Culture Guide: Sept. 16th – 30th
September 15, 2016
While the Pumpkin Spice has already been whipped out, there are still a few days left of Summer and we’re not letting go of the good vibes just yet. As the whole city waits impatiently for the rains and mugginess to tone down a notch, the culture scene has picked up and it’s busier than ever. We’re happy to see every cultural pillar bring out its best this year, so take a peek at your next two weeks:
Friday, Sept. 16
Purehoney 5yr – One of our favorite local publications is celebrating 5 years of delivering great culture to South Florida with a pre-party at Gramps with Ghost Drag Records. Check out The Stargazer Lilies, Seafoam WALLS, and Peyote Coyote for the live jams.
Where: Gramps Bar. Time: 9PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free.
Transit Loves the Arts – You know those ads that appear on Miami’s buses, trains, and transit stations? We’re going to take some of them over with art created by local artists for an epic mobile canvas! From now until the 19th, we’re accepting designs for a city-wide bus-wrapping contest to fill public transit with the work of local talents! Find out more here.
Saturday, Sept. 17
International Coastal Clean-Up – Ocean trash is a serious problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and our economies. Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, in Miami-Dade on Sept. 17th.
Where: 45 Sites Across Miami-Dade. Time: 9AM – 12PM. Tickets:Find out more here.
Yoga on Tap – In celebration of national yoga month lululemon will be partnering with Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. to host a yoga on tap event at the brewery. Pablo Lucero will be leading the yoga class beginning at 10:30 AM. The celebration continues after with brunch and brews available from Linolcn’s & MR.PB&J food truck.
Road to III Points – III Points is proud to present the first installment of their ROAD TO III POINTS 2016 events as they count down to their flagship III Points festival in October…featuring Floating Points for a live set at The North Beach Bandshell.
Sunday, Sept. 18
Sensual Sunday – It’s a yoga jazz lunch at Love Life Wellness Center. Yoga with Jennifer Pansa, Live Jazz with Jahzel & her band, Delicious Bites from Love Life Cafe, and Relaxing Aromatherapy.
The Miami Flea – Every third Sunday, The Arts + Entertainment District celebrates the local community with your help. The Miami Flea 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. Check out the amazing creations of local artists, adopt a puppy, or get your hands henna-fied. There will be vintage treasures, vinyl, and more thrift finds that every before.
Where: 1440 N Miami Ave. Time: 3PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free!
Monday, Sept. 19
Miami Fashion Film Festival – Offering a close and colorful look at the creative and fast-paced world of the fashion industry, the Miami Fashion Film Festival (MIAFFF) celebrates the films and filmmakers that creatively examine the art, culture, and business of fashion, both locally and internationally. Bringing attention to the historical interdependence between art and fashion and its influences, MIAFFF adds to the “fashion is art” narrative with local and international films that highlight fashion design through graphics, sound, and motion, in real and digitally imagined environments as well as revealing documentaries that delve into the designer psyche and craft.
Where: All over the city. Time: 8:30AM – Midnight. Tickets: Find out more here.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
GOGO YOPRO 2nd Living Room Sessions – Guitars Over Guns Young Professionals Group invites you and your friends to the 2nd concert in our Living Room Series with special guest Raquel Sofia. Show up, relax, and mingle with others who are passionate about empowering Miami’s youth through arts-based mentoring. Food and drinks graciously provided by SuViche, Wynwood Brewing Company, and Russian Standard.
Where: Miami Light Project. Time: 7:00PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Friday, Sept. 23
Think and Drink – Terms like “fascism” and “communism” are oft-heard, but what do they really mean? Not to brag, but The Wolf knows a thing or two about 20th-century politics, and we’re here to set the record straight. Join a Wolfsonian curator and an outside expert to tour the collection, grab a drink, and get to the bottom of the -isms.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Miami Flower Market Grand Opening – Miami’s very own flower market is finally here! Come celebrate their grand opening with free flowers for attendees + free succulents from 12-2, local food trucks like Ms. Cheezious and Wynwood Parlor, free DIY classes like flower crowns and bouquet wraps, plus special prizes.
Where: Miami Flower Market. Time: 10AM – 4PM. Tickets: Free.
Jungle Boogie – Let the rainforest come alive at the inaugural JUNGLE BOOGIE getdown! We’ll have live world funk jams, and all the vinyl spins from Brazil to the Caribbean and beyond by Miami’s record-master, Arun Brown a.k.a Mr. Brown. All thanks to Concrete Beach Brewery. Get your hands on mouth-watering jerk BBQ, spicy fry, and all the caipirinhas and frozé your tummies and livers can handle. Yes, we said frozé. Extra points if you come decked out in jungle attire. Butt flaps optional.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Cookbookleggers – Experience an evening of literary themed food and drink created by Chef Brian Nasajon and Barmeister Ben Potts. At your leisure peruse the Bookleggers vast vintage and contemporary cookbook library and choose three to take home. The Department of Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries will be on site with ultra rare local cookbooks and recipes to browse.
Where: Beaker & Gray. Time: 7PM -10PM. Tickets: Get em there.
Monday, Sept. 26
Metro Monday: Free Coffee Pop-Up – Miami-Dade Transit has partnered with The New Tropic and Prism Creative Group to activate key metro stations across the city with Metro Monday pop-ups including complimentary Vice City Bean iced coffee and pastries as part of their Miami’s Never Moved Like This initiative. Come chat with us at the Civic Center station (Metrorail) about theSecret Concert ft. Locos Por Juana & Xperimento, share transit feedback, and check out app tutorials on how to find your morning commute!
Where: Civic Center Station. When: 8AM – 10AM. Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
MouthWater – A special exhibition curated by renowned sculptor and YoungArts master teacher Robert Chambers, featuring work by an extraordinary cross-section of visual arts, design and photography alumni. Participants include established artists such as Naomi Fisher (1994 Winner in Visual Arts) and Lee Heinemann (2011 Winner in Visual Arts and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), as well as recent YoungArts winners and emerging talents.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Women Whiskey and Weiners – Kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Ultimate Whiskey Wednesday Celebration by the BEST women in the whiskey business and help raise some funds for a great beneficiary. Get complimentary whiskey tastings, specially-priced whiskey cocktails by some of the Miami’s best female bartenders, amazing beer specials and some delicious house-made wieners from The Mighty.
Where: The Mighty. When: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.
Thursday, Sept. 29
Sounds from the Underground – In an undisclosed location, you’ll jam to the world sounds of Locos Por Juana. Take in a Afro-Funky opening set by Xperimento and let the live music make you sway. Munch on delicious grub by local eateries, sip on handmade cocktails and local craft beers, and take a look at the winning designs of the Transit Loves the Arts bus-wrapping competition unveiled that night! More interactive moments, activations, and fun surprises await you.
Where: Location TBA. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Friday, Sept. 30
Classixx (Live) – The dynamic and funky duo, Classixx returns to Miami for a show-stopping party at the Bar at 1306. It’s time to celebrate good music in the city thanks once again to Poplife.
Journey to Mutum: Community Dinner – Join FIU’s Program in the Study of Spirituality amidst the flowering trees of The Kampong Botanical Garden to celebrate the Yawanawá of the Brazilian Amazon in a rare and intimate dinner. This special evening will feature sacred songs and maybe even some storytelling! Proceeds go towards establishing the Traditional School of Mutum (TSM). All ages welcome.