Rejoice, Miami! Summer's almost over!
In most parts of this country, the end of summer is a real bummer. The weather turns cold, kids grudgingly return to school, and the only thing people have to look forward to is their annual winter vacation to South Florida.
But down here, the end of summer is the beginning of all the action. Just think of all the fun you have to look forward to during the rest of 2013: cooler temperatures, declining humidity, debauched Halloween parties, Art Basel.
Hell, the events of this three-day weekend alone are cause for celebration. From cheering this season's Canes on to their first football victory to showing Robin Thicke what twerking's really all about, here are the ten best things to do this weekend.
Bruno Mars: We heard a rumor that "Locked Out of Heaven" is about sex with Halle Berry. You're one degree closer to Halle Berry, Miami!
Miami Hurricanes vs. FAU: C-A-N-E-S CANES!
Miami Rock Fest: Celebrating 19 years of rocking out, Miami-style.
Reclaimed Paws Happy Hour: A $5 donation to puppies gets you free drinks? Let's all go get adorably smashed.
Pure Imagination Live: Come with me / And you'll be / at Sweat Records for Pure Imagination. B.Y.O. Candy.
Wang Chung: Everybody have fun tonight. That's an order.
Corn Dogs and Peach Pie at Shake Shack: Eat them while they last. It's for 'Murica.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell: They did a little song called "Blurred Lines" this summer. Perhaps you have heard it?
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Das Studio: Music, art, video, photography, booze, all in a spankin' new Design District space.
Average Joe Art Sale: Music by Buffalo Brown, live art by Ruben Ubiera, and a price cap of $500 on all the art? It's a Labor Day Weekend miracle.
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