This Weekend’s Miami Essentials: Enter Shoulder Season with a Boom

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It’s the weekend after Labor Day in Miami and besides the burning question of whether or not it’s ok to wear white here because it’s warm and will remain warm until an iceberg breaks off and gets lost in the Gulf of Mexico, you wonder what to do during the first days of post-summer. It all depends, really, on your mood, your entourage, and your budget, of course, but if you’re into modern–and ’80s–music, you’ll find all kinds of things going on.

If you’re still in that Ibiza state of mind, consider uber DJ David Guetta, who has done the reverse jet set and landed in Miami for a set starting at 11 pm (ish) Friday, September 5–that’s tonight for those of you who caught this on time–at Story on Collins Avenue. Tickets aren’t cheap to hear the man who has sold over six million albums and 15 million singles worldwide, ranging from $60 to $125, which also explains his $30,000,000 fortune and counting.

And, because DJs are the new rock stars, another stellar name in that line of biz, Paul Oakenfold, promises to spin his classics starting around 11 pm (ish) on Saturday, September 6 at LIV, that celeb-soaked superclub at the Fontainebleau with the sparklers and the VIP booths and all the flashy lights on the ceiling. And while Oakenfold is a predecessor to Guetta, his tickets are a bit less, ranging from $40 to $75. Senior discount, perhaps?

For a lot less, at 9 pm, also on Saturday, September 6, you can head to the Magic City Casino‘s Stage 305, and hope to hit the jackpot and hear ’80s bands TKA and Nu Shooz perform some of their greatest hits, including “One Way Love” and “I Can’t Wait.” That’s freestyle to those of you born after 1986 and retro to those born before. Whatever it is, it’s just $10–and that’s definitely retro.

And while Ibiza was definitely the place to be over the summer for EDM fans, star stalkers, and tanorexics, you don’t have to go too far for a similar vibe at the Fontainebleau’s La Cote, that chic, two-level resto-club sandwiched between the pool and the ocean whose Sundown Lounge rises from 7 to 10 pm every Saturday featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a supersonic soundtrack by DJs Jax and Felipe Kaval, and quite possibly some people still sporting their fabulous whites–whether you like it or not.

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