In Miami, nothing ever gets in way of partying, not even the Hump Day slump.
So gather up your crew and hit the streets of the 305 for the six best club parties going down this week.
Check them out, from the Magician's funky dance grooves at Grand Central to Steve Lawler's legendary house music at Space to Pete Tong's EDM madness at Story.
See also: Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
The Magician. With Pirate Stereo and Santiago Caballero. Thursday, November 6, 11 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. No one really knows much on the origin of Stephen Fasano AKA the Magician. But according to his bio on Facebook, "he stepped into this world, materializing in a cloud of crystal stars and soft pink smoke. Some claim he's a former airline pilot who crashed an afterparty -- some say it's all just an illusion, a well performed hoax." Whatever or whoever he is, brace yourself for a total mind trip as the Magician takes over Grand Central this Thursday.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Zedd. With Dave Sol. Friday, November 7, 11 p.m. Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "Open up your skies" and "turn up your night" 'cause Zedd is gonna "make [you] dance" and "make [you] move" with his ever-catchy dance beats at Story.
Eats Everything. With Hunter/Game, Hardline, and Ms. Mada. Friday, November 7, 11 p.m. Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; trademia.com. Tickets cost $10 to $20 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. The UK's Eats Everything is hungry for some underground house music and 70-degree weather. That's why he's crossing over the pond and heading straight to Trade for some late-night shenanigans smack in the heart of SoBe.
Blowfly's Save the Funky House Party. With Kool Keith, Otto von Schirach, and others. Presented by Strutter USA and Alternative MIA. Saturday, November 8, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com. Ages 18 and up. Get the "Fonky Party" started with Blowfly, Kool Keith, Otto von Schirach, and the rest of the party animals at Churchill's, and, as manager Tom Bowker expressed in an interview with Crossfade last week, "help save a local legend" at the Save the Funky House Party.
Steve Lawler. In the terrace with Anthony Attalla and Shaded. Saturday, November 8, 10 p.m. Space, 34 NE 11th St. Miami; 305-375-0001; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $20 to $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 an up. Get your dose of "deep, dark, sexy, gritty, borderline criminal" house music as British "rave legend" Steve Lawler takes over the terrace at Space.
All Gone Pete Tong. With Nina Kraviz and ThunderPony. Saturday, November 8, 11 p.m. Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. No one does EDM like BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix and Essential Selection boss, Pete Tong. Party it up with "the world's chief electronic dance music tastemaker" at Story.
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