The 12 best things to do in Miami this week


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Thursday, January 14th

For his 44th iteration, Art Deco weekend goes virtually. During the annual celebration of stylish design style in Miami Beach, you can learn vintage jazz dance and charleston from award-winning swing dance teachers or see architectural gems like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles and Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen’s home outside Detroit. Prominent speakers include Wolfsonian-FIU chief curator Silvia Barisione and architect and photographer Arthur Marcus – all of whom can be accessed from the comfort of your computer screen! From Thursday, January 14 to Sunday, January 17; artdecoweekend.com. Admission is free. Suzannah Friscia

Wynwood’s premiere queer party, Double Stubble, finally returned to Gramps in full swing. For the past few months, DJ Hottpants has been holding the fort with a weekly DJ set. Party withdrawals will now resume after a months-long hiatus. Dasha Sweetwaters and Karma Sutra will take the stage on Thursday. The “New Normal” rules apply so that sponsors and performers can absorb and enjoy the show as safely as possible. Masks are mandatory and can only be removed in certain seating areas. The dance floor is also banned – but you’ll still be too busy pulling out singles. 21 to 23:45 Thursday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; gramps.com. Admission is free. Olivia McAuley

Friday, January 15th

Give your flapper dresses, bow ties and feathers for travel in the 1920s. At Vizcaya Late: Games, a themed night game, you can wander through ten-acre gardens in the moonlight, enjoying the view of the waterfront and looking for plants that bloom at night. Staff members will also hold informal, socially remote discussions about the history of the estate and how James Deering, its original owner, entertained his guests. For an additional fee, you can buy a set full of games played in the 1920s or visit the basement of Vizcaye – once a place of billiards, bowling alleys and secret gaming tables. 5 p.m. Friday at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-250-9133; vizcaya.org. Tickets cost $ 18 via eventbrite.com. Suzannah Friscia

As part of its Date Night series for adults only, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden begins the new year with Beatles Singalong under the stars. Start the night with an evening walk through the garden and grab a meal or cocktail at the Glasshouse Café before the show starts at 8:30. Then sit back comfortably on a picnic blanket or chair on the lawn and enjoy live covers of your favorite Beatles songs performed by Super Fuzz with Vic Kingsley. You can sing if you choose or listen to music calmly if you feel shy. 19:30 to 22:00 at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651; fairchildgarden.org. Tickets cost $ 40 for members and $ 55 for non-members. Suzannah Friscia

Mediterranean restaurant and bar Astra it turns two on Friday, and to celebrate the occasion, a rooftop hangout will be hosted by DJ duo Soul Brothers. Although not actually brothers, Mexico-born Daniel Muñoz and Tomás Encorradas show musical synchronization that makes you believe that brothers and sisters as they perform soul tunes are inspired by their homeland. Although the Soul Brothers set starts at 8pm, it’s worth arriving in time for a cocktail and a view of the sunset overlooking Wynwood. 20:00 on Friday, in Astra, 2121 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-573-5778; astramiami.com. Olivia McAuley

Voices of Freedom: Watch Saturday

Voices of Freedom: Watch Saturday

Photo courtesy of the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, January 16th

On Saturday black market will host its first event of the year and its first event in its new home, the Center for Subtropical Issues. The underground flea market continues its mission to show local suppliers handmade food, antique clothing and craft food, while maintaining lively local music and performance. This week, find vendors like Mad Element jewelers, SK Butterflies preserved butterflies and butterflies and Mystic Thrift’s favorite clothing store, and pick up Better Butters homemade body butter. The music offering includes Galactic Effect, Zerosum and rock outfit Mold, along with DJs Rippin Kittin and B3rt. Expect drag performances by Yoko Oso and Dang-Ho Yu Sickning later in the evening. Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Center for Subtropical Affairs, 7145 NW First Ct., Miami; cstamiami.org. Tickets cost $ 5 eventbrite.com. Olivia McAuley

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will pay tribute to the head of civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Voices of freedom, a free virtual concert. Directed by Haitian-American filmmaker M. Denise Simmons, the event was filmed live at the North Beach bandshell and includes performances by singer-songwriter Kaylan Arnold, poet Darius Daughtry, singer Sherrette Ivey, the Miami Sound choir and the Children’s Voice choir. The concert was inspired by six principles of non-violence taught by Dr. King. Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber will talk in memory of cult activist teachings. 19:00 Saturday; arshtcenter.org. Stream for free via youtube.com/arshtcenter. Olivia McAuley

The next group to perform in the concert jazz series Pinecrest Gardens, JazzAid Live at the Banyan Bowl, is the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra. One of the most famous big bands in the world, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is known for arrangements like “In the Mood”, “String of Pearls” and “Moonlight Serenade”. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to World Central Cuisine, an organization founded by chef José Andrés to help provide food aid to families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 20:00 Saturday; pinecrestgardens.org. Tickets cost $ 15. Suzannah Friscia

Sunday, January 17th

If you want to run but need a little extra motivation, how about running for wine? Schnebly Redland Winery will host Wine Run 5K through its picturesque spaces, where it produces a variety of local wines. All participants will receive a racing T-shirt, a final medal and a souvenir glass, and after passing through the finish line they can enjoy a delicious glass of wine. You can also sign up as a spectator if you only want to participate in the drinking section, and the virtual race option is available to those who want to run on their own. Sunday 9 a.m., at Schnebly Redland Winery, 30205 SW 217th Ave., Homestead; 305-242-1224; schneblywinery.com. Registration costs $ 40 for runners and $ 10 for spectators via runsignup.com. Suzannah Friscia

Wynwood Mural Fest: See Tuesday

Wynwood Mural Fest: See Tuesday

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Monday, January 18th

Relax a leisurely paddle through the Coral Gables for a quiet reflection and community with nature. Miami EcoAdventuresThe guided kayak tour, which meets at the AD Barnes Nature Center, will go down in the history of the neighborhood’s artificial waterway, including information on the area’s sights and unique wildlife. The event will follow guidelines for social distancing and sanitation and enforce the one-man kayak rule (unless the couples are from the same household). 10:00 to 13:00 on the S. Dixie and Riviera Drive under the subway. Tickets cost $ 35 miamidadeparks.com. Suzannah Friscia

Tuesday, January 19th

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch Wynwood Mural Fest before closing the virtual exhibition and touring at the end of the month. The event celebrated its second edition in late 2020 as a hybrid outdoor / outdoor street art fair, combining online programming with an interactive map for art lovers who want to see the murals in person. The virtual portal includes 12 interactive exhibitions with 360-degree displays, which users can choose on their own or in a 20-minute tour with an expert guide. The works of a number of established and new, domestic and international artists who have moved from street art to canvas are on display. Until Saturday, January 30; wynwoodmuralfest.com. Schedule a tour along the way calendly.com. Olivia McAuley

Wednesday, January 20th

Praised biographical film Nice day in the neighborhood will be screened Wednesday at SoundScape Park as part of the weekly SoundScape Cinema Series. The 2019 drama will be projected on the projection wall of the 7,000-square-foot New World Center, and Tom Hanks will star as beloved children’s TV presenter Mister Rogers. The film is based on 1998 Esquire article, “Can you say … a hero?” Tom Junoda, who recounts a journalistic encounter with Rogers after he was assigned to profile him. Despite the best intentions in the world to expose the American national treasure as something other than the benevolent being it seemed, Yunod leaves with his life changed by the host. The socially spaced projection seat is to come first, served first. 8pm Wednesday, Soundscape Park, 400 17th St., Miami Beach; 305-604-2489; mbartsandculture.org. Admission is free. Olivia McAuley

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