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The best things to do in Miami this week, August 1-7, 2022 | Pro Club Bd

Monday, August 1st

On Monday, Kehlani brings their Blue Water Road Trip Tour to the FPL Solar Amphitheater. The concert supports the singer’s latest album, Blue Waterway, filled with soulful vocal performances and soothing melodies. The record includes recent singles “Altar,” “Little Story,” and “Up At Night” (featuring Justin Bieber). Kehlani is also known for her collaborations with the likes of Jhené Aiko, Charlie Puth, Zedd and Cardi B. Rapper Rico Nasty and singer Destin Conrad will open Monday’s show. Monday, 8 p.m., at the FPL Solar Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkamphitheatre.com. Tickets range from $39.50 to $109.50 via livenation.com. Sophia Medina

Tuesday, August 2nd

punk outfit ceremony will perform under Gramps’ palm-frond-covered stage on Tuesday. The band’s final album, 2019 Now in the spirit world, was his sixth attempt as well as his debut on Relapse Records. It received lukewarm reviews, with Pitchfork’s Noah Yoo writing that “the group finally found space to carve their own lane in the crowded field of indebted ’80s groups.” The quintet’s latest single, “Vanity Spawned by Fear,” released in April, showcases a glam rock aesthetic while still not feeling entirely alien. Also on Tuesday’s program are shoegaze band Hotline TNT and synth-pop act Romeo Blu. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; gramps.com. Tickets are $16 to $17 through eventbrite.com. Jose D Duran

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Afro-Cuban Dance Festival Ife-Ile: See Wednesday

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Wednesday, August 3rd

It is impossible to separate the rich history of Afro-Cuban culture from its dance and music. That’s perhaps why Miami has Ife-Ile, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving culture through dance. The group starts on Wednesday Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Festival with the theme “Dance Untamed: Rituals of Resistance for the 21st Century”. Take part in four days of dance workshops in Afro-Cuban dance such as Oricha, Rumba, Palo, Yuka and Arara and other dance styles such as Afro-Modern and Bellydance. Wednesday through Sunday, HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; and Koubek Center, 2705 SW Third St., Miami; ife-ile.org/festival. Tickets cost from $20 to $200. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Thursday, August 4th

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

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

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Silvana Estrada on the Citadel: See Friday

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Friday, August 5th

Mexican singer-songwriter Silvana Estrada heads 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 which GuardianIn his list of “Best Albums of 2022”, Laura Snapes called it “a captivating arrival”. Despite her short career, Estrada has collaborated with artists such as Natalia Lafourcade, Guitarricadelafuente and Mon Laferte. Friday, 7 p.m., at The Citadel, 8300 NE Second Ave., Miami; escalasonora.com. Tickets are $45 through seetickets.us. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Jennifer and Michele Kaminski bring their pop-up concept 2 Korean Girls to Shelborne South Beach’s Oasis Garden for a weekly karaoke party. 2 Korean Girls Karaoke takes place every Friday and invites guests to eat Korean short 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 rose gold shimmer, Domaine de Canton, citrus and orange bitters and garnished with edible flowers. Oh, and you can belt out all the karaoke classics before and/or after your meal. 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 6th

monster jam is back with its heavy truck jumping and hard-hitting entertainment that will have fans and families clamoring for more. Known as one of the most action-packed motorsport events, Monster Jam features some of the game’s most skilled drivers taking on challenging obstacles. In addition to the daredevil antics, the event will feature a pit party where guests can see the trucks up close, listen to live pre-race interviews and participate in driver Q&A. 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, at the FLA Live Arena, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-7000; flalivearena.com. Tickets range from $25 to $70 through ticketmaster.com. Sophia Medina

On Saturday, Dimensions Variable presents the latest collaboration from New Delhi-based artist Ayesha Singh and Miami-based artist Misael Soto. The couple have worked on a number of site-specific works since 2017. opening on Saturday, “Preliminary Disability (Little Haiti, Miami II)” uses chaotically installed scaffolding and banners—large architectural and historical imagery. The location of the latest installation is meant to highlight Little Haiti’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, which some attribute to its higher elevation and a phenomenon known as climate gentrification. Saturday through September 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Dimensions Variable, 101 NW 79th St., Miami; Dimensionvariable.net. Admission is free. Jose D Duran

Save these tears for another day – the weekend is finally bringing his After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour to Hard Rock Live. The performance is a long time coming – the tour has been postponed several times due to the pandemic. The Canadian artist released his critically acclaimed fourth album, After Hours, at the start of lockdown in 2020. Despite the obstacles, he scored chart-topping hits like “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears”. He let 2022 follow Twilight FM, which picks up where the previous album left off. Saturday’s show will be opened by 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 range from $51 to $276.50 through ticketmaster.com. Sophia Medina

comedian from Los Angeles Rachel Wolfson spread the laughs at Gramps on Saturday. The Las Vegas native is known for her dry humor and ability to move the crowd. Wolfson also appeared as the first female cast member in the fourth part of the series donkey movie franchise, donkey forever. Opening show on Saturday: Long Beach comedian Mat Edgar. 8 p.m. Saturday, Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; gramps.com. Tickets are $20 through eventbrite.com. Jose D Duran

local band Pans wraps up his East Coast tour with a homecoming show at Bridge. Members Adrian Garcia, Jack Le Sante and Keysel Peleaz are multi-instrumentalists who use live loops to create unique “orchestral-tinged indie rock”. The band released their debut album last year, A new wilderness, a folky chamber pop effort. Rick Moon, April Nicole and the Floridians complete the lineup for the show at the Bridge. 8:00 p.m. Saturday, at the Bridge, 4220 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; pansofficial.com. Tickets are $10 through eventbrite.com. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

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Meduza at Club Space: See Sunday

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Sunday, August 7th

Sunday mornings at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden have gone to the dogs. Spend quality time with Fido at Date walk with dog. You and your pup can explore the 83 acres in the morning hours and enjoy refreshments at the Glasshouse Cafe, which also has treats and drinks for your dog. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651; fairchildgarden.org. Tickets range from $11.95 to $24.95. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Welcomed Club Space Medusa on his patio for an epic party that goes well after sunrise. The duo Miguelle & Tons will kick off the nightly celebrations. An Italian combo consisting of members Luca de Gregorio, Mattia Vitale and Simone Giani, Meduza’s breakthrough 2019 track “Piece of Your Heart” propelled the dynamic trio to commercial stardom, peaking at number two in the UK and earning a Grammy nomination. Nomination. 10:00 p.m. Sunday, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets are $26.46 via dice.fm. Sophia Medina

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