The Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Brew at the Zoo: See Saturday.EXPAND
Brew at the Zoo: See Saturday.
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Rachel Hollis is one bad-ass mama. The New York Times best-selling author and motivational speaker has helped countless ladies get pumped and find happiness through her classic read, Girl, Wash Your Face. Now she's back with a new book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, and she's venturing to Miami to discuss it at Books & Books. Her new book is a confidence-builder that explores personal and professional lives and the traits needed to succeed. 9 a.m. Thursday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; booksandbooks.com. Tickets cost $20 to $35.

Miami's much-anticipated Time Out Market is set to open Thursday. The 18,000-square-foot food hall will debut at 8 a.m. with 17 eateries, a demo kitchen, and three bars. Though Miami has seen an influx of food halls in the past few years, Time Out is expected to stand out for its elite roster of food stands. Curated by Time Out's editorial team, the lineup includes venerable chef Norman Van Aken's two new concepts, including one that celebrates the chef's love affair with the Florida Keys. Other notable chefs represented are Jeremy Ford, Antonio Bachour, Giorgio Rapicavoli, and Suzy Batlle of Azucar Ice Cream. 1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach; timeoutmarket.com. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Some restaurants open for breakfast at 8 a.m.

It's going to be a movin' couple of days at MDC's Live Arts Lab. Three artists from the Live Arts Lab Alliance (LALA) will bring their original pieces to the masses during two unique evenings of diverse and colorful dance. The pieces you'll enjoy include Ana Mendes' Laborers, which is a space-like view at transformation; Adele Myers' The Stage Show, which navigates the chemistry between performers and their audience; and Rosie Herrera's Tropical Depression, a Caribbean-infused cabaret show. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at MDC's Live Arts Lab, 300 NE Second Ave., Bldg. 1, Miami; mdclivearts.org. Tickets cost $10.

Wanda Sykes: See Thursday.EXPAND
Wanda Sykes: See Thursday.
Derek Wood

So many talented folks have been enriched by our local National YoungArts Foundation. Among them are some stellar photographers. The organization's second annual alumni exhibition dedicated solely to photography opens up on Thursday. The exhibit, curated by YoungArts' VP of Artistic Programs Lisa Leone, is titled "Can we be as brave?" The show boasts works by 13 YoungArts alum and explores themes including family, home, community and self-love. 6:30 p.m. Thursday at National YoungArts Foundation, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Admission is free; RSVP via eventbrite.com.

Wanda Sykes remains everywhere. Perhaps you caught her in last year's Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia With Hate. Or maybe you've seen her on Black-ish and Broad City recently. She's also had a few standup specials in recent years, including 2010's I'ma Be and 2018's What Happened... Ms. Sykes? She's kept it fresh and honest for 30-plus years, and Thursday's gig at the Seminole Hard Rock will certainly be no exception. 8 p.m. Thursday at Hard Rock Event Center, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost $35 to $65 via ticketmaster.com.

On July 19, 1989, a United Airlines flight heading to Chicago's O'Hare airport made an emergency crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa. Of the 296 people onboard, 184 survived. United Flight 232 now owns the Arsht Center stage, telling the survivors' story and capturing the power of the human spirit. Loaded with compassion and grace, this one will definitely move you in ways unimaginable. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and select dates through May 19 at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; arshtcenter.org. Tickets cost $50.

United Flight 232; See Thursday
United Flight 232; See Thursday
Photo by Michael Brosilow


Rolling Loud isn't holding back for its fifth-anniversary spectacle. The mega-music fest, set to pop off at Hard Rock Stadium, will offer quite the lineup over a three-day span. This Friday, Migos, Cardi B, Rick Ross, YG, Lil Yachty, and Rich the Kid will headline. For Saturday, it's Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, and Soulja Boy. And closing things out Sunday are Kid Cudi, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump, and Gucci Mane. Oh, and about a gazillion other artists will perform too. Friday through Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens. Tickets start at $339 via rollingloud.com. Read more about Rolling Loud on page 25.

"Can We Be As Brave?": See Thursday.EXPAND
"Can We Be As Brave?": See Thursday.
YoungArts Foundation


A New Times institution marks a major milestone this week. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Brew at the Zoo will offer more than 100 local, international, and craft beers at Zoo Miami. Participating breweries include Veza Sur, Concrete Beach, and Gulf Stream Brewing, among many others. Local rockers Locos por Juana will perform. Pro tip: If you're bringing amigos to drink with you (and you totally should), snag discounted four-packs of tickets. 7 p.m. Saturday at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami. Tickets cost $25 to $70 via newtimesbrewatthezoo.com and at the gate in limited quantities. Read more about Brew at the Zoo on page 20.

In 2016, Murs set a Guinness World Record by rapping for 24 consecutive hours. He probably won't do that at Gramps this Saturday, but the L.A.-bred hip-hopper does have quite a bit of material to his name. His 15th studio album, A Strange Journey Into the Unimaginable, dropped last year. That title aptly describes any Murs show — loaded with undeniable passion and world-class skills. 8 p.m. Saturday at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; gramps.com. Tickets cost $12 to $15 via ticketfly.com.

Calling all comic-book fans: The first AARLCC-CON: Sci-Fi & Comic Convention is set to happen this Saturday. "AARLCC" stands for the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, and there will be opportunities aplenty for African-American writers and illustrators, including workshops and networking opportunities, among other activities. For the average comic-book fan, there will be grub, autograph signings, and, yes, a cosplay contest, so get dressed up! 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free; RSVP via eventbrite.com.

The acclaimed, boundary-pushing art space Dimensions Variable is back in a new location. To celebrate its fresh space, DV will open three exhibitions this Saturday: Juan Pablo Garza's "Arenas y Arenas y Arenas," Luz Carabano's "Ni Aquí, Ni Allá," and Gustavo Matamoros' "Untitled: Social Commentary." Since its humble beginnings in 2009, Dimensions Variable has been a local hot spot for contemporary art. And it appears it's keeping that vibe going with this new chapter. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Dimensions Variable, 101 NW 79th St., Miami; dimensionsvariable.net. Admission is free.

Murs: See Saturday.
Murs: See Saturday.
Strange Music


Remember B2K? Sure, you do — it's the R&B boy band composed of Omarion, J-Boog, Raz-B, and Lil Fizz that owned the airwaves in the late '90s and early '00s. Well, B2K is back for a reunion. The Millennium Tour will hit the American Airlines Arena, and you can count on all the classics, from "Uh Huh" to "Gots ta Be" to "Bump, Bump, Bump." 7 p.m. Sunday at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $79.50 to $329.50 via ticketmaster.com.

Sunday is Mother's Day. Have you gotten anything for your awesome mom? If not, a ticket to the sixth-annual Mother's Day Experience will suffice. Headlining the love-fest are soulster Anthony Hamilton (of "Comin' From Where I'm From" and "Charlene" fame) and singer/actress Tamar Braxton. 7 p.m. Sunday at James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; jlkc.com. Tickets cost $50 to $200. For more Mother's Day events, see page 18.


For a limited time, all Dunkin' Donuts shops in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties are offering 49-cent espresso shots daily from 3 to 5 p.m. The hours are a nod to Miami's famous area code (because 305 till you die), and the offer is good through May 28. There's one catch: You won't find Dunkencito Time on the menu, nor will there be signs to remind you of this glorious two-hour window. That's because it's a secret offering. To get in on the deal, simply mention the offer at the register and — presto! — it's Dunkencito Time. 3 to 5 p.m. daily through Tuesday, May 28, at Dunkin' Donuts stores throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties. Visit dunkindonuts.com for locations.


It's time to bring your best stories about motherhood to the table. The Moth Story Slam is keeping Mother's Day rolling well into the next week with a Mama Rules story session. Participating guests are encouraged to bring a five-minute story about a mother to relate to the crowd. Of course, you can just listen to the stories too. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; olympiatheater.org. Tickets cost $17.25.

Rolling Loud: See Friday.
Rolling Loud: See Friday.
Amadeus McCaskill


Since taking home the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for best play, Doubt has been produced by plenty of theater companies. Now Actors' Playhouse is taking a turn, and based on its track record, this production should be solid. If you're looking for suspicion, drama, and a provocative journey, go ahead and get your ticket. 8 p.m. Wednesday and select shows through June 9 at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; actorsplayhouse.org. Tickets cost $34 to $40.

Are you a superfan of The Office? Do you know all of Angela's cats by name? Did you cry at Jim and Pam's wedding? Well, smarty pants, put that knowledge to the test. Growler USA's Wynwood location, in conjunction with TriviaTainment, will host The Office Trivia this Wednesday evening. It's totally free to participate, but guests are asked to register first. And, yes, there will be prizes! 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Growler USA Wynwood, 337 NW 25th St., Miami. Admission is free; register via eventbrite.com.

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