Things To Do

The Ten Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Emo Night 305 at the Anderson: See Friday
Emo Night 305 at the Anderson: See Friday Photo courtesy of Emo Night 305

Friday, July 22

Homegrown hip-hop festival Rolling Loud returns to Hard Rock Stadium with another jampacked lineup of hip-hop heavyweights. This year's headliners — Kendrick Lamar, Ye, and Future — are joined by acts like Playboi Carti, Lil Durk, Saweetie, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Kodak Black, and A$AP Ferg further down the bill. Beyond the music, the festival also offers carnival rides, beauty stations, art installations, and a tattoo shop. 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens; 855-663-0192; Tickets cost $349 to $1,414. Sophia Medina

Emperial Music Group turns up the heat for the Kulture Summer Fest, a music event showcasing the talents of independent artists at the Miami Beach Bandshell. Hosted by 99Jamz's Supa Cindy, the event features music by DJ DukeLive and special performances by Ink Cudi, Wan Billz, Jack Hess, and Bennie Bates. Show your support: The festival's best performer receives a $5,000 cash prize. 3 p.m. Friday, at Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; Tickets cost $10. Sophia Medina

Still mourning the loss of Las Rosas? Fret not! One of its most popular monthly events, Emo Night 305, is alive and well. Now taking place at the Anderson, the party remains the same: an ode to your teenage angst in the form of a celebration of all things emo and pop-punk. Partygoers can expect emo karaoke along with a live performance by Manic Frequency and beats by resident DJ Lindersmash. 8 p.m. Friday, at the Anderson, 709 NE 79th St., Miami; 786-401-6330; Admission is free. Ashley-Anna Aboreden
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Matteo Lane at Miami Improv: See Friday
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The 36th-annual International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami continues this weekend with a performance of Rota at the Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts. Written by Argentinian playwright Natalia Villamil, Rota is a moving drama focusing on intense themes of death, motherhood, and perseverance. The performance is in Spanish with English subtitles. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; Tickets cost $25 to $35. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

If you're on GayTok (that's gay TikTok for you straight people), then you know Matteo Lane. The 36-year-old stand-up comedian stops at the Miami Improv for a three-night stint. Lane has made appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and the reboot of Will & Grace. He's also putting together an animated series called Kickass Drag Queen, featuring contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race. 8 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday, at Miami Improv, 3450 NW 83rd Ave., Doral; 305-441-8200; Tickets cost $28 to $38. Ashley-Anna Aboreden
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Death Becomes Her at Coral Gables Art Cinema: See Saturday
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Saturday, July 23

As part of Flaming Classic's Summer Camp Redux program, Coral Gables Art Cinema screens the Robert Zemeckis high-camp classic Death Becomes Her. Starring Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn, the film explores greed, vanity, sex, and, of course, death. Though it was a commercial success upon its release in 1992, Death Become Her seemed to perplex critics, who found the satirical film "hollow." Leave it to the queer community to breathe new life into a film and turn it into a cult classic. 9 p.m. Saturday, at Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 786-472-2249; Tickets cost $11.75. Jose D. Duran

All-vinyl imprint Sports Records has been championing house music since its inception. On Saturday, Sports celebrates its achievements with 6 Years of Sports at Floyd. Serving as headliners are Los Angeles producer Liquid Earth and Toronto's Ciel, making her Miami debut. Last year's event at ATV Records was a packed-to-the-gills affair, so expect Saturday to be much of the same. Thank God for good house music. 11 p.m. Saturday, at Floyd, 40 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-608-2824; Tickets cost $14.80 via Jose D. Duran

Break out the Quija board and your fiercest Nancy Downs looks for Seance, a witch-house rave hosted by Queer Parties. Like any good coven gathering, the location is a mystery and will only be revealed to ticketholders. But never mind the venue, the lineup includes Optikal Records members Specs, Opal°, and Near Dark, along with Perreo del Futuro's SATURNSARii. The music promises to be the sleaziest goth, darkwave, techno, industrial, and EBM you've ever witnessed. 11 p.m. Saturday, at an undisclosed location; Tickets cost $15. Jose D. Duran
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Incubus at iThink Financial Amphitheatre: See Sunday
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Sunday, July 24

Incubus fans, take this as your "Warning." "Hold the wheel and drive" to the iThink Financial Amphitheatre, where the alternative rock band makes a stop on its 2022 summer tour. With a career spanning three decades, Incubus has scored several chart-topping albums and hits, the apex coming with the release of 1999's Make Yourself and 2001's Morning View. The band's latest release, the 2020 EP Trust Fall (Side B), was a long-awaited companion to 2015's Trust Fall (Side A). Opening are Sublime With Rome and power trio the Aquadolls. 7 p.m. Sunday, at iThnk Financial Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883. Tickets cost $25 to $1,010 via Sophia Medina

Break out the salt and lime: It's National Tequila Day, and Wynwood Marketplace is hailing the boozy holiday. Guest are welcomed to indulge in an array of tequila-based drinks with sweet deals, from $5 tequila shots to $20 margarita pitchers. (Bonus: If you RSVP ahead of time, you'll get a margarita on the house!) Once the shots are poured and the drinks are flowing, party it up on the dance floor with live music. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-461-2700; Admission is free with RSVP via Sophia Medina
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Ashley-Anna Aboreden is a Miami native and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She is an English graduate from FIU and is currently receiving her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She has an everlasting love for shih tzus (especially hers), chocolate chip cookies, and vintage books.
Jose D. Duran is the associate editor of Miami New Times. He's the strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's cultural scene since 2006. He has a BS in journalism and will live in Miami as long as climate change permits.
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