As we post this, no fireballs are pouring from the sky, and our cats haven’t risen up and eaten us yet. Guess there’s no apocalypse after all — which means you can still go out this weekend. It also means that those “end of the world” themed events scheduled for tonight are just, uh, regular events. But here are five worth checking out over the weekend.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
The Rhythm Foundation Presents Big Night in Little Haiti
Wynwood has its second Saturdays art walk, Little Havana has Viernes Culturales, and Little Haiti has this recurring street fair, which lands on the third Friday of every month. The free, family-friendly fest celebrates the neighborhood’s culture with music by Haitian performer Mikaben and the Miami Heat marching band, as well as an art exhibition and other activities.
6 to 10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami. Admission is free. Call 305-960-2969, or visit bignightlittlehaiti.com
End of Days Party @ Grand Central
Yeah, so it’s not the end of days, but this all-locals show is still going off at the downtown venue tonight. Little Beard and Deaf Poets have both graced the Grand Central stage previously, but this is a sort of coming-out for the other two acts on the bill. The musical brains behind Planelifter comes courtesy of Ed Artigas, formerly of bands like Map of the Universe. Eons, meanwhile, is the new project of Johnny Deezal, who boasts a few past electronic/New Wave acts under his belt. DJs Tommy Gunn and Benton also spin, and there’s free vodka from 11 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free if you’re over 21 and RSVP ASAP.
11 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Admission is free for those over 21 with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or $10 for those age 18 to 20 or without RSVP. Call 305-377-2277, or visit grandcentralmiami.com
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
Fang and No Fraud @ Churchill’s Pub
Once upon a time, hardcore was still super scary, and in that time, bands like Fang ruled the West Coast. In the early ’80s, the group helped evolve punk into something more brutal and codified until they broke up in ’89 when singer Sam McBride went to prison for killing his girlfriend. The band reunited in 1995, though, and has continued to play more or less continuously since, still featuring McBride on vocals and original member Tom Flynn on guitar. They’re joined at Churchill’s by Florida band No Fraud, an act originating in the ’80s and almost as old as Fang, plus a recently reunited Miami act, Powerhouse.
Also with Fwa, To Be Hated, Out of Sorts, and DJs Skidmark and Los Hated. 7 p.m at Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Age 18 and up; admission is $11, or $10 if you bring a can of food for Miami Rescue Mission. Call 305-757-1807, or visit churchillspub.com
The Day After Tomorrow @ The Yard
Wynwood was on fire with street art and people during Basel, but if you’re bummed it’s not like that all the time, take some solace in this event. Themed with a post-apocalypse bent, it’s an evening celebrating the live creation of street art, along with music and spiked “apocalypse punch,” if you so choose. Artists and performers include Army of One, Subi, Belin, Fumero, Coinslot, Muta, and more. The event is free before midnight, and if you want an all-you-can-drink punch pass, it’s $25 at the door.
9 p.m. at the Yard, 44 NE 29th St., Miami. Visit facebook.com/events/388903161195832/
Fiesta Navideña with Locos por Juana @ PAX
For something overtly Christmas-themed, check out this jam at PAX featuring one of Miami’s top Latin-rock-reggae-cumbia-everything-else-fusion act, Locos Por Juana. Every one of these guys’ performances guarantees a good time, and you can feel good by bringing a toy for a charity toy drive, too.
11 p.m. at PAX, 337 SW 8th St., Miami. Admission is $10; age 21 and up. Call 305-640-5847, or visit paxmiami.com