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The best things to do in Miami this weekend: Nov 24–26

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Virginia Gil
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Fri 24

White Party

We’d usually say not to wear white after Labor Day, but fashion rules can be broken—especially for a cause as good and grand as this annual party. The fund-raiser for HIV/AIDS research goes on for five days with events at some of Miami’s hottest clubs, South Beach pools and more. Various locations. Nov 23–27 at various times; $35–$510.

Santa's Enchanted Forest

The world’s largest holiday theme park (at least according to the website) returns for its 35th season with more shimmering lights (more than two miles of bulbs!), bigger carnival rides (including the tallest traveling Ferris wheel in the United States) and only-in-Miami experiences (like carols alongside reggaetón, because locals need more than “Jingle Bells” to get in the spirit).

Sat 25

Detroit Love Miami

The legendary Detroit DJs Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson land their techno UFO at Heart for a night of epic electric insanity. Miami may be the capital of late-night events, but with a bill like this and a flyer that says 11pm till who knows, this party could last for days.

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Still actively touring at age 89, pioneering therapist and Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth Westheimer has been liberating sexuality for the past 40 years. This one-woman show by Mark St. German illuminates the darker corners of Westheimer’s upbringing while capturing her ebullient spirit.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

Watch the second of the Harry Potter films in high definition while an orchestra plays John Williams’s score live onstage. Don’t be alarmed if the Knight Concert Hall starts to seem like Hogwarts.

Sun 26

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.

Gender Blender

Say it loud and say it proud, as we learned in our college gender studies class: Gender is a social construct. That’s the motto at this monthly party at Allapattah hot spot B-Side (at Las Rosas). Expect mind-blowing drag performances and inclusivity out the wazoo.

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