Miami Weekend Guide: Miami City Ballet, Yacht Show, And Coconut Grove Arts Festival

02/17/2012 04:11 pm ET

No Super Bowl, no Grammys -- looks like you'll just have to step outside and get some fresh air this weekend.

It's one of the busiest weekends in Miami all year, thanks to some folks' three-day hiatus from work and the rest of the country's frigid weather.

Pound the pavement down at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival or shop for luxury yachts you'll likely never really have the funds to buy.

There's also two worthwhile art shows opening Friday at areas galleries. And local music recently cited touted by Brooklyn Vegan plays The Vagabond. Happy weekend-ing.

The Woodmans
Gallery Diet
Friday (7 p.m.) Through March 31
Admission: Free

At Gallery Diet, there's a rare exhibit by four family members titled, "The Woodmans." The mother Betty Woodman is a renown sculpture and the father George is also an artist who works in a variety of mediums. The son Charles is a sound artist and the daughter Francesca is best known for her photos, in which she uses herself as the subject. Francesca committed suicide when she was 22.

Ahol Sniffs Glue: Full-Time
Mercenary Square
Friday (7 p.m.) Through March 11,
Admission: Free

The Miami artist behind the eyeball murals is having a solo show at a brand new gallery in Little Havana, Mercenary Square. The space is the project of Miami New Times art critic Carlos Saurez de Jesus, who says Ahol's new body of work "conflates his creative anxieties induced by both of his most recent jobs---one working for the porn industry selling men fantasies that they can enjoy desirable women, the other selling women diet food and the fantasy they too can become desirable to the man of their dreams after shedding weight."

There will also be a multimedia installation created in collaboration with Julian Yuri Rodriguez. Catch the after party at 11:00 P.M. at the Vagabond.

Miss Carnaval Miami
Manual Airtime Theater
Saturday, 7 p.m.

Carnavel Miami looks for their reigning queen of beauty, poise, and intellect at the Miss Carnaval pageant.

The Band In Heaven
The Vagabond
Friday, 10 p.m.
Admission: Free before 11 p.m.

Dream pop West Palm Beachers, The Band in Heaven, play Ahol Sniff's Glue after party at the Vagabond. Watch their below video for Sludgy Dreams:

Giselle
Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House
Friday Through Sunday, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $19 to $169

Miami City Ballet performs 9th-Century romantic ballet Giselle for their Program III.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Along McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive
Saturday through Monday, 10 a.m.
Tickets: $5 to $10

Now in its 49th year, the Coconut Grove Arts Festivals fills Banayan-covered roads with local and international art, live music, and food.

Yacht and Brokerage Show
Collins Avenue Between 41st and 51st Streets
Friday Through Monday, 10 a.m.
Admission: Free
Attention 1 percent with money to spare for a 150-foot yacht to take you and your honey to your third vacation home in Port Lucia: this weekend is the 29th annual Yacht and Brokerage Show. All board!

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