Time to get chuggin’: the First International Beer Festival is taking place on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach opening tonight through February 2. Offering a selection of 300 beers from around the world, plus gourmet food and a variety of music, this is the hotspot to get smashed. Starts at noon. $25 in advance, $35 at the gate for a sampling glass, 20 2oz. samples and food. 305-754-5886.
If you can’t afford the cover at the beer festival, but still want to get hammered, hit up Monty’s, 2550 S Bayshore Dr., Miami, for happy hour, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Pain Killers are lethal. 305-858-1431.
Hard Rock fans: The Scorpions, Whitesnake and Dokken perform at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach. $18.50-$41.50. 561-793-0445.
Saturday February 1
Get your drink on at Churchill’s, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, and watch shows by UFC, Middle Finger Mob and The Hangovers. 305-757-1807.
Check out this one-night multi-media art event, Surreal Saturday at PS 742, 1165 SW 6 Street, Little Havana, 9 p.m.-midnight. Photography and video installations by Ben Carillo, Dino De La Vega, Charlemagne Rigau and Ivan Santiago. Performance art by Merlin Gutierrez, Bampy Joe & His Amazing Monkey Show and DJ sets by Bobby D (WVUM) and Karakter. Students pay $5.
Sunday February 2
INSIGHT Sundays at Ouzo’s, 71st & Rue Vendome, Miami Beach, with DJs Karakter, Bobby D, Kurt J Random, Contra, Nebuloso and Polaris twisting hip hop on the one and twos. Starts at 11 p.m. Cheap drinks. 305-586-9734.
Saturday February 8
Life & Art finally puts up or shuts up with the bash to end all bashes. We’re hiring Cabin 5 to drop a gazilion (tentative) kegs on the heads of freshmen. This is it, the party you’ll tell you kids about a year from now. “I met your mom at L&A’s Cabin 5 bashy bash, i wish I had never come.” Suckers. Details coming soon. Start telling your girl friends and girlfriends.
Sunday February 9
Soulful crooner Erykah Badu performs at Level, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. 8 p.m. $35.