Flannel Beach: The Doom Years Album Release Show. With Ricardo Guerrero, Dino Felipe, Rick Fantasies, Guy Harvey reunion set, and others. Friday, September 25, 7 p.m.; and Bleeth with Wastelands, the State Of, and Hank & Cupcakes. Friday, September 25, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free before 10 p.m. and $5 after.
After years in the making, Coral Morphologic — "a scientific art endeavor led by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay" — is finally releasing its debut mixtape, Flannel Beach: The Doom Years . Featuring 14 rare, unreleased, and demo tracks, the Discosoma production will help Morphologic, along with the Miami Beach Senior High School Scuba Club, create a coral nursery in South Pointe Park which, once completed, will be live-streamed via webcam.
Bay Skate 2. Hosted by Gaby Duran. Friday, September 25, 7 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com. Admission is free.
"Let your funk out and light up the Magic City" with all the cool kids at Bay Skate. Relive the days when the rink was king and bust a move on wheels as local DJs spin old-school funk, freestyle, soul, and dance classics smack in the heart of downtown in Bayfront Park. In the words of founder Alex Macias of Macias Advertising, "It's a throwback nostalgic experience where young people who are enjoying the lifestyle now and older people like myself that grew up like this can come together and share an experience."
Jazz at MOCA. With the DLP Collective featuring Ariel de la Portilla, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Nikki Guerra, Maria Quintanilla, and others. Presented by KCC Productions. Friday, September 25, 8 to 9:15 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., Miami; 305-893-6211; mocanomi.org. Admission is free.
When it comes to the upright and electric bass, Ariel de la Portilla is the boss. Go on an "eclectic musical journey" as the Cuban-born musician brings his "unique brand of improvised music" to MOCA.
'80s Flashback Festival. Friday, September 25, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 18 and up.
Pay homage to the era that popularized Queen, NWA, and the Cure with all the music junkies at Churchill's '80s Flashback Festival. All bands set to take on one of the four stages will open and close an original set of music with a classic '80s hit. And in proper flashback fashion, there will also be an '80s costume contest where the raddest-looking party animal wins $100 cash.
Locos Por Juana. Acoustic set with Mr. Pauer. Part of "Wish You Were Here" Friday. Presented by the Prism Music Group. Friday, September 25, 6 p.m. The Annex Wynwood, 44 NE 29th St., Miami; theannexwynwood.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up.
Catch Locos Por Juana as they go acoustic at the Annex. Starting at 6 p.m., Locos will kick off the night with an Afro-Colombian jam sesh, playing all of their classics along with their newly released single, "Perpetua," which is featured on Mr. Pauer's latest digital album, Orange. Later into the night, Mr. Pauer himself will get the electropico pachanga started with a fresh DJ set.
Nerd Party. Friday, September 25, 5 p.m. Shots Miami, 311 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-571-0439; shotspropsfun.com/miami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Channel your inner Princess Leia, Batman, and Wonder Woman and party it up with all the nerds of Wynwood at Shots' Nerd Party. All Trekkers, Potterheads, and Star Wars fans get a pair of Shots'
hipster nerd glasses along with half-off drinks and shots from 5 to 10 p.m., but only two of the nerdiest of nerds will win $500 for being, well, the nerdiest.
Miami's Endless Summer. With Modernage, Axe and the Oak, Deaf Poets, Heavy Drag, Grey 8s, Tremends, the Gun Hoes, the Goddamn' Hustle, Suede Dudes, and Viceroi. Donations will be taken at the door. Proceeds benefit Miami Girls Rock Camp and Guitars Over Guns. Saturday, September 26, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs donations at the door.
Fall may have officially started this week, but in Miami, the heat of the summer never subsides. So celebrate the 305's Endless Summer with live tuneage from Modernage, Deaf Poets, and some of the best live acts the Magic City has to offer and help Miami Girls Rock Camp and Guitars Over Guns continue transforming lives through music this weekend at Churchill's.
U Can Salsa Dance Competition. With Miami on Beat. Saturday, September 26, 7 p.m. E11even Rooftop, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-829-2911; 11miami.com. Admission costs $10 plus fees via 11miami.com. Ages 21 and up.
You know U Can Salsa. Now all you have to do is prove it to the professional salseros at E11even Rooftop's U Can Salsa Dance Competition. If you and and your rueda partner are deemed los mejores, you'll walk away with $1,000. But don't worry — if you prefer to watch la rumba unfold as a spectator, you can still get your dose of salsa with música from the 305's 12-member Latin band, Miami on Beat. ¡Pa' arriba!
Franck Roger. With DHM. Saturday, September 26, 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. Ages 21 and up.
Get ready for "some French-flavored jacking beats" this weekend as Parisian house head Franck Roger brings his Real Tone Records to the Pickle. But don't expect your typical uhntz-uhntz — as the DJ told New Times last year, "I still wanna surprise music lovers after 15 years of productions."
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Double Stubble Sunday T-Dance. With DJs Hottpants, Mystic Bill, and Terrance Tabeau. Sunday, September 26, 5 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Top off your weekend with a little Chicago house and disco dance tunes and do the hustle with the beastly studs of Gramps' Double Stubble Sunday T-Dance. As the Magic City's best monthly gay bash, you'll definitely "find someone to snuggle, cuddle, or get into some other sort of trouble."