06/01/2012 11:08 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Miami Weekend Guide: Kathy Griffin, Yacht, 'Miami Rail' Launch, Summer Shorts, And Summer Jamz

Tuck in for a rainy June weekend with the following best things to do over the next three days.

There's a major exhibit that just opened at Miami Art Museum by an artist inspired by the supernatural world of Palto Monte.

In music, there's an intimate night of hipster indie-pop at Bardot and an elaborate (and expensive) event at Mansion with a major name in electronic dance music.

A traveling theater festival stops in at Miami's Arsht Center and an acclaimed critical publication celebrates the launch of a local edition.

For more events, check out our around town live blog and weekly indie cinema roundup.

On the other hand, if last weekend's so-called "zombie" attack makes you want to skip town, look through our 12 quirky weekend getaways from Miami. But be warned, "bath salts" are not just a South Florida problem.

Miami Rail Launch Party
Friday, 7 p.m.

After Brooklyn Rail founding editor Phong Bui gave a lecture at Miami's Gallery Diet, he thought our city was overdue for a local edition of the publication. "The rise in profile of Miami’s cultural and artistic production necessitates a forum for critical discourse on the city’s art, literature, dance, and music, as well as local politics," he says in Miami Rail's first issue. Celebrate the launch of the intellectual mag Friday with a party at Lester's.

Summer Shorts
Through June 17
Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Theater
Tickets: $35

Featuring Second City comedians and Broadway actors, City Theatre's Summer Shorts opens Friday night at the Arsht Center.

Summer Jamz
Saturday, 3 p.m.
Sun Life Stadium
Tickets: $20

Summer Jamz, the annual car and bike show, celebrates rides customized with chrome extensions, magnificent rims, and mind-blowing sound systems.

Kathy Griffin Saturday, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Tickets: $47 to $77 Bravo celeb Kathy Griffin talks D-list Hollywood culture at Hard Rock.

Armin van Buuren
Saturday, 11 p.m.
Tickets: $100

Dutch trance producer and DJ Armin van Buuren gets behind the decks at Mansion on Saturday.

Saturday, 10 p.m.
Tickets: $15 to $20

Touted as not such a band, but a belief system, musical duo Yacht plays the intimate venue, Bardot. Watch their 'Utopia/Dystopia' video below:

“Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia”
Through September 2
Miami Art Museum
Tickets: $8

Cuban artist and devotee of the Palo Monte faith is the centerpiece of a retrospective at Miami Art Museum.