Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What to do this weekend

There's no excuse for not having anything to do this weekend, as there are lots of events happening around town and for FREE!

Carnaval on the Mile is running all weekend long (March 6-8). Free! Family friendly. Beginning Friday the carnaval will kick off a concert at Ponce Circle Park, starting at 6p.m.-11p.m I suggest you check out a band called Conjunto Progresso which will go on stage at 8 p.m. These guys play a mix of Cuban, latin jazz, and sing in Spanish. On the site you can find all information, including entertainment lineup for the bands: http://www.carnavalmiami.com/home.html

Saturday the Carnaval opens at 10 a.m.-midnight. Again the event is FREE and will feature numerous stages with different artist going on at different times. There will be plenty of art/artists, music, and food. Some of the bands I suggest for all of you are: Afrobeta (3:15 p.m.) and Suenalo (7 p.m.) going on at the Lejeune stage, and Locos Por Juana (9 p.m.) at the North Main Stage.

The carnaval goes on until Sunday, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. If you can’t check out the bands Saturday, make sure to check out Suenalo at 4:30 pm. And Locos Por Juana at 7:10 p.m.

Suenalo at Jazid: Suenalo will be performing at Jazid on Saturday, starting at 11 p.m. These guys are a very talented group of musicians that play a mix of Dominican hip-hop, rumba, Cuban sumba, and American funk. The lead singer signs in both Spanish and English. Believe me, these guys will have you on the dance floor in no time and they really know how to put on a show. Definitely one of the local bands to see live in Miami. Cover is probably $10 and drink specials are $4 kamikazes and lemondrops. I.D. needed for entrance. More info: http://jazid.net/#saturdays

Sunday: The Antique Market is going on at Lincoln Road Mall in Sobe. Free event. Pet friendly. Beginning at 10 a.m. If you’re buying something from vendors then it will cost you. There will be lots of vendors selling different antique materials. The farmer’s market is probably open and will feature different fruits, vegetables, and flowers for sale. And for lunch, there are plenty of restaurants along Lincoln. I suggest Van Dyke CafĂ©. For more info: http://antiquecollectiblemarket.com/

I hope all of you attend an event! Feel free to share your experiences on here too.

1 comment:

Alejandro said...

I went to the Carnival on the Mile. It was nice. There wasn't an unruly crowd and alot of nice art. The weather was really good.