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The 15 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Taking Back Sunday: See Friday.
Taking Back Sunday: See Friday. Photo by Natalie Escobedo
click to enlarge Taking Back Sunday: See Friday. - PHOTO BY NATALIE ESCOBEDO
Taking Back Sunday: See Friday.
Photo by Natalie Escobedo

Thursday, October 10

Your favorite women's soccer star is set to hit the U for a chat. World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe will sit down for an intimate moderated chat at the University of Miami's Shalala Student Center to dish on life, her keys to success, and world domination. The event is open to CaneCard-carrying UM students only, so if you or someone you know fits that bill, get moving! 5 p.m. Thursday at Shalala Student Center, 1330 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Admission is free to University of Miami students with registration via

Friday, October 11

11:11 is a lucky time of day. And a lot of folks' dreams will come true when Maluma's 11:11 World Tour makes a stop at the AA Arena this Friday. The Medellín-bred reggaetonero had quite the 2018, when he took home the Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for F.A.M.E. With a slew of tour dates that have taken him around the world in 2019 and a collaboration with Madonna, this year hasn't been too shabby either. 8 p.m. Friday at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Tickets cost $61 to $181.

It's time for another Irie Weekend, hosted by Miami's own DJ Irie. Events will happen throughout the city, so you never know who will show up and where. We do know that Jaden Smith will perform at LIV Friday evening during a party hosted by Irie himself, with support from Crespo. We're guessing you'll hear Smith's "Ghost" and "Summertime in Paris" at an absolute minimum. 11 p.m. Friday at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $40 via

Taking Back Sunday turns 20 years old this year. To celebrate, the beloved rock band will play its debut album, Tell All Your Friends, in its entirety Friday evening. At the end of the set, the band will flip a specially branded coin and play either Where You Want to Be or Louder the following night. Oh, the suspense! 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Tickets cost $32.

"Let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose!" You know that famous line from the classic 1988 Tim Burton flick, Beetlejuice. Friday evening, enjoy the flick on a giant inflatable screen at Oleta River Outdoor Center for just ten bucks. If you want to float around while you watch it or stay stationed on land, that's up to you. If you do want to float, be sure to bring your own flotation device. 8 p.m. Friday at Oleta River Outdoor Center, 3400 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach. Tickets cost $10 via

If you've been waiting to get a new tattoo, here's your chance. Get Inked Miami, a three-day tattoo, music, art, and entertainment extravaganza, is set to kick off Friday at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Aside from tattoo artists galore ready to leave their stellar mark on you, there will be tattoo contests and quirky elements such as LED robots, belly dancers, and fire-breathers. Friday through Sunday at Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $20 to $45 via

Nu Deco Ensemble: See Friday. - PHOTO BY ALEX MARKOW
Nu Deco Ensemble: See Friday.
Photo by Alex Markow

Nu Deco Ensemble is set to launch its fifth season with a new home at the Citadel. The season will kick off in style with a very special guest: Wyclef Jean. The Grammy-winning artist will join the ensemble for concerts Friday and Saturday night. The Saturday show is already sold out, so grab Friday tickets before they're gone. Darcy James Argue, Jessie Montgomery, and others are also slated to perform. 8 p.m. Friday at the Citadel, 8300 NE Second Ave., Miami; Tickets cost $60 to $90.

Saturday, October 12

There are dark comedies, and then there's The King of Comedy. The 1982 film starring Robert De Niro as Rupert Rupkin and Jerry Lewis as Jerry Langford is truly an emotional roller coaster with an underlying focus on celebrity-obsessed culture. It's also Martin Scorsese at his absolute best. Catch it late Saturday night during a special showing at Gables Cinema. 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; Tickets cost $8.

If you dig indie rock, electronica, and everything in between, you'll totally dig Kalabrese. Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, the DJ (whose real name is Sacha Winkler) is a mainstay on the European scene. Always pushing the envelope and delivering a fiery experience, he'll make his Floyd Miami debut this Saturday, so show him some love. 11 p.m. Saturday at Floyd Miami, 34 NE 11 St., Miami. Tickets cost $10 to $30 via

Sure, you can catch a show by New World Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Daniil Trifonov inside the New World Center. But for outdoorsy folks, you can catch a live simulcast of the show right outside the venue, blasted on a massive wall — for free! Locally, this is known as a Wallcast concert, and the one set for this Saturday in SoundScape Park will mark a couple of cool milestones: It's the 100th one and the first in 4K high-def resolution. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at SoundScape Park, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; Admission is free.

click to enlarge Built to Spill: See Saturday. - PHOTO BY ISABELA GEORGETTI
Built to Spill: See Saturday.
Photo by Isabela Georgetti

The Boise, Idaho indie-rock band Built to Spill has delivered eight albums over the past two-plus decades. If you've never experienced the energetic, Doug Martsch-led collective live, head to Culture Room this Saturday night. The gig and tour mark the 20th anniversary of the band's classic LP, Keep It Like a Secret, so give it a spin before the show. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; Tickets cost $25.

Sunday, October 13

South Florida hosts plenty of queer pride events year-round, from Wigwood to Stonewall Pride. Now it's Hialeah's turn. Last year's Hialeah Pride attracted more than 6,000 people, and more are expected this year as the fest celebrates its "One Love" theme. Among the special guests is Desmond Child, this year's Hialeah Pride padrino. Plus, Julio Iglesias Jr. will perform. 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hialeah Park, 2200 E. Fourth Ave., Hialeah; General admission is free, and VIP tickets cost up to $75.

Monday, October 14

Mondays can be such a drag. Turn the day around with Drag Mondays at Kill Your Idol. SKOT and DJ Zehno provide the tunes, and resident divas the Eye Dolls perform at this weekly happening. Plus, there are always guest performers. Happy hour offers half-priced drinks from 8 to 10, and enjoy $2 PBRs, $2 Jell-O shots, and $3 Cosmo shots all night. 10 p.m. Monday at Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; Admission is free.

Tuesday, October 15

Each third Tuesday of the month, Beat Culture brewery hosts its trivia evening, when top performers get prizes, free beer, and comped bar tabs. For all you larger trivia teams, there is no team size limit at this one. So whether you're looking to school opponents at a new trivia night or hoping to get in the game, bring the whole nerd gang. 7 p.m. Tuesday at Beat Culture Brewery, 7250 NW 11th St., Miami; Admission is free.

Wednesday, October 16

If you haven't been to an I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A. event yet, shame on you! For this month's gathering of filmmakers, actors, and cinephiles, there's a spooky premise spotlighting the best horror short films produced in South Florida. If this doesn't get you in the Halloween spirit, what will? 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Silverspot Cinema, 300 SE Third St., #100, Miami. Tickets cost $13 via

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Jesse Scott is a Fort Lauderdale-based contributor for Miami New Times covering culture, food, travel, and entertainment in South Florida and beyond. His work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, and his hometown newspaper, the Free Lance-Star, among others.