The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

Art Basel Miami Beach is in two weeks. So what the hell do we do with ourselves until then? Fortunately, the city's got us covered the next three days.

Not only does the Miami Book Fair International kick off its massive street fair this weekend, but a few venues are diving into their Basel festivities early.

Art, culture, fun, with a promise of cocktails tying it all together -- just another fabulous Miami weekend.

See also: Book Fair's Weird Florida Panel to Talk Mermaids, Ghost Stories, and Exotic Animals


  • The Swamp: The Book Fair's pop-up lounge keeps rolling with a roster of fun events all day, including Dance from the Tattooed Ballerinas, live music from the Spam Allstars, and an epic literary death match.
  • 4409.72 Miles 9125 Days at Diana Lowenstein Gallery: Celebrate the gallery's 25th anniversary with a reception and their Basel offerings on view.

  • ICA Miami Time Capsule Party at the Moore Building: Bring a personal item for the time capsule -- designed by Miami artist Justin H. Long -- and commemorate the new museum's grand opening with a rooftop garden party (and after party at Gramps!)
  • Writing in Sand at Black Box Theatre: A multidisciplinary stage production directed by Carlos Caballero, with performances by local actresses voicing the Miami migrant experience.


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