Best things to do in Miami this weekend June 10-12, 2022

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It’s time to deck yourself out in your lewd best Pride once again. Pride of Wynwood It may be a few years old, but it’s already cemented its status as June’s must-attend event. This year’s musical lineup includes performances by Marina (FKA Marina and the Diamonds), Azealia Banks, Cupcakke and Slayyyter. Also on the bill, drag performances by Rupaul’s Drag Race winner Violet Chachki and fan favorite Gottmilk. The music festival takes place over two days, with a neighborhood takeover on Sunday as local businesses host special LGBTQ+ programming. 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the RC Cola Factory, 550 NW 24th St., Miami; Tickets cost between $50 and $150 through Ashley-Anna Aboreden

If you have fond memories of watching the laser light shows at the old Miami Science Museum near Vizcaya, you’ll be happy to hear that just because the museum got bigger and digged better, the shows continue. In fact, now you can make it a Friday night when the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science hosts Laser Party. The planetarium has scheduled five consecutive shows, starting with the Symphony of the Stars at 7 p.m., with presentations focusing on Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Radiohead and Pink Floyd. The wall to follow all evening. 7 p.m. Friday, at the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-434-9600; Tickets cost $8 to $10 per show. Sophia Medina

Not that you need an excuse for perreobut now you can perreo for a cause. On Saturday, the Florida Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice hosts A Perreo Combativo at Club Tipico Dominicano. The event deploys the Afro-Latin dance of perreo as a form of resistance, as a way to defend reproductive rights. Those wishing to attend need only show proof of donation to one or more of the following organizations: Florida Access Network, Women’s Emergency Network, Southern Birth Justice Network and Las Mingas de Aborto. You can also donate through Eventbrite. 7 p.m. Friday at Club Típico Dominicano, 1344 NW 36th St.; 305-634-7819; Admission is free with a donation, via Ashley-Anna Aboreden

On Friday, the Blue Note Jazz Festival continues its residency at the North Beach Bandshell with a performance by jazz-fusion pianist and composer Robert Glasper. Blue Note brought Glasper to the bandshell for a pair of performances last summer. He returns to close the series with special guests Ledisi and Bilal. Glasper won four Grammys and eight nominations as well as an Emmy for the song “Letter to the Free” with Common and Karriem Riggins for Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th. 8 p.m. Friday at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; Tickets cost between $55 and $85. Jose D. Duran

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Kurtis Conner at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts: See Saturday

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Saturday June 11

Through the use of videos, a show of glowing vintage glassware and other elements, Cara Despain explores the development of nuclear weapons in “Spectrum,” Bass’ last exhibition. The show highlights how common domestic uranium was before nuclear weapons, the muted history of uranium testing and mining, and the constant specter of nuclear war. Through historical context, “Spectre” serves as a haunting reminder of dark history and the hidden injustice buried in the legacy of the Cold War. Originally from Salt Lake City, Despain lives and works in Miami. His work is part of the Rubell Museum, the Scholl Collection, and the Miami-Dade County and Miami International Airport Art Collections. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 18 at The Bass, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7530; Tickets cost from $8 to $15. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

The Goombai Festival makes its long-awaited return to celebrate Bahamian culture. The queen of this year’s festival is Bahamian-born US Representative Frederica Wilson. The party includes performances by Mr. Julien and DJ Selector Chronic. In addition to the music, there will be junkanoo performances, as well as vendors serving authentic Bahamian cuisine. 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Elizabeth Virrick Park, 3255 Plaza St., Coconut Grove; Free entry. Sophia Medina

If you are unfamiliar with YouTuber and Podcaster Kurtis Conner, you are probably of a certain age and this event is probably not for you. But for Gen Z and millennials on the cusp, Conner is one of the funniest people on the internet. The Canadian comedian’s delivery tends to be very dry, and he’s made quite a career commenting on internet culture. On Saturday, Conner is stopping by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of his 2022 tour. Hopefully he still finds time to post content on YouTube. 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; Tickets cost between $40 and $75 through Jose D. Duran

Click to enlarge Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami at Miami-Dade County Auditorium: See Saturday - PHOTO COURTESY OF CUBAN CLASSICAL BALLET OF MIAMI

Miami Cuban Classical Ballet at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium: See Saturday

Photo courtesy of the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami

Swifties report to Gramps on Saturday for cruel summer, a dance party inspired by Taylor Swift. Guests are invited to sing and dance on the dance floor as they listen to hits like “22”, “Trouble” and “Shake It Off”. The event is produced by Le Petite Fete, the Orlando-based party promoter that regularly hosts dance parties featuring Swift, Harry Styles, Britney Spears, Olivia Rodrigo and the like. 7 p.m. Saturday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; Tickets are $20 through Sophia Medina

On Saturday, attend the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami’s presentation of The Corsair Suite. The local ballet company will showcase excerpts from one of the most evocative classical ballets of the 19th century. The show is a libretto based on Lord Byron’s poem “Le Corsaire” and was originally choreographed by Joseph Mazilier to music by Adolphe Adam in Paris in 1856. The ballet is full of sultans, maidens, princesses and of pirates, that is to say: Prepare for a visual delight. 8 p.m. Saturday at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St.; 305-547-5414; Tickets are $35-$65 through Ashley-Anna Aboreden

Sunday June 12

On Sunday, O Cinema South Beach Screens Fan-Favorite Tim Burton Film beetle juice in partnership with the Wolfsonian-FIU. The 1988 fantasy comedy film stars Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Catherine O’Hara and Michael Keaton. The film, which was a critical and commercial success, has become a cult classic. After the screening, stay for a discussion on the topic of the “haunted house” and how it has become a mechanism through which we view the interior spaces of society. 4 p.m. Sunday, at O ​​Cinema South Beach, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-471-3269; Tickets cost between $7.50 and $11. Ashley-Anna Aboreden

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