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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.

Skip to Sunday for the venue's truly final farewell, when San Francisco's Nikola Baytala and Michael Louis give the venue's speakers one final workout.

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.

But we think the mainland is looking just as fun. PS14 (28 NE 14th Street, Miami) is hosting Club Jupiña Colada with Otto Von Schirach, Jose El Rey, Peasant With Feathers, Notorious Nastie and more.

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:

-- Jose D. Duran

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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