It’s that time of year when the weather is breezy, the sun is shining, and there’s nothing but clear skies all week long - perfect for Regatta Weekend 2011! This week Miami will be rocking from Thursday until Sunday and with no work on Monday, so there’s no excuse for staying in. Escape into the night with special guest DJs Erick Morillo, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, a special performance by Sean Paul and more. It all kicks off Thursday night at Cafeina. See you there!
THURSDAY, OCT. 6
*** Bonus Pick ***
Cafeina presents I <3 JUERNES
297 NW 23rd St., Miami
Kick off Regatta weekend at Cafeina Lounge in the Design District for the launch of their new weekly party series I <3 JUERNES! This event is all about jump-starting the weekend and will feature various drink specials, DJs, and LIVE performances. Special guest DJ Mauricio Parra, from MTV Latino, will be on deck for the inaugural festivities rocking out with some of the best in house music infused with a Latin twist. Ladies, if you go in a group of 6 or more you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly to get you in the mood for a long night of dancing.
Doors open at 9 p.m. For more information and table reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-438-0792.
Make sure to check out our Facebook page to find out how you can be there for the opening night dancing it up with me at my table.
Erick Morillo at LIV
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Head to LIV nightclub for one of the biggest events this weekend, the Welcome Home Party for mega-superstar DJ Erick Morillo! After a few months with a weekly residence in Ibiza and touring in Europe, the famed DJ makes his return to Miami and we welcome him home with open arms and a MEGA BASH at one of Miami’s hottest clubs. Be there for the spectacular event and jam to hits from his latest remixed album release “Invasion” featuring “Stronger” by Shawnee Taylor, “We Are the Night”, and many more.
Doors open at 11 p.m., dress to impress, and you must be 21+ to get in. Table reservations are highly suggested. Advance tickets are suggested and are available at Wantickets.com (currently $85)
*Other events at LIV this week include Special Guest DJ A-Trak on Friday and legendary Cedric Gervais and his SH!T Show on Saturday.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7
Armin Van Buuren at Mansion
1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Friday it’s time to get serious so head to Mansion for a special Regatta Weekend 2 special event. Start off with Dutch trance producer/DJ Armin Van Buuren with special guest Jochen Miller on Friday and escape in to the music while you dance to his latest tracks such as “Falling Away”, “Brute”, “Colours” featuring Emma Hewitt, and more.
The party continues at Mansion on Saturday night with a one of the biggest names in the electronic music scene - DJ Paul Van Dyk. One of the most notable and respected names in the industry, PVD returns to Miami with his Evolution World Tour before heading off to Europe. Be there to scope out some of his newest tracks off his upcoming album Evolution, due out soon.
Doors open at 11 p.m. Dress to impress and you must be 21+ to get in. For tickets to either event click here.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
The Rooftop at the Gansevoort presents Cato K
2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Before you get lost in the night, make sure to have some fun in the sun at the RX Pool Party regatta special event. This week’s pool party features a special LIVE Club Sessions featuring DJ Cato K along with Justin Sheppard, Joe Maz, and Alex Butler.
The party goes from noon to 8 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, email Info@RXPoolParties.com
Sean Paul LIVE at 90 Degrees
90 NE 11th St., Miami
Once the sun sets switch things up and check out a special LIVE performance by international recording artist Sean Paul at Club 90 Degrees. (Seriously, how can you deny a LIVE performance by Sean Paul?) Get your dance on as he performs his latest chart topper, “Got 2 Luv U”, and classics like “Gimme the Light”, “Get Busy”, and many more. Be there for the special Power 96 LIVE broadcast.
Doors open at 10 p.m., girls must be 18+ and guys 21+ to get in. Tickets available for $35 at Wantickets.com
SUNDAY, OCT. 9
John Dahlbäck at SET
320 Lincoln Road., Miami Beach
If you’re not still partying out on the water, then close out your weekend at SET for Movement Sundays featuring special guest DJ John Dahlbäck. This Swedish born DJ/Producer takes over the decks with hard-hitting techno and progressive house including tracks like “Overdose”, “Phoenix” and “Are You Nervous”.
It all starts at 11 p.m. Must be 21+ to get in and dress code is strictly enforced - think sexy and fun. For advance tickets check out Opium Tickets.
Mansion nightclub. Photo: Tomas Loewy