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The Weekend Playbook: Get free coffee, then see fireworks, laser shows, and Ginuwine

Fireworks over Miami

Before You Crush July 4th Weekend, Fuel Up With Free Coffee South Beach’s favorite Mediterranean restaurant/coffee bar Aroma Espresso just opened its first mainland Miami location at Dadeland this month. Tweet us why you need espresso so bad and the best five win a $10 gift card to try it out

Thursday, July 4th Coconut Grove’s hot dog-eating contest starts in the CocoWalk Courtyard at 4p. Last year’s winner downed 10 dogs in 10mins for $1000 in prizes. See if anyone can top it
Blackbird Ordinary rings in the 4th by inflating a giant kiddie pool in the backyard, hosting a bikini contest next to it, and serving up barbecue and popsicles.
‘Murica, y’all
Don’t have a friend with a balcony overlooking Biscayne Bay? Head to the Mondrian South Beach for the best bayside view of the fireworks, no cover, and a full menu including turkey brats, baby back ribs, and La Caja pulled pork. Believe us,
the view’s sick

Ginuwine is riding his pony all the way back from wherever he’s been and playing the Knight Concert Hall with Tyrese and Tank at 8p. That’s all the fireworks you need, right there, so get tickets

Friday, July 5th Unwind from the July 4th madness with dominoes, bocce ball, board games, grilled specialties, and a free ice cream float bar poolside at The James Royal Palm.

See the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Jimi Hendrix set to lasers, plus a free Planetarium Star Show and rooftop observatory viewing at Miami Science Museum. The star show starts at 7p, the lasers at 9p. Get the details and explore the museum
What'd we miss? Probably nothing, but if we by chance did, hit the comments below and let the world know.