Chances are, this week is running music lovers' ragged. From Sam Smith and Nicki Minaj, to Marilyn Manson and The Smashing Pumpkins, the concerts converging in Miami are enough to drain the flushest of pockets. Thankfully, there's a slew of alternative activities offering food, fashion, booze, and more music that will put the balance back in your accounts.
Jose Paez del Nogal at Canale Diaz Art Center: Guided by Dr. Carol Damian, ArtTalks: The Abstract Way explores abstraction through the current work of Venezuelan master Paez del Nogal.
- Cooking with Christine at Whole Foods: Learn to make Caribbean cuisine from the Whole Foods produce team.
Miami Against Humanity at The New Tropic: Play the party game for horrible people with a major Miami slant.
Fashioning the Ballet at Books & Books Bal Harbour: Join a conversation featuring Lourdes Lopez, Miami City Ballet artistic director, and Tanya Williams Wetenhall, a fashion, costume, and design historian, where the two will discuss the impact of fashion in ballet historically and today.
Food Truck & Music Festival at North Shore Bandshell: Your favorite grub trucks, plus craft beer from Lou's Beer Garden and live music from Tremends.
- Neighbors at Shirley's: Catch this weird, oft-forgotten 1981 comedy, which was the third and final collaboration between Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.
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- Magic City Hippies EP Release Jam at Wynwood Warehouse Project: Formally Robby Hunter Band, the band presents its new effort, "Hippie Castles," with a night of food trucks and craft cocktails.