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Falyn Wood

Falyn Wood

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Falyn Wood is a freelance multimedia journalist and former associate editor at Time Out Miami. She isn't ashamed to say she's gone all-in on trendy natural wines and believes reggaeton is an appropriate soundtrack in most settings. Her ideal Saturdays are spent at the Haulover Park dog beach, tandem kayaking in Biscayne Bay or day drinking her way from Wynwood to Downtown.

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The best Miami pool parties to cool off and get down

The best Miami pool parties to cool off and get down

In Miami, we’re prone to seeking out a hot pool party at any moment, for no particular reason. That’s because there are so many gorgeous pools in this town and, blessedly, their gatekeepers don’t seem to mind sharing. From chilled-out bohemian gatherings to full-on EDM-fuelled day-gers, Miami’s pool parties give all the right vibes, all year round. No need to seek out South Beach’s best clubs to get your fix of bottle service and beats. Don your flirtiest swim look, consider packing a change of clothes for the evening and get ready to experience one of this city’s most iconic pastimes. These are the best pool parties in Miami right now. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Miami

All of Miami’s outdoor movies in one easy calendar

All of Miami’s outdoor movies in one easy calendar

Looking to add a fun Miami outdoor movie night to your social calendar? No disrespect to indoor theaters or even a good old Netflix and chill, but gathering to enjoy a film under the stars just hits different. Whether you’re viewing from a breezy Miami rooftop, kicked back in your car at a drive-in theater, sprawled on a blanket in a Miami park or bobbing on Biscayne Bay in front of a floating screen, Miami’s outdoor movies calendar is jam-packed—even in the stickier summer months. Bookmark this spot for your next date night or bestie hang and check back often as we update throughout the year with all the latest showtimes. This is your guide to all of Miami’s outdoor movies. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Miami

The best things to do in Miami when it rains promise weather-proof fun

The best things to do in Miami when it rains promise weather-proof fun

Surprise! It rains a ton in Miami—especially in the summer, or when your plans explicitly call for those famously sunny skies. But you don’t have to let a little water get in the way of your good time. Whether you’re dealing with a fleeting sprinkle or a borderline tropical storm, there are still plenty of fun things to do in Miami when it rains. Of course, shopping in Miami is an excellent option no matter the weather. And the city’s growing roster of museums makes injecting some culture into a rainy day basically mandatory. Plus, cloudy skies grant a sweet reprieve from the unforgiving Miami sun and provide a great excuse to cozy up at one of Miami’s most romantic restaurants. Below, we outline all the best things to do in Miami when it rains, so your day doesn’t have to be a total washout.

Navigate the city like a local with these essential Miami travel tips

Navigate the city like a local with these essential Miami travel tips

Miami can be a tough coconut to crack. From over-hyped clubs to overcrowded beaches and overpriced Miami restaurants, it’s not hard to fall prey to this city’s ocean of underwhelming and frankly unwelcome trappings. Even the most seasoned local isn’t immune from accidentally parking in a tow-away zone, double-tipping on the bill or suffering through a truly terrible tasting menu. Still, every visitor should know a few key bits of information before a trip to Miami. Follow our tips and in no time you’ll be sipping cocktails at the best bars in Miami, dancing at the best South Beach clubs and posting selfies with all the cool art you saw at Miami’s best museums. Act like a local; have fun like a tourist. RECOMMENDED: The best Miami attractions

The best thrift stores in Miami for all your shopping needs

The best thrift stores in Miami for all your shopping needs

Whether you’re seeking a good bargain or the thrill of the chase, thrifting in Miami is an excellent way to spend an afternoon shopping while giving back and saving a few bucks. Not only is secondhand shopping kinder to the environment, but the majority of Miami thrift shops donate their proceeds to charity. Plus, poking around thrift shops full of hidden treasures is a fun, air-conditioned alternative to another steamy day spent at one of Miami’s best beaches and a great thing to do when it rains in Miami (which is often). From funky vintage finds to gently worn labels, the best thrift shops in Miami have a little bit of something for everyone—as long as you come with patience and a sharp eye. Living doesn’t come cheap in this town, but with our guide to Miami’s best thrift shops, you’re bound to score a few special gems. RECOMMENDED: The best shopping in Miami beach

The best things to do in South Beach, from art museums to drag brunch

The best things to do in South Beach, from art museums to drag brunch

South Beach is a lot of things you’d expect: bold, colorful, sexy, hot. But it can also be subtle, serene and—just when you thought you had it pegged—totally surprising. While South Beach’s pristine beaches and wild party scene are undoubtedly its biggest draws, this famous oceanfront neighborhood is full of world-class shopping, historic architecture and hidden gems, including clandestine speakeasy bars and some of the best restaurants in Miami. Whether you’re seeking culture in the form of art or a divine croqueta, or just hoping to discover something new, our guide to the best things to do in South Beach has you covered.ay. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to South Beach, Miami

The best Miami boat tours to experience the Magic City from the water

The best Miami boat tours to experience the Magic City from the water

There are two types of people in Miami: the haves (a boat), and the have-nots. No one reading this is part of the first group, so we can all commiserate here. Yes, there’s plenty to see on land and lots of things to do in Miami, but the fact is if you’re not getting out on the water, you’re doing something wrong. Luckily, Miami’s best boat tours have something to offer every type of seafarer, from nature excursions to adrenaline-pumping speedboats and DJ’d booze cruises. Many even pull right up to some of Miami’s best waterfront restaurants and bars. Here are some of our most-loved boat tours in Miami, chock-full of cheesy celebrity spotting, al fresco drinking and other aquatic adventures in South Florida.

The best gay clubs in Miami for a hot night out

The best gay clubs in Miami for a hot night out

Your besties are in town and they’re raring to hit up Miami’s infamous gay clubs—OK, basically just Twist. Or perhaps you’re the one visiting and hope to check out at least one or two new gay bars in Miami while you’re here. While neither of these two scenarios is surprising, this city’s undersupply of gay and queer venues most definitely is. Once home to a rainbow of LGBTQ-friendly lounges, bars and clubs, many of Miami’s most dependable gay clubs like Magnum, Mova and Score are sadly no more. Despite this fact, the city is still home to an exceptionally diverse and welcoming queer community, as evidenced by our plethora of Miami drag brunches, the epic Miami Beach Pride and Wynwood Pride festivals and a new wave of inclusive queer parties popping up all around the city. Plus, a short drive up north will get you to Wilton Manors, one of the most highly concentrated communities of queer people in the U.S. There’s plenty of action if Miami if you know where to find it. So, without further adieu: Our roundup of the best (read: all) gay clubs in Miami. RECOMMENDED: The best clubs in Miami

Here’s where to go for an epic romantic getaway from Miami

Here’s where to go for an epic romantic getaway from Miami

When a date night at one of Miami’s most romantic restaurants just won’t cut it, where else is there to go? Pack your bags, lovers (and don’t forget all the fun stuff, wink wink). Not too far outside the city, there are endless possibilities for wooing your partner, and all it takes is a quick plane, train or ferry ride—or an impromptu road trip from Miami—to get there. From world-class art and culture to fine dining, nature excursions to sexy adults-only experiences, these best romantic destinations from Miami have a little something for every kind of couple. RECOMMENDED: The best weekend getaways from Miami

The best waterfront bars in Miami for boozy cocktails and sunset views

The best waterfront bars in Miami for boozy cocktails and sunset views

Not to brag, but Miami’s waterfront bars really have it all. Whether you’re seeking tropical dive-bar vibes, a swanky spot with flowing champagne and stacked seafood towers, calming pastel bay views for some romance or a lively Miami happy hour before setting out to enjoy a proper meal, we have you covered. Craving fresh air, warm breeze and a little sunshine on your face as you sip your cocktail? No need to wait ‘til summer here! No matter the season, we’re free to sun on Miami’s best beaches, imbibe atop the city’s many rooftop bars and, perhaps best of all, bear witness to its stunning Atlantic sunsets from the best waterfront bars in Miami. RECOMMENDED: The best bars in Miami

The best time to visit Miami for the perfect getaway

The best time to visit Miami for the perfect getaway

Most people think the seasons don’t change in Miami or that it’s just one long summer spell here. But that’s not entirely true. While our year-round sunshine makes going to one of the Miami beaches a thing you can do pretty much 365 days a year, what most people don’t account for is the rain. Miami can get pretty soggy, not to mention there’s a little something called hurricane season, which brings even bigger storms to these parts. Something else to keep in mind when you’re visiting Miami are the tourists. Maybe you’re one of those people—hi! We like you but at certain times of the year there seem to be way too many of you, and that can be problematic for things like traffic and finding a room at one of the best South Beach hotels. So if you’re the type who likes to avoid crowds, you might want to read on. Our guide to the best time to visit Miami isn’t comprehensive but the season-by-season breakdown should provide some needed guidance before you book. You’ll notice that while summer is oppressively hot and likely rain, it’s also less busy and, in turn, less expensive. Winter in Miami is glorious, and that’s when most of the snowbirds and out-of-towners descend on the city. Whether you’re looking to party it up at the best Miami clubs or keep it lowkey with a few days on the sand, this guide to the best time to visit Miami will help you nail your next vacation in paradise. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Miami

Party all night long at the best clubs in Miami

Party all night long at the best clubs in Miami

Looking to get lit in Miami? The options are truly stunning. Perhaps your day begins with a chilled-out suntan session on one of Miami’s best beaches. After a little shower and nap, you get your cute outfit on and set off to indulge at one of Miami’s best restaurants. This is where things can go a few different directions. Something mellow? Head to one of the city’s best wine bars for an intimate nightcap. Looking to explore Miami’s craft cocktail scene? There are plenty of boozy speakeasy spots to choose from. Of course, there’s a good chance you’re down to go all-in on this night. And that’s where our guide to Miami’s best clubs comes in handy. Below, find a list of the city’s most coveted dance clubs and after-hours spots for an epic night out in Miami. RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of Miami nightlife

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Wharf Around the World

Wharf Around the World

Tired of sitting at your desk scrolling through your friends’ spring vacation IG posts, wondering why you’re not also sipping a waterfront spritz in the middle of the day? The Wharf has you covered with the return of its three-day festival, Wharf Around the World, where guests don’t need a plane ticket or even a three-hour car ride to Epcot in order to enjoy international foods, beverages and live music—all with picture-perfect views of Miami River and the downtown skyline.

VeritageMiami: Craft Beer Tasting

VeritageMiami: Craft Beer Tasting

With the street art-adorned Wynwood Walls as your backdrop, sample more than 100 local, regional, and national craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations at this tasting event to benefit the community. Line your stomach with food pairings from some of South Florida’s top restaurants, including Mr. Baguette, Old Lisbon, Unbranded Smokehouse Co. and others. 

Miami Rum Congress

Miami Rum Congress

Rum is always trending in Miami, where Caribbean influences can be felt all year round. But the Rum Congress kicks that up a notch. Catering to both consumers and industry folks, this two-day event celebrating pirates’ liquor of choice gives everyone an opportunity to partake in educational sessions, seminars, spirit tastings and more.

Deering Seafood Festival

Deering Seafood Festival

Cold beer, fresh fish and one of Miami’s most stunning waterfront estates come front and center at this 16th annual festival, which also features cooking demonstrations, performances by Bahamian Junkanoos, kids zones, frozen drink stations, an artisan market and more.

Tortuga Music Festival

Tortuga Music Festival

This epic three-day fest across the county line was created to generate awareness and raise funds for ocean conservation while pandering to Floridians’ natural instinct to strip down in front of large crowds. If you love country music and cold beer, the Tortuga Music Festival is for you. It’s the Ultra Music Festival of country music, and it happens right on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach. This year, Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, and Luke Combs headline, with wild cards like Nelly and Sister Hazel thrown in for good measure.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

5 out of 5 stars

After 14 years holding it down as the Design District’s go-to for upscale yet approachable dining, star chef Michael Schwartz’s namesake restaurant Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink temporarily shuttered its doors last summer for an overdue renovation. Aiming to bring its kitchen and dining rooms more in line with the high-end shopping district’s increased foot traffic and designer clout, the restaurant reopened this fall with a redesigned and reconfigured indoor/outdoor space that invites in more light and warmth while offering additional seating and a new, double-sized kitchen. Returning guests will recognize the bolero red accented walls and artwork including the refurbished Carl Myers coin mosaic carryover from the original decor, with fresh, modernized elements like high ceilings, floating wood pendant lights and lush greenery intended to bring the outside in. Large banquettes better accommodate groups, and a new Chef’s Table offers guests views into the bustling kitchen. On the redesigned courtyard terrace, a new retractable roof allows for outdoor dining no matter the season. As for food, the restaurant retains its New American identity with many of its greatest hits returning to the menu alongside new additions like Sicilian-style whole roasted tuna collar, wood-roasted camembert with golden chanterelle mushrooms and garlic toast, harissa-spiced long-cooked squash, and lamb massaman curry with Thai fried egg salad and jasmine rice. Representing a more veg-forward shift,

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men

Make the most of this cuffing season with a trip down memory lane courtesy of Boyz II Men, one of the most iconic R&B groups of all time. The trio comprised of Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman will indulge the audience at BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beachwith a set of the group's sexiest 1990s hits, including “End of the Road,” “Motownphilly” and “I’ll Make Love to You.” Take date night to even greater heights by splurging on a dinner or room package, which invites guests to stay and enjoy the good loving just a little longer.  

Hairspray

Hairspray

Tony Award-winning, 1960s Baltimore-set musical comedy Hairspray follows 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad as she attempts to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. The all-new touring production stopping at the Arsht Center this winter season reunites an award-winning Broadway creative team led by director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, for a fresh take on the uplifting original.

Björk Orchestral

Björk Orchestral

For her first-ever live show in Miami, Icelandic avant-pop goddess Björk will be backed by a 32-piece orchestra who will join her in a mesmerizing performance of original acoustic arrangements of her works at the Knight Concert Hall. Presented as a limited collaboration between local electronic heavy-hitters III Points music festival and Club Space with The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the special performance will be conducted by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason.   

Tigre

Tigre

Tucked away on Miami’s Little River, steps from the MiMo Historic District, this scenic waterfront restaurant and bar overlooks an active manatee sanctuary and fits right in among its Art Deco-era neighbors. Drawing inspiration from traditional Buenos Aires bistros or bodegones, Tigre’s co-founders Deborah de Corral (Chef), Eduardo Suarez (Developer/Designer) and Marcos Chantres (Food & Beverage Director) combine re-invented Argentinian classics with an attention to detail that few in this city manage to get right. Expect a seasonal selection of vegetable-forward shared plates such as the excellent red prawn and nectarine tiradito (delicately poached red prawns sandwiched between juicy compressed nectarines in a bright aji amarillo-lime sauce) or the perfectly balanced Luna Roja (Chef’s take on a tuna tartare, served over a beet-strawberry-tomato gazpacho and topped with roasted macadamia nuts and aioli). Mains are a bit more straightforward—among them a beautiful swordfish steak and a well-seasoned churrasco—and are best paired with a side (we enjoyed the garlicky charred broccolini). Flanked by layers of tropical foliage, the pastel-hued indoor-outdoor spaces exude understated, Old World glamor while the slow-moving river encourages a relaxed pace. Deserving of its own mention, the curvilinear wood and rattan interior bar bends over the dining room to create an inviting nook for enjoying Tigre’s menu of typical aperitifs and inventive specialty cocktails.

III Points Music Festival

III Points Music Festival

Our beloved, homegrown indie music festival continues to outdo itself, even after rescheduling led to an involuntary two-year hiatus. Now on its seventh run, the Miami-born music, art and tech festival will serve up oodles of trippy, immersive installations and tropical-goth fashion alongside a cutting-edge lineup of indie, electronic and hip-hop heroes. The Strokes, Wu-Tang Clan, Eric Prydz and Rufus du Sol comprise a rather legendary top-of-bill for III Points 2021. And even though III Points moved again, this time from May 2021 to October, and reducing its number of days from three to two since it won’t fall on a three-day holiday weekend this time around, the late-night fest will still go down at its longtime home, Mana Wynwood.  Tickets for III Points 2021 are on sale now via iiipoints.com. Two-day general admission tickets cost $189 and VIP passes start at $349, with a payment plan on two-day tickets available for the first time. All passes that were purchased for 2020 will be honored for the 2021 dates and will be automatically transferred.

Succulents & Sips at Time Out Market

Succulents & Sips at Time Out Market

The plant gurus at La Succulenta have teamed up with Time Out Market for an evening of DIY succulents and craft cocktails. Learn how to make your own arrangements using an upcycled “pot”—an adorable porcelain coffee cup—and your choice of a mini succulent. The ticket price includes all of your crafting materials, a La Succulenta plant care kit, three additional tiny succulent plants to bring home in disposable cafecito cups and a welcome cocktail to get those creative juices flowing. Photograph: Courtesy La Succulenta

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Canadian trio Black Tiger Sex Machine reveals one thing every festival first-timer should know

Canadian trio Black Tiger Sex Machine reveals one thing every festival first-timer should know

Though they’re newcomers to Ultra Miami in 2022, Black Tiger Sex Machine are no strangers to the festival circuit or the Magic City. When they’re not tripping out on their latest bass track in the studio, weaving innovative live-action cinema into their shows or hyping up their faithful fanbase (dubbed the BTSM Church) with immersive visuals, lights and their signature Tiger Helmets, the Canadian trio manages to escape to Miami every now and again to soak up some rays and recharge on our famous beaches. That’s why they’re the perfect people to hit up for some fresh insider recommendations on how to maximize your festival experience and live it up in Miami this Ultra 2022, now just a few short weeks away. Read on for BTSM’s advice on what to do while you’re in town, how to recover from a late night out and the one thing every festival first-timer should know. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Black Tiger Sex Machine / BTSM (@officialbtsm) The one thing every festival first-timer should know:If we could only pick one thing, it would probably be to make sure to drink enough water! That couldn’t ever be underestimated, especially if you’re dancing in the Florida sun all day. If we were to pick a more “fun” answer though, we’d say be prepared to make some new friends. The best view of the mainstage is:Best view of the mainstage has got to be at the rail right in the middle. Nothing beats being up close, deep in the experience of the music, visuals and th

Veteran DJ Sander Van Doorn’s ultimate guide to Ultra Music Festival 2022 and Miami

Veteran DJ Sander Van Doorn’s ultimate guide to Ultra Music Festival 2022 and Miami

Over the course of his 17-year career, veteran Dutch DJ and record producer Sander Van Doorn has performed on massive stages around the world including at Las Vegas’s Electric Daisy Carnival, London’s Ministry of Sound, Belgium’s Tomorrowland Festival, Romania’s Untold Festival and the Netherlands’ Mysteryland Festival, to name a few. He’s also released three critically acclaimed albums, innumerable trailblazing electro house hits and graced the stage at Miami’s massive Ultra Music Festival a whopping four times: in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Which is all to say he’s a pretty good resource if you’re looking for an insider’s view on how to smash this year’s long-awaited return of Ultra Music Festival and make the absolute most of your time both in and outside the festival’s gates. Ever wonder what it’d be like to have a world-famous DJ show you the festival ropes? Below, check out all of Van Doorn’s tried and true tips for Ultra Music Festival 2022 and having a blast in the Magic City. The best place to go for a late-night bite:Sushi Samba [Editor's note: Sushi Samba has permanently closed.] The one thing every festival first-timer should know:Make a good game plan to check out all of your favorite artists! Weather in Miami is unpredictable. Always make sure to bring:Sunglasses! You’re most likely to catch a celebrity hanging out here: Haha, I think quite a few [places]. I ran into Dustin Hoffman once! The best view of the mainstage is:In the middle of the crowd! The best hote

Dante’s music director serves hi-fi sounds with a side of history

Dante’s music director serves hi-fi sounds with a side of history

It's a collective listening experience unlike anything Miami—and maybe the world—has experienced before. As music director at Dante's HiFi, the intimate Wynwood speakeasy where the soundtrack (and the system it plays from) reigns supreme, DJ Rich Medina culls from more than 40 years behind the decks and a personal record collection hovering somewhere around 40,000. But it's not just about setting the mood or making people move here. “I've been collecting records since I was nine years old,” says Medina, who came up in Philadelphia during the height of hip hop's golden era and the birth of neo-soul. Overall, he estimates about a third of his personal record collection lives at Dante's now, lining the walls behind the bar all the way up to the ceiling. “It's a smattering of the cream of the crop of just about every genre in my possession,” he says. Photograph: Courtesy Dante's HiFi/World Red Eye Inspired by the hidden away listening bars of Tokyo, this 50-seat venue caters to an audiophile crowd, folks who crave spine tingles that only the perfectly warm crackle of a vinyl record can induce. Unlike traditional high-fidelity listening bars, where the selector lets a record spin from beginning to end and conversation in the room keeps hushed, Dante's plays it a bit more off the cuff. When Medina is in the booth, tracks from different records talk to each other and, in between, guests get treated to a trove of knowledge on each selection. From where and when it came from to how

Six must-see public art installations of Art Basel 2021

Six must-see public art installations of Art Basel 2021

OK, we'll say it. Art Basel Miami can be a bit pretentious. It sort of goes with the territory when an entire economy the size of a small nation crops up on a little piece of coastline for a few short days, only to vanish as quickly as you can say "I'm on the guest list." We tend to think the best art is art that's free for everyone to enjoy. That's why despite the terrible traffic and general hysteria surrounding Art Basel, the abundance of public artworks it generates each first week in December is one of the many reasons we look forward to Miami Art Week year after year. Here's our guide to the coolest art installations to check out during Art Basel 2021. 1. Tomorrow Land by Enjoy The Weather and Studio Proba Creative studios Enjoy The Weather and Studio Proba came out on top in Design District’s 2021 Design Commission competition to inundate the already inspired shopping district with even more cutting-edge art and design. In partnership with curators Anava Projects, this year’s Tomorrow Land installation transforms the neighborhood into an interactive playground through a series of joyfully designed sculptures, seating and ornamentation designed by Studio Proba. Known for its brightly colored organic forms, Studio Proba’s installation will enliven the neighborhood’s thoroughfares and serve as the physical counterpart to an interactive, augmented reality game created by Enjoy The Weather that visitors can play on their phones via an app. Various locations, Miami Design Di

This underwater live-stream of manatees chilling in a Miami reef is incredibly soothing

This underwater live-stream of manatees chilling in a Miami reef is incredibly soothing

What’s the last thing you streamed? Netflix? (Reliable, but a little too expected). A Zoom workout from your local studio? (We get it, you’re really trying!) Perhaps you had a balcony rave while bumping a live-streamed DJ set, or learned how to swizzle the perfect negroni via a virtual cocktail class. There’s an entire internet of options when it comes to deciding what to cast to your television screens these days. But if you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet—some reassurance that, despite the chaos and the quarantine, the world will flow on—look no further than the Coral City Camera. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Coral City Camera (@coralcitycamera) on Apr 2, 2020 at 2:45pm PDT Launched with the idea that the incredible biodiversity living just below the waterline should be a point of civic pride that engages the public to protect what they know and love, the Coral City Camera provides a fish-eye view into the urban marine ecosystem that’s developed around the human-made shorelines of Miami. The hybrid art-science research project deployed by Coral Morphologic in partnership with a handful of local organizations makes for a supremely zen aquarium screensaver showing off Miami’s abundance of fish and marine life. It also serves as a valuable scientific tool for monitoring the health and wellbeing of this fragile habitat in a non-invasive fashion. Apart from gorgeous live imagery of manatees, anemone, schools of fish and a rainbow of other

Massive hip-hop fest Rolling Loud Miami rescheduled for Presidents’ Day Weekend 2021

Massive hip-hop fest Rolling Loud Miami rescheduled for Presidents’ Day Weekend 2021

South Florida hip-hop heads were holding their breath, but they must have known this was coming. Slated to return in little more than a month, Miami’s red-hot annual rap festival—one of the world’s largest—officially announced that it’s rescheduling the three-day event. Rolling Loud will return to Hard Rock Stadium over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 12 through 14, 2021. “We have been monitoring the spread of COVID-19, hopeful that it would slow and allow us to proceed with producing the festival in May,” reads a statement from the festival. “It was important for us to not make the decision too soon, without having all of the facts. We wanted nothing more than to turn up with you all at the 6th year of our sold out show. However, as the spread of COVID-19 increased to tragic levels, it became clear that we cannot proceed with the May 8–10 dates.” At least for now, Rolling Loud plans to proceed with the entirety of its original 2020 lineup intact for the new 2021 dates. Scheduled talent included A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Post Malone and more top talent plus a boosted showing of women rappers like Megan Thee Stallion, City Girls, Rico Nasty, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Young M.A. and DaniLeigh. No word yet on whether future festivals will move back to the original May slot. According to the announcement, all purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Ticket holders will be notified via email by April 8 with instructions on how to obtain a ref

Track and map all of Miami’s COVID-19 cases in real-time using this handy dashboard

Track and map all of Miami’s COVID-19 cases in real-time using this handy dashboard

Interested in taking a more granular look at how coronavirus is impacting Miami? You can now track COVID-19 cases across the state using the latest data from the Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection. Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard contains all sorts of interesting information broken out by county. The numbers of cases and testing, including positive residents, hospital admissions and deaths, are updated around 11:30am and 6:30pm daily. As of this morning, the state reported 8,010 total cases and 128 deaths, with a staggering 1,100 new cases on April 1 alone. Miami accounts for more than a quarter of the state’s total COVID-19 cases with 2,202, and 7 deaths. New cases in Dade peaked on March 31, at 413, and lowered to 255 on April 1. Of more than 12,211 tests issued in Dade, 2,202 or 18 percent came back positive. And despite people aged 65 and older being more at risk, people aged 45 to 54 currently have the highest distribution of COVID-19 cases in Dade County, followed closely by people aged 25 to 34 (millennials, we see you, and we’re not pleased). Only time will tell whether Florida’s slow response compared to other populated cities made its coronavirus outbreak worse. Considering our state population is among the most at-risk, we’re just thankful Governor Ron DeSantis finally issued a statewide stay-at-home order, which went into effect at midnight this morning. Tinker around with the dashboard for yourself,

The new Gables Cinema Drive-In lets you have an old-fashioned movie night at home

The new Gables Cinema Drive-In lets you have an old-fashioned movie night at home

The new streaming giants have been chipping away at the brick-and-mortar movie theater business for years. But now that we’re being forced to stay home and invent ways to keep ourselves entertained, the idea of going out to catch a flick, hugging a bucket of buttery popcorn in our lap and partaking in a collective cinema experience has suddenly taken on a painfully nostalgic tinge. Local indie theater Coral Gables Art Cinema, ringing in its tenth anniversary this year, is attempting to translate the old romance of movie-going into an online experience—and succeeding. When the beloved single-screen theater was required to close to the public on March 18, the goal was to find a way to keep the theater afloat while satiating its loyal community of movie buffs. Two days later, the team launched a rebranded website and an all-new virtual identity: Gables Cinema Drive-In. Since then, annual memberships to the theater have skyrocketed.“The ongoing crisis has shown how important communal events are, and that extends to the movies,” says Javier Chavez, associate director at Gables Cinema. “Our doors may be closed, but through our Drive-In and Virtual Screening Room programs, we hope to capture some of that magic and bring joy to our patrons in these trying times.” So, you’re not actually leaving your house, but you can now stream 24 public domain films for free straight from the Gables Cinema website—and three new movies are added to the collection each day. In the Virtual Screening R

Stubborn Seed pastry chef Dallas Wynne’s 10 life-changing tips to bake like a pro at home

Stubborn Seed pastry chef Dallas Wynne’s 10 life-changing tips to bake like a pro at home

People are baking up a storm at home these days. How do we know? For one, it’s suddenly become damn near impossible to find flour in stores or online. Also, we can’t scroll our Instagram feeds without coming across at least one fresh-baked loaf of sourdough purportedly whipped together with “stuff you can find in your pantry.” It’s not exactly surprising. We can’t think of many activities as soul-soothing as baking—and getting to stress-eat the fruits of your labor afterward is just an added perk. Of course, we’re not all master bakers and, left to our own devices, are prone to one or two (or five) misses in the kitchen. Rather than mess around and risk botching precious ingredients, we’ve tapped one of the best in the game, executive pastry chef Dallas Wynne of Stubborn Seed (currently open for takeout and delivery), to share a few pro tips. Follow her advice, and your at-home baking journey should be smooth sailing from here on out. Photograph: Courtesy Dallas Wynne 1. For a baking powder substitute, use cream of tartar. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dallas Wynne (@dallaswynne) on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:29pm PDT Fresh out of baking powder? Rummage your pantry for the cream of tartar you probably use about once a year when a recipe calls for it. “Baking soda is an alkaline base, which helps your baked goods create carbon dioxide when mixed with an acid,” says Wynne, who might as well be a chemist if you ask us. “Baking powder already has the prope

Miss your favorite barista? These Miami roasters and coffee shops now offer pickup and delivery.

Miss your favorite barista? These Miami roasters and coffee shops now offer pickup and delivery.

Let’s face it: We can all use a little pick-me-up these days. Sometimes, a big pick-me-up. Much of our day-to-day routine has been upended, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up all of our old rituals. Craving a real java fix? These are the Miami coffee shops that are doing their part to help keep us grounded and energized by remaining open for pickup and delivery.  All Day View this post on Instagram A post shared by ALL DAY (@alldaymia) on Mar 17, 2020 at 7:08am PDT This uber-hip coffee shop takes its java very, very seriously and has even earned nods from the likes of Vogue and New York Times. Via the new All Day Away website, peruse a robust selection of specialty coffee drinks and teas plus an assortment of pastries, brunch dishes and grocery items. Pickup at the Park West location or opt for delivery to select zip codes (fees vary based on your location). Follow @alldaymia for updates. Mon–Sun 8am–5pm Panther View this post on Instagram A post shared by Panther Coffee (@panthercoffee) on Mar 30, 2020 at 7:23am PDT Craving that potent Panther cold brew jolt? The beloved local roaster with a small coffee empire took a couple of necessary weeks off to regroup and recently reopened for pickup and delivery only. Choose from three locations—Wynwood, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove—and order online between 7am to 5pm daily using the Panther app or Uber Eats. Follow @panthercoffee for updates Per’La View this post on Instagram A pos

Find your beach: You can now virtually chill on 825 miles of pristine Florida coastline

Find your beach: You can now virtually chill on 825 miles of pristine Florida coastline

We know it was just the weekend, but does anyone else feel like they really deserve a break right now? Our famous Miami beaches might be closed, and even though we can’t leave the house aside from essential activities, you can now take a soothing stroll along nearly 1,000 miles of Florida’s beaches from your couch. Using Google’s Street View Trekker technology, Visit Florida has launched an immersive virtual experience that brings the Sunshine State’s 825 miles of beaches into your living room. Using the Florida Beach Finder tool, virtual visitors can tune their preferences based on a variety of settings, from adventurous to laid back to romantic, before roaming the high-def, 360-degree images captured one footstep at a time. Scan the overview slides to peruse your options. Once you’ve zeroed in on your perfect favorite beach, opt for Street View, which will instantly drop you into your spot, allowing you to take a look around and to explore. Ever peeped the quaint houses on stilts along Santa Rosa Beach? Now’s your chance! Looking to reminisce on hot, sunny South Beach days? You can do that, too. Pro tip: Stream to your TV for an even more immersive experience. Why not put on a relaxing beach soundtrack while you’re at it? Whether you’re feeling extra philosophical or simply need to zone out to pretty images of rolling waves and white dunes, right about now seems like a great time to take a long, serene stare out into the big blue.    Want more? Sign up here to stay in the k

Need to stock your pantry? These Miami restaurants are temporarily flipping to bodegas.

Need to stock your pantry? These Miami restaurants are temporarily flipping to bodegas.

Humans are awfully resilient, and hospitality workers, in particular, seem to have a little extra chutzpah when it comes time to hold it all together. That’s the case right now for scores of Miami restaurants and bars who’ve made hard pivots to their business over the last couple of weeks. From delivery cocktails to new curbside pickup options, no avenue is being left unexplored. A handful of Miami restaurants have even converted to corner stores to better serve their communities while keeping as many employees as they can busy. Whether you’re in need of the basics like eggs and milk, sandwich supplies or latex gloves—or you’re in the mood to splurge on a few specialty items like foie gras or fresh lemonade, these local spots have you covered. AlterQ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alter Miami (@altermiami) on Mar 27, 2020 at 7:18am PDT If Miami were on Michelin’s list, we’re pretty sure Brad Kilgore’s hip Wynwood restaurant Alter would be racking up all the stars. That hasn’t stopped the famed chef from peddling sliced white bread and dried pasta from AlterQ, a new temporary bodega offering contactless delivery and pickup. In addition to the pantry basics, you can peruse an extensive list of more elevated grocery items like truffle butter, natural wines and wagyu steaks. Batched cocktails, sandwiches, apps and snacks round out AlterQ’s menu of items prepared and packaged using preventive, contactless methods wherever possible. They’re open daily