Around Town This Weekend: NBA Playoffs, LGBT Film Fest, Jim Gaffigan, and Animal Collective
|The collective is an animal.|
- Hate to break it to you but the Miami Heat aren't doing so well in the NBA playoffs. Tonight's Game Two may be their last.
- But even as the Heat season comes to a sad close, the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival begins. Tonight, there'll be a Gusman screening of the Cannes-nominated I Killed My Mother.
- Brooklyn artist Cory Arcangel, who tweaks game consoles and injects comic sans into a gallery's brand, will be giving a talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Saturday.
- Celebrate Earth Day a few days late with the Miami Goin' Green festival in Bayfront Park. With bike valet, solar-powered Wii tournaments, and a T-shirt transformation station, it's sure to be a good, green time.
- Everyone wants to work with the Blind Boys of Alabama; see what all the hype is about on Saturday night.
- We're sponsoring it, so you know we're fans. Swamp Stomp is a UM-bred music fest showcasing local bands like Juke and the Lee Boys at the Bayside Hut.
- As part of the TransAtlantic Festival, Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré will play the North Beach bandshell with Locos por Juana.
- Bike Miami Days re-emerges Sunday with a mini-fest in Coconut Grove's Peacock Park. Keep an eye out for floaters.
- If a high-pitched, whispered mention of "Hot Pockets" means anything to you, you probably already have tickets to see funnyman Jim Gaffigan.
- NYC designer Alisha Trimble has created a swimwear collection that relects Miami culture and climate. See the hipster chic pieces at Bar as apart of BrainWaves.
- Animal Collective will be at Miami's new Grand Central to show their visual album ODDSAC. Go!