Shorter days, cooler nights, and 70-degree temperature... Yep, fall has (kinda?) begun in the Magic City! And to top it all off, on the weekend!
So take advantage of the not-as-humid Miami weather and party it up with the ten best things to do under $10, from sweet jams with Harmonik at the Little Haiti Cultural Center to wild shenanigans with Bailey Smalls at Steam to a poolside pumpkin-carving contest at the Freehand.
See also: Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week
Big Night In Little Haiti. With Harmonik and DJ Mack. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation. Friday, October 17, 6 to 10 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; rhythmfoundation.com. Free. Jam to the pop kompa sounds of Harmonik as the America's Got Talent vets take over the Magic City for Big Night In Little Haiti.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Ambivalent. With Danyelino. Friday, October 17, 11 p.m. Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; trademia.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Dive into the underground sounds of Kevin McHugh AKA Ambivalent at Trade.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Bailey Smalls. With Paperwater. Friday, October 17, 11 p.m. Steam Miami, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Free before midnight with RSVP via steammiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Bring out your "Gold Chains" and "go hard" with Bailey Smalls and all the "mutha fuckin' [stars]" at Steam.
Locos Por Juana. Tribute to Bob Marley. Saturday, October 18, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Ages 21 and up. Get ready for a night of "Love & Unity" as Locos Por Juana pay tribute to Bob Marley at the Stage.
DZA's House. With Captains of Industry. Saturday, October 18, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Keep your "happy-buzz raging" with "old school funk disco, nu school groove house, and throwbacks" at DZA's House at Bardot.
Randall M. Upstairs with Roberto Apodaca and Nova Duet, and downstairs with Snay b2b Ben Finx and Guys On the Couch. Saturday, October 18, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. $5 before 1 a.m. and $20 after, so get there early. Treat your ears to some "Techno Royale" with Randall M and your fave party masters at the Pickle.
Conjunto Progreso. Saturday, October 18, 9 p.m. Casino Miami, 3500 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-633-6400; casinomiamijaialai.com. Free. Muévete "Suavecito" y prepárate for a night of Descarga y Son with the "21st Century Soneros" Conjunto Progreso.
Chocolate Shaker Pool Party. With DJs Manuvers, Reid Waters, Sharpsound, Louie Arson, and others. Sunday, October 19, 3 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Free. A poolside barbecue with poolside beats and a poolside pumpkin carving contest -- that's fall in Miami for you. Once you're done Instagramming your spooky pumpkin wearing sunglasses (and making your friends up north jealous), head on over to Purdy Lounge for the screening of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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Sundown. With Miguel Migs, Brad Strickland, Aear, Tavin, Wagner, and others. Sunday, October 19, 4 p.m. E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 11miami.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Watch the sun set over the Miami skyline as deep house legend Miguel Migs takes over the rooftop at E11even.
The Walking Dead Watch Party. Sunday, October 19, 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Because nothing beats watching Rick Grimes and Darrell Dixon being total badasses on a 20-foot screen.