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Miami August 4–11: Raddest Craft Fair & Olympic Watch Party

The best of what to do in and around Miami this week

Mix food, art, and music in Miami this week, first with the Verde Summer Guest Chef Series at Pérez Art Museum Miami and later with an ultra rad craft and music festival at The Wynwood Yard. Give back by volunteering to clean up the Biscayne Bay, or catch a throwback show by beloved pop-punk band blink-182. 

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August 4 | Food
Verde Summer Guest Chef Series
Chef Aaron Brooks of Edge Steak and Bar joins Verde executive chef Kaytlin Brakefield at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for a collaborative dinner. You’ll start on the museum’s terrace with canapés and a welcome cocktail and then move inside for a family-style, three-course meal with wine pairings. Get there early to explore the museum, including exhibits on display right now by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Matthew Ronay, and Sheela Gowda.
6:30–9 p.m. | Verde at PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | From $85 | website 

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August 5 | Concert
Head up to Palm Beach’s Perfect Vodka Amphitheater for the blink-182 concert and kick back on the lawn for an evening of throwback pop-punk jams that will have you wondering, “What’s my age again?” A Day to Remember and The All-American Rejects will open the show with their own hits, and you should expect to hear some more contemporary tracks from the bands—especially when it comes to music off blink’s new album, California.
7 p.m. | Perfect Vodka Amphitheater, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach | From $35 | website

August 5–21 | Olympics
Olympic Watch Party
Watch the Olympics at the Setai, which will have its elegant lounge set up with a Copacabana Beach theme and a big-screen TV for the duration of the games. Order a signature cocktail—we recommend the caipirinha, a Brazilian classic—and settle in to cheer on your country.
Times vary | The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach | website

The Setai
August 6 | Volunteer
Coconut Grove Island Clean Up
Wake up on Saturday morning to do something good for the Earth and then follow it up with a free barbecue. Grove Bay Grill (formerly Scotty’s Landing) and Shake A Leg Miami are bringing volunteers like you out on the water to clean up the islands surrounding Coconut Grove’s slice of Biscayne Bay. Sailboats leave from Shake A Leg and dock at the islands, where volunteers will pick up trash and work up an appetite. Afterward, stick around for a complimentary barbecue hosted at Grove Bay Grill with live music and beer.
9 a.m.­–4 p.m. | Shake A Leg Miami, 2620 S. Bayshore Dr., Miami | $15 | website

August 6 | Crafts        
The Raddest Craft Fair
Craftspeople of all kinds—from leather workers to knitters to flower-crown makers, and everything in between—will set up shop at The Wynwood Yard for the Raddest Craft Fair this weekend. This DIY mega-festival will include workshops, craft cocktails by the Yard’s Mortar & Pistil, live music from local musicians, and food. The craft fair is part flea market, part festival, and whether or not you find a piece you want to buy, you’ll love browsing the evening away.

6–9 p.m. | The Wynwood Yard, 56 N.W. 29th St., Miami | Free | website

Patricia Guarch Wise is a Miami native and the blogger behind Miami Nice. Her interests include paella, paranormal activity, Proenza Schouler, and her Pekingese named Bonnaroo. 

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