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The 21 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Friday: Natalia Lafourcade
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Wednesday: Internatonal Yoga Day
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If your pops is into dudely stuff, the Barnacle Historic State Park has a Father's Day-ready celebration for him. Cars & Cigars offers not only classic rides and hand-rolled cigars but also a biergarten, music, and picnic lunches you can either bring or pick up on the spot. It's also kid- and pet-friendly, so newer dads and parents of dogs can also enjoy the holiday at this Coconut Grove park. 11 a.m. Sunday at the Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Miami; 305-442-6866; Admission costs $2.

Tig Notaro is something of a legend. Practically the antithesis of dudebro comedy, her work gained notoriety after Louis C.K. distributed a recording of one of her personal and brilliant performances. Notaro followed that with a standup set in which the cancer survivor performed shirtless, with her double-mastectomy scars visible. Her comedy is far from the shocking or gimmicky kind, however, relying instead on observational humor informed heavily by Notaro's life and delivered with an almost deadpan wryness. And it's hilarious. Catch this comic's standup before binge-watching her show, One Mississippi. 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; Tickets cost $28.50 to 34.50.

Father's Day means the freedom to do Man Stuff. Like drink whiskey. Like cook a pig in a pit after injecting that pig with whiskey. Like drinking whiskey while eating whiskey from a juicy, slow-roasted pig. Even if your dad isn't Ron Swanson, he's sure to appreciate the Father's Day BBQ at the Freehand Hotel, which will offer chef Jimmy Lebron's menu of Johnny Walker-inspired fare to celebrate fatherhood. Because if you really want Dad to know you love him, don't use words; use whiskey. 2 p.m. Sunday at the Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; Admission is free.

Miamians know the best time to hit up the pool is when the thermometer is popping off the charts and beads of sweat gather under their lower lip. With this knowledge in mind, the PLUR Group is taking over the historic midcentury-modern pool at the Vagabond Hotel with the Sol Miami Pool Party. The island-themed bash will feature DJs Dr Esan, Marvelous, and Fergie & Springer, as well as food and bottle service. It's strictly 21 and older, and the dress code is casual brunch or "fashionably chic swimwear," so get your couture statements prepped and ready to get lit Caribbean-style. 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vagabond Hotel, 7301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 561-235-2878; Admission costs $20 to $1,300.

Cuban-American singer Willy Chirino entered the country as part of Operation Pedro Pan, which shipped kids out of Cuba for fear of what Castro and his cronies would do to them. It was in Miami that his crooning career kicked off with songs such as "Yo No Coopero Con La Dictadura." This Father's Day, celebrate with the Grammy-winning papa of six as he touts his new album, Sigo pa' Lante!, in Little Havana. 7 p.m. Sunday at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-547-5414; Admission costs $45 to $125.

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Sunday: Cars & Cigars
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Darkwave duo Black Marble is signed to Seattle's über-hip Hardly Art label, which pretty much guarantees this music is good quality. The electronica act will play Wynwood venue Gramps this week thanks to the keen ear and prowess of Breakeven Booking. Arizona's stripped-down dance twosome Body of Light and Miami power rockers Wastelands will join Black Marble onstage at this 18-and-up show. With all of that good, pounding sound, the range of your emotions will be tested on this memorable night. 9 p.m. Monday at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; Admission costs $12 to $15.


Ruth and Marvin Sackner spent a large part of their lives gathering works of concrete and visual poetry, eventually creating the largest collection of this type of art in the world — and it's based right here in Miami. It will be celebrated at the Concrete Poetry Dinner, a "performative" meal blending food, art, and literature at the Standard in Miami Beach. Whether you're dedicated to the art of cooking, the visual arts, or the written word, there's a plate with your name on it at this shindig. 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Standard, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach;; Admission costs $75 to $95.

Sure, the internet offers just about anything you desire delivered to your front door in hours. Diapers on demand are a dream, but wouldn't you rather buy your radishes locally? Contributing to local businesses helps protect the environment and nurtures your community. Prism Creative group is helping small Miami businesses connect through its Support Local Mixer at Wynwood's Brothers and Brawlers. The focus of this meetup is how to strengthen through collaborations. Local wares, handcrafted drinks, and food will sweeten the deal. 6 p.m. Tuesday at Brothers and Brawlers, 359 NW 28th St., Miami;; Admission is free.


Before WebMD, humankind had to turn to alchemists and snake oil salesmen for medical advice. Not all of their remedies were winners — blood letting, for example — but some have persisted, especially ones that have added benefits like getting you drunk. Concrete Beach is hosting an ode to the wisdom of old with Mystic and Holistic, a night of tarot card readings, crystal healings, and four versions of its Stiltsville brew made with different hops varieties. Hops have been used to treat insomnia, ADHD, and anxiety, and they also make beer delicious. So go ahead — drink to your health. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Concrete Beach Brewery, 325 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-796-2727; Admission is free.

Yes, there's a holiday for every item, activity, and occasion these days. But one worth bending over backward for is International Yoga Day, because unlike International Hot Dog Day (July 19), this one is aimed at uniting the world in a healthy and mindful activity and is recognized by the United Nations. Green Monkey Miami Beach will host a public celebration with a community yoga class inside the New World Center's performance hall to the tune of a curated, fun playlist in honor of the holiday. 7 p.m. Wednesday at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; Admission costs $20.

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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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