Seven Best Things to Do This Weekend

Huzzah! The weekend's here. But roh-roh, tonight's also Friday the 13th -- the only one in all of 2011. We're like Michael Scott, the former boss on The Office, who said "I'm not superstitious. I'm just a little stitious." No matter where you fall on the stitious spectrum, make the most of this weekend. Tempt your favorite deity by going out in search of werewolf babies, marauding swamp apes, or that ever elusive lady luck.

Because if you can power through your friggatriskaidekaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th), you'll get to enjoy two mouth magicians, Reggie Watts and Del and the Funky Homosapien, tonight. And with Art Walk and a Patti Smith play, the rest of the weekend proves to be just as inspired. Here are our seven top picks for weekend events. Happy prowling.


  • Reggie Watts: He can sing, he can beatbox, and he makes us laugh. Watts brings his Conan-approved performance to the Miami Light Box's Goldman Warehouse for a second night. Check our review from last night.
  • Del and the Funky Homo Sapien: What's more interesting about this dude -- that's he's Ice T's cousin or that he performs with Gorillaz? Neither. Head out to Chuchill's tonight for this man's West Coast rap.


  • In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play): You're going to get the attention of your city's alternative weekly when you get dramatic about vibrators. But this play is more than just Babes in Toyland. It's a look at how male docs deal with ladies so-called "hysteria."
  • Cowboy Mouth: This play, performed one night in 1971 by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard, has been making rounds in hipsters havens. Miami finally gets its own local production at O Cinema.


  • Greynold's Park Love-In: In the wake of Bin Laden's death, fill that anger void with love with a hippie, peace-loving flashback at Greynold's Park. Music by former members of Jefferson Airplane.
  • Cuban Classical Ballet: Daydream about old Hvanna with Cuban Classical Ballet's Program I-II at Fillmore Miami Beach.

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