South Florida Weekend Guide: Pre-Eclipse Sky Show

Summer break is coming to a close and we’ve put together the best weekend guide to wipe your sorrows away. The adventure begins tonight:

Perseid Meteor Showers

What’s the best way to warm up for this month’s eclipse? Well with a meteor shower of course! This cosmic show comes only once a year so make sure to grab your friends and family. You’ll be able to witness a rate of 150 meteors per hour that will leave you in awe. In case this is your first year tuning into this spectacular show, here are some few pictures of what you can expect.

Date/Time: Nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13

Price: Depends on park’s admission fee

More info here: http: Perseid Meteor Shower

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Saturdays call for all things aesthetic. Good thing the Perez Art Museum is gracing us with a free pass this Saturday to let us admire all the beautiful art exhibitions and galleries it has to offer. Every second Saturday of the month, we get this special treat to participate with hands-on activities for children and adults as well as tours.

Location: 1103 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33132

Date: August 12, 2017

Time: 10 AM- 6 PM

Price: Free

More info here: Second Saturdays at PAMM

Miami Beach FitFest

Put your game face on as it’s time to bring out the muscles. At this second annual Miami Beach FitFest, you can participate in open water swims, crossfit, yoga, beach soccer and fitness classes with live music performances. Whether you’ve avoided any sort of exercise all year long, or if you’re practically on your way to being an Olympian, this two-day event can’t be a better fit for you!

Location: North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33141

Date: August 12-13, 3017

Time: 9AM-Sundown

Price: Depends on fitness event

More info here: Miami Beach FitFest

Flamingo Gardens Back-to-School Dino weekend

Waterslides, bounce houses and a dinosaur exhibit? This is truly every child’s dream play day. Gather the kids and kick off your Saturday with the Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit. Archaeologist Robert Feeney will be there to answer any and all questions to keep your mind running. There will be games and contests as well as food to enjoy.

Location: Flamingo Gardens

Date: August 12, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM -4:00 PM

Price: $12.95 to $19.95

More info here: Flamigo Gardens

Van Jones: We Rise Tour

Open your mind and indulge into thought provoking conversations by New York Times bestselling author Van Jones, who will be headlining the tour. The event assures it’ll focus on commonalities as opposed to differences meanwhile understanding the importance of increased dialogue. Artists, local officials and athletes will be joining the program. To top it all off, 100% of net proceeds will go to support the Dream Corps and other charities.

Location: The Filmore 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL

Date: August 13, 2017

Time: 8:00 PM

Price: $39.50 to $250.00

More info here: Van Jones: We Rise Tour