Into the Night

Beginning Sunday, May 18, South Beach music venue Stella Blue (1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 532-4788) adds a Latin rock night to its already varied agenda. The cozy club gets down and dirty as party bands Khadir and El Duende bring on the rhythm. Next Sunday (May 25) Peruvian rock en espanol band Pepe Alva and Alma Raymi bring their brand of ethnic-induced tunes to the Blue stage. Watch for local bands Fulano de Tal and Los Bacilos in upcoming weeks. Each party gets started around 10:00 p.m., cover is a mere three dollars, and mojitos -- the Cuban concoction of rum, sugar, and mint leaves -- are cheaper just for the occasion. From sinful tunes to sexy art, head over to Liquid (1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-9154) on Friday, May 16, for an erotic exhibition by artist Josignacio. The exhibit, called "Liquid Sex," features poured plaster paintings of fanciful females and other sexually oriented phenomena. The culture shock starts at 9:00 p.m. Art is also the master of the evening tonight (Thursday) at Bash (655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-2274) when artist Darryl Strawser carts in his exhibit Sizable Impressions, a collection of color and black-and-white photographic works as well as life-size prints of some of his favorite portraits. The fun starts at 10:00 p.m., and the background musical inspirations by DJ Marc Sacheli don't subside until early morn.

Bermuda Bar, "Salsa Sensation." A ladies night where you can cha-cha to your heart's content, with El Sol (95.7) broadcasting live. 3509 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 945-0196.

Marlin Bar, "Ulypian Thursday." DJ Snowhite quietly rocks the crowd as locals and tourists alike try to revive the art of stimulating conversation. 1200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 673-8770.

Stella Blue, "Jazz Dinner." Jazz chanteuse Leesa Richards puts some song into your step with two dinner and slow-dancing shows nightly. 1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 532-4788.

Arch Club, "Cloud Nine." Dress to impress to get past the velvet ropes at this high-class party playing deep house, techno, and salsa and merengue rhythms. 753 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 841-6888.

Onyx, "Rockers Island." A true R&B, hip-hop, and reggae venue with this reggae night always an irie party when DJ Lady Terror is at the wheels of steel. 245 22nd St., Miami Beach, 604-0684.

Rose's Bar & Music Lounge. Local rock and soulsters Manchild emerge from the dust and glitter of the recording studio to grind and groove in South Beach. 754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0228.

Liquid, "The Bitch Is Back!" Get wet with the sweat of hundreds of gorgeous bodies as DJ Waxman spins new house tunes. Later, cool off in the Situation Room with DJ Mark Leventhal. 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-9154.

Splash, "Men Who Prefer Men." Go underground at a dance party complete with go-go boys and free drinks from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. -- a party beyond reckoning. 5922 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami, 661-9099.

Follia. DJ Juan Hernandez and his entourage invite you back for the return of the restaurant that thinks it's a late-night Euro club -- it's got models and moguls galore. 929 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 674-9299.

Groove Jet, "The Church." Celebrate the four-year anniversary of this alternative haven for the black-clad crowd. For everyone's musical pleasure DJs Danny Bled, Charles Arnold, Carlos Menendez, and Fence the Fish Boy pump up gothic, British invasion, retro, industrial dance, and trip-hop tunes. 323 23rd St., Miami Beach, 532-2002.

Zen, "TranZendance." Calvin Campbell Productions presents a Middle Eastern-theme smoke- and alcohol-free party full of massage therapy, smart drinks, and natural highs. Peace and love to all. 1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 673-2817.

O'Hara's Pub, "Sunday After Dark." Dr. Lonnie Smith, Danny Burger, and special guests entertain the crowd with finger-poppin' straight-ahead jazz. 722 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-524-1764.

Cameo Theatre, "Disco Inferno." Year after year the party rolls on and the regulars just can't get enough of Seventies trash music. 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0922.

Zanzibar. Local Latin rockers ANada? infuse some hot and spicy songs into unsuspecting South Beach victims. 615 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-6688.

Club St. Croix, "Salsa Caribe." Take a musical trip through the Caribbean with rhythms to get everybody dancing. 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, 446-4999.

Cafe Iguana, "Monday-Night Boxing." Hinterland amusements for the masses with rough-and-tumble challenge bouts; a carnival set in a club/restaurant that runs like a well-oiled machine. 8505 Mills Dr. (Town & Country Center), Kendall, 274-4948.

KGB, "Home Cookin'." DJ Rad serves up a host of special soul and hip-hop flavors for a laid-back-locals kind of crowd. 637 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-5420.

Doc Dammers, "Happy Hour." Complimentary sushi and cheap sake help unstress even the busiest executive. Smooth ballads provided by Duo Conclusions. 180 Aragon Ave. (Colonnade Hotel), Coral Gables, 441-2600.

Baja Beach Club, "Just for the Buck of It." Come one, come all, and come early because all drinks are only a buck until midnight. 3200 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 954-561-2432.

The Living Room at the Strand, "Midweek Model Mixer." Get over the hump and midweek slump at this model and fashion industry grip and grin. 671 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-2340.

Les Deux Fontaines, "Swinging Song." Enjoy live Dixieland and jazz classics from the Bob Parent Trio. 1230 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 672-2579.

-- By Liz Martinez

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