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The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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.
Friday

  • Creative GLUE at the Moore Building: Not your typical networking experience, the event aims to GLUE (Give, Learn, Unite, Evolve) Miami’s entrepreneurs, designers, executives, developers, artists, and organizations and “provide the community with new, exciting events and workshops that empower innovations in South Florida.”
  • Miami Fashion Film Festival at various locations: Celebrating films that explore the many facets of fashion — including the art of creating it, the cultures it references and fosters, and the business of selling it — the fest returns this Monday with a lineup of screenings and special events. 
  • Oktoberfest at Miami Beach Botanical Garden: Beer holidays are the best holidays, and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is celebrating the German tradition with a festive soiree. The event will feature a full beer garden complete with South Florida’s best local brewers. They include Miami Brewing Co., Concrete Beach Brewery, Islamorada Beer Company, Barrel of Monks Brewers, Black Point Brewery, Wynwood Brewing Company, J. Wakefield Brewing, Edukos, and Holy Mackerel. A ticket earns you unlimited suds, so pace yourself.

Saturday

  • ¿Qué Pasa, USA? at A.D. Doug Barnes Park: The '70s were the era of ¿Qué Pasa, USA? — America’s first bilingual comedy and the first sitcom to be produced for PBS. The classic series was also taped live in Miami, so it’s possible that your parents — in bellbottoms and patchouli no less — sat in on some shows. The story is as Miami as it gets, following a Cuban-American family, the Peñas, as they adjust to life in Little Havana. And though the details might be a bit dated, the concept is as relevant as ever. If you’ve never seen the iconic show (and, no, it’s not on Netflix), head to A.D. Barnes Park to watch the top five episodes. In keeping with the theme, attendees will enjoy free Cuban coffee, food, salsa music, mojitos, and other goodies.
  • “The Discipline of Nature: Architect Alfred Browning Parker in Florida” at HistoryMiami: With drawings, photos, furniture, and models, the exhibit celebrates Alfred Browning Parker’s organic, tropical style and environmental sensibilities. Curators Allan Shulman and Randolph C. Henning and former University of Miami architecture dean Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk will hold a conversation at the reception. “As an architect deeply rooted in Florida, Parker designed and built singular works directed by a coherent system of values that directly address issues of place," Shulman says. “The Discipline of Nature” opens Saturday at 6 p.m. and runs through February 12, 2017.

Sunday

  • Dumped Society Auto Show at Miami Marine Stadium: Have you ever considered entering your car in an auto show but were told your ride isn't high-class enough to compete? Here's your chance. The inaugural Dumped Society Auto Show will take place Sunday right on the water at Miami Marine Stadium. Gates will open at 10 a.m. for car owners looking to win awards such as Best Interior, Best Engine Bay, Best Japanese Import, Best German Import, Best Domestic, Best Antique (25 years or older), and Best Overall. Tickets cost $20 to $30 for entering cars in the show, but spectators can tour the cars for free.
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