If you feel gypped because Halloween falls on a Tuesday instead of the weekend, know this: A weekday scheduling has never stopped Miami from throwing a party.
The smart ones have already begun faking a cough in the office, letting their bosses know they're probably "coming down with something." There are plenty of parties tonight begging for you to call in sick tomorrow.
Skream All Night Long at Trade.
Before dubstep was "dubstep," Skream and his English cohorts were producing the early incarnation of the genre. If you are wondering what Skream has been up to recently, check out his his latest release, "Face Down in the Water." It shows glimmers of his dubstep and U.K. garage past, along with techno elements. Still, here's hoping he drops "Midnight Request Line" during his All Night Long set. 11 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-6666; trademia.com. Tickets cost $10 at residentadvisor.net.
Tide Up Halloween Special With Juleisy y Karla at Blackbird Ordinary.
Hialeah's finest invade "Brickhell" hot spot Blackbird Ordinary during its Tuesday-night party, Tide Up. Juleisy y Karla will host a Halloween costume contest in which the prize is probably proximity to these two bearded beauties. DJ's A-Train and CX will provide the spooky tunes. 10 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com. Admission is free.
The Manx at Sweat Records.
It's tough being a teenager in Miami — it's even tougher being part of the 18-to-20 set — because there are so few all-ages events that someone would actually want to attend. Not to worry, because Little Haiti's Sweat Records is showing the kids some love this Halloween with a free in-store show by Los Angeles' the Manx. The cartoonish metal-punk band will be assisted by Miami's own weirdo-in-chief, Dino Felipe. 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Admission is free.
Slap & Tickle With Kidnap Kid at Floyd.
Despite Bardot's closure, Tuesday-night throwdown Slap & Tickle continues to thrive at its new home, Floyd. Tonight it will celebrate Halloween with English DJ/producer Kidnap Kid. Let's hope Liam Neeson is a little late to rescue him, because Kidnap Kid's brand of electronic music is so enjoyable it's bound to give you Stockholm syndrome. Listen to his deep-house effort on the Anjunadeep label, "Where the Sea Swings in Like an Iron Gate,"
for the perfect introduction. 10 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Floyd, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-618-9447; floydmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 to $20 via ticketfly.com.
The Heavy Pets at the Wynwood Yard.
Originally scheduled for last Saturday, the Heavy Pets' appearance at the Wynwood Yard had to be pushed back to Halloween because of heavy rain. That's a win for the costumed masses roaming the neighborhood, because the Fort Lauderdale-based jam band will provide the perfect boisterous soundtrack to make you forget you have work or school tomorrow. 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at the Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-351-0366; thewynwoodyard.com. Admission is free.