Things To Do

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

The best time of the week is finally here: the weekend. Miami offers just about every activity this weekend. On the music front, you can catch Korn at The Filmore, Zedd at Bayfront Park, Dada Life at Story, and Victor Manuelle at Hard Rock Live. Reminisce with some old cassettes and support local music at Cassette Store Day 2015 at Gramps or fly a kite at the 23rd-annual Kitober Fest, the largest kiting event in Florida. End your weekend with a family-style prix-fixe dinner Sunday night at The Vagabond. 

Here's a glimpse at what our city has to offer this weekend, so get up and get ready for another memorable, Miami-style weekend.

  • Monster Masquerade at Zoo MiamiRevelers can enjoy an open bar, food, a costume contest, music, and access to Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House. Plus, there’s a rumor that Zoo Miami legend Ron Magill might show up dressed as a vampire.
  • Korn at The Filmore: The godfathers of nu metal, Korn, have had so much fun celebrating their 20th anniversary they've decided to take a victory lap through their 22nd year, playing their debut self-titled album front to back at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
  • Zedd at Bayfront Park: EDM DJs are often accused of not really being musicians, but you certainly couldn't say that about Zedd, the 26-year-old German DJ best known for his hit songs "Clarity" and "Stay the Night." He starting learning piano when he was a tyke, and certainly deserves the title "classically trained." Don't believe it? His iTunes Session EP, released fall 2013, features him doing acoustic covers of his own songs and otherwise showing off his musical prowess.
  • Dada Life at Story: The duo brings a certain rock'n'roll-meets-Dali atmosphere to their live performances, and by that, we mean the energy is massive and nothing seems to make any sense. In short, they put on one helluva party, and you'd be crazy to miss their complete takeover of Story.
  • Hot 105's 30th Anniversary: R&B Groove at the BankUnited Center: From jamming with funk forefathers to helping break New Jack Swing and cofounding legendary '90s R&B label LaFace Records with partner Antonio "L.A." Reid, the man known as Babyface has spent three decades creating and shaping pop music. Now 56, Kenneth Edmonds is working on a new album by Aretha Franklin. And this weekend, he'll be headlining Hot 105's 30th Anniversary: R&B Groove, alongside Anthony Hamilton, Ginuwine, and Dru Hill.
  • Haunted Mansion Halloween Party at Coral Gables Woman's Club: There will be a costume contest, prizes, cash bar, DJ Johnny and many other surprises.
  • Victor Manuelle at Hard Rock Live: If there were one word to describe el Sonero de la Juventud, it would have to be loyal. Víctor Manuelle has been singing the salsa since 1993. And unlike some of his Latin American counterparts who've changed up their style to transition into mainstream pop, the Puerto Rican salsero has remained faithful to his chosen genre for nearly 20 years.
  • Cassette Store Day 2015 at Gramps: This weekend marks the national celebration of cassettes, and Cheap Miami is teaming up with Radio-Active Records and Gramps to celebrate Cassette Store Day 2015. They’re getting together to feature local music and local tapes for just $5 admission, which includes performances from Boytoy, Party Flag, Plastic Pinks, and others. It’s something like the ultimate tape convention with beer and cocktails.
  • Kitober Fest at Haulover Beach Park: The beach’s sky will be filled for the 23rd-annual Kitober Fest, the largest kiting event in Florida, and its organizers are making some big promises. “Expect to see the 100-foot flying squid, 30-foot flying scuba man, 300-square-foot parafoils, 30-foot flying Nemo fish, and more,” the event site boasts.
  • A Family Affair Sunday Night Dinner at the Vagabond: Sunday night family meal at Vagabond will be traditionally untraditional. Unlike the typical fare served at the MiMo eatery, chef Alex Chang will transport diners to a space of comfort, with a series of 4 straightforward, unpretentious meals, served family style. Walk-ins will be welcomed, but reservations are preferred. For reservation inquiries, call 786-409-5635.

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