Another weekend, another anxiety-ridden perusal of the ol' bank accounts. We're heading into the final stretch of September, and we're trying our darnedest to stretch our wallets till the bitter end.
That doesn't mean we have to skimp on our intake of culturally relevant and fun weekend activities. Here at New Times, we're intimately familiar with the phrase "a little bit goes a long way." In fact, we look at it as a way of life.
That said, here's this weekend's crop of the best music- and art-related events to check out around town, and none of them will leave you feeling guilty you went out. We promise!
Hello Elevator. 9 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at the Beat Cup Cafe, 660 Linton Blvd., Ste. 110, Delray Beach. Free. Visit Facebook for more details.
Celebrate the first anniversary of one of Delray's up-and-coming multi-instrumental groups, Hello Elevator. Its sound is a refreshing blend of everything from indie rock, pop, jazz, electronic, classical, folk, and even hip-hop.
'80s Dance Party. With Rebel, Zulu Wave, and DJ Tonx. 10 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at Green Room, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Free. Visit Facebook for more details.
Live local indie bands plus DJ Tonx spinning the best in '80s dance music at the Green Room equals a night of (inexpensive) fun!
Rock-a-Billy Swing Dance Party. With Larry Joe Miller and the Delusions and DJ Ronn "Rolls" Royce. 8 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at Kreepy Tiki Retro Lounge, 2608 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. $5 admission and free parking. Visit Facebook for more details.
Put on your pumps and your pomps, grab a partner, and head down to Kreepy Tiki this Saturday for a night of free-wheelin' fun set to the feel-good tunes of Larry Joe Miller and classic rockabilly jams.
"The Invisible Horde" Opening Reception. 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, September 20, at Unit 1 Gallery, 1202 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth. Free. Visit Facebook for more details.
The cutting-edge Lake Worth exhibition space presents its latest group show, which examines the concept of artists as members of an "invisible horde," existing "on a razor's edge of narcissism and self-loathing, turning the shit of reality into glittering jewels through some strange alchemical self-immolation." We're intrigued.
"Fiber Optics" Opening Reception. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at 1310 Gallery, 1310 SW Second Court, Fort Lauderdale. Free. Visit Facebook for more details.
Born in Paris and raised in Miami, Karelle Levy is an RISD graduate in textile design who has dabbled in everything from costume design to experimental performance art. Her fusion of art and fashion has earned her booths at big-name fairs like Art Basel and Scope. Check her out, along with about 50 other artists sourced from all over the world, at this Saturday's "Fiber Optics" opening reception at the 1310 Gallery at the Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts.