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The best things to do in Miami this weekend: Apr 28–30

Virginia Gil

Fri 28

Biennale of Moving Images

Now in its 15th edition, the international visual arts festival makes its U.S. debut at the Faena Miami Beach under the artistic direction of Andrea Bellini and Ximena Caminos in collaboration with Cecilia Alemani, Caroline Bourgeois and Elvira Dyangani Ose. A series of artist talks, short and feature-length film screenings take place inside the hotel's screening room and outside on the property's patio. All events are free to attend and open to the public, though RSVP is required.


Broadway Across America presents the critically acclaimed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s eccentric children’s novel. The witty musical centers on the precocious Matilda, a five-year-old bookworm whose telekinetic powers help her overcome obstacles and inspire those around her.

Sat 29


Sweat it out with glorious views of Biscayne Bay as your backdrop during the fourth installment of the museum's art-meets-fitness series. The free workout features two of Equinox's signature classes, Best Butt Ever and Best Abs Ever. Bring your own mat, towel and water and prepare to get chiseled.

Renegade Craft Fair

The world's largest showcase of independent designers and artisan crafts is coming to Miami. Browse hundreds of handmade wares, from jewelry to accessories to home goods, over two straight days. In the market for something unique and one-of-a-kind? This is the place to find it.

MKT by BazBaz

New to Wynwood's outdoor market circuit is this socially conscious marketplace packed with sustainable food options, artisan crafts and organic produce from local farmers. This Saturday includes a talk on urban farming and farm-to-table cooking demos. 
2100 N Miami Ave ( Sat 1–6pm. 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Anthony, Flea and the gang retired the tube socks a few decades back, but we promise there will be plenty of eye and ear candy to keep you well entertained.

Sun 30

Crawfish Boil and Brew Festival

Lincoln's Beard Brewing Company hosts its first New-Orleans-style crawfish boil with help from Fort Lauderdale restaurant Rosey Baby, which brings its delicious gumbo to Miami. Expect tunes from Rockin' Jake Jazz Band and DJ Oski Gonzalez, and plenty of beer.


Never a company to back away from a challenge, Slow Burn Theatre mounts a regional production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Tony-winning musical adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, charting the love triangle between a Nubian princess, an Egyptian princess and the soldier who has captured their hearts.

LGBT Film Festival

For the 19th year, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns for 10 days this April, screening more than 65 films across town. The internationally acclaimed event, which is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida, features flicks across more than a dozen genres, from comedies, romances and musicals to thrillers, Westerns and dramas. At various locations ( Apr 21–30 at various times; $11–$140.

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