We did it, y'all. We survived another year, managed to dodge creditors and demented ex-girlfriends, held a steady (albeit low-paying) job in a recession. We even occupied Wall Street.
With just two days left in 2011, we're encouraging everyone to get rowdy. Go ball so hard it makes "Niggas in Paris" sound like a bedtime story. And no, we're not talking 'bout dropping-$100,000-on-Ricky-Rozay's-NYE-party ballin'.
We're talking 'bout cheap booze and chasing women or men, raunchy midnight make-out sessions on South Beach and NSA sexcapades. So stretch those last $10 and check out our list of best things to do this weekend.
Chum Bucket. Friday, December 30, 9:45 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave, Miami. $5. Miami's gnarliest punk collective throws its last show of 2011 high atop the Churchill's stage.
Stokeswood. Friday, December 30, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38 St., Miami). $10. These Atlanta indie-poppers are having a steamy love affair with The Stage, performing yet again at the Design District spot.
The Hootenanny. Friday, December 30, 10 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $5. Mustachioed madness at the Big Mango's oldest watering hole. Hi-O!
Particle. Friday, December 30, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. $10. People of Earth, this band's a gnarly acid trip.
LUSH South Beach NYE. Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m., 233 12th St., Miami Beach. Free. That's right, NYE on South Beach for FREE.
The Room. Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m., 100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free. It's tiny. Tighter than a Chinese finger trap, actually. But The Room is such a great little spot for brews and indie rock. Ring in 2012 drunk off French beer and dancing to bands Pitchfork doesn't even know about.
Purdy Lounge. Saturday, December 31, 10 p.m., 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach. Free. There's never a cover, not even on NYE. Let's get wild, yo.
Ludacris at Bayfront Park New Year's Eve. Saturday, December 31, 7 p.m., Bayfront Park, 391 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Get touristy with it and count down the New Year with folks from across the globe.
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Gospel Brunch. Sunday, January 1, 11 a.m., City Hall Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $8 for eggs.. Cure the hangover with some grits. Maybe a few eggs. Anything under $10.
Larf. Sunday, January 1, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $5. After brunch, why not rage at Churchill's?