The best time of the week is finally here — the weekend. The next three days are filled with music, art, and boozy beverages galore. From Coral Gables to Little Havana to South Beach, these are the best places to be until the sun comes up Monday morning.
- New Belgium 25th Anniversary at Boxelder Craft Beer Market: Some people go into quarter-life-crisis mode when they hit age 25. But not New Belgium brewery. The craft beer purveyor is celebrating its quarter-century mark with a series of events across South Florida — and the next one is right around the corner. This Friday, beer lovers can celebrate 25 years of New Belgium brews at Boxelder Craft Beer Market. In honor of New Belgium’s anniversary, the brewery collaborated with five other beer makers, creating various versions of its signature Fat Tire Amber Ale.
Luxury Technology Show at Fontainebleau Miami Beach: The event features companies such as Rolls-Royce, Sony, Bugatti, Hasselblad, Giorgio Armani, Leica, Lexus, Aston Martin, LG, and Bentley. Attendees can also nosh on cocktails and dessert, a real upgrade from the stale pretzels and in-flight beverage service that usually pairs with a wacky showcase of material goods.
- Miami Beach Bruthaz at various locations: The event is open to adults of all sexualities, gender identities, ethnicities, and beliefs, but it does hold true to its roots as an event meant to raise awareness of the yet-increasing HIV/AIDS rate among homosexual minority communities. That means there will be plenty of educational opportunities sprinkled among the mixers and club nights.
- Buyer & Cellar at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre: Created by Jonathan Tolins, the play is inspired by reality, but it's wholeheartedly a work of fiction. And like “Coffee Talk," it pokes fun at Barbra Streisand while also revering the legendary singer and film star. Set in the basement of Streisand's Malibu home, the story follows unemployed actor Alex More as he spends his day working at the personal “mall" created by the Grammy winner to house her various possessions, including dolls and antique clothes.
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- "Daisies" at Coral Gables Art Cinema: Watching the 1966 film Daisies is like diving down a rabbit hole of absurdity, following two young women (both named Marie) as they indulge as much as physically possible and take down the patriarchy. The film is essentially a series of wonderfully silly pranks involving men, clothes, food, and war. A movie as visually bold as this — with gorgeous cinematography, wild shifts in colors, and some of the smartest editing around — deserves to be seen on the big screen. So head to Coral Gables Art Cinema for its After Hours series this Saturday, when the theater will present Janus Films’ 35mm restoration of the film.
- "Beyond the Game: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida" at HistoryMiami: Curated by filmmaker and former New Times writer Gaspar Gonzales, the exhibition tells the tale of the city through film and interviews. It examines locations such as Miami Beach’s 5th Street Gym, Miami Marine Stadium, and Hialeah Park and takes a look at memorabilia and stories of athletes like Muhammed Ali — who spent time here during the Jim Crow era — and local teams like Dan Marino's Miami Dolphins. The exhibit also covers the unique sports of jai-alai and powerboat racing.
- Yoga and Mimosa Sundays at Love Life Wellness Center: First, you’ll get into some yogic flow with Hilary Packin, followed by coconut water and a meet-and-greet at the Mimosa Bar. The libation station will be stocked with champagne, freshly squeezed juices, fruit, and Mason jars. This monthly event is the ultimate destressor. And let’s be real — you need that kind of precursor to a summer Monday spent at the office.