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The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend
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We're on the verge of the busiest season in Miami, the insanity of late fall and early winter when other Americans come flocking for warmth or high-class art or the craziest party. For now, we're in that lull before the storm. You can enjoy it with comedy from John Mulaney and music from Miami Paradise, Jolt Radio, and the '90s Love Fest, or you can be prepared by getting beefy at the Tone It Up Tour or the South Florida Craft Beer Run. Whatever your fancy, there's enough here to keep you occupied till Monday morning.

John Mulaney at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Even if you don't recognize John Mulaney's name, you'll probably recognize his face. He's been on Broadway, Saturday Night Live, and Netflix with his own special. Or maybe you'll recognize his voice, figuratively and literally. He helped Bill Hader develop the character Stefon on SNL's "Weekend Update" and writes on IFC's Documentary Now, but he's also the mouthpiece for Andrew on Big Mouth. And his standup is pretty funny too. Catch him on his national tour when it stops in downtown Miami this weekend. 7 p.m. Friday, September 29, at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 304-949-6722; Tickets cost $29 to $39.
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Miami Paradise Anniversary at B-Side. Miami is the home of Ultra Music Festival, but it's rare to hear somebody get excited about an electronic artist from the Magic City. Sure, that sort of dirty guy who wears pants that are somehow skinny on the bottom but baggy on top says we should support local music but then freaks out when a DJ from Denmark spins at a nearby club. That's why local curators are so important and why the Miami Paradise Anniversary show is required for anyone who plays EDM as their commuting soundtrack. 10 p.m. Friday, September 29, at B-Side, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; 786-780-2750; Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.

Florida March for Black Women. On September 30, 1919, a mob of white men roamed a town near Elaine, Arkansas, killing hundreds of black men, women, and children in an attempt to thwart an alleged insurrection. On the anniversary of this massacre and following the release of Philando Castile's killer, organizers of the Women's March have planned a March for Racial Justice in Washington, D.C. The Florida March for Black Women is the regional iteration of the event, which hopes to center black trans women because they are so often ignored in struggles for both racial justice and gender equality. 3 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Miami-Dade County Women's Detention Center, 1401 NW Seventh Ave., Miami. Register and donate at Admission is free.

Craft Beer 5K Run at Tank Brewing Company. Even though runners love to celebrate the end of a marathon with a bevy of carbs and suds, no brewery in Miami has thought to host a 5K until now. The Tank Brewing is teaming up with the founder of the Miami Marathon for the Craft Beer 5K Run to benefit Amigos for Kids, a nonprofit working to prevent child abuse, and Live Like Bella, which supports childhood cancer research. While the sweat dries, joggers can enjoy beer from nine local breweries, food, and live music. At the very least, it beats all of your other excuses to binge-drink. 6 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at the Tank Brewing Co., 5100 NW 72nd Ave., Bay A-1, Miami; 786-801-1554; Registration costs $30 to $40.

Wynwood Comic-Con Crawl at El Patio. Nerds have long known it's safer to roam around in a group of other nerds dressed in costumes than alone. Keep Crawling Pub Crawls is taking advantage of this fact and nerds' ongoing desire to engage in cosplay by hosting the Wynwood Comic-Con Crawl. Take a boozy, musical stroll through the arts district while dressed like Storm or Gandalf, and slurp down a beer at each stop after the El Patio meeting point. 4 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at El Patio Wynwood, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; Tickets start at $30.
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