Get an early taste of a new restaurant in Miami this week, or hit up a three-day concert ahead of Labor Day weekend. Rock out to ’90s hits with the Goo Goo Dolls, or take in the sound of Jamaican beats. If cycling is your thing, a new club is calling your name.
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September 1–3 | Music festival
3 Days in Miami
Red Bull Sound Select is hosting 3 Days in Miami, three days of live music at the Hangar in downtown Miami. Headliners include A$AP Ferg, Cashmere Cat, and AlunaGeorge, as well as a handful of supporting acts. The best part? Tickets are only $15, and this is the perfect way to head into a holiday weekend. To buy tickets, you’ll have to become a Sound Select member, but the process is as easy (and free) as connecting to the Sound Select website via your Facebook account or email.
Times vary | The Hangar, 60 N.E. 11th St., Miami | $15 | website
September 2 | Concert
Goo Goo Dolls
Have a throwback Thursday at Bayfront Park this week with a performance by the Goo Goo Dolls. Jam along to “Iris,” “Slide,” and all your other late 1990s favorites from the band, plus songs off their 11th studio album, Boxes. Bring your blankets and bug spray—this is an outdoor venue, after all—and get there in time to see opening acts Tribe Society and Collective Soul.
7 p.m. | Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami | From $20 | website
Through September 4 | Restaurant pop-up
When local celebrity chef Michael Schwartz opens a new restaurant concept, it’s a big deal. The culinary mastermind behind Harry’s Pizzeria, Michael’s Genuine, and Cypress Tavern is using the month-long Miami Spice restaurant extravaganza to give foodies a sneak peek of Fi’lia, his newest restaurant. Find the pop-up preview at Michael’s Genuine now through Sunday night. Then the real thing will be open in the new SLS Brickell Hotel in the fall.
5:30 p.m. | Michael’s Genuine, 130 N.E. 40th St., Miami | $39 | website
The Underline Cycling Club
The Underline, Miami’s answer to New York’s Highline, aims to build a community around public transportation and give the city a new park. While Miamians and visitors alike wait for construction to get underway, cycling enthusiasts are getting together for a monthly bike ride to benefit Friends of The Underline, the nonprofit behind the project. This month, the ride runs eight miles, from the South Miami Metrorail Station to the Coral Gables Villages.
9:30 a.m. | Meet at South Miami Metrorail Station, 5949 Sunset Dr., Miami | $10 | website
September 4 | Concert
American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy
Celebrate Jamaica’s music—a mix of jazz, mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, and hip-hop—with the famed Jamaican guitarist Eugene Grey. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a night of dancing and education. There, you’ll learn about Jamaica’s musical legacy through dance and the beloved songs of Bob Marley, Frankie Ford, and more. All proceeds of the show will benefit Rootz of Music, a nonprofit dedicated to providing musical education to underserved communities.
7 p.m. | Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. 5th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale | From $40 | 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.