The Wynwood art district’s Second Saturdays gallery walk is turning more and more into a bona fide monthly street festival. This weekend’s edition, for instance, will, wisely, feature the main pedestrian thoroughfares closed to pedestrian traffic. So if you want to extend the gallery-hopping into a full, festive evening out, it’s totally natural. Luckily, you have several options all within (sort of the general area). For a run-down of openings to check out, read this list from our friends at BeachedMiami, but for keeping the night going, check out some of these later-night events.
Nightdrive Miami and Villa 221 Present: Scaramouche
In Miami’s heady coke-fueled disco days — um, the old, heady, coke-fueled disco days of the ’70s and ’80s — the old Omni Hotel (of all places) boasted a few of the hottest clubs in town. Of these, the one with the longest reign and most infamous legends was Scaramouche, which some younger folks will revive for a dance party at Villa 221. Nightdrive Miami co-founders Patrick Walsh and Laura of Miami spin alongside Terence Tabeau and Lazaro Casanova. Throughout the sprawling property, find local art curated by Miami’s Independent Thinkers. 10 p.m. at Villa 221, 221 NE 17th St., Miami. Admission is free; age 21 and up. Call 305-416-5280, or visit nightdrivemiami.com.
SAFE Presents Tiefschwarz at Electric Pickle
Just a week after its four-night fifth anniversary celebration, local underground dance music promotion group SAFE returns with another huge event. This time around, it’s a post-Art Walk extravaganza at Electric Pickle, featuring sets by a couple names huge in the tech-house/techno/electro/etc. worlds: Crazy P and Tiefschwarz. Residents Will Renuart, Diego, and others also spin quality, decidedly un-cheesy beats. 9 p.m. at Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Admission is $15 to $20; age 21 and up. Call 305-801-4297, or visit electricpicklemiami.com.
Today is the Day at Churchill’s Pub
Speedfreak Presents has pulled off another one-night-only performance by a cult out-of-town act not otherwise on tour. This time around, it’s Today is the Day, a nearly two-decades-running heavy, experimental act originally hailing from Nashville. Other Churchill’s-y staples like Orbweaver, Shitstorm, and Ironside play, alongside the possibly reuinted Maruta. 10 p.m. at Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Admission is $10; age 18 and up. Call 305-757-1807, or visit churchillspub.com.
Andy Rourke DJ Set at Eve
It seems like the former Smiths bassist shows up in Miami about every other month to DJ at Eve, and here he is, doing it again. He spins tonight as part of the occasionally recurring dark alternative dance party the Kitchen Club. Saturday’s edition also features live performances by tribute band the Ordinary Boys, original acts Astari Nite and Deaf Poets, and more DJ sets from residents Aldo, 16 Bit, Danny Bled, Dracula’s Daughter, and Chris Halo. 10 p.m. at Eve, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Admission is free; age 21 and up. Call 305-995-5050, or visit miamieve.com.
Artisans’ Garden at the Vagabond
The staple Fourteenth Street club hosts the official after party for this weekend’s DWNTWN Art Days event of free daytime art events around downtown Miami. The club will also unveil the latest installation of this month’s featured art works on its walls, this time around by local artist sterling, and feature an artisan and craft mini fair in its backyard. As always, if you get hungry, the patio cookout continues, and the resident Back Door Bamby DJs spin inside. 10 p.m. at the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. Admission is free for Art Days patrons with a wristband, or $10 otherwise; age 21 and up. Call 305-379-0508, or visit thevagabondmiami.com.