Things To Do

The 14 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Blue Man Group at Adrienne Arsht Center: See Wednesday
Blue Man Group at Adrienne Arsht Center: See Wednesday Photo by Lindsey Best

Monday, June 27

Mellow Dramatic Mondays is a new event at Red Rooster Overtown that focuses on good vibes through soul music. This week, it's all about acoustics as Courtney Mickens takes the stage. The singer recently released her new album, What Kinda Lady, and is best known for her hit "Bad." So enjoy a cocktail and some mellow sounds and start your week off right. A two-drink minimum or orders from the late-night menu is required to enjoy the show. 8 p.m. Monday, at Red Rooster Overtown, 920 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-640-9880; Tickets cost $15 to $100 via Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Tuesday, June 28

While the headlines lately seem to be focusing on the economy, let's not forget the war is still very much on in Ukraine. On Tuesday, Ukrainian musician Ivan Dorn brings his Stand Up for Ukraine concert series to the U.S., kicking off on Tuesday at the Sport of Kings theater at Gulfstream Park. Dorn is best known in his home country, Russia, and the Baltics for his indie-pop sound. Also on the bill are Ukrainian rock band the Hardkiss, electronic folk act Onuka, and pop singer Artem Pivovarov. 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Sport of Kings at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; 954-454-7000; Tickets cost $100 to $170 via Jose D. Duran
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Under The Electric Tree" at Griffin Park: See Wednesday
Photo courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Wednesday, June 29

On a mission to empower local filmmakers, FilmGate Miami returns on Wednesday with its Short Film Festival Free-For-All. The nonprofit hosts a film festival with a different theme every month, but for June, all bets are off — any film genre is valid as long as it's short. The only caveat is that the director must be from Florida, and the movie must have been shot in the state. Screening this month are Fernando Guillen's Tabletop Inferno, Daniel Castro's The Blue and White in Miami, Chris Krider's Untitled Nightmare, Josh Freedman's The Queen's Jewels, Guillermo Alfonso's Never Too Late, Tyler Council's Egg Belly, Julian Morales' Horizon, and Brandon Reardin's Fish Out of Water. 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, at Silverspot Cinema Downtown, 300 SE Third St., Miami; Tickets cost $15 via Ashley-Anna Aboreden

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami celebrates Pride Month by launching its new series "Under The Electric Tree" at Griffin Park. On Wednesday, local dance company Pioneer Winter Collective uses collected oral histories of "first Prides" to immerse dances in an interactive soundscape. The performance drives the concept of memory and resilience. Apart from the performance, there will be a reveal of the restored public artwork Electric Tree, created by artist Mark Handforth. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m Wednesday, at Griffing Park, NE 123rd Street and West Dixie Highway, North Miami; 305-893-6211; Admission is free with RSVP via Sophia Medina

On Wednesday, Blue Man Group takes the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts for a limited engagement as part of its North American tour. Audiences can expect the group's signature drumming, colorful theatrics, and unmistakable comedy. The performance features original music and custom-made instruments that will wow audiences of all ages. 8 p.m. Wednesday through July 3, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; Tickets cost $35 to $99. Ashley-Anna Aboreden
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Technasia at Mad Club Wynwood: See THursday
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Thursday, June 30

Every week, Pérez Art Museum Miami welcomes guests to enjoy its waterfront terrace as a rotating cast of musicians serenades the crowd. For this week's Thursdays at PAMM, the Flawda Gnatturals are set to perform while attendees imbibe happy-hour specials at the museum's restaurant, Verde. The galleries will also host extended hours, allowing everyone to view exhibits like "Marisol and Warhol Take New York" and the Instagram-friendly installation "Chromosaturation" by Carlos Cruz-Diez. (Note: While the event on the terrace is free, regular admission is required to access the galleries.) 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000; Admission is free. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

On Thursday, Mad Club Wynwood welcomes Parisian producer Technasia for an epic performance at the honeycomb. For 18 years, Technasia has been seamlessly making its way through the world's greatest nightclubs and festivals. The project first thrived as a duo, but since 2010, founder Charles Siegling continued it as a one-man project. Siegling's sound combines emotional melodies with energetic beats usually associated with techno. 11 p.m. Thursday, at Mad Club Wynwood, 55 NE 24 St., Miami; 786-843-7021; Tickets cost $30 to $60 via Sophia Medina

Friday, July 1

Few European, let alone Spanish, actors have been able to transcend borders like Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. The couple is as famous in Spain as it is in Hollywood. Tower Theater honor the pair's filmography with Javier & Penélope Week, a weeklong celebration of what it calls "one of the most charismatic couples in cinema." The series kicks off on Friday with a screening of Loving Pablo and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Other films include Everybody Knows and Jamón, Jamón — all works that star the twosome. Friday through Thursday, July 7, at Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-237-2463; Tickets cost $10 to $12.75. Jose D. Duran

Producer Hoj takes over Do Not Sit on the Furniture on Friday, sharing his deep-house sound with partygoers. During his 20-year career, Hoj has been booked by some of the world's top nightclubs to showcase his own unique style of music, typically known as "Hoj house." His recent works include his collaborative EP with French producer Newman (I Love), The Runaway, and tracks like "Flow" and "Aquarian Song." In 2017, he cofounded the record label Tale and Tone with British producer Lee Burridge, releasing not only his work but that of other artists as well. 10 p.m. Friday, at Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 510-551-5067; Tickets cost $25 to $50 via Sophia Medina
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Free the Whales at Tripping Animals Brewing Co.: See Saturday
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Saturday, July 2

The Indie Craft Bazaar returns to Revolution Live for another artsy day of crafts, DIYs, and handmade keepsakes. Guests are welcome to browse works by more than 75 artists and vendors. To celebrate the weekend spirit, visitors will be plied with discounted mimosas, the better to shop for handmade goodies. Local food vendors will also be on hand, selling baked goods and sweets. Noon Saturday, at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-785-7475; Admission is free. Sophia Medina

If you're the kind of beer lover who enjoys a rare brew, head to Tripping Animals Brewing Co. on Saturday for Free the Whales. The annual beer fest celebrates rare brews (AKA "whales") with over 70 breweries in attendance, including 7th Sun Brewing, J Wakefield Brewing, Obercreek Brewing, and Other Half Brewing. There will be food to pair with those rare suds, from vendors like Ted's Burgers, Lazy Oyster, Off Site, and Meat & Bone. Noon Saturday, at Tripping Animals Brewing Co., 2685 NW 105th Ave., Miami; 305-646-1339; Tickets cost $50 to $100 via Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Beach cleanups don't have to be dull. In fact, sometimes they involve potential mermaid sightings and a tropical party. On Saturday, in honor of World Oceans Day, Debris Free Oceans hosts an Island Cleanup and Mermaid Snorkel Party. After arriving at Pelican Harbor Marina, volunteers will be taken to nearby Morningside Island for a one-hour beach cleanup. Afterward, participants can swim, snorkel, and party with the mermaids of Afro Mermaids, a group that pushes for Black representation, swim safety, and environmentalism. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at Pelican Harbor Marina, 1275 NE 79th St., Miami; Tickets cost $35 via Sophia Medina
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Loco Dice at Club Space: See Sunday
Photo by Gianni Cohen

Sunday, July 3

Music and natural wine make for a perfect pairing. Every Sunday, Tropico Virgo takes over Margot Natural Wine Bar in downtown Miami for a chill music experience to close out the weekend. The brainchild of local nightlife fixtures Patrick Walsh and Terence Tabeau, the party is the perfect balance of Sunday fun without the risk of being unable to make it work on Monday morning. This week's track selectors include MoZi of the Roar 95.3 FM, FIU's college radio station, and Mutant Pete (AKA Patrick Walsh). 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, at Margot Natural Wine Bar, 21 SE Second Ave. #700, Miami; Admission is free. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Loco Dice kicks off the Independence Day festivities at Club Space with a set that'll go into the early hours of the Fourth of July. The renowned electronic music producer will be joined by resident DJ Ms. Mada. Dice is best known for his contribution to the house and tech-house genres. His recent works include tracks such as "Out of Reach," "Detox," and "Positive Vibin'." Dice's sets are known for the way they puzzle and experiment with the listener's moods, as he explores different tempos, melodies, and beats. 11 p.m. Sunday, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; Tickets cost $37.48 to $48.50 via Sophia Medina
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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.
Contact: Jose D. Duran