Things To Do

The Eight Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Emo Night 305 at the Anderson: See Friday
Emo Night 305 at the Anderson: See Friday Photo courtesy of Emo Night 305

Friday, September 16

Fifteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys performs at Hard Rock Live as part of the Alicia + Keys World Tour. The singer-songwriter will perform works from her latest releases, Keys and Keys II, along with past hits like "No One," "Girl on Fire," and "If I Ain't Got You." During her 26-year career, Keys has sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists. She also is widely recognized for her collaborative anthems such as Usher's "My Boo" and Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind." 8 p.m. Friday, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; Tickets cost $102 to $292 via Sophia Medina

On Friday, the epic bimonthly party Emo Night 305 returns to the Anderson. If your high school playlist consisted of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Taking Back Sunday, this night is tailor-made for you. Partygoers will be treated to a live performance by local pop-punk band Manic Frequency and a set by DJ Genkai — and there'll be karaoke, drink specials, and food available for purchase. 8 p.m. Friday, at the Anderson, 709 NE 79th St., Miami; 786-401-6330; Admission is free. Ashley-Anna Aboreden
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FemAle Brew Fest at Kimpton Goodland Fort Lauderdale: See Saturday
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Saturday, September 17

Crack a cold one at FemAle Brew Fest, a craft beer festival spotlighting the top women brewers in the game. Everyone is welcome to sip and taste an array of beers by Florida breweries, including Angry Chair Brewing, Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, Sideward Brewing, Grand Central Brewhouse, and Orchestrated Minds Brewing. Apart from cold ales, guests will also have the opportunity to explore the artisanal market, featuring a variety of women-owned businesses. DJ LaTrice Perry will be on hand to provide the tunes. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, at Kimpton Goodland Fort Lauderdale, 2900 Riomar St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-908-7301; Tickets cost $45 to $65 via Sophia Medina

Get ready to be hit with the ultimate reality check when Kevin Hart stops at FTX Arena for his latest standup comedy show. The Reality Check Tour is the 43-year-old comedian's first tour in four years. Though Hart got his start in comedy clubs, he skyrocketed to fame after starring in movies and TV shows like Scary Movie 3, Little Fockers, Think Like a Man, and Ride Along. Throughout his 20-plus-year career, he has released five comedy albums, including A Grown Little Man, What Now?, and Laugh at My Pain. In 2017, he launched Laugh Out Loud Productions in partnership with Lionsgate to spotlight some of the world's top comedic talent. 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at FTX Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; Tickets $54.75 to $154.75 via Sophia Medina

On Saturday, Lady Gaga invites her Little Monsters to attend the Chromatica Ball at Hard Rock Stadium. The tour is pushing Gaga's 2020 album, Chromatica, which features the singles "Rain on Me" and "911." She followed that up with a remix album, Dawn of Chromatica, in 2021, with reworks by acts like Mura Masa, A.G. Cook, Lsdxoxo, and Arca. And now, after several delays due to the pandemic, Gaga's devoted fans can finally see her perform material from the album live, along with hits like "Bad Romance," "Telephone," and "The Edge of Glory." 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens; 305-943-8000; Tickets cost $56 to $281 via Sophia Medina

Though Bomba Estéreo has been churning out music since 2005, the band acquired a whole new level of fame when it appeared on Bad Bunny's latest album, Un Verano Sin Ti. On the track "Ojitos Lindos," Benito blends his sound with Simón Mejía and Liliana Saumet's indie-pop aesthetic. With a whole new set of fans, the Colombian duo is currently on tour in support of its 2021 album, Deja. The band lands at the FPL Solar Amphitheater on Saturday, bringing its breezy sound against a backdrop of Biscayne Bay. 8 p.m. Saturday at FPL Solar Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550. Tickets cost $29.50 to $69.50 via Jose D. Duran
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Feel Good Music Fest at Miami Beach Bandshell: See Sunday
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Sunday, September 18

On Sunday, relax and recharge at the Bodhi & Mind Festival at Cauley Square. The free event brings speakers and experts in reiki, astrology, aromatherapy, quantum medicine, numerology, and more for a transformative day. Meditation and yoga classes also will be offered, along with a children's village and local vendors. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Cauley Square, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy., Miami; Admission is free. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Immerse yourself in good vibes at Feel Good Music Fest, an event celebrating the diverse sounds of reggae. The lineup includes host Bachaco, Argentinian reggae legend Bahiano, Jamaican band Inner Circle, and Chilean band Gondwana. The live music doesn't stop there; the festival will feature special performances from Mulato and Gomba Jahbari and DJs Alesouljah and Lance O & Kulcha Shok Crew. Immerse yourself in the mellow-yet-funky music as you watch the sunset. 3 p.m. Sunday, at Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; Tickets cost $49. 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.
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