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01/20/2012 11:58 am ET

Best Miami Events This Weekend

This weekend, there's plenty to do indoors and out. For music, see Miami's own Rachel Goodrich or Portland duo Glass Candy. There's an acclaimed dancer all the way from Zimbabwe and worldly coco treats at the annual International Chocolate Festival. See below for the best things to do in Miami this weekend.

Nora Chipaumire Light Box at Goldman Warehouse Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 to $20 Zimbabwe's Nora Chipaumire presents two solo dance performances, Black Swan and Chimurenga, at the Miami Light Project's Goldman Warehouse. Rachel Goodrich Ricochet Friday, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 Miami's indie-folk songstress Rachel Goodrich performs at Riccchet. Now living in Los Angeles, it will be Goodrich's first local show in year. She'll be backed by The Moneybags.

NE 2nd Avenue
Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Theater
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $31.25

Teo Castellanos presents an encore, 10th anniversary performance of his one-man play, NE 2nd Avenue. See him channel a cast of Miami characters as he takes theatergoers on a make-believe jitney ride.

Pulse: Late Night at the New World Symphony New World Center Friday, 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 The Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, usually reserved for classy symphonic events, turns into a pop-up nightclub for Pulse. Hear a live mash-up between electro DJs and New World Symphony fellows.

International Chocolate Festival
Fairchild Gardens
Friday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Tickets: $12 to $25

Learn about the cacao plant and nosh on chocolaty treats at the annual International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Gardens.

Glass Candy and Chromatics Grand Central Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 Portland duo Glass Candy is singer Ida Noand producer Johnny Jewel. In their review of album B/E/A/T/B/O/X, Pitchfork writes: "Like Alison Goldfrapp, Ida No retains an empowering lack of self-consciousness even as she deploys the tact and patience of a pop singer. Jewel, meanwhile, places No's instincts in measured relief; tracks boil over with bass sequencers and 4/4 kicks."

Miami Jewish Film Festival
Various Theaters
Saturday Through January 29
Tickets: $7 to $136

The 15th annual Miami Jewish Film Festivals hosts screenings around Miami, including Miami Beach and Coral Gables, with the opening night event and the closing weekend at the Intracoastal Cinema. Catch nine-days of flicks centered on Jewish identity, the Holocaust, and Yiddish humor.

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