Miami Memorial Day Weekend Events | Miami New Times

Here Are the Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Bad Bunny, Hyundai Air & Sea Show, Flamingo Flea, and more events in Miami this weekend that you won't want to miss.
O Cinema screens I Saw the TV Glow starting Friday, May 24.
O Cinema screens I Saw the TV Glow starting Friday, May 24. A24 photo

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Friday, May 24

Bad Bunny at Kaseya Center

Latin music superstar Bad Bunny makes his grand return to Miami for his highly anticipated Most Wanted Tour. Starting Friday, he'll take over the Kaseya Center for a three-night stint. The tour is in support of his fifth album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, so expect plenty of material from the album, including "Where She Goes," "Monaco," and "Thunder y Lightning." Benito last performed in South Florida in 2022, when he sold out Hard Rock Stadium for two nights. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at Kaseya Center, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 786-777-1000; Tickets cost $151.95 to $901.95 via Sophia Medina

I Saw the TV Glow at O Cinema

On Friday, O Cinema screens A24's latest flick, I Saw the TV Glow. Directed by Jane Schoenbrun, the film follows Owen (Justice Smith), a withdrawn teen whose world changes when Maddy (Brigette Lundy-Paine) introduces him to The Pink Opaque. As the pair bond over its fantastical world, Owen's reality blurs when the show is suddenly canceled. Desperate for answers, Owen's grip on reality slips as he seeks the truth, impacting his newfound connection with Maddy. Schoenbrun's film is ultimately an allegory of the trans experience and the search for one's authentic self. 9:30 p.m. Friday through May 30, at O Cinema South Beach, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; Tickets cost $8.50 to $12.50. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Clay Horwitz and Mario Adrion at Villain Theater

Comedians Clay Horwitz and Mario Adrion will take the stage at Villain Theater on Friday, showcasing their blend of observational humor. Adrion, the German comedian and YouTube sensation with more than two million subscribers, brings his unique brand of comedy to Los Angeles and New York City stages, while Clay, the 25-year-old writer, director, and comedian from Chicago, delivers sharp, relatable humor on life's chaos and modern society. 10 p.m. Friday, at Villain Theater, 5865 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-391-2241; Tickets cost $20 via Ashley-Anna Aboreden
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Hyundai Air & Sea Show soars above Miami Beach on Saturday, May 25.
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Saturday, May 25

"Journey to Space" at Frost Science Museum

Prepare for lift-off when the Frost Science Museum opens its latest exhibition, "Journey to Space." The show will allow you to experience what it's like to be an astronaut living in space, the missions they undertake, and how it affects their well-being. You'll uncover the answers while exploring and interacting with various installations and artifacts. You'll also be able to climb aboard a mockup of the Destiny Lab found at the International Space Station. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through October 6, at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-434-9600; Tickets cost $22.95 to $29.95; admission is free for members and children 3 and under. Sophia Medina

Hyundai Air & Sea Show

America's military might will be on display when the Hyundai Air & Sea Show soars and sails into South Beach. Enjoy everything from technical demonstrations to crazy aerial acrobatics and boat races. That's not all — there's also live music by the U.S. Army band As You Were and the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Orchestra. Noon Saturday and Sunday, at Ocean Drive between First and 20th streets, Miami Beach; Admission is free. Jose D. Duran

"Grass Stains" at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Art and nature come at "Grass Stains," a dance performance by the Pioneer Winter Collective at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. On Saturday, the event will bring together site-specific dances by 15 diverse artists within the enchanting gardens of the historical landmark. Choreographed and directed by Gabri Christa, "Grass Stains" invites you to immerse yourself in the art of dance and indulge in the beauty of nature. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-250-9133; Tickets cost $10 to $25 via Sophia Medina

"Absinthe" at Coral Gables Art Cinema

Follow the green fairy to Coral Gables Art Cinema for Miami Chamber Music Society's third program as part of ChamberFest Miami. On Saturday, you'll experience the immersive world of "Absinthe," a fusion of film and classical music curated by cellist Alexander Hersh. The blend of the two mediums offers a fresh perspective on the classical repertoire, showcasing works by luminaries such as Ravel, Nadia Boulanger, Lily Boulanger, and Janáček. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; Tickets cost $35 via Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Kodak Black at James L. Knight Center

Pompano City rapper Kodak Black will look for redemption when he takes the stage at the James L. Knight Center on Saturday. The controversial artist has been trying to stay on the right side of the law as of late, with his last arrest happening in December 2023 after officers found him passed out inside his Bentley SUV. His recent single "Non Believer" makes it seem like Kodak is ready to turn a new leaf, but only time will tell if that's true. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5978; Tickets cost $85 to $235 via Jose D. Duran
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Flamingo Flea returns to Tarpon River Brewing on Sunday, May 26.
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Sunday, May 26

Flamingo Flea at Tarpon River Brewing

On Sunday, head to Tarpon River Brewing in Fort Lauderdale for the Memorial Day BBQ edition of Flamingo Flea. The pop-up marketplace will have more than 35 local vendors in attendance, selling everything from vintage clothing and decor to accessories and stationery. Enjoy refreshments courtesy of JJ Gelato and Coffee Cart, as well as live music from Intracoastal Entertainment. Tarpon River Brewing will also be open, serving brunch and brews. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Tarpon River Brewing, 280 SW Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; Admission is free. Sophia Medina

Rainbow Brunch Party at South Beach Brewing Company

Get a head start on cuffing season when South Beach Brewing Company hosts a special speed-dating edition of its Rainbow Brunch Party. The LGBTQ event combines two things everyone can use: a good brunch spread and a warm body. The ticket price also includes one entrée and your choice of beer, wine, or cocktail, so if you go home alone, at least you won't go home hungry. 4 to 8 p.m. at South Beach Brewing Company, 210 11th St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8246; Tickets cost $30 via Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Heart of the Garden at Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Led by the Peter London Global Dance Company, Heart of the Garden at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden brings dancers from all walks of life who will whisk you to another world. The company includes dancers skilled in Afro-Caribbean, hip-hop, contemporary, Latin, jazz, and classical dance styles. Sunday's performance features a repertory by Armando Gonzalez, Justin Rapaport, Vitolio Jeune, Kashia Kancey, and Peter London. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-7256; Admission is free with RSVP via Sophia Medina
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