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. The inaugural Raddest Craft Fair at the Wynwood Yard launches Saturday, with 12 independent craft-makers.
- 64th Annual Florida Folk Festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will feature music, food, jam sessions, workshops, and shopping to pay tribute to Florida’s land, people, and diverse cultural heritage.
Viernes Culturales at Maximo Gomez Domino Park: Visit Little Havana the last Friday of the month and you’ll find yourself transported by a rhythmic,
cafecito-fueled spectacle reminiscent of the tropical carnival processions of Cuba’s golden age.
TAS' Summer Movie Nite at Tropical Audubon Society: Come through Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a special edition of TAS' Summer Movie Nite, presenting the fast-paced, entertaining, and educational 56-minute documentary The Unseen Everglades. Journey with author and adventurer Charles J. Kropke as he explores hundreds of miles of
ecosystemand gets to know the humans, flora, and fauna of the Everglades.
- The Raddest Craft Fair at the Wynwood Yard: The Prism Music Group is stepping up its game by presenting the inaugural Raddest Craft Fair at the Wynwood Yard. At least 12 independent craft-makers — including those skilled in woodworking, calligraphy, and flower-crown creation — will offer workshops for anyone with a creative spirit who wants to work with their hands. Each activity costs a different amount, from the free build-your-own cards from OpenCardNow to the $40 soap-making class by KatKat Soaps.
- Miami Beach Kundalini Yoga Festival at North Beach Bandshell: Namaste your way into the weekend with the inaugural Miami Beach Kundalini Yoga Festival. Two downward-dog-filled days will celebrate all things Kundalini, which is a practice known to improve one’s physical strength and flexibility as well as one’s nervous and glandular systems. The word itself means "awareness" or "hidden potential of that awareness." During Miami Beach’s first festival, yogis will unlock their individual greatness through guided techniques and teachings.
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- Colombia vs Haiti at Marlins Park: Miami is home to a huge number of nationals from both countries, a fact addressed by Henry Cardenas, president and CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), the group organizing the event. "We know that in Miami, the soccer communities of both Haiti and Colombia are enormous,” he said in a news release, “and we are delighted to be able to bring them this exciting match.” This will be the fifth meeting between the teams; their last matchup ended in a 2-0 Colombia victory in February 2009.
- Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair at Little Haiti Cultural Center: A program of Miami Book Fair International, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, meet writers from the islands, listen to readings in both English and Kreyol, dig into traditional island dishes, and witness Haitian dance.
- Caribbean Artistic and Cultural Events for the Community's May Gala Concert at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: This Sunday, the group Caribbean Artistic and Cultural Events for the Community (CACEC) invites people of all backgrounds to enjoy its cultural heritage in the form of song, dance, and togetherness. The May Gala Concert will recognize outstanding members of South Miami-Dade's Caribbean community and entertain with brilliant performances of classical, romantic, and Broadway selections, as well as selective poetry readings and a classical ballet performance.