Best things to do in Miami this week 13.-19. January 2022

Thursday, January 13th

Cuban music group Cut headlines in the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens late Garden After Dark series on Thursday. Known as the Buena Vista Social Club in Miami, Cortadito plays traditional 20th-century Cuban music. Grammy winner Nestor Torres joins the band for an evening of Latin classics. Guests can experience the garden in a more intimate setting while strolling on the romantic grounds. 7pm Thursday at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-7256; Tickets cost $ 35 through Ashley-Anna Aboreden

The former Oakland Raiders cheerleader became a comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes stops at Miami Improv for a four-night stay starting on Thursday. From her viral characters to her time on Other things Saturday night sketch show, Mad TV, Johnson-Reyes has built on his success as an actor and standup with parts in Fight your enthusiasm and a nonstop national tour schedule. She also has a memoir, Who do I think I am, set to fall in March. 19.00 Thursday at Miami Improv Comedy Theater, 8300 NW 36th St., Doral; 305-441-8200; Tickets cost $ 35. Olivia McAuley

Tony Award-winning musical Tootsie has taken over the Broward Center of Performing through January 23rd. Based on the 1982 romantic comedy of the same name with Dustin Hoffman, the series follows the story of Michael Dorsey, an actor struggling to make it big, and an act of desperation pressing on. him to a role for life. The Broadway show has been a hit with both audiences and critics since its debut in 2018. Rolling stones calls it “musical comedy heaven” while it New York Times chose it as a critique choice. 8pm Thursday through Jan. 23 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; Tickets cost $ 35 to $ 95 through Ashley-Anna Aboreden

click to enlarge Art Deco Weekend: See Friday - PHOTO BY KARLI EVANS

Art Deco Weekend: See Friday

Photo by Karli Evans

Friday, January 14th

The Miami Design Preservation League pays homage to Miami Beach’s signature design style Art Deco weekend. This year’s theme is “Art Deco Celebrates the Radio”, with lectures on topics such as “Broadcast Hysteria” delivered virtually by A. Brad Schwartz, while Danielle Shapiro gives a personal speech about the American industrial designer John Vassos at Wolfsonian-FIU. The festival’s epicenter Lummus Park offers a craft and antiques market, guided tours, a classic car show, movies and live music. Friday through Sunday at Lummus Park between Fifth and 15th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; Ticket prices vary. Olivia McAuley

Synth-pop duo Deletion has had a steady stream of hits since settling on British dance floors in 1987. Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have more than deserved their place in the synth-pop hall of fame with releases such as Wild!, Choir, and Abba-like. In 2020, Erasure dropped his 18th studio album, Neonet, an ode to the couple’s original sound. Bell and Clarke head to Fillmore Miami Beach on Friday, where Australian pop duo Bag Raiders act as openers. 8 p.m. Friday, at Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; Tickets cost $ 55 to $ 75 via Olivia McAuley

Have you ever dreamed of being a guest at Jay Gatsby’s extravagant parties? Now you have the chance to experience the glamor of the roaring twenties at the great Gatsby party in the historic – and contemporary – Alfred I. Dupont Building in downtown Miami. From eclectic entertainment to speakeasy suites to delicious cocktails, the travel company promises to look like anything you’ve ever experienced before. Get dressed in your prettiest 1920s attire and ready for nostalgic excesses. 23:00 Friday and Saturday at the Alfred I. Dupont Building, 169 E. Flagler St., Miami; Tickets cost $ 110 to $ 225. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

click to enlarge Palomino Blonde at Gramps: See Saturday - PHOTO: STEPH ESTRADA / @ STEPHHESTRADA

Palomino Blond at Gramps: See Saturday

Photo by Steph Estrada / @ stephhestrada

Saturday, January 15th

Otakufest, a two-day festival-meets-convention celebrating anime, manga, cosplay, video games and comic fandom, occupies the Miami Airport Convention Center on Saturday with live panels, costume contests and music performances. Meet and greet anime and animation guests like Trina Nishimura from Attack on Titan and capture performances by local and national bands such as local pop duo Seizure Machine and rapper Emyhr Rhymes. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; Tickets cost $ 33 to $ 90 via Olivia McAuley

Described by Iggy Pop as “one of Miami’s brightest lights”, four-piece outfit Palomino blond celebrates the release of its EP on the inside at Gramps on Saturday, with special guests Mold !, Melts and Big Child. Produced, mixed and recorded by Torches Jonathan Nuñez, on the inside is the expected debut of the buzzing band that cultivated a cult following in a few years with tracks like “Creature Natural” and “Damage”. 19:30 Saturday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; There is free admission. Olivia McAuley

Coral Gables Art Cinema’s After Hours series is currently hosting a Pedro Almodóvar bingeathon, after kicking things off last Saturday with a screening of Women on the brink of a nervous breakdown, the film that brought the Spanish author international recognition. This Saturday, the series continues with a screening of the erotic drama from 1997 Live meat with a younger Javier Bardem (before he was successful in Hollywood) and the Italian actress Francesca Neri. The retrospective continues later this month with screenings on Everything about my mom on January 22, Poor education on January 25 and The flower of my secret on January 29th. 21.00 Saturday at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 786-472-2249; Tickets cost $ 12.75. Jose D. Duran

click to enlarge WhoMadeWho at Club Space: See Sunday - PHOTO: PETRA KLEIS

WhoMadeWho on Club Space: See Sunday

Photo by Petra Kleis

Sunday, January 16th

It’s full moon on Saturday and Faena Hotel Miami Beach will make the most of the lunar phase with its monthly Full moon sound meditation led by Tierra Santa Healing House wellness director Agustina Caminos and didgeridoo player and sound healing teacher Jared Bistrong. Converging in front of the hotel’s iconic Damien Hirst’s golden mammoth statue, guests can expect to be guided through body movements, breathing and experiencing a drum and didgeridoo sound bath. 18:30 Sunday, at Faena Hotel Miami Beach, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-8800; Tickets cost $ 40 through Olivia McAuley

Danish trio WhoMadeWho seems to have a love affair with Miami. Tomas Høffding, Tomas Barford and Jeppe Kjellberg performed at III Points back in October and then returned in December for a performance at Rakastella. Now they’re back in Magic City for a Sunday set at Club Space. The group has always avoided being thrown out and is currently presenting a hybrid DJ set that combines live instrumentation with programmed effects. “Although our album has always been electronic – the live stuff we’ve done is usually based on drums and two singers just rocking out with a beat from four to the floor,” Høffding said. New Times In November. Expect more of the same Sunday on the patio. 22.00 Sunday, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; Tickets cost $ 15 to $ 40 via Jose D. Duran

Berlin-based British DJ producer Stephanie Sykes stops at Treehouse on Sundays for an end to the week where techno-beats are heavy. Sykes was attracted to DJ’ing after a trip to Ibiza at the age of 15, and she has managed to become one of the best techno wizards out there. She has stayed at European nightclubs such as Khidi and Corsica Studios. At Treehouse, she will spin with Feph and Mr. Tron. 21.00 Sunday at Treehouse 232 23rd St., Miami Beach; 786-318-1908; Tickets cost $ 20 via; there is free admission before noon Ashley-Anna Aboreden

click to enlarge Miami Heat vs.  Toronto Raptors at FTX Arena: See Monday - PHOTO: KEVIN C. COX / GETTY IMAGES

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors at FTX Arena: Watch Monday

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Monday, January 17th

Currently sitting in fourth place in the Eastern Conference Miami heat meets the Toronto Raptors in seventh place at the FTX Arena on Monday. Coach Erik Spoelstra and the players hope to keep the momentum up before the April finals. The Raptors hardly look like the team that won the championship in 2019, so the Heat should be able to send the Raptors back to the Mesozoic era. 19:30 Monday at FTX Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; Tickets cost $ 15 to $ 375 through Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Tuesday, January 18th

Every Tuesday, Hjørnet hosts its Downtown Jazz night feature “Miami’s finest players.” Yes, believe it or not, the corner can be fun outside at 3am to 7pm. Presented by Miami Jazz Bookings, this week you can enjoy the stylings of Derek Fairholm (piano), Lucas Apostoleris (drums), Cisco Dimas (trumpet), and Brian Tate (bass) while sipping expertly developed cocktails and sipping some light bidder. Best of all? You will definitely be in bed before sunrise. 22:00 Tuesday, at the corner, 1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-961-7887; Jose D. Duran

Wednesday, January 19th

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens restarts a tradition started by the industrialist James Deering, the estate’s original owner, with a special showing of the 1986 comedy Pengegraven as part of its Vizcaya Late series. The audience should keep their eyes open for a scene recorded in the historic home. The event includes discussions about historical leisure activities in Vizcaya, plus a free map of locations throughout the property where other films have been filmed. (Note: Lawn chairs and associated equipment are not allowed on the property.) 6pm Wednesday at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-250-9133; Tickets cost $ 10 through Olivia McAuley

Guitarist and singer-songwriter JD Simo stops at Kulturstuen on Wednesday. Before going solo, Simo stood in front of the Nashville rock band that bore his name and quietly out in 2017. He later released his first proper solo album, Departure at 11, in 2019, followed by a self-titled album in 2020. His third album, Tank control, fell back in November. With Simo on Wednesday, the Boston-bred band is GA-20. 19:30 Wednesday, in Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; Tickets cost $ 15 through Ashley-Anna Aboreden


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