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Everything Awesome Happening in Miami This Weekend

Updated On 02/15/2018 at 05:38PM EST Updated On 02/15/2018 at 05:38PM EST
Alvin Ailey American Dance
Alvin Ailey American Dance | Paul Kolnik
Friday - Saturday
Feb 23-24
Hard Rock Live!
Larry David and Julia Louis Dreyfus are on TV all the time. But Jerry? He’s just traveling the world doing stand up and collecting fat syndication checks. Check out his latest act at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, with 8pm shows on Friday and Saturday.
Cost: Tickets start at $80
Friday
Feb 23
Museum of Contemporary Art
If you’ve never seen Grammy nominee Bobby Thomas, Jr. perform in person, you must head to MOCA on Friday for his free show at 8pm. He’ll show you one of the most impressive displays of percussion you’ll ever see, with hands moving across drums in a blur, making sounds that seem as if three people are performing.
Cost: Free
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Alvin Ailey American Dance
Friday - Saturday
Feb 23-24
Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing arts
Did you know America’s premiere Black dance company is headed up by a couple of Miami natives? Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle and star dancer James Roberts return home with a blues-inspired program featuring the music of John Coltrane, with nightly performances, and Saturday and Sunday matinees.
Cost: Tickets start at $29
Saturday - Sunday
Feb 24-25
Bergeron Rodeo Grounds
We don’t get much chance to see real cowboys in Miami, but this weekend the Orange Blossom Festival Rodeo goes down in Davie with two days of bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, and more. The weekend also includes a Saturday morning parade, live concerts from Steeltown Region and Smokin’ Aces, and Wild West reenactments.
Cost: Festival is free to attend, rodeo is $22
Saturday
Feb 24
MIA Beer Company
Doral’s MIA brewing celebrates its third anniversary with a big outdoor party featuring $5 beers and food from the likes of Tucker Duke’s and Ms. Cheezious. They’ll also be pouring some special release beers for the event including a Belgian blonde with orange zest, and Great Circle Coffee collaboration brown ale with Ethiopian coffee.
Cost: Free to attend, beer tickets are $5 each
Saturday
Feb 24
1 Hotel and Homes
You'll burn off at least, like, three of those burger samples from Burger Bash when Barry’s head trainer Derek DeGrazio joins celeb chef Robert Irvine for a near-death experience of a workout from 8:30-10:30am. Then negate the whole thing with food and drinks from local plnthouse.
Cost: $53.50. Or, like, two months at LA Fitness.
Saturday
Feb 24
Freehand Hostel
The guy who brought America the best airport taco shop on the planet will be creating some special dishes at 27 from 6:30-8:30pm. But before that, Odd Fellow’s Ice Cream Co. will be serving ice cream poolside from 2-6pm, with a rumored appearance from Bayless’ Abuela.
Cost: Free to attend but food and ice cream will cost money
Saturday
Feb 24
Rocco’s Tacos
Hard to believe it’s been ten years since Rocco Mangel redefined the term “taco party,” but the spot that’s combined great tacos and pouring tequila shots off the bar is celebrating its tenth anniversary in downtown West Palm. They’ll be shutting down an entire block of Clematis Street, with street food, drink specials, and a live performance from G Love and Special Sauce.
Cost: Free to attend, tacos will cost you. Possible free shots of tequila when Rocco has the bottle. 
Saturday
Feb 24
E11even
Is there really a better place to see the singer who penned such timeless lyrics as “Go insane, go insane, throw some glitter make it rain” than a 24-hour strip club? There absolutely is not. So head to E11ven, where Kesha (no $ now) will help the club celebrate its four-year anniversary.
Cost: Tickets start at $40 for ladies, $60 for men. Kesha approves.
Sunday
Feb 25
Gaijin Izakaya
Want the massive group dinner and extensive dish sampling of a SOBEWFF event without the triple-digit price tag and endless traffic? Head to Midtown where cooking class guru Eleanor Hoh (aka the Wok Star) hosts a Chinese New Year celebration with Chef Cake. The three-hour dinner starts at 5:30 and features small servings of creations from all over Asia.
Cost: $50 per person
Sunday
Feb 25
Hollywood Beach Boardwalk
Feeling guilty about all the food you ate at the festival? Get some immediate salvation (and burn, maybe, half a slice of pizza) by running in the eighth annual Outrun Hunger 5k along Hollywood Beach. The fun run/walk runs from 7:30-9:30am and all the proceeds from the race go to support Feeding South Florida in its mission to end hunger in our region.
Cost: $20