14 best things to do in Miami this week


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Thursday, April 8th

Rahsaan Alexander (AKA DJ Fly Guy), closing the venue during quarantine last year dealt a major blow to his career. In response, he challenged himself to take a camera and document Miami during an unprecedented year during which everything changed. You can see a collection of his photographs at the exhibition “In Miami, with Love: Pandemic Life and Protest” at the Historic Ward Rooming House, presented by Hampton Art Lovers. The installation is part of a multimedia series marking the first anniversary of the first lives lost to the pandemic. Thursday at noon, in the Historic Department Room, 249 NW Ninth St., Miami; 786-529-8624; hamptonartlovers.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Suzannah Friscia

High energy manufacturer G-Rex will headline Thursday at the Treehouse, showcasing its brand of traps incubated in Detroit and dubstep. The artist was busy this year, releasing new music in collaboration with Project Pat from Three 6 Mafia and finishing his tour with Excision. He was joined at Miami Beach nightclub by DJ Stellar, with Paper Mushrooms, Slyger and SPVO as musical support. 6pm Thursday, Treehouse Street, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 786-318-1908; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $ 30 eventbrite.com and $ 50 at the door; free entrance before 7 pm with RSVP. Olivia McAuley

Bonnie X Clyde: See FridayEXPAND

Bonnie X Clyde: See Friday

Photo by Koury Angelo

Friday, April 9th

In 2018, between June and September, artist and curator Victor A. Diaz undertook a pilgrimage along El Camino de Santiago, ending in northern Spain, to work on his own personal and spiritual growth. Walking 2,600 miles, he came across and collected many relics, which he re-imagined in the installations for his exhibition. “Holy Steps” which opens Friday at the Galeria del Sol. Inspirations for the exhibition include ancient fragments, a biblical scene from 1546, several homages to the Virgin Mary and the altar of Virgen del Carmen. Noon to 8 p.m., Friday through Monday, Galeria del Sol, 1628 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-7076; corized.art/sacred-steps. Admission is free. Suzannah Friscia

Known for hosting some of the city’s most exciting pool and boat parties, Wicked Paradise heads to Daer Nightclub and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Day Club for a socially spaced outdoor dinner featuring some of the biggest names in house music. Gene Farris and Offaiah a title lineup that also includes Eran Hersh, Jako and Ann Atman. Get ready to sip a drink by the pool and while dancing in your most modest swimsuits. 5pm on Friday, at Daer Nightclub and Day Club, 5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-779-4750; hardrocknightlife.com. Tickets cost $ 30 to $ 45 en route fevo.com. Suzannah Friscia

Vigilante duo Daniel Litman and Paige Lopynski, better known as Bonnie X Clyde, met in high school in Virginia, but didn’t start working on becoming an EDM force until they drifted apart while attending college – Litman at the University of Miami and Lopynski at Virginia Tech. After college, they joined in Miami, where they worked on their craft before landing for Los Angeles 2017. On Friday, you can check the result of their hard work when the duo hit the decks at Brickell’s La V nightclub. 8:00 p.m. Friday, at La V Nightclub, 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-384-5754;facebook.com/lavnightclub. Tickets cost $ 20 for women and $ 40 for men viaeventbrite.com. Jose D. Duran

Take 6: See Saturday

Take 6: See Saturday

Photo by John Abbott

Saturday, April 10

Does the frame or pedestal make art art? Find out when Pérez Art Museum Miami takes its collection outside the traditional gallery for “Fresh air | Fresh art,” a quarterly installation of 19 works scattered throughout Maurice A. Ferré Park (AKA Museum Park). There is no need to worry about whether intense weather in Florida will damage priceless creations. The exhibited parts of the replica are the works of José Bedie, Wangechi Mutu, Beatriz Milhazes, Sandra Ramos and others who are part of the permanent museum collection. All day Saturday, June 16, at Maurice A. Ferré Park, Boulevard 1075 Biscayne, Miami, 305-375-3000;pamm.org. Admission is free. Jose D. Duran

Puerto Rican reggae band Prophetic culture takes the stage at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park for an open-air live concert on Saturday. What began as a cover band in 1996, became the group that released six albums of original music – the latest being in 2019. Overflight. The band explores Latino identity, love and environmental issues and experiments with genres such as tango, salsa and jazz. Saturday at 6 p.m., Virginia Key Beach Historical Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami; 305-960-4600; virginiakeybeachpark.net. Tickets cost $ 45 to $ 150 en route wasmixxers.com. Suzannah Friscia

Closing of the JazzAid Live series from Pinecrest Gardens, a ten-time Grammy-winning a cappella group Take 6 will perform live at the Banyan Bowl on Saturday. The most award-winning klapa in history, Take 6, has performed with Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles since its founding at Oakwood College in Alabama in 1980. You can experience the band’s recognizable infusion of R&B, jazz and soul from your home when you engage in a live broadcast, further fueled by the knowledge that the percentage of ticket sales benefits the World Central Cuisine. 20:00 Saturday, by pinecrestgardens.org. Tickets cost $ 15. Suzannah Friscia

The Villain Theater seeks to present queer performers Yas House show on saturday. Expect hilarious storytelling by performers Lee Cohen, Kidana Kelati, Poppy J Snacks, Daniel Martinez, Victoria Haig and Aunt Maim. Tonight with Tarek and Five Queers alum Al D hosts and welcomes headliner Priscilla Blanco on stage. 10pm Saturday, at the Villain Theater, 5865 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-391-2241; villaintheater.com. Tickets cost $ 15 to $ 20 en route eventbrite.com. Olivia McAuley

Sunday, April 11th

You missed the German producer and DJ born in Chile Ricardo Villalobos at the space park on Friday? On Sunday night, you’ll have another chance to capture the power of dance music at Club Space, along with collaborator and head of The Other Side label Maher Daniel. Today, the minimal pioneer sets are much fuller, with rhythms that seem to mix his German upbringing with his Latin heritage. In other words, expect to dance your ass. Sunday 6:00 a.m., at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; klubovi.com. Olivia McAuley

Every second Sunday of the month, artist, teacher and creative director Arsimmer McCoy brings his talents to the room at MUCE for an evening of spoken word poetry, live music and comedy. The evening begins with a one-hour Poetry for the People workshop, in which participants are invited to bring a magazine and share some of their stories. The process ends with a show staged by McCoy and special guests. Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience, 246 NW 54th St., Miami; 786-287-7008; muce305.org. Tickets cost $ 5 for the workshop and $ 20 for the live show via eventbrite.com. Suzannah Friscia

Miami Jewish Film Festival: See Wednesday

Miami Jewish Film Festival: See Wednesday

Photo courtesy of Spiro Films

Monday, April 12

Lagniappe’s nightly jazz events are the perfect excuse to relax in the spacious New Orleans-style garden, catch some jazz next to the main bar and pair it all up with a menu of great cheeses and wines. Vocals and two-time winner of the DownBeat Student Music Awards Melinda Rose will adorn the music lineup on Monday night. They will perform tunes from a variety of genres, from jazz to neo-soul, including their own original works. 19:00 Monday, Lagniappe, 3425 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-0108; lagniappehouse.com. Admission is free. Olivia McAuley

Tuesday, April 13th

Wynwood brewpub Boxelder set off into the world of natural wines on Tuesday Wine for beer lovers. The night will feature six natty wines – made from minimal sulphite and fermentation additives – which are curators Boxelder and winemakers Alchemy of the Spirit, especially for those who usually like pint. The wines will be paired with light snacks from the Nano Brewery and pop-up restaurant Offsite. 19:00 Tuesday, at Boxelder Craft Beer Market, 2817 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-942-7769; bxldr.com. Tickets cost $ 65 eventbrite.com. Olivia McAuley

Wednesday, April 14th

Beginning Wednesday Miami Jewish Film Festival will present 145 films through a hybrid of virtual and live programmed events. Projection at the opening Honeymoon mood, an honest romantic comedy by Israeli writer and director Talya Lavie, in a North Beach school shell, is sold out. But a ton of virtual projections are available until April 29. Elections include the drama of coming of age Summer ’85, a documentary by Charlie Megira It’s gone tomorrowand Catherine Corsini Impossible love. Best of all, you can watch it for free. Until April 29; miamijewishfilmfestival.org. Admission is free. Olivia McAuley

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