The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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Fashion Happy Hour pairs booze and runway beauties.
Last weekend was an overstyled festival of vanity as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim swept through South Beach. When it was over, "you better werk" turned into "no, really, you better work or your boss is gonna be super pissed." Without any bikini beauties around, life sure felt ugly.

But here's the good news: It's the weekend, and this one's packed with events that'll make you forget all your troubles. And unlike last weekend's extravaganza of bouncing breasts and visible ribcages, these probably won't even give you additional body image issues. Hooray!

(There's also yet another fashion event, just in case yesterday's Fifty Shades of Grey trailer release has you feeling extra masochistic.)

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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Suck it in, push 'em up, and strip down. Swim Week is here.

Don't be surprised if you notice more beautiful people than usual while you're partying this weekend, especially if you're bar hopping in South Beach. Bikini models, fashion bloggers, and industry buyers alike will be putting their best faces on (with loads of waterproof mascara, we assume) for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.

Of course, if you live in Miami year-round, you know that hot chicks in bikinis aren't exactly unicorns down here. So you might want to mix some live music, theater, or comedy into this weekend's model-hunting itinerary.

See also: The Average Girl's Guide to Swim Week: Ten Events You Can Actually Attend

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Categories: Weekend Guide

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After last weekend's jam-packed social schedule -- Fourth of July and Florida Supercon in the same three-day span? Good lord -- you're probably feeling a little underwhelmed at your prospects for the next couple days. Where are the cosplayers? Where are the hot dogs? Where are the fireworks?

To which we would answer: They're in the past, suckah. Start living in the present, and get ready to geek out on the near future. In store for you this weekend are art exhibits, live concerts, World Cup watch parties, and more. So what if there aren't as many Khaleesis?

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The 15 Best Things to Do in Miami This Fourth of July Weekend

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Break out the picnic gear, fire up the grill, and stock up on sparklers. Fourth of July Weekend is here, and this one's going to be epic. The holiday falls on a Friday, giving many Miamians a three-day weekend -- perfect for this town's bajillion Independence Day celebrations, from pool parties to live music to explosions in the sky. You'd expect nothing less from one of the most patriotic places in the country, right?

There's so much happening this weekend that we couldn't narrow it down to just ten best things to do. So here's your super-sized guide to the next four days to match Miami's super-sized American pride.

See also: Miami Named Second Most Patriotic American City; Florida Ranks Among Most Patriotic States

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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Miami lives up to its star-studded reputation plenty of times during the year, but few of those times coincide with the swampy season that is summer. So this weekend is cause for extra celebration around the 305. iHeartRadio is bringing A-listers like J.Lo, Tiësto, and Iggy Azalea to the shores of Miami Beach. It's a pretty sweet followup to Wednesday night's Jay Z and Beyoncé show (and you probably won't get stuck in two hours of gridlock on your way there, either).

iHeartRadio's pool party is just one of the many reasons to brave the heat and humidity this weekend. Here are ten ways to make the most of the next three days.

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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Art Basel -- you know, the one that's actually in Basel, Switzerland -- kicked off this week with all the usual fanfare: the parties, the big dealers, the major sales. One 1980s work by Andy Warhol sold for $30 million. Everything seems to be running smoothly over there.

Meanwhile, in Miami, one of the city's most respected arts organizations is messily imploding. The dispute between the Museum of Contemporary Art has embarrassingly escalated in recent weeks, making Miami look like the Goofus to Basel's Gallant. And just when it seemed like mediation between the two parties was getting somewhere, lawyers stepped in to insist that no settlements have been decided. Great.

Plenty of people point to the MOCA meltdown as evidence that "Miami can't have nice things." But that, at least, isn't true. Here's proof: ten perfectly nice things (or nine if you're nostalgic enough for the '90s to get excited about Boyz II Men) you can do this weekend to take your mind off of our latest cringe-worthy culture war.

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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You can still smash the Spurs. Kind of.
You know what? Let's not even talk about it.

The utter trouncing of the Miami Heat last night? Not interested. Wade going one-of-10 in the first three quarters? No need to discuss. The amount of booze it took to wash it all down last night? Do not want.

Let's focus on happy things instead: The weekend is here, Miami is packed with stuff to do, and one of them involves smashing giant piñatas for fun. They're supposed to symbolize debt, but nobody will know if you imagine Tony Parker's face instead.

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The Eleven Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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OK, everyone. Shake it off. Chin up. It was only Game One.

The Miami Heat have plenty more chances to turn these Finals around in their favor. Pull yourselves together.

On the upside, this summer weekend in Miami is uncharacteristically packed with fun events. It's like the universe knew you'd be needing a distraction.

At least until Sunday's game, when LeBron & Co. go all HULK SMASH on the Spurs.

...Right?

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

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Damn, you guys. What a rough week.

It should've been easy. For many, the Memorial Day holiday meant that the work week was only four days long. But in that time, we lost a local pin-up legend and an inspiring literary voice. Many still haven't recovered from the ending of an era at Churchill's. There's a battle waging over at MOCA. And David Beckham's soccer stadium plans already stink of environmental corruption.

It's a hell of a lot easier to be a dog in Miami lately.

But here's the silver lining: the weekend starts today, giving you ample opportunities to drink, dance, play, and shop the pain away. Here are the ten best ways to do just that.

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The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Memorial Day Weekend

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And so it begins again: Miami's annual summertime bacchanal, the three-day festival of booze, music, and more tourists than you can shake your booty at that is Memorial Day Weekend. Welcome to the vacation thunderdome.

We all know what the out-of-towners will be doing this weekend -- cruising up and down Ocean Drive, sipping frozen drinks from giant plastic cups, wearing clothing that counts as bizarre even by Miami standards. The real question is, will you join them? Will you avoid them? Or will you throw up your hands and get the hell outta here?

Option three is a cop-out. Here are ten reasons to stick around.

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