For those Miamians who are staying in town during Memorial Day Weekend but aren’t into the Urban Beach Weekend scene, there’s plenty of great events that are not to be missed. Here are Miami.com’s Top 10 picks for everyone from culture buffs to party animals and families.
Benoit & Sergio
Electric Pickle will be importing the Berlin/DC-based DJ duo of label DFA Records, bringing their ultra-cool brand of electronic dance to Eve nightclub in downtown Miami and will have you dancing the night away.
Details: Doors open at 11 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at Eve Nightclub, 1306 N Miami Ave; electricpicklemiami.com or evemiami.com; ages 18 and over; $20.
The Peter London Global Dance Company: Spring Nights At Arsht
The Miami-based dance troupe will wow local audiences with a choreographic sample of six new works from the much lauded company that embraces our city’s multicultural heritage in dance.
Details: 7:30 pm on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 24 at the Carnival Box Theater at Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd.; arshtcenter.org or (305) 949-6722.
Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami Presents”The Best of the Classical Repertoire Gala”
Take in a performance of some of ballet’s most revered works performed by skilled dancers, including six recently exiled Cuban National Ballet performers making their triumphant U.S. debut.
Details: 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; fillmoremb.com; $38.50-$68.50
Roofless Presents Cinema Sounds #12: Science Sounds
For a very unique night at the movies, head over to O Cinema where a Roofless Records-curated lineup of artists including Ironing, The Jellyfish Brothers, Orb Weaver, Rare Fruit and rarely seen Romulo Del Castillo will be performing live scores to science fiction and documentary films on the silver screen.
Details: 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St, Miami, Florida; www.o-cinema.org; $10
Bufu Records Power Hour!
For punk and grunge lovers, Bufu Records artists Deaf Poets, Queef and Slugage will be breaking in the new stage at Sweat Records for a night that will surely be heavy on the noise.
Details: 8 – 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; sweatrecordsmiami.com; all ages; free or suggested donation.
Enjoy this family-friendly symphony that will teach children all about the sea through imagery and poems while performers from Orchestra Miami play enchanting music.
Details: 4:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at the Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami; miasci.org; free with purchase of museum admission.
Memorial Day Bash feat. The Gaslamp Killer
Bardot kicks off the summer with this Los Angeles based DJ, whose psychedelic rock meets hip-hop sound is impossible to pin down and incredibly infectious. Joining him will be DJs N/P (Nuri & Po$hstronaut), Denzel Curry, JBZ and Niko Sacks.
Details: Doors open at 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; bardotmiami.com; ages 21 and over; $19 – 25.
Memorial Day Beach Bash at Jungle Island
Celebrate the holiday weekend with the opening of Jungle Island’s new La Playa, a new private beach that visitors can dive into. Enjoy a free BBQ lunch and special holiday activities included in admission.
Details: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; jungleisland.com; Adults: $34.95; Children ages 3-10: $26.95.
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Fans of the Reese Witherspoon comedy will surely fall head over heels for this musical adaptation presented by the Miami Children’s Theater in their biggest production yet.
Details: Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.at the Robert Russell Theater, 11155 SW 112th Avenue, Miami; miamichildrenstheater.com or 305-274-3595; $18-$30.
Ancestral Roots Festival
Find your inner self at this festival that seeks to bring us closer to nature and our past through live music performances, workshops, seminars and open mic catered to all ages.
Details: 2 p.m. – 3 a.m. Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Avenue, Miami; tobacco-road.com; $10 presale, $15 after 4:00 pm at the door, kids free.