The Ten Best Things To Do in Miami This Weekend

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The weekend is finally here, Miami. And, as always, the Magic City offers plenty to keep you entertained. Ultra brings its dizzying thump-thump to town starting on Friday, but if EDM isn't your thing, then there's classical music, literary festivals, modern dance and more.

Enjoy your weekend, you've earned it. 


  • Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park: Three stages and seven days of EDM starts today.
  • Odiesa at Dance Now Miami: The narrative dance tells the physical, spiritual, and emotional journey of 23 Jews fleeing persecution in 1654 Recife, Brazil, and their ultimate settlement in New Amsterdam.
  • CreativeMornings at Canvas: A free monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types that includes a 20-minute talk, fresh brew, and breakfast bites provided by Mad Chiller. 


  • Ariana Grande at American Airlines Arena: Ariana's gonna show you how to graduate. 
  • Escribe Aqui at The Betsy A celebration of Ibero-American authors, Escribe Aqui! (“Write Here”) brings the often-marginalized literary voices of authors to the Miami public to share cross-cultural concepts and ideas. 
  • Spring Has Sprung at Miami Children's Museum:  A spring formal for your little one featuring hors d’oeuvres, DIY Venetian masks, and photo booth to capture all those cute, smiling faces.


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