Tick,tock, tick, tock -- the countdown continues as we prepare to close out the year and get prepped for the ultimate NYE celebrations, but we have some killer parties going on in South Florida. This week rock it out with DJs George Acosta, Edgar V, Jessica Who?, Graham Funke, Max Vangeli, and more as you celebrate the holidays in style and sweat out that dancing fever!
FRIDAY, DEC. 23
Jessica Who? Celebrates her Birthday at WALL
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
For a little pre-Christmas action make sure to head over to WALL lounge at the W and party it up with local favorite DJ Joe Maz who spins in celebration of the birthday of DJ Jessica Who.
It all starts at 11pm. Dress code strictly enforced, remember to dress to impress, and table reservations are highly suggested.
SATURDAY, DEC. 24
A Very Space Christmas
34 NE 11th St., Miami
Celebrate Christmas Eve with a throwback event at Club Space as DJs Edgar V, George Acosta, Radamas, Epps, Patrick M, Hardline, Omar Deaz, and more take over the decks for a special SPACE CHRISTMAS celebration. Whether you want some trance, house, hip-hop, or techno- at Space there’s a little something for everyone.
Doors open at 11pm. Tickets are $30 at WantTickets.com.
25th Annual Matzoball
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
www.LIVnightclub.com / www.arkadiamiami.com
Spend your Christmas Eve mixing and mingling with some of South Florida’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes at one of the biggest networking and matchmaking events of the year. For 25 years this has been one of the most recognized events that goes on across the country for socials between the ages of 21-49 to come together to network and mix. Whether you’re looking for a date or just want to have some holiday fun, head to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and dance the night away at LIV and Arkadia.
Let the mixing begin. The night kicks off at 8pm; tickets for both club access are available at Wantickets.com ($50). Other events going on at Arkadia include a night with R&B Artist Bobby V on Thursday and Manufactured Superstars on Friday.
MONDAY, DEC. 26
AN21 & Max Vangeli at LIV
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
After some holiday feasting, what better way to work off the calories then a night with super star DJs AN21 (voted top 5 DJ to watch in 2011), and Max Vangeli (voted one of the most promising artists of 2011 by MTV)! It’s going to be an amazing night of house music featuring hits like the smash remixed hit “Save the World”.
Doors open at 11pm, dress code is trendy chic. Tickets available at Wantickets.com. Other events at LIV include Roger Sanchez on Thursday (12/22), Avicii on Friday (12/24) and DJ Vice and Lil Jon on Tuesday (12/27)
S.K.A.M Artist Takeover at Mokai
235 23rd St., Miami Beach
Monday night you can also choose to skip the big club and head to a favorite hotspot amongst locals, Mokai. It’s a S.K.A.M artist takeover as DJs Graham Funke, Stone Rokk, Jessica Who, Reach, and Sky Nellor heat up the turntables to bring you a great night of house and electro. It all starts at 11pm. You must be 21+ to get in, and dress code is trendy chic. To get on the guest list click here.
Popular nightclub WALL at W South Beach celebrated its re-opening after some recent renovations to the space. Photo: Tomas Loewy