The best things to do in Miami this weekend: May 11–13

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil
USA Editor

Fri 11

Jetta Haus

VW reveals its latest Jetta with a weekend-long party in Wynwood. Jetta Haus promises three full days fo DJ sets and performances from local musicians such as Twelve’len and Viniloversus, plus opportunities to test drive the new ride.

A Night With Erica Korman

What happens when we die? We’re not sure either, but Erica Korman does. Find out when you join the psychotherapist-cum-medium for a night of meditation and exploring the afterlife. (Innergy Meditation Studio, 1560 Lenox Ave, suite 102, Miami Beach)

Sat 12

Edukos One Year Anniversary Jam

In spite of Flagler Street’s perpetual construction delays and Hurricane Irma-related setbacks, the Little Havana gastropub prevailed long enough to celebrate its one year anniversary this weekend. And our bellies couldn’t be more excited. Join the team, along with folks from Fooq’s in Downtown and nearby Nightlife Brewery, for 12 bites (one tasty small plate for each month in business) and unlimited brews to keep you fueled during games of beer pong and Jenga.

MDC Live Arts presents Layali al-Andalus

MDC Live Arts closes out its season with an all-out celebration of Spanish/Moorish culture led by the National Arab Orchestra. Layali al-Andalus, Arabic for “Andalusian Nights,” features classical Arabic music and performances by Flamenco guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz and guest singers Marian Layousse and Usama Baalbaki, among others.

The Tank Brewing Co. Anniversary Party

It’s been one successful trip around the sun for the folks at the Tank, who celebrate the Doral brewery’s first anniversary this weekend. Saturday’s birthday party promises a day packed with live music, including a performance by Cuban ensemble Cortadito, special beer releases and giveaways. Local street artist Atomiko will be doing his thing live, and selling original pieces, all afternoon.

Family Fun Day: Street Culture

Haven’t seen what’s new at HistoryMiami? Stop in to see the latest from Downtown quirky cultural center, “Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in Miami,” which unpacks the city’s complicated history through found objects and local vignettes. Catch Tall Bikes 305 cycle through, make a mask depicting your own traditions and take advantage of free guided tours at 11am and 2pm.

The Color Run

It takes superhuman strength to get us to rise early on a Saturday for a workout, but we’ll make an exception for the “happiest 5k on the planet.” Lace up for a quick run through Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk and prepare to be doused with different colors at each kilometer marker. The friendly race wraps up with a party and the opportunity to win a paid vacation to Curaçao. (Huizenga Park, 32 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Sun 13

Seersucker Social at Vizcaya

Out come the trousers, cloche hats and bobs for Vizcaya’s glamorous garden party: The ’20s-themed soiree is decked in style, music and entertainment from the cheery era. Prepare for games of yard dice, flapper outfits and plenty of ragtime dancing. Museum admission covers entry to the event.


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