These past seven months have felt a little too monotonous, but have also somehow flown by in the blink of an eye. How we’re already in October is beyond us, but we’re here to focus on the new developments around town that are getting us excited for going back to (somewhat) normal. Restaurants, venues, and cultural explorations are all on the horizon, and we’ve broken down a handful we’re most looking forward to:

The Doral Yard

When The Wynwood Yard’s time came to an end, a part of Miami’s bright light had dimmed. Have no fear! The same wonderful team has revived that neighborhood soul in Downtown Doral with the long-awaited opening of The Doral Yard. You can finally get a taste of what we’ve been missing by relishing in the beautiful indoor & outdoor decor, multiple food concepts, and tinkling of local live music.

Photo by Megan McCluer

Miami New Drama Pop-Up Along Lincoln RD

While it might seem like the arts might have lost all hope for new productions during the pandemic, think again. Miami New Drama is using the need for distance as an inspiring stroke of genius. Teaming up with the Lincoln Road BID, they’ve secured several storefronts along the pedestrian promenade to be used as pop-up theater spaces for performing short plays by award-winning playwrights during the months of November and December. MORE INFO

Miami New Drama

Kimberly’s Frozen Treats on the Move

After successfully winning over our hearts and tastebuds with its delicious pop-up window at Melinda’s, Kimberly’s Frozen Treats has expanded and is taking over our town just when we need the indulgent escape the most. Their newest venture? Every Wednesday – Friday, they’re partnering with the mouth-watering local food truck Chicken Pollo for a lunch pop-up across the Ace Hardware on N. Miami Ave & 17th ST (Villa 221). Time: 11am – 3pm.

Kimberly’s Frozen Treats

JazzAid at Pinecrest Gardens

Live music lovers, rejoice! The JazzAid Concert Series is coming to Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl with an epic lineup of some of the world’s greatest live musicians. Enjoy live-streamed performances by Jon Secada, three-time Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, the world-renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra and many more once a month starting October 17th and running until April 10th. The performances will be live streamed and a large portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen COVID-19 efforts. MORE INFO

Pinecrest Gardens

Museums Re-Openings

As things start to go back to normal (or feel like it, anyway) some of our city’s biggest destinations for culture are opening back up. Frost Science Museum is unveiling new exhibits and interactive experiences like Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits and more. The Bass on Miami Beach has also recently re-opened, getting us excited for all the art both inside the museum and outdoors on Collins Park we’ve been missing. In case you weren’t able to pass by the new Rubell Museum in Allapattah, they too have recently re-opened along with they’re new restaurant, Leku, and a huge space for ample social distancing.

Frost Science

Cover photo courtesy of Rubell Museum by Nicholas Venezia.