How's that epic summer checklist of yours doing? Have you had that midnight bonfire somewhere off in the Everglades, conquered sky diving, or gotten in touch with your Southern roots and given cow tipping a shot yet?
Likely not. Although there's still time to scratch these quintessential summer activities off your list, here's one you can actually accomplish: pull a SoBe all-nighter and make it to work on time the next day.
Here are the six best South Beach parties going down this week, should you choose to accept the challenge.
Luciano. Friday, July 26, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $75-$125 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. It isn't just Luciano's uhntz-uhntz that makes the crowd throw their fists in the air and pump 'em like they just don't care -- his charisma and energy alone get the people going.
Carl Craig. With Agoria, Ms. Mada, and ThunderPony. Friday, July 26, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10-$15 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Techno was born in Detroit almost 30 years ago. And from the birthplace of the major electro movement that took the world by storm, reigns Grammy-nominated DJ Carl Craig. The EDM master incorporates elements of electronic jazz and soul into his music to create an intellectually electronic masterpiece. "Techno is music that uses imagination to develop the fantasy of what the future can be," says Craig. In that case, dive into the future, techno junkies.
Tritonal. Metamorphic Tour with Topher Jones and Laurent Simeca. Saturday, July 27, 11 p.m., Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Tritonal's the bomb! No really, it's an explosive mix of 80 percent TNT and 20 percent aluminum powder, almost 20 times more powerful than TNT alone. So brace yourselves for the DJ duo as they throw continuous hits of progressive trance at you.
Tim Mason. With Mednas. Saturday, July 27, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $60-$75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "I love how something that is so intangible can connect so many people whether they're in the same place or a million miles away. I live for those moments on the dance floor when everyone and everything is electric," Tim Mason writes on his bio. So if you wanna connect with like-minded strangers who share the same love, tonight's the night. One house, one love.
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Behrouz. With Lee Burridge. Saturday, July 27, 11 p.m., Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30-$40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. When two EDM giants combine their beat-banging powers, you know it's gonna be one hell of a party. Especially when it's Behrouz, a fist-pumping veteran well known everywhere from L.A. to Ibiza, and Lee Burridge, the pioneer of Hong Kong's underground club scene. Party hard, friends.
dBerrie. Presented by Industry Tuesday. Tuesday, July 30, 11 p.m., Bamboo, 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-4771; bamboomiamibeach.com. Tickets cost $20-$30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Known for his uhntz-uhntz remixes to Gotye's "Somebody I Used To Know," Adele's "Rolling In the Deep," and Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive," dBerrie is a pro at taking a spin on things. Much like turning a typical Tuesday into a mega party. Not too shabby for a weekday.