So much for the dead of summer.
This weekend packs in culture with freaks and geeks lining up for a comic con, a Technicolor Coldplay concert at the AAA, a two-day concert series at the ritsy Fontainebleau pool, and two major shows opening at local institutions Miami Art Museum and HistoryMiami.
Friday Through Monday, 11 a.m. Miami Airport Convention Center Tickets: $15 to $55 All the standards you'd expect at <a href="http://www.floridasupercon.com" target="_hplink">Florida SuperCon</a> will be there -- cosplay competitions, videogame rooms and bins of vintage and new comics. The big draw however is the host of personalities on hand to sign autographs and pose for photos. This year, catch Scott Adsit ("30 Rock"); Alex Kingston ("E.R."); Paul Bradford of Ghost Hunters International; Dakota Hood, Mackenzie Lintz, and Ethan Jamieson ("Hunger Games"); J-Pop Singer Chii Sakurabi; and Less Than Jake. <a href="http://www.floridasupercon.com/media-guests" target="_hplink">See the full lineup of guest here</a>.
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Tour
Friday, 7 p.m. <a href="http://www.aaarena.com/default.asp?aaarena=38&objId=367" target="_hplink">American Airlines Arena</a> Tickets: $45 to $96 After swedish dance pop maven Robyn opens, Coldplay performs their dayglow neon concert <a href="http://www.coldplay.com/" target="_hplink">Mylo Xyloto</a>. The concert features elaborate strobes, confetti, "Xylobands" (radio-controlled light-up wristbands), and a projected cameos of Rihanna.
HeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party
With Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris, Gym Class Heroes, Flo Rida, and Maroon 5 Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. <a href="http://www.fontainebleau.com/web/promotions/iheart" target="_hplink">Fontainebleau Hotel</a> Hotel packages: $300 to $800 The Fontainebleau and iHeartRadio pair up for a two-day <a href="http://www.fontainebleau.com/web/promotions/iheart" target="_hplink">concert series </a>featuring sets by electro-pop DJ Calvin Harris; performances by Maroon 5, Flo Rida and Gym Class Heroes; and a guest appearance by Enrique Iglesias.
Kimsooja: A Needle Woman
Through August 26 <a href="http://miamiartmuseum.org/" target="_hplink">Miami Art Museum</a> Admission: $8 From the museum: "<a href="http://miamiartmuseum.org/exhibition_Kimsooja.asp" target="_hplink">Kimsooja's 'A Needle Woman'</a> consists of 8 synchronized videos projected at large scale, each depicting the bustling center of a major world city: Cairo, Delhi, Lagos, London, Mexico City, New York, Shanghai, and Tokyo. In each projection, a lone figure wearing neutral gray clothes stands utterly motionless with her back to the camera, immersed amid a torrent of pedestrians. With this simple gesture, the artist exemplifies the perennial struggle to preserve a place for the individual within society, while embodying the experience of being engulfed within a foreign culture. In the process, she provides a vivid sense of the effects of globalization at street level."
Saturday, 10 p.m. Bardot Tickets: $15 to $20 Welsh indie pop band Los Campesinos! plays an intimate show at Bardot. When reviewing the band's most recent album "Hello Sadness", <a href="http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16036-hello-sadness/" target="_hplink">Pitchfork noted</a>: "But, if LC! are the last men and women left holding the flag for an antiquated era of indie rock, it has only intensified their vitality to those looking for more than chillwave's call to tune in, turn on, and drop out."
The Guayabera: A Shirt's Story
Through January 13 HistoryMiami Admission: $8 <a href="http://www.historymiami.org" target="_hplink">HistoryMiam</a>i's curator, a transplant from Michigan, turns an inquisitive eye towards <a href="http://www.historymiami.org/museum/exhibitions/details/the-guayabera-a-shirtaos-story--1/" target="_hplink">the Guayabera</a>, the paneled button-down shirt with its signature 4 large pockets that is so associated with the fabric of Miami.
Saturday, 10 p.m. <a href="http://thevagabondmiami.com/" target="_hplink">The Vagabond</a> Tickets: $10 Blending jazz, 60s rock, Afrobeat, reggae, and ska as well as band members from both Dade and Broward counties, Ketchy Shuby brings garage soul to <a href="http://thevagabondmiami.com/" target="_hplink">the Vagabond</a>. LISTEN: <a href="http://ketchyshuby.bandcamp.com/album/downtown-soul-record-singles-club">Downtown Soul Record Singles Club by KETCHY SHUBY</a>