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Gabriella Alvarez

Gabriella Alvarez

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Gabriella Alvarez is a student writer, editor and reporter based in Miami, Florida. As an intern at Time Out Miami, she covers family-friendly things to do around the city. She attends Miami Palmetto Senior High School and hopes to pursue a career in journalism. Aside from writing, Gabriella enjoys running, reading, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

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Brazilian Film Festival Presents Emicida in Concert

Brazilian Film Festival Presents Emicida in Concert

Brazilian rapper and songwriter Emicida debuts his documentary AmarElo: It’s All For Yesterday at the 27th Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival on September 9. Screening at the Miami Beach Bandshell, the film brings attention to the history of black figures that helped form Brazil’s culture while showcasing Emicida’s breakthrough performance at Theatro Municipal of São Paulo in 2019. The fundamentals of Modernism, samba and Emicida’s album, AmarElo, guided the creation of this film, which features exclusive behind-the-scenes of its invention. Attend the screening to gain more insight into the project and to hear Emicida’s live performance following the film.

Flamenco Sephardit X

Flamenco Sephardit X

Salsa over to Miami Beach Bandshell and watch as Jeffrey Eckstein and Siempre Flamenco come together for a passion-fueled presentation of the Flamenco Sephardit. For the tenth consecutive year, an international cast of flamenco professionals, opera stars, guitarists and more will perform onstage to showcase one of the pinnacles of Spain’s Ladino Jewish, Moorish and Gypsy cultures.

NASA at PAMM: Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement

NASA at PAMM: Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement

Join NASA’s Planetary ReaCH Project as they unravel the world beyond Earth’s surface this weekend at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Engage in fun, science-y art activities led by experts while fueling your knowledge about our solar system. This family-friendly event is free with RSVP and guests are encouraged to explore the museum before or after the program, which runs from 11am to 2pm.

The Salty Back to School Special

The Salty Back to School Special

Prepare to satisfy those last-minute sugar cravings before school starts! Miami’s famed donut shop introduces its latest early morning treat: the Waffle & Maple Syrup Mini ($3.65). Available at all The Salty stores through August 20, this donut makes for an ideal breakfast bite before heading to class. Even sweeter? The Salty is hosting a social media contest for students, teachers and families. Post a photo or video featuring the special donut and in the caption pitch why you should win a donut delivery to your classroom for a chance to win.

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Bring your pups out for an evening stroll through Coconut Grove during this eco-themed event in partnership with local Girl Scouts. Start your journey at 3035 Fuller Street, where you’ll receive free, water-soluble dog waste bags and learn all about water quality, sustainability and more ways to help keep our streets clean. Along the way, enjoy tunes from a live DJ and other dog-friendly giveaways.

Merchkit Market

Merchkit Market

Merchkit Market takes over Lincoln Road this weekend, featuring up-and-coming local brands and a wide range of fashion items to shop from and boost your summer style. Participate in giveaways, learn about merchandising, network with fellow fashionistas and even design your own digital display with Merchkit’s innovative store editor. The market is open daily from 11:30am to 8pm starting Friday.

Sando Sunday at Boia De

Sando Sunday at Boia De

Relish in Boia De’s O.G. sandwich creations at this one-day-only event, the return of Sando Sunday. This weekend, the Michelin-starred darling brings back a beloved old tradition on August 20 from 11:30am until 2pm or whenever they sell out—and trust us, they will sell out. So it’s best to get there early and get your hands on one while you can. From the fried chicken sandwich and the Caprese-ish to the iconic Muffuletta and The Godmother, Sando Sunday will feature Boia De’s best sandwiches.

Black Pepper Food & Wine Festival

Black Pepper Food & Wine Festival

Celebrate Black Business Month in Historic Overtown at the third-annual Black Pepper Food & Wine Festival. Featuring over 25 Black-owned restaurants and food trucks, this one-day event highlights African-American culinary heritage through food, wine and cooking demonstrations in real time. Satisfy your taste buds while helping to grow the Black economy and increase exposure around homegrown businesses including Lil Greenhouse Grill, Phuse Cream, Perry Wings, Rejoice African Restaurant and Bar, Food Dude Fresh Jerk Grill, Ty's Hometown Cafe & Bistros and many more. Black Pepper also platforms an array of Black culture beyond food, including art, crafts and live music. Entry to the festival is free with RSVP, with food and vendor purchases made separately. 1000 NW 2nd Ave

Drink & Draw on Lincoln Road

Drink & Draw on Lincoln Road

Drink as you dive into the world of figure drawing with a live nude model as your inspiration. Oolite Arts, a fixture in the Miami contemporary art scene since its creation in 1984, collaborates with the new Lincoln Road boutique Habitat Hyett to host this open-level, adults-only evening of creative expression. The illuminated Rose Bar from the historic Delano Hotel will help bring the theme of “Greek Goddesses” to life. Tickets ($40) include supplies, alcoholic beverages and moody music to help loosen up your fingers. 441 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach

Café de Nadie Pop-Up at Dante’s HiFi

Café de Nadie Pop-Up at Dante’s HiFi

Café de Nadie, ranked No. 25 in North America’s 50 Best Bars, pops up in Miami for one night only at Dante’s HiFi in Wynwood. Based in Mexico City, Nadie is known for its minimalist atmosphere, lineup of talented Pujol veterans behind the bar, music programming and hundreds of vinyl records lining its walls. With its best bartenders and resident DJ in tow, the Café de Nadie Miami pop-up celebrates music with original drinks inspired by famous songs. Spend the night dancing to curated beats paired with some seriously good sips.

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Cover to Cover with Joan Didion

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Cover to Cover with Joan Didion

Every second Saturday of each month, Peréz Art Museum Miami opens its doors to patrons free of charge and offers a variety of family-friendly programming. In August, explore the museum and create your own mixed-media book cover inspired by the latest exhibit, Joan Didion: What She Means. Take in new perspectives on creativity and literature from fellow enthusiasts while designing your cover, then bring the completed piece over to the staff at the PAMM Shop for a 10% discount off your purchase. Miami‑Dade Public Library will also be onsite, so you can sign up for a new library card while you’re there. Art-making kits are available while supplies last.

Paint-a-Pattern at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Paint-a-Pattern at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

As part of its Free Art Fridays programming, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens hosts a Paint-A-Pattern event on August 11. Bring your little ones (aged six to 12), walk the gardens and take in the museum’s opulent architecture for inspiration, then brush, stroke and splotch to your heart’s content. This watercolor painting workshop for families takes place in the Vizcaya forecourt and is free with regular museum admission. Participants are encouraged to explore the museum afterward. Free with registration