The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

The weekend is finally here. All hail the weekend! There's a lot of great stuff going on in the Magic City this weekend, from chocolate festivals to micro-theater to concerts, fitness and film.

Enjoy your weekend, Miami. You've earned it.

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  • Benoit & Sergio at Trade: The Washington, D.C., duo brings their distinctive EDM to Miami.
  • Wodapalooza at Bayfront Park: Into gyms and fitness? Always up in the gym just workin' on your fitness? Then head to this annual fitness event.
  • Saturday:

  • Miami Jewish Film Festival at Aventura Arts and Culture Center: The festival continues for two weeks at eight venues across South Florida, from Miami Beach Cinematheque, Regal Cinemas South Beach, and Temple Beth Sholom to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. For the festival's 18th year includes 74 films from 20 countries, plus appearances by 50 acclaimed filmmakers and guests, including Nancy Spielberg, Bill Morrison, and Lacey Schwartz
  • South Florida One Minute Play Festival at the Deering Estate: The largest and longest-running short-form theater celebration in the nation, offers plays on local politics, from immigration and government to culture and entertainment.
  • Saturday, continued:

  • Well Strung at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: Four muscled men take to their strings and play classical selections and contemporary hits.
  • The Festival of Chocolate at The Dezer Auto Museum: Programming includes a cocoa couture fashion show Saturday and a cake-decorating competition Sunday. And of course you'll get to eat confections -- sample artisanal truffles, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, ice creams, and other delights from award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers.
  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center: Enjoy this unique showcase of the centuries-old art of ballet paired with global music, modern choreography, and spiritual overtones.
  • Eco Adventures at Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center: The folks at Miami-Dade Parks' Eco Adventures offer an early-morning tour through the ecosystems of Crandon Park. Watch the sun rise from the cozy confines of a kayak.
  • Sunday:

  • Avenue J Music Festival at The Barnacle State Historic Park: Presented by Chabad of the Grove, the festival features Moshav, Distant Cousins, Purdue Avenue, and Lazer Lloyd
  • The Purple Palace at Pinecrest Gardens: Orchestra Miami's family friendly concert features music by Bruce Adolphe, story by Louise Gikow, and conducting by Elaine Rinaldi.
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