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



Thursday, September 9

Munich has canceled Oktoberfest again this year.

But Miami is going full steam ahead with the German celebrations.

If you love beer, games, and all things pumpkin, then you’ll love the four-day Wynwood’s Octoberfest, presented by Samuel Adams.

Wynwood Marketplace will transform into a German town, complete with a photo booth and beer hall, pumpkin-themed everything, dog-friendly activities, and more.

The festival is free, with a free beer included with RSVP.

Thursday through Sunday, at Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; Admission is free.

Miami Beach Pride: See Friday (Photo: Monica McGivern)

Edge-of-Wynwood venue Las Rosas goes hard with its Miami Metal Show on Thursday.

On the bill are Ejecutador, Bullethorn, Malware, and Errtaix.

Local trio No Coffin will also be celebrating the release of its second EP, All Life Must End, which drops on Friday.

The band is known for combining sludge, thrash metal, and hardcore into a chaotic sonic assault.

So, yes, bring earplugs.

8 p.m. Thursday, at Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; 786-780-2700; Admission is free.

(Photo: Strand Releasing)

Country music superstar Sam Hunt lands at Hard Rock Live on Thursday.

Last year, the Georgia native released his sophomore effort, Southside, and was scheduled to embark on a summer tour before it was scrapped by the pandemic.

Hunt will finally get the opportunity to showcase his latest tunes to South Florida country fans — hits like “Kinfolks,” “Hard to Forget,” and “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ’90s.”

The album won critical acclaim, landing atop New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica’s “Best Albums of 2020” list.

8 p.m. Thursday, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; Tickets cost $45 to $135 via

Night Shift at the Corner: See Sunday (Photo: Monica McGivern)

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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)

Doral Yard

8455 NW 53rd St, Miami

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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