The Magic City works hard, but parties even harder. That's why the arrival of the weekend always calls for a celebration in the 305
Sure, you could go buck wild on the Beach and party it up for 48-hours straight... Or you can have an equally fun weekend jam-packed with pretty good music and chill crowds without spending more than a Hamilton.
It's totally up to you. But if you'd rather not spend the rest of the week scraping for food, we suggest you pick the latter.
Just check out Miami's ten under $10 weekend party guide.
Cave of Swimmers' Reflection Release Show. With Shroud Eater, Orbweaver, Wrong, Künt Knuckles, and Crud. Friday, May 8, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 18 and up. Dive into the "fast, slow, spooky, sludgy, progressive" world of the 305's Cave of Swimmers as the Miami rockers rage it up for their Reflection release party.
Electric Piquete. With DJ Edward. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, May 8, 9 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Baila "De Cara al Sol" as the "José Martí of Miami's Latin funk scene" bring that "poetry and fuego" to the Pineapple Stage at Ball & Chain.
Palo! Friday, May 8, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up. "Dale Palo" with the Magic City's 2015 Grammy-nominated rumberos as los músicos play their last show at the Stage before the Design District nightclub shuts its doors.
Crew Love. With Wolf + Lamb, Nick Monaco, Navid Izadi, and others. Presented by the Secret Garden and the Electric Pickle. Saturday, May 9, 4 to 11 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission costs $10 plus fees before 6 p.m. via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Funky beats from Wolf + Lamb, Nick Monaco, and all your Pickle and Secret Garden faves. Live art, free booze (but before 6 p.m.), and smoky barbecue — that's just how Crew Love expresses its true love to the Magic City.
Archival Feedback Release Party. With Dim Past, Fsik Huvnx, io.ko, and Bobby Flan with DJ sets by Coral Morphologic, Gulfstream, and Cheetah Flores. Saturday, May 9, 8 p.m. Miami Music Club, 91 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-299-5226; facebook.com/miamimusicclub. Admission costs $3. All ages. Discover Miami's "complex nature" through sound as Dim Past, Bobby Flan, and your local noise makers bring the "vinyl and printmaking art project" that is Archival Feedback to life at the Miami Music Club.
The Super Fuzz's Super Famous Release Party. With DJ Diem. Saturday, May 9, 9 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. In total Super Famous fashion, the Super Fuzz just isn't just gonna jam the night away at Will Call in celebration of their upcoming sophomore album — Chris Alvy and the SF crew are gonna go all out with live karaoke, a Super Famous dress-up competition, and a special drag performance from Ms. Yessinia Boom Boom Phillips before hitting the stage at midnight.
Telekinetic Walrus & the Pride of Ions' The Spaceship With the Heavy Bass Bump Release Party. With Afrobeta, the Galactic Effect, and Master Feathers. Saturday, May 9, 10 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up. Go for one last rager at 170 NE 38th Street as Telekinetic Walrus & the Pride of Ions launch their Spaceship With the Heavy Bass Bump and close off almost five great years of kick-ass music at the Stage's closing party.
Festival di Tre Viso. With Froe Char, Cellule 34, and Unur. Presented by Monotone. Saturday, May 9, 10 p.m. Railroad Blues, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; railroadbluesmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Experience the three faces of "minimal electronic, coldwave, and dark synth music" as France's Froe Char, Brussels' Cellule 34, and Chi-Town's Unur take over Railroad Blues for the Festival di Tre Viso.
Sabotage. With Skum Punch, Die Trying, the Gazms, and DJ Skid Mark. Sunday, May 10, 8 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up. Sabotage your productivity on Monday with Skum Punch, Die Trying, the Gazms, and all the punk rockers at KYI.
Coyu. With Ohashi and Harold Hendrix. Presented by Humans Alike and Minimax. Sunday, May 10, 10 p.m. Steam Miami, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; steammiami.com. Admission costs $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Go wild with the "Big Cat" of techno as Barcelona's Coyu brings some of that uhntz-uhntz to Steam.
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