The weekend is so close, you can almost smell it.
In a few hours, you'll want to throw your papers in the air, run out of the cubicle, and make your way to the nearest bar for happy hour. The possibilities will seem endless, but that doesn't mean you have to blow all of your hard earned cash on parties and drunken shenanigans this weekend. You only need is Mr. Hamilton.
Check the cut for Crossfade's ten best music related things to do this weekend under $10.
The Dewars Florida Twin Tour. With Good Graeff and Deaf Poets. Friday, April 26, 6 p.m., Gramps Bar, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. A little bit of indie, a little bit of a pop, and a little bit of seventies rock -- that's what the Dewars do best. The Florida twins will be stopping by Gramps for their Florida Twin tour, along with Good Graeff. They'll be taking the stage during happy hour, which will make those three hours of $2 Bud, Tecate, and Miller High Life even happier. Stick around till midnight as the Deaf Poets put on a special show.
Go Dutch. Peachfuzz in the Park with DJ DZA. Friday, April 26, 7-11 p.m., Grand Central Park, 700 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-814-6280; grandcentralpark.org. Free. Miami is going Dutch. No, we're not talking about a late 4/20 party, we're talking the Magic City's Queen's Day celebration. Cyclists will ride to Grand Central Park right after Critical Mass to celebrate the birth of the queen with Dutch games, a Queen's Day picture tent, food, endless Grolsch, and music by DJ DZA. Those wearing Dutch-inspired outfits can enter the orange costume contest for the chance to win a custom bike from Republic Bike. So bring out your clogs and party like the Dutch.
Lanzallamas. With Artime and Justin Credible. Friday, April 26, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-5570; bardotmiami.com. You don't need to know how to speak Spanish in order to understand Lanzallamas. Their music does all the talking. El sonido caliente of the percussion, strings, brass, woodwinds, and vocals somehow speak to your body and tell it to get on that dance floor, and get moving to the pure sound of rumba.
Downtown Full Moon Party. With Free Like Me, Ms. Lucy Gallant, Daniel Urbina Ponte, Karina Skye, Joshua Stedman, Eric Dez, and others. Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m., LMNT, 55 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-490-8666; dfullmoonparty.com. Free before 10 p.m. It's a full moon tonight. So forget your inhibitions and get wild with fire dancers, drummers, hula hoopers, and Free Like Me. Come dressed in your full moon gear, vibe out to the beat of your own drum, and join in on the fun.
Main Street Live. Tribute to Freddie Mercury. Saturday, April 27, 9 p.m., CubaOcho, 1475 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-285-5880; cubaocho.com. $10. If it wasn't for Freddie Mercury and his band Queen, the world would have been deprived of the victory theme song, "We Are the Champions." And a world without "We Will Rock You," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and Queen in general would be just one sad, floating rock in space. In honor of the legacy left by Mercury and his band, Main Street Live will be dedicating an entire night to the legend himself. Long live Queen.
The Super Fuzz. With the Deadly Blank. Saturday, April 27, 11 p.m. Will Call, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. Relive the days of hippies, afros, and rock 'n' roll with the Super Fuzz. Much like Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, and other rock stars of the '70s, these guys rock hard, but party even harder.
DJ Essential 6. With Ray Milian and Aramis Lorie. Saturday, April 27, 10 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Free. A weekly dose of essential EDM may not keep the doc away, but it will sure provide you with your weekend fun fix, especially when Miami's own Essential 6 gets behind the decks.
Heat Game Watch Party. With DJ Kristian Caro. Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m. Haven, 1237 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-987-8885; havengastrolounge.com. Free. What's that smell in the air? Oh, it's just the sweet smell of victory. At least that's what we're hoping will go down Sunday night when the White Hot Heat take on the Milwaukee Bucks. DJ Kristian Caro will get you in the mood for some Heat action, while drink and food specials keep you cheering on el Heat.
R.I.P Open Mic. Sunday, April 28, 8:45-10:15 p.m. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $7. You've got the gift of song and prose and you know it. Now if only the rest of the world would recognize that talent, you could quit your day job and become one hard-core poet. Until then, you'll just have to settle for reciting poetry and singin' the blues.
Innasense. With Jahfe. Sunday, April 28, 11 p.m. Jazid. 1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-9372; jazid.net. Free. There's something about the smooth sounds of the guitar and reggae riddim that transport you to a beach somewhere in Jamaica. Add an ice-cold beer and you've got yourself the perfect ending to the weekend.
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