Here are the best events happening in Miami this weekend.
Miami follows in New York's footsteps in all the wrong ways. Soaring rent prices are just the beginning. But this Friday, Miami will participate in a big-city tradition that it doesn't take advantage of enough: street music. Feel free to wear your headphones if you're averse to buskers, but you really should listen to the wellspring of talent that lives in the 305 during Make Music Miami Day. Friday at 1111 Stage Lincoln Road and Euclid Circle Stage Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; makemusicmiami.org. Admission is free.
Time flies. Case in point: Wisin y Yandel have been around for 21 years. And the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo is going hella strong. This Friday, the two will deliver tunes from their latest (and tenth!) album, Los Campeones del Pueblo: The Big Leagues, at the AA Arena. The album, which dropped late last year, was the group's first LP in nearly six years, so enjoy the new mixed with the classic. 8 p.m. Friday at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets cost $49 to $139 via ticketmaster.com.
Music festivals are big business these days, including in South Florida. But before festivals became corporatized moneymaking machines, there was Woodstock. Fifty years after the three-day celebration of music and free love, the festival is remembered as a beacon of hopefulness in the midst of a tumultuous period of war and racial strife. Beginning Friday, Coral Gables Art Cinema will screen Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation to put that defining '60s moment into context. Friday through Monday and Thursday at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Tickets cost $11.75 via gablescinema.com.
Nicole Dennis-Benn's new book, Patsy, has it all. The tale follows the titular character on her unique journey in obtaining a visa to America from her home of Pennyfield, Jamaica. Along the way, the book touches on sexuality, identity, and a mother-daughter bond. This Friday, Dennis-Benn will chat about her latest masterpiece with fellow novelist and Breath, Eyes, Memory author Edwidge Danticat. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Tickets cost $11.75 via gablescinema.com.
Ready for some MUFF? It stands for the Miami Underground Film Festival, so get your mind out of the gutter. The first edition of the fest, held at Churchill's Pub, was a hit, and now it's back this weekend. More than 20 short films, documentaries, animations, and music videos, as well as live tunes from the likes of TRPL-Z, will keep you entertained all weekend. Saturday and Sunday at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $10 via eventbrite.com.
redlandfruitandspice.com. Admission costs $10.
Depending upon the day (and the traffic), it can be tricky to get to Key West. Fortunately, Miamians are in luck: A bit of the Keys is landing in South Beach. "Look at You, Key West" is a series of colorful images showing off anything and everything that makes Key West sparkle, from tucked-away jack-o'-lanterns to wacky groupings of directional signs. The collection is the brainchild of former Miami Herald editor and Miami-based photographer Maggie Evans Silverstein. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; jmof.fiu.edu. Adult admission costs $12; discounts are available.
Trivia time: What singer is known as "El Sol de México" ("The Sun of Mexico")? Answer: The one and only Luis Miguel. Next year, the Latin-pop icon will celebrate his 50th birthday, and before that happens, he'll rock a show at the AA Arena this Sunday. We'd need about 20 pages to summarize his accomplishments, but let's just say he's released 22 studio albums and won his first Grammy, for his famed "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" duet with Sheena Easton, when he was only 14 years old. 8:30 p.m. Sunday at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets cost $95.95 to $695 via ticketmaster.com.
lulus-icecream.com. Admission is free.
A bike ride that ends with an ice-cold brewski? Cheers! It's time for another Rickenbacker Ride, brought to you by the beer-loving folks at Wynwood Brewing Company. The bike ride will depart from the brewery, head to Key Biscayne, and return over the Rickenbacker Causeway. Paid admission includes branded glassware and a Rickenbacker Pilsner after the race. Proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit Debris Free Oceans, so put the pedal to the metal. 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Wynwood Brewing Company, 565 NW 24th St., Miami. Tickets cost $15 via eventbrite.com.