Culture Guide: February 1st – February 15th

February 2, 2016admin

Can you believe it’s already February? New Year’s was just yesterday, that yearly cold front has come and gone and we’re back to the daily grind of “making it” in a multi-cultural metropolis. As we begin to carve out our social calendars (what other calendar is there, really?) and decide where we want to forget about that-holiday-that-must-not-be-named, breaths of fresh distraction are falling into place. Waiting patiently for spring has never been this fun.

Take a peek at your 14 days of cultural ingestion, from violin yoga and Super Nintendo tournaments, to outdoor movies and slam poetry, here’s your dose of Prism’s guide to culture:

Wednesday, February 3rd:

In the Lobby Lounge…WORDS – Presented in partnership with DASS Miami, this week’s edition of “In the Lobby Lounge” will feature readings of four works of fiction by Miami authors: Chantel Acevedo; JJ Colagrande; Stacy Conde; and Vanessa Garcia. Each reading will be followed by a short ‘jazz interpretation’ of the work by the Gary Thomas Quintet. Attendees are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
Where: Olympia Theater – 174 E Flagler ST. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, February 4th:

JOURNEY: A Yoga with Live Music Experience – Join Inhale Miami for an evening of yoga + music as you journey inwards and outwards on gorgeous sounds inspired by lush landscapes and beautiful coastlines. Rikki K will guide a 90 minute yoga flow inspired by the musical soundscapes of bass producer & violinist HÄANA. After class, sip on wine while HÄANA treats you to a mini-concert.
Where: Inhale Miami – 6310 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 7:30PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Wynwood Beer Garden | Super Nintendo Tournament – Cerveceria 23 brings $5 craft beers from different regions of the US and Europe all night long as you partake in the Mortal Kombat 3 tournament. Munch on $2 BBQ and craft beer sauces as you revel in sounds by DJ Self Born. Jenga will also be subtly placed on tables for group-friendly fun.
Where: Cafeina Wynwood Lounge – 297 NW 23rd ST. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Neighborhood Jam – To celebrate the launch of their Little Haiti/Little River neighborhood guide, The New Tropic is teaming up with Yeelen Gallery to have a conversation and ideation session about the future of Little Haiti and Little River neighborhoods. They’re bringing out some great community partners to give a brief talk about their work and help kick off the ideation including Christian Guerrier of The Millennials Project and and Kyle Holbrook of MLK Community Mural Project. To top off the night Inez Barlatier (Kazoots) will be performing an acoustic solo set.
Where: The New Tropic – 7230 NW Miami CT. Time: 6PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Friday, February 5th:

Startup Spotlight: Zak the Baker – Come join The LAB this Friday, to hear Zak Stern, “Zak The Baker” speak about his journey as an entrepreneur and the phenomenon of the celebrity chef. Complimentary Zak the Baker pastries will be provided – the same baked goods that have people waiting for hours in the rain.
Where: The LAB Miami – 400 NW 26th ST. Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Miami International Map Fair – HistoryMiami Museum presents the 23rd Annual Miami International Map Fair, the largest map fair in the Western Hemisphere. Immerse yourself in a world of antique maps, rare books, panoramas, globes and atlases. Purchase antiquities or modern treasures from the finest dealers from around the world. Whether merely curious or an expert collector, there is a piece for every budget. The fair features presentations by renowned experts. Bring one map from your collection for a free expert opinion.
Where: HistoryMiami Museum – 101 W Flagler ST. Time: Feb 5th – 7th, times vary. Tickets: Get em here.

ICA Speaks: Nicole Eiserman – ICA welcomes painter and recent MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship recipient Nicole Eisenman. Eisenman employs various techniques culled from art history to present a deeply personal, expressive body of work that explores matters of interpersonal, political, and economic interest relevant to the human condition. ICA Speaks is an ongoing series of lectures highlighting artists from the museum’s permanent collection.
Where: Palm Court Event Space. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.


Ma Dukes Presents J Dilla Weekend – The late, great J Dilla is rightfully celebrated as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. Almost exactly a decade after his 2006 death, Jay Dee’s mother Ma Dukes is proud to present another celebration of her son’s incredible life and legacy with confirmed performances from DJ Premier, Slum Village, Royce 5’9″, 9th Wonder, Blu & Exile, Rapsody, Chuck Strangers, A-F-R-O, and more. J Dilla Weekend also features producer panels, BBQs, photo/art exhibits, record swaps, meet and greets, and other events celebrating Jay Dee’s life and legacy.
Where: Soho Studios – 2136 NW 1st Ave. Time: Feb 5th – 7th, 7PM – Late. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, February 6th:

18th Annual Medical Marijuana Concert – Ploppy Palace Productions, Modern Galaxy TV and NORML of Florida will be hosting the 18th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert. As part of this three stage extravaganza, some of South Florida’s top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together for patients’ and physicians’ right to use medical cannabis. Artists include: Telekinetic Walrus, Otto Von Schirach, SunGhosts, Soulflower, plus video installations, organizational panels and so much more.
Where: Gramps – 176 NW 24th ST. Time: 4:20PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Skateboarding & Jazz – Featuring Miami’s best street skaters organized by professional skateboarder Joel Meinholz and acclaimed skateboard photographer Ian O’Connor, audiences will experience a 360-degree immersion filled with the art of improvisation in both music and sport, complete with a carved-out half-bowl, half-pipe ramp installed on the YoungArts Plaza.
Where: YoungArts – 2100 Biscyane Blvd. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Cine Al Fresco – This outdoor movie series takes the magical experience of art and culture under the stars. Once a month, the outdoor courtyard at O, Cinema in Wynwood will be transformed to give families and friends of the Wynwood community a chance to unite through art, film and music. Feel free to bring your own blankets and chairs and it’s dog Friendly. This month’s showing? Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.
Where: O, Cinema Wynwood – 90 NW 29th ST. Time: 7:30PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, February 9th:

Mardi Gras at the Yard – Enjoy New Orleans-style grub from culinary pop-ups, a delicious Crawfish Boil all night long, and beignets and coffee by Mad Chiller. Live Mardi Gras jams featuring: Bad Apples Brass Band and Roosevelt Collier’s Big Funk Nasty Getdown Featuring members of: Spam Allstars, Suénalo, Aaron Lebos Reality, JUke, Electric Kif, Leeboys, & more. Drinks with Abita Brewing Company, Sazeracs, & Bourbon by Thyme Bar, and copious amounts of beads, raffles, & prizes to top it all off!
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 70 NW 29th ST. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Wednesday, February 10th:

Drunken Crafts – Bi-Monthly social gathering of makers and crafters, for the curious beginner or hobbyist. Get your hands dirty and meet your city at The Wynwood Yard. This will take you back to elementary school days, create those last minute valentines days cards for your loved one, BFF, or your pup! The food pop-ups, including della Test Kitchen, Arabian Knife, Dim Ssam A Gogo and Myumi, will all be open as well. $7 Beers, $8 Cocktails, $5 PBRs (because this is Wynwood).
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 70 NW 29th ST. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Thursday, February 11th:

Movies Under the Stars – The A+E District collaboration with Miami International Film Festival is back with this season’s debut of Movies Under the Stars! Enjoy a free screening of John Torturro’s “Fading Gigolo” starring Woody Allen, Sofia Vergarra, and Sharon Stone. Grab bites by Gaucho Ranch and gourmet popcorn by Mad Chiller. Sip on Vice City Bean coffee and handmade cocktails. Bring friends, family, & lawn chairs.
Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Friday, February 12th:

Smiths & Morrissey – The 6th Annual: Hated for Loving Tribute Night to the music of The Smiths and Morrissey is here with: The ONLY tribute to the music of The Smiths & Morrissey in all of Florida.. Featuring Ordinary Boys: The Smiths & Morrissey Tribute Act, DJs Mikey Ramirez of Radio-Active Records & Benton Galgay, and Ms. Cheezious provides the late night vittles.
Where: Gramps. Time: 10PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

DJ Harvey…All Night Long – The commander in chief takes command of the El Bolero Room for a 7 hour set of mind blowing musica! “You can’t understand the blues until you’ve had your heart broken and you can’t understand my music till you’ve had group sex on ecstasy.” – Dj Harvey. Harvey was called The Keith Richards of dance music by Rolling Stone Magazine as they named him one of 25 DJ’s that rule the earth.
Where: Electric Pickle – 2826 N Miami Ave. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, February 13th:

Live at The Yard ft. Alejandro Elizondo: Motown Edition – The acoustic session takes on a booty shaking note for your perfect one-stop shop in the ‘wood. We’re excited to welcome local favorite, Alejandro Elizondo on the stage for what will be as soulful a performance as they come, with a charming opening set by Shira Lee. Get in the Valentine’s Day mood with Whole Trade roses and chocolates courtesy of Whole Foods. Munch on culinary pop-ups, sip on cocktails, and get tipsy with romance.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 70 NW 29th ST. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival – The 53rd Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival is back on Main Highway for 3-days of cultural fun featuring hundreds of some of the best local & national artists, family-friendly activities, oodles of food vendors and of course, live tunes. The Miami New Times is curating the Music Showcase once again with a lineup that boasts The Nth Power, Raquel Sofia, JUke, Mr Pauer, Larkin Poe and so many more.
Where: Coconut Grove. Time: Feb 13th – 15th, 10AM – 6PM. Tickets: Buy on-site.