It's Memorial Day Weekend, y'all!
And since most of us have three days off, that means we have 72 hours to celebrate the start of a hot and steamy summer and party it up like college frat boys ... Meaning on the cheap.
Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend from hip-hop beats with Tony Touch at The Stage to free love at The Pickle to punk rock at Churchill's.
Tony Touch. With DJ Heron and Self Born. Friday, May 23, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tony Touch is gonna cause you some intense ear damage. Not because of his killer hip-hop beats and smooth lyrical flow, but because the Surgeon General of Brooklyn, New York warns us that "the sounds [we're] about to hear will always be devastating to [our] ears." Party at your own risk.
See also: Five Best Concerts In Miami This Week
Peachfuzz. With DJs DZA and Pase Rock. Friday, May 23, 11 p.m., The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. Escape the madness of SoBe and get your Urban Beach Week fix right in the heart of Downtown MIA with DZA, Pase Rock, and free double cross vodka drinks for yo' girl from 11 p.m. to midnight.
All Loved Out. With DJs Andrew Ward, Brad Strickland, William Renuart, and special guests. Friday, May 23, 11 p.m. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Free with and and Dade County ID before 1 a.m. There's no such thing as being "All Loved Out," so head on over to the Pickle for some free love with Andrew, Brad, and Will (as long as you're a 305 resident and get there early, of course).
Sud Swap. With DJ Cadet. Saturday, May 24, 2 to 6 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. "Where the beers at?" At Gramps' monthly outdoor beer bazaar, obviously. Sample tasty brewskies from Due South Brewing Company, 2 Live Brews, 403 Brewing Company, Atlanta Beer Tour, and other sud masters of the ilk, get your hands on some t-shirts and "beer art," jam to DJ Cadet, stuff your face with Ms. Cheezious, and learn all about beer from brew pros.
Jewel's Squeaky Wheels' Get the Grease Fundraiser. With the Astrokats, the Jellyfish Brothers, Haochi Waves, the Bearings, Bulletproof Tiger, Cave of Swimmers, Terrorist, Awkward Kisser, and the Cost. Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Help raise money for stem cell research and party for a cause with the Jellyfish Brothers, Cave of Swimmers, Awkward Kisser, and other local punk faves, raffles, and goodies.
Lazaro Casanova. Extended DJ set. Saturday, May 24, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Miami house wunderkid Lazaro Casanova's going at it all night at Bardot, so you know it's gonna be one wild house party. Let's just say you'll be saying "Morning Confessions" by the time the sun rises.
The Grey 8s. Saturday, May 24, 11 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. What happens when you mix part garage with part punk and part blues? You get a pair of locos who call themselves the Grey 8s.
Memorial Sunday Show. With Sandratz, Soxx, the Bearings, and Pelvis. Sunday, May 25, 10 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Memorial Day isn't just a day off, it's a holiday dedicated to our fallen soldiers. Pay your respects with Cheap Miami as they bring Sandratz, Soxx, the Bearings, and Pelvis to Churchill's for their Memorial Sunday Show.
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Selectah Sundays and 8&9 Clothing's 5Twenty5 After Party. With DJs Heron, Self Born, Exes, Klassik, Johnny Walker, LS One, and A-Train. Sunday, May 25, 10 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami. Party with 8&9 Clothing as they celebrate their first Memorial Day Weekend Block Party AKA 5Twenty5 with a kick ass after party at Will Call with DJs Heron, Self Born, Exes, Klassik, Johnny Walker, LS One, and A-Train.
Chocolate Sundays. With DJs Louie Arson, Manuvers, Sharpsound, and Polar Bear Pierre. Sunday, May 25, 10 p.m. Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-4622; purdylounge.com. Free. Make your Sunday sweeter by pouring some chocolate on it with your fave DJs Louie Arson, Manuvers, Sharpsound, and Polar Bear Pierre at Purdy.