On the List - Laundry Bar, Reverse Commuter, Otto Von Schirach and Roger Sanchez
We are hearing around town that Miami is in store for a busy fall and winter seasons. Big names are being tossed around and events are in the works -- too bad we can't tell you just yet, but you can rest assured we'll be the first to let you know.
But looking ahead at this long Labor Day weekend, there is so much to do that we couldn't possibly list every single event happening, so here are the highlights this weekend you may want to check out.
Laundry Bar (721 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach) is closing y'all! But don't worry, it will remain under the same management, but just a different look and feel. But before that happens, the sudsy venue is going out with a bang -- or a permanent press wash. Tonight, Laundry Bar is giving itself a roast courtesy of a bunch of drag queens, bringing back the glory days of the venue it catered to the gay set. Shelley Novak hosts and will feature plenty of other prominent South Beach players.
White Room (1306 N Miami Avenue, Miami) seems to have found its Friday night rhythm with Fracture, a no nonsense party that attracts a pretty diverse crowd. This week, the party features Los Angeles DJ Kenneth James Gibson, better known as Reserve Commuter, as well as Brooklyn DJ Cosmo, who has remixed the likes of Yelle, The Junkies and Shiny Toy Guns.
Saturday, Mansion (1235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach) once again scores a big booking with Roger Sanchez taking over the decks to get the beautiful people dancing. The New York DJ, of course, is a house music staple.
A few feet away Poplife at White Room hosts Jet Set, a theme that seems more appropriate for the South Beach set, but whatever, we'll play along. New York DJ Rok One of the Bangers, along with Tom Grizzle and Vida, will provide the music.
And because it's a long weekend, let's not forget about Sunday! You can either do it up big or party with a bunch of nobodies, which is what Easy Sunday at Buck 15 (707 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach) promises to be. The guys from Miami Nights host while DJ Conway and friends will be spinning.
And finally, party with the "Cool Kids" at Bella Rose's Sunday night party Black Sunday. It's a locals-friendly night that continues to gain steam as the weeks pass by. Need convincing? It's open vodka bar from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 'Nuff said.
We close it out with last week's homicidal video montage: