Culture Guide: Sept 1st – 15th
September 2, 2015
And just like that, Summer is over; one season ends, another one opens. And with this evolution comes an entirely refreshing slew of events, both of the free and monetary kind. As self-proclaimed cultural connoisseurs, we at Prism can’t wait for new months to start so we can share the pulse we keep on Miami’s greatest happenings.
So as you may have guessed (you’re a perceptive one, aren’t ya?), it’s time for us to bring back our Culture Guide series just in time for the less-humid climate:
Wednesday, September 2nd:
I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. – Miami is more than just a breeding ground for music and art, the city is becoming another key hub for film in the South thanks to the passionate minds who believe in its cinematic potential. In order to keep talent in the city, FilmGate Interactive has their monthly short film competition series that gives local artists the opportunity to network and a platform to showcase their hard work. Pass by for this month’s collection of films and support local talent!
Where: FilmGate Interactive – 90 NW 29th ST. Time: 6-9:30PM. Tickets: Get them here.
DWNTWN Art Days Kick-Off – Back for its fourth year, DWNTWN Art Days will be celebrating the cultural spaces in Downtown Miami as well as the talented minds who reside there. The Arts + Entertainment District will be hosting the kick-off event featuring Buskerfest’s GPS Quintet, a live performance by Xperimento, archival footage of our city by History Miami Museum, grub by the Downtown Staple: Elwoods Gastro Pub, and Airstream Apothecary’s handcrafted cocktails featuring Beck’s Beer specials.
Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 7-11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, September 3rd:
Listen to this Building –
The city’s greatest print activists, Exile Books, has joined forces with the Miami Center for Architecture & Design to address accessibility for persons with visual impairments while celebrating Miami’s architectural landscape. The exhibit will transform Downtown Miami buildings into a living, multimedia tableau via multi-sensory components across the board with large scale models, relief works, auditory installations and more.
Where: MCAD – 100 NE 1st Ave. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
WhoMadeWho at Grand Central – Don’t let their unique names fool you; when put together, these three throw down an awesome show full of poppy beats, sick visuals, and crazy energy! From headlining the Spanish Beincassim Festival to playing at Festival of Sanremo in Italy, WhoMadeWho knows how to get a crowd going and we are psyched to see them perform here in our very own tropical jungle alongside Pompeya and Krisp.
Where: Grand Central – 697 N Miami Ave. Time: 8PM (Doors). Tickets: Get em.
Friday, September 4th:
Best of Enemies premiere – In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions taking place in Miami Beach: William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult – their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era of public discourse was born. This documentary will be showing thru the 10th.
Where: Coral Gables Arts Cinema – 260 Aragon Ave. Times: Showtimes vary. Tickets: Get em.
“Wish You Were Here” – Friday at The Annex have turned up, we mean way up. This week we bring Scratch Academy’s DJ Immortal to the Wynwood spot paired with live electric violin by Monty Bloom. Plus, OneoftheBrave and IgersMiami are hosting a photography contest and the winner snags a $50 bar tab! We have free Beck’s Beer and Basil Hayden’s for the first hour, and half-off pitchers and pizza all night long. Not a bad way to start the weekend, eh?
Where: The Annex – 44 NE 29th ST. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
36 Years of Churchill’s – This little diamond in the rough is a place the Miami punk scene calls home, a place where the obscure sounds of the city have found their calling. Celebrate another glorious year with the Little Haiti hub this weekend, and get wild at one of the oldest standing Punk Venues in the country. Enjoy tunes from local shrines like Jolt Radio and pizza & shaved ice all weekend.
Where: Churchill’s – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 7PM – 3AM. Tickets: No Cover.
Saturday, September 5th:
Aficionado(s) at Electric Pickle – Every first and thrid Saturday of the month, the Wynwood club opens its doors to true music fans and provides a platform for them to share their favorite vinyls amongst friends both old and new. All you have to do is bring the tunes that get you through tough and great times, press play, and join the movement. No catch, just music.
Where: The Electric Pickle – 2826 N Miami Ave. Time: 8-11PM. Tickets: It’s free, boo boo.
Sunday, September 6th:
Ball & Chain Music Festival – Another Miami musical landmark is celebrating not just one anniversary, but TWO anniversaries. Ball & Chain has been around for 80 years, and its restored version has been open for one. So, all weekend long, enjoy the best in Latin, Jazz, and Blues at the Little Havana hotspot. Sunday is jam-packed with talented heroes like Brendan O’Hara, DJ Le Spam, Suenalo and more!
Where: Ball & Chain – 1513 SW 8th ST. Time: Noon – 12:30AM. Tickets: No Cover.
Monday, September 7th:
Labor Day Picnic at the PAMM – Enjoy your extra long weekend with live music by Magic City Hippies and creative food and drink specials on the terrace. Inside the museum, explore exhibitions “Project Gallery: Bik van der Pol,” “Poetics of Relation,” and more. PAMM’s Labor Day celebration is open to the public, and general museum admission rates apply. We suggest using the metromover to get over there since parking is a) not the cheapest and b) can get packed quickly with special events.
Where: PAMM – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 11AM – 3PM. Tickets: Get em.
Tuesday, September 8th:
Sounds of Cuba – Enjoy another great A+E District event with a community Salsa class by Smooth Rhythms Dance and a live set by traditional legends, Conjunto Progreso. Miami Smokers will be creating an entirely Cuban-themed menu, we’ll have 305 Cafecito on-site for the late-night pick-me-up, and Airstream Apothecary (our knights in shining armor) concoctions featuring Beck’s Beer specials.
Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, September 10th:
Call to Music: Tune In & Turn Up – Have a jam with Rock the Moon Productions next week to celebrate Miami music featuring beloved local acts. Sidebar lays host to the city’s latest passion project on Thursday, September 10th! Catch a laid-back happy hour with a joyful jam by Magic City Hippies and then a show-stopping live performance by Locos Por Juana and ArtOfficial to top off the night. All for the love of Miami music in its purest, rawest form.
Where: Sidebar – 337 SW 8th ST. Time: 6PM-11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Enlightened Taco Zine Launch – Come join Enlightened Taco as they launch their very first issue of Enlightened Taco Zine: A collection of rants and art created by weirdos, aliens and ratchet Miami girls.
Copies of the zine will be available for $10 and limited edition zine packs for $15. They’re bringing prints, pins & many other fun surprises. Did we also mention it’s also Ladies Night at Gramps?
Where: Gramps Bar – 176 NW 24th ST. Time: 10PM – 1:30AM. Tickets: No Cover.
Friday, September 11th:
“Wish You Were Here” – We have been fangirling for this special Friday jam, one we can’t wait to share with everyone! The incredibly talented, and infectiously popular Patrick & The Swayzees will hit The Annex carpet for a special night of golden oldies. Plus, enjoy free Beck’s Beer and Basil Hayden’s for the first hour, as you relax your mind for the creative meet-up with the local Street Art Scene led by Jenny Perez. Enjoy half-off pitchers & pizza all night long.
Where: The Annex – 44 NE 29th ST. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: theprismmusicgroup.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, September 12th:
Arts & Science Collide – In “Eco-Environments: Art Meets Science,” PAMM Teaching Artists and Science Communication Fellows from Frost Science will guide children and families in the creation of mini eco-environments, on the museum’s outdoor terrace inspired by PAMM’s exhibition, Marjetica Potrč: The School of the Forest / Miami Campus. In “The Art of Robots: Science Meets Art” Explore the engineering behind robots to design your own artistic creation and watch as it comes to life in this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) activity led by experts from Frost Science, PAMM and Starbot.
Where: PAMM – 1103 Biscyane Blvd. Time: 1PM – 4PM. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, September 13th:
DWNTWN Arts Fair – As part of DWNTWN Art Days, Life Is Art, Inc in partnership with Buskerfest Miami, YOmiami, Kondoit, Indie Gals, Celebrate Diversity Miami, Eat Your Poem, and Elwoods Gastro Pub present a jam-packed Saturday & Sunday. A family-friendly street fest filled with art, music, crafts, and performance. Brought to you by a team of grassroots organizations with strong ties throughout our local community whose goal is to foster the growth of all the different artistic elements that make up our city’s culture.
Where: NE 3rd Ave. Between NE 1st and NE 2nd ST. Time: Noon – 8PM (Both Days). Tickets: Get em.