Get ready for another Miami-style weekend!
Get ready for another Miami-style weekend!
Ian Witlen

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 Above & Beyond at Story, Joey Bada$$ at Revolution, Rob Thomas at Hard Rock Live, and Ricky Martin at American Airlines Arena. Locust Projects is celebrating its 13th-annual Smash & Grab fundraiser where participants buzz with anticipation as their names are called for the raffle. End your weekend with a fashion happy hour at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. 

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.

The men behind Above & Beyond
The men behind Above & Beyond
Photo Courtesy of the Artist


  • Spooky Adventures at Gold Coast Railroad Museum: Light up the night with Frost Science! Join the museum's "Magic Science" outreach program in conducting colorful experiments once night falls. Admission is $10.
  • Above & Beyond at Story: The band is nearing the end of an international tour in support of recent album, this year's We Are All We Need.
  • Joey Bada$$ at Revolution: Twenty-year-old Brooklyn rap traditionalist Joey Bada$$ joins a clutch of young, like-minded New York MCs and buzzing Floridian Denzel Curry onstage at Revolution on Friday as part of Bada$$'s World Domination tour.
  • Rob Thomas at Hard Rock Live: Unlike many who try, Rob Thomas has achieved substantial solo success while maintaining his day job at the helm of Matchbox Twenty, the Orlando ensemble that launched his career. In the world of rock, that's something of an anomaly.
  • Tab Benoit at Culture Room: Baton Rouge-based guitarist Tab Benoit is an artist for whom geographical context is everything. As a solo performer and songwriter, Benoit has specialized in just the kind of swampy picking and throaty, rough-around-the-edges singing you would associate with his home turf, Louisiana.
Dizzy Wright
Dizzy Wright
Photo by Tommy Garcia


  • Smash & Grab at Locust Projects: One part raffle, one part kickin’ party, Locust Projects celebrates its 13th-annual Smash & Grab fundraiser. South Florida art collectors will convene at Locust Projects’ Design District gallery space for a slice of the action on October 24 where participants buzz with anticipation as their names are called for the raffle, inspiring a race for work from some of the top artists working today. This event, one of Locust Projects’ the organization’s innovative exhibitions and programs for the coming season.
  • Funk Volume 2015 Tour at Revolution: Rapper Dizzy Wright is originally from Flint, Michigan, but he has called Vegas home since the age of four. He's signed to Hopsin's Funk Volume. He's on an endless smoked-out tour of the world.
  • United States of Bass at Gramps: Beats, booze, booties, and a whole lot of bass. That's the stuff that put Miami music on the map, and that's what you'll get a face full of Saturday at Red Bull Music Academy's United States of Bass. If you have any love for your city, you'll shed your self-respect on the dance floor for the best names bass has to offer.
  • Quantic at Coyo: Quantic, aka Will Holland, will be playing an intimate crowd tonight at Coyo. He's a British born Musician, Producer & DJ making Soul, Electronic & Latin Music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Carribean. Holland records and mixes from his own Sonido del Valle studio where he utilises a range of vintage studio equipment, working as part sound engineer, musician and producer to procure a rich and original sound. 
  • Ricky Martin at American Airlines Arena: After moderate success with his first two solo albums, and a stint in Broadway's Les Misérables, the Puerto Rican poster boy let loose in 1995 with A Medio Vivir. The record showed Martin experimenting with a hard rock edge in addition to traditional Latin rhythms like flamenco and cumbia. But it was nothing like Ricky Martin, his first English-language album, which featured the catchy, albeit bubble-gum, anthem "Livin' La Vida Loca" and the ballad "She's All I Ever Had."
See Saturday: United States of Bass
See Saturday: United States of Bass
Photo by David Cabrera / Red Bull Content Pool


  • Fashion Happy Hour at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club: Fashion Happy Hour will host its monthly mixer of local vendors, fashion bloggers, and industry pros. Fashion photographer, designer, and blogger Angeles Almuna will play hostess with the mostest, while DJ duo Lightning and Production Miami command the sound waves for the night, followed by a live performance by JukeBox Heroes.
  • Big Freedia at Revolution: No one's got a thang on bounce music's queen diva, NoLa's own Late-Night Creepa, Big Freedia. A gay male-born Freddie Ross who "answer[s] to either 'he' or 'she," Freedia may not be the original, but she and her raw dance crew have become global ambassadors of bounce, bringing the New Orleans-bred brand of party rap to clubs on every continent. And this week, she's returning to South Florida for a real twerk throwdown.

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