If you are checking out other Miami event calendar listings for this weekend, you will probably be over taken by all the festivities for the Miami Beach Polo taking place on South Beach. Well, those tickets will cost you up to $450. If that is a little out of your budget, we have taken care of you on Niteside with your very own personal VIP list. Here, we are getting you into the best events with free entry, free prizes and most importantly, free cocktails.
Style: DJ Edition Event 2550 NW 2nd Ave, Miami
If you know nothing about Miami Magazine, be aware that they throw the best parties in town. This Thursday, they are taking over Wynwood Kitchen & Bar with DJ sets from local favorites Troy Kurtz and DJ Ruen and complimentary cocktails from Zignum Mezcal. Never heard of it? Well, it’s the worlds’ purest mezcal made of 100% green agave. Just tell yourself its healthy liquor.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org w/ Zignum Mezcal in the Subject Line, 8 to 11 PM
Dream House Thursdays 1532 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Thursday nights at Dream on South Beach are pure and simple: house music, free cocktails for ladies and no cover when you are on DJ Aramix Vega’s list.
RSVP: Let the doorman know you are on Aramix Vega’s VIP List, 11 PM to 5 AM
Support Your Locals at Grand Central 697 N Miami Ave, Miami
Here is the run down: if you want great music, head to Grand Central. This Friday, there will be jams by three local bands: palette town, suede dudes and dear darling. Ladies, you drink free till midnight. Everyone can partake in their specials all night long. There will be $3 PBR and $8 PB+J. Oh no, we aren’t talking about the sandwich. A Grand Central PB+J is a PBR & a shot of Jameson.
RSVP: No cover, 10 PM to 4 AM
Go Dutch! Bike-In Festival N. Miami Ave & NW 7th Street, Miami
Don’t feel like getting dressed up just to go out? Good news: this Friday at Grand Central is actually encouraging you to dress down. The “GO DUTCH! Orange Bike-in Festival” at Grand Central Park is a Dutch-themed event in honor of Queen’s Day, the Dutch National Holiday. Anyone comes in their Dutch best will be entered to win a free bike. For those in character and not, there will be a DJ spinning and local fare from some of Downtown Miami’s top restaurants. And because there will be $3 special on Grolsch beer all night, you might need a ride home. Don’t worry – there will be free bicycle valet there too.
RSVP: Free, 6 to 11 PM
VIP TV Presents Autism Speaks 100 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Were you aware that 1 in 88 children are affected with Autism? This Saturday, you might be able to help. America’s Backyard and Autism Speaks, an organization that strives to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders, are getting together to do some good while also having some fun. It only costs you $20 to get through the door, but once you enter, you receive a $20 gift card to America’s Backyard. So technically, the donation pays for itself. Then there will be open bar from 8 to 9 PM and live performances all night long. We should probably mention that VIP TV will be filming, so get ready to make your small screen debut.
RSVP: $20 Donation at the Door, 7 to 10 PM
Good Mondays at Haven 1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Got a case of the Mondays? We have the cure. Mondays over at Haven Lounge are famous for a reason. Their happy hour goes till 8 PM for everyone who might get stuck at the office. And once that’s over, DJ Damaged Goods and his rotating group of guests spinning old-school hip-hop and dance beginning at 9 PM. Did we mention Haven’s chef, Todd, was voted the hottest in Miami? Checking him out is worth the trip.
RSVP: No cover, 6 PM to 5 AM