Best things to do in Miami this week 18.-24. November 2021

Thursday, November 18th

If you’ve been missing live animals, fun rides, even a circus, you’ll be glad to know that Miami-Dade County Youth Fair coming faster than you think. This year, you can grab your elephants and sugar sugar from Thursday through December 5th. After a reasonable year due to COVID and the possibility of mini-drive-thru food, this year’s edition will bring all the carnival tours and side shows you’ve been missing. Individuals who have purchased tickets for the canceled 2020 edition can use their already purchased entrance fee and take a guest with them for free. 3pm Thursday through Dec. 5 at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, 10901 Coral Way, Miami; 305-223-7060; fairexpo.com. Tickets cost $ 5 to $ 35. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Few films paint a more vivid picture of 90s culture and fashion than Ignorant. The Amy Heckerling-directed film made a star out of Alicia Silverstone, while also featuring upcoming talents like Raul Rudd, the late Brittany Murphy and Donald Faison. The costume remains iconic, the script is very citable. On Thursday, the Tower Theater showcases the teenage cult classic as part of its Shop Sip Screen series, featuring themed drinks, a style swap and a mini market. 18.00 Thursday at Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-237-2463; towertheatermiami.com. Tickets cost $ 15 to $ 20. Jose D. Duran

Artist Louis Fratino uses memory and historical references to create visually captivating and intellectually stimulating art. The 28-year-old’s work mainly explores aspects of queerness seen in everyday gestures. Now you can see for yourself in person at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, which recently acquired Fratino’s work for its permanent collection. On Thursday, the artist joins ICA Speaks, where artists are invited to discuss their work and other topics with a live audience. 19:30 Thursday, at Palm Court Event Space, 140 NE 39th St., Third Floor, Miami; 305-901-5272; icamiami.org. There is free admission with RSVP. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

click to enlarge Miami Book Fair: See Friday - PHOTO WITH VALID FROM THE MIAMI BOOK FAIR

Miami Book Fair: See Friday

Photo courtesy of the Miami Book Fair

Friday, November 19th

On Friday, the Wolfsonian-FIU opens its latest exhibition, “Aerial Vision,” which explores how 20th century inventions fostered creativity and in some ways a new world. The exhibition runs through April 24, 2022, featuring Italian futurists including Renato Di Bosso, Japanese-themed aviation-themed board games and four never-before-seen studios for Dean Cornwell’s Rockefeller Plaza mural. With a mix of paintings, furniture, posters and other artifacts from its permanent collection, the museum offers an overview of innovation through the last century. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through April 24, 2022 at Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-1001; wolfsonian.org. Tickets cost $ 12; free for Florida residents and members. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

On top of the stimulating lectures and conversations are Miami Book Fair returns with its eclectic Street Fair in downtown Miami. You can find local bookstores such as books and books, vintage vendors and, for the first time, local artisans in numerous tents on the cordoned off streets adjacent to the Miami Dade College campus. The stage at the Veranda will also host music performances and entertainers throughout the weekend. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-237-3258; miamibookfair.com. There is free admission Friday; tickets cost $ 8 Saturday and Sunday. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Take full advantage of the previous sunset on Friday by star bathing and raving in Space Park. Richie Hawtin, the legendary DJ who is largely responsible for the globalization of Detroit techno and the development of techno parties, is put to the headline and is joined by São Paulo native Anna, best known for cuts like “Hidden Beauties” . Club Space resident DJ Andres Line completes the lineup. 16.00 Frida, yi Space Park, 298 NE 61st St., Miami; spaceparkmiami.com. Tickets cost $ 20 to $ 60 via eventbrite.com. Olivia McAuley

One of the funniest and most striking voices in comedy, Erik Griffin has won hearts and guts as a stand-up comedian, writer, podcaster and actor throughout his decades-long career. That I’m dying up here and Workaholics star lands in 305 on Friday for a three-night stay at Miami Improv, where he will deliver his most current hour of reflections on the quirks of life. 8 and 22:30 Friday, 7 and 21:30 Saturday and 20:00 Sunday in Miami Improv, 3450 NW 83rd Ave., Doral; 305-441-8200; miamiimprov.com. Tickets cost $ 22. Olivia McAuley

click to enlarge Poverty at Gramps: See Saturday - PHOTO: COSA NOSTRA PR

Poverty at Gramps: See Saturday

Photo by Cosa Nostra PR

Saturday, November 20th

GWN Dragon Boat brings its inauguration Miami Dragon Boat Festival to Miami Marine Stadium on Saturday. Spectators are invited to participate in the action, follow the races and learn about the dragon boat sport. There will also be a health and wellness village where participants can check out vendors and sponsors promoting a healthy lifestyle, as well as a beer garden for the less health-conscious and live entertainment with performances and demonstrations highlighting aspects of Chinese culture. 9 a.m. Saturday at Miami Marine Stadium, 3501 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; gwndragonboat.com. There is free admission for spectators. Jose D. Duran

Pride has really felt like a year-long celebration this year, with festivals taking place across the calendar due to the pandemic. This weekend it’s Fort Lauderdale’s turn to attend the party. Pride Fort Lauderdale starts on Saturday with the Pride Parade on Gay 1A, featuring artists Kitty Meow and Lady Bunny. A two-day beach bash at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park follows the parade. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday along the A1A in Fort Lauderdale; beach festival dinner until 9 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1101 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; pridefortlauderdale.org. Tickets cost $ 5 to $ 125. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Emo rapper and Palm Beach native Poverty has over 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, having developed a cult following with tracks such as “Darkness” and “Public Enemy.” Last month, he dropped his long-awaited follow-up, Party in the cemetery, and has been touring to support the release. On Saturday, he looks past Gramps for an intimate show – and the last date on the tour. Paris Shadows and Gvllow open. 6 p.m. Saturday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; gramps.com. Tickets cost $ 20 via eventbrite.com. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Fresh out with Far inside, his latest release and his debut with 4AD Records, Ecuadorian-American artist Sort is has gathered crowds of fans of his ambient-funk-encounters-latin-pop sound. The musician heads North Beach Bandshell on Saturday, giving Miami residents a chance to catch a glimpse of his ethereal stage presence and hear the new tunes ahead of his soon-to-be-announced 2022 tour. 8pm Saturday, at North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; northbeachbandshell.com. Tickets cost $ 34.50 to $ 390. Olivia McAuley

Sunday, November 21st

On Sunday, Las Rosas will host the Colombian punk outfit IRA along with local acts Antifaces and No Coffin. The show, presented by Hardcore for Punx, will feature the Medellín-based band, which has been a fixture on the South American punk scene since the 1980s. The IRA released their latest single, “Los Últimos Que Rieron”, a blistering piece of classic punk rock, in early summer. 22.00 Sunday in Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; 786-780-2700; lasrosasbar.com. There is free admission. Olivia McAuley

click to enlarge The Rolling Stones on Hard Rock Live: Watch Tuesday - PHOTO: J. ROSE

The Rolling Stones on Hard Rock Live: Watch Tuesday

Photo by J. Rose

Monday, November 22nd

Swampspace Art Gallery has rolled out its first exhibition for Miami Art Week: a solo show by Ruth Burotte. Titled “Solo, Not Alone,” the exhibition by the Haitian-American artist pushes viewers into a world of superheroes from her own creation – a jumble of inspirations from, among others, Japanese manga and hip-hop culture. The show can be seen in public until December 31st. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, at Swampspace, 3940 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-710-8631; swampspace.com. There is free admission. Olivia McAuley

Tuesday, November 23rd

Sixty years into their legendary career, the rolling stones still going strong. On Tuesday, they close their No Filter Tour – which started in 2017 – at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. This rearranged North American leg is the band’s first without drummer Charlie Watts, who died in August. 8pm Tuesday, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; seminolehardrockhollywood.com. Tickets cost $ 281 to $ 1,006 via ticketmaster.com. Olivia McAuley

click to enlarge 80s Ball: See Wednesday - PHOTO: CHRIS CARTER

80s Ball: See Wednesday

Photo by Chris Carter

Wednesday, November 24th

Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo Del Valle make up Buscabulla, the electronic pop duo originally from Puerto Rico, formed in 2011 in Brooklyn after orbiting each other in the city’s underground music scene. On Wednesday, the duo will dominate Ground, merging Boricua beats with layered hooky pop and electro-interjections to create their distinctive and danceable sound. 7pm Wednesday, at Ground, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; thegroundmiami.com. Tickets cost $ 15 to $ 20 via eventbrite.com. Olivia McAuley

Presented by Vagabond-at-Large and Sweat Records, 80s Prom has been a must attend before the Thanksgiving Day event since 2003. On Wednesday, the party is back at Oasis Wynwood. Partygoers can expect to vibe to all sorts of 80s music with DJs Lolo, Hottpants, Carmel Ophir, Ray Milian and Carlos Menendez at the helm. There will also be a drag performance by Karla Croqueta, food and beverage offerings and speed cameras. 20.00 Wednesday at Oasis Wynwood, 2335 N. Miami Ave., Miami; oasiswynwood.com. Tickets cost $ 15 via tixr.com. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

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