With the holidays and Art Basel right around the goddamn corner, it's starting to heat up in the ol' South Florida nightlife department.
Take this weekend, for instance. There's too much to do! It would be totally impossible to have all the fun that's being offered this weekend.
So we here at Crossfade have picked our favorite (and cheapest) options.
Science Fiction, Astronomy, and Experimental Film Screening. Friday, October 26, Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Starting at 6 p.m., the museum will be $5 for all ages, and the space race starts at 8 p.m. on the dot. Hosted by the Science Museum's Art & Collection Manager, Kevin Arrow, and archivist-about-town, Barron Sherer, this astral-vaganza will feature 16mm screenings of everything from NASA Aeronatics and Space Report 106 (1973) to The Motions of Attracting Bodies, Powers of Ten (1977), and Algol the Demon Star. Local musicians Kian Seara (Rare Fruit) and Gyr Bartlett (Space Voodoo Crystal) will contribute additional space sounds via "musical interventions."
Cask: A High-Art Haunted House. Friday, October 26. 6th Street Container, 1155 (rear) SW 6th Street. The performance runs once every hour, on the hour, from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m., and it's 17 minutes long. Dance, theatre, music, and the visual arts collide in this immersive adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado." Can anyone confirm whether this qualifies as LARPing?
Zeitgest. Saturday, October 27. Chu's Taiwanese Kitchen & Bar, 2728 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. 10 p.m. In the '80s, it'd be all too easy to inaccurately lump this in with "goth." Fortunately, it's 2012 and anybody within a pube's reach of Wikipedia can tell you that you're listening to dark electronica and/or sexy-gloomy synth-pop à la cold wave, darkwave, dark disco, or Dark ______ (fill in the blank). Not to mention, this month's edition features Alex Caso renaming himself Alex Czo and busting out some synth jams of his own.
Samantha Kruse | Ana Mendez Performance. Lawn of Coconut Grove Convention Center. Saturday, October 27. Coconut Grove Convention Center, 2700 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Performance begins at 9:30 p.m. and lasts 17 minutes. Choreographers and dancers, Samantha Kruse and Ana Mendez, present a special piece as part of Coconut Grove's Art Live fair.
Dandy Rock Club with The Gun Hoes and Whorish Boorish. Saturday, October 27. Lester's, 2519 NW Second Ave., Wynwood. Music starts at 9 p.m. This Saturday night rock 'n' roll soiree is sure to have every Fonzie in town screaming "Nanoo Nanoo!"
BODYMOVINGTHEAWESOMEWORKSHOP.Saturday, October 27. Coconut Grove Convention Center, 2700 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove.
This free work shop concerned with bodies and moving is too involved to properly represent in this here blurbage. So we recommend checking out the event's Facebook page for the complete rundown on how you can strut your stuff like a New Age flower power Gene Kelly.
Peachfuzz. Friday, October 27. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. 9 p.m. Or maybe your preferred method of physical response to music involves simulating acts of fornication as undertaken by animals. In that case, may we recommend the Halloween edition of weekly party, Peachfuzz? There's a high probablity you can grind on the "slutty Halloween" versions of everything from cops and nurses to Abraham Lincoln and Honey Boo Boo.
PinkShitJazz with DJ Fucked Up, Luma Junger and White Noise. Sweat Records, 5501 NE Second Ave., Little Haiti. Music starts at 8 p.m. DJ Fucked-Up is an alter-ego of freejazz/noise provocateur Kenny Millions. He is obsessed with pornography and blow-up dolls, both of which are integral to his live show. Don't say we didn't warn you.
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Meditation Flash Mob. Saturday, October 26. Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 5 p.m. No cover.. Equal parts cosmic tranquility and totally quirky Amélie-style whimsy, the Meditation Flash Mob is sure to trend well once all of the pictures are uploaded. Oodles of info here.
A SpooKey West Situation featuring ANR as The Sawyer Family Players. Sunday, October 28. Ricochet Lounge, 3250 Buena Vista Blvd., #124, Miami. 9 p.m. No cover Round out the weekend with a Halloween-themed art party over at Ricochet Lounge featuring a special spooky performance by ANR.