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The best things to do in Miami this weekend: May 25–28

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil

Fri 25

Asian Bazaar Night Dinner Series

Skip your usual Friday takeout routine—the Setai is throwing a dinner party. Head to the restaurant’s courtyard for DJ-spun tunes, geishas and other entertainment before heading inside for a three-course Asian feast. Dinner costs $75 and includes a complimentary cocktail.

Viernes Culturales

The Little Havana street party and gallery week, now in its 18th year, celebrates Latin culture with an old-school pachanga, featuring art exhibits, live music and dancing in one of Miami's most famous cultural hubs. Various food and drink vendors routinely set up on the sidewalk along the strip. Calle Ocho between 13th and 17th Aves. May 25 7–11pm

Sat 26

Poetry Reading by Reginald Dwayne Betts

Listen to the multi-hyphenate Betts—poet, lawyer, activist—recite his latest works as well as previously published writings. O, Miami Poetry Festival founder, P. Scott Cunningham, hosts.

“The Power of Poison: From the Depths of the Sea to Your Own Backyard”

Check out Frost Science’s latest and largest exhibit, an interactive display exploring poison’s role in our past, present and future. From close encounters with venomous creatures, like frogs and snakes, and displays that explain poison’s role in history to labs that uncover environmental toxins, kids and adults get a (safe) 360-degree view of all things poisonous.

Hyundai Air & Sea Show and Music Explosion

Most Miamians are smart enough to avoid South Beach on Memorial Day weekend, but if you don’t mind the crowds, you’re in for a spectacle: fighter jets zooming overhead, fireworks in the sky, DJ Irie’s thumping music and, to top it all off, a pyro-parachute demonstration.

Sun 27

Duck Duck Goose 3

Cabin fever is in full effect thanks to the seemingly never-ending thunderstorm currently mocking us from above. But there is perhaps no better motivation to leave the house than this weekend’s Duck Duck Goose, the annual fowl-centric food festival from Miami’s chef Jeremiah Bullfrog. Taking place at the Anderson, Duck Duck Goose is a can’t miss for South Florida foodies. Not only will all the fowl consumed be locally raised and pastured, but the birds will be prepared by some of Miami’s top culinary talents. The lineup consists of Tacology chef Santiago Gomez, Ghee’s Niven Patel as well as chefs from the kitchens of StripSteak, Ms. Cheezious, Mandolin, Bazaar and more. And since it is at the Anderson, you can expect some wonderful cocktails to go along with your meat. Start saving room.

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.

Mon 28

Memorial Day BBQ at PAMM

Spend what promises to be a soggy Memorial Day on PAMM’s (covered!) terrace for its free annual barbecue. Live music, grilled bites (available for purchase) and interactive art classes take place from 1 to 4pm, but the museum remains open all day. Monday’s event marks the beginning of PAMM’s summer of free admission for all active military personnel.


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