Florida is bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew this weekend. We encourage everyone to stay safe and only attend these events if it is safe to do so. Many are subject to cancelation, so keep checking online for updates.
Music, art, and technology combine at III Points Festival in Miami this week. Then, if that’s not enough music, Chance the Rapper is performing for two nights and CeeLo Green is headlining the 10-year anniversary party for the Arsht Center. Get the food and drink you crave at VeritageMiami, and then see the fashion of Narciso Rodriguez at the Frost Art Museum.
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October 7–9 | Festival
III Points Music, Art, and Technology Festival
The homegrown Miami III Points Festival is back for a fourth year, and it’s bigger than ever. Held in a huge converted warehouse in Wynwood, III Points showcases talent in technology, art, and music, which means long days of interactive activations, art auctions, and virtual reality experiences. At night, bands such as LCD Soundsystem and Thievery Corporation will take the stage alongside local emerging talent like Brika and Afrobeta until as late as 5 a.m.
Times vary | Mana Wynwood, 318 N.W. 23rd St., Miami | From $85 | website
October 7–9 | Food festival
The 21st annual VeritageMiami will bring together food, wine, and beer lovers for three days of events to benefit the United Way. The festival was originally set to take place this week, but all events have been postponed until spring in light of Hurricane Matthew. Make sure to check back on the website for updates on when the event will take place. Then, look forward to the interactive dinner, auction, and bubbly brunch, as well as plenty of wine tastings. When the time comes, don’t miss any of these events—brunch is brought to you by the team behind Swine, and the dinner features Jeremy Ford, the reigning champion of Top Chef.
Times, locations & prices vary | website
October 8 | Music
The Arsht Center Turns 10 Years Old
Miami’s downtown performing arts complex The Arsht Center transformed the city’s cultural landscape when it opened 10 years ago. This week, the venue’s throwing its own birthday party, and everyone is invited. The day will feature performances by artists who have graced the stage over the past decade, including Delou Africa, Cirque Dreams, and CeeLo Green.
11 a.m. | Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | $10 | website
October 9–January 8 | Fashion
Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism
The Frost Art Museum’s first exhibit focused on couture fashion will feature Cuban American designer Narciso Rodriguez in Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism. The exhibit will display more than 40 garments by the designer, who’s known for his sleek, restrained designs. Rodriguez has dressed dozens of celebrities with his eponymous label, and he was the mind behind the iconic Calvin Klein sheath dress that Carolyn Bessette wore for her wedding.
Times vary | The Frost Art Museum, 10975 S.W. 17th St., Miami | Free | website
October 10 & 11 | Concert
Chance the Rapper
For most kids, getting suspended means staying home and watching cartoons. Chance Bennett used his time away from his Chicago school to make the mixtape that launched his career. Now, Chance the Rapper is a well-known name who’s collaborated with people like Kanye West and Justin Bieber. Catch him live for two nights at the Fillmore Miami Beach, where he’s on tour for his new album, Coloring Book. The shows are sold out, but you can still cop tickets on the resale market.
7 p.m. | Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach | Resale tickets available at Stubhub.com | 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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