Say what you wanna say, but truth is, weekends are always magical in Miami.
That's because no matter how broke you may be or how many zeros may be missing from your bank account, there's always a surplus of cheap and even free parties to crash. But these are not just any weekend ragers — they are the best Miami has to offer.
So gather all your equally dollar-less friends and check out the Ten Under $10 guide.
Burnski. With Jeremy Ismael. Friday, May 1, 10 p.m. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission is free before midnight with RSVP via eventbrite.com. See "Visions" of house swirl through your head as Burnski captivates the dance aficionados at the Pickle with his British "Burnski charm."
Miami Music Club's Opening Night. With art and consignment goods, as well as music by Treasure Teeth and Phantasman, plus DJs Romulo Del Castillo, cool cup, Yung Riff, and a special farewell set by Antoine LeVay. 9 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Miami Music Club, 91 NE 40th St., Miami. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. All ages. Visit facebook.com/miamimusicclub. Celebrate the launch of the 305's latest hub for "experimental electronic music, lit, and art" at Miami Music Club's opening night with live music, art, and consignment goods.
Locos Por Juana. With Mr. Pauer. Friday, May 1, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up. "Mueve Mueve" with Locos Por Juana as the Magic City's rumberos and electrópico jefe Mr. Pauer pour one out for The Stage, which is set to close next week.
The WildTones. With the Woolly Bushmen, the Talking Dogs, Party Flag, and DJ Wizard Sleeve. Presented by Cheap Miami. Friday, May 1, 10 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $7. Ages 18 and up. Fire up to 5501 NE Second Ave., and go a swingin' with all the dollys and Daddy-Os at Churchill's as the WildTones, the Woolly Bushmen, and all the cool cats party like it's 1954.
The Kitchen Club. With the Ordinary Boys, DJs 16 Bit, and Ray Milian. Saturday, May 2, 10 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Relive the glory days of SoBe's Kitchen Club with the Ordinary Boys and Miami's goth rock fans at The Garret.
Whorish Boorish. A double tape-release party with the Gun Hoes. Presented by Little L Records. Saturday, May 2, 11 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Rebecca Lima's "just a squirrel tryin' to get a nut." But this weekend, Lima and the Whorish Boorish crew are gonna bring their "Poppy Tunes" to KYI in celebration of the band's double tape-release party with fellow rockers, the Gun Hoes.
Mayo de Locos. With the Killing Hours, Suffering Tool, Toasted Marshmallow Zombies, and others. Presented by the Medusa Agency. Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 18 and up. Leave the mariachis and sombreros for Tuesday — Churchill's is putting its own metal spin on Cinco de Mayo with raw tuneage from the Killing Hours, Suffering Tool, Toasted Marshmallow Zombies at Mayo de Locos.
Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Watch Party. Saturday, May 2, 7 p.m. Shots Miami, 311 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-571-0439; shotspropsfun.com/miami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Witness "the Fight of the Century" as Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally step into the ring together. You'll have to wait till 11:30 p.m. to see the boxing titans live in action on the big screen. In the meantime, though, you can pre-game with half-off drink specials and tasty grub from Tuto's Street Cuisine food truck. Chug! Eat! Let the fisticuffs begin!
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Game of Thrones Screening Party. Sunday, May 3, 9 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Who exactly are those mask-wearing murderers causing all that trouble for Daenerys in Meereen? What will happen when the Sand Snakes are revealed? There's only one way to find out: KYI's Game of Thrones' watch party.
Chocolate Sundays. Sunday, May 3, 10 p.m. Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-4622; purdylounge.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Sauce up your Sunday with the ooey-gooey goodness of Chocolate Sundays at Purdy.