On the List - Gervais, Wynwood and Chocolate Sundays

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The dilemma of what to do this weekend always gets to people. No worries I always have your back – just follow my advice closely and you’ll be fine. And with a packed weekend of Cedric Gervais, DJ Funk and Bronques, I guarantee you this weekend will be one for the books.

The area on Washington Avenue, between 8th and 5th Streets, is finally catching up to the rest of the strip. Gorgeous lounges and clubs have replaced the area’s notorious seedy (and not in a good way) clubs, and we have Dek23 (655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) to thank for that. Check out the space tonight for Basic Thursdays when perhaps one of Miami’s best DJs, Ross One, stops by to do a special guest set.

French transplant Cedric Gervais always keeps Space rooftop terrace banging way past sunrise. But for those who actually enjoy sleeping but have always wanted to jam to Gervais’ beats, Parkwest (30 NE 11th St., Miami) has got you covered this Friday when the Space resident will be on the decks. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the ladies can enjoy free drinks until 1 a.m.

While I love clubland immensely, but when the second Saturday of every month comes around the party is officially at Wynwood. Two huge art openings are going down, one at the Miami Art Space (244 NW 35th St., Miami) and the other at Bas Fisher Invitational (180 NE 39th St. Suite 210, Miami). MAS will be hosting Hexagon (a hex is gone) featuring the works of Friends With You, Bhakti Baxter, Jose Mertz, Kiki Valdes, Purvis Young, Phillip Toledano and 1st Ave Machine. The will be plenty of free cocktails to enjoy and an interactive playground courtesy of Friends With You and Baxter. Bas Fisher on the other hand is showcasing Museum Quality, an exhibition by Alvaro Ilizarbe. Chicago DJ and Ghettotech superstar DJ Funk will provide sounds with photos by Bronques of LastNightsParty.com (good to see him out of the Opium Group’s grasp and back in his own environment). This is turning out to be a good ol’ fashion art dance party, no?

Sunday nights have always belonged to Purdy Lounge (1811 Sunset Harbor Drive, Miami Beach). Their night Chocolate Sunday has always attracted the South Beach outcasts, fashionistas, hipsters, thugs and even a celebrity or two. It’s beloved by many because of the casual atmosphere and cheap drinks, which is hard to find in South Beach these days. And with DJs like Ray Milian, Matt Cash, Induce, Doormouse and Jessica Who? stopping by every Sunday, you know you are going to dance your pants off.

And just a little bit of advance warning, get ready next Saturday when Toronto DJ Deadmau5 stops by Mansion (1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) to bring in his new brand of house music. If you didn’t catch him during Winter Music Conference, don’t miss your chance to catch him then.

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