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Miami June 16–22: Out in the Tropics Festival & Brunch Life

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

This week in Miami, head to concerts, panels, plays, and more at Out in the Tropics, an art festival that showcases some of the greatest artists in the LGBTQ community. Then, honor Miami music’s adopted father Iggy Pop, and say thanks your own father figure with a boozy brunch (Saturday) and a historic bike ride (Sunday).

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Now through June 18 | Art festival
Out in the Tropics 2016
In light of the tragic events in Orlando, it’s even more important to support Out in the Tropics 2016 and its artists. This unique art festival showcases the best performance artists from the LGBTQ community in theater, circus arts, comedy, and music. Check out Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in concert on Thursday, watch the Cuban play La Otra Voz (fresh from Havana’s International Theater Festival) on Friday, and see the graceful Flamenco dancing of Fernando LR Parra on Saturday. Also look for workshops, lectures, and panels related to the event throughout the week.
Times & locations vary | 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach | website

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June 16 | Film
Iggy Pop: Live in Basel 2015
Iggy Pop is not just the godfather of punk; he’s also the adopted father of Miami music thanks to his long-lasting support of Sweat Records and Miami’s indie live music scene. To celebrate and thank him, Sweat Records is collaborating with O Cinema Wynwood to screen Iggy Pop: Live in Basel 2015, a concert movie of Iggy’s performance in Basel, Switzerland last year, where he was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award. Iggy Pop is known for his stage antics along with his musicality, and his performances are as entertaining as they are awe-inspiring.
9 p.m. | O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St., Miami | $12 | website

June 18 | Brunch
Brunch Life: Daddy Issues
Once a month, TALDE Miami Beach hosts a Saturday “Brunch Life”—an extra boozy take on brunch with shot specials and an ever-changing, over-the-top theme. This weekend’s is Daddy Issues (in honor of Father’s Day) and the $40 cover will get you all-you-can-eat access to food as well as a shot of whiskey (or a mimosa, if that’s more your style). Featured menu items play with TALDE’s inspiration from Asian street markets, back-alley speakeasies, and Mafioso rap culture—like the burger with maple miso bacon or a doughnut French toast.
1­–4 p.m. | TALDE Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach | $40 | website

TALDE Miami Beach
June 18 | MOCA Plaza
North Miami Turns 90
Compared to other U.S. cities, Miami is still very young. North Miami is celebrating its 90th year of incorporation with a birthday party at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s main plaza. There will be live music, hourly giveaways, arts and crafts, rock climbing, face painting, and other entertainment, all with the goal of celebrating the history and culture of North Miami.
2 p.m. | MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami | Free | website

June 19 | Father’s Day          
Gables Bike Tour: Father’s Day
Get together with a father you love on Sunday and take in a bit of history by biking around Coral Gables. Rent a tandem bike or bring your own bicycle for this family-friendly tour led by the Coral Gables Museum. Although these bike rides happen the third Sunday of every month, each tour has a unique theme—so you could go to every one and have a different experience each time. The tour starts at the museum and winds through the shady, oak tree–lined streets of Coral Gables, one of Miami’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods.
10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables | $10 | 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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