of summer!
That means it's time to grab your crew and turn up in the club. Sure, you could make it rain dolla bills and Patrón at the Urban Beach Week parties going down these next few days. Or you could go on a 72-hour party bender without blowing more than $10.
It's your call. But if you want to avoid SoBe at all costs and not be broke for the rest of the summer, we suggest you put on your star-shaped sunglasses and check out this weekend's Ten Under $10 party guide.
Mozzer's Birthday. With the Ordinary Boys, DJs Mikey, and Benton. Friday, May 22, 11 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Morrissey's turning 55! Since we can't party it up with Moz himself, we'll celebrate the best way we know how — with Smiths covers from the Magic City's biggest Mozzer fans, the Ordinary Boys.
Locos Por Juana. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, May 22, 9 p.m., Ball & Chain, 1513 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. "Tu Sabes Muy Bien" where Locos Por Juana are gonna be rumbiando this Memorial Day Weekend: en el corazon de la Pequeña Habana at the ol' Ball & Chain, of course.
Marymoon. With Aidee. Friday, May 22, 10 p.m., Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 510-550-5067; facebook.com/DoNotSit. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. From St. Petersburg to L.A. to the Magic City, Russia's Marymoon is bringing her "emotive, deep tech sounds" to the flashy streets of South Beach and taking over Don't Sit for the night.
The Bolero Ball. With Lazaro Casonova, Dude Skywalker, Austin Frank, and Steffi Fox. Presented by Deep Playa and petFood. Saturday, May 23, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission is free before 1 a.m. with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Put on your tuxedo t-shirt and dancing shoes — it’s time for Wynwood's fanciest evening affair with Lazaro Casonova, Dude Skywalker, and all of your favorite party connoisseurs at the Electric Pickle.
Destroyio Records Showcase. With the Gazms, Milkspot, Knife Fight, Sterotype the Masses, DJ Skidmark, and others. Saturday, May 23, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 18 and up. Rage till your eardrums explode with some of the hardest rockers in the 305 at Churchill's Destroyio Records Showcase.
Kon. With Lumin. Saturday, May 23, 10 p.m., Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-573-8228; coyotaco.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Kon's bringing that old-school funk to Coyo. So if you wanna hang with all the cool kids of the 'Wood, you better crash the "disco hip-hop house" at 2300 NW Second Ave.
Julian Casablancas + the Voidz' "Human Sadness" Screening. With a showing of Audio Junkie’s Free Pizza episode and music by Male Model, Gwand, Sad Ghost, Forlatt, and Wynona Grinder. Saturday, May 23, Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. The music starts at 8 p.m. and the video screens around 10:30 p.m. Admission is free. Explore the mysteries of "Human Sadness" with Julian Casablancas + the Voidz as the Strokes frontman and his crew bring their song and video to life at Gramps. You won't find Casablancas + the Voidz rockin' it out in the 305, but you'll hear live tuneage from Male Model, Gwand, Sad Ghost, Forlatt, and Wynona Grinder, and get to watch Audio Junkie’s latest mini-documentary, featuring Boston-based punk band Free Pizza.
#tbt to our last Do-Over. Come see our second installment w the Do-Over and @slowroastrecs this Sunday. 4pm-midnight, no cover and roasted lechon.Posted by Sidebar Miami on Thursday, 21 May 2015
The Do-Over and Slow Roast Records Barbecue. Sunday, May 24, 4 p.m. to midnight. Sidebar, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; facebook.com/sidebarmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Memorial Day Weekend just wouldn't be Memorial Day Weekend without smoky meat sizzling off the grill and fresh beats from some real OGs. That's why Sidebar's hosting the Do-Over and Slow Roast Records Barbecue. There will be "crispy cuts" and "super all-star mystery guests." Yeah, this may that one MDW party you can’t miss.
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Yo Miami Fourth-Anniversary Bash. With Juke, Elastic Bond (acoustic set featuring Komakozie), Raffa Jo + Jayjohero, and DJ Mr. Jolt. Food trucks include Ms. Cheezious and HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars. Beer by Wynwood Brewing Company, MIA Brewing Co., J Wakefield Brewing, and Concrete Beach Brewery. Sunday, May 24, 6 to 10 p.m., Yo Space, 294 NE 62nd St., Miami; facebook.com/Yospace. Admission is free. Celebrate four years of all things creative in the 305 with music, food, and beer at Yo Miami's fourth-anniversary bash. So dance, eat, and drink to many more years of creative happenings in the Magic City.
Burn. Presented by Forcada Music. Sunday, May 24, 10 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 18 and up. Get ready for "one night full of rock" as SoBe's Burn shreds till daybreak with covers of Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, and all "the rock songs that you already know" at Churchill's. Rock on, Miami, rock on.