7 Thing to Do in Miami This Week (March 9th – March 15th)
Find the perfect experiences and events in Miami with our daily curated guides. Whether you’re looking for things to do in Miami, Wynwood, Brickell, Design District, Coral Gables or Miami Beach our local curators have been living, working and playing in the ‘Magic City’ and are passionate about seeking and sharing their most recent discoveries here for your convenience and enjoyment.
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Discover why Miami is called the Magic City! Enjoy a spectacular night under the starts. We will be paddling out to enjoy a spectacular sunset and watch the Miami Skyline light up! The City lights glimmer as do the stars above the Miami Skyline and Port of Miami. We will then start our way back to the Outdoor Center and watch the Full Moon rise before us. The Moonlight will guide our way back to the Outdoor Center. This month, the moon is going to be BIGGER and BETTER. Come join us for a tour and stay after for some s’mores and watch our fire spinning performers! It’ll be sure to be a night to remember!
CAN I BRING MY OWN KAYAK/BOARD/CANOE?
Yes, you can! Please be sure to RSVP ahead of time by selecting the BYOB option. All crafts are required to have a coastguard approved light. Each person on the craft must have a lifejacket accessible to them. Children are REQUIRED by law to have them all. Lights and Lifejackets are required for these paddles. No lights/lifejackets, no paddle, it’s the law. All BYOBs must be set up by the launch at least 20 minutes before start time.
TIME & PLACE:
Meet at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, 3801 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149. Please arrive at least 30-minutes before your event start time. Late arrivals are non-refundable.
This paddle is suitable for experienced beginners. Conditions will determine the length and final route. Not recommended for first-time paddle boarding or kayaking. We will paddle at a leisurely pace.
Final destination and route are subject to weather. The lagoon is always sheltered, and the creek is calm. We’ll paddle to Norris Cut and either the beachside or the port. Both are spectacular at night. It will be dark so please, stay together. We’ll make a stop on the water along the way from which we can enjoy the sights.
Absolutely. Bring something for the grill, a beverage, and a dry change of clothes. Bring something to share and be prepared to chill with new and old friends. Dominoes, music, view the lovely night sky… If you drink, you must drink responsibly. We do not sell or serve alcohol. Beer and wine are ok, but you must bring your own. Hard liquor is not welcome. Soft drinks, snacks, insect repellent, and lights are available from the park store.
Kayaks, Paddleboards, and Surf Skis are available for rent through Virginia Key Outdoor Center. All Rentals include kayak/paddleboard, paddle, life jacket, and light.
Virginia Key Outdoor Center 3801 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, Florida 33149
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7 PM – 12 AM
Service industry veterans and newbies alike are invited to our celebration of Miami’s service community. Enjoy specialty cocktails, wine, and beer from our After Hours Happy Hour menu, grab bites from our eleven chef-driven vendors, and catch up with friends old and new.
Stirred Old Cuban, $7
B.A. Vieux Carre, $7
Founders “Solid Gold” Golden Lager, $5
Wynwood Brewery “La Rubia” Blonde Ale, $5
Founders “All Day IPA”, $5
WINE BY THE GLASS
Red, White, Rosé, or Sparkling, $ 7
Politan Row Miami 140 NE 39th Street, Miami, Florida 33137
Wednesday, March 11 2020, at 8 PM – 11 PM
HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton’s’s creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award ® Winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS.
HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater. The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132
Thursday March 12, 20200 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Nerd Nite is a monthly event during which several folks give fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer!
This month’s speakers and topics:
1) Girls Gone Wild: Women Protecting South Florida’s National Parks
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’ activism on behalf of the Everglades and other ecosystems is legendary, but she is far from the only woman who played a significant role in creating and protecting national parks in our area. Celebrate Women’s History Month and the centennial of women’s suffrage by meeting May Mann Jennings, Juanita Greene, Polly Redford and others who fought, and continue to fight, to create an environmental legacy here in South Florida.
Gary Bremen is a national park nerd and a marine science educator. He holds the prize for giving the most Nerd Nite presentations in South Florida.
2) Pop Culture Nostalgia and the Dangerous Obsession With a Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away
by Ricardo Williams
Think about every single character or franchise that you have grown to love; there’s a good chance they’re all owned and/or distributed by the Walt Disney Company. Sure it’s cool that we’ll get to see the Fantastic Four and the X-Men on the big screen with the Avengers (someday) and yes, it’s great that Star Wars has creative and financial freedom on Disney+ to produce an incredible live action series like the Mandalorian– but the concentration of power
under one powerful entity is traditionally not a good thing (just look at the stories of the previously mentioned properties for reference). In this talk, we’ll navigate the public’s dangerous obsession with pop culture and how Hollywood is laughing all the way to the bank from our unhealthy addiction.
Ricardo Williams is a program director, event organizer, digital influencer, and filmmaker. Since studying communications at Pace University in New York City, he’s appeared in commercials and independent films, composed soundtracks and produced albums, organized educational programming, and advised on political campaigns. He’s also guest lectured on film theory and video production at New York’s School of Visual Arts. Since 2013, Ricardo has organized and hosted Nerd Nite Orlando.
3) The Crucifixion of Tupac Shakur
by Jorge Velasco
In the 25 years Tupac was alive he sold millions of records, set the tone for West Coast rap, and was the face of the fastest growing genre in the United States. On September 13, 1996 he was shot and killed in a violent drive by shooting, however, his post death career engraved itself in the genetic make up of modern hip hop. This presentation will explore the influence that a premature death has on the legacy of a given individual. We will briefly speak of Marilyn Monroe and Malcom X, but we will primarily focus on the career of Tupac and how his life and death shaped the paradigm of hip hop.
Jorge Velasco is a Miami raised hip hop fan who has spent years defending his very decisive and controversial hip hop opinions. He also made eye contact with Lil Wayne at a shoe store once.
Schedule for the night:
4:00 – 7:00 Happy hour
6:00 – 7:00 Fun and games
7:30 Presentations begin
9:30 Double Stubble
Come join us for a beer, learn something new, and meet fellow nerds. Tell your friends and help us spread the word about Nerd Nite Miami at Gramps!
Gramps 176 NW 24th St, Miami, Florida 33127
Friday, March 13 2020, at 5 PM – 10 PM
best South Florida community event and family’s festival to all ages to enjoy on every Fridays from 5pm to 10pm with plenty of free parking!!!
Bring your blankets and chairs
Tell your neighbors and friends to join us for great evening of fun to all and happiness with great South Florida food trucks, music, bouncehouse, kids activities. This event brought to you by motysgrill and miamifoodtrucksevents.com
- Monster burgers
- Sandwich Giuseppe
- Bubble fresh
- Santos churros
- The milk shake
- Potato corner
- A@A Smooties
- Bbq chef holmes
Food Trucks Fridays Fiesta Tropical Park 7900 sw 40th st, Miami, Florida 33155
Saturday, March 14 2020, at 9 PM – 2 AM
The Hearts & Stars Gala will take place Saturday, March 14th, 2020 from 9 PM to 2 AM at Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza. Guests will enjoy top entertainers, complimentary food from some of the best restaurants and caterers in South Florida as well as complimentary premium cocktails. This is a black-tie event and the dress code is strictly enforced. Jeans and sneakers are prohibited. Gentlemen must wear jackets.
The Hearts & Stars Gala will be produced by the global event designers and the Emmy Award winning team at Live It Productions.
Enjoy all three nights of the Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend with the Gala Weekend Pass! The Gala Weekend Pass includes one (1) ticket to the Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party, admission for one (1) to the Private VIP Donor Reception, and one (1) General Admission ticket to the Hearts & Stars Gala.
Miami Design District's Jungle Plaza 140 NE 39th Street, Miami, Florida 33137
Sunday, March 15 2020, at 10 AM – 11:30 AM
The Class by Taryn Toomey is a music driven practice where we exercise the body to engage the mind. Through physical conditioning, we “work out” mental and emotional behaviors to create new tools for experiencing life.
Through a series of repetitive simple cardio and strength-based exercises, students are invited to witness their response to whatever arises during the movement. This can be anything from physical discomfort to unexpressed emotions leading the participants through a journey of engaging with the body as a lever to the mind. More often than not, the same internal dialogue that shows up during The Class is also showing up off the mat. It is a wringing out, literally and figuratively, of the body, mind, and soul.
The Sacred Space Miami 105 NE 24th St, Miami, Florida 33137
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