Well, would you look at that? The first week of 2015 has come to an end.
At this point, all of your Holiday bills are likely creeping in, and chances are you're regretting that antique knife collection you purchased for your now ex-boyfriend.
Then it hits you -- you're broke... And single... And it's the weekend. But hey, you live in Miami! That means that no matter how empty your wallet (or heart) may be, you can still party it up on the cheap!
Just check out Crossfade's ten under $10 weekend shenanigan guide.
See also: Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Shock the Monkey. With Beki Powell, Brad Strickland, Sebastian Cariaga, and others. Friday, January 9, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission is free before 1 a.m. with RSVP via facebook.com. Head on over to the Pickle and Shock the Monkey! We're not exactly sure what that means, but we'll just take it as our cue to bump and grind with Beki Powell, Brad Strickland, and the rest of the party animals at 2826 North Miami Avenue.
See also: Miami's Six Best Club Parties This Week
Gala-A-GoGo. With the G Loop (featuring Benny and Tony of Afrobeta), Y Diz (from Telekenetic Walrus), the Hongs, Dark Riff, Soundcocho, Adam Matza, Xela Zaid, and Candace Meyer. Friday, January 9, 10 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $7. Ages 18 and up. Brace yourself for an "intergalactic dance experience" with "Miami's most electric and enlightened mind-melding sound mutating masters" at Churchill's Gala-A-GoGo.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Miami Dade County Music & Art Fest. With the Oski Foundation, Affiliated Soul Team, Inlight Music, Ornimental, the Original Jones, Purple?, Bottles Belafonte, the Macsters, Ovrhol, Artisan Soul, Deep City Orkestra, Naked Vengence, Midnight Kahuna, Pages & the Out of Hand Band, Macias' Project, No Traffik, Scott Becker, Cubita Da Poet, Jon-K Poet, Deejay Smooth, and others. Friday, January 9, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. Rock the night away with some of the best local bands in the 305 at the Miami Dade County Music & Art Fest smack in the heart of downtown at Grand Central.
Bombillo. With music by Phaxas, Shamizo, Heather Holiday, and Mr. Pauer. Presented by the Miami Light Project and Mr. Pauer. Saturday, January 10, 8 p.m. Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., #100, Miami; 305-576-4350; miamilightproject.com. Free. Light up the night with the sounds of Phaxas, Shamizo, Heather Holiday, and Mr. Pauer, and get your shopping on with the Bright Bazaar at the Bombillo monthly "lights and sounds social gathering."
Secret Garden: Two Year Anniversary Party. With Signal Flow, Dan Carraway, Gran Moxy, LowCut, and Ohashi. Saturday, January 10, 8 p.m. The Social Lubricant Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Admission is free before 11 p.m. with RSVP via eventbrite.com. After two years in the 'Wood, the Secret Garden is, well, not-so-secret anymore. That's why the Art Walk after party is celebrating it's second birthday with a couple hundred friends and plenty of underground house vibes at TSL.
Age of Guitars Festival. With Dyslexic Postcards, Wastelands, Sandratz, Birdman's Clambake, Marq Iggy, the Gazms, Juan Montoya, Silver Spoon, Rat Bastard, and others. Saturday, January 10, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Ages 18 and up. It's the dawn of the age of the guitars. Join the punks and rockers at Churchill's as they shred till daybreak at the legendary Little Haiti party hall.
Deep District. With Flynn Nolan, Carabetta & Doons, Grant Grosky, and Edgar Camacho. Do Not Sit On the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 510-550-5067; facebook.com/DoNotSit. Admission is free till midnight with RSVP. Enter the Deep District at Don't Sit with Flynn Nolan, Carabetta & Doons, Grant Grosky, and Edgar Camacho.
Fading Formats Swap Meet. Sunday, 4 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. One man's trash is another man's treasure, especially when it comes to classic LaserDisc and cassette gems. So trade that VHS Star Wars collection for some vintage Frank Sinatra records at Gramps' Fading Formats Swap Meet.
"Sunset Sundays" Premier Party. With Ephniko. Sunday, January 11, 4 to 10 p.m. The Social Lubricant Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Free. "Jam, vibe, and dance to the sunset" with Ephniko at the Sunset Sundays kick off rager at TSL.
Sabotage Sunday. With the Gazms, Talking Dogs, After the War, Sewer Slutz, and DJ Skidmark. Sunday, January 11, 8 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. Ages 21 and up. Sabotage your productivity at work tomorrow morning with kick-ass riffs from the Gazms, Talking Dogs, and the rest of the music junkies at KYI.
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