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The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

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If you're a real Miamian, you're probably thinking that the recent cold snap is practically a winter blizzard. So put on the Floridian's equivalent of winter wear (it's called a sweatshirt) and get yourself ready for the weekend. The city has a lot to offer this weekend, from opera to rock, Shakespeare to Andrew W.K., champagne sipping and more.

Happy weekend, Miami.

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Friday:

  • Bonnie Riot Backbone Release Party at Gramps: Garage-rocking punk troupe Bonnie Riot celebrates the release of their latest album.
  • Sounds of the Times, New Work at New World Center: Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas brings Miami music lovers three world premieres in one production.
  • Shakespeare Miami's The Tempest at The Barnacle Historic State Park: Dueling dukes, abandoned islands, sorcery, romance and revenge, the Bard's iconic The Tempest offers it all.
  • La Nuit en Rose at Matador Room at the Miami Beach Edition:The world's first food and wine festival solely dedicated to rose wine and rose champagne, descends on Miami.
  • Saturday:

  • Billy Joel at American Airlines Arena: The piano man stops into town for one night only.
  • Andrew W.K. at Grand Central: Party hard with weird tweeter Andrew W.K.
  • Amigo Skate Club Cuba Fundraiser at Churchill's Pub: The club, which raises money to send skateboards to Cuba, hosts their annual fundraiser.
  • Sunday:

  • Tigertail's SpeakOut Spoken Word Project at Miami Beach Botanical Garden: Tigertail's SpeakOut Spoken Word Project, gives LGBTQ teens and their allies a place to practice courage, poetry, and freedom of expression. This week, SpeakOut welcomes the award-winning writer Andrea Assaf.
  • Second Annual Super Bowl Party at Tongue & Cheek: The fanciest way possible to enjoy the big game.
  • Florida Grand Opera Free Day at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: The free day features a whole host of hands-on, family-friendly activities, all designed to get kids (and adults) interested in opera.
  • Follow Cultist on Facebook and Twitter @CultistMiami.

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