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The best things to do in Miami this weekend: Apr 27–29

Yoga With a View
Photograph: Courtesy Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Fri 27

Taste of the Nation

If there was ever a reason to eat your way through a room filled with Miami’s most talented chefs and bartenders, it’s this one: Taste of the Nation, No Kid Hungry’s annual fundraiser benefiting the organization’s mission to end childhood hunger. Your ticket, from which 100 percent of proceeds are pumped right back into No Kid Hungry, gets you unlimited tastings from restaurants such as Stiltsville, Byblos, Fooq’s and Glass & Vine—plus all of the craft cocktails, wine and beer your heart desires. Spring for the VIP ticket ($250) and get access to a late-night after-party at R House.

Three Irish Poets: A Reading for O, Miami

O, Miami Poetry Month wraps up in a few days but you still have time to squeeze in a few verses. Head to the Betsy Hotel for readings by three Irish poets—Tara Bergin, Julie Morrissy and Paul Perry—and stick around for a demo by Wynwood Brewing and tastings of its signature La Rubia beer.

The Bodyshop Experience

Known for its multitude of murals, Wynwood shows off a different arty side this weekend with the debut of The Bodyshop Experience, a high-powered dance show from one of Israel’s top choreographers. It’s Rent meets Stomp meets Blue Man Group done up to 2018 standards.

Sat 28

New World Symphony presents Side-by-Side

Talented young folks from around the world take over the NWS stage this weekend for a special concert alongside Grammy-winning artist Michael Tilson Thomas. It’s the culmination of an arduous audition and rehearsal process that began in January and concludes with Saturday’s free show.

Poetry and Jazz

Capping off National Poetry Month is a reading by famed San Francisco writer Jack Hirschman, who is joined by the Terni Jazz Orchestra Ensemble. Expect an evening of moving poetry set to original music as these longtime collaborators flex their artistic muscles on stage.

Margarita Rumble

If you love a good margarita—and we suspect you do—then you need to find your way into this Saturday’s Margarita Rumble. The event, presented by Don Julio Tequila, makes its way to Miami for the first time, taking over MAPS Backlot to discover, once and for all, who makes the best margarita in town. Participating restaurants include Swine Southern Table & Bar, Tacology, SoCal Cantina, the Anderson, GKBistronomie and more. Your ticket grants you tasting access to fresh margs from all of the above. The Margarita Rumble will be happening simultaneously on Saturday in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Philly and Washington D.C.

Sun 29

Yoga With a View

Need the motivation to rally for your weekend workout? Look to Vizcaya and its monthly outdoor yoga series, which takes places on the gorgeous terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay. The vinyasa session is open to people of all levels and everyone must bring their own mat.


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