Congrats, Miami, you survived the scorching hot days and muggy nights of SoFla summer.
Now, as the season fades away, the nights are becoming cooler and longer. That means you'll have more time to pop champagne, pump fists, and party it up with celebs on SoBe without having to worry about sweating through your clothes, smearing your makeup, or frizzing your 'do.
Here are this week's six best South Beach parties, where you can finally dance till the wee hours of the night and not look like a hot mess.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Sander van Doorn. With Firebeatz and Mednas. Thursday, September 19, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Sure, looks aren't everything, but maybe that "electrifying Sander van Doorn smile" (as his official bio puts it) is what makes the Dutch DJ a "technical and musical genius." Or maybe it's the hard work he puts into managing Doorn Records, DJing his own weekly radio show, producing hits, and all. Whatever it is, the man can get any crowd going with those "Joyenergizer" beats.
Thomas Gold. With Dave Sol. Friday, September 20, 11 p.m., Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $40 to $60 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "No boundaries too bold, no crowd too grand, no pop icon untouchable." That is Thomas Gold's DJ code. And so far, it's been pretty effective, 'cause like King Midas, everything the Berliner touches turns into 24-karat uhntz-uhntz.
Above & Beyond. Friday, September 20, 11 p.m., Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "There's a thing called love that we all forget, and it's a wasted love that we all regret." After listening to Above & Beyond's "Thing Called Love," we're pretty sure you'll be in need of some Group Therapy.
Michael Brun. With Mednas. Saturday, September 21, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $60 to $90 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Michael Brun may only be 20 years old, but the youngin' can drop some hardcore house beats like a boss. Maybe that's why he's worked with Avicii, Dirty South, Tommy Trash, and other EDM big shots. So keep an eye out for Mr. Brun.
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Arty. With Laurent Simeca. Saturday, September 21, 11 p.m., Mansion, 235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. From the moment the bass drops and the beat rises, you're gonna "wonder where [you were] before." And then as Arty's progressive house hits keep comin', you'll open your eyes and discover "this must be the love" that's making fist-pumpers everywhere scream.
Feenixpawl. With Chicco Secci. Saturday, September 21, 10 p.m., Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3131; wallmiami.com. Tickets cost $50 to $60 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "In Their Minds," to paraphrase our favorite Feenixpawl track, Aden Forte and Josh Soon believe they're "the go-to duo for a high energy, 'hands in the air' experience." Turns out, "the dreams [they] had" are now reality.