The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend
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The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

The best time of the week is finally here — the weekend — and Miami offers just about every activity. It’s three days of a festive cacophony of music, art, and frosty tropical libations. Be sure to stop by the Anderson Bar Sunday for its first weekend pool party, called Miami Is an Island. Expect tropical-themed eats and drinks, along with beats by Erick Paredes, Marcello Bentine, Kumi, and Mr. Brown.

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Friday:

  • Inside Out at Coral Gables Museum: Every week presents plenty of movie options. But not many of them are outdoors, free, and relatively new. This Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Coral Gables Museum (285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables) will offer folks a family movie night with a stellar animated feature that won an Academy Award in 2015. That's right — it's Pixar's Inside Out — a lovable movie about a girl named Riley whose persona is controlled by five personifications of her basic emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger.
  • Ra Ra Riot at Revolution Live: After being a band for a decade, it’s easy to get disillusioned with the tedium of adulthood, but Need Your Light, the fourth full-length from Ra Ra Riot, is the sound of a band being reinvigorated by its own existence.
  • MJC Jazz Month Celebration at Open Stage Club: Friday night's revelry will feature more than 70 of South Florida's finest jazz musicians, including Joe Donato, Rose Max & Ramatis, the Miami Jazz Trio, Nicole Henry, and Ed Calle's Latin Grammy-winning big band, Mamblue.
  • Them Beaux at Miami Theater Center: Joshua Jean-Baptiste is having a moment in Miami. The Haitian-American graduate of North Miami High School and New World School of the Arts recently received funding from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Project Greenlight for the web series #Josh. Now Jean-Baptiste’s second original play is debuting at the Miami Theater Center as the organization’s SandBox Series artist of the season.
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Saturday:

  • Jazz Day at The Wynwood Farmer’s Market: In honor of International Jazz Day, the market will be open later, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and will feature additions including tiki torches, strung lights, flowers, and live music. For more information, visit its Facebook page.
  • Miami Zine Fair at HistoryMiami: In only its third year, the fair has grown from a modest event to something of a blowout. Saturday's festivities will feature multiple DJs, zine workshops, food, T-shirt printing, live demonstrations, and exhibitors from as far away as New York, Latin America, and the Basque region of Spain.
  • Pack of Dogs: Global Youth Service Day at Deering Estate: Everything humans need to know in life, we can learn from dogs: how to live in the moment, how to deal with abandonment, how to effectively lick your nether regions. But most of all, dogs teach us friendship, loyalty, and selflessness. Pack of Dogs, a volunteer group run by children, is operating with the right role models. For Global Youth Day, volunteers of all ages are welcome to join a beautification effort at Deering Estate at Cutler.
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  • Questlove at Basement: Questlove brings his signature sound to Basement Miami with a soulful and groovy DJ set this weekend. Drummer and cofounder of Grammy-winning neo-soul group the Roots, Questlove is famous for his unique sound, having placed among the top ten drummers of all time in Rolling Stone.
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Sunday:

  • Curly Curvy Conscious at the Sacred Space Miami: In the age of social media and sky-high expectations, self-love can be hard to come by. From Photoshop to Botox to waist trainers, products and processes designed to "fix" what’s "wrong" with us abound. What if we're plenty awesome as we are? That's the message behind Curly Curvy Conscious, an extra-special event hosted by Instagram all-stars Aisha Thalia, the Shelah Marie, and Yoga Racheal. The daylong femme fest is all about natural beauty, conscious living, and self-love.
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  • Miami Is an Island at the Anderson Bar: The Anderson's first Sunday party will feature DJs Erick Paredes, Marcello Bentine, Kumi, and Mr. Brown, along with a cocktail program by Bar Lab and a menu curated by Alex Chang.
  • Underline Cycling Club at Dadeland North Metrorail Station: The Underline Cycling Club, in partnership with Silent Revolution, announces Bikes and Beats – a free 12-mile, round-trip bike ride. The Sunday trek begins at the Coconut Grove Metrorail Station and heads to the Dadeland North Station. Bikes will be equipped with wireless speakers, provided by Silent Revolution, allowing cyclists to enjoy the experience.
  • Stitch 'n B*tch at Gold Coast Railroad Museum: What’s old is new again. Knitting is the new hipster trade. And the Gold Coast Railroad Museum — which houses an impressive collection of old trains, cars, and rails — is the perfect place to juxtapose old and new relics and hobbies. This Sunday, the museum will host its first Stitch 'n B*tch, which encourages participants to bring their supplies, meet, gossip, and snack next to a historic train car.

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