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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

Daybreaker
Photograph: Courtesy Daybreaker
By Falyn Freyman |
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Parking yourself on the sand of one of the Miami beaches for the weekend sounds like a glorious way to pass the time—until it’s not. At some point you’ll want to wear more than a swimsuit, experience brunch in Miami and see what the Miami nightlife scene has to offer. Lucky for you, each week we compile a list of what promise to be the most fun events, performances, festivals and more happening Friday through Sunday. Ready to turbocharge your social life? Make plans to keep busy with our guide to the best things to do in Miami this weekend. 

Things to do in Miami this weekend

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The Growlers
Photograph: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons/Taylorbonin
Things to do, Concerts

The Growlers

icon-location-pin culture room,
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Miami’s own Donzii opens up for California indie-surf group The Growlers, known for spearheading the “beach goth” genre, at longtime Fort Lauderdale rock club the Culture Room.

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Byblos Miami
Photograph: Courtesy of Byblos Miami
Things to do, Concerts

Live in the Lounge

icon-location-pin Byblos Miami, South Beach
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The ultra-decadent after-party spot Lounge at Byblos opens its doors to the public this Friday for a performance by Sol + The Tribu, ambassadors of the “New Miami Sound.” Expect a unique, retro-futuristic mix of Caribbean rhythms blended with electronic, Cumbia, reggaeton, funk, blues and hip hop.

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Daybreaker
Photograph: Courtesy Unsplash/Zacke Feller
Things to do, Classes and workshops

Daybreaker: ’90s Back to School

icon-location-pin Club Space, Park West
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Super-popular global morning rave series Daybreaker time-travels back to the ’90s this Saturday for a morning recess at Club Space. Per their usual inclusive, no-judgment-zone ethos, Daybreaker is encouraging all dancers to come together to say “Hasta la vista” to loneliness, shake off any awkwardness and celebrate your inner ’90s child with yoga, Zumba, DJs, kombucha, breakfast bites and more surprises.

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Estados Unidos de Bass
Photograph: Courtesy Unsplash/Nicholas Green
Things to do, Concerts

Estados Unidos de Bass

icon-location-pin Miami, Miami Shores
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From reggaeton to moombahton and more, this Red Bull-produced event showcases the many facets of Latinx-inspired bass music across two stages, one representing urban Latin sounds and the other global bass. Prolific Colombian producer Sky Rompiendo, J. Balvin’s go-to collaborator, will be on deck, along with the father of Moombahton, Dave Nada, and many more. 55 NE 24th St

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Concrete Beach Brewery
Photograph: Courtesy Concrete Beach Brewery
Things to do, Festivals

Blocktoberfest

icon-location-pin Concrete Beach Brewery, Wynwood
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Funky Wynwood craft beer brewery Concrete Beach throws its annual Oktoberfest-themed block party for a fifth year. On Saturday, expect a full-blown beer festival with other local breweries like Wynwood Brewing, MIA, Beat Culture, Veza Sur and Biscayne pouring up their own Oktoberfest brews. Sunday festivities include live polka music, DJs, DIY pretzel necklaces and more. Plan to purchase all your beers with pre-purchased tickets (five beer tickets and a stein for $35), and line your stomach with on-site German food vendors.

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Technique Records
Photograph: Gema Saiz
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Mills Vintage Pop Up Shop Party

icon-location-pin Technique Records, Miami
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Upper Eastside indie record shop Technique Records welcomes Mills Vintage for an afternoon pop-up where you can shop vintage finds while enjoying free beer and vinyl sets by DJs Tres Ekiz, Kriss-T and Safe Stadick.

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The Gipsy Kings
Photograph: Marie Claire Margossian
Things to do, Concerts

The Gipsy Kings

icon-location-pin Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Omni
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Grammy-winning Gipsy Kings, who hail from the South of France, create music that evokes images of winding seaside cliffs and gorgeous Mediterranean sunsets. Credited with disseminating Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented music derived from traditional flamenco, to new audiences around the world, Gipsy Kings’ songwriters Nicolas Reyes (lead vocals) and Tonino Baliardo (lead guitar) bring iconic hits like “Bamboléo” and “Un Amor” to life at the Knight Concert Hall this month.

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Churchill's Pub
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Thomas Hawk
Things to do, Concerts

Sweat Records Presents 40 Years of Churchill’s

icon-location-pin Churchill's Pub, Little Haiti / Lemon City
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Local indie record shop Sweat helps ring in its legendary next-door neighbor’s 40th birthday by curating a night of performances at the lovable dive by some of Miami's best punk-rocking acts, including Mr. Entertainment & the Pookiesmackers, the Barely Damned, MC1 and more.

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Puppy Brunch
Photograph: Courtesy Unsplash/Jennifer Regnier
Things to do, Quirky events

The Puppy Brunch Miami Beach

icon-location-pin Lummus Park, South Beach
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Bring out your four-legged friends to Lummus Park for a Sunday brunch takeover on the beach. Humans can indulge with local favorites the Salty Donut and Local House, or go healthy with a smoothie or bowl from Under the Mango Tree. But it’s really all about the doggos today. Make the rounds at the Pawspatality Suite by The Betsy Hotel, scope out puppy-inclusive art by The Bass, snap personalized boudoir puppy photos with the World Erotic Art Museum and chill in the grass while enjoying a groovy Latin-funk set by Javier Garcia.

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Miami traffic
Photograph: Courtesy Unsplash/Pontus Wellgraf
Things to do, Literary events

Making Good Time Book Launch

icon-location-pin Books & Books, Coral Gables
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Have you ever been robbed via canal? Divorced on the 95 express bus? Had your car break down on an off-ramp? Books & Books Coral Gables celebrates the launch of Making Good Time, a new anthology of 31 “only in Miami” true stories written by 32 award-winning South Florida writers that embraces the frequently chaotic and bizarre experience of getting around the Magic City.

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Things to do in Miami this month

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