Summer has officially come to an end and just when you thought you could take a break, more and more events pop up that make you want to jump out of bed and onto the dance floor. It’s a pretty packed week in South Florida - we’re hitting up hot spots north and south so get ready to shake and groove your way from South Beach to the Hard Rock!
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
Junior Sanchez & David Puentez at Vice Lounge
330 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Get the weekend off to a good start as you dance the night away to special guests Junior Sanchez and David Puentez along with DJs Ilgin and Andres. Start the night early at their dinner party at SOIREE from 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
For more information and table reservations call 305-438-7835 or RSVP@ViceLoungeMiami.com. Must be 21 to get in and dress code is trendy chic.
Eddie Thoneick at Arkadia
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Another great option for the evening has special guest Eddie Thoneick throwing down a sexy house session along with a LIVE performance of his latest hit “Stronger” featuring vocalist Shawnee Taylor. Subliminal Sessions continues to bring on great artists each week, so get in on the action.
Doors open at 11 p.m., dress to impress, and you must be 21+ to get in. For advance tickets go to Wantickets.com
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
DJ Irie & Friends at the W Ft. Lauderdale
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Head up north for another installment of Layer Cake, one of my favorite parties, featuring music by special guests DJ Irie and Mr. Sandman in the Living Room Lounge of the W Ft. Lauderdale. Downstairs at Whiskey Blue you will find DJ A-Train mixing up a masterful open format set. It starts early so you can always head out to the Seminole Hard Rock once 2 a.m. rolls around if you want to keep the party going.
It all starts at 9 p.m. To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org or for table reservations contact Elliot at ELeonard@gerberbars.com or call 954-414-8300.
Tom Novy at Mynt Lounge
1921 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Not in the mood to head north? No worries. There is plenty to do down south. My No. 1 pick for Friday on South Beach is at the uber-exclusive Mynt Lounge. Special guest Tom Novy is taking over the turntables and bringing the latest hits from his latest album release, Kinky Malinky- London to Ibiza. Dance the night away as you rub elbows and let loose with Miami’s elite socials at Mynt!
Doors open at 11:30 p.m. Dress to impress and you must be 21+ to get in. Table reservations are highly suggested. Admission is at the discretion of the doorman.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
*** Bonus Pick ***
Aloha to Summer at Solé On The Ocean
17315 Collins Ave. Sunny Isles Beach
Summer is at an end, so close out one of the hottest seasons with a Hawaiian-themed luau over at Solé On The Ocean. There will be an authentic pig roast, fire dancers, a Poko Pano Bikini fashion show, hula girls, contests, and a special live performance by the Aloha Boyz. It all kicks off at 5 p.m. and admission is $25 (includes food, a Mai Tai, and valet).
For luau and hotel reservations, call 786-923-9000 or e-mail email@example.com. Advance purchase of admission to the luau is strongly recommended.
SHARAM at Pangea Gryphon
5711 Seminole Way, Ft. Lauderdale
After filling up and saying goodbye to summer, head to the Seminole Hard Rock and kick off the fall season with a special, out of control progressive house music session at Pangea Gryphon with guest DJ SHARAM. Dance to hits like “Make the World Go Round”, “Fun”, “Detonate”, and many more.
Doors open at 11 p.m., dress code is trendy chic, and admission is $20. Skip the line and get your tickets in advance here.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
David Penn at SET
320 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Keep the party going with Movement Sundays at SET featuring special guest David Penn alongside resident Louis Dee. Dance alongside some of Miami’s finest while dancing to hits like “Work It”, “Stormy Weather”, and “Your Words” to name just a few. Get on the dance floor, put your arms in the air, and let the Movement take you!
Doors open 11 p.m., dress code is fashionably chic, and you must be 21+ to get in.
SET Miami. Photo: Tomas Loewy