Things To Do

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

The best time of the week is finally here — the weekend — and Miami offers just about every activity. It’s three days of a festive cacophony of music, art, and frosty libations. This weekend marks New Times' seventh-annual Brew at the Zoo, Miami's largest beer festival. Catch Grammy-winning hip-hop band Arrested Development at the suds-filled soiree too.
  • Concrete Beach Dinner Pairing at Books & Books The Wynwood-based brewery, which opened its physical location in 2014, will offer free beer samples, as well as bottles of its Stiltsville pilsner and Rica wheat IPA. The event also features a food pairing that matches Concrete Beach brews with items from the Café at Books & Books menu.
  • A Special Day at Colony Theatre: The latest play from Miami New Drama uses few props and minimal furniture, which forces audiences to suspend disbelief. "It shows how the stage is a place of infinite imagination and possibilities," says Michel Hausmann, artistic director and cofounder of the theater troupe. 
  • Rolling Loud at Mana WynwoodPresented by Dope Entertainment, expect performances by Future, Young Thug, Lil B, Curren$y, Kodak Black, Robb Banks, Yung Simmie, and others. 
  • Brew at the Zoo at Zoo MiamiBreak out the beer goggles and silly hats, because it's time to party with the animals at New Times' seventh-annual Brew at the Zoo. Miami's largest beer festival (and the only one that features guest appearances by zoo creatures), offers unlimited samplings of more than 100 of the best local and international beers. More than 4,000 beer lovers from across South Florida are expected to attend the festivities, which run from 8 to 11 p.m. 
  • Lip Service at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle TheatreFrom wide-reaching tales of crime and corruption to wacky "Florida Man" mishaps, greater stories can't be found anyplace else. That's what makes Lip Service, Miami's long-running live storytelling event now hosted by Miami Book Fair International, different from similar performances in other cities. 
  • One Epic Summer Pool Party at Epic, a Kimpton Hotel: Party with Chris Valencia, Damaged Goods, Dave Sol, DJ Michelle Pooch, DJ Miguel G, DJ Radamas, DJ Ruen, DJ SNDMN, Grim, Jessica Who, Mike Russ, Paul E, Patrick M & Armand Pena B2B, and special guest David Tort.
  • Arrested Development at Zoo MiamiNew Times is proud to announce the seventh-annual Brew at the Zoo, going down this Saturday at Zoo Miami. Sample beer and spirits from around the world, eat great food, and enjoy live entertainment from two-time Grammy-winning hip-hop band Arrested Development at the wildest place in Dade.

  • Mother’s Day High Tea at Madi’s Tea Garden Tea Room at Madi's Tea Garden Tea RoomIf anyone deserves to be treated like a princess this Mother's Day, it's your mom. So book a table at Madi's Tea Garden Tea Room for this Sunday's Mother's Day High Tea. The traditional tea room offers a special menu of roast turkey and summer squash casserole alongside high-tea staples such as scones and finger sandwiches. It all takes place in a room with ladies' hats hung on the wall, where the tables have tablecloths and doilies.
  • The Havana Nights Film Series at the Wolfsonian-FIUThe evening begins with a guided tour of the Wolf's new exhibit, "Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction." After a survey of photos, posters, and items of propaganda depicting Cuba as a tropical paradise, creating a flood of American tourists to the island from the 1920s to 1950s, the experience continues to the Cinematheque across the street. There, Week-End in Havana, a 1941 musical romance starring Carmen Miranda, will screen.
  • Iberia at North Beach BandshellPronounced "ee-bay-ee," these actual twinsies are conjuring musical madness at the interstellar intersection of organic history and futuristic funk. The sisters draw from a myriad of influences, reaching into their colorful roots to merge English, French, and Yoruban (that means "of the people" in southwestern Nigeria) sounds, rhythms, instrumentations, and stylings. 

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