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Here are the best things to do in Miami this week and this weekend (and next week, too)

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Thursday, September 2

Stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has appeared in dramatic films like Green Book and The Irishman, and, this year, in a cooking show (of all things).

Still, the 48-year-old’s specialty continues to be standup, with five specials under his belt, including 2019’s Stay Hungry, which is available to stream on Netflix.

But if you are ready to see perfect comedic timing live and in-person, Maniscalco is making his way down to Hard Rock Live as part of his Nobody Does This Tour. 

8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 866-502-7529; seminolehardrockhollywood.com. Tickets cost $50 to $160 via ticketmaster.com.

Friday, September 3

Is September the new spooky season?

It certainly seems so, thanks to Sinister Nights, which takes over the James L. Knight Center this weekend for hours of creepy fun.

On Friday, you can watch short horror films or play Scream Queen Olympics surrounded by fellow horror enthusiasts.

Also on the bill are celebrity appearances, including Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp).

Brazilian Independence Day: See Saturday (Photo: Breakwater Hospitality Group)

On Saturday, don’t miss the ’80s Monster Prom, which encourages guests to dress in decade-appropriate garb with a spooky twist. 

Friday through Sunday, at James L. Knight Center, 101 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5970; jlkc.com. Tickets cost $30 to $650 via sinisternights.com.

On Friday, the Venezuelan rock band Caramelos de Cianuro (which translates to “Cyanide Candies”) takes the stage at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

The band burst onto the rock en español scene in 1993, with its debut album Cuentos Para Adultos.

Nearly 30 years later, Caramelos de Cianuro is still going strong, releasing its first studio album in six years, Control.

Beartooth: See Tuesday (Photo: Atom Splitter PR)

Asier Cazalis, Pável Tello, and company have embarked on a four-city tour, which kicked off in Puerto Rico last month and will stop in Miami Beach, Orlando, and Atlanta. 

8 p.m. Friday, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $49 to $114 via livenation.com.

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Halloween 2021: Miami’s best spooky cocktails to get you in the spirit

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Spooky season is officially upon us. And what Miami lacks in autumn leaves and cool weather, we sure do make up for with over-the-top creepy cocktails.

Vampire fans can get into character at Grails with a “Blood Transfusion” cocktail bag. (Photo: Grails)

This year, South Florida’s bartenders have conjured up some killer libations strong enough to revive even the deadest of Halloween spirits. From ghoulish black tipples to vampire-approved potions, trick or treat yourself to one (or all) of the Halloween-inspired drinks on this list.

If Dracula had a signature cocktail this would be it. (Photo: Red Bar)

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Get your cider fix at The Doral Yard this October. (Photo: Doral Yard and @Treatyoselfeverywhere)

The Doral Yard’s not-so-scary spiked cider, the Apple Jack O’ Lantern, combines Jack Daniel’s apple whiskey, Fireball, and apple cider served with a cinnamon stick and dried apples ($10). Each sip will transport you to a Fall wonderland brimming with pumpkin patches and hayrides. Snag the refreshing sip throughout the month of October.

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Your ultimate travel guide to Miami Beach — hotels, activities, restaurants, and more

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Miami Beach: Just those two words evoke steaming sun, sexy beaches, exuberant nightlife, celebrity chefs, mixologists offering their talents, stunning hotels, culture and arts, and shopping opportunities — all encased within historic art-decoMiami Modern, and Mediterranean Revival architecture.

It’s amazing to think that only a couple of decades ago, Miami Beach — specifically the historic neighborhood South Beach — was known as “Heaven’s Waiting Room.”

Today, the city has earned itself a different nickname: the “American Riviera.”

The name hints at a playful paradise where it’s impossible to experience the city all at once — especially as the pace and demand create new venues and opportunities for entertainment.

The best way to explore Miami Beach is to follow the lead of the roughly 3.5 million annual visitors — by returning again and again.

Getting to and around Miami Beach

Founded in 1928, Miami International Airport (MIA) is the leader in flights to and from Latin America and the Caribbean.

In fact, the transit hub hosts more than 100 airlines and is the nation’s third-busiest airport for international airports.

About 60% of those who visit Miami arrive via MIA, which is about 13 miles from the heart of South Beach.

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Miami Book Fair is back with a street fair and in-person events

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Miami Book Fair is back — and this edition will include in-person events.

Last year, the beloved annual event that draws thousands to Miami Dade College’s downtown Wolfson campus took place virtually, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were no live author readings, no delightfully greasy arepas to eat.

No streets packed with happy readers clutching tote bags stuffed with real, made-from-dead-trees books.

Street vendors will return to Miami Book Fair in 2021. MARSHA HALPER MHALPER@MIAMIHERALD.COM

No Clifford the Big Red Dog hugging starstruck little kids with painted faces.

This year the fair, which runs Nov. 14-21, is a hybrid, a blend of in-person and online events that brings the fair closer to what it was before our story took an unfortunate turn in 2020.

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