Goodbye September. Hello October! With just a few weeks left before one of the biggest party nights of the year, I bet everyone is hitting the gym hardcore to get into the tiniest costumes for Halloween. To help you burn some extra calories I’ve picked out some of the hottest events that are guaranteed to have you shaking and grooving all through the night. Get your drinks in the air and dance like you don’t care - here are this weeks’ top party picks!
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28
Pink Pussy Cat ice with Joe Maz at Mokai
235 23rd St., Miami Beach
Kick the week off at one of the sexiest lounges on the beach as Relapse Wednesdays at Mokai present Pink Pussy Cat Ice with special guest DJ Joe Maz and Alej Varez. You’ll be dancing to a hot mix of Disco-tech house and electro all night!
Must be 21+ to get in and dress code is trendy chic. For complimentary admission before 12:30am, make sure to get on the guest list.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29
Audiofly at the Electric Pickle
2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Make your way over to the cool, trendy lounge in downtown for a special guest set by the DJ duo team of Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton aka Audiofly. They blend styles to create a funk mix of electro, tech, and house to give you an upbeat unique sound. Downstairs you can jam out to DJ Benton & Basti and a live performance by Animal Tropical. For those on a budget, enjoy $3 drafts and $5 shot specials throughout the night.
Doors open at 10 p.m., must be 21+ to get in, and the dress code is trendy and fun.
DJ Erok at WALL
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
For something a little more upscale, head to one of my favorite lounges on the beach- WALL at the W South Beach. This venue is small and intimate, but the crowd is always hype. This week DJ Erok is taking over as he returns to Miami after a two-month tour around the world. Dance to a mix of sexy house, soul, funk, reggae, rock and hip-hop that is sure to keep the party jumping all through the night.
Doors open at 11 p.m., dress to impress, and you must be 21+ to get in. Table reservations are highly suggested. To make table reservations call 305-938-3130.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30
DJ M.O.S at LIV
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
It’s Friday night and the weekend is here, so it’s time to turn up the energy and party like a rock star. Head over to LIV for a guest set by DJ M.O.S and rock out to some of the best hip-hop, r&b, rock, house, and electro mix on the beach at one of the most exclusive and wildest clubs around.
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.
*Other great events at LIV this week include special guest DJ Alex Metric for Dirty Hairy on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and special guest DJ Ian Carey on Saturday, Oct. 1. For more info check out www.Livnightclub.com
SATURDAY, OCT. 1
*** Bonus Pick ***
Ultimate SAKI Crawl
Various locations throughout South Florida
Let’s face it, we all love to have a good time and any excuse to party is always a good one. This year in honor of International Sake Day on Saturday, TY KU, the Premier Sake and Asian Spirits Company, has linked up with various pub crawls around the country, including South Florida, to offer Sake drink specials ranging in price from $2 to $5. We do it for beer, why not for some Sake? Bombs away!
South Florida participating locations include: Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge, Bonsai Thai & Sushi, Siam Palace, Soo Woo Japanese Steakhouse, and Chow Down Grill
Jermaine Dupri Birthday Bash at Arkadia
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
After getting your Sake on, get ready for a fabulous birthday bash for mega-music producer/artist Jermaine Dupri. Arkadia will be out of control with music by local favorite DJ Ross One. Get the champagne ready and the bottles poppin’, this is one birthday bash you don’t want to miss!
Doors open at 11 p.m., dress code is strictly enforced and you must be 21+ to get in. Table reservations are highly suggested.