South Beach may have a bad rep for towing resident cars from residential parking spots, selling overpriced drinks, and charging over-the-top covers, but you gotta admit SoBe attracts some pretty stellar talent to its sandy shores.
That's why we're gonna make our way to the beach and hit up this week's six best parties from British sensation Matt Tolfrey to uhntz-uhntz prodigy Danny Avila to the perfectly chiseled Chippendales dancers.
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Matt Tolfrey. With Danyelino and Hardline. Thursday, February 20, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Experience the "Darkside of the Disco Ball" with the electric, deep house funk of British DJ Matt Tolfrey.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Sultan & Ned Shepard. With Mednas. Thursday, February 20, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $30-$40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. On Sultan & Ned Shepard's official bio, Sultan writes, "Life works in mysterious ways. One minute you're doing one thing, then one decision later the whole path of your life has been redrawn." So "pack your things [and] let's go" party with the DJ duo at LIV ... 'Cause you never know what you'll be missing out on if you don't.
Chippendales. Thursday, February 20, 8-11 p.m., Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets are sold out via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Couldn't get enough of those perfectly chiseled abs, glistening pecs, and buns of steel from the hunky Chippendales dancers? No worries. The "number one male revue in the world" is coming back to the Magic City for a second round of rowdy, shirtless action.
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Danny Avila. With Mikael Weermets and Mednas. Saturday, February 22, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40-$75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Danny Avila may only be 19, but the EDM mastermind is already cranking up the "Voltage" in the fist-pumping biz. And with such a successful career at such a young age, Avila is one you're gonna wanna keep your eye on.
Henrix. With Digital Lab. Saturday, February 22, 11 p.m., Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets $20 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Henrix is gonna bring his "percussive drops and massive melodic breaks" to SoBe, so get down and "Hit It!" with the 305's own "Sound of Miami."
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Ida Engberg. With Dave Sol. Saturday, February 22, 11 p.m., Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $ plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Watch Swedish DJ Ida Engberg dominate the dance floor with her "rich tapestry of sounds ranging from melodic techno and funky minimal to deep house and electro." Now that's what you call girl power.