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

In the immortal words of Loverboy, "Everybody's working for the weekend. Everybody wants a new romance." And, yes, everybody does -- indeed -- need a second chance. This weekend, Miami fulfills Loverboy's always-relevant weekend needs: a chocolate festival for romance, the poetry of T.I., and laughs from nationally recognized comedians. Even sci-fi geeks can get in on the action.

Happy weekend, Miami. You've earned it.

See also: The Ten Best Comedy Acts in Miami in 2015

Friday:

  • Miami International Science Fiction Festival at the Hyatt Regency Miami: Calling all nerds. This is your chance to dress like Mr. Spock and talk smack about The Lord of the Rings fans.
  • The 2015 Miami Improv Comedy Festival at Just the Funny: The five-day fest welcomes 37 acts, including the Groundlings.
  • Seth Meyers at The Fillmore Miami Beach: The former Saturday Night Live funnyman and host of Late Night swings into Miami for one night only.
  • International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Chocolate, wine, and a garden stroll? Yes, please.
  • Saturday:

  • Badass, Lip Service: True Stories at Books & Books: Miami's hometown bookstore celebrates the publication of Lip Service's first book.
  • T.I. at BB&T Center: You'll have to head to Broward to catch the Grammy-winning rapper, but his brain's so good, could'a swore he went to college.
  • National Water Dance at North Beach Bandshell: We've been talking about this for weeks -- that's because it's gonna be amazing.
  • Sunday:

  • MiSO@thebass at Collins Park: This Sunday marks another MiSO@thebass, the concert series that delivers the Miami Symphony Orchestra to the proles for free.
  • The Lincoln Assassination and the End of the Civil War at HistoryMiami: For the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death, HistoryMiami and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation will present an all-star symposium, "The Lincoln Assassination and the End of the Civil War," featuring historical insights from nationally recognized scholars.
  • 2015 Broadway Concert Series: Megan Hilty at Aventura Arts and Cultural Center: The blonde from the wonderfully bad, short-lived show Smash sings her Great White Way heart out.
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