At 10 years old, Space has become the grand dame of mainland -- and perhaps all of Miami's -- nightlife. But if her age is showing, her acolytes haven't noticed. Still, even clubs need their beauty rest, and so it goes that the club is shuttering its doors for the fall, ostensibly for renovations. No, it doesn't make sense to us either that the venue would do so at the beginning of Miami's traditional "season," but all we can do is speculate. Nobody at the club returned New Times' repeated calls and e-mails for comment; sniff, sniff.
Still, Space is set to go out -- even if it's only temporarily -- with a bang. Labor Day weekend marks a two-day series of closing parties, Ibiza-style, with similarly marquee names in talent. And both parties will go late, with the traditional holy afterhours observed both Saturday night/Sunday morning, and the following night/morning. Hey, Monday's for sleeping off the party before you return to work.
On Saturday's closing party is Space favorite Boris, who'll pump out his trademark marathon set on the terrace. The techno loft belongs to Israeli knob-twiddler and Cocoon star Guy Gerber. Meanwhile, DJ Camilo does hip-hop in the ballroom.
Then on Sunday, Closing Party Day 2, Miami's best French transplant, Cedric Gervais, shares the terrace with Swedish House mafioso Steve Angello. The main room, meanwhile, takes a different, hipster-ish flavor, with L.A. Riots headlining, and local duo TKO -- that's Damaged Goods and Troy Kurtz -- on support.
Act fast for tickets, though. Saturday night's all-access tickets, which guarantee entry any time before 4 a.m., are already sold out. Now, you'll have to arrive "early" for Space -- before either 2 a.m. or midnight -- or chance it in the wee hours.
Space Closing Parties. With Boris, Guy Gerber, and DJ Camilo. Starting 10 p.m. Saturday, September 4
With Cedric Gervais, Steve Angello, L.A. Riots, and TKO. Starting 10 p.m. Sunday, September 5. Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami. Tickets cost $20 to $60 in advance from wantickets.com. Age 21 and up; 305-350-1956; clubspace.com