The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Are you sick of hearing about Justin Bieber yet? Unless you're a heartbroken fan or really into schadenfreude, your answer's probably yes. Dude's arrest in Miami has taken over the news cycle of the last day or so.

It didn't have to be this way. Riptide has already explained all the ways Bieber could've avoided getting hauled off to jail. And that's just the beginning. I mean, drag racing? Lame South Beach clubs? Dropping $75k at a strip club? These are hardly the best things to do in Miami.

The following ten things, on the other hand? They're New Times-approved ways to get down this weekend, and they won't land you in a cell next to a Canadian pop star. You can even attend them in a rented Lambo, with a model on your arm, if you have the resources. (But, I mean, don't. It's been done.)


ScreenDance: Thoughtful combinations of choreography and film presented all weekend long. Bonus points if you show up in a unitard.

Talib Kweli: The rapper brings his Gravitas to The Stage.

International Chocolate Festival: Because your New Year's diet is, like, SO three weeks ago.

Miriam: Nora Chipaumire dances in the dark. Springsteen's not involved.

ANR & Jacuzzi Boys: Two of South Florida's biggest local bands co-headline at MOCA.


Disclosure: EDM's most exciting act takes over The Fillmore.

Drink Around the World: The Moore Building transforms into a mini-Epcot, minus the guilt of getting hammered in the presence of children.

Gourmet Garage Sale: Feed your foodie habit, and fund the work of female culinary pros in the process.


Free symphony: Miami Symphony Orchestra performs for free on the lawn in front of the Bass Museum. C'mon, a little real culture won't kill you.

Grammys Viewing Party: Watch music's biggest stars (and weirdest fashions) on the big screen at LMNT.

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