The weekend technically includes Sunday, but the day seems to be reserved for hangovers and encroaching, existential angst. At least this week, you can fend it off that creeping depression a little more, thanks to a couple of one-off events, the arrival of a new weekly, and a couple of new and old staples. Check out these five parties all happening this Sunday, June 3.
Nabedipalooza at the Stage: This fete is an extended goodbye party for talented drummer Nabedi Osorio, probably best known as half of the State Of. Though the State Of isn’t breaking up, Osorio is headed, like so many other recent Miami emigres, to L.A. The send-off promises performances by friends like bfgf, Agape featuring Nadia Harris, the Charlie 3′s, Afrobeta. Of course, the State Of will also play. Doors open at noon and the party goes until 7 p.m. Appropriate for that early hour, mimosas are two for one until 2 p.m., bloody Marys are $6, and both are $8 after. Admission is $5, though if you wanna throw down more, all the money goes straight into the car gas tank transporting Osorio to her dreams. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. Call 305-576-9577, or visit thestagemiami.com.
Yo Space Soft Opening: Yo Space is a new alternative art space on the eastern warehouse fringes of Little Haiti that’s devoted to showing and selling works by up-and-coming locals. A lot of those fall along the so-called “lowbrow” and street style spectrum, with plenty of grown-up graffiti artists and familiar names like Kazilla showing. This Sunday marks the soft opening of the space and a sale which promises a cap of $250 for the works on display. That’s a steal for fine original art, people. Besides checking out the display, you’re invited to hang out, play ping pong, smoke hookah, or chow down on offerings from the Los Chamos and Coolhaus food trucks. The party goes from 4 to 8 p.m., and admission is free. Yo Space, 294 NE 62nd St., Miami. Click here for more details.
Backyard Boogie at Wood Tavern: Wynwood’s best locals-only hangout spot is entering the Sunday afternoon party fray with a new weekly dubbed Backyard Boogie. The party goes from 3 to 9 p.m., and appropriately for the backyard theme, features cheap barbecue — $4 burgers and $ ribs, with vegetarian options promised, too. Ray Milian and Bhakti Baxter spin soul, funk, R&B, and other nerves-soothing sounds. Admission is free. Wood Tavern, 2531 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Call 305-748-2828, or visit woodtavernmiami.com.
Chocolate Sundays at Purdy Lounge: This is a Miami classic — and a favorite of the, uh, funemployed. This is a late-night thing and you’re not leaving sober, thanks to cheap drink specials like the “Happy Meal,” a PBR and a shot of whiskey. The music is a mix of classic and new hip-hop, funk, and the occasional indie/dance stuff in the back, and the crowd is a mix of aging skaters, beach rats, creatives, locals, weirdos, and whoever else has the luxury or irresponsbility of being out late on a Sunday. The party officially starts at 10 p.m. but doesn’t get going until a couple hours later, so if you sign up, kiss your night of sleep or Monday productivity goodbye. Admission is free. Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-531-4622, or visit purdylounge.com.