Hey! It's Thursday! The weekend is (almost) officially here, and it's time to break out the dancing shoes, hemorrhage that wallet, and get nasty as you want to be.
There will be all kinds of EDM in the streets of SoBe this weekend, from deep, soulful house to flashy electro-pop bangers. Oh, and it's a certain N.E.R.D. member's 40th birthday, and he's hitting LIV for a night to remember.
You've got options. Where will your weekend take you?
Bloody Mary. With Hardline. Thursday, April 4, at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-674-4478; treehousemiami.com. The show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Deep house is poised to make a serious impression on American audiences. Be a part of the movement before it becomes bigger than big room. Check out the dark, sexy stylings of this incredibly talented female producer, and see how a real woman lays it down.
Patrick M. Thursday, April 4, at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $15 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Holy heck, here comes more amazing house music with all the soul of a Delta blues man from the 1920s. Don't miss your chance to see this Argentinian vibe master on a dank sound system with beautiful lighting rigs. A low price, considering the atmosphere.
Pharrell's 40th Birthday. Featuring performances by Pharrell and Ruckus. Friday, April 5, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $40 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. What in the actual fuck is going on with Pharrell? He's turning 40, and he hasn't aged since we first saw him on the scene more than a decade ago. Whether he's the devil or not, this guy's definitely getting sinful at LIV for his big birthday bash. Don't miss this legendary affair. Maybe some of the magic will rub off on you.
DJ Craze. Friday, April 5, at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionsmiami.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. DJ Craze is a legend both here in his hometown and abroad. He recently snagged a residency at Mansion, one of SoBe's top clubs, and he's been bringing the heat every month. Come support the local man for a really reasonable price, and hear how Craze does VIP.
Robbie Rivera With Dave Sol. Friday, April 5, at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Perhaps you're looking for something with a bit more flash and pop? You want to take your girl out to a dance floor that will get her sweating and woo-ing in no time? Take her to see this pop-house megastar in the edge-meets-class atmosphere of LIV's alternative counterpart. She's gonna dig ya.
Deniz Koyu. With Mednas. Saturday, April 6, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $40 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Looking for something with more hyphy, electro house flavor? Check out Generation Wild headliner Deniz Koyu as he returns to LIV. You'll leave the dance floor a sweaty, crazy mess, but that's exactly the idea. With hits like "Bong" and "Tung!" in his arsenal, your hairdo doesn't stand a chance.
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