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The Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Thursday: Jaialai.
Thursday: Jaialai. Photo by Gregorio Acuña


Like the angel she is, Lana Del Rey will soon descend from the musical heavens and land in South Florida. Her stop at the BB&T Center is sure to feature plenty of California-esque nostalgia, pop deliciousness, and a nice dose of summer in the heart of winter. Also expect a healthy mix of peppy tunes from her latest album, Lust for Life. The LP hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last year. 8 p.m. Thursday, February 1, at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Tickets cost $35-120.75.

Nashville foursome Coin is starting 2018 with a bang, launching the band's biggest tour to date. And where does it all kick off? Fort Lauderdale! A rising darling of the indie rock/pop scene, Coin will play such faves as "Run" and "Talk Too Much" while also unloading some all-new material. The new tunes will reportedly result in a new album later this year, so hear 'em while they're hot off the press. 7 p.m. Thursday, February 1, at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; General admission tickets cost $19.

Jai alai is a Miami institution, but maybe going to watch and bet on the live sport in Dania isn't exactly your thing. May we suggest the band Jaialai instead? While the sport of jai alai is often fast as hell and can be a little confusing, the band that adopted its name is chill and transparent. Less than 2 years old and born and bred in Miami, Jaialai released its first EP, When I'm on the Run, last year. It's a groovy departure from stressful times. 7 p.m. Thursday, February 1, at Floyd Miami, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; Free admission with RSVP.

Steve Carell. Dan Aykroyd. Jordan Peele. Tina Fey. What do they have in common? They are alums of the Second City, the Chicago-based improv troupe that has been churning out comedy superstars for nearly 60 years. The crew's traveling show, Look Both Ways Before Talking, hits Aventura Center, promising to feature sketches on every touchy subject imaginable. Odds are you'll catch a star before they make it even bigger. 8 p.m. Thursday, February 1, at Aventura Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; Tickets cost $39.

Perhaps you've seen Golden 305's street art around town, or in his second home of New York City. His signature character, which resembles an amiable ghost mixed with a devil, is impossible not to love. Now Golden has a brand new, solo exhibition, titled "Heart of Gold," hitting the Wyn 317 gallery. An opening reception is going down on Thursday evening, and the artist's always-memorable work will take residence through early March. Thursday, February 1, through March 3 at Wyn 317, 167 NW 25th St., Miami; Free.

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Friday: Wigwood.
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In a world of polarizing, unbearable figureheads, it can be hard to have an adult conversation about real issues. Fortunately, we are guaranteed one when The Making of a Dream author Laura Wides-Muñoz visits Books & Books for a chat on immigration. Joining her are Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez and Maria Rodriguez of the Florida Immigrant Coalition and moderator Tim Paadgett of WLRN. 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; Free admission.

The second annual Wigwood festival isn't any mere drag show. It's a queer revolution. Things kick off on Friday evening at the Miami Scottish Rite Temple, and then hit Gramps in Wynwood on Saturday for an all-day affair. Count on queer performances, DJs, art, and merch galore including Saturday sets from Hairy Bradshaw, Jupiter Velvet, Miss Toto, and Ded Cooter. After you party all day on Saturday, things wind down on Sunday with a barbecue pool party at Freehand Miami. 4 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Wynwood; Tickets cost $20.

Express yourself before you wreck yourself. That could be the motto of Fractal Beach, a three-day celebration that brings together lots of wonderful modes of self-expression. Yoga? There are seshes from sunrise to sunset. Workshops on permaculture? Oh yes. Painting and art installations? You can have a brush with those. And there will be lots of tunes, too. Toubab Krewe, Stylust Beats, and Papadosio are among the nearly 100 acts that will rock the weekend. Friday, February 2, through Sunday, February 4, at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Virginia Key; Single-day general admission starts at $60 with multiday passes available.

What better way to celebrate Groundhog Day, the holiday, than with Groundhog Day, the film? And this isn't any screening. This year marks the 25th birthday of the Bill Murray and Harold Ramis flick. The film hits O Cinema in Wynwood for one glorious showing, a late-night affair at 11:30 p.m. It will be worth the lost shut-eye to experience the film in stunning, newly restored 4K resolution. 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 2, at O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami; Tickets cost $12.

Relationships can come with a lot of difficult conversations about anything from chores to finances to nagging and beyond. Fortunately there is a show coming to town designed to make couples laugh as they learn what relationship goals are and how they can work toward them together. Insta-famous power couple Chicklet & Maleni headline Relationship Goals at Magic City Casino. The evening will be full of interactive surprises designed to make you love and chuckle that much more. 9 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; Tickets cost $20 to $40.

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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.
Liz Tracy has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Refinery29, W, Glamour, and, of course, Miami New Times. She was New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor for three years. Now she plays one mean monster with her 2-year-old son and obsessively watches British mysteries.
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