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Best things to do in Miami this week August 1-7, 2022


monday august 1st

On Monday, Kehlani brings his Blue Water Road Trip Tour to the FPL Solar Amphitheater. The concert supports the singer’s latest album, blue water road, filled with soulful vocal deliveries and sweet melodies. The disc contains the recent singles “Altar”, “Little Story” and “Up At Night” (featuring Justin Bieber). Kehlani is also known for his collaborations with artists like Jhené Aiko, Charlie Puth, Zedd and Cardi B. Rapper Rico Nasty and singer Destin Conrad are set to open Monday’s show. 8 p.m. Monday, at FPL Solar Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkamphitheatre.com. Tickets cost between $39.50 and $109.50 via livenation.com. Sophia Medina

Tuesday August 2

punk outfit Ceremony will perform under Gramps’ palm-leaf covered stage on Tuesday. The group’s latest album, that of 2019 In the spirit world now, was his sixth effort as well as his debut on Relapse Records. It received mixed reviews, with Noah Yoo of Pitchfork writing that “the band have finally found space to start carving their own path in the crowded field of indebted 80s bands”. The quintet’s latest single, “Vanity Spawned by Fear,” released in April, features a more glam-rock aesthetic while not feeling entirely alien. Also on Tuesday are shoegaze band Hotline TNT and synth-pop band Romeo Blu. 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; gramps.com. Tickets cost between $16 and $17 via eventbrite.com. Jose D. Duran

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Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Festival: see Wednesday

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Wednesday August 3

It is impossible to separate the rich history of Afro-Cuban culture from its dance and music. Perhaps that’s why Miami has Ife-Ile, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving culture through dance. On Wednesday, the group kicks off Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Festival on the theme “Dance Untamed: Rituals of Resistance for the 21st Century”. For four days, take part in dance workshops in Afro-Cuban dance like oricha, rumba, palo, yuka and arara and other dance styles like Afro-modern and belly dancing . Wednesday through Sunday at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; and Koubek Center, 2705 SW Third St., Miami; ife-ile.org/festival. Tickets cost between $20 and $200. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Thursday August 4

For some, the pandemic seems like an eternity, but many people still remember the difficulties they faced. DJ and photographer Rahsaan “Fly Guy” Alexander reflects on the harsh realities of COVID in the exhibition “Capture: a portrait of the pandemic” at the HistoryMiami Museum. The show features more than 60 images highlighting some of Miami’s pivotal moments over the past two years, from protests against racial injustice to a dying nightlife industry and widespread homelessness. 7-9 p.m. Thursday through Jan. 8, 2023, at the HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375-1492; historymiami.org. Tickets cost between $5 and $10. Sophia Medina

hobby lifeStefan Engblom from stops at E11 itself as part of the duo’s Blood, Sweat & Smiles tour. (Olle Cornéer, the other half of the band, stopped touring in 2017 due to health issues but continues to work in the recording studio with Engblom.) The Swedish producers recently released their latest album, Blood, sweat and smile, a ten-track record that should feel right at home at the megaclub on 11th Street. Tracks like “Readymade Sweat” and “This Time (Never Be Alone Again)” are reminiscent of the big venue bangers of the early 2010s. 8 p.m. Thursday, at E11even, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-829-2911; 11miami.com. Tickets cost between $20 and $30 via tixr.com. Sophia Medina

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Silvana Estrada at the Citadel: see Friday

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friday august 5

Mexican singer-songwriter Silvana Estrada goes to the Citadel for an intimate concert presented by Escala Sonora. The 25-year-old has released her debut album, Marchita, earlier this year; in the Guardianof the “best albums of 2022 so far” list, Laura Snapes called it a “thrilling arrival”. Despite his short career, Estrada has already collaborated with artists like Natalia Lafourcade, Guitarricadelafuente and Mon Laferte. 7 p.m. Friday, at the Citadel, 8300 NE Second Ave., Miami; escalasonora.com. Tickets are $45 via seetickets.us. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Jennifer and Michele Kaminski present their pop-up concept, 2 Korean Girls, at Oasis Garden in Shelborne South Beach for a weekly karaoke night. Karaoke for 2 Korean girls takes place every Friday, inviting diners to sample Korean ribs, melon salad and tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes). There’s also a 2 Korean Girls signature cocktail, created by mixologist Alexa Delgado: “The Last Imoogi,” a dragon fruit-infused Bacardi rum cocktail served with a swirl of shimmering rose gold, from Domaine de Canton, citrus and orange bitters, and garnished with an edible flower. Oh, and you can sing all the karaoke classics before and/or after your dinner. 8 p.m. Friday, at Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-1271; shelborne.com. Jose D. Duran

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The weekend

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Saturday August 6

Monster jam is back with its heavy truck jumps and car wrecking fun that will have fans and families screaming for more. Recognized as one of motorsport’s most action-packed events, Monster Jam features some of the most talented drivers in the game as they take on tough obstacles. In addition to the daredevil antics, the event will include a Pit Party where guests can see the trucks up close, watch live pre-race interviews and participate in driver Q&As. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, at FLA Live Arena, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-7000; flivearena.com. Tickets cost between $25 and $70 via ticketmaster.com. Sophia Medina

On Saturday, Dimensions Variable presents the latest collaboration between New Delhi-based artist Ayesha Singh and Miami-based artist Misael Soto. The pair worked on a series of site-specific works from 2017. Open Saturdays, “Provisional Filibuster (Little Haiti, Miami II)” uses chaotically installed scaffolding and banner-sized architectural and historical imagery. The location of the latest installation is intended to highlight the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Little Haiti, which some attribute to its higher elevation and a phenomenon known as climate gentrification. 6-9 p.m. Saturday through September 18 at Dimensions Variable, 101 NW 79th St., Miami; dimensionsvariable.net. Free entry. Jose D. Duran

Save those tears for another day – the weekend finally brings their After Hours Til Dawn Stadium tour to Hard Rock Live. The performance is late in coming – the tour has been delayed several times due to the pandemic. The Canadian artist released his critically acclaimed fourth album, After Hours, at the start of the lockdown in 2020. Despite the obstacles, he scored hits like ‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Save Your Tears’. He followed with 2022 Dawn FM, which picks up where the previous album left off. Saturday’s opening show is electronic producer Kaytranda and hip-hop producer Mike Dean. 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens, 305-943-8000; hardrockstadium.com. Tickets cost between $51 and $276.50 via ticketmaster.com. Sophia Medina

Los Angeles-based comedian Rachel Wolfson hands out the laughs at Gramps on Saturday. The Las Vegas native is known for her dry humor and ability to work with crowds. Wolfson also appeared as the first female cast member in the fourth installment of the Donkey film franchise, Fooled forever. Opening Saturday show: Long Beach comedian Mat Edgar. 8 p.m. Saturday, Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; gramps.com. Tickets are $20 via eventbrite.com. Jose D. Duran

local band Pans ends its East Coast tour with a return show at The Bridge. Members Adrian Garcia, Jack Le Sante and Keysel Peleaz are multi-instrumentalists who use live loops to create unique “orchestra-leaning indie-rock”. Last year the band released their debut album, A new desert, a folky and chamber pop effort. For the show at the Bridge, Rick Moon, April Nicole and the Floridians round out the lineup. 8 p.m. Saturday, at The Bridge, 4220 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; pansofficial.com. Tickets are $10 via eventbrite.com. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

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Meduza at Club Space: see Sunday

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Sunday August 7

Sunday mornings at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden went to the dogs. Spend quality time with Fido at Dating walk with a dog. You and your pup can explore the 83 acres during the morning hours and enjoy refreshments at the Glasshouse Cafe, where they’ll also have treats and drinks for your dog. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays, at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651; fairchildgarden.org. Tickets cost between $11.95 and $24.95. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

The Espace Club welcomes you Medouza on its terrace for an epic party long after sunrise. Duo Miguelle & Tons kick off the late-night festivities. An Italian combo of members Luca de Gregorio, Mattia Vitale and Simone Giani, Meduza’s breakthrough track 2019’s “Piece of Your Heart” propelled the dynamic trio to commercial fame, reaching number two in the UK and earning a Grammy nomination. 10 p.m. Sunday, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets are $26.46 via off.fm. Sophia Medina