The 15 best things we’re going to do in Miami this week



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Thursday, April 15th

More than a century after his death, Vincent van Gogh remains one of the most enigmatic figures in the art world. So perhaps no one should be surprised that Van Gogh fever has gripped the nation, with several immersive and interactive experiences taking place across the U.S. opening on Thursday, “Above Van Gogh: Immersive Experience” is one of two limited engagement events to be held in Miami this year. The presentation at Ice Palace Studios promises to immerse the viewer in a Van Gogh work like they have never seen before. Translation: Expect an encounter with large projections that will bring to life the work of a Dutch painter. It opens Thursday, at Ice Palace Studios, 1400 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-347-7400; Tickets cost $ 37 to $ 94. Jose D. Duran

After a one-year hiatus due to a pandemic, Latin American Music Awards they returned – and to a new city. Moving from Los Angeles to South Florida at the BB&T Center, the sixth edition of the Latin AMA will make up for lost time with a star-set lineup including Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Sofia Reyes and scheduled performances by Carrie Underwood and Spanish pop star David Bisbal. This year’s candidates are Carol G, J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Anuel AA, and the winners were chosen by ballot. Broadcast on Thursday at 7pm on Telemund. Olivia McAuley

Every third Thursday of the month, North Beach Bandshell hosts its North Beach Social concert series. This week, Rajesh Bhandari enters the scene. For more than 20 years, Bhandari has mastered the tabla, a double drum that originated centuries ago in northern India. He has released several albums with various supporting musicians, and even performed with Shakir on her halftime show Super Bowl 2020. Singer, songwriter and pianist Chantil Dukart opens the show with a unique blend of jazz, pop and R&B. 19:00 Thursday, at Bandshell North Beach, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; Tickets cost $ 10 Jeremy David

Star Wars, The Force in the Gardens in the Pinecrest Gardens: See Friday

Star Wars, The Force in the Gardens in the Pinecrest Gardens: See Friday

Photo courtesy of Pinecrest Gardens

Friday, April 16th

Star Wars fans unite on Friday in a galaxy that isn’t too, far away. Join space opera fans as they pick up Pinecrest Gardens for a three-day cosplay event Star Wars, The Force in the Gardens, which includes costume competitions, fan-art drawing classes for R2-D2, film screening Star Wars: The Force Awakens, signature drinks in Cantina cypress and rare and unique artifacts on the market. Costumes are encouraged – but keep in mind that helmets are not allowed. 18:00 Friday to Sunday, at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest; 305-669-6990;; Tickets cost $ 20 Olivia McAuley

On Friday, Spam Allstars will perform at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden as part of the Garden After Dark concert series. The appearance marks the first personal concert of Spam Allstars after more than a year. The band is known for their unique sound that combines the influences of hip-hop, funk, reggae, soul and electronics, and for their unwavering commitment to performing an extremely dance concert. Allstars leader Andrew Yeomanson (AKA DJ Le Spam) will be spinning from his large vinyl collection before and after the band’s performance. Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-7256; Tickets cost $ 35 Jeremy David

Rock clothes in Miami Degreaser will celebrate its latest album release, Astrology 101, in Gramps on Friday night. The album, released by Starburn Industries, showcases the high-energy ethos of frontman Ben Katzman, along with special performances by high-quality collaborators, including Collen Green and members of Potty Mouth. The band was joined by Fat Tony, a Houston-based rapper who is like Katzman Aries. 8pm Friday, Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; Admission is free. Olivia McAuley

Blowfish at Wharf Miami: Watch Saturday

Blowfish at Wharf Miami: Watch Saturday

Photo courtesy of Wharf Miami

Saturday, April 17

Charged as “Miami’s biggest inflatable extravaganza” Blowfish on Saturday he returns to Wharf Miami with over 1,000 dinghies of all shapes and sizes. The family event – at least until sunset – also features CO2 cannons and costumed characters. Plenty of specialty drinks are available for adults, including a $ 10 “Blowfish Punch” and $ 25 bottles of pink fruit from the Côtes de Provence from noon to 4 p.m. On-site food options include Chicken Place, Spris Artisan Pizza and La Santa Taqueria. At noon on Saturday, at Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; 305-906-4000; Admission is free with RSVP via Jose D. Duran

In preparation for a favorite holiday in Miami, a comedian from Florida, from Chicago Franco Harris brings his fresh AF comedy tour to Miami Improv on Saturday. This performance presents itself as a celebration of 420. As part of the larger Fresh Drunk Stoned collective, it stays true to its name, showcasing the high-energy, rude humor of a rotating team of comedians from across the state. Harris and Blake Woodrow are the title of the iteration in Miami, and Phil Isme takes over as host. Saturday from 4:20 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Miami Improv Comedy Club, 3450 NW 83rd Ave. Suite 224, Doral; 305-441-8200; Tickets cost $ 10 Jeremy David

Tropical flea: See Sunday

Tropical flea: See Sunday

Photo courtesy of Prism Creative Group

Sunday, April 18th

The two worlds collide on Sunday thanks Oh, the Miami Poetry Festival Birds and poetry. This early morning workshop, led by wildlife and nature conservation biologist Natalie Mahomar and presented in Spanish, guides attendees through bird watching, followed by a poetry writing session inspired by nature and new learners ’knowledge about it. Tickets include an official festival bag, borrowed binoculars during the workshop, notebooks and waterproof ink pens so guests can continue their adventures with birds and poetry long after the experience. Sunday at 7:30 a.m., at AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Miami; Tickets cost $ 5 to $ 25 via Olivia McAuley

With more than 50 local artisans, small businesses and restaurants participating, Tropical fleas appears in Ace Props + Studios on Sunday. The event, organized by Prism Creative Group, aims to celebrate South Florida creators and their vintage, conversion and handmade treasures, including Naan Indian Eats for gourmets, Botanical Daydreamer for gills and Aurora Skyn ​​for beauty gurus. Previously, Prism stood behind the popular Miami Flea in A + E district, so expect the same environment, and adapted to families. Sunday to 5 p.m. at Ace Props + Studios, 398 NE 78th St., Miami; Admission is free with RSVP via Olivia McAuley

Lagniappe is still a great place to catch a set of one of the many, talented jazz musicians in Miami. Inside is an intimate wine bar with comfortable seating, whimsical lighting and excellent sound system. Meanwhile, the courtyard is a sprawling maze of tables that can be chatted with friends for hours. Every Sunday night Lagniappe hosts a drummer and composer Rodolfo Zuniga, one of the busiest musicians in South Florida, along with his band. A native of Costa Rica, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and his sets range from cool and collected to ballistic rhythms, and he also represents who is who on the jazz scene in Miami. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in Lagniappe, 3425 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-0108;; Admission is free. Jeremy David

Monday, April 19th

In Spanish, the word “embankment” it is often used as a pejorative against lesbians. On Monday, a Cuban-American poet Charitable Moro-Gronlier will bring back this charged word and celebrate the release of his first collection of poems, Dyke. Gronlier, whose work deals with Cuban-American, lesbian and human experience, has been nominated for three Pushcart Awards and is a professor of English at Florida International University and Miami Dade College. This virtual event will include readings by Gronlier and several of her friends: Mia Leonin, Alexandra Regalado, Emma Trelles, Elisa Albo, among others. 19 to 20 hours; Admission is free. Jeremy David

Rum and bass in Coyo Tac: See Tuesday

Rum and bass in Coyo Tac: See Tuesday

Photo by Deyson Rodriguez

Tuesday, April 20th

III points only happen in October, but you can celebrate 420 with your more blurred sibling, III Joints, on Tuesday. The annual marijuana event returns to the Space Park with three music areas with 20 local works. Expect everything from a disco, a house on the left field and psychedelic sounds. There will also be an ambient space where entertainers will stretch out while watching music projections. Bar Lab will prepare CBD-based cocktails on site, as well as a host of food options to minimize those drinks. Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Space Park, 298 NE 61 St., Miami; Tickets cost $ 10 to $ 15 en route, $ 20 at the door. Jose D. Duran

Coyo Taco celebrates all things marijuana with a special issue of the weekly Walshy Fire Rum and bass a party in the infamous spikeasy behind the Wynwood Taqueria. The smoking lineup includes DJs Kyle Desouza, Slim City, Sex Ed and, of course, Walshy Fire. The fun is, as always, free, and while guests wait to enter, they can spin the prize wheel for a chance to get services like a “spice” grinder, rolled paper and a marked lighter. 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, at 2300 NW Second Ave. Coyo Taco Street, Miami; 305-573-8228; Admission is free. Olivia McAuley

Wednesday, April 21st

Dušan Makejev’s film from 1971 WR: Mysteries of the organism is a challenging, historically significant piece of erotic cinematography that explores the relationship between sexuality and communism. It’s one part fiction, one part documentary, which uses an unconventional blend of vintage footage and a fictional narrative about a young girl’s sexual awakening. He also attaches great importance to the life and work of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. About Cinema South Beach will show this vital piece of Yugoslav erotic cinema only one night. 19:00 Wednesday, at O ​​Cinema South Beach, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-471- 3269; Tickets cost $ 10. Jeremy David

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