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Miami’s Best Events You Don’t Wanna Miss This Weekend

Updated On 08/09/2018 at 03:59PM EST Updated On 08/09/2018 at 03:59PM EST
Friday
Aug 17
American Airlines Arena
Our favorite diminutive Colombian pop star sadly had to postpone her AAA show a few months ago, but is making it up bigtime by brightening up our summer with an El Dorado World Tour stop at 7:30pm. Hits will include the aforementioned “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Loca,” and at least one song in Spanish everyone in the crowd seems to know but you.
Cost: Tickets start at $70.
Friday
Aug 17
Coral Sky Amphitheater
Some might say in order to truly enjoy the art of Wiz Khalifa, one can’t be encumbered by pesky indoor smoking regulations. Fair enough. Catch the coolest guy to ever come out of North Dakota when he and Rae Sremmurd play South Florida’s biggest outdoor amphitheater at 6pm.
Cost: Tickets start at $29 on the lawn.
Friday
Aug 17
Frost Museum of Science
Summer Friday nights beg for one thing: Air conditioning. So what better place to spend them than under the big dome at the Frost museum where laser Beyonce starts at 9pm, highlighting a night of laser shows beginning with the Beatles at 7pm, continuing on with EDM, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix.
Cost: $10
Friday - Sunday
Aug 17-19
Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds
Maybe you saw our little blurb about Jurassic Quest in West Palm last week and were like “I dunno, life-size animatronic Dakotaraptors and Dilophosaurus walking around, dino fossils, digs, and dinosaurs you can actually ride sound cool and all, BUT PBC is just so far.” Fine, lazy-bones, the whole shebang comes to Dade this weekend at the fairgrounds so now you’ve got no excuse.
Cost: $20
Saturday
Aug 18
Veza Sur
Hard to believe AB-InBev’s take on a Latin-American brewery opened its doors in Wynwood a year ago this weekend. They’ll be celebrating all Saturday starting at 2pm with six different DJs and bands, a special menu from Baja Bao, and the release of Veza Sur’s special birthday beer La Super Pachanga.
Cost: Free to attend. Beer and baos are not.
Saturday
Aug 18
Beach House Pompano
It’ll be just like going to Hawaii (minus the twelve hours of flying) when Beach House Pompano and Hang Loose Surf School host their last free surf lesson of the summer at 9am behind the Beach House. It’ll be followed by a 9:30am yoga class and full-on luau on the beach from noon to 5pm.
Cost: Surf lesson is free, yoga is $10
Saturday
Aug 18
Revolution Live
If you’ve never heard the hair band cult classics of Steel Panther, do yourself a favor and look up hits like “Girl from Oklahoma” and “Just Like Tiger Woods.” Then hate yourself for laughing at them, throw on a cut-off leather vest, and see the band perform live at Culture Room at 8pm.
Cost: $38.50
Saturday
Aug 18
Tarpon River Brewery
If there’s one insect who deserves a holiday, it’s the ever-important honey bee. And wouldn’t ya know it, Saturday is National Honey Bee Day. With this in mind, the folks at Tarpon River are celebrating by releasing their new Honey Love Imperial Crème Ale with a party starting at 2pm. There’ll also be local artisans on hand selling all varieties of honey-based arts and crafts, and live shows from Hot Whiskey at 2pm and 4pm.
Cost: Free to attend. Beers start at $4 a can.
Saturday
Aug 18
Lucky’s Tavern
School is back in -- or almost back in -- so why not admit to your friends you were a colossal nerd in high school, bust out stuff you haven’t worn since 2005, and join the Naughty Nerd pub crawl through Ft. Lauderdale? Nerdy folks will get a free drink at Lucky’s, Public House, Sway, and Booze Garden starting at 8pm.
Cost: $15
Saturday - Sunday
Aug 18-19
Mana Wynwood
Local, non-profit organization Style Saves is hosting its eighth annual back-to-school event at Mana, where more than 5,000 needy kids will receive school supplies and uniforms for the upcoming school year. There’ll also be fun, family-friendly activations like free beauty services, arts & crafts, dance performances and more. Volunteers can do their part and sign up by emailing info@stylesaves.org.
Cost: Free. But your soul will be richer for it.