Oct 302011

A happy Halloween doesn’t have to be financially frightening. Consider these Halloween happenings:

Sunday, Oct. 30:

Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31:

Oct 182011

addams-familyHere’s a deal from Living Social for a creepy and kooky Addams Family” Adventure: $79 for a ticket to the "The Addams Family" and an after-party at Villa 221 ($160 value).

The deal from Living Social includes one seat in the lower balcony at the Adrienne Arsht Center and the after-party (with two drinks) at the Buck House at Villa 221, plus an Arsht Center membership card ($75 value) for future discounts.

The deal is good for performances Oct. 25-26, but you’ll need to buy it by the end of today (Oct. 18).

Living Social is an advertising partner of On the Cheap.

Sep 162010

Whole Foods Market is turning 30, and the Aventura store is celebrating with an ‘80s party on Sunday, Sept. 19.

The store will play 80s music all day, host a birthday hat challenge and have a few surprises as well.

There will be free birthday cake and ice cream and contests.

The Aventura store is located at 21105 Biscayne Blvd.

Show up during store hours between noon and 4 p.m. for the birthday festivities.

Jul 142010

PlayDate Miami, a new game-zone for adults, is hosting its second event of the year on Friday, July 16 in Sunny Isles.

PlayDate, currently operating in cities like Atlanta and Dallas, has landed in South Florida, turning a 6,500 square foot hotel ballroom into a game-zone.

Entrance is $10, and includes unlimited games—Monopoly, Jenga, Taboo, Uno and more.

Drink and food specials are also advertised.

The event is 21+ and runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, at 16701 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles. Head to the upstairs ballroom.

To preorder tickets, visit www.playdatemiami.com.

Jul 132010

Miami NewTimes is hosting another  TweetUp on Friday, July 16 at Sci Sci Restaurant in Miami.

The tweetup party kicks off at 7 p.m., and features free lite bites and an open bar with free Moet Hennessy.

Sci Sci Brickell is located at 1053 SE 1st Street in Miami.

Jun 162010

The Miami New Times will host its annual Best of Miami Issue Release Party on Friday, June 18, at Mokai Lounge on Miami Beach.

The event is free and kicks off at 11 p.m.

The New Times’ Best of Miami Issue highlights more than 350 of South Florida’s best restaurants, nightclubs, shopping spots and entertainers.

Mokai is located at 235 23rd Street, Miami Beach. LA-based DJ Graham Funke spinning.

Everyone’s invited!

Mar 152010

shamrock Who knew Coral Gable was so Irish? It’s the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations Wednesday, March 17.

The big free party is organized by John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant at 253 Miracle Mile. The street fair begins at 5 p.m. along Salzedo at Aragon. Entertainment will include live Irish music and a U2 Tribute Show featuring UV at 9 p.m.

You can also walk over to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at:

  • The Bar, 172 Giralda, with a party all day inside, spilling outside at 6 p.m.
  • Fleming’s, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., with their lucky “7 Items for $7″ all night plus Irish food specials and happy hour all night.
  • Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge, 317 Miracle Mile, is hosting a Naughty Leprechaun Party starting at 5 p.m. with drink specials.
  • Books & Books, 265 Aragon, will have beer and food specials in the Courtyard starting at 5 p.m.
Feb 032010

If you can’t go to the Super Bowl, at least you can go to some of the parties.

Lincoln Road will be party central during the Eats, Beats & Cleats Gridiron Festival this weekend. The VIP Passport is not nearly cheap enough for us. Luckily, the schedule includes some free events for the hoi polloi, on the main stage at Lincoln Road and Euclid.

  • Thursday, Feb 4: Dancing FOR the NFL Stars with Michael Irvin, Evander Holyfield and Emmitt Smith, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 5:  4 to 6 p.m., Gridiron Culinary featuring celeb chefs Ingrid Hoffman and Todd English; 7 p.m. live entertainment.
  • Saturday, Feb 6: Live entertainment starts at noon. Coach Mike Ditka coaches’ show at 6 p.m. Fashion Rocks the Gridiron featuring Kyle Turley and the Doug Flutie Band at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb 7: The Ultimate Tailgate Party starts at noon, with former NFL players at the grill, entertainment, big-screen TVS and cheerleaders.
Dec 292009

fireworksYou can see in the New Year with free fireworks in either Miami or Miami Beach.

Miami will host a free New Year’s Eve disco dance party with DJ Tarik from 8 a.m. to midnight at Bayfront Park. “Big Orange” will ascend the side of the Hotel Intercontinental, reaching the top at midnight when there will be a fireworks display over Biscayne Bay.

Miami Beach will have free fireworks on the beach at Eighth Street at midnight. Miami-Dade Transit’s South Beach local bus will be free to all from Thursday, Dec. 31, to 10 am. Friday, Jan. 1. Ocean Drive will be pedestrian-only from 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3.

Looking for more New Year’s Eve festivities? Check out the lists at Miami.com and Miami New Times. If you know of more fun, free events, let us know and we’ll list them.

Apr 182009

The 18th is the third Saturday in April, which means it’s Record Store Day. And if you’re passionate about music (and your indie record store), you won’t want to miss it.

On Record Store Day, hundreds of independently owned record stores throw a rockin’ party. The specifics vary from store to store, but there’ll often be live performances, artist meet-and-greets and other festivities, as well as vinyl & CD releases of works made especially for the day.

Check with your local indie record store to find out details of the Record Store Day celebration near you. Click here for a list of participating stores.

Miami-Dade participants include Selected Records and Uncle Sam’s in Miami Beach, Sweat Records in Miami and Yesterday and Today records in Miami.