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Miami Dec 10–16: Kinky Boots Comes to Town

Here are five of the best things to do in and around Miami this week.

The award-winning musical Kinky Boots, which is currently tearing up Broadway, comes to Miami this week, as does the hilarious Amy Schumer. You have just one day left to see Daniel Arsham's interactive art exhibit at YoungArts, The Future Was Written. Foodies can head to Palm Beach for the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival—taking a break on Friday for the opening of Asian concept restaurant Jaya at The Setai.

Through December 13 | Musical
Kinky Boots
This Tony Award–winning musical penned by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center this week. Kinky Boots has won over audiences with the true story of the son of a shoe factory owner who takes the family business to a surprising new market when he meets a cabaret performer named Lola. Taye Diggs is currently playing the lead role on Broadway, but if you can’t book a last-minute trip to New York and score tickets to the hottest musical on Broadway, the touring cast promises to be just as good.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts | 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | (305) 949 - 6722 | From $29 | website

December 11 | Restaurant opening
Jaya at The Setai
Jaya, the new restaurant at The Setai, may be a bit high-concept—its inspiration is the historical silk- and spice-trading routes in Southeast and North Asia—but the menu is is full of favorites like Indian curries, Peking Duck, and dim sum. These dishes, by executive chef Mathias Gervais, winner of Chopped, are meant to be shared, and the whole menu is also available in The Setai's courtyard space. The restaurant opens on December 11 for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday Jazz Brunch.
Jaya at The Setai | 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach | (844) 292 - 1471 | website

December 12 | Comedy
Amy Schumer
Chances are good that Amy Schumer has already cracked you up on her television show, Inside Amy Schumer, or in Trainwreck, the movie she wrote and starred in. But if you haven’t yet gotten on the Amy bandwagon, this live show at the BB&T Center is a good place to start. (Of course, you could just YouTube binge until then.) Schumer has covered just about every topic in her comedy and dabbled in every medium, from stand-up to scripted shows, interviews to sketch comedy. Catch the live show and get ready for a good laugh.
BB&T Center | 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise | From $49 | website

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Last chance I Art exhibit
Daniel Arsham — The Future Was Written
The biggest art week of the year may have just wrapped up, but you haven’t missed your opportunity to see local artist Daniel Arsham’s exhibit at YoungArts. The Future Was Written is an interactive exhibition on display through December 11. All attendees can take part in the immersive and evolving art piece; Arsham made nearly 2,000 objects out of chalk, including body parts and video game controllers, and the audience is invited to use them to draw on the gallery’s black walls. Miami-raised Arsham has collaborated with Merce Cunningham and Design Miami, and his art has been shown at MoMa PS1, Miami’s MoCa, the New Museum in New York, and more.
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m–6 p.m. | YoungArts, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | (305) 377 - 1140 | Free | website

Weekend escape
Palm Beach
The season in Palm Beach is upon us, and the annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is a great excuse to visit Miami’s northern neighbor. This ultra-posh city is even more gussied up than usual for this four-day event, which runs Thursday through Sunday. Dozens of chefs from the best restaurants around the country will participate, with big names including the likes of Hugh Acheson, Robert Irvine, and Daniel Boulud. Build your own tickets package so you can enjoy the events you’re most interested in. And while you’re in Palm Beach, take a walk on Worth Avenue to experience the area’s designer shopping. Stay at The Breakers if you have the budget; otherwise, stop by for a drink at HMF.

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.