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 Saturday, Wynwood's monthly art walk returns, bringing together galleries, food trucks, and live entertainment throughout the evening.
Friday
  • Ultimate Miami at Magic City Casino: Part of the casino's Ultimate Miami series of events — which highlights Miami's best artists from realms as diverse as bartending, comedy, and drag queen fierceness — this Friday's edition pits finalists against one another for the title. Expect live performances by freestyle music favorites including Puerto Rican singer George Lamond, "In a Dream" singer/songwriter Rockell, and Collage, whose "I'll Be Loving You" is the black-and-white '90s nostalgia anthem of your pool-hall dreams. The result is a mix of styles and influences you'll find only in Miami.
  • FEAST Miami #7 at Spinello Projects: Instead of experiencing the usual vegan dinner routine, guests will get to sip drinks and dig into five gluten-free sweets made by chef Loren Pulitzer. These mouthwatering munchies will include chocolate mousse parfait and stone fruit cobbler. While eating and imbibing, attendees will learn about five awesome artists and their innovative ideas. Concepts include a ladies' book club, a floating park outside Miami Marine Stadium, and an art-focused program supporting military veterans. Feasters will then get to vote on their favorite project, and grant money will be doled out accordingly.
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts: The reviews of the show so far are as colorful and excited as the music Weird Al writes. His Magic City stop promises much of the same, which includes “three more costume changes than Lady Gaga” and 30-plus years of material. In fact, a Weird Al performance might be the best concert to take someone who's been frozen in carbonite for a long time. With the amount of well-known references in his songs, Yankovic is a cultural historian of sorts. From cavemen to connoisseurs, everyone can benefit from the comedic teachings and goofy wordplay.
  • World Vapor Expo at Miami Beach Convention Center: More than 100 companies, retailers, distributors, and wholesalers will be represented. The first day of the convention is reserved for business-to-business attendees, vendors, and industry professionals, but the rest of the weekend serves the general public. Guests can attend sessions with three industry speakers (from VapeMentors, ShopGlobalVapor, and VonVape.com), discussing issues pertinent to the field, sample new flavors of e-liquids from all over the world, and snag smokin’ deals on the newest and most technologically advanced vaporizers.
Saturday
  • Dominoes With Abuelos at the Wolfsonian-FIUThe museum will host an intergenerational afternoon of gaming for young and old alike. Even if you've never played before, expert abuelos will be there to show you the ropes. And afterward, you and the grands can tour the Wolf's "Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction" exhibit. At the very least, it'll give you something to talk about next time abuelita tries to set you up with her dentist's stepson.
  • Secret Garden Art Walk at the Private Key Club: The entire Secret Garden Art Walk experience will be superimmersive — with projection-mapping shimmering and dancing on the walls while attendees shake it on the floor. Additional musical and visual artists, site-specific performances, and more will take place.
Sunday
  • Lincoln Road Farmers Market at Lincoln Road Mall: You’ll find a spectacular display of fruits, veggies, fresh flowers and plants, bread, honey, jams, and other items that people in other parts of the country have to buy indoors. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Sunday, you can stroll past rows and rows of locals peddling their fresh wares.

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