Afrobeta. With Marlow Rosado & the Tucán Band and late night with Mr. Pauer. Friday, October 9, 8 p.m. El Tucán, 1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-535-0065; eltucanmiami.com. Admission costs $10.
Afrobeta Dream[s] About You, their fans, all the time. And this weekend, Smurphio and Cuci Amador, who just dropped their latest album, will be transporting you to a more glamorous time — but with a "romance/electro/funk" twist — as they make their debut at Brickell's newest cabaret, El Tucán.
Spam Allstars. On the Pineapple Stage with DJ Edward. Hosted by Joe Cardona. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, October 9, 8 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Spam Allstars are las estrellas de la Pequeña Habana. Los músicos, who have a weekly residency at Hoy Como Ayer, are moving la pachanga up the street for baile y relajo at the ol' Ball & Chain. So get up y ¡fuácata!
Booty Bass & Bounce House Party. With Otto Von Schirach, Basside, and others. Presented by Mokibaby and Otto Von Schirach. A III Points activation. Saturday, October 10, 2 to 6 p.m. Wynwood Warehouse Project, 450 NW 27th Ave., Miami; 305-576-1106; wynwoodwarehouseproject.com. Admission is free with RSVP via squadup.com.
"Free pizza, free booze, free bass." That's what you'll get at the Booty Bass & Bounce House Party. Organized by Miami's party princess Veronica Gessa and the Magic City's papaya king himself, Otto Von Schirach, this year's bash will include a papaya eating contest hosted by the 305's fabulous bearded drag queen, Juliesy, along with lots of old-school Miami bass and freestyle action from Basside and surprise DJs. Why the hell would you miss this?
North Beach Salsa & Latin Music Festival. With Melina Almodovar and Her Orquestra, Kiley Hernandez and Florida Opera Prima, Gitanillas Dance Academy, and the Teen Club of Miami Beach. Saturday, October 10, 5 to 10 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-861-3616; northbeachbandshell.com. Admission is free. All ages.
Melina Almodovar is la Muñeca de la Salsa. This weekend, la salsera will be hosting the North Beach Salsa & Latin Music Festival. For zero bucks, you'll get to check out some good música and twirl your way into the sunset. ¡Pa'rriba!
Go!Zilla. Presented by Cheap Miami Records. Saturday, October 10, 11 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free before 11 p.m. and $5 after. Ages 21 and up.
Get your dose of "psychedelic fuzz-rock" as Italy's Go!Zilla takes over Gramps. From Florence to Miami, the dudes are currently touring the states in support of their latest EP, Sinking In Your Sea. And lucky for them, they just so happen to be in town during III Points and coincidentally enough, Art Walk. We can't think of a better 305 welcoming for these Italians than now.
The Secret Garden. With art and music by Basti, Lowcut, Lou Flores, Soul Goodman, Maure, Quina, Richy, and Ohashi. Presented by Minimax, Un_Mute Events, and Atrium Productions. Saturday, October 10, 6 p.m. Toejam Backlot, 150 NW 21st St., Miami; 305-759-9954; toejambacklot.com. Admission is free before 10 p.m. and $10 after with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up.
The Secret Garden is only a secret if you keep it. Well, we're not keeping it. In fact, we're sharing it with all of Miami, and then some. I mean, what kind of newspaper would New Times be if we didn't let you in on all the great art, local DJs, vendors, and food coming to the Toejam Backlot this weekend during Art Walk? All we can say is you're welcome.
Magic 102.7's Studio M Miami Party. With DJs Holiday and Steve Young. Saturday, October 10, 8 p.m. E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-305-6611; 11miami.com. Admission costs $15 plus fees via completeticketsolutions.com. Ages 21 and up.
Alright, so Magic 102.7's Studio M Miami Party isn't exactly $10, but hear us out — for five extra bucks, you get to quench your thirst with open bar from 8 to 9 p.m., dance to all your favorite songs from the '70s and '80s with DJs Holiday and Steve Young from Magic 102.7, and party it up at one of the hottest clubs in the 305. So when you really think about it, it's definitely worth the extra $5 splurge.
ArtDance. With Sigh Kicks, Kman, Ray Milian, and Joshy Josh. Presented by Off the Radar. Saturday, October 10, 10 p.m. The Annex Wynwood, 44 NE 29th St., Miami; theannexwynwood.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
The Magic City's indie dance rockers Sigh Kicks will be "Around Downtown" this weekend. Well, more like around Wynwood at Off the Radar's ArtDance rager at the Annex. But before the boys go on at midnight, Kman will kick off the night with an indie dance set. Afterward, DJs Ray Milian and Joshy Josh will be spinning the perfect soundtrack for dancing in the moonlight.
XYZA's .wav1 Compilation Release Show. With Second Nature, Palmdays, Lautlos, Kaixen, and Tidur. A III Points activation. Sunday, October 11, 2 to 6 p.m. Concrete Beach Brewery, 325 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-796-2727; concretebeachbrewery.com. Admission is free with RSVP via squadup.com.
After a year-and-a-half, XYZA is finally putting together its debut release, .wav1 Compilation. Featuring singles from XYZA artists Telescope Thieves, Pazmal, and Kaixen, to name a few, the collective of independent electronic music producers is celebrating the fruits of their labor with a release show at Concrete Beach Brewery.
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Fading Formats Swap Meet. With Ghostly Label Cue. A III Points activation. Sunday, October 11, 2 to 6 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free.
A wise person (and possibly a hoarder) once said, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." For Miami music junkies, that statement holds true at Gramps' III Points edition of the Fading Formats Swap Meet. So bring those old drum machines, synths, and vinyls you have laying around and swap them from cassettes, old consoles, and even video games. No matter what you exchange, you'll definitely go home happy.