Pay Your Respects to Michael Jackson By Partying in His Memory

Everyone grieves in different ways. Some like crying endlessly, while others just like to be left alone. But for everyone who wants to pay respect to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, while having a bit of fun -- which we'd like to think is how Michael would have wanted it -- there are a few local tribute parties that have come to our attention:

Tonight, Transit Lounge will be hosting a Michael Jackson happy hour tribute from 5 to 8 p.m. Jackson's repertoire of music and videos will be playing as you drink in memoriam.

Further north, in Miami's Design District AE District will be hosting a Jackson tribute from 8 - 11 p.m. The party will be playing all of Jackson's greatest hits courtesy of DJs Induce, Manuvers and Ideal with complimentary drinks by 42 Below.

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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 and 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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