The Bolero Ball & Live Music. In el Bolero Room with Lazaro Casanova, Dude Skywalker, and Austin Frank b2b Bryan Estefani. Presented by Deep Playa and PetFood; and live music upstairs with Delpaxton, Lavola, and Grey 8s. Presented by Gummdrops. Friday, September 11, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission to the Bolero Ball is free before 1 a.m. with RSVP via eventbrite.com; admission to Delpaxton costs $5. Ages 21 and up.
Two ragers, one club — that, party animals, is how Miami turns up at the Pickle on a Friday. Deep house and techno junkies in the mood for some funktastic underground beats will party it up with Lazaro Casanova, Dude Skywalker, and the rest of the EP crew at the Bolero Ball. Music nerds looking for live tuneage will raid the upstairs of 2826 North Miami Avenue as the 305's Delpaxton, Lavola, and Grey 8s shred till daybreak. Pick your poison, then go and get your party on.
Purity Ring After Party. With Eons and DJ Playsuit. Friday, September 11, 11:30 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Your dose of sexy synthpop doesn't have to end once Purity Ring finishes giving the 305 a taste of Another Eternity at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Keep the chill vibes flowing with the Magic City's own Serene Machine synthpop duo, Eons at Kill Your Idol.
AJ Davila y Terror Amor. With Booty & the Browns, Party Flag, Antifaces, and Male Model. Presented by Cheap Miami Records. Sponsored by Jolt Radio and Purehoney Magazine. Friday, September 11, 10 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 18 and up.
Get ready to yell Beibi as Puerto Rico's favorite band of punks takes over Little Haiti with Booty & the Browns, Party Flag, Antifaces, and Male Model at Churchill's. Described on Pitchfork as "an amalgamation of sunburned pop, Nuggets-era psych, and a generous dose of curb-stomping punk," AJ Davila y Terror Amor will make you dance hasta la mañana.
Peachfuzz. With DZA. Hosted by Norma Now. Friday, September 11, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
With Grand Central shutting its doors at the end of the month, the days of Peachfuzz at the Garret are numbered. So head out to "your girl's favorite party" and live it up with DZA as homeboy brings some of that "Rap & Bullshit" to downtown.
DWNTWN Arts Fair. Part of DWNTWN Art Days. With music at the Buskerfest stages by Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band, GPS Quintet, Funky Serve Bots, Pocket of Lollipops, Celestial and Liam Brien, Gypsy Cat Band, and Bows and Ties. Saturday, September 12, 12 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, September 13, 12 to 8 p.m. Downtown Miami, NE 3rd Avenue, between NE 1st and 2nd Street, Miami. Admission is free. All ages.
Art makes everything better — especially when it comes in the form of free. And at the DWNTWN Arts Fair, "a family-friendly street fest filled with art, music, crafts, and performance," that's exactly what you'll get. Enjoy exhibitions from local artists curated by Life Is Art, live tuneage organized by Buskerfest, live painting from the talented artists over at YoMiami and Kondoit, and all things artsy smack in the heart of downtown.
ADN' Ckrystall. Presented by Monotone. Saturday, September 12, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission is free.
Monsieur Érick Moncollin, or ADN' Ckrystall as he's known in the underground world, is an effing synth boss. His 1980 debut album, Jazz’Mad, was recorded, in its entirety, over a four-day period in a recording studio offered to him by Benoit Hutin. The result was a trippy, unique sound that you should do everything in your power to see live.
The Secret Garden. With music by Rampue, Gil Montiel, Jeremy Ismael, Baez, Lost Pieces, Samihe, and Ohashi. Presented by Minimax, Un_Mute Events, SWARM, and Atrium Productions. Saturday, September 12, 6 p.m. SCAD Building at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-305-5574; manawynwood.com. Admission costs $10 plus fees via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up.
The Secret Garden "is only a secret if you keep it." But with art, music, craft beer, gourmet food trucks, and local vendors setting up shop in the 'Wood during Art Walk, we're pretty sure you'll wanna let all your friends know about the not-so-secret news. Go ahead, tell 'em.
Cash: A Tribute to the Legendary Johnny Cash. With Rich Pierce (Rambler), Baby Bear Lo-Fi, W.D. Miller & the Revolvers, Ryan Carney, Union, and DJ Macedonio. Saturday, September 12, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission is free for ages 21 and up, and $5 for ages 18 and up.
Celebrate what would have been Johnny Cash's 83rd birthday as Rich Pierce, Baby Bear Lo-Fi, and all the hardcore Cash fans over at Churchill's pay tribute to a legend.
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Sun Daze. With Post Malone and Problem Kids. Sunday, September 13, 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sidebar, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; 786-703-6973; facebook.com/sidebarmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
After the Miami Dolphins take on the Washington Redskins, Sidebar will be celebrating the victory (lord, we hope) and the official start of football season in the 305 with "slow-mo flex" boss Post Malone and the hardcore bros of Problem Kids. Go 'Fins!
Chocolate Sundays. Sunday, September 13, 10 p.m. Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-4622; purdylounge.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Drizzle up your Sunday with the silky smooth beats of the Chocolate Sundays crew at Purdy. Although the CS homies can't make Monday disappear, they'll definitely give your weekend the sweet ending it deserves.