18 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week May May 29-June 4, 2023 | Miami New Times

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The 18 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Latrice Royale, Unicorn World, Porter Robinson, and more events in Miami this week.
Dermot Kennedy at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts: See Tuesday
Dermot Kennedy at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts: See Tuesday Photo by Lola & Pani
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Monday, May 29

On Memorial Day, head to the Miami Beach Bandshell and bang it out at the Miamibloco Saideira Social. The party features more than 40 percussionists from Brazil, Morocco, and Miami's global diaspora. The lineup includes Samir Langus, Munir Hossn, Rose Max & Ramatis Moraes, and Jason Matthews & DJ Le Spam. The festivities culminate in a musical fusion, harmonizing infectious samba beats with the enchanting melodies of Gnawa music from Morocco. 6 p.m. Monday, at Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; miamibeachbandshell.com. Tickets cost $25 to $300 via eventbrite.com. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Tuesday, May 30

Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy lands at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of his Sonder Tour. Though he had been busking since he was 17, Kennedy didn't find success until nearly a decade later when his song "Power Over Me" brought him mainstream attention. His debut album, Without Fear, topped the Irish and British album charts. Last year he released his sophomore album, Sonder, which included the hit single "Better Days." 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; browardcenter.org. Tickets cost $39.50 to $59.50 via ticketmaster.com. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Wednesday, May 31

Are you a proud chismosa? The Moth StorySlam is back at the Sandrell Rivers Theater this Wednesday,  and this month's theme is "Gossip." Maybe you started a nasty rumor about someone else, or perhaps gossip has impacted your life negatively. Whatever your story is, the rules are the same: You've got five minutes to tell a tale that touches on the theme. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; 305-284-8872; sandrellriverstheater.com. Tickets cost $15. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Prepare to be captivated by the musical prowess of Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Charlie Puth as he graces the stage of the FPL Solar Amphitheater on Wednesday. Puth skyrocketed to fame in 2015 with his collaboration alongside Wiz Khalifa on the chart-topping hit "See You Again." The track dominated the Billboard Top 100, claiming the number-one spot for an impressive 12 nonconsecutive weeks and ultimately achieving an 11-times Platinum certification. He's also collaborated with artists such as Selena Gomez and Jungkook from BTS and produced solo hits like "We Don't Talk Anymore," "Light Switch," and "Attention." 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, at FPL Solar Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkamphitheater.com. Tickets cost $29.50 to $99.50 via livenation.com. Sophia Medina
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Coral Gables Art Cinema: See Thursday
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Thursday, June 1

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) kicks off its National Pride Month festivities on Thursday with an engaging panel discussion. Cohosted by III Points and Wynwood Pride, "Points of View: Pride Edition" features two insightful panels, "Reclaiming the Underground: the Empowering Influence of Queer Music and Community Building" and "Fighting for Our Art: Breaking Barriers through Drag Performances in the Face of Discrimination." Following the discussions, you're invited to the picturesque waterfront terrace, where you can enjoy a DJ set by Mystic Bill and a performance by Kat Wilderness. 7 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000; pamm.org. Admission is free with RSVP. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Adapted from the 1949 stage musical of the same name, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes showcases the talents of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as two contrasting showgirls who happen to be best friends. Lorelei (Monroe) sets her sights on a wealthy suitor who can provide for her, while Dorothy (Russell) prioritizes attractiveness and athleticism over wealth. On Thursday, Coral Gables Art Cinema will screen the 1953 film featuring Monroe at the height of her influence on popular culture. Her iconic rendition of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" continues to inspire today. 8 p.m. Thursday, at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 786-472-2249; gablescinema.com. Tickets cost $10 to $11.75. Ashley-Anna Aboreden
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"All Black Everything" at Museum of Graffiti: See Friday
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Friday, June 2

Believe unicorns exist only in dreams and storybooks? Well, a visit to Unicorn World will change your perception. This enchanting, mythology-themed experience is coming to the Miami Beach Convention Center, inviting you to immerse yourself in the world of magic. The family-friendly event offers a plethora of activities, including arts and crafts, face painting, music, and dancing. Explore a magical forest where animatronic unicorns await you. And don't miss the chance to encounter mermaids and fairies in mesmerizing photo ops. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; theunicornworld.com. Tickets cost $39 via eventbrite.com; admission is free for children under 2. Sophia Medina

On Friday, the Museum of Graffiti presents its newest exhibition, "All Black Everything." A comprehensive survey of street art created by Black artists, this is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to African-American graffiti. The exhibition showcases multigenerational artists, including Bama, Blade, Delta2, Dondi White, Ewok, Kool Koor, Noc167, Skeme, and Wane One. "In the 1970s, the Bronx was burning, thanks to economic turmoil and crime. It is no wonder that the imaginations of the African-American artists living in these neighborhoods propelled them beyond their surroundings into a world of fantasy and hope," museum cofounder Allison Freidin says of the show. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, at Museum of Graffiti, 276 NW 26th St., Miami; 786-321-8403; museumofgraffiti.com. Opening celebration is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com; otherwise, tickets cost $12 to $16. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Did your childhood revolve around nonstop Disney Channel marathons? Were Lizzy McGuire and Hannah Montana your fashion inspirations? If so, mark your calendars for Friday and head to Gramps for This Is What Dreams Are Made Of, a throwback dance party celebrating all things Disney and the 2000s era. Prepare to relive the magic of East High School as you belt out "We're All in This Together." Or maybe you're in the mood for Aly & AJ's "Potential Breakup Song." Either way, get ready for an incredible nostalgia trip. 7 p.m. Friday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; gramps.com. Tickets cost $15 via eventbrite.com. Sophia Medina

On Friday, prepare for an electrifying takeover at the Ground as the Puerto Rican collective Isla Del Terror unleashes its explosive energy. Renowned for showcasing the vibrant underground Latin-Caribbean music scene, Isla Del Terror carefully curates lineups that amplify established and emerging DJ talents. Its parties serve as a bridge, seamlessly connecting the realms of classic urbano club music with the undeniable popularity of reggaeton. The collective's Miami debut will feature set by DJs Blass, Happy Colors, Vifro, Bordali, and MJ Nebreda. 11 p.m. Friday, at the Ground, 34 NE 11th St., #2, Miami; thegroundmiami.com. Tickets cost $14.88 via dice.fm. Jose D. Duran
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Porter Robinson at Club Space: See Friday
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Porter Robinson lands at Club Space on Friday to deliver his side project, Air2Earth. If you've seen Robinson spin as his other alter ego, Virtual Self, then you'll have a sense of what to anticipate. Air2Earth ventures into a different sonic realm as the producer explores tranquil progressive house and ethereal disco sounds. Air2Earth debuted during the Second Sky Music Festival in Oakland, California, in 2021. Robinson's set promises a mesmerizing and meditative experience, perfectly timed to greet the sunrise on Space's terrace. 11 p.m. Friday, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $20.29 to $71.09 via dice.fm. Sophia Medina

Saturday, June 3

Wynwood Pride extends its vibrant celebration to two weekends this year, and the party starts on Saturday at the Arlo Wynwood. Festivities commence with Daytime Rendezvous at Higher Ground on the hotel's third floor, featuring DJ sets by Terence Tabeau, Discofuturo, Naim Zarzour, and Miguel Clark. If you opt for a VIP ticket, you can luxuriate in the hotel's rooftop pool. The event also features drag performances and a curated selection of vendors by Little River Flea. 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, at Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood, 2217 NW Miami Ct., Miami; wynwoodpride.com. Tickets cost $20 to $35 via dice.fm. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Grab your camera, take aim, and let your creativity soar. Join #Photowalk305 on Sunday for a women-only photowalk in Coconut Grove. All female-identifying photographers are invited to partake in the event and encourage one another to capture stunning images. Before embarking on the walk, everyone will convene for a vegan lunch at Planta Queen. Once nourished, you'll stroll through the neighborhood during the magical golden hour. 3 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at Planta Queen, 3015 Grand Ave., Ste. 201, Coconut Grove; instagram.com/photowalk.305. Tickets cost $5 via eventbrite.com. Sophia Medina

Remember when a scrub was a guy that could get no love from you, hangin' out the passenger side of his best friend's ride, trying to holla at you? Kick him to the curb because T-Boz and Chilli are in town for Hot Summer Nights at the FPL Solar Amphitheater. TLC are headliners alongside Shaggy, of "It Wasn't Me" fame, while R&B icons En Vogue and Miami native Sean Kingston serve as openers. No matter who you are going for, it's either going to be a way to relive your teenage years or, if your Gen Z, a place for Y2K inspo. 7 p.m. Saturday, at FPL Solar Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; bayfrontparkmiami.com. Tickets cost $29.50 to $125 via ticketmaster.com. Jose D. Duran
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Latrice Royale at the Parker: See Sunday
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Sunday, June 4

End the weekend on a tranquil note with Sunday Sound Bath Meditation. The rejuvenating session is designed to soothe your nerves and invite a profound sense of tranquility. Taking place amid the serenity of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, you'll engage in a series of therapeutic breathing exercises and mindfulness techniques, allowing you to let go of tension and conquer the burdens of daily stress. As you immerse yourself in the session, allow the resonance of crystal bowls to envelop you, facilitating deep relaxation and enhancing your meditation experience. 9:30 a.m. Sunday, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-7256; mbgarden.org. Tickets cost $10 via eventbrite.com. Sophia Medina

On Sunday, celebrate World Oceans Day at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Immerse yourself in an event dedicated to marine conservation and the urgent need to preserve the pristine beauty of our oceans. Esteemed scientists will take the stage, sharing their lifelong dedication to the cause and shedding light on the pressing challenges marine ecosystems face due to pollution. Discover actionable steps you can take to contribute to the protection and well-being of sea creatures. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-434-9600; frostscience.org. Tickets cost $24.95 to $32.95; admission is free for children 3 and under. Sophia Medina

On Sunday, join the extravaganza as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents its sixth-annual Pride celebration. The CommuniTea Dance will be a lively and free event honoring the vibrant LGBTQ community. From 1 to 3 p.m., enjoy family-friendly acts suitable for all ages. Afterward, prepare to groove with She-J Hercules, Deejay Smeejay, and the iconic Martha Wash. Recognized as a legend in her own right, Martha Wash, one half of the duo the Weather Girls, famously delivered to the world the gay anthem "It's Raining Men." 1 p.m. Sunday, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. Admission is free with RSVP. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Prepare for an extraordinary evening as drag icon Latrice Royale graces the stage at the Parker on Sunday. With an impressive three decades in the business, Royale has transcended immense hardships, including a period of incarceration, to become one of the most beloved drag queens. Her stellar career skyrocketed into the mainstream consciousness when she wowed audiences as a contestant on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, coming in fourth place and earning the title of Miss Congeniality. Before her triumph on the show, this California native honed her craft in South Florida's vibrant drag scene. 8 p.m. Sunday, at the Parker, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; parkerplayhouse.com. Tickets cost $34.50 to $95 via ticketmaster.com. Ashley-Anna Aboreden
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