Culture Guide: Oct 1st – 15th
October 1, 2015
October is a beautiful month in Miami. One of my favorites, I’d say. The idea that cooler weather is on the horizon just injects the entire event scene with this added excitement for non-sweaty days to come. Everyone is shooting hints of outdoor extravaganzas to the public with every passing day. Music festivals are once again livable, outdoor movie theaters have less a chance of shutting down, and art galleries are puffing their chests up for Art Basel. It’s a great time to be alive, ain’t it?
The weather has barely made a change and the whole city’s raving about fall being upon us. Although the air has become more dense and dry, allowing sound to flow freely on a lighter plane, we really haven’t shifted into an entirely new season. So everyone just relaaaaax. But while you relax, take pleasure in the fact that our cultural community is in no way slowing down to pack up for winter (what winter?). So take a look at our latest culture guide for your next 15-day schedule.
Friday, October 2nd
Brendan O’Hara’s Late Night Radio Album Release – The Annex will come alive to celebrate local musicianship with some of the best talents around. Enjoy specialty cocktails by Afrohead Rums, brews by Concrete Beach, the first hour of complimentary rosé by Barton & Guestier, limited edition screen prints by Trek6, menu specials, and more. Plus, opening sets by the students of Guitars Over Guns Organization and Carly Jo Jackson Duo with guest appearances by: The Rescue, Ted Zimmerman of The Spam Allstars, Helen Tess, John Joiner and Mark Godwin.
Where: The Annex – 44 NE 29th ST. Time: 7-11PM. RSVP: Do it here.
Saturday, October 3rd:
Live@Sweat: PURE IMAGINATION XXI – Thanks to The Knight Foundation for yet another wonderful support for local storytelling, Live@Sweat Series No. 1 continues with the highly anticipated return of PURE IMAGINATION LIVE. What began as a radio show on WVUM morphed into a beloved live series that ran for years. Brooklyn writer, Matt Gajewski will regale local audiences with a new original tale + a live-improvised soundtrack by his band the Mountain Dew Code Red Terror Alert. Refreshments will be available. All ages are welcome.
Where: Sweat Records – 5505 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 7-9:30PM. Tickets: Free.
All Night in Brigitte – Addictively witty event names aside, Bardot really knows how to host a party. Mainly because their musical tastes are pretty unparalleled in this city, across the board. I still tell friends that it’s my favorite club in the city, and don’t see myself changing that opinion anytime soon. So why not catch what will be a sonic fiesta with an all-night extended set by the three talents that make up Dude Skywalker? Not a bad thing to do on a Saturday night.
Where: Bardot – 3456 N Miami Ave. Time: 10PM (Doors). Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Sunday, October 4th:
The Miami Flea – A+E District’s oeuvre d’art is back and better than ever this Sunday with an expanded stomping ground and twice as many activations/vendors as before. Enjoy a free bike valet by Miami Bike Scene & Green Mobility Network, an Ace Props chill nest with Bookleggers Library, SEED Fest’s organic kid’s corner, a pumpkin patch by Urban Oasis Project, Yelp Miami’s grub garden, Airstream Apothecary’s booze bazaar, a vinyl pop-up by III Points, Bakehouse Art Complex’s art pop-up, and so much more! Live performances by Ella Herrera, Rose Max, Keith Johns, and Sofy & Andres of Elastic Bond on the Live Stage. What a Sunday!
Where: Canvas – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 3-7PM. Tickets: Free, friends! (And dog-friendly, too)
Tragic City Comedy Hour – We all are in need of a little laughter in our lives, and when the laughs are backdropped by some of the city’s best art, you honestly can’t complain. Come out to see some of the funniest local comedians perform sets of crass and self deprecating humor at &gallery featuring the rising comedic star herself, Shira Notrika.
Where: &gallery – 6306 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 7-10PM. Tickets: Free.
Cinema on the Ruf – A rooftop movie in the Design District? Yes please. The Golden Globe, Cannes Film Festival, BAFTA, César Award, and Academy Award-winning Diving Bell and the Butterfly will be showing at this curated monthly screening of films from an acclaimed international collection, with focus on historically important genres, such as arthouse, film noir, documentaries, Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, sponsored by the Ruf. Suggested Donation: $5 and all you have to bring is a chair.
Where: The Ruf – 5110 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ suggested donation.
Wednesday, October 7th:
Jenga Jive – Starting a new batch of special events, The Annex is proud to unveil a night of jukebox hits by none other than the fan-favorite, Patrick & The Swayzees! The New Tropic is transforming their usual game night for a special nostalgic edition featuring Jenga, Checkers, Connect Four, and Miami Against Humanity. Swing dance the night away with $4 happy hour specials from 5-7PM. Need we say more?
Where: The Annex – 44 NE 29th ST. Time: 7 – 10PM. RSVP: Do it here.
Thursday, October 8th:
Post Work Pizza Party – Alliterations aside, nothing says “end of workday” like a fresh slice of pizza. It all tastes even better when it pairs nicely with the new Afrobeta album, Dream About You booming off the hi-fi at Sweat Records. Come chill with Smurphio and Cuci Amador themselves and let them know just how much you love them as you have one free PBR too many. But it was such a great night, though!
Where: Sweat Records – 5505 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 6-8PM. Tickets: Free, boo!
Friday, October 9th:
III Points – The incredibly innovative music, arts, & technology festival is back for its third year and has re-found its home at Mana Production Studios in the heart of Wynwood. Boasting 3-days of unique activations that expand your mind and intellectual vobulary while simultaenously exposing cornered gems throughout the city, III Points is having its best year yet. With a lineup that features Toro Y Moi, King Krule, Bonobo, TEED, Bomba Estereo, Ghostface Killah & DOOM, plus endless support for talented local acts, there really is nowhere else you should be that weekend.
Where: Mana & all around Wynwood. Time: 6PM – 3AM (Festival, activations start at Noon). Tickets: Get em.
Saturday, October 10th:
III Points – We’re serious, don’t go anywhere else.
Sunday, October 11th:
III Points – Not kidding, just go!
Tuesday, October 13th:
Leadership Series: Ever dream of running a world class arts intuition? Wonder what it’s like to have the world watching as you innovate in a struggling arts environment? Join the brilliant and generous minds over at The New Tropic for an evening with Howard Herring, President and CEO of New World Symphony as we discuss his leadership journey and vision for Miami. Doors at 6pm with the program starting promptly at 7:00pm.
Where: The New Tropic – 7230 NW Miami Ct #5. Time: 6-9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Wednesday, October 14th:
De La Soul Dugout w/ Maseo and Friends – Yup. You read that one right. One of the most influential hip hop producers, and key characters behind the colorful, De La Soul, kings of the Native Tongues movement, is in Miami for a night of celebration featuring a getdown by Miami’s beloved, DJ Heron. People say they wanted balance in Miami with the amount of top 40 hits on the radio, well tune into what was happening during the 90s with these great turn table talents.
Where: Bardot – 3456 N Miami Ave. Time: 10PM (Doors). Tickets: No Cover, woop!
Thursday, October 15th:
Art Talk: Firelei Báez in Conversation with María Elena Ortiz – In conjunction with her PAMM exhibition, Bloodlines, Firelei Báez will discuss her work, which explores issues of black culture, Afro-Caribbean folklore and the complexities of diasporic experiences. After the talk, enjoy a live performance by string duo Chargaux, featuring opening and closing sets by DJ Kumi, presented by Rhythm Foundation.
Where: The Perez Art Museum Miami – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ museum admission – seats are first come first serve.
Telekinetic Walrus: “Cristal on the Moon” Video Release Party – If you haven’t had the chance to witness Telekinetic Walrus in their sonic habitat, it’s a magical show. The official video for their latest track, “Cristal on the Moon” premieres at Wynwood Brewing, and you don’t want to miss it. Come enjoy some heady Miami beer as they unveil their new music video for the public, directed and produced by Iris Beatrix. $4 beers for Ladies Night!
Where: Wynwood Brewing Co. – 565 NW 24 ST. Time: 8-11PM. Tickets: Free.