There's something about Friday that turns adults into something like overly excited kids on the last day of school waiting for the final bell to ring.
Maybe it's the weekend rush or knowing that for the next two days we have nothing to do but party till sunrise, drink like a sailor, and dance till our feet fall off.
So get pumped up for the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend from R&B at the Overtown Music & Arts Fest to indie rock tunes from the Deaf Poets at Gramps to poolside vibes and Miami Swim Week action at the Freehand.
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Nu Look. Performing for Big Night In Little Haiti with the Tap Tap Band and DJ Mack. Friday, July 18, 6 to 10 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; rhythmfoundation.com. Free. Celebrate the grand opening of Little Haiti's Caribbean Marketplace and get your monthly dose of "kompa direk" with the 305's own, Nu Look.
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So '80s. With the Bell Ringers, Joce Milanes, Marcella Rose, Ovrhol, BadAss, and others. Friday, July 18, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $10. Bring out your leather pants and mullet wigs and party like it's 1982 with the Bell Ringers, Marcella Rose, Ovrhol, and the rest of the rockin' bands at Churchill's So '80s bash.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
T.E.S.S. Meets Locomotion. With Chris Dezz, Samson, Michael Gin, and Gerardo Aragon in the Bolero Room, and Thinking of Us, Deep Therapy, Mike Miro, Dan Carraway, and Brock Lambert in the Lounge. Friday, July 18, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Advanced tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. When the DJs of T.E.S.S. join forces with Locomotion's spin masters in the confines of the Pickle, you know you're in for "an intimate evening of musical bliss."
Overtown Music & Arts Festival. With Raheem DeVaughn, Keke Wyatt, Case, Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, Deep Fried Funk Band, Larry Dogg, and Sebastien Mikael. Saturday, July 19, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Overtown Business District, NW 3rd Avenue between 8th and 11th Streets, Miami; 786-529-4586; overtownmusicartsfestival.com. Free. Embrace the rich culture of Overtown and the roots of Miami R&B at the first ever Overtown Music & Arts Fest.
Deaf Poets. With My Deer and Radar Vs Wolf. Saturday, July 19, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Immerse yourself in the "bombastic guitar strums and blaring snare-drum smashes" of Miami's best band at Gramps.
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Louis Salgar Memorial Benefit. With music by Aversion, Bulletproof Tiger, Heavy Drag (members of Lil Daggers), Nude Cap, and Active Navs, as well as raffles from CrossFit Soul, Stacy Laden LMT, and Sports Grill. Saturday, July 19, 9:30 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. A minimum $10 to $20 donation is requested. All proceeds will go to the Salgar family. Louis Salgar's life ended due to a tragic murder on June 23. Show the Salgar family some support at the Louis Salgar Memorial Benefit and celebrate "the son, brother, friend, musician, and bartender's life" at Churchill's.
The Hoy Polloy. Saturday, July 19, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. Go Dancing With the Panther at Kill Your Idol as the Hoy Polloy brings their "Alternative Indie Progressive" rock tunes to SoBe.
The Jacob Jeffries Band. With Chantil Dukart. Saturday, July 19, 10 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. Jam the night away to the chill vibes of Fort Lauderdale's own pop/rock crew Jacob Jeffries Band at Will Call.
Summer Camp BBQ. Swim Week Edition with DJs Louie Arson, Manuvers, Reid Waters, and Sharpsound. Sunday, July 20, 2 to 7 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free. You can't go back to being a kid again, but at least you can pretend you are with tie-dye activities, friendship bracelets, collage art, a DISfunkshion Magazine photo booth, and poolside beats at the Freehand's Summer Camp BBQ.
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Family Fun Fest. With Nlyte8, Purple?, Vecinos De La Noche, DJ Junior Diaz, Deejay Smooth, and others. Sunday, July 20, 2 to 7 p.m. Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Get ready for a full day of fun con la família at the Road with water games, rounds of hoops, and Latin rock to benefit the purchase of Tobacco Road by its employees and the Miami High Girls Basketball team.
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