You may work hard, but you love to party even harder. And just because it's the weekend, it doesn't mean you have to blow wads of cash on overly-priced bashes and drunken shenanigans.
We've got you covered with ten things to do that won't cost you more than $10, from a night at the museum with ANR to beach rock from Turbo Fruits and Smiths' covers.
Awesome New Republic. With Jacuzzi Boys. Friday, January 24, 8-11 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., Miami; 305-893-6211; mocanomi.org. Tickets for free members and $10 plus fees via eventbrite.com. "[Leave] the world of the working man" for a bit and head over to MOCA for a night with the "post-apocalyptic Disney" tunes of ANR. "Stay young," kids, stay young.
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Astari Nite's Stereo Waltz Album Release Party. With DJs Lorenzo, Kaos Fernandez, Linder Smash, Sweetswirl, and others. Friday, January 24, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free before midnight, $10 after. Take a Stereo Waltz with Astari Nite and celebrate the album release of the 305's favorite nuwave, indie rock crew.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
A Night Of Music. With Anthony Naples, Greg Beato, Diego Martinelli, and JC Santana. Friday, January 24, 10 p.m., The Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Free before midnight with RSVP at email@example.com. A night of killer (free) music from underground techno masters Anthony Naples, Greg Beato, and SAFE residents? Sounds like our kind of party.
Bookleggers, the Southernmost Soul Party, and Zeitgeist: Blue Oyster Tango. With Ketchy Shuby, Action Pat, Mr. Brown, Giorgio Ardito, and Ramiro Jeancarlo. Saturday, January 25, 6 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Free. Free literary masterpieces from Bookleggers, rich, soulful tunes from Ketchy Shuby and the Southernmost Soul Party, and the Zeitgeist's Italian synth takeover in the back room of Gramps ... Who says you can't have it all?
Turbo Fruits. With the Gun Hoes, the Cost, and Whorish Boorish. Saturday, January 25, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $7. Mama may be mad at the Turbo Fruits cos they fried their brain, but at least these "scuzzy and jangly punk rockers" from Nashville can get any crowd roaring with their "dirty, debauched pop ditties."
Tremendo Palo! Party. Saturday, January 25, 11 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Free. Leave your "Lengua Larga" at home and get ready for una tremenda pachanga with Palo!
Sunset Tavern Takeover. With Jim Camacho, the Super Fuzz, Beethose. Saturday, January 25, 10 p.m., Sunset Tavern, 7232 SW 59th Ave., Miami; 305-665-9996. Free. Brace yourself for a (sort of) British invasion as Jim Camacho, Beethose, and the Super Fuzz pay tribute to Paul, John, George, Ringo, Clapton, and Preston with Beatles' covers and musical works of their own.
Robby Hunter Band. Saturday, January 25, 10 p.m., Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009. Free. "You don't give a fuck, you just wanna bust ..." a move, that is, with the funky, hip-hoppy, soulful beats of the Robby Hunter Band.
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Call Us A Cab Charity Fundraiser. With Westchester Sauce, Stix, Stonez, & Bonez, and Smurphio from Afrobeta. Sunday, January 26, 1-6 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. Party for a cause! Help the Ragnar Relay Race Team raise money for the Special Olympics with food trucks and live music from Westchester Sauce, Stix, Stonez, & Bonez, and Smurphio.
The Smiths Night. With the Ordinary Boys and DJs Allan and Tommy Gunn. Sunday, January 26, 9 p.m.,The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Free. "Take me out tonight, where there's music and there's people who are young and alive." Sounds like the Vagabond to us.