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The 15 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Nick County at Oak Garden: See Friday
Nick County at Oak Garden: See Friday Photo courtesy of the artist

Thursday, July 22

Can we get an amen for extended happy hour, bingo, and Drag Race all in one night? Every Thursday, Time Out Market Miami hosts Drag Bingo with fierce queen Athena Dion serving as the emcee. The sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars will be projected on the food hall's giant LED screen (with spicy trivia by Dion during commercial breaks). After the show, enjoy music courtesy of DJ Mike Trotter and dance the night away. 7 p.m., Thursday, at Time Out Market Miami, 1601 Drexel Ave., Miami; 786-753-5388; Admission is free. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

English dubstep and drum 'n' bass producer FuntCase lands at Treehouse on Thursday to deliver a rattling set. Born James Hazell, FuntCase is best known for his signature mask, similar to the disguises acts like Marshmallow and Daft Punk use to conceal their identities. Unlike his peers' headgear, however, FuntCase's mask looks like something out of a Slipknot lineup. Regardless, Hazell is guaranteed to scare up some good beats when he gets behind the deck. 8 p.m. Thursday, at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 786-318-1908; Tickets cost $20 via Jose D. Duran

After taking a brief hiatus from the music scene during the pandemic, local singer-songwriter Keith Johns visits the Anderson every Thursday for what he calls an "acoustical odyssey." The local musician has more than one million listens on Spotify and a new album on the way. Grab a drink and settle in to hear some favorite songs performed with an acoustic flair, along with Johns' own compositions. After the live set, DJ Rene will finish out the night. 9 p.m. Thursday, at the Anderson, 709 NE 79th St., Miami; 786-401-6330; Admission is free. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

click to enlarge Rolling Loud at Hard Rock Stadium: See Friday - PHOTO BY SEAN PACETTI
Rolling Loud at Hard Rock Stadium: See Friday
Photo by Sean Pacetti

Friday, July 23

Recharge under the full moon with Yoga on the Beach, led by Adrian Molina, founder of Warrior Flow. On Friday, the class will meet on the beach between Fifth and Sixth streets, where attendees can lay out their blankets and begin the hourlong exercise and meditation. Those wanting to load up on good karma should head to the event early to take part in a beach cleanup that begins at 6 p.m. — or stick around at the end of the class for a short full-moon ritual. 7 p.m. Friday, at 600 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; Admission is free, though a $10 donation is suggested via Olivia McAuley

Local country-music luminaries Nick County & the All Nite Welders celebrate the release of their new full-length album, A Colorful Corner of Northeastern Pennsylvania, at Midsummerfest, a night of poetry, music, and food, at Oak Garden. Poet Cherry Pickman will kick off the event, followed by music from singer-songwriters Rick Moon and Corey Perez, who'll debut their upcoming album, Rep-tiles, along with local rockers Mustard Service. County will close out the evening with a performance of A Colorful Corner in its entirety. 8 p.m. Friday, at Oak Garden, 791 NW 20th St., Miami; 786-273-1074; Tickets cost $9 via Olivia McAuley

If you've already enjoyed the Jon Chu-directed adaptation, now you can catch the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights on stage, courtesy of Loxen Productions in association with Live and Loud. The curtain rises starting on Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for a weekend-long run with a total of five performances. The show was produced by Benjamin Leon IV, who'll also star as the lead, Usnavi, alongside a cast of talented actors from South Florida. Friday through Sunday, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; Tickets cost $50 to $175. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Hip-hop music festival Rolling Loud makes its long-awaited return this weekend, delivering three days of music from rap's biggest names as well as exciting emerging talent. A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, and Travis Scott are headlining along with a plethora of A-list acts, including Megan Thee Stallion and Trippie Redd. Don't miss Friday night's special feature, a live episode of WWE's SmackDown. Friday to Sunday, at the Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens; 305-943-8000; Sold out. Olivia McAuley

click to enlarge Mindful Tasting Ritual at 1 Hotel South Beach: See Saturday - PHOTO COURTESY OF CASAMIGOS
Mindful Tasting Ritual at 1 Hotel South Beach: See Saturday
Photo courtesy of Casamigos

Saturday, July 24

If you haven't had the chance to devour a mango this summer, what are you waiting for? On Saturday, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts the Mango Brunch as part of its Mango Days of Summer series. Guests will dine on mango-inspired dishes from local restaurants, including Mamey and Eclectico. Each ticket includes brunch food, a complimentary wine and bubbles bar, and entrance into the beautiful gardens. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651; Tickets cost $45 to $110. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

The orchid is one of the most recognizable floral prizes — and, adding to its mystery, one of the most notoriously fragile. But the Miami Beach Botanical Garden has your back as you work on your green thumb, in the form of an Orchid Workshop led by the garden's specialist, Drew Mullin. During the hourlong class, you'll learn how to mount orchids on trees and choose which trees are best for particular varieties, and you'll receive hands-on instruction in the delicate process of transplantation. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-7256; Tickets cost $10 via Olivia McAuley

Join Casamigos at 1 Hotel South Beach to celebrate National Tequila Day on Saturday with a Mindful Tasting Ritual. Learn more about mezcal and tequila from an expert, and take part in a multisensory experience, using taste, sound, and touch to enjoy the spirits' full potential. Beyond sipping on a variety of tequilas, guests will enjoy a Casamigos cocktail, a ceremonial sound bath, and a closing blessing. 5 p.m. Saturday, at 1 Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 833-625-3111; Tickets cost $40 via Olivia McAuley

One of Ohio's best comedians comes to Miami for a night of laughs at the Miami Improv. Stand-up comedian Jason Banks has over four million followers on TikTok and is a regular guest on TruTV's Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks. Banks also hosts the podcast Comedians on South High, which he records with fellow comedians Bobbie Dodds, Kenny Mock, and Jared Blinsky. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, at Miami Improv, 3450 NW 83rd Ave., Suite 224, Doral; 305-441-8200; Tickets cost $30. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Sunday, July 25

Hampton Art Lovers' latest exhibition, "One-Way Ticket," featuring the poetry of Langston Hughes and artwork by Jacob Lawrence, is now on view at the historic Ward Rooming House in Overtown. Other artists featured include Charles White, Faith Ringgold, John Biggers, Charles Alston, David Driskell, Leroy Campbell, Anthony Reed II, and Marvin Weeks. The exhibition explores African-American history through the lens of storytelling and the Black experience of migrating in the pursuit of freedom. On view through November 1, at the Ward Rooming House, 249 NW Ninth St., Miami; 786-529-8624; Admission is free with RSVP via Olivia McAuley

click to enlarge Keba at Showfields: See Monday - PHOTO BY NICK VEGA
Keba at Showfields: See Monday
Photo by Nick Vega

Monday, July 26

Showfields proclaims itself "the most interesting store in the world," and the Miami Beach shop has worked to live up to that title since opening on Lincoln Road last year. Beyond offering choice retail offerings, Showfields regularly hosts events that range from comedy shows to boot camps. For Monday's installment of the shop's Music Mondays series, Trinidad-born, Miami-raised singer-songwriter Keba, who has opened for the likes of Jill Scott and Kool & the Gang, will deliver an intimate acoustic set. 8 p.m. Monday, at Showfields, 530 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-351-0672; Tickets cost $25 via Jose D. Duran

Tuesday, July 27

Thanks to Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive, Werner Herzog's classic films have been restored and are now screening at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. The German film director, screenwriter, author, actor, and opera director has had an enormous influence on film. On Tuesday, catch Fitzcarraldo, a fictionalized story of the true-life mission of South American rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald as he constructs an opera house in the Peruvian jungle. 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 786-472-2249; Tickets cost $11.75. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Wednesday, July 28

Enjoy a night of jazz and a bottle of wine at Lagniappe on Wednesday. The small indoor/outdoor wine garden hosts Nestor Del Prado Trio, whose Afro-Cuban jazz fuses traditional Cuban music with contemporary jazz. Bassist and bandleader Del Prado has played with big names including Sergio Vitier, Santiago Feliu, and Carlos Varela. 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Lagniappe, 3425 NE Second Ave, Miami; 305-576-0108; Admission is free. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

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Ashley-Anna Aboreden is a Miami native and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She is an English graduate from FIU and is currently receiving her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She has an everlasting love for shih tzus (especially hers), chocolate chip cookies, and vintage books.
Jose D. Duran is the associate editor of Miami New Times. He's the strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's cultural scene since 2006. He has a BS in journalism and will live in Miami as long as climate change permits.
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Olivia McAuley was born and raised in London, England. After studying at the University of Miami, she worked in music PR and marketing before joining Miami New Times as the club listings editor. She also writes about music and anything and everything that's going on in her adopted city.
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