Put down the potatoes — you have to earn them first! Turkey Trot Miami is back, providing locals with the perfect opportunity for some exercise before properly gaining ten pounds on Thanksgiving. There's a 5K, 10K, and kids' race, all of which weave in and around Tropical Park. Get training and get moving, because your Turkey Day grub will taste that much better after this. 5 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Rd., Miami; turkeytrotmiami.com. Registrations costs $15 to $45.
Circuit Festival is one of the largest LGBT fiestas on Planet Earth. Since 2008, the shindig has gone down in Barcelona with DJs and parties galore. Last year's edition attracted upward of 70,000 attendees. This year, for the first time, there's a U.S. Circuit Festival, and it's taking place in none other than the Magic City. The fest boasts four nighttime events and three daytime happenings, including a massive beach party in Lummus Park and club nights at Cameo and Soho Studios. Thursday through Monday at various locations throughout Miami and Miami Beach; circuitfestival.net/miami. Tickets to individual events start at $35; all-access passes cost $419.
Imagine saying to yourself, I had a chance to see Elton John's final tour, and I missed it. Don't let that happen. Sir Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road is set to hit the BB&T Center Friday (and the American Airlines Arena Saturday). The shows are technically sold out, but — dammit — you'll find a way to hear "Tiny Dancer" and "Bennie and the Jets" live one more time, right? 8 p.m. Friday at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; thebbtcenter.com. Resale tickets start at $132 via ticketmaster.com.
There are plenty of bloody and grotesque movies to creep you out these days. But few are quite as psychologically mind-screwing as
As if there weren't enough to keep you entertained at Zoo Miami already, now there are a million lights to see too. Zoo Lights, opening Friday, features animal-shaped light displays, holiday-themed boat rides, holiday karaoke, and seasonal treats for purchase. Themed evenings are woven throughout the upcoming month as well. For example, you're encouraged to wear PJs and onesies this week, so don't get too dressed up. Friday and Saturday nights through December 29 at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami; zoomiami.org. Admission costs $15.95.
Among the cooler places where you can do your Black Friday shopping is Wynwood Marketplace. Sure, you could go to a big-box store and wait six hours in line for a blender. Or at the marketplace's Black Friday event, you can snag local artisan goods at wonderful bargains. From customized jewelry to one-of-a-kind handicrafts, that perfect gift for the pickiest of peeps awaits. And, yes, food trucks will be there to keep you from getting hangry. 4 p.m. Friday at Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; thrifter.cool. Admission is free.
The latest play at GableStage zooms in on a raucous evening at Princeton University, two students (Tom and Amber), and a wild night they are desperately trying to piece together. Actually, the brainchild of American playwright Anna
Brace yourself: Christmas comes early this year in the form of Wynwood Brewing Company's Black Friday Coquí-To Release. The eggnog-like seasonal brew, which debuted in 2017, was so popular that founder Luis Brignoni decided to bring it back. Cut shopping a little short this Friday and stop by the brewery to taste the limited-edition milk stout. Each batch is aged in rum barrels and finished with toasted coconut, vanilla beans, cinnamon, and cloves. At 8 percent ABV, the brew is potent, which is why the name nods to the singing frog known for its distinctive "ko-kee" call that has become symbolic of Puerto Rico. Noon Friday at Wynwood Brewing, 565 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-982-8732; wynwoodbrewing.com.
November's full moon appears Friday, so the Deck is set to host an all-night bash. Cocktails, live music, and a pop-up shop will take over the outdoor venue, known for its large wooden patio and wraparound bar areas. If you get there in time, opt for a tarot card reading between 7 and 10 p.m. Even better, cocktails will be half off from 6 to 9 p.m. The Full Moon Party will also include eats from local food trucks, including Shukran Mediterranean Food, China Box, and Santo Dulce Churros. RSVP for a complimentary Effen Vodka blueberry moonshine cocktail. 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday at the Deck Wynwood, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-461-2700; thedeckwynwood.com. RSVP via eventbrite.com. Admission is free.
After eight years, South Korea's Chang-dong Lee returns to filmmaking with Burning, a powerful, enigmatic work loosely based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. After reconnecting in adulthood, the film's protagonist, Jong-
From Sweden, with... death? That's right, the Swedish metal gods of Ghost are embarking on a massive world tour lovingly titled A Pale Tour Named Death. In their U.S. leg, the dark rockers will stop at the Fillmore Miami Beach. It's been a busy year for Ghost: In June, the band — led by Tobias Forge, AKA the Catholic Church-mocking Cardinal Copia — dropped
Ever thought, This Harry Potter flick would be so much better if a live orchestra were here too? Well, that notion will become a reality when Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert hits the Arsht Center Saturday for two shows. If you dig the vibe and/or are still caught up in the Potter buzz, this is the fourth movie in the series and the fourth live concert to hit the Arsht. Because there are eight flicks in total, odds are we'll be seeing more Harry Potter in these parts. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; arshtcenter.org. Tickets cost $39 to $109.
Queen Naija's rise to R&B royalty continues. In 2014, she was cut ahead of the top 30 on American Idol. In 2016, she began her YouTube career, attracting millions of subscribers. This past July, she released her self-titled EP, featuring the sultry smash "Medicine." Now the Detroit native is touring the nation, including a stop at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale. 7 p.m. Saturday at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; ticketmaster.com. Tickets are out.
The city of Pittsburgh has an impressively color-coordinated trio of pro sports teams. The Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates all wear black and gold when they play. But the University of Pittsburgh wears blue and gold. You can't trust an outlier like that. So root for the hometown University of Miami when Pitt brings its football team to town to compete this week. 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens. Tickets cost $5 to $76 via ticketmaster.com.
At first read, jazz and comedy seem to go together like sardines and cake. But somehow, each month, Jazz n' Jokes works beautifully. The evening boasts a jazz band performance followed by two sets by two featured comedians. Then the band hits the stage again with each of the comedians in turn, equating to musical, hysterical magic. This month's show will present comics Mateo Rodrigues and Reginald Desjardins. 7:30 p.m. Sunday at YoSpace, 294 NE 62nd St., Miami; eventbrite.com. A $10 donation is suggested.
Failing at your usual trivia destination? Mama Tried's Buzzer Trivia goes down each Monday and boasts a fun format. Rather than snag grand prizes only at the end, the winners of each round get free drinks. After trivia wraps up Mondays, Mama Tried's weekly karaoke night kicks off. So you can either sing your trivia sorrows away or celebrate with a group tune. 8 p.m. Monday at Mama Tried, 207 NE First St., Miami; mamatriedmia.com. Admission is free.
Mondays are tough. That's why La Moderna has launched a sommelier night. The restaurant will offer all of its wine bottles (except the cellar collection) for 50 percent off. Take your pick of sparkling, white, red, and rosé from regions and countries such as France, California, New Zealand, Argentina, and Italy's Lombardy, Piedmont, and Tuscany. Many of the bottles are regularly priced at $50 or more, making discounts substantial. Pair your choice of
Ditch the half-eaten salad and leftover grilled chicken for lunch this week. Chef Santiago Gomez has launched a three-course lunch deal at his Brickell restaurant, Cantina La 20. Highlights include tableside steak tartare, red snapper ceviche, and Baja-style burritos. Top off the meal with vegan blueberry
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