Since it's Friday and Halloween weekend, we wanna break out our Walking Dead costumes and party our heads off.
So we'll be treating ourselves to some liquor-fueled, All Hallows' Eve themed bashes, where we're gonna rock zombified looks and maybe even walk away with a few extra bucks if we're scary (or sexy?) enough.
Here are Crossfade's ten best music-related things to do under $10 in Miami this weekend.
Jokers Asylum: Black Fridays Halloween Bash With burlesque dancers and DJs Lindersmash and Kaos. Friday, October 25, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free with password given out on Black Fridays' Facebook page, $10 if you miss it. Bring out your Batman, Joker, and sexy zombie costumes and get Halloween started early with a night full of treats from burlesque dancers to elecro beats and classic tunes, and a cash prize costume contest.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
The Deer Tracks. With Sasketchwan and DJs Mikey R. and Benton G. Friday, October 25, 10 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Like "a flickering light in the dark soft woods," the Deer Tracks will shine their "Divine Light" on you with their "beautiful string arrangements and soaring synths."
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
You and I Are Love Pop-Up Art Show. With Afrobeta, Uma Galeria, the Tropicanix, and DJ Ricardo Pantoja. Friday, October 25, 8 p.m., PAX, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Free before 11 p.m. You and I are Love. Express that agape with some live painting, an artistic showcase, and live music by Afrobeta, Uma Galeria, and the Tropicanix. After all, "love is magic, you can have it, [just] reach into the air and grab it."
Dance Ritual. With Louie Vega and DJs Brad Strickland, Omar G., and Carmel Ophir. Saturday, October 26, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. When you party with one of the kings of house music, you know you'll be dancin' from the moment the stars light up the moonlit sky till the sun rises.
Halloween Metal Monsterfest. With Detonate Zero, Lacerate Kingdom, Makhai, and Shadow Reborn. Saturday, October 26, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Rock that vampire outfit, bring out the fake blood, and celebrate All Hallows' Eve with some monster metal and a $100 costume contest.
The Ms. Fitts. Saturday, October 26, 10 p.m., Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. The Ms. Fitts wear makeup, "rock the shit out of music," "capture the true punk rock spirit of a live Misfits show back in the day," and "they're amped." So get ready for one rockin' pre-Halloween party.
Halloween Bluesfest. With Eric Lindell, Albert Castiglia, Iko-Iko, Joel DaSilva, and the Midnight Howl. Saturday, October 26, 8 p.m.,Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com. Bring out your Stetson hats, cowboy boots, and get your Halloween blues on with tunes from Eric Lindell, Albert Castiglia, Iko-Iko, and other musicians of the ilk, and a $100 costume contest.
Sam Paganini. With Ivano Bellini, Justin Casselz, and Mederios. Sunday, October 27, 6 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Get your techno fix with the chart-topping Sam Paganini.
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Kiss Kruise III Pre-Party. With Mr. Speed, the No. 13s, and live Kiss Karaoke. Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m., Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via eventbrite.com. Get your pre-party juices flowing before you "rock and roll all night and party everyday" aboard the Kiss Kruise III. Rock on to Mr. Speed, the No. 13s, live Kiss karaoke, take your shot at a raffle benefiting Sophie's Place, a children's advocacy center, and "keep on dancin', keep on shoutin'" all night.
Guantanamo Baywatch. With the Cost and Gun Hoes. Sunday, October 27, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $5. Leave your political correctness at home and take a trip to Guantanamo Baywatch with the beachy rock hits of the Gun Hoes and the Cost.