Poplife Classic. With Aramis Lorie, Jessica Who, Contra, Patrick Walsh, Will Renuart, and Chris Mora. Hosted by Barbie Bastie. Also celebrating Nefarious Girl's Date With the Night zine release; first 50 people get free copies. Friday, November 27, 11 p.m. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Poplife's back in clubland! Well, for the night, at least. The Magic City's longest-running party crew is taking over the Pickle and bringing some of its O.G. DJs with them, including Aramis Lorie, Jessica Who, Contra, Patrick Walsh, Will Renuart, and Chris Mora. But of course, as pointed out on the event's official Facebook page, "it wouldn't be a Poplife party without Nefarious Girl." That's why the rager is also celebrating the release of the photographer's latest zine, Date With the Night. So head on over to the 'Wood and relive the glory days of Poplife with Miami's top club rats.
DJ Maseo. With Mixx Piggy. Presented by Radio-Active Records. Friday, November 27, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free with RSVP via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up.
You'll have to wait until April for De La Soul's latest album, And the Anonymous Nobody, to drop, but this weekend, you can kick it with DJ Maseo as the Brooklyn rapper relives the golden era of hip-hop at Gramps.
SoFlo Metal Festival. With Wai2Gon, NZM, Rite to Bare Arms, Loaded Guns, and Wicked Playground on the SoFloMetal.com Stage; Eunoia, Black Sun Prophets, 1000 Pounds of Thrust, Out Law Tendencies, and Kill the Tyrant on the Ground Zero Stage; and the Truth Untold, Loyal Until Death, Rejected Revolution, Born Beneath, and of the Wasteland on the Out of Space Stage. Friday, November 27, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Ages 18 and up.
It's gonna be a Black Friday at Churchill's this weekend. Not just because it's the day after Thanksgiving but because of all the hardcore bands that'll be tearin' it up for the SoFlo Metal Festival. Keep it rockin', Miami.
Friendsgiving. With Afrobeta, the State Of, Cleaveland Jones, Jesse Jackson, Cog Nomen, Denabi, Heather Holiday, and Phaxas. Saturday, November 28, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $7. Ages 18 and up.
Friendsgiving may not be an official holiday, but it might as well will be. Because really, where would we be without our friends? Celebrate friendship with Afrobeta, the State Of, and all your homies, near and far, at Churchill's. After a few drinks, you'll be hugging your buddies and telling them how much you love them. And that is what Friendsgiving is all about.
Bedside. Album Release Party with Will Buck and JBZ. Saturday, November 28, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $8 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 21 and up.
"One Night With [Bedside]" — as a "duo devoted to the art of seduction through music," that's all you'll need to fall under their musical spell. Known for bringing the "precision of a DJ with the excitement of a live band," these guys will keep you hooked from dusk to dawn during their EP release party. "It's a weight lifted off our shoulders," says Bedside's Travis Acker of their freshmen release. "A lot of the stylistic things and vibe we wanted, we achieved with this, so that just feels amazing."
A&E One Year Anniversary. With Mr. Pauer and Locos Por Juana. Saturday, November 28, 7 p.m. Canvas Miami, 90 NE 17th St., Miami; 305-625-0949; aedistrictmiami.com. Admission is free; RSVP required via eventbrite.com.
A year ago, Miami's Arts & Entertainment District was practically "just a dream." Fast-forward 12 months, and here we are. From hosting silent disco parties to caffeinated conversations and movies under the stars, the district has thrown some of the Magic City's hippest bashes. So celebrate A&E's first birthday with tuneage from Mr. Pauer and Locos por Juana; a photo gallery featuring the A&E District’s Adobe Photo Jam winner, Max Reed; live art by Blank Canvas winner Jenny Perez; food from spots like Cheeseburger Baby and Les Petits Sucres; and organic cocktails. Here's to many more!
Kid Lore's For Those Who Can’t Dance Release Party. Presented by Gummdrops. Saturday, November, 28, 9 p.m. Sidebar, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 786-703-6973; sidebarmiami.com. Admission is free.
It took a trip to New York for the 305's Kid Lore to realize they were "no longer just kids jamming out but artists with a message." Composed of guitarist/frontman Adam Tahoun, his brother and drummer Daniel Tahoun, and bassist Jorge “Gus Gus” Mogna, the trio, as explained by New Times, visited NYC this past summer to record their debut EP, For Those Who Can’t Dance, at Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen in Brooklyn. An ode to the outsider, their latest release is, according to Tahoun, "for the ones who aren’t into EDM, for the ones who aren’t at the party, for the ones who aren’t going clubbing, but for the ones who are into underground shit and into Arctic Monkeys and Ty Segall — for the ones who can’t dance."
You Can Salsa. With Miami On Beat. Saturday, November 28, 7 p.m. E11even Rooftop, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-829-2911; 11miami.com. General admission costs $10 plus fees via 11miamirooftop.com. Ages 21 and up.
You know you can salsa. Now all you have to do is prove it to the professional salseros at E11even Rooftop's You Can Salsa rager. Los mejores will walk away with $1,000. But if you're more of a people-watcher, you can still join la pachanga and watch all your favorite dancers twirl it up on the dance floor to the sounds of Miami On Beat. ¡Dale!
Get your wheels on at the Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet.
Photo by George Martinez
Black Sunday Episode IV: Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet. Sunday, November 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Admission is free.
In need of an exhaust pipe for your vintage Triumph? Looking to sell those old brake levers? Want to check out some cool bikes while hanging out with cool people? If so, you're in luck this weekend thanks to the grease monkeys over at Metal 305 and their fourth-annual Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet. Going down at the Fillmore Miami Beach, this year's meet will be the biggest one to date, jam-packed with vendors and live music. Even if you don't own a Harley, this is an event you don't want to miss.
Embrace that stubble with DJ Hottpants this weekend.
Photo by Monica McGivern
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Double Stubble Sunday T-Dance. With DJs Hottpants, Terence Tabeau, and Mystic Bill. Sunday, November 29, 5 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com.
Get fierce at the monthly Double Stubble Sunday T-Dance as your party royals DJ Hottpants, Terence Tabeau, and Mystic Bill turn the sass up at Gramps.