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The best things to do in Miami this weekend: Dec 1–3

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil

Fri 1

Gabriel Iglesias

The affable stand-up comic Gabriel Iglesias became even more beloved by fans after his Netflix special, I'm Sorry for What I Said When I was Hungry, came out last year. Don't miss your opportunity to see him live and hear your favorite bits in person.

The Book of Mormon

By the time this sweet, scatological, irreverent musical about faith and despotism had secured nine Tony Awards, in 2011, its canonization as an instant stage classic was complete. As we wait impatiently for a Hamilton tour (slated to hit South Florida next year), The Book of Mormon arguably remains the largest draw on the Broadway touring circuit. By all means, see it again.

Sat 2

Riptide Music Festival

While Miamians gear up for the bustle of Art Basel, just a few miles north, Fort Lauderdale’s Riptide Festival delivers an artistic vibe that’s more chill. Saturday features alt-rock favorites Weezer, Portugal. The Man and Cage the Elephant, while Sunday gets nostalgic with performances from Salt-N-Pepa, Loverboy and KC & the Sunshine Band.

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.

Sun 3

Cultural Marketplace at Pinecrest Gardens

Celebrate 10 years of the Knight Arts Challenge at a special edition of the popular Sunday Farmers’ Market. Shop wares from local vendors and yummy artisanal treats (bread, sweets, spices), and experience a free tour of the gardens, where you’ll find Patrick Dougherty’s impressive Stickwork installation. The festive afternoon also features live music and workshops led by artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada.

Movies Under the Stars at Atton Brickell

The Atton hotel’s rooftop pool and bar doubles as a movie theater on Sunday afternoons. Each week, catch a different flick (like Ace Ventura or The Birdcage) on a 16-foot blow-up screen and settle in on one of the comfy couches with free popcorn or specially priced available throughout the screening.

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