In our last post, we rounded up the sprawl of Halloween events starting this weekend and continuing until the actual holiday, next Wednesday. But, believe it or not, not everyone is going with a ghoulish theme for their weekend events, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out a few worth a visit. And hey, if you still want to show up in a costume, you most likely won’t get the side-eye.
16mm Experimental Film Screening, Friday, October 26 @ Miami Museum of Science
Nothing says movies like today’s middling, overcast weather. But considering most fare currently in the mainstream theaters is a waste of $11, if you love weird, forgotten obscure bits of pop culture, check out tonight’s event at the Miami Museum of Science. There, film buffs Barron Sherer and Kevin Arrow present an evening of strange and psychedelic sic fi, astronomy, and other psychedelic films on 16mm. Click here to read our post from yesterday with full details about the event.
8 to 10 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum theater, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Admission is $5 after 6 p.m.; all ages. Call 305-646-4200, or visit miamisci.org
Pink Shit Jazz, Friday, October 26 @ Sweat Records, Miami
Here’s an event that’s not for the shy or those afraid of a little cursing. Beyond the event name, the star of this in-store tonight at Sweat Records is DJ Fucked Up, who appears in a battle billed as “DJ Fucked Up vs. Ladies.” The ladies in question are the women behind excellent weird-scene favorites Luma Junger and White Nights, meaning this all-ages event promises to be loud.
8 p.m. at Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Admission is free; all ages. Call 786-693-9309, or visit sweatrecordsmiami.com
Dandy Rock Club, Saturday, October 27 @ Lester’s, Miami
The monthly Dandy Rock Club event returns to Lester’s this Saturday for the usual good stuff. There’s live music, courtesy of the Gun Hoes and Whoorish Boorish, plus DJ selections of the rock and weird varieties. Have a few craft beers or glasses of wine before you head to the patio, where Nic Fit Vintage offers, in a rare turn, a large selection of clothes for both women and men.
9 p.m. at Lester’s, 2519 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Admission is free; age 21 and up. Call 305-456-1784, or visit lestersmiami.com
Zeitgeist, Saturday, October 27 @ Chu’s Taiwanese Kitchen and Bar
If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Gee, is there anyone else in the greater Miami area who shares my love of super-obscure minimal, synth, and coldwave music,” well, this is your party. It’s strangely in Coral Gables, too, to boot. Resident DJs play all of your favorite sparse, vintage electronic tunes, but this edition also features a live set by ALX CZO.
10 p.m. at Chu’s Taiwanese Kitchen and Bar, 2728 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Admission is free; age 21 and up. Visit facebook.com/events/213143252150222
Mission to Mars with Bonde do Role and Com Truise, Saturday, October 27 @ Eve, Miami
Nightdrive has quickly established itself as one of the most interesting promoting/booking/blogging collectives in town. Nightdrive events always feature the best in music more or less along the dance/disco spectrum, but events never fall into neatly predictable genre categories. This Saturday’s show at Eve is another example of this. Com Truise plays a sort of chilled-out, vaguely retro blend of downtempo electronic, while Poolside is a proper band with almost a yacht-rocky feel. This show also marks the Miami return of Bonde do Role, the bonkers baile funk favorites who once ruled the hipster scene and who have been missed.
10 p.m. at Eve, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Admission is $15; age 18 and up. Call 786-444-8647, or visit miamieve.com