Oh, the magic of the weekend: three nights filled with endless possibilities for fun.
When your wallet is filled with nothing but old receipts and random business cards, though, the weekend becomes a constant reminder of how broke you are. Especially when it's 10:30 p.m. and the most fun you've had all day is scrolling through your Instagram feed looking at pictures of your friends going buck wild.
But fret not, penniless party people, with Miami's Ten Under $10 weekend party guide, you too can live it up like a high roller. Or at least pretend to be one.
Control: A Tribute to Joy Division and New Order. With Armada!, Xela Zaid Trio, Novy Græy, DJs Santi DeadHead Valdez, and 138. Friday, May 15, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission is free. Lose Control (goth punk jokes!) as the Magic City's biggest Joy Division and New Order fans pay tribute to one of post-punk's greatest bands.
Shit Robot. Friday, May 15, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission is free before midnight with RSVP via eventbrite.com. The Pickle is "Where It's At." That's why DFA's Shit Robot will be returning to 2826 N. Miami Ave. for a night of dance-friendly beats and lots of EP love.
Big Night in Little Haiti. With Anbyans, Zetwal Kreyol, and DJ Mack. Friday, May 15, 6 to 10 p.m., Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969. Admission is free. All ages. Visit rhythmfoundation.com. Konpa and kanaval mizik. That's what Haiti's Anbyans and Miami's Zetwal Kreyol will be bringing to the Little Haiti Cultural Center for this month's Big Night in Little Haiti block party.
Matador. Play With Me Tour. Presented by Push Fridays and Humans Alike. Friday, May 15, 11 p.m., Steam Miami, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Admission costs $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Watch Matador romp in the DJ booth at Steam as the techno selector brings his Play With Me Tour to the 305.
Jellyfish Brothers’ Hyper Light Drifter Tape-Release Party. As part of Bufu Shreds. Presented by Bufu Records. With Guerilla Toss, Free Pizza, Mans Trash, and Other Body. Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Admission costs $7. Ages 21 and up. Get weird with all the "Silly Boi[s]" and Hyper Light Drifter[s] at Gramps as the Jellyfish Brothers celebrate the release of their latest album.
¡La Pachanga! With Tito Puente Jr. and DJ Danis La Clave. Saturday, May 16, 9 p.m., Ball & Chain, 1513 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. It's pachanga time! Conga line your way down to Calle Ocho por una gran fiesta de ritmo con Tito Puente Jr.
Lazaro Casanova and Dude Skywalker. Saturday, May 16, 10 p.m., Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-573-8228; coyotaco.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Tasty tacos from Coyo, plus sick house beats from Lazaro Casanova and Dude Skywalker — that's how the Magic City does Saturday night.
Roosevelt Collier's Miami Hometown Getdown. With Roosevelt Collier and Juke. Saturday, May 16, 11 p.m., Railroad Blues, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; railroadbluesmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Miami's "ambassador of live music" is bringing his Getdown to the Railroad. Let loose and go wild with Roosevelt Collier and his bluesy tunes.
#HIALEAHNOW's Leah Arts District Block Party. With music by Klangbox.FM. Sunday, May 17, 4 to 8 p.m., Leah Arts District near Flamingo Plaza, 1501 E. Tenth Ave., Hialeah. Admission is free. All ages. The City of Progress is more than just agua, fango, y factoría. East Hialeah is actually on the verge of becoming one of Miami's latest artist live/work districts. So bring out your "Yo <3 Hialeah" t-shirts and celebrate #HIALEAHNOW with música provided by Klangbox.FM, arte from Atomik, Trek6, and other street artists, y comida from the Pincho Factory and food trucks.
Face Off. With Moe Diva, Willy Black, King Facts, Kriss Moneey, Kadolphe Da Prophet, Kid Willz, Komakozie, J Ice, Najee, and Cool People. Sunday, May 17, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. Get ready for the rap battle of all rap battles as some of the 305's lyrical geniuses go head to head at Churchill's Face Off throwdown.