Yes, we're aware that Monday is in no way considered the weekend, but when the Material Girl comes to town, she's powerful enough to change the structure of our workweek.
Madge swoops her majorette/cone bra party (AKA her MDNA Tour) into Miami's American Airlines Arena Monday night, capping off a weekend of literary prowess thanks to the Miami Book Fair International.
For one week, the 305 becomes a rare think tank of both the written and spoken word. Talking heads like that Fox News curmudgeon Bill O'Reilly headline the Fair Saturday night while Naomi Wolf talks lady parts, Dave Barry discusses lunatics, and John Hughes muse Molly Ringwald takes a stab at fiction.
Take a break from books with Tobacco Road's 100 Year Anniversary party and with a Fillmore Miami Beach performance by Regina Spektor.
Miami Book Fair International Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210) Saturday, 10:00 a.m. <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/dave_barry_on_emlunaticsem_and_seth_reis.aspx">Tickets: Free</a> Barry still writes the occasional Herald column, but his focus has moved to books. This Saturday, he'll talk "Lunatics: A Novel." <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/22/dave-barry-my-miami_n_1536831.html">Read our interview with Barry</a> in which he discusses our city's bad drivers, cannibal attacks, python invasions, and falling drugs.
Miami Book Fair International Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210) Saturday, 11:30 a.m. <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/naomi_wolf_on_vagina_em_a_new_biographye.aspx">Tickets: Free</a> For No Logo, author Naomi Wolf took on the advertising plague and with her latest, the Canadian scribe explores the connection between the vagina and the female brain.
Tobacco Road's 100-Year Anniversary Party
<a href="http://www.tobacco-road.com/index.php">Tobacco Road</a> Saturday, 6 p.m. Admission: $10 Miami's oldest bar celebrates a century of serving drinks with local bands Locos Por Juanas and Spam Allstars.
Miami Book Fair International Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210) Saturday 6 p.m. <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/bill_oreilly_on_emkilling_kennedy_the_en.aspx">Tickets: Free</a> Bill O’Reilly talks dead presidents with his latest book, Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot.
Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday, 8:30 p.m <a href="http://fillmoremb.com/event/0D0048F7D9D1811E">Tickets: $33-$43</a> Regina Spektor plays the FIllmore with tracks from her last album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, released in May.
Miami Book Fair International Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210) Sunday, 11:00 a.m. <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/molly_ringwald_on_emwhen_it_happens_to_y.aspx">Tickets: Free </a> Molly Ringwald, the ginger muse from John Hughes's 1980s coming-of-age movies Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and the Breakfast Club, discusses her novel, When It Happens to You.
Madonna "MDNA" Tour
American Airlines Arena Monday, Tuesday 8 p.m. Tickets: $48 to $358