Rich Medina. With Lazaro Casanova and JBZ. Friday, August 14, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Ages 21 and up.
Get into the party spirit with dope vibes from New Jersey-bred cool guy, Rich Medina and go on "sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, Afrobeat, funk, breaks, and dance classics" at Bardot. As a "card-carrying member of the Rock Steady Crew and the Universal Zulu Nation," you know homeboy will definitely bring that funky world beat to Miami.
Breaks Yo! With Lo IQ?, Phat Rabbit, Bebe, Mas Inc, and Lady T & Sum 1. Presented by Ground Zero Crew. Friday, August 14, 9 p.m. The Social Lubricant Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
The Social Lubricant Lounge's moniker isn't big on subtlety. You will drink alcohol. This alcohol will make you dance. And this Friday you can turn up the bass and make that booty roar with Lo IQ?, Phat Rabbit, and the Breaks Yo! party crew smack in the heart of the 'Wood at TSL.
Stacey Pullen. With Ms. Mada and Ricardo. Presented by Link Miami Rebels. Friday, August 14, 11 p.m. Trade, 1439 Washington Ave.,
Miami Beach; trademia.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up.
Detroit Love — "designed to bring together and support the sounds of Detroit at clubs and festivals [all over] the world" — may have been birthed from techno legend Carl Craig, but his like-minded Motor City DJ-producer counterpart, Stacey Pullen, wants in on the action too. Be in the presence of techno royalty this weekend with "one of the foremost ambassadors of his city's musical heritage to the world" at Trade.
The Urban Sombrero. With El Abstrakto, Exotic E, Mendez, Jared Cole, Skyscrape, and others. Friday, August 14, 9 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
If you want to hear some mixing and moombahton melt together under one roof, all you gotta do is put on your Urban Sombrero and head on over to Kill Your Idol. If you're one of the first peeps to get there before the first bass drop, you may be lucky enough to get your hands on free grub from Taco Bell. You won't feel as lucky later that night when you're confined to the toilet, but, hey, let's worry about the present.
Wynwood Brewing Two Year Anniversary Block Party. With Patrick & the Swayzees, Dissever, Afrobeta, Broken Tenure, DJs Ackdaddy, and Jayjohero. Saturday, August 15, 12 to 11 p.m. Wynwood Brewing Company, 565 NW 24th St., Miami; wynwoodbrewing.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up after 7 p.m.
Two years of Bohemian Rhaspberry, Father Francisco, and the Barnacle — that's what Wynwood Brewing Co. will be celebrating this weekend at their two-year anniversary block party. There will be plenty of beer to go around, food trucks, live art, and of course live tuneage from hometown heroes Patrick & the Swayzees, Dissever, Afrobeta, Broken Tenure, and DJs Ackdaddy and Jayjohero. Cheers to many more, WBC!
We Are Your Friends Tour. With SNBRN, Them Jeans, and Vito & Druzzi (the Rapture DJs). Saturday, August 15, 9 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission is free with an RSVP. Ages 21 and Up. Entry is first come, first served.
Much like Zac Efron's role in his new movie, We Are Your Friends — "an upcoming film that follows four bros in their quest to conquer the world of EDM" — SNBRN is, as pointed out in a recent New Times article," a prime example of the bedroom producer turned touring goliath." That's why homeboy will be spinnin' Grand Central as part of the official We Are Your Friends Tour. Apparently Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski will be in the house as well, so this is your chance to finally touch (appropriately) a celebrity.
Locos Por Juana. Performing on the Fountain Terrace. Saturday, August 15, 8 to 10 p.m. Hialeah Park Race Track, 2200 E. 4th Ave., Hialeah; 305-885-8000; hialeahpark.com. Admission is free.
From last weekend's rumba fest with Electric Piquete to this weekend's celebración with Locos Por Juana, it's a never-ending party en la Ciudad que Progresa. Celebrating the second anniversary of Hialeah Park's newly-added casino, Locos will be performing para toda la gente on the Fountain Terrace of the historic landmark. Let them cheer you up after you lose all your money in the slots.
Clandestino's Third Anniversary Party. With Lanzallamas, Uma Galera, and La Family Dub. Saturday, August 15, 9 p.m. Clandestino Pub, 758 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-397-8946; facebook.com/clandestinopubmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Très años is a huge milestone for most bars on South Beach. That's why Clandestino is throwing itself un feliz cumpleaños with música from Lanzallamas, Uma Galera, and La Family Dub. And like any proper Mexican fiesta, of course, there will be plenty of tequila. ¡Órale!
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The Miami Flea. With music by Jahzel Dotel, Sarah Packiam, OIGO, and Edan Archer. Sunday, August 16, 5 to 9 p.m. Canvas, 90 NE 17th St., Miami; 305-570-1800; canvascondos.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Discover the Magic City's hidden treasures, stellar talent, and tasty treats at the Miami Flea. From homemade and repurposed goods to a Disfunkshion Magazine Nest intermingled with Booklegger’s Library, you'll surely find all the random trinkets you'll ever
need want at the city's "first-ever carefully curated flea market experience."
Colleen Green. With Hypoluxo and the Bearings. Sunday, August 16, 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 18 and up.
Growing up is no joke. And if there's one singer who truly gets that, it's indie rocker Colleen Green. Her latest EP, I Want to Grow Up reflects on the millennial struggle of being broke and single and, well, growing up. This weekend, Green will be showing all the kids at Gramps that being an adult isn't so bad after all, and there's simply no age limit on rocking out.