The Ten Best Things to Do This Weekend in Miami

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Ready your steins.
You made it. Sure, you may still be working through the ear-buzzing hangover aftermath of III Points, but you made it through nonetheless. And if you were one of those poor souls trapped on the airport tram this week, with stifling heat and a baby Jesus doll, you deserve the sweet taste of freedom and booze more than anybody.

The point is, life can be unstable -- as unstable as the weak-ass Venetian Causeway that'll close down and make everybody miserable next spring. But through the trials and traffic, you can always count on Miami for one thing: weekends full of music, parties, culture, and much-needed cocktails.

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The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

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We know, it's Friday, and all you can think about is your couch, a beer, and banning alarm clocks for life -- or is that just us?

Party animal or no, locals better leave R&R for another day, cause this weekend's gonna be non-stop awesome. In fact, Wynwood may very well implode from the influx of art, music, and techie fair.

You don't want to miss this madness, Miami.

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The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

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Mansion's VIP bar gets an '80s bar makeover this weekend.
Take a deep breath. Not only is the work week almost done, but that inhale wasn't one big gulp of gross humidity. Summer is officially gone in Miami, and that means a lot less heat, a little less rain, and actually enjoying the journey to all the fun stuff there is to do.

Concerts, beer, and pumpkins await. It may not be a typical autumn weekend here, but by God it's gonna be a great one.

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The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

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The men of Hurly Burly Burlesque make their Miami debut at Gramps.
Even through the relative standstill of sticky summer, Miami keeps getting more fun. Sure, our pervasive public transit problems and economic woes haven't been tackled head-on, but Brickell's getting a dine-in cinema! Wynwood's getting a greenhouse-inspired park! Don't harsh the mellow, cynics. Take the recreational wins.

While these exciting additions to Miami are a long way off, there's a weekend full of entertainment right around the corner. Let the beer, manly burlesque, and concerts guide your way.

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The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

Categories: Weekend Guide

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Say what you will about the Magic City, there is never a lack of stuff to do on the weekends -- OK, things do tend to slow a bit through the sluggish summer heat. But next time you're whining about how bored you are, just think of those poor mid-Westerners, nothing but the plains to stare at until fall hits and they jump on hay rides or whatever they do out there.

Lucky for us, Miami's just getting warmed up (not literally, thank Christ; the heat is finally starting to break). The next three days are packed with cultural fun and festivals galore, so grab that stale Red Bull, some empanadas, and hit the ground running.

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The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

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Watch out for the hotties of Second Saturday Art Walk.
It's time to straighten up, Miami. Yes, this magical city is full of insane parties and pretty people to gawk at, but there's more to us than that. We are a city of dreamers, frequenting art-house cinemas so often they just keep popping up. We are a city of readers, despite what outsiders think, and have an upcoming massive book festival to prove it. More than that, we are a city of artists, with talented folks making this place a sight to behold long after the Basel trucks have packed up and moved on.

In what other city do all these activities merge, creating days of artsy, literary, boozy fun in one weekend? Well, plenty, but Miami does it like no other. Party on all cultured-like.

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The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in Miami

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Slugging through the rest of this shortened work week has been tough. For a city so associated with partying, it seems the day-to-day trials of living in MIA are getting to a lot of attention from outsiders (thanks, Nerd Wallet!). Yes, no one is denying we've got some economic issues to work out -- among other things.

Fortunately, this sad study didn't take into account Miami's beauty, her sprawling social scene, or multicultural flair. And, shocker of shocks, we've got all that in spades to look forward to this weekend.

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend: Labor Day Edition

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Sweet float, brah!
You guys. We survived! The city survived the hottest month of the year. A couple survived freaky, history-making crocodile bites in Coral Gables. We all, somehow, survived the hard wrath of Stitches.

Though August was a rough ride, it had some bright moments: Miami finally got its very own IKEA, Burger King is making Canadians everywhere cry, and Pam Bondi's motion to freeze marriage equality cases in the courts got denied in her FACE.

Let's carry all of this awesome through the weekend.

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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The Queen of Miami wants you to party.
We know, we know. You've hustled your way through this hot-ass workweek, and all you want to do is kick back with another round of Sharknado 2. But now's the time to dig deep. There's local art to be seen in Little Haiti. There's sexiness to take in all around you, from lingerie exhibits to burlesque festivals. But most of all, Miami, you must dance. Look at all those late-night numbers as prep for impressing her majesty, Mrs. Estefan, come September.

Get on your feet. Reach higher.

Do it for Gloria.

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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Wynwood Brewing Company is here to ease your pain.
What a rough week for Hollywood legends. The world lost two greats -- Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall -- in the span of just a couple days. And South Florida was lucky enough to be touched by them both; Williams filmed The Birdcage at The Carlyle on South Beach, and Bacall starred in the classic noir Key Largo, filmed in part in the Florida Keys with her love Humphrey Bogart.

Fans have mourned all week, with special events all across the country, including at The Palace bar and The Carlyle in Miami. But now it's the weekend, so it's time to stop marathoning Aladdin and trying to imitate Bacall's flawless, sultry voice (you can't) and time to start celebrating.

As Bacall would say, "What's the alternative? ... I would prefer to prevail."

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