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These are the best things to do in Miami this weekend

A guide to the best events, performances, culinary happenings and more spectacular things to do in Miami this weekend

By Virginia Gil
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Whether it’s pointing you to the best restaurants in Miami, spotlighting an innovative cocktail bar or scoping out the city’s best events to check out on any day of the week, our sole purpose at Time Out Miami has always been helping you discover new ways to experience our amazing city.

Whether it’s pointing you to the best restaurants in Miami, spotlighting an innovative cocktail bar or scoping out the city’s best events to check out on any day of the week, our sole purpose at Time Out Miami has always been helping you discover new ways to experience our amazing city. Especially now, as emergency orders are lifted and businesses prepare to welcome us back safely. The next few weekends in Miami might be difficult to navigate, but you can count on us to help make it fun—whether it’s telling you about a new virtual exhibition to experience from your couch or a drive-in movie you can catch from the comfort of your car.

Right now, Time In is aimed at showcasing the best of Miami while also keeping you safe, healthy and happy in this amazing city we all call home.

RECOMMENDED: Full Miami events calendar

Best things to do in Miami this weekend

Villa Azur
Photograph: Courtesy Villa Azur/Michelle VanTine Photography

1. Cosmo Night at Villa Azur

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South Beach supper club Villa Azur opens its sprawling outdoor terrace for a themed ladies’ night. Carrie Bradshaw’s beloved cosmo will be the drink du jour served in oversized ‘tini glasses for $10 all night. Reservations are encouraged as you’ll need a seat to groove in (no standing around) alongside your three favorite pals. Fri at 6pm

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2. Sip with #SOBEWFF: Gettin’ Tiki with It

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Go on a mental, tropical vacation with Havana Club rum ambassador Gio Gutierrez and Esotico’s Daniele Dalla Pola—a mixologist and self-proclaimed tiki enthusiast. Follow along as the two mix, stir and shake a variety of island cocktails featuring—what else?—rum. Thinking about dressing the part? Beter get those Aloha shirts ready: The person with the brightest, boldest, Polynesian-inspired wardrobe wins a $100 SOBEWFF® 2021 ticket credit. Fri at 7pm

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HistoryMiami, Museums and attractions, Miami
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3. Watch “Mucho Mucho Amor” alongside HistoryMiami

Things to do Downtown

The Downtown museum celebrates the release of Netflix’s Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Water Mercado—the much-anticipated documentary about the Puerto Rican astrologer and luminary—with an interactive virtual watch party. Rock your most extravagant cape and tune in at 9pm for the doc, and stick around for a live conversation with its filmmakers, Cristina Costantini, Alex Fumero and Kareem Tabsch. Fri at 9pm

What Soup Miami
Photograph: Courtesy What Soup Miami

4. What Soup Miami at House of Per’la

Restaurants Coffee shops Coral Gables

One of this year's Time In Award nominees and local broth connoisseur, What Soup Miami, pops up at Coral Gables coffee shop House of Per'la. If you've ever wanted to try one of the fresh, homemade borschts, bisques or other soul-warming creations from the delivery-only concept, here's your shot to scoop up a pint of caldo verde, roasted cauliflower, corn bisque or carrot in person for just $6. Sun 9am–noon

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Fairchild Garden
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6. Mango Days of Summer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Things to do Miami

This year’s mango festival may be canceled but Fairchild, which grows more than 500 varieties on its properties, is celebrating Miami’s unofficial fruit all month long. Find the tropical delight whipped into dishes by local chefs and restaurants, including vegan dessert by Bunnie Cakes, ice cream by Sweet Melody and a refreshing sour beer by Lincoln Beard’s Brewing to fuel you while exploring the fields. Fri–Sun 10am–4pm

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Tony Thomas Lincoln BID
Photograph: Courtesy Lincoln BID

7. Break a sweat at 1111 Lincoln Road

Things to do Event spaces South Beach

Still not ready to hit the gym? Get fit outdoors courtesy of the Lincoln Road BID, who puts on free fitness classes every weekend. The sessions kick off on Saturday with boot camp by Tony Thomas (RSVP here) and continue on Sunday with Warrior Flow yoga (RSVP here). The open-air space will be breezy and socially distanced, and completely complimentary.

Hard Rock Stadium Drive in
Photograph: Courtesy Miami Dolphins

8. Check out the new drive-up movies at Hard Rock Stadium

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Hard Rock Stadium continues to screen movies in its massive outdoor cinema this weekend, featuring throwbacks like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Space Jam and more recent flicks such as Palm Springs. Viewings are available all weekend and guests will have two options for viewing: the in-stadium drive-up or the open-air fountain plaza. Fri–Sun at various times

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Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
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9. Eat your way through the Youth Fair

Things to do Markets and fairs University Park

The Youth Fair may have been canceled but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite midway foods this year. This weekend, head to the Miami-Dade Expo grounds for three days of elephant ears, corndogs, cotton candy and all the other tasty, carnival eats you can possibly stomach. The Fair Food Drive-Thru takes place Friday through Sunday from 4 to 9pm.

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