Things to do in Miami this weekend
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.