You know you've had a legit night out in the Magic City when your party bender ends with the sunrise on the beach.
But what really makes your night quintessentially Miami isn't so much staying up till daybreak — it's what you did in between those late hours.
And if you're like us hardcore 305ers, you didn't blow all your cash on wild bashes and overly-priced booze. You did what any
broke respectable citizen living in clubland would do: turn up with Mr. Hamilton.
Just check out this weekend's ten under $10 party guide.
Mystic Bill. Presented by Miami Eccentrics. Friday, May 29, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission is free before midnight with RSVP via eventbrite.com. From the 305 to Chi-Town, Mystic Bill's spreading positive house vibes from city to city. But this weekend, the Miami boy will be taking his uhntz-uhntz to the Pickle.
Picadillo. With DJ Edward. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, May 29, 9:30 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Spain's Picadillo is on "un viaje musical de Cuba a New Orleans." That's why the bluesy, ragtime, Latin jazz crew is traveling overseas to Little Havana's Ball & Chain to party it up "con el Tío Sam" y toda la gente of Miami.
Jungle Boogie Lounge. With Lolo from Sweat Records and live trumpets by Chas Reskin. Friday, May 29, 11 p.m. Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-865-8511; deauvillebeachresortmiami.com. Admission is free with RSVP via email@example.com. Ages 21 and up. "Feel the funk" and do the Jungle Boogie with Sweat's Lolo Reskin as the music junkie spins her fave tunes alongside her pops, Chas Reskin, who'll be joining her on trumpet.
Alternative Contemporaneities: Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ) Closing Reception. With Pocket of Lollipops, Marilyn Loddi, and Dracula. Saturday, May 30, 7 to 10 p.m. MOCA, 770 NE 125th St., Miami; 305-893-6211; mocanomi.org. Tickets are free with $5 museum general admission. Start some "Cute Chaos" at MOCA as Pocket of Lollipops, Marilyn Loddi, and Dracula close off the museum's TAZ exhibit, which portrayed the concept of "spontaneous and authentic community structures undefined by and free from social expectations and political control."
The Holydrug Couple. With Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers, Dyslexic Postcards, Cog Nomen, and DJ Buick McKean. Saturday, May 30, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $7. Ages 18 and up. "Follow Your Way" to Little Haiti for a night of "dream-hop" as Chile's the Holydrug Couple bring their psychedelic rock to Churchill's Pub.
'80s Night. With DJ Moto. Saturday, May 30, 9 p.m. Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-4622; purdylounge.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Relive the big hair, leg warmers, and white tuxedos of the '80s and party like it's 1982 with DJ Moto at Purdy's totally tubular old-school bash.
Craft Beer Saturday. With Aaron Lebos Reality and Robby Hunter Band. Saturday, May 30, 10 p.m. Railroad Blues, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; railroadbluesmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Chill out with $6 craft beer specials and groovy tunes from Aaron Lebos and the Robby Hunter Band at the Railroad.
Double Stubble Sunday T-Dance. With DJ Hottpants, Mystic Bill, Nelly G, and Terrance Tabeau. Sunday, May 31, 5 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Admission is free. Get ready for some Double Stubble action as DJ Hottpants, Mystic Bill, Nelly G, and Terrance Tabeau invade Gramps with their disco and Chicago house dance tunes.
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Terror Pigeon. With the Jellyfish Brothers and Pariah. Sunday, May 31, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Go on a "Dance Revolt" with "the world's sweatiest band," Terror Pigeon. Coming all the way from the "LOL Headquarters" in Nashville, the indie "soul" rockers will be joining the "underwear party" at Churchill's with the Jellyfish Brothers and Pariah.
Cheap Miami Sundays. With Milk Spot and DJ Woozles from Jolt Radio. Presented by Cheap Miami. Sunday, May 31, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Go wild with Milk Spot as Fort Lawdy's punk rockers start some "psychedelic tropicalia" ruckus at KYI.