Culture Guide: August 16th – 30th
August 15, 2016
The Olympics aren’t the only thing that’s hot this summer. Miami’s weather is definitely not winding down, no matter what people tell you. But we’re not complaining, the sunny days and windy nights are perfect to keep your social calendar as light and entertaining as ever. We’ve already established that our city’s happenings haven’t toned down this season, so let’s continue the trend and introduce our top picks for culture dosage these coming weeks:
Tuesday, August 16th:
Locust Roundtables – Domingo Castillo and Liz Shannon think laziness is important to making good art. In consideration of ideas from figures such as Paul Lafargue, Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginia Woolf, Bertrand Russell, Simone De Beauvoir, Marcel Duchamp, and Mladen Stilinovic, they intend to disagree about how and why laziness is important to the process of being creative. Sit down and talk to the artists yourself at one of the best local galleries.
Where: Locust Projects – 3852 N Miami Ave. Time: 7Pm – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, August 17th:
Wynwood Farmer’s Market at Dawnings Burning Man Edition – Wynwood Farmer’s Market & Dawnings will partner up to offer the best experience to escape your routine and expand your mind, body and soul in order to build a better tomorrow. Dawnings and Wynwood Farmer’s Market are creating an event for the community that shares a common passion for meditation, wellness, nature, technology, innovation, creativity, music, healthy food and much more.
Where: The Sacred Space Miami – 105 NE 24th ST. Time: 6AM – 9AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, August 18th:
The Miami Soul Train – All aboard the Miami Soul Train for a night of Funky tunes courtesy of Miami-Dade Public Transit. Come engage with Miami’s public transportation system in a new and exciting way. The whole celebration will culminate in the ultimate Miami Jam led by the city-favorites, Spam Allstars! If you don’t get a pair of headphones, have no fear: DJ Le Spam will be spinning at the lot all night long.
Where: 1440 N Miami Ave. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Full Moon Drum Circle – Some Native American tribes called the August Moon the “Sturgeon Moon” because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this Full Moon. They also called August’s Moon the “Full Green Corn Moon.” Bring your gypsy skirts, your hip scarves, your veils, your drums, your tambourines and anything you need to dance the night away.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park – 8101 Collins Ave. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Friday, August 19th:
Wynwood Reggae Party – Complot Entertainment brings a new reggae party at The Wynwood Yard! Have a FRiday night jam with local bands like Bachaco and Caserloops, plus food and drinks galore.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free
Tribal Full Moon Yoga – Harness the power of the full moon with us on Friday August 19th. Our Full Moon yoga class will be lead by Sharon Aluma and Pablo Lucero with sounds from The Urban Shaman. Class will begin at 7:30PM in the backyard of one of South Beach’s boutique hotel’s, The Surfcomber. Dont forget to bring your own mat and your intention for the new moon.
Where: The Surfcomber – 1717 Collins Ave. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Saturday, August 20th:
Free Deering Estate – The Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Days were created to honor the Deering Estate’s partner organizations and the community. Their partner organizations and program partners will be on-site providing information and a variety of activities. The entire public can enjoy a variety of programs and activities – all for free!
Where: Deering Estate – 16701 SW 72nd Ave. Time: 10AM – 4PM. Tickets: Free.
Netflix & Chill Open Air Festival – Celebrate the launch of the Spotted app in Miami (joinspotted.com) as they transform Tropical Park into the largest free open air movie theater the city has ever seen. Take your partners, bring your friends, pack your favorite snacks and grandma’s picnic blanket and enjoy the best movies and series on Netflix with hundreds of other people.
Where: Tropical Park – 7900 SW 40th ST. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, August 21st:
The Miami Flea – Swing by and enjoy the local community with a Bookleggers Library pop-up. Use the Green Mobility Network bike valet and Make sure to stop by the kid’s corner by Little Creative Souls for some creative crafts, and face painting. Check out the amazing creations of local artists, adopt a puppy at jamie’s Rescue, or get your hands henna-fied. There will be vintage treasures, vinyl, and more thrift finds that every before. P.S. The Salty Donut will be popping up.
Where: 1440 N Miami Ave. Time: 4PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Classic Sundays – Join Sweat Records for the third Miami edition of Classic Album Sundays! Started in the UK in 2010, every month CAS selects a seminal album and listening parties are held in cities around the world utilizing audiophile-quality equipment. This month’s album is Daft Punk’s 2001 electro-disco odyssey DISCOVERY. Hear it like never before on some of the world’s best analog gear. Free PBR and pizza with a ticket purchase.
Where: Sweat Records – 5505 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: Snag ‘em here.
Tuesday, August 23rd:
Founders’ Brunch – Join us for mimosas and a brunch spread #onaTuesday.
The LAB will be getting up close and personal with founders shedding light on the challenges of starting up. This month’s featured founder is Pola Bunster, Director of Storytelling at The Prism Music Group. Don’t miss out!
Where: The LAB Miami – 400 NW 26th ST. Time: 11:30AM. Tickets: Snag ‘em here.
Wednesday, August 24th:
Dance Now, Think Later – Dance Now Think Later or (DanceNowThinkL8tr) is a movement to intentionally start your day off powerfully so that you feel UNSTOPPABLE and ready to take on the day! Imagine dancing to upbeat music until the sun comes up, roaring with laughter with friends and setting a powerful intention to start the day all before your workday begins!
Where: Inhale Miami – 6310 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 6AM – 9AM. Tickets: Snag ‘em here.
Thursday, August 25th:
Exile Books presents Algae x Edau Release Cocktail – Algae has teamed up with Illustrator and Graphic Designer, Edau to collaborate on a limited edition shirt project to complement pieces created by the artist.
Where: The Standard Spa – 40 Island Drive. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Friday, August 26th:
North Beach Getty – What better way to get the lowkey North Beach vibes than a little volleyball and BBQ, followed by bonfire complete with acoustic jams and fire spinning from VibeTribe. There’ll be grilling, so feel free to bring some eats, some friends, and join The New Tropic in building community and spreading love. Get to know North Beach like a local.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Saturday, August 27th:
Raddest Craft Fair – Spend a breezy Saturday awakening your inner child with a complete lineup of innovative and hands-on workshops that will bring out the budding creator inside of you thanks to Concrete Beach Brewery. We’ll be bringing every type of craft under the sun from watercolor, to calligraphy, macrame and more. Plus, enjoy live music by charming local songwriters like Shira Abergel, local pop-ups and interactive activations, plus delicious handmade craft cocktails by Mortar & Pistil.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Bookleggers 4-Year – We are happy/proud/amazed to announce that Bookleggers Library is now officially four years old. Come out and celebrate with such a great local initiative. In celebration there will be a mechanical alligator. It’s like a mechanical bull but a mechanical alligator. That you can ride. DJ Bhaktimar and Waterbed Kev spinning vinyl tunes, Ms. Cheezious food truck honkin’, and of course, books.
Where: Boxelder Craft Beer Market – 2817 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 6PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, August 28th:
Miami is an Island – Back at it again for all of you groovers and shakers, los senores y las damas, as senhoras e os senhores, to another fun-filled afternoon at The Anderson with the sounds of DJ Mr Brown, DJ Kumi, and DJ Erick Paredes, with special guests. Enjoy the drink and the dance.
Where: The Anderson Bar – 709 NE 79th ST. Time: 3PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, August 30th: