There are many fantastic elements to Miami Carnival. The best food vendors offer a mouthwatering smorgasbord of spicy cuisine along Biscayne Boulevard. Some of the regions most limber women parade the street in barely-there costumes. And the brightest stars from the islands make their way to our shores for a weekend of nonstop performances and partying. Music fans should make time for the International Caribbean Music Festival. This years lineup features up-and-coming artists like Trinidads Bunji Garlin and quirky Jamaican songstress Jovi Rockwell. Roll your hips to the sounds of Machel Montano and Allison Hinds. Rastaman vibrations will come courtesy of Sizzla and legendary family band Morgan Heritage. Rude boy Cham will get the crowd hyped with his big hit Ghetto Story. The festival begins at 2:00 p.m. and will continue into the early-morning hours at Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets cost $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Call 305-654-9991, or visit www.icmfest.com.
Sat., Oct. 7