The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

The diverse works at de la Cruz.EXPAND
The diverse works at de la Cruz.
Courtesy of the de la Cruz Collection

The best time of the week is finally here — the weekend. The next three days are filled with music, art, and boozy beverages galore. From Coral Gables to Little Havana to South Beach, these are the best places to be until the sun comes up Monday morning.

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Friday

  • Craig Pittman at Books & Books: Oh, Florida: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country outlines Florida's unique brand of weirdness, places it in context, and explains the ways "America's Wang" has subtly affected the rest of its anatomy. 
  • Viernes Culturales at Maximo Gomez Domino Park: Visit Little Havana the last Friday of the month and you’ll find yourself transported by a rhythmic, cafecito-fueled spectacle reminiscent of the tropical carnival processions of Cuba’s golden age.
  • Buyer & Cellar at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre: An award-winning Broadway play by Jonathan Tolins, Buyer & Cellar is inspired by reality but wholeheartedly a work of fiction.
The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend
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  • Miami Salsa Congress at Deauville Beach Resort: The five-day Latin music and dance festival will feature a unique compilation of the world’s top salsa talent, including local and international touring artists, critically acclaimed dancers, world-class dance instructors, top industry DJs, and award-winning Latin bands. Attendees can enjoy pool parties, dance workshops and showcases, evening parties, and concerts at the Deauville Beach Resort (6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach).
Danielle Radcliffe completes his portrait of Harry's transformation in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Danielle Radcliffe completes his portrait of Harry's transformation in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
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Saturday

The diverse works at de la Cruz.EXPAND
The diverse works at de la Cruz.
Courtesy of the de la Cruz Collection
  • Ivy Art Tour at de la Cruz Collection: Ivy is a group dedicated to beefing up intellects and social interactions through engaging experiences. A “social university,” if you will, the group wants young professionals to appreciate culture and, it's hoped, someday become patrons of the arts. If there were a place to inspire this sort of reverence, de la Cruz — with its exceptional works, high ceilings, bright spaces, and strong programming — is it.
  • “Whirl” at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: Expect a lot of moving parts working together to create an unforgettable performance at a special location.
  • Stalking the Bogeyman at GableStage at the Biltmore: As it is with all GableStage plays, Stalking the Bogeyman promises a dark, visceral, and well-acted production that will leave audiences shaken, but also open up conversations about the nature of sexual abuse and reveal unspoken things about victims and their abusers.
Indulge in an ice-cream eating contest Sunday.
Indulge in an ice-cream eating contest Sunday.
Photo by Lisa Lozano

Sunday

  • Brickell Fashion Market at Hyatt Regency Miami: The expo seeks to bring out the best of South Florida's retail to the heart of Brickell to celebrate the city’s chicest stores.
  • Ice-Cream-Eating Contest at Bassetts Sweet Servings Ice Cream ShopThe fifth-annual ice-cream-eating contest is all about cooling off while being the hottest competitor. It might sound like a recipe for the ultimate brain freeze, but the winner receives a trophy, 12 pints of ice cream, and 12 servings of ice cream from the shop. Last year's winner ate two pints in a record-setting 4 minutes 22 seconds. Bassetts is looking for someone who can beat that time.
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Books & Books

9700 Collins Ave.
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

305-864-4241

www.booksandbooks.com

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Maximo Gomez Domino Park

1442 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135

305-285-1684

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Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134

305-444-9293

www.actorsplayhouse.org

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

3251 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129

305-250-9133

www.vizcayamuseum.org

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GableStage at the Biltmore

1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

305-446-1116

www.gablestage.org

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Bassetts Sweet Servings Ice Cream Shop

2437 SW 17th Ave.
Miami, FL


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