Sidebar Opening in Former PAX Space

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Just a tease of Sidebar.

Remember Bar?

It was the nightlife spot on NE 14th Street that became one of the city's most infamous watering holes until it closed in July 2011. A lot of people were involved with it, but the main contributors were Raul Sanchez (now of Peachfuzz fame), Pres Rodriguez, and the onetime Miami gallery OHWOW (which has since relocated to Los Angeles).

Well, surprise! It's back -- sort of.

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Mr. Pauer on Cultura Dura Tour: "It's Embracing the New Sound of Latin Music"

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Go hard at The Garret with Mr. Pauer.

Gather up tu gente and get ready to go hard at the Cultura Dura Tour.

On Thursday, October 30, Mr. Pauer (AKA Toto Gonzalez) and his amigos at Mike's Harder and Remezcla will be bringing electrópico beats to The Garret at Grand Central for a night of baile, rumba, and lots of spiked lemonade.

Electrópico, as Pauer explains, is "the new sound of Latin music," the next wave on the urban scene.

"It's mixing together trap, moombahton, and everything the new generation of Hispanics listen to, and creating this new fusion."

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Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

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Photo by George Martinez/gmartnx.com
Cash ... What you'll be saving this weekend.

You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and just know it's gonna be a great day? It's called Friday.

And since you're so pumped up right now ... We figured you may be up for a little challenge: Crash every single party listed on our Ten Under $10 weekend party guide.

Best of luck, kids.

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The Void in Wynwood: "Everything From Porn Stars to A&Rs"

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Resident DJ Betty gets the party poppin' at The Void.

Have you seen Enter the Void? It's probably the head-trippiest movie on Netflix. And while most people react with an "ohmahgawd wut?," Miami hip-hop booker, DJ, and nightlife host Sean Bang was inspired to throw a monthly party.

The film revolves around kids in Japan who get themselves into a lot of trouble after some conversations at a Tokyo nightclub called The Void. After watching this flick, Bang decided to capture that conversational vibe in a unique nightlife setting, so he started The Void at Wynwood's LMNT.

He says it's about bringing good music and people together to bridge the cultural gap. At least it's not as scary as the movie.

See also: Downtown Miami's Five Best Dance Clubs

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Miami's Ten Best Halloween 2014 Parties

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Oh, Halloween.

A night when bloodsuckers rockin' red pasties and fishnet stockings fist-pump with flesh-eating zombies, when half-naked camo girls grind up on shredded Top Gun pilots, when sexy superheroes down candy corn jello shots alongside evil villains.

Yes, it's that one night of the year when it's socially acceptable to dress extra-skanky anyone can be anything they want for a few hours, no questions asked. And since we live in WTF Florida, you know the freak factor is always at an all-time high on All Hallows' Eve.

Here are Miami's ten best Halloween parties. No tricks, just treats.

See also: Miami's Halloween 2014 Party Guide

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Tobacco Road Closing, Becoming Bar Aboard Norwegian Cruise Ship in 2015

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Only three days till Tobacco Road closes.

But today, a news conference was held at the almost-102-year-old club to reaffirm that "Miami's oldest bar will live on."

As reported by Crossfade seven months ago, the Road's staff, led by General Manager Joel Rivera, plans to raise money and move to 69 SW Seventh St. (Donate to the relocation campaign via kickstarter.com/profile/TobaccoRoad.)

However, the real news from this afternoon's media event: Tobacco Road has brokered a deal for a bar on a new Norwegian cruise ship, the Escape, debuting in November 2015.

See also: Recap & Photos: Tobacco Road's Closing Night

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The Dancers of Mansion Nightclub: A Video Interview

Dangling from the ceiling in diamond-studded pasties, flirting their way through the drunken crowd with snazzy props, and dancing atop the DJ booth with neon lights wrapped around their waists... these ladies are the dancers and aerialists of Mansion Nightclub.

More than pretty faces, the women behind the flashy costumes are trained performers who've been plying their trade for most of their lives.

"I've been a dancer since I was 13 and have been dancing at clubs for about five years," says Karli Manson, 27.

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Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

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Shorter days, cooler nights, and 70-degree temperature... Yep, fall has (kinda?) begun in the Magic City! And to top it all off, on the weekend!

So take advantage of the not-as-humid Miami weather and party it up with the ten best things to do under $10, from sweet jams with Harmonik at the Little Haiti Cultural Center to wild shenanigans with Bailey Smalls at Steam to a poolside pumpkin-carving contest at the Freehand.

See also: Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

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Bardot Miami's Fifth Anniversary: "Still Fresh, Still Exciting, Still New"

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It's tough to say what the greatest show at Bardot has been over the past five years, but that time Dwayne Wade rented out the Wynwood lounge in 2012 for Gabrielle Union's 40th-birthday pajama jam was one for the books.

"Doug E. Fresh played," recalls David Sinopoli, the guy responsible for booking all of Bardot's shows. "He's like, 'Yo, I've got a friend in the crowd, and he's gonna come spit a couple bars.' It was fuckin' Will Smith. He surprised Gabrielle Union. He had a mask on, took the mask off, and we're like, 'Wait, what?'"

See also: Wynwood's Five Best Bars

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Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

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It's Hump Day!

For every other city, that's just a catchy name given to the mid-week slump. But for us here in Miami, it's the start of the unofficial weekend kick-off.

So party it up at the six best club bashes going down this week, from Diddy and Calvin Harris at Story to Apollonia at Space.

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