#PrismPicks: What to Do June 1st – June 15th

June 1, 2015admin

It’s safe to say Miamians have mastered swift temperature changes, leaving the sweltering heat and enter blizzard-like offices only to be welcomed by humidity again. That’s right, summer has finally fallen on the 305 like a pata sucia at Cameo on a Saturday night. But along with our world-famous sizzle, everyone’s favorite vacation season is still hitting the event game hard with interactive panels, art showcases, and of course, more music than your little ears can bear.

Here’s our bi-weekly breakdown:

Thursday, June 4th:

Miami Soul Train + Motown Getdown – Board the metromover for a silent disco ride brought to you by The Arts + Entertainment District and courtesy of Miami-Dade Transit. Three DJs, wireless headphones, and three stops with live bands curated by Buskerfest Miami and The New Tropic. All the while, a Motown Getdown will be popping off at Canvas featuring Tillery James on the decks, Deep Eddy Vodka samples, Purple People Eatery, and 70s themed cocktails by Airstream Apothecary.
Where: Canvas Miami 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 7:00PM – 11:00PM. Tickets: RSVP.

Friday, June 5th:

La Miniteca at The Gang – Bringing back the vintage feels of 70s & 80s Colombian flare, “that restaurant across from Gigi” is elevating the local music intellect with a weekly, all vinyl throwdown featuring native DJs and the best funk, soul, disco, and house beats. There’s no cover all night, so why not start your weekend off here?
Where: The Gang Miami – 3500 N Miami Ave. Time: 11:30PM. Tickets: No Cover, boo.

Saturday, June 6th:

Imagining Miami – Miami is hosting an “Imagining” this summer as part of a nationwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture that invite community members to envision their towns and cities 20 years into the future, and to spark ideas about how to get there, starting now. The New Tropic will present the most creative community leaders, artists, and characters for a family-friendly day of collaboration. There’ll be food, music, art, and a drum circle to top it all off.
Where: The New Tropic – 7230 NW Miami Ct. #5. Time: 1:00PM – 5:00PM. Tickets: RSVP.

Sunday, June 7th:

Brendan O’Hara Album Release – Ball & Chain, one of the city’s musical landmarks, welcomes a local auditory entity, Brendan O’Hara & The Rescue for a special CD Release celebration. Bask in the bluesy vibes with some of the best cocktails in Miami and support a true blue local musician as his career takes an exciting new step.
Where: Ball & Chain – 1513 SW 8th St. Time: 6:00PM. Tickets: No Cover.

Monday, June 8th:

Rethinking Libraries in the Digital Age” – This event is a part of Miami’s continuing community conversation on the future of libraries, which began in fall 2013 with the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Taskforce on Miami-Dade Public Library System and continued in September 2014 when Knight Foundation brought library experts to Miami from across the country to share their experiences in library innovations in the 21st century. It’ll be live streamed at knightfoundation.org/live, so there’s no reason to miss out!
Where: Idea Center at MDC – 315 NE 2nd Ave, building 8, 5th floor. Time: 6:00PM. Tickets: RSVP.

Wednesday, June 10th:

Arts & Drafts – Honestly, to say that The New Tropic is “killing it” would be pretty much one of the biggest understatements of the year. Their Arts & Drafts series combines live artistry from a curated creative local with some of the best craft brews in the city. This week, they’ll be having Stephanie Shaheen present tape art lessons for alternative ways to decorate your space.
Where: The New Tropic – 7230 NW Miami Ct #5. Time: 7:30PM – 10:00PM. Tickets: Free.

Tycho – Scott Hansen, better known as Tycho is kind of a big deal. He’s been a key influencer in the underground electronic scene fira decade, has toured with big bands, and is even a successful photographer. His talent seem to be endless, really. Catch him live at Grand Central for an all ages party that’ll probably still draw the better crowds.
Where: Grand Central – 697 N Miami Ave. Time: 10:00PM (Doors). Tickets: Get em.

Thursday, June 11th:

Dance Band NightThe Rhythm Foundation presents the second installment of their new summer series at The North Beach bandshell with Dance Band Night! This time, Conjunto Impacto and their band of 15 Salsa musicians will set the stage ablaze after an in-depth salsa class is conducted by Kings Dance Company. Easily one of the most interactive dance events in the city, this one’s free and family friendly so now you can finally master your hip rolls with no excuses!
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 7:00PM – 10:00PM. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, June 13th:

Neighborhood Nights at SMDCAC – South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center’s intimate Cabaret Theater will be encompassed by the Indie-Electro-Pop sounds of Miami locals, Why Not Y as they perform in full black box style. With a blend of vocal, violin and percussion the group creates a refreshing new spin on the Pop music genre.
Where: SMDCAC – 10950 SW 211 ST. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em.

Sunday, June 14th:

Tour the TowerMiami Dade College’s Museum of Art and Design presents a monthly free walking tour of Miami’s Freedom Tour, one of the city’s oldest and most historical landmarks. They’re opening it all up to the public for a look at the Miami’s past through guided tours and in-depth exhibitions as a portal into our city’s foundations.
Where: Freedom Tower – 600 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 1:00PM. Tickets: RSVP.