Things To Do

Hey Mr. DJ, put a record on: It's Miami Music Week! Dress like bananas, feel the bass, boogie & brunch

It’s Electric

Although the typical EDM fan isn’t a big boozer, the rest of us out there could use a few drinks to get into the groove, and Smirnoff understands that, which is why they have brought their Smirnoff Sound Collective music platform to The Gale Hotel South Beach, 1690 Collins Ave., with an event that goes through Saturday. “The launch event will focus on highlighting what makes electronic music the most inclusive genre in the world by bringing together world famous artists from a range of different musical styles and tastes,” they say. If the names Anna Lunoe, What So Not, Sleepy Tom, Ducky, MK, Jonas Rathsman, Justin Martin, Honey Dijon and Christian Martin, among others mean anything to you, you will definitely want to check out this FREE, yes, free MMW event. Music fans 21 and older get free access to all performances and complimentary Smirnoff cocktails, water and soft drinks. For full schedule and information, go to  

Almost Free

Nautilus, A SIXTY Hotel, 1825 Collins, doesn’t want you to break the bank during Miami Music Week so it has decided to throw a “for the rest of us” party called Spinnin’ Sessions, which starts Wednesday and continues through the weekend with a heavy lineup of DJs including Friday’s Chocolate Puma, Eelke Kleijn, Jonas Aden, Wax Motif, Zonderling and more; Saturday’s Sander van Doorn, Swanky Tunes, Nervo, Chuckie, Audien and more; and Sunday’s Bob Sinclar, Sander Kleinenberg, Redondo and more. “Mystery guest” DJs are also expected to just show up. DJs will play from noon until 11 p.m. with the big names playing peak witching hours in the p.m. Tickets start at $30 for daily entry and are available along with full schedules and DJs at

Boyz With da Bass

Bringing bass back to the beach from its much lamented late downtown Miami location of Grand Central is HARD Miami, a collaboration between California-based dance music events company and Poplife, taking over Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave. from 10 p.m. until God knows when Friday. There, $40-$50 tickets will get you two rooms of shows by artists such as Boys Noize, What So Not, Destructo, Wax Motif, Justin Martin, AC Slater, Redlight and more, plus special guests, Miami’s own 2 Live Crew. Tickets are available at

Going Bananas

Stockholm-based DJ duo Dada Life, whose fans are known for dressing up in, er, banana suits, is hosting their “Magnificent Rave Spa” from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at The Raleigh Miami Beach, 1775 Collins Ave. Whether or not you dress up as Dole’s finest is up to you, but be prepared for some Scandinavian shenanigans: in 2015, Dada Life broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest gathering of people dressed as fruit at a California event. Yep, that’s true. Tickets, $35 in advance or $45 at the door, are available at

Miami Brunch Machine?

Chef Dale Talde of his eponymous restaurant at the Thompson Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., is a zany dude, which is why you will definitely want to check out the launch of his new Saturday monthly brunch series, Brunch Life, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring different themes every month. This kickoff sports a kooky Miami Brunch Machine theme, a la, they say “The Birdcage and, of course, Gloria and Emilio via the 1980s.” Brunch Life is aimed at “foodies/music-lovers/party-goers.” DJ Otto Von Schirach will spin old school tunes while party hosts will “get the crowd going with hard hitting games like a make-out contest . . . twerk-offs,” and more. “The rules for Miami Brunch Machine: the more funky and ridiculous, the better,” they say. Obviously. The food, however, isn’t that ridiculous, nor is the price at $30.50 per person for all you can eat dishes that will also change monthly. Cocktails, however, are a la carte, but with a sense of humor like that, sounds like you won’t need too many to have a good time. For reservations, go to