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Miami August 11–17: The Notebooks of Basquiat & Robert Zuckerman’s Wonderism

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Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

Courtesy of Pérez Art Museum Miami

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

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

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Get ready to laugh, drink, and be amazed in Miami this week. Head to Artistic Vibes for a hilarious stand-up comedy show, or see the process of an artist at the Pérez Art Museum Miami’s new exhibit. Then check out the nature photography of a man known for his portraits of celebrities. When you need a break, you have two options: Biscayne Bay Brewing Company’s delicious new tasting room or a detox drink from the Coconut Grove’s new juice bar.

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August 11 | Art
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is presenting the world’s first exhibition focused on the notebooks and rare documents of Jean-Michel Basquiat. More than 160 pieces, including notebook pages, objects, and paintings, offer an intimate look at the American-born Haitian–Puerto Rican artist’s life, work, and process. The opening celebration on Thursday (August 11) features a DJ focusing on voodoo-inspired dance music and a discussion by artist William Cordova.
7–10 p.m. | PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | $16 | website

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August 12 | Comedy
Laugh Attack
South Florida’s best comedians are coming together for a 1920s-themed show to celebrate the sixth anniversary of Artistic Vibes, a venue that promotes local artists and comedians. Dust off your flapper costume and get ready to laugh along with homegrown talent, including Ricky Cruz, Mary Smith, Ryan Barrett, and Julie Baez. There will be games, a chance for audience participation, and—best of all—no rules. So expect the artists to come at it with everything they’ve got.
8:30 p.m. | Artistic Vibes, 12986 S.W. 89th Ave., Miami | From $15 | website

Through September 30 | Photography
Photographer Robert Zuckerman is known for shooting the famous faces of David Bowie, Morgan Freeman, Kate Winslet, and many more, but portraits aren’t his only passion. In his new exhibit, Wonderism, Zuckerman turns his lens toward nature and to finding the extraordinary in the everyday, ordinary landscapes we take for granted. The Miami Beach Urban Studios Distinguished Affiliate will showcase his work at Florida International University’s Long Hall Gallery through September 30.
FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd., 4th floor, Miami Beach | Free | website


Now open | Brewery
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
Last week, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company announced via social media that itsnew public tap room was finally open, and just hours later the spot was flooded. This week is the time to visit. You’ve likely already tried its beers: The brews, such as the barrel-aged El Roble, have been served at over 250 locations while the brewery was waiting to open a public location of its own. Now, Biscayne Bay Brewing—and the rest of us, too—can finally celebrate.
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, 8000 N.W. 25th St., #500, Doral | website

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Now open | Juice bar
Juicense is now open in the heart of Coconut Grove. This juice bar’s detox-based menu is designed by a nutritionist and includes both juice and grab-and-go items like chia seed pudding and acai bowls. The store also offers complete detox programs, which are separated into categories for beginning juice cleansers, advanced juice cleansers, and athletes.
Juicense, 2992 McFarlane Rd., Miami | 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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