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Minimal. Fauna CD Release Party at the Black Box Theater. Friday, July 17, 8 p.m. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay; 786-573-5300; smdcac.org. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via smdcac.org. All ages.
The 305's most eclectic indie, electropop Latin band is celebrating the release of their latest masterpiece, Fauna the way, well, any eclectic indie, electropop Latin band would — by throwing una tremenda pachanga equipped with plenty fox masks.
'Merikan Merkintile. With Dim Past, Pewbert, Raaj, and Clavilux/DJ Stevie Bricks. Friday, July 17, 9 p.m. Miami Music Club, 91 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-299-5226; facebook.com/miamimusicclub. Admission costs $5.
The Miami Music Club is full of surprises. But this week, the surprise factor at the best underground club in the 305 will be at an all-time high when Leslie Rogers and Kelly Nate of 'Merikan Merkintile take over 91 NE 40th Street. With "performances [that] may include spaghetti, shiny flags, awkward situations with police, music, questionable nudity, sounds, cheese puffs, dancing, or karaoke," you're definitely in for one hell of a ride.
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show. With music by DJ Lindsey Bell, Nigby, Enzymatique, and Atman. Friday, July 17, 8 p.m. LMNT, 59 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-572-9550; lmntartsmiami.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 21 and up.
"Pancake batter is sizzling, beer froth is flowing, and bare flesh is slathered in paint" — that's the Pancakes & Booze Art Show for you. So make your way to LMNT and party it up with over 50 of your fave local artists, jam to the sweet tunes of DJ Lindsey Bell, Nigby, Enzymatique, and Atman, and stuff your face with all-you-can-eat pancakes, then wash it all down with a cold one.
Float: A Swim Week Jam. With music by Mogs Voltaa, Gran Moxy, Deroboter, Jeremy Ismael, and others. Presented by More or Less. Saturday, July 18, 2 to 7 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Admission is free.
Float your way through the final days of Swim Week at the Freehand. Get your hands a cute bikini (or two) from brands like Margarita Swimwear, Jypsea Local Swimwear, Kokoakinis, Diadema + Gloriam, and That Brand Clothing while you chill out by the pool with beats from Mogs Voltaa, Gran Moxy, Deroboter, Jeremy Ismael, and the More or Less crew.
Frenzy in the Magic City. Deauville Fashion through the Ages: 1950s to1990s. Featuring a Dopedoll Vintage runway show and music by the Hongs, Dopedall Radio, and Mr. Jolt. Presented by Dopedoll Vintage. Saturday, July 18, 4 to 8 p.m. Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-865-8511; deauvillebeachresortmiami.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
For better or for worse, swimwear fashion has certainly changed throughout the last half-century. Celebrate "an evening dedicated to all things vintage" with a runway show from the models at Dopedall Vintage at the Deauville's Frenzy in the Magic City. Then stick around for live tuneage from the Hongs and wax tracks from the music jukies over at Dopedall Radio and Mr. Jolt.
The Rock N' Roll Hi-Fives & Mr. Entertainment & the Pookiesmackers. Saturday, July 18, 7 to 9 p.m. Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Admission is free. All ages.
A family that rocks together stays together. Just take a look at New Jersey's Rock N' Roll Hi-Fives. Made up of husband Joe on guitar, wife Gloree on bass, and their two children, son Evren, 11, on drums, and daughter Eilee, 13, as lead vocalist, the "alternative/glam rock" four-piece calls themselves "Jersey's hardest-rocking family band." This weekend, the fam is making their way to the Magic City in celebration of their latest EP, Gold Glitter Shoes.
New Wave Lounge. With DJs 16 Bit and Aramis Lorie. Hosted by Notorious Nastie. Presented by the Kitchen Club. Saturday, July 18, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Enter the Kitchen Club at the Garret and get your daily dose of new wave with your party chefs DJs 16 Bit and Aramis Lorie.
Lazy BrunchBQ. With music by Emily Sheila and Brendan O'Hara, patio games, and more. Sunday, July 19, 2 to 6 p.m. Canvas, 90 NE 17th St., Miami; 305-570-1800; canvascondos.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up.
Looking for the ultimate hangover cure? The crew over at the Arts + Entertainment District have your back. With feel-good tunes from Emily Shea and Brendan O'Hara, grub from Coyo, "boozy, garden-inspired sips" from the Airstream Apothecary, caffeinated goodness and sweet treats from Mad Chiller, and patio games. You'll be ready to take on Monday in no time.
The Alhambra Orchestra & Riuniti Opera. Conducted by Timothy Shade. Sunday, July 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Dr., Miami; 305-665-6228; tbam.org. Admission is free.
Give the uhntz-uhntz, riffs, and South Beach beats a rest and relax to the classical sounds of the Alhambra Orchestra and Riuniti Opera as they perform scenes and selections from Jacques Offenbach's 1881 production, The Tales of Hoffmann. And it's all free — just like Mozart would have wanted.