Life in Color Festival. With Kaskade, Diplo, Adventure Club, Bingo Players, Borgeous, Borgore, Carnage, Deorro, DVBBS, Head Hunterz, Juicy J, Madeon, Nervo, the Chainsmokers, Tur, Brass Knuckles, Bro Safari, Caked Up, David Solano, Sliink, Snails, and Slander. Friday, December 26, 4 p.m., and Saturday, December 27, 2 p.m., Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens; 305-623-6100; sunlifestadium.com. Single-day tickets cost $89.99 to $99.99 and two-day passes cost $149.99 to $204.99 plus fees via licmiami.com. Life is better in color. So douse yourself in neon paint and party it up with Kaskade, Diplo, and the raver rabble as the "World's Largest Paint Party" makes its two-day stop in the 305.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. Friday, December 26, 7 p.m., Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $48.50 to $128.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Because the holidays just aren't the holidays without some Nutcracker action.
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