Everything Fun You Can Do in Miami This Weekend

We’ve got two very legitimate reasons to drink.

Photo courtesy by Cote Miami

You’ll know summer’s winding down when you drive to work next week and discover the school zones are back. And what better way to endure that standstill than with a splitting hangover from National Tiki and National Prosecco Days, which both land this weekend? If that weren’t enough, there’s a rooftop house party and epic wine dinner Sunday night, to make sure Monday’s drive is extra painful. All that and puppy yoga highlight the best stuff going on in Miami this weekend.

Friday, August 12
Loan Depot Park
The Marlins are back in town, taking on the defending champion Atlanta Braves all weekend long. Friday night is Burger and Beer night, where $40 lands you a seat in the posh Legends Level, with a smash burger and craft beer included.
Cost: $40

Friday, August 12
Frost Science Museum
The last laser evening of summer runs this Friday at the Frost Museum, starting with a 7 pm performance of That ‘80s Laser Show. The Xennial nostalgia continues with a ‘90s Laser Show at 8 pm, followed by Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, and Queen at 11 pm.
Cost: $10

Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14
Silverspot Cinema
You ever wonder how they filmed the new Top Gun movie on an active battleship? Or did you stop caring about “reality” as soon as Maverick found a miraculously operative F-14 on a bombed out enemy airfield? Either way, you’ll learn how the movie got made during special behind-the-scenes screenings of Top Gun: Maverick, and get a free commemorative movie poster in the process.
Cost: $15.25

Saturday, August 13
Wharf Miami and Ft. Lauderdale
If you’re the type who likes to down an entire bottle of prosecco before you go out, you can keep the party rolling on the cheap for National Prosecco Day at The Wharf. They’ll be pouring two-for-one glasses from noon to 12 am, with the usual assortment of food trucks and tomfoolery.
Cost: Menu prices vary.

Saturday, August 13
Rosa Sky
Get your picture-posting muscles warmed up Saturday, because the stunning skyline view from Rosa Sky will be your backdrop for colorful tiki drinks all afternoon. The rooftop bar’s first Tiki Fest runs from 5 - 8 pm, where you’ll enjoy unlimited fruity tiki cocktails as well as rum tasting from heavyweights like Santa Teresa, Zacapa, and Papa’s Pilar.
Cost: $30 presale, $40 at the door

Saturday, August 13
Eden Roc
Eden Roc is hosting the cutest-sounding event of the weekend with a Puppy Yoga class at 10:30 am. The Esencia Wellness-led session is open to the public, and yogis will be joined by puppies from Animal Lovers Rescue looking for a home.
Cost: Suggested donation is $15

Saturday, August 13
Perez Art Museum
PAMM lets families in for free from 11 am - 3 pm, when in addition to exploring the museum you can also collaborate on an original canvas painting inspired by Cuban modernist Mariano Rodriguez. That means lots of bright colors, and paintings of animals, fruit, people, or whatever else calls you.
Cost: Free

Saturday, August 13
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
The finest Black-owned restaurants and food trucks in the city descend on FIU’s northern campus for the Black Pepper Food and Wine Festival from 3 - 8 pm. In addition to over 30 booths from renowned local eateries, you’ll also find a Black-owned wine bar from the McBride sisters, chef and mixology demos, live music, and more.
Cost: Free to attend. Food and drink prices vary.

Sunday, August 14
Cote Miami
The time-honored pairing of steak and wine takes an upward turn Sunday night during Cote’s Sommelier Supper Series. The Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse’s somm staff picks a theme each week—this week is wines from high elevations—and pairs it with the cornucopia of carne that the place is famous for.
Cost: $185-215 per person

Sunday, August 14
The Sunset Club
House music lovers don’t need to stay at Space all weekend to get their fix (of music) this week, as Twisted Funk records throws a massive party at Hollywood’s beachfront Sunset Club. DJs include Crazibiza, Andy Ruiz, and everybody’s favorite English Dolfan, DJ Ollie Sanders.
Cost: No cover with reservations. $20 at the door.

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Matt Meltzer is a contributing writer for Thrillist. Follow him on Instagram @meltrez1.