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The 18 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Inter Miami CF, Mura Masa, Muhammad Ali, and more can't-miss events in Miami this week.
Maria Bamford brings her comedy rooted in truth to the Parker on Wednesday, February 28.
Maria Bamford brings her comedy rooted in truth to the Parker on Wednesday, February 28. Photo by Robyn von Swank
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Monday, February 26

New York punk band Cumgirl8 stops at Shirley's, the backroom at Gramps, for a set that promises to be both chaotic and catchy. The quartet came together in 2019 and quickly developed a reputation for its boisterous live shows. The collective has also delved into fashion, with Vogue highlighting its collection in 2021 that melded Y2K aesthetics and a DIY sensibility. The band's last release was 2023's Phantasea Pharm, a six-track EP that Pitchfork's Madison Bloom described as "gothic pop and scuzzy dance-punk studded with horny prose." 8 p.m. Monday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; Tickets cost $15 via Jose D. Duran

Tuesday, February 27

Spend your Tuesday night at the Amerant Bank Arena and maybe throw a rat or two for the Florida Panthers to slice. The Panthers go head to head with the Buffalo Sabres as they get deeper into this hockey season, gearing up for the playoffs. The team is currently in good shape, ranked second in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division. Sabres, on the other hand, find themselves near the bottom. After last year's Stanley Cup Finals appearance, here's hoping the Cats can do it all over again. 5 p.m. at Amerant Bank Arena, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-7000; Tickets cost $12 to $731 via Ashley-Anna Aboreden
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Winter Party Festival kicks on on Wednesday, February 28.
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Wednesday, February 28

Every winter, the Winter Party Festival lands in Miami not only to party but to raise funds for the National LGBTQ Task Force and its mission of supporting the LGBTQ community. The weeklong festival starts on Wednesday with a welcome reception at the Royal Palm South Beach. The events continue throughout the week with parties at Nathan's Beach Club, Mad Club, M2, and Oasis Wynwood. It all comes to a climax on Sunday with a beach party right on the sands of Miami Beach. Pack your Speedo, boys; it's going to be a long week. Wednesday through Monday, at various locations; Passes cost $310 to $725; tickets for individual events vary. Sophia Medina

On Wednesday, marketing agency Gluttonomy takes over Maty's for a special dinner highlighting 2024's anticipated food trends. Curated by chef Valerie Chang and guest chef Paola Carlini, Gluttonomy's Food Trends Dinner 2024 allows you to taste some of those soon-to-be-everywhere flavors. The dinner includes a drink, aji pasta chips, tequeños, a Turkish wet burger, and more. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Maty's, 3255 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-338-3525; Tickets cost $80 via Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Comedian Maria Bamford has always been an open book, tapping into her struggles with mental illness as a source for her material. Her Netflix comedy series, Lady Dynamite, is a perfect example of this; Bamford plays a fictionalized version of herself in which she tries to rebuild her life while recovering from bipolar disorder. On Wednesday, she'll stop by the Parker, alongside special guest Cindy-Ann Boisson, to deliver a stand-up set that is both hilarious and thoughtful. 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Parker, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; Tickets cost $35 to $55 via Jose D. Duran
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Cirque du Soleil brings its latest show, Echo, to Gulfstream Park on Thursday, February 29.
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Thursday, February 29

On Thursday and Saturday, the University of Miami Frost School of Music brings Kurt Weill's 1947 opera Street Scene to life, bringing together the Frost Opera Theater and the Frost Symphony Orchestra. The show tells the story of an East Side Manhattan family that reaches a breaking point. Paired with music combining opera, Broadway, and blues elements, the production will have you at the edge of your seat as you witness a murder and get a dose of some juicy gossip. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, at Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-2400; Tickets cost $10 to $25. Sophia Medina

For the first time since 2019, Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil is back in South Florida, bringing a new show, Echo. The show combines the art of poetry and stagecraft with the company's signature acrobatics to share a story about the relationship between people, animals, and the world. The story follows Future, the heroine, and additional characters as they make certain choices that influence the world that they live in. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, April 7, at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; Tickets cost $55 to $302. Sophia Medina
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Juggerknot Theatre presents Conjuring the King, its latest immersive experience, on Friday, March 1.
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Friday, March 1

Sixty years ago, Cassius Clay, later more famously known as Muhammad Ali, went head-to-head against the fearsome Sonny Liston at the Miami Beach Convention Center for the heavyweight boxing champion title. The gym in which Ali trained, 5th Street Gym, was located right on Washington Avenue, so to celebrate the historic fight, the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District is staging an exhibition highlighting Muhammad Ali's 60th Anniversary with the help of the HistoryMiami Museum. Located at the gym's original location at 555 Washington Ave., the exhibit showcases items and photos from Ali's childhood, his time in Miami, and his participation in the Olympics. Noon to 10 p.m. Friday through April 1, at 555 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; Tickets cost $15 to $25 via Sophia Medina

Conjuring the King is the Juggerknot Theatre's latest immersive production. Written by Dipti Bramhandkar and directed by Ana Margineanu, the one-woman show is led by the character of Avery (Susie K. Taylor and June Raven Romero), president of the Miami Elvis Fan Club. Each performance is capped at 15 people and takes place at an undisclosed location in Little River. Because of Juggerknot's talent for taking its audience along for the ride, expect to be swept up in Elvis mania. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday through April 28, at an undisclosed location in Little River, Miami; Tickets cost $77 to $107. Jose D. Duran

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan makes his way to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a two-night stint that picks up his Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour following a winter break. In the 1960s, Dylan made his mark on the folk scene after releasing several songs and anthems for the civil rights and antiwar movements. Throughout his 60-year career, he has sold more than 125 million records, and his sophisticated lyrical techniques and sound have led him to become a major pop-culture figure. He was even awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016 — the first time the prize was awarded to a musician rather than a bonafide author. Now nearing his 83rd birthday, he's showcasing his 39th studio album, 2020's universally acclaimed Rough and Rowdy Ways. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; Sold out. Sophia Medina

On Friday, Bistoury Physical Theatre presents its latest multimedia performance, Bird Woman, at Miami-Dade County Auditorium's black-box theater. The show fuses dance, film, music, and sound installations to portray the stories inspired by Latina immigrant women. The performance is directed and choreographed by Carla Forte and Alexey Taran and performed on stage by Forte. The work was commissioned by the Miami Light Project and had its premiere at its headquarters at the Miami Theater Center last month. 8 p.m. Friday, at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-547-5414; Tickets cost $22 via Jose D. Duran
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DJ-producer Peekaboo stops at Mad Live on Friday, March 1.
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DJ-producer Peekaboo brings his heavy dubstep to Mad Live on Friday. Joining him on the decks are Lyny, Wink, and Dejavu. Peekaboo, also known as Matthew Austin Lucas, is known for his signature dubstep sound called freeform bass and space bass. He's currently on the road as part of his Eyes Wide Open Tour, which is in support of his debut album of the same name.'s Niko Sani called Eyes Wide Open "a transformative record and one of the best electronic albums of the year." 9 p.m. Friday, at Mad Live, 55 NE 24th St., Miami; 786-843-7021; Tickets cost $35 to $75 via Sophia Medina

Detroit techno wizard Carl Craig makes his way to Jolene Sound Room on Friday night to give the basement venue's sound system a proper workout. Craig was part of the second wave of techno artists coming out of the Motor City in the late '80s and early '90s. In 1991, he founded the record label Planet E Communications and continues to release records on the imprint to this day. At Jolene, immerse yourself in Craig's set as he spins all night long. 10 p.m. Friday at Jolene Sound Room, 200 E. Flagler St., Miami; Tickets cost $15 via Sophia Medina

Saturday, March 2

Spice up your life with some good old-fashioned chili at the ninth-annual Pinecrest Gardens Chili Cook-Off. On Saturday, taste and savor plenty of chilis from cooks who are part of the International Chili Society and enjoy live country music, line dancing, classical car displays, and more. There will be a mechanical bull where you can test your mettle. Whether you are a chili lover or a fan of country life, this event has everything you need to satisfy your appetite. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, at Pinecrest Gardens; 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest; 305-669-6990; Tickets cost $8 via Sophia Medina
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British DJ Mura Masa takes over the Ground on Saturday, March 2.
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English producer Mura Masa stops at the Ground on Saturday night as part of his tour of the Americas. In 2022, he released his third album, Demon Time, featuring collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert, Channel Tres, Shygirl, and Skillibeng. He's also written and produced songs for Ariana Grande, Stormzy, and Eliza Rose. However, his best-known production work is perhaps the inescapable PinkPantheress hit "Boy's a Liar" and its Ice Spice-assisted twin "Boy's a Liar Pt. 2." Expect to hear equally infectious melodies when he stops in the Magic City. 11 p.m. Saturday, at the Ground, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; Tickets cost $21 to $27 via Sophia Medina

The intrastate rivalry continues when Inter Miami CF hosts Orlando City SC at the newly renamed Chase Stadium. Orlando has won five games over Miami's four in head-to-head matches between the two teams. Of course, with soccer superstar Lionel Messi now on the team, it will be surprising if the record doesn't go 5-5 after Saturday's game. You have to be there to find out. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, at Chase Stadium, 1350 NW 55th St., Fort Lauderdale; Tickets cost $125 to $810 via Jose D. Duran

On Saturday, Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew pay tribute to the Talking Heads's 1980 album Remain in Light at Hollywood ArtsPark. Harrison was one of the band's four original members, helping compose the music on the much-lauded album. He'll be joined on stage by an all-star backing band and Adrian Belew, who was part of the band King Crismon and worked with artists like David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, and Nine Inch Nails. 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Hollywood ArtsPark, 1 N. Young Cir., Hollywood; Admission is free with RSVP via Sophia Medina

Sunday, March 3

Join the Aqua Foundation for Women on Sunday for its annual LGBTQ+ Family BBQ. South Florida LGBTQ families will come together to play and mingle at the main pavilion at Virginia Key Beach Park — and yes, supporters of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to join. Since 2011, the foundation has brought families together to have fun on the island with water slides, games, music, and food. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami; Admission is free with RSVP via Jose D. Duran
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