Miami Events

This Weekend’s Must-Hit Miami Events

People complain about summer in Miami, but if you don’t mind humidity and occasionally having to ford a river on your evening commute, it can be a pretty great time. Tourists and snowbirds aren’t here in force, and we can enjoy cool stuff now we never could in, say, March. We are, of course, talking about this weekend’s kickoff of Miami Spice. But also about a free beer pool party at The Generator, a watermelon-themed beer release party in Lauderdale, and street art at the Westfield Mall. All that and Laser Beyonce highlight the best stuff going on in South Florida this weekend.

Join the Bey-hive at Laser Beyoncé

Friday, August 2
Frost Science Museum
Try and resist the temptation to get up and do the “Single Ladies” dance — or start smashing mailboxes — when you attend Frost Science’s laser Beyonce at 7pm. If you’d rather watch something a little more… relaxed, you can also catch the Rolling Stones at 8pm, Gorillaz at 9pm, and the classic midnight Pink Floyd: Welcome to the Machine.
Cost: $10

Kick off Miami Spice with our Deal of the Week: Stripsteak

Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4
It’s that time of year again, when Miami’s usually-cost-prohibitive eateries open their doors to those who can’t afford $28 for a cheeseburger. This week’s best deal can be found at the fabulous Fontainebleau’s StripSteak, where you’ll make the most of the menu by ordering the “Instant Bacon” pork belly; the 8-ounce filet mignon; and the Key lime pie. Usually that would cost you $82, but not today.
Cost: $39.95. That’s a $42 savings.

Score a free ice cream sundae by donating a backpack

Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4
Hoffman’s Chocolates
Starting this weekend and running through August 11th, Hoffman’s Chocolates is running a back-to-school backpack drive, where everyone who brings a new pack into any of its Broward or Palm Beach County stores will get a free ice cream sundae with their donation.
Cost: One new backpack

Hit a watermelon-themed beer party

Saturday, August 3
Tarpon River Brewing
No fruit embodies summer like watermelon, so spend Saturday immersing yourself in the stuff when Tarpon River celebrates the release of its new Wit-R-Melon beer. In addition to plenty of suds, there’ll also be Wit-R-Melon slushies, a watermelon-themed menu, a watermelon toss, watermelon carving contest, and live music.
Cost: Free to attend.

Sample free Sazerac and play highly-inappropriate trivia

Saturday, August 3
Batch Gastropub
The tasteless gentlemen who run Brickell’s stalwart sports bar are continuing their summer educational series Saturday at 10pm, where Adult Trivia will teach you all kinds of things you never wanted to know. This weekend you’ll also get free samples of Sazerac, and a free drink if you show up at 9:30pm. Trivia starts at 10pm.
Cost: Free to attend

Pregame with free champagne

Saturday, August 3
Katsuya South Beach
Ladies, ladies, ladies! This Saturday there’ll be no need to chat up dudes born during the Kennedy administration to get free Champagne. Katsuya South Beach is kicking off is new ladies night from 8-11pm, with free bubbly for women in the Dragon Lounge and, as required by law, a live DJ.
Cost: FREE! (But not for you, gentlemen. You still have to pay.)

Travel to Spain without leaving Miami

Saturday, August 3
InterContinental Miami
Spain is glorious in the summer. Of course, it’s also a nine-hour flight away and full of tourists so why not get the best of Spain without even having to cross the causeway? The InterContinental Downtown will host its Tour of Spain event from 6-10pm, where you’ll enjoy wine tastings, flamenco music, all the Spanish cuisine you can handle, and a signature cocktail made for the event. Plus, one lucky winner will get a free stay at the InterContinental in Madrid and a tour of the Rioja wine country.
Cost: Tickets are $100, but use code VIVASPAIN to get 15% off.