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The best things to do in Miami this weekend: Nov 10–12

The best things to do in Miami this weekend: Nov 10–12
Photograph: Courtesy Faena Forum/Carolina Bonfanti

Fri 10

Evita

Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice’s biomusical about Argentine actor and First Lady Eva Duarte de Perón is rich with soaring chorales, Latin pop rhythms and atmospheric jazz.

“Double Vision”

Vienna design studio Seite Zwei decorates Wolfsonian-FIU’s lobby and exterior with bold typefaces and layered designs that express the duality of graphic design—which at once establishes the creator’s creativity and the brand’s identity. The installation takes its inspiration from works by 20th-century graphic design pioneer Julius Klinger, employing his signature printing techniques. “Double Vision” is presented alongside “Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age.”

"Sheltering Survivors"

This interactive exhibit explores the international refugee crisis, taking visitors through replicas of real-life shelters and exposing them to photographs and listening stations that capture the immigrant plight (according to the United Nations, 65.6 million people worldwide were displaced in 2016). Design proposals for innovative shelter alternatives and solutions are also on display.

Sat 11

Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience

The third annual food festival showcases Miami’s diverse culinary landscape with an evening of cooking demos, tasting stations, an urban beer garden and a special cigar and whiskey bar. James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein and Top Chef contestant Chef Roblé host and judge the anticipated Master Chef Cookoff competition.

House of Creatives Music Festival

Last year, the inaugural House of Creatives music festival snuck up on Miami. With just about no warning, it announced a lineup consisting of Flaming Lips, Crystal Castles, Breakbot, the Drums, Empress Of, Shigeto and more. Thankfully, House of Creatives is back again this year with a new venue and equally impressive lineup. Psychedelic rock heroes MGMT will join the British indie group alt-J at Virginia Key Beach Park. Other acts filling out the bill include Metronomy, Washed Out (the dude behind the dreamy intro music to Portlandia), Sir Sly, Wild Belle, WhoMadeWho, Caveman, Surf Curse, Salt Cathedral, Delsonido, Peyote Coyote, Private School, Tremends, Kids and more.

Coral Gables Wine and Spirits Festival

Coral Gables Wine and Spirits Festival To some, drinking a glass of wine is just a means of winding down at the end of the day, but if you do it right, it’s an art form in itself. Stop by the eighth annual event for demos, seminars and samplings meant to educate the uninitiated in the ways of true wine connoisseurs. 255 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables.

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami

What to do with the kids when it’s one zillion degrees out? Take them to HistoryMiami for a full day of freebies: tours of the museum’s exhibitions, such as “Hurricane Andrew: 25 Years Later”), story time featuring Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today? and DIY workshops. Activities take place noon–4pm.

Nude Nite

Nude Nite exhibits over 200 original works (many from South Florida-based artists) alongside other attractions. There is live entertainment in the form of burlesque, circus performers and interactive installations. Guests can own up to their sins in a confession booth helmed by a body-painted Pope or shred their physical insecurities in an over-size paper shredder. Sat, Sat 6pm–midnight; $30.

Sun 12

JAY-Z

You’ve seen billboards for it splashed all over Downtown. Now experience JAY-Z’s newest album, 4:44, live when the rapper/mogul comes to Miami on his fall tour.

Second Sundays at Faena Art

Lace up for a skating session like you’ve never experienced at Faena Art’s Second Sunday. You’ll skate over a kaleidoscopic work by Brazilian duo assume vivid astro while listening to music from Miami DJ Paperwater. Wynwood Parlor and other local vendors are on hand in case you get hungry.

Ben Folds

The seminal ’90s musician comes to Downtown (minus the Five) in support of his solo tour, Paper Airplane Request. Hear him perform hits such as “Brick” and numerous others.

Taste of sbe Brickell Block Party

Take to the streets to sample food from the SLS’s top restaurants. This year’s outdoor event includes participation from Bazaar Mar by José AndrésFi’liaLeynia and Katsuya. Ticket sales benefit chef Andrés’s nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen. 

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