It's payday, y'all. Run over to that check cashing shop, pay off your bookie, weed connect, and flat-screen layaway balance. You should have somewhere in the neighborhood of $10.36 left over, enough to get you through the door at Electric Pickle or a domestic six-pack at your favorite minimart.
Forget about the shitty workweek you barely survived and get drunk on music. Have an aural orgasm and raunchy make-out session with a random shorty on the dance floor, barstool, side stage, or picnic blanket at one of our top ten picks of music-related things to do in Miami this weekend.
Dirtybird Night with Christian Martin & Worthy. Friday, January 6, 10 pm, Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $10. Take a little Moontribe desert party, add some late-'90s club life and you've got a San Francisco DirtyBird Party.
Ever After Wallcast. Friday, January 6, 7:30 p.m., New World Symphony, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. On the complete opposite end of the sonic spectrum is classical musical. Enjoy it for free underneath the Miami sky with a bottle of red. And a pocket full of rubbers, just in case. Classical music can be very erotic.
Beats After Sunset. Friday, January 6, 8 p.m., Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $8 or free for members. Beats, complimentary cocktails, and fine art, a monthly tradition we totally advocate.
Jahfé. Friday, January 6, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. Free. Get your drink on, sweat it off, and shake your ass to the funky Caribbean sounds of this Miami outfit.
The Adam David Band. Saturday, January 7, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $5. The Adam David Band is just one of several "blues rooted alt" groups that'll be rocking the tits off Little Haiti on Saturday.
ArtOfficial. Saturday, January 7, 10 p.m., Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern, 7221 SW 58th St., South Miami. Free. The dudes from ArtOfficial get wild at an old Florida tavern, effortlessly fusing jazz and hip-hop.
Elastic Bond. Saturday, January 7, 10 p.m., PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami. $10. These dudes (and a lady) will blast you into a funky Latinotronica world so fast you won't know what hit you.
Laser Fest 2012. Saturday, January 7, 8 p.m., Miami Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $8. Drop some acid, eat some mushrooms, whatever. Just get your tripped-out ass over to the science museum for a killer planetarium laser show set the music of your dad's favorite bands.
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Flute Salad Dance Party. Saturday, January 7, 8 p.m., Lester's, 2519 NW Second Ave., Miami. Free. Crossfade's own Liz Tracy and pal Amanda Leah host "another killer set of danceable hits from your favorite local gals!"
Sioux City Pete and the Beggars. Sunday, January 8, 8 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $5. Get punk with it this Sunday when Sioux City Pet and the Beggars shred till your faces melt.