Monster Mayhem

Want to ignite the barflies at your local dive bar? Just start talking monster trucks. Suss out other fanatics with the opener, "What are monster trucks to ya?" and sit back and watch. Once you rile them all up, round up fellow fans and head to Monster Jam at the BankAtlantic Center this Friday and Saturday. The wild and crazy Grave Digger really makes this event -- that truck is madness on wheels. When its red headlights burn menacingly at opponents such as Instigator, Gunslinger, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, try not to squeal. Show up between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Saturday for the Pit Party, where you can get on that mothereffin' truck before Saturday's 2 p.m. show. Talk about being close-up: Smell those trucks, get autographs, take pictures, smile.
Aug. 19-20, 7 p.m., 2011
KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Mickie Centrone