Culture Guide: April 16th – 30th
April 15, 2016admin
Does anyone else feel the positive vibes filling the air lately? The weather has been showing off and frankly, we’re not complaining if this is setting the tone for the rest of the season. As the skies stay blue and piercing, the cultural inspiration keeps flowing at an invigorating rate. More and more outdoor events are popping up, people are taking advantage of what this city has to offer, and the caliber of fun happenings is climbing towards a remarkable peak.
We of all people know how hard it is to leave your couch bae behind to put in effort to go out, but Miami’s culture game is getting stronger by the second and it definitely can’t be missed. Check out our top picks of exciting discoveries and celebrations to be had over the next two weeks:
Saturday, April 16th:
Sweat’s Record Store Day – Headlining this year’s main stage at Churchill’s is none other than SHABAZZ PALACES. That’s right, a FREE, ALL-AGES show with one of the most exciting and experimental duos in hip hop, featuring Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler of Digable Planets and multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire. Their excellent albums “Black Up” and “Lese Majesty” have been top sellers at Sweat. Doors open at 8am for the Record Store Day exclusives. Starting at 7am DJ LE SPAM will serenade the line-waiters with a vinyl DJ set from his tricked out WV Sound Bus! Tunes all day will feature: PARTY FLAG, BLEUBIRD, EONS and more locals, but grub by food trucks more.
Where: Sweat Records – 5505 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8AM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.
Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil – Two friends, one century of music together. Caetano and Gil last year celebrated the 50th anniversary of their friendship and musical careers. They met by chance in Salvador, Bahia, and have been close friends ever since, creating the Tropicalia soundtrack for Brazil and beyond. The admiration they have for each other made it hard for them to choose a set list for this special tour. And now they come to Miami – just two friends and their guitars, and a lifetime of music that helped changed the world.
Where: Bayfront Park Amphitheater – 301 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Sunday, April 17th:
Morningside Historic Home Tour – You’re invited to explore The First historic District of Miami and spend time inside some of Miami’s greatest residential gems! Guests will begin the tour from the parking point at Boulevard 57 (57th & Biscayne) and trolley service to the event entrance located at 56th and 6th Ave. After picking up your tickets and map, you’ll enjoy an intimate self-guided home tour. Immediately following the tour, you’ll be able to feast on delicious foods for sale from Upper East Side & MIMO’s eateries & food trucks plus art and more.
Where: Morningside, Miami. Time: 12PM – 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Free Yoga with Afrobeta – Spend your Sunday afternoon with one of Miami’s nicest and funnest duos around, Afrobeta! Take a rejuvenating yoga class with Cuci while Tony (the man behind the afro) spins for a musical session. Knowing these two, there will definitely be a post-class jam.
Where: The North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 3PM – 4PM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, April 20th:
The Miami 420 Fest – Massive Ideas and Churchill’s Pub are bringing in a local jam on this high holiday hosted by the one and only Notorious Nastie. Musical lineup includes Bachaco, Otto Von Schirach, KMG ft. KJ Marley & Stro Marley, and many more. Plus, tons of food, pop-ups, artisan vendors, and unlimited treasures.
Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 4:20PM – 4:20AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Bubbles & Bud – Bardot presents this great holiday celebration on the live carpet we all love. It’s an all-vinyl occasion so bring your own vinyl & play it on their turntables from 10pm – midnight. Will Buck and Mr.Brown will be playing straight wax for the rest of the evening. Plus, enjoy drink specials like $50 bottles of champagne & $10 Shot + Beer combos.
Where: Bardot – 3456 N Miami Ave. Time: 10PM. Tickets: No cover.
Thursday, April 21st:
PAMM Third Thursday –
One of the best views in the city is back with their monthly getdown. Enjoy the sounds of Mr Pauer. Purchase happy hour drink and food specials or make reservations at Verde restaurant, and partake in art-making for prizes. In the galleries, see a special preview of “Doris Salcedo” on the eve of the exhibition’s opening. Powered by #BecksUrbanCanvas and Beck’s Beer.
Where: The PAMM – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Rooftop Unplugged Sessions – The crowd-favorite Rooftop Unplugged Sessions are back with A+E’s third installment of the season. Swing by The Filling Station Lofts pool deck for an awe-inspiring view of the A+E District while we are dazed as the Latin GRAMMY-nominated, Raquel Sofia takes the stage for a live performance you won’t want to miss. Enjoy hand-crafted sips to wash down the city’s magic. Be sure to RSVP as it will be strictly enforced due to capacity.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Friday, April 22nd:
Wynwood Life: Art/Music/Food/Fashion – Check out all the great features of the festival like the Back Alley where top street artists are painting live daily. Listen to any one of 20 bands at their Live Music Stage. Or visit the Art House pop-up gallery curated by Wynwood’s Finest. The Style Lounge & Runway is where all the fashionistas will hang. And if you fancy the culinary arts, the Wynwood Culinary Showcase is the place to be. You and your crew can peruse over 150 arts & crafts vendors or eat at one of South Florida’s top food trucks.
Where: 550 NW 24th ST. Time: 5PM – 12AM Fri, Sat, & Sun. Tickets: Get em here.
Full Moon Drum Circle – Come ride with the Miami Nights fam to the Full Moon Drum Circle on Miami Beach. Drum circle is a public event hosted at North Shore Open Space Park. They will have an array of percussion instruments, fire performers, and other fun elements to make this full moon experience unforgettable. Feel free to bring your own party items as well!
Where: 8101 Collins Ave. Time: 7:30PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free.
Saturday, April 23rd:
Crate Diggers Miami Record Fair – Following the success of Record Store Day, Gramps is hosting another celebration of the musical form the succeeding weekend. You’ll find some of the best records from dealers / collectors in Miami. You can also wiggle while you dig. Music from some of the best Miami Dj’s will provide the backdrop for you digging pleasure.
Where: Gramps Bar – 175 NW 24th ST. Time: 12PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Manna Life Food Grand Opening + Earth Day Celebration – You and a guest are invited to come savor “food from heaven” and celebrate Earth Day and the opening of Miami’s most anticipated new plant-based eatery. Indulge in complimentary superfood-infused smoothies, fresh cold-pressed juices and delcious plant-based bites while vibing to dj Stell*r. It will be a great afternoon but even greater with you there!
Where: Manna Life Food – 80 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 12:30PM – 2:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Birdstock 2016 – Celebrate Earth Month with the last Conservation Concert of the season at The Tropical Audubon Society. There will be original music by Raffa Jo Harris, Gold Dust Lounge, Allen Bruton Project and more. You can also preview the WingDing Silent Auction and get a 24-hour jump on bidding. Jefe’s Original Taco & Burger food truck and donation Bird Bar beverages will flow courtesy of Republic National Distributing Co. and local craft beer maker Miami Brewing Company.
Where: Tropical Audubon Society – 5530 Sunset Drive. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: $10 donation.
The Mahler Legacy WALLCAST – Join NWS’ celebration of Earth Month at the second-to-last WALLCAST™ of the season: The Mahler Legacy: The Song of the Earth WALLCAST™ Concert, presented by Citi. MTT returns to offer his unrivaled interpretation of Mahler that has earned him six of his eleven Grammy Awards. Penned during the most despondent time in Mahler’s life, The Song of the Earth is a personal reflection of his pain and relentless reminiscing, giving voice to his loneliness and surrendering to mortality. Bring blankets and picnics for this wonderful Saturday treat.
Where: 500 17th ST, Miami Beach. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, April 24th:
The Miami Flea – A+E’s communal take on a flea market revolves around a social atmosphere where groups of artisans can network and collaborate with local coffee and beverage shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs and every creative soul in the city. Junior & Hatter will have their braid bar for style, along with The Head & Heart barber studio’s buzz cuts for men. Make sure to stop by the kid’s corner by Little Creative Souls for some creative crafts, and face painting. Moonlighter Makerspace will also be on-site conducting hands-on workshops. Live music by local artists, tons of food by local eateries, and so much more.
Where: 1440 N Miami Ave. Time: 1-5PM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, April 27th:
O, Miami Readings at Vizcaya – A magical evening of poetry readings in the gardens headlined by National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet Frank Bidart, who will be reading from his well-known works, including Metaphysical Dog (FSG, 2013). He will be joined by poet Peg Boyers, adjunct professor at Columbia University and executive editor of Salmagundi, reading from To Forget Venice. Guests will be invited to write their own poems and the program will also feature informal readings from FIU Honors College students, sharing their original works inspired by Vizcaya.
Where: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 3251 S Miami Ave. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Little Shop of Horrors 30th Anniversary – Popcorn Nights, Popcorn Frights Film Festival, and O Cinema are pleased to present a special one-night-only 30th anniversary screening of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Director’s Cut). This newly restored 2K presentation includes the film’s original 23-minute finale that was not part of the 1986 theatrical release.
Where: O, Cinema Wynwood – 90 NW 29th ST. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Thursday, April 28th:
Jahzel Dotel Leftovers Album Release – Come sway to the smooth Jazz vocals of Jahzel Dotel with the official unveiling of her debut album, Leftovers. With funding for the album coming from the community’s support on Kickstarter, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of generosity and hear Leftovers in its entirety. The night will feature special performances from some of her friends, sponsored by Litus Music and Satori Sounds.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 70 NW 29th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Friday, April 29th:
Nu Deco Ensemble ft. Raquel Sofia – Season One of Nu Deco Ensemble concludes at Wynwood’s own Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Experience the music of Paul Dooley, Andy Akiho, and Jamiroquai with Miami’s Genre bending orchestra. They are pleased to invite composer and percussionist Andy Akiho and Latin Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/musician Raquel Sofia as their guest artists and collaborators for the evening. Sponsored by Marlee’s Tea Whiskey, Concrete Beach Brewery, Barton & Guestier, and Flor de Cana Rum.
Where: Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse – 404 NW 26th ST. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday, April 30th:
Miami Zine Fair – The Miami Zine Fair returns this April 30th with EXILE Books in conjunction with O, Miami Poetry Festival on the HistoryMiami Museum plaza. Celebrate our city’s independent print culture and explore zines from an array of local publishers and regional small presses. Plus, live riso printing in English and Spanish with Portable Editions, Zine workshop with AD LER, Music by Lizzi Bougatsos, Book signings & more.
Where: HistoryMiami – 101 W Flagler ST. Time: 11AM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.
The Wynwood Scavenger Hunt – Grab your three best friends and get ready for an unforgettable Wynwood adventure as you explore, hunt, and scavenge. The Wynwood Yard, Kit and Ace, Shinola, Warby Parker, Mimo Market, Illesteva, Nomad Tribe, Iris Tattoo, Wynwood Letterpress, The Workshop, Boho Hunter, Wynwood Brewing Company, The Prism Music Group, and travel host Cecile Raubenheimer have partnered up to bring you an interactive scavenger hunt that will lead you through creative activations in each location. The winning team will walk away with a prize bag (valued at over $2500!) filled with merchandise and gift certificates from participating partners.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 70 NW 29th ST. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.