Alba VIP Grand Opening Thursday, January 17, 7-10 p.m.
The new seaside Italian restaurant at Solé on the Ocean will official open tonight with a VIP, invite-only fête. Join chef Ralph Pagano for passed drinks and bites, fire dancers, and more. Alba will be giving away tickets to the private party via its Facebook page. 17315 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 786-923-9305
PULSE 2.0 Friday, January 18, 8 p.m.
DJ Sean Drake and native soprano Elaine Alvarez headline Friday's edition of PULSE 2.0: Late Night at the New World Symphony. The evening will be a mash-up of high-energy hip hop beats with classical ensemble elements. A VIP and members-only Grey Goose cocktail hour will precede the 9:30 p.m. concert. Friends of the NWS members get in free, general admission is $25. 500 17th St., Miami Beach, 305-673-3331
Art Deco Weekend Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20
Celebrate the iconic architecture, style, music, and ambiance of the Art Deco era during the Miami Design Preservation League's Art Deco Weekend. Take part in architectural walking tours, catch a lecture series, ogle classic cars, admire vintage fashions, and more. Visit artdecoweekend.com for a full event schedule.
Miami International Art Fair Friday, January 18 to Monday, January 21
Step aboard the SeaFair mega yacht in downtown Miami to view a globally curated collection of contemporary art, photography, and video. This year's fair will also present Sculpture Miami, a seaside installation and sculpture exhibition at Bayfront Park. Single day passes are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Multi-day ticket options, priority boarding, and VIP preview options are also available. Intercontinental Hotel Dock, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
Matisyahu Saturday, January 19, 8:30 p.m.
Spend the evening with alternative reggae artist Matisyahu for the latest installment of the Live at Knight series at the Adrienne Arsht Center. After selling out last year's show, Matisyahu returns with new music performed in an acoustic setting. Tickets range from $35 to $99. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722