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12 Things You Absolutely Must Do in Miami This May

Published On 04/29/2015 Published On 04/29/2015
Rob O’Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO
The Raleigh Hotel

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May 1-Sep 30

Pool access at The Raleigh Miami Beach Beginning on May 1st, you can get full-day pool passes to one of the city’s most famous pools. Price is $25 on weekdays and $50 on weekends. Even better: if you TWEET out this calendar you could win two passes to the start your summer off on the right note.

The Raleigh Miami Beach

Pool access at The Raleigh Miami Beach The Raleigh Miami Beach Beginning on May 1st, you can get full-day pool passes to one of the city’s most famous pools. Price is $25 on weekdays and $50 on weekends. Even better: if you TWEET out this calendar you could win two passes to the start your summer off on the right note.

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May 2 Sat

Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival Enjoy 10 hours of spontaneous live street performances, theater, dance, and stand-up comedy. It’s 100% uncensored and unjuried, so don’t be surprised if there’s cursing. The international concept has been around for decades and it is finally making its premiere in the South Florida area.  

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival Broward College Enjoy 10 hours of spontaneous live street performances, theater, dance, and stand-up comedy. It’s 100% uncensored and unjuried, so don’t be surprised if there’s cursing. The international concept has been around for decades and it is finally making its premiere in the South Florida area.  

Mitchell Zachs

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May 5 Tue

Cinco De WallBrawl What’s better than downing tons of tequila on Cinco de Mayo? Downing FREE tequila and Mexican bites while artists compete in live art demos. Plus, you get to choose who wins. Battling artists include Akim Graff, Aquarela Allyson Sabol, Claudia La Bianca, Ivan Roque, NateD, Registered Artist, Renda Writer, Ill Surge, and Bruno Vago.

Tequitzlan Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Cinco De WallBrawl Tequitzlan Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar What’s better than downing tons of tequila on Cinco de Mayo? Downing FREE tequila and Mexican bites while artists compete in live art demos. Plus, you get to choose who wins. Battling artists include Akim Graff, Aquarela Allyson Sabol, Claudia La Bianca, Ivan Roque, NateD, Registered Artist, Renda Writer, Ill Surge, and Bruno Vago.

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May 6 Wed

Neutral Milk Hotel It’s been 15 years since their last show. They’re all back together and doing a show in Miami! This is what indie rock fantasies are made of.

Olympia Theater at Gusman Center

Neutral Milk Hotel Olympia Theater at Gusman Center It’s been 15 years since their last show. They’re all back together and doing a show in Miami! This is what indie rock fantasies are made of.

Rob O’Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO

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May 6-10

Key West Songwriter’s Festival 150+ performers like Chris Young, Josh Dorr, and Logan Mize will descend on the city turning it into a live music paradise for five full days and nights. Don’t miss the main event -- a FREE outdoor concert right on Duval St at 7pm on Saturday.

Multiple locations in Key West

Key West Songwriter’s Festival Multiple locations in Key West 150+ performers like Chris Young, Josh Dorr, and Logan Mize will descend on the city turning it into a live music paradise for five full days and nights. Don’t miss the main event -- a FREE outdoor concert right on Duval St at 7pm on Saturday.

Micro Theater Miami

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May 6 Wed

Backwards and Forwards/Por Delante y Por Detrás Always popular with the Spanish crowd, now there’s an English version for the gringos. How it works: every Wednesday and Thursday, seven 15-minute plays are performed. Each performance is $5 and a new season begins every month. If you prefer to watch it in Spanish, it runs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Centro Cultural Español

Backwards and Forwards/Por Delante y Por Detrás Centro Cultural Español Always popular with the Spanish crowd, now there’s an English version for the gringos. How it works: every Wednesday and Thursday, seven 15-minute plays are performed. Each performance is $5 and a new season begins every month. If you prefer to watch it in Spanish, it runs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Allison Riley

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May 10 Sun

Feed Your Soul Mother’s Day Pop-Up Brunch Mom needs to eat, and since it’s her day, it would be nice for you (and not her) to make all the plans. Chef Amaris Jones is back and has teamed up with Chef Irie for a pop-up brunch buffet of fried chicken, red velvet waffles, DIY omelets, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and more. It’s only $35 per person, so it won’t break the bank. For reservations, contact soulbrunch@gmail.com or 954.394.2458.

Fusion Café

Feed Your Soul Mother’s Day Pop-Up Brunch Fusion CafĂ© Mom needs to eat, and since it’s her day, it would be nice for you (and not her) to make all the plans. Chef Amaris Jones is back and has teamed up with Chef Irie for a pop-up brunch buffet of fried chicken, red velvet waffles, DIY omelets, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and more. It’s only $35 per person, so it won’t break the bank. For reservations, contact soulbrunch@gmail.com or 954.394.2458.

Buns & Buns

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May 15 Fri

Burger Beast Burger Brawl $35 gets you 20 burger samples from spots like Buns & Buns, BTW, Charm City Burger, GastroPod, Jersey Dawg, OTC, and Pincho Factory. Plus, there’ll be snacks and drinks from other Miami peeps including Velvet Crème Doughnut.

Magic City Casino

Burger Beast Burger Brawl Magic City Casino $35 gets you 20 burger samples from spots like Buns & Buns, BTW, Charm City Burger, GastroPod, Jersey Dawg, OTC, and Pincho Factory. Plus, there’ll be snacks and drinks from other Miami peeps including Velvet Crème Doughnut.

Piper Ferguson

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May 16 Sat

Go HARD Get ready to... um, go hard apparently, thanks to a sick lineup that includes Dillon Francis, Mat Zo, Rae Sremmurd, Bro Safari, What So Not, Griz, Destructo, TOKiMONSTA, and Amtrac. Let’s show them how we party, Miami.

Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

Go HARD Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park Get ready to... um, go hard apparently, thanks to a sick lineup that includes Dillon Francis, Mat Zo, Rae Sremmurd, Bro Safari, What So Not, Griz, Destructo, TOKiMONSTA, and Amtrac. Let’s show them how we party, Miami.

The Genuine Hospitality Group

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May 19 Tue

BBQ Night in Pizzaland The folks at Harry’s are just as excited about summer as we are. And they are celebrating with another year of drool-worthy BBQ. Yep, the favorite is back and this time they are teaming up with Wynwood Brewing. The $68 ticket includes BBQ, sides, dessert, and all-you-can-drink beer. This one’s going to sell out, so hurry up.

Harry’s Pizzeria

BBQ Night in Pizzaland Harry’s Pizzeria The folks at Harry’s are just as excited about summer as we are. And they are celebrating with another year of drool-worthy BBQ. Yep, the favorite is back and this time they are teaming up with Wynwood Brewing. The $68 ticket includes BBQ, sides, dessert, and all-you-can-drink beer. This one’s going to sell out, so hurry up.

Phillip Pessar

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May 23-25

WET Pool Party Memorial Day Weekend If you get stuck in town on Memorial Day weekend, it’s not the worst thing. You can either hole up in your casa or you can hang out at this sweet pool party, from the same people who do it during Ultra, three days in a row.

Congress Hotel South Beach

WET Pool Party Memorial Day Weekend Congress Hotel South Beach If you get stuck in town on Memorial Day weekend, it’s not the worst thing. You can either hole up in your casa or you can hang out at this sweet pool party, from the same people who do it during Ultra, three days in a row.

The Wolfsonian-FIU

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May 29 Fri

Sketching in the Galleries We know you’ve always aspired to draw a nude. This will help you get there, kind of. You’ve gotta learn the basics first. They provide the drawing materials and gallery stools. RSVP by emailing programs@thewolf.fiu.edu.

The Wolfsonian-FIU

Sketching in the Galleries The Wolfsonian-FIU We know you’ve always aspired to draw a nude. This will help you get there, kind of. You’ve gotta learn the basics first. They provide the drawing materials and gallery stools. RSVP by emailing programs@thewolf.fiu.edu.