Things To Do

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Photo by Monica McGivern
You probably went hard over Halloween weekend — maybe too hard. But that's OK, because in uncharacteristic form, Miami has decided to take a breather and spend the next several days relaxing hard rather than partying hard. You'll get the chance to fuel up at Wiener Bash at Magic City Casino and the Boat Bar Crawl starting at Tequiztlan, or prove your artistic prowess at the Dara Friedman exhibit at Pérez Art Museum Miami or at the South Miami Art Festival. Catch John Cleese if you need a little absurdist humor; then wallow in more blasts from the past at either RockFest 80's in C.B. Smith Park or the Grateful Dead Invitational at B-Side. Just soak in all the chill before work begins again Monday.

Dara Friedman at Pérez Art Museum Miami. As one of Miami's most successful local artists, Dara Friedman can rightfully claim Pérez Art Museum Miami as the home of her first midcareer survey and the largest presentation of her work. "Perfect Stranger" will span the artist's oeuvre of experimental film that explores bodies, movement, and intense emotion. 10 a.m. Friday, November 3, through March 4, 2018, at Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000; pamm.org. Admission costs $16.
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John Cleese at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is consistently considered one of the best comedies of all time, and with good reason. Most of the Pythons are Oxford or Cambridge alums, which might explain the incredible success of their sketch comedy show and films. Though Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life might be likelier fan favorites, Holy Grail is the first of the Python films to attempt a unified plot. After a screening of the film, Sir Lancelot himself, John Cleese, will answer questions from the audience. "Absurd or ridiculous questions only" are requested. 8 p.m. Friday, November 3, at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; browardcenter.org. Tickets cost $75 to $250 via ticketmaster.com.

The South Miami Art Festival. South Miami is one of the most idyllic places to grow up. It's a family-centric town, both undeniably wholesome yet not out of touch with the world. Take, for example, the 46th-annual ChamberSouth South Miami Art Festival. It makes the downtown area friendlier to wander and explore while introducing budding creatives to art made by local talents. With DIY still the rage and Miami as an art center, your kids will be asking to go to art school soon enough. Why not start them off early and guide their aesthetic via fair foods and live jams? 10 a.m. Saturday, November 4, at Sunset Drive between South Dixie Highway and Red Road, South Miami; chambersouth.com. Admission is free.

Boat Bar Crawl at Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar. Have you been pub-crawling every weekend and wondering how you can take your favorite booze-fueled activity to the next level? Bar-crawl tour company Keep Crawling has a plan: the Boat Bar Crawl. At sunset, you'll float from waterfront restaurant to waterfront restaurant, where you'll snag a free beer, a shot, and food specials. A November day on the water, eating at some of Miami's best restaurants, and enjoying the cool breeze on the bay? Sign us up. 4 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar, 1884 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 305-397-8442; tequiztlan.com. Tickets costs $98 via keepcrawling.com.
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Everglades Awareness Concert at Gramps. The Everglades is composed of at least six distinct ecosystems housing several endangered species, including the manatee and the Florida panther. For decades, humans have been encroaching on the nation's largest subtropical wilderness, causing it to shrink. Activists against this intrusion will unite once again for the annual Everglades Awareness Concert. Speakers from a half-dozen conservation organizations will speak, and School of Rock, Venus Rising Women's Drum & Dance Ensemble, and other acts will perform. It's the perfect opportunity to merge fun with civic engagement. 2 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; facebook.com/lovetheeverglades. Admission costs $10.

iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina at American Airlines Arena. iHeartRadio festivals are plentiful and somewhat overwhelming. They pull such big-name lineups that they can feel like overkill. But this year, at the Miami edition of iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, the lineup is solid but not oppressive. Superstars Diplo and Luis Fonsi will perform alongside Gente de Zona, Don Omar, CNCO, Reik, Jesse & Joy, Camila Cabello, and other acts. Pile up at the American Airlines Arena for this tremendo opportunity to party. 8 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $29 to $179 via ticketmaster.com.
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