Culture Guide: March 15th – 31st
March 15, 2016
The summer heat has already shown itself, so the only way you can really escape it is with some good music and a very cold (strong) drink. That’s right, the Spring equinox is almost upon us and in this transitional wave, Miami’s got quite the gathering of getdowns to sway you into the new season. With the madness of Miami Music Week and WMC, there’s an influx of shows and beach-ready bodies, but the city also boasts art exhibits, insightful talks, and breezy bike rides.
If you’re looking to start the Spring season off as a social butterfly, with your wing on the pulse of all the great happenings in the city, take a look at the next two weeks of your social calendar below:
Tuesday, March 15th:
Photo Talk – The latest in MADE at The Citadel’s Photo Talk series, join the innovative coworking space for an evening of groundbreaking photography. Natalia Vásquez, local artist/photographer and former professor at Anglo-American University in Prague, will introduce the works of Carrie Mae Williams and Lorna Simpson.
Where: MADE at The Citadel – 8325 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 7PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Wednesday, March 16th:
Spinello Projects Opening – The Little Haiti landmark gallery known for its on-the-cusp exhibitions is bringing some local love to its walls. Spinello Projects is pleased to present “Slow Burn”, the gallery’s first solo exhibition from Miami-based artist Cara Despain. Set against panoramic desert landscapes, as a four-channel immersive video installation, a fuse burns endlessly across the foreground from left to right. What it signifies, you have to come to find out.
Where: Spinello Projects – 7221 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.
Bob Moses + Roman Fugel – Bardot is one of those music venues that kills it every night of the week with a varies and hard-hitting booking lineup. This year’s MMW is no exception, kicking off the musical festivities with the soulful electronic duo, Bob Moses, and other talented artists. Two of Miami’s own DJ royalty on the warmup, Diego Martinelli and David Sinopoli, are the men behind the musical direction of Electric Pickle and Bardot, respectively.
Where: Bardot – 3456 N Miami Ave. Time: 10PM (Doors). Tickets: Get em here.
Thursday, March 17th:
PAMM Third Thursdays – Poplife brings another group of great artists to their Social at the PAMM. Enjoy American musician and producer Jellybean Benitez’s signature style that earned him DJ residency at New York’s Studio 54 in the 1970s. Purchase happy hour drink and food specials or make reservations at Verde restaurant, and partake in art-making for prizes. Powered by #BecksUrbanCanvas and Beck’s Beer.
Where: PAMM – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Dirtybird Players B2B Nice Age – DIRTYBIRD returns once again to bring the booty bass to Miami Music Week. After three years of BBQs and a legendary 10 year party last year, the birds come to Trade with the whole family and a couple of new members for a massive B2B throwdown on Floor 2. On Floor 1, the TRADE debut TEED’s Nice Age label with a few of imprint’s very own including a special guest to make this massive Thursday night absolute perfection.
Where: Trade – 1439 Washington Ave. Time: 10PM (Doors). Tickets: Get em here.
Friday, March 18th:
JUke at Lagniappe – Among all the DJs and electronic powerhouses that will be filling our city during MMW, WMC, and that music festival that must not be named, you might be looking to escape for some live music. And locally-bred, Blues is even better. Head to everyone’s favorite wine bar for a night of JUke jams. It’s always a great time.
Where: Lagniappe – 3425 NE 2nd ave. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Hah Free.
Saturday, March 19th:
The Professional Insights – The Professional Insights is a series of conversations spotlighting different Miami entrepreneurs. This talk will be led by a panel of Miami’s leading culture creators. Learn how these festivals blossomed into existence and their goals to grow Miami’s eclectic culture scene. Confirmed:
Fractal Beach, Okechobee Music Festival, Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, Massive Ideas, Rhythm Foundation and more.
Where: MADE at The Citadel – 8325 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 12PM – 2PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Coral Gables Blues Fest –
For over a decade the Coral Gables Bluesfest has provided quality entertainment for the South Florida community, and this upcoming festival promises to be one of the finest. Come out and enjoy this fantastic Blues Music Festival; a 3 days, live music, beer & international food extravaganza all at the city-favorite, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus.
Where: Bierhaus Plaza – 60 Merrick Way. Time: 6PM – 2AM (Fri), 1PM – 2AM (Sat & Sun). Tickets: Free.
Sunday, March 20th:
Carl Cox – This man needs no introduction. He’s a living legend of Techno and House, but his Sunday MMW set will be filled with Disco, Funk and Soul for a special celebration. This one’s presented by the brilliant minds over at Thump so you definitely can’t miss it.
Where: Basement Miami – 2901 Collins Ave. Time: 11PM (Doors). Tickets: $20 at the door.
Tuesday, March 22nd:
The Jupiter Circle Social Media Workshop Series – You’ll learn to tell your story authentically in a way that is true to your brand and attracts your ideal costumers, all set in the beautifully industrial, Filling Station Lofts. Get to know how to become successful by Miami’s own local success story: Hugette Montesinos of DISfunkshion Magazine. Enjoy complimentary Vice City Bean cold brew to get the creative juices flowing.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 6:30PM – 9PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Equinox and Full Moon Celebration at The Ruf – EuGene, Ganesha and all the friends of The RUF invite you to participate in a one of a kind Spring Equinox and Full Moon Celebration. From 7-9pm they will have a Kundalini Naam Yoga class with powerful breathwork, movement, meditation and more, a Cacao Ceremony, and Live Music. From 9-10pm they will have music to dance or socialize to as well as local vendors of art, alchemy and yumminess to enjoy.
Where: The Ruf – 5110 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Wednesday, March 23rd:
Full Moon Drum Circle – Every full moon, a caravan of fire-dancers, drummers, and singers of all kinds join together to form the greatest drum circle in the city. For the equinox, we’re sure they’ll out-do themselves so don’t miss out.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park (75th – 78th & Collins Ave.) Time: 7:30PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free.
Friday, March 25th:
Bookleggers at The Anderson – Everyone’s favorite mobile library will be popping up at the new spot by the team behind The Broken Shaker, The Anderson. Your first book is free, with every one $1 after that. Grab a drink, peruse the pages, and maybe get inspired for a pick-up line or two.
Where: The Anderson Bar – 709 NE 79th ST. Time: 5PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.
Saturday, March 26th:
SaturDaze Drinking – Drink in the not-so-humid rays and a whole lot of cocktails for your perfect Saturday bump. We’ll be getting down to the electric, Indie Rock sounds of Sigh Kicks. Jam to the masterful sounds of local Klangbox.FM O.G., Laura (of Miami) in between sets. The day will be filled with tons of on-site activities and surprises, so make sure to bring the crew.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 70 NW 29th ST. Time: 1PM – 5PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Art Talk & Open House – Art Talk & Open House at &gallery for the exhibition currently on display: “Furtherance”. Featuring works by Andrea Nhuch, Bianca Pratorius and Patricia Schnall Gutierrez. The talk will take place at 4PM sharp, moderated by Christin Paige Minnotte. Light bites and refreshments to be served.
Where: &gallery – 6308 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 3PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Emerge’s Annual Bike Prom – “Rock out in your best punk rock gear at our annual bike prom! There will be studs and mohawks galore! We’ll be taking an evening ride with stops for dancing with our trusty sound machine.”
Where: Meet at Government Center. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, March 30th:
Rooftop Unplugged Sessions – Let magic washes over the city skyline at The Filling Station Lofts for the second installment of the crowd-favorite concert series: Rooftop Unplugged Sessions. Take in an intimate performance by local soulful songstress and powerhouse, Fantine, backed by an acoustic sound. Enjoy handmade sips to drink in the soothing tunes and breathtaking views of the city from the pool deck.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Thursday, March 31st:
Salon Series: Niia Bertino & Tom Windish – What do Diplo, Lorde and Andrew Bird have in common? Tom Windish. The Windish Agency oversees the bookings of hundreds of artists for performances all over the world. One such artist is Niia (2005 YoungArts Winner in Voice), whose music has been described as modern noir, dream pop and future jazz. Join YoungArts for an intimate conversation with Tom and Niia, followed by a private performance by the artist.
Where: Ted’s at YoungArts – 2100 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.