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WMC Wednesday 21 March

9. Romero Britto

Art galleries can be a fairly tedious carry on. An orgy of intellectual chin-strokery with the sole aim of would-be critics raising an imaginary social bar by spouting what is largely utter gibberish. Not so at the Miami gallery of iconic Brazilian Romero Britto. Bold, instant and quirky, Britto's unique pop art arrests the eye with lively colours, joyous themes and graffiti stylings. But don't take our word for it… get down to Britto Central on Lincoln Road and see for yourself.

10. Club Shelter

Club Shelter hold their 16th anniversary party at The Shelbourne. Which basically means more US funky house bods wheeling out the diva lead sounds. Or Timmy Regisford, Quentin Harris, Stingray and Byron Stingily to be specific. Come on, get up everybody…

11. On Beat

WMC Launch Another official WMC event at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa. hold their official launch between noon and 6pm with Marco Bailey, Hector Romero and Audiofly all spinning.

12. Lot 49

Meat Katie's Lot 49 pop their Miami cherry at the Laundry bar with a filthy breaks and tech-funk rompathon getting started at 10pm. Best of all, it doesn't cost a penny to get involved, something of a rarity in Miami. Meat Katie, Dylan Rhymes, Rogue Element, Lee Coombs, General Midi and 30 Hz will get us sweaty. Visual stimulation comes from VJ Anyone.

13. Subliminal Is 10

Love him or loathe him, it just wouldn't be Miami without Erick Morillo and his Subliminal label celebrate a decade in dance at their Miami home, Space. With Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero, Jose Nunez and Jorge Jaramillo all playing, it's a full family affair as extended members David Guetta, Felix Da House Cat and Tom Novy also join the party. It kicks off at 10pm but if past years can be anything to go by, don't be shocked to find yourself glued to the Space terrace well into the next afternoon.

14. Dubfire's Album Launch

Deep Dish's Dubfire launches his Global Underground 'Tapei' CD at Mynt Lounge. There's a free bar but sadly it's also a pressonly event so start sniffing out some blagger leads pronto…

15. Shelter NYC

The Big Apple's legendary house promotion Shelter ventures to Miami's Shine at 7pm. Timmy Regisford, Sting International, Quentin Harris and Milton Chuquer will spin the finest US house sounds through 'til 5am.

16. Pure Pacha

A byword for all that is beautiful in clubland, Pacha put in their annual Miami appearance at the ultra-trendy celebs' playground Cameo – or the Crobar as most will remember it. Adding the musical elegance to this posh and pretty rave up will be Pete Tong, Sarah Main, Richard Grey, Exacta and Juan Diaz. Hip-hop beats will keep the bling brigade happy in the second room.

17. Made In Pawnshop VI

Danny Howells' marathon Miami sessions are the sort of magical DJ moments that never leave you. This year's epic again takes place at the eccentric party den The Pawn Shop with Danny taking us on a nine – yes, nine – hour journey of truly gargantuan and genre-hopping proportions. Miss at your peril!

18. Swank It Up

Deep soulful house outlet Swank Recordings hold their annual party at the plush Ruby Lounge – the only Miami club where you can walk on water without the aid of grade A hallucinogens thanks to a 2000 gallon aquarium that lies beneath the main floor. "Swank by name, Swank by nature," say the promoters.

19. A Night With Sander Van Doorn

Sander Van Doorn has been talked up as the saviour of tech-trance since he exploded last year. You can check if it's all hype or just tripe at The Fifth. The Dutch Midas man goes at it all night from 10pm - 5am so get ready to bosh it and bash it.

20. Craze Presents Bass Sessions

Catch the three times DMC champion blitz the bass with his lightning fast fingers. He'll be hosting Bass Sessions at Studio A on the Wednesday. ZTrip, A Trak and Krafty Kuts join for a funky hip-hop, breaks and d&b session. It's a 10pm - 8am marathon.

21. Cr2 Miami

With their sexy, accessible electro-house vibe, MYNC'S Cr2 have blazed a red-hot trail through clubland in the past 12 months. For their Miami party they've picked the opulent ultra exclusive night Mokai and invited Murk, Swiss star Danny Freakazoid, Bush II Bush and Kurd Maverick along for the ride. And, of course, Fedde Le Grande.

22. Mac's Deuce Bar

If steroid pumped bouncers and having your lobes gnawed by gak-addled industry bods is getting too much, head down to the unpretentious Duece Bar on 14th Street. Expect an anything-goes clientele and neon relics from a genuine Miami Vice shoot. 23. Flight 18 Few venues offer a better view of Miami's skyline than the panoramic Star Bar on the 18th floor of the Miami Beach Resort. With Miss Kitten, Slam and Adam Beyer all playing there for the Flight 18 party, there's the perfect excuse to check it out.

24. Club 4

Barcelona's Club 4 brings its cutting-edge minimal and techno sounds to Nocturna tonight. Celebrating the promotion's first birthday will be Christian Smith, Paco Osuna and Alex Under (live).

25. Jazzanova vs Bugz In The Attic

Hankering after a soulful alternative to the house and electro overload? Then scoot down to Sobe Live this evening. Bugz In The Attic team up with Berlin's Jazzanova for an eclectic soul shimmered selection of broken beat funk, deep house chillers and future soul gems.


26. Robots In Bed

The first of three opportunities to catch the legendary Tiefschwarz and also the most intimate. On Wednesday night the German style masters will be launching their forthcoming 'Black Musik' compilation at the 300-capacity B.E.D. Resident robots Bill Patrick and Dennis Rogers will also play.

27. 'Balance 11' Launch

Celebrating the recent launch of Luke Fair's 'Balance 11' CD. Balance favourites Luke Fair (of course), Jimmy Van M, Chris Fortier and 16 Bit Lolitas are locked in to play Yuca. Chic melodic house and sexy progged-out grooves will be the sound of the party.

28. Hi-Tek Soul

Detroit techno legend Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson – another Motor City originator – beam out deep electronic soul from Nikki Beach's Pearl nightclub. Lee Burridge, Rooz and Nova put the final pieces in the musical jigsaw. Are you drooling?

29. Porcao Steak House

This Brazilian restaurant is your best bet for the most mouth-watering steak in town. Just ask Pete Tong - he's a massive fan. Served sizzling, off-the-skewer and with a platter of Brazilian side dishes, it's not cheap as chips but well affordable and you definitely get what you pay for.