After a week of non-stop labor, it's time to toss your papers in the air, storm out of your cubicle like a boss, and kick-off your three-night-wild-party-cheap-booze binge with the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend.
Check 'em out, from the People's Blues of Richmond at Railroad Blues to the last '80s Flashback Music Festival at Tobacco Road to the New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off with Jonathan Toubin at Gramps.
See also: Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week
People's Blues of Richmond. Friday, October 3, 11 p.m. Railroad Blues, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; railroadbluesmiami.com. Free. Join the "carnival-like mayhem" as the People's Blues of Richmond bring their "dark, blues-infused psychedelia" to Railroad Blues.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Return of the Living Weirds III. With Jiblit Dupree, No Milk, Heatwave, Laundry Room Squelchers, Claws, Curious Hair, Joce, Main Manatee, Dress Nice, Ragged Dick, and Sharlyn Evertsz. Friday, October 3, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Free. Welcome the Return of the Living Weirds with the Laundry Room Squelchers, Sharlyn Evertsz, and the rest of the oddballs at Churchill's Pub.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
The 8th Annual '80s Flashback Music Festival. With '80s karaoke in between bands, Clu's Rebellion, Darkoustik, Purple?, One Mind, the Original Jones (Bestie Boys), Miami Lo, and a $100 '80s costume contest in the Brickell Smoke Shop Parking Lot Stage, DJ Junior Diaz, VHS, the Zipperz, Frank Allegro & the Usual Fellas, Oski Gonzalez, Goldenchild Bahamas, and Mzz White in the Cocktail Collection, and DJ Tito Luv AKA Raul Pina, Scott Becker, Humpj Lou, Cubita Da Poet, Above the Skyline, Rite To Bare Arms, Fresha GotThe Kush, Josh LeBang, and A Victim A Target in the Vape and Smoke Shop Patio Stage. Friday, October 3, 8 p.m. Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $10. Party like it's 1985 at Tobacco Road's last ever '80s Flashback Music Festival with totally tubular music, '80s karaoke hits, and a $100 costume contest.
X3SR. With DJ Sol. Friday, October 3, 8 p.m. The Social Lubricant, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Free. Immerse yourself in the "indie, electronic, ambient" sounds of the Magic City's own X3SR at TSL.
Picnic for Misfits. Backyard Barbecue with Burner Brothers, Jeremy Ismael, Gerardo Aragon, Brock Lambert, Donnie Lowe, and Rapper Rich. Saturday, October 4, 4 to 11 p.m. Steam Miami, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Join fellow misfits the Burner Brothers, Jeremy Ismael, Gerardo Aragon, Brock Lambert, Donnie Lowe, and Rapper Rich for an afternoon of techno, smokin' barbecue, and crazy shenanigans at Steam's Picnic for Misfits.
Birdman's Clambake. Saturday, October 4, 7 to 11 p.m. Woody's West End Tavern, 600 Payne Dr., Miami Springs; 305-882-1170; woodyswestendtavern.com. Free. Join los locos of Birdman's Clambake as they pay tribute to the mamasitas of
the City of Progress Hialeah and jam about "Beer, Biscuits and Gravy" at Woody's.
Soul Clap & Dance-Off. With DJs Jonathan Toubin, Action Pat, and Mr. Brown. Saturday, October 4, 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Wanna win $100? All you gotta do is prove you've got the best dance moves in the 305 to Blowfly and the rest of the judges at Gramps as DJ Jonathan Toubin brings his "infamous" New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off to the 'Wood.
The Hoy Polloy. Saturday, October 4, 9 p.m. Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Free. [Dance] With the Panther AKA the Hoy Polloy as the "eclectic four piece" brings their indie rock tunes to one of the last-ever shows at the Road.
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Diwali Lights Bollywood Party. Saturday, October 4, 9 p.m. The Social Lubricant, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via eventbrite.com. Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights with belly dancers, fire performances, henna, and a live Bollywood dance mix.
Chocolate Sundays. Kicking off Horror Viewing Month with the screening of the Japanese horror film Hausu and music by DJs Sharpsound, Louie Arson, Boe, Damion Yancy, and Reid Waters. Sunday, October 5, 10 p.m. Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-4622; purdylounge.com. Free. Get scared shitless as Purdy kicks off it's Horror Viewing Month with the Japanese horror flick Hausu, and then stick around for some killer tunes by your fave Chocolate Sundays DJs.