The best of what to do in and around Miami this week.
This week in Miami, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with tacos, margaritas, and mariachi music in Wynwood, or put a new spin on the holiday with Cycle de Mayo. Check out a warehouse hip-hop festival featuring modern stars like Future and 2 Chainz, or escape the city altogether for somewhere much more tranquil.
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May 5 | Museum
Cycle de Mayo
Kick off your Cinco de Mayo celebration with Cycle de Mayo, Pérez Art Museum Miami’s fête to celebrate the start of National Bike Month. The museum will offer free admission to all guests who arrive at the museum by bicycle during May. Join in their kickoff party on Cinco de Mayo for happy hour specials, a live performance by local band Afrobeta, free bike valet, and a DIY bike-themed art workshop.
6–9 p.m. | 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | Free | website
May 5 | Cinco de Mayo celebration
Coyo Taco Block Party
It’s not Cinco de Mayo without tacos and margaritas—and lots of them. Coyo Taco, Wynwood’s favorite taco joint and nightclub is the perfect place to party on Cinco de Mayo. They’re throwing a block party called Tacos, Lucas & Chelas to celebrate the holiday. Stop by for live music from mariachi bands and DJs, Mexican-style lucha libre matches, and, of course, tacos.
4 p.m.–12 a.m. | 2320 NW 2nd Ave., Miami | From $10 | website
May 6–7 | Music Festival
Rolling Loud Festival
Rolling Loud, a two-day hip-hop festival at Wynwood warehouse venue Mana, features some of the biggest names in rap and hip-hop today. Future is headlining, and other acts include Young Thug, Roy Wood$, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, and about a dozen more. For your friend who isn’t that into hip-hop, the fest also has a special indie stage with its own lineup that will be announced soon.
5 p.m.–12 a.m. on Friday; 12 p.m.–1 a.m. on Saturday | 318 NW 23rd St., Miami | From $100 | website
May 7–8 | Escape the city
Treasure Cay, Bahamas
Hop on an airplane and be in the Abacos in exactly one hour and one minute from Ft. Lauderdale. The Abacos are a northeastern series of islands in the Bahamas that are known as a peaceful, rustic alternative to closer islands like Bimini and Nassau. Eat conch fritters, swim with the pigs, drink piña coladas, and work on your tan on a quick weekend getaway that will leave you completely blissed out.
Flights to Treasure Cay are available out of Miami International Airport (American Airlines), Ft. Lauderdale (Silver Airways), and Palm Beach International Airport (Bahamasair)
Now open | Restaurant
Fresh off the successful opening of Ariete in Coconut Grove, nightlife gurus Roman Jones and Jason Odio, along with Cypress Room alum Chef Michael Beltran, have opened their new restaurant, Baby Jane. This foodie stop is part laid-back bungalow, part craft cocktail bar. It also features a food menu with high-end bar food like foie gras croquettes, short rib and pastrami tacos, and a signature burger that will have you saying “oh, Baby Jane!” The restaurant is currently open Sundays from noon till 3 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from noon till 5 a.m.
500 Brickell Ave., Miami | (786) 803-8004 | 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.