Things To Do

The 12 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

"Lady Pink: Graffiti HERstory": See Sunday
"Lady Pink: Graffiti HERstory": See Sunday Photo courtesy of Museum of Graffiti
click to enlarge Role & Role: See Thursday - PHOTO COURTESY OF CENTRO CULTURAL ESPAÑOL DE COOPERACIÓN IBEROAMERICANA
Role & Role: See Thursday
Photo courtesy of Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana

Thursday, March 18

In honor of Women's History Month, nonprofit art space Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana will virtually screen the documentary Role & Role, free of charge. The film, directed by Spanish director, writer, and actress Chus Gutiérrez, centers on the female role model and ponders how the media's portrayal of women can help or hinder the pursuit of women's equality. The documentary is in Spanish with English subtitles. 9 a.m. Thursday through midnight Friday; ccemiami.org. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Olivia McAuley

Pile into the car and take your family on a prehistoric journey at Dinosaur Adventure on the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds. You'll drive through an experience filled with 80 life-size dinosaurs, including a 40-foot T. rex, 30-foot brachiosaurus, as well as triceratops and velociraptors. Learn more about each dinosaur species and recent scientific discoveries as you watch them from your car windows. For kids, optional adventure packs filled with dino-themed goodies are available for purchase. Through Sunday, March 21, at the Miami-Dade County Fairground, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; dinosauradventure.com. Tickets cost $49 to $129 per vehicle. Suzannah Friscia

click to enlarge Marvin Dixon: See Friday - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GLASSHOUSE COMEDY EXPERIENCE
Marvin Dixon: See Friday
Photo courtesy of the GlassHouse Comedy Experience

Friday, March 19

HBO Def Comedy Jam alum Marvin Dixon will headline at the GlassHouse Comedy Experience at the Historic Lyric Theater on Friday, alongside opener Kitchen (AKA FatandFunny) and featured comic K. Dubb. Dixon's performance marks the long-awaited return of the 305 native, who now lives in Atlanta. The event, known for its no-holds-barred approach to comedic performances, welcomes to its stage up-and-coming comics along with established veterans. 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW Second Ave., Miami; 786-708-4610; bahlt.org; Tickets cost $17.55 to $35 via eventbrite.com. Olivia McAuley

Local band Xperimento has played with the likes of Prince and Ricky Martin, performed at Super Bowl LIV, and been nominated for three Latin Grammys for its self-produced EP Diferente. On Thursday, the band's five members, who hail from Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, and Venezuela, will bring their signature blend of global musical influences to the Arsht Center's Live on the Plaza series. Prepare to fill your ears with the rhythms of Latin, reggae, urban, cumbia, and soul. 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. Tickets cost $15 to $60. Suzannah Friscia

Saturday, March 20

The Black Ladies Brunch Collective and O, Miami host an intimate workshop experience this Saturday, with "Putting the O! in O, Miami," a poetry workshop on the erotic. Facilitated by authors Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Tafisha A. Edwards, Katy Richey, and Saida Agostini, the virtual event centers on Black womanhood, sexuality, and pleasure, inviting participants to take part in literary exercises and interactive activities to honor Black feminine sexuality. 3 p.m. Saturday; omiami.org. Register and donate what you can via eventbrite.com. Olivia McAuley

Activist, organizer, and artist Bree Newsome became a household name in June 2015 when, in the wake of the murder of nine Black parishioners at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, she went to the South Carolina statehouse, climbed the 30-foot flagpole, and pulled down the Confederate flag in protest. She was arrested, but soon after the incident, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill permanently removing the flag. The ACLU of Florida hosts Newsome at a special online event, where she'll discuss topics like civil disobedience, the relationship between activism and art, and her work in the fight against racial injustice and discrimination. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday; aclufl.org. Admission is free with RSVP. Suzannah Friscia

Singer-songwriter Yoli Mayor, whom you might recognize from her run on America's Got Talent, will bring her vocal talents to the garden at Smart Bites to Go for an evening performance. Bring a blanket and enjoy a healthy organic meal under the stars as you listen to the stylings of the alternative R&B and soul artist, who will soon self-release her first EP. Facemasks and social distancing will be strictly enforced. 7 to 10 p.m. at Smart Bites to Go, 791 NW 20th St., Miami; 305-894-6325; smartbitestogo.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Suzannah Friscia

click to enlarge "Lady Pink: Graffiti HERstory": See Sunday - PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI
"Lady Pink: Graffiti HERstory": See Sunday
Photo courtesy of Museum of Graffiti

Sunday, March 21

Graffiti artist Lady Pink started painting on New York City subway trains as a teen in the 1970s, participated in her first gallery show in the Bronx while she was still in high school, and had her first solo show at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia at age 21. She made a name for herself in the male-dominated world of graffiti, bringing themes of activism and female empowerment into her art. The Museum of Graffiti looks at the artist's singular career with "Lady Pink: Graffiti HERstory," a solo exhibit of her work on canvas and paper, plus photographs. In addition to showcasing milestones from her career, the show also features Pink's portraits celebrating some of her mentors from the graffiti movement. Through May 20, at the Museum of Graffiti, 299 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-580-4678; museumofgraffiti.com. Tickets cost $16. Suzannah Friscia

Led by Rick Moon, Tiki Flores will play rock 'n' roll covers from across the decades at Gramps on Sunday. Brian Tate, Giorgio Cesaroni, Alejandro Elizondo, and guest drummer Richard Hargett round out the supergroup. Oly Vargas hosts the free event and will be spinning vinyl records interchangeably with Lilian Banderas, whose collection leans toward cool country sounds. While you enjoy the music, sip craft cocktails from the bar and enjoy a slice from Pizza Tropical. 3 p.m. Sunday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; gramps.com. Admission is free. Olivia McAuley

Monday, March 22

Start your week mindfully with a Monday Meditation at Modern OM Bungalow. Sri Sudarshan, founder of Skylight Yoga, will guide you to observe your mind and the many waves of thought that stir up tension — from memories of the past to anticipation for the future. As you learn to watch the thoughts pass by, you'll experience the sense of calm and freedom that meditation has to offer. You might just leave feeling readier than ever to conquer whatever the week has in store. 7 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, at Modern OM, 5020 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-617-5056; modernom.co. Tickets cost $20 via eventbrite.com. Suzannah Friscia

click to enlarge Perel: See Tuesday - PHOTO BY NORA HEINISCH
Perel: See Tuesday
Photo by Nora Heinisch

Tuesday, March 23

How can we turn art into activism? Join playwrights Georgina Escobar, Nathan Yungerberg, and Madeline Sayet this Friday evening for a panel discussion dubbed "ARTiculatingClimate: Three Playwrights on the Climate Crisis" to find out how they approach environmental justice through theater. All three panelists were part of the Climate Change Theatre Action 2019, a global series with a mission to spark debate about climate issues. The roundtable discussion, moderated by Chantal Bilodeau of the Arctic Cycle, is presented at no charge by Live Arts Miami, Miami Book Fair, and ARTiculatingClimate. 6 p.m. Tuesday; liveartsmiami.org. Admission is free with RSVP. Olivia McAuley

German electronic artist Perel headlines ATV Records on Tuesday, showering partygoers with the cosmic disco-meets-techno delights that she's known for. The artist is currently signed to James Murphy's seminal dance-punk label DFA Records and has performed internationally as a live act and DJ after coming up through Berlin's underground club scene. The event will also feature local DJs Jan Anthony, Milo Ziro, and resident Patrick Walsh, who'll kick off the festivities. 6 p.m. Tuesday, at ATV Records, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; atvrecords.com. Tickets cost $22.50 to $50 via ra.co. Olivia McAuley

Wednesday, March 24

As part of the Bass Museum's Small Talk Series, the artist and filmmaker Dara Friedman will join executive director and chief curator Silvia Karman Cubiñá for an informal conversation about her career and her work on view at the Bass. The German-born Friedman, who's currently working in Miami, has a structural film and dance background and draws from the everyday to find raw material for her film and video art. 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; thebass.org. Admission is free with RSVP. Suzannah Friscia

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Suzannah Friscia is a freelance arts and culture journalist based in Miami. She has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Dance Magazine, Pointe, and other publications and earned a master's degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.
Contact: Suzannah Friscia
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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