The Ten Best Things to Do This Weekend in Miami

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Theater, art, and kites: These are just a few of the things that Miami has to offer this weekend. If those things aren't your jam, there's plenty more to choose from. Hear Tony Bennett croon, ogle some boats, or find unusual ways to celebrate Valentine's Day. Whatever it is, enjoy it.

Happy weekend, Miami.

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  • Tony Bennett at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts: The 88-year-old Bennett will lull you to sleep with his smooth, soft vocals (sans Gaga).
  • "Object of My Affection: San Pedro Nos Ve (San Pedro Watches Over Us)" at the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College: The interactive exhibition allows visitors to scan QR codes with their smartphones throughout the exhibition to view recent stories of violence in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
  • Miami International Boat Show at Miami Beach Convention Center: Florida's largest annual event features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe. Wear your pashmina afghan and bring T-Pain.
  • Bonnie & Clyde at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center: Ride to the very end as the Slow Burn Theatre Company kicks off its season with the infamous outlaws.
  • Saturday:

  • Improvised Shakespeare Company at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: What will they perform? It's up to you. Shout out a title and then watch in amazement as Improvised Shakespeare creates an entire story around your random ideas.
  • New Times Music Showcase at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival at Peacock Park: The New Times has scheduled a three-day, main-stage lineup of more than a dozen national and local rock, ska, Latin, blues, funk, and soul bands set to perform.
  • I Love Miami at HistoryMiami:From bachata classes to bilingual storytelling to a photo booth, there will be plenty of Miami-themed entertainment and opportunities for you to serenade the city of your dreams.
  • Sex and the Animals at Zoo Miami: Zoo Miami personality Ron Magill will present an informative and funny slide show on all things sex in the wild.
  • Sunday:

  • Kite Festival at Haulover Beach Park: There'll be paper-kite-building classes, demos, kite-flying competitions, and live music.
  • Ragtime the Musical at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre: This musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the intertwining stories a white, upper-middle class family, an African American couple, and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter.

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