Gamer Comic Expo, kicking off Friday and running all weekend, will give videogame enthusiasts the chance to take down some of the biggest Fortnite and League of Legends players around. Also this Friday, John Legend will perform at the culinary spectacle the Taste of SBE. For jerk lovers (the Jamaican seasoning, not mean people), a jerk festival will happen Miramar this Sunday. Close out the weekend with a rockin' show by the Raconteurs at the Fillmore.
Here are the best things to do in Miami this weekend:
Friday, November 8
sbe.com. Tickets cost $215.
Things are about to get wild, weird, and wonderful at the Olympia Theater. Comedian Eric Andre, known for his unique brand of silly and abrasive comedy, will bring the absurdity of The Eric Andre Show to Miami this Friday night. The standup performance will be the latest stop on his Legalize Everything Tour. If you've ever seen the antics of his Adult Swim show, it's natural to be worried about what this man might want to legalize. If you're unfamiliar with Andre, check him out in 2019's live-action The Lion King and the TV program Man Seeking Woman. 8 p.m. Friday at the Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444; olympiatheater.org. Tickets cost $35 to $65.
Saturday, November 9
If you live in South Florida, you know the importance of a well-maintained posterior. The Booty by Brabants session this Saturday morning will give you a chance to work on yours. Head to the 15th-floor pool deck of the W Miami and learn from one of Boston's most sought-after fitness instructors, Kelly Brabants. She'll get you moving in ways you never thought possible. This workout is for a good cause too: All proceeds will benefit Lotus House. 11 a.m. Saturday at W Miami, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $15 via eventbrite.com.
Remember the good old days? No, not the late-20th-century decade you fetishize nostalgically; we're talking about medieval times. This weekend at T.Y. Park in Hollywood, you can throw it way on back at the Camelot Days Medieval Festival. Expect acrobats, live music, games galore, and all kinds of grub to fill your Renaissance festival quota for the year. Just be careful not to plant your face in your phone too much —anachronisms aside, there will be flamethrowers and jousts onsite. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at T.Y. Park, 3300 N Park Rd., Hollywood; 786-332-0047; camelotdays.com. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $4 for kids aged 6 to 12; children under 6 get in free. Admission to T.Y. Park costs $1.50 per person at the gate.
Sunday, November 10
A jerk festival is coming to town. Will Martin Shkreli, the pharma bro himself, be there? How about South Florida's own Roger Stone? Luckily, it's not that kind of jerk festival, but rather one that celebrates the joys of Jamaican cooking. This Sunday in Miramar Regional Park, the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will be loaded with jerk everything: lobster, corn, shrimp, ice cream — you name it. More than 30 vendors will sell goods, and 12 bands are slated to perform throughout the day. 10 a.m. Sunday in Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy., Miami. Tickets cost $30 to $150 via jerkfestival.com.
The band responsible for the mid-2000s rock earworm "Steady, As She Goes" will hit the Fillmore Miami Beach Sunday night. The Raconteurs, one of guitarist Jack White's many projects, will be in town supporting its first LP in ten-plus years. The Detroit-bred foursome responsible for "Salute Your Solution" and "Old Enough" will play cuts from its new album, Help Us Stranger, as well as, yes, "Steady, As She Goes." Psych yourself up for the show by giving the Raconteurs' records another spin or ten. 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $72.50 to $247.50 via livenation.com.
thegroundmiami.com. Tickets cost $25.82 via eventbrite.com.