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 libations. This Sunday is Father's Day. Treat Dad to brunch at one of Miami's many eateries offering the special meal.
Taste of the Nation returns Friday night.
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The Kitchen Club Vinyl Night at Jada Coles: Wouldn't it be awesome to get gussied up in your black lace best and wave your arms around in blackness while a warm needle screeched Echo and the Bunnymen into the night sky? Time travel is still philosophically dubious, but an all-vinyl goth night of cultish classics is just around the corner. Goth bless the Kitchen Club Vinyl Night, because this Friday, any bat-loving monster 21 or older can get down for no cover to nothing but the best.
Taste of the Nation at Soho Studios: The 28th-annual Taste of the Nation returns this week, transforming Wynwood into a mecca for the best eats and drinks in town. One of South Florida's biggest gastronomy-centered events of the year, Taste of the Nation will feature an evening of gourmet samplings from some of the area's most sought-after chefs and mixologists. The event benefits Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. The annual soiree, which was founded in 1988, brings together culinary experts and aficionados in an effort to fight and end childhood hunger in America.
- Free Art Fridays at Miami: Free Art Fridays is a worldwide art movement that’s made its way to Miami, and the city’s local chapter, founded by local artist and promoter Registered Artist, is striving to unite artists, art collectors, and anyone who loves a good scavenger hunt. Every Friday, artists hide their work around the city, and whoever finds it gets to take it home for free.
Let's Make a Mural at MDC Museum of Art & Design: Street art: It's not just for grownups anymore. The Wynwood mural explosion has made large-scale art accessible to everyone, including kids. Just ask the students at José de Diego Middle School, whose building was recently transformed into a museum of murals by some of Miami's best artists. Now kids with dreams of being the next Lebo can get some real-world experience. MDC Museum of Art's. GO GO MOAD! program pops up again this Saturday with Let's Make a Mural!. Kids of all ages are invited to peruse works by Richard Haas, whose trompe l'oeil murals have graced the walls of cities all over the States, including the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. After taking inspiration from Haas' works on paper, preparatory sketches, and models, the children will create their own community mural onsite.
Tour the Tower at the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College: The Freedom Tower will be open to small group tours beginning at 2 p.m., touching on all the things that qualify the building as a first-class historical landmark. Stroll through its ballroom, witness the "Exile Experience" exhibitions, and take in the current exhibit, "Childhood Memories From the Other Side of the Water," a series of photos by Eduardo del Valle chronicling what it's like growing up in Cuba.
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Father's Day Brunch: After taking Mom out for some mimosas on Mother's Day, its time to show dad some love. And though giving him a homemade picture frame may have cut it when you were a kid, it's harder to find the perfect present now that you're an adult. This Father's Day, treat Dad to one of many local restaurants hosting the special meal.
Father's Day Bike Tour at Coral Gables Museum: The tour lasts for two hours and covers ten miles. Father-offspring duos can bring their own bikes and helmets or rent them from the No Boundaries
sportshop across from the museum. For added adorableness, rent a tandem bike — just don't be surprised if passersby assume the guy you're sharing it with is a different kind of "daddy." The tour runs from 10 a.m. to noon and begins at the museum.
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