Culture Guide: Jan. 1st – 15th

December 30, 2016admin

2016 has come to a close and although some of us aren’t exactly sad to say goodbye, we can all safely say we’re excited to start anew. And what a great start it is. These first two weeks of 2017 are some of the most exciting and jam-packed we’ve seen in a long time, there’s just too much too choose from! Outdoor movies, wellness classes, food festivals and live concerts galore, check out your latest culture serving here:

Sunday, January 1st:

Garden Jazz BrunchCelebrate the New Year with brunch in the bountiful Garden at Mina’s Mediterraneo with the amazing, award-winning jazz vocalist, Zoë Sapir. Enjoy New Year specials, mimosas, and some of the best easily listening around.
Where: Mina’s Mediterraneo – 749 79th ST. Time: 12PM – 3PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Intention FlowIntentional Flow will feature the illuminating and classical Indian Raja & Jnana Yoga teachings provided by Sudarshan alongside Giuliano providing an incredible sound vibration experience with many musical instruments and facilitating an atmosphere of rebirth. Feel grounded by the beat of the medicine drum, tap into the eternal hum of the didgeridoo and fly high with the heavenly song of the harmonica.
Where: Inhale Miami – 6310 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, January 2nd:

New Year’s Kick-Off BBQ with Miami is an IslandDigging into the edgier and more eclectic corners of The Caribbean, Latin, and world music. The Miami Is An Island crew has been drawing devoted crowds wherever they venture. On January 2nd they’re teaming up with The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, for a Caribbean style BBQ to usher in the new year featuring the best in cutting edge music. Sound provided by Kumi, Erick Paredes, and Dj NHM AKA Nadia Harris.
Where: The Standard Miami Beach – 40 Island Ave. Time: 1PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Thursday, January 5th:

Rooftop UnpluggedJoin us as magic washes over the city skyline at the Filling Station Lofts for the crowd-favorite concert, Rooftop Unplugged Sessions! Now back for a slammin’ 2017 season. Take in an intimate performance by Fort Lauderdale’s own, -kids-. Enjoy handmade ice cream sandwiches by Wynwood Parlor and sips to drink in the soothing sounds and breathtaking views of the city.
Where: The Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 7:30PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Happy Blue YearJoin BLUE Missions on January 5th at El Patio to celebrate the new year. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to project costs. In 2017, BLUE Missions will be connecting more families than ever before to safe drinking water and sanitation. I’ll drink to that! Enjoy one free drink at the bar and $1 beers until 10PM when you purchase your ticket with $10 donation.
Where: El Patio – 167 NW 23rd ST. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Chad Bernstein’s Album ReleaseGrab an Estrella and join the music scene to start off 2017 with Chad Bernstein’s album release party and a special performance. Chad has developed into one of South Florida’s premier Latin, jazz and funk artists, playing and recording with top artists Shakira, Pee Wee Ellis, Pharrell, The Temptations, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Anka, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Don Rickles, and Pitbull, where he appeared on The Tonight Show and The Ellen Show.
Where: The Standard Miami Beach. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Friday, January 6th:

Heard it Through the GrapevineJoin the New World for a take on Old World Wines! Take “flight” during this exclusive one-night-only experience, designed to delight your ears and stimulate your palate with a concert-length series of music and wine pairings. A musical twist on the traditional food and wine pairing, this event explores how combining music and wine enhances the enjoyment of both.
Where: New World Center – 500 17th ST Miami Beach. Time: 6:30PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Biscayne Green Grand Opening ft. Locos Por JuanaBiscayne Boulevard will come alive to the sounds of local musical powerhouses like Elastic Bond, Cortadito, and an epic headlining set byLocos Por Juana. Peruse the stalls of dozens of local artisanal vendors and eateries like Coyo Taco, Box of Chacos, Gaucho Ranch, The Lobsta Guy, DoggyStyle Miami Hot Dogs, and Lulu’s Ice Cream, enjoy live art, plus handcrafted cocktails by Mac’s Pubs.
Where:Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Saturday, January 7th:

Sweat CircuitSay hello to the weekend with a FREE early circuit session brought to you with love by lululemon athletica. For the inaugural class, we welcome Tony from Society Barbell & Fitness for a Saturday sweat bootcamp workout. Enjoy refreshments courtesy of Harmless Harvest and KIND Snacks.
Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 9AM – 11AM. Tickets: Free.

Sunset SweatKeep your body moving at the Sunset Sweat session on the Biscayne Green grass!  Join us as we welcome the up-beat flow by Amy Dannheim of Tropical Vinyasa. Round it out with a cool down by Chira Cassel Meditation, all using noise-isolating headphones by Sound Off Experience. Enjoy complimentary coconut water by Harmless Harvest, KIND Snacks, fresh cocktails by Mac’s Pubs and delicious bites by Artichoke. Pop-ups from Curandera Remedies and Christi Idavoy.
Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Sunday, January 8th:

Miami Beach CicloviaStart the new year off with the fourth #MBCiclovía on Sunday, January 8 by transforming Washington Avenue from 5 to 16 streets into a paved park for people of all ages to stroll, cycle, skateboard, rollerblade and enjoy a new experience and the businesses along Washington Avenue. Activities Include: Yoga with Green Monkey Miami Beach, Pop-Up Beach Theme Park: Eco & Bike Friendly and more.
Where: Washington Ave. From 5th – 16th Streets. Time: 8AM – 1PM. Tickets: Free.

Puppy BrunchMiami’s most epic brunch is hitting Biscayne Green and this one’s for the dogs!
That’s right, the first-ever Puppy Brunch is happening and it’s going to be just as cute as it sounds. Bring your furry friend for a Sunday of doggy fun, activities, and all the treats they can dream of. For the humans, brunch will be just as epic. Enjoy Sunday specialities by some of the best local eateries, plus hand-crafted cocktails by Mac’s Pubs and a jam sessions by Miami’s own Patrick Walsh and indie-funk group Magic City Hippies.
Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 11AM – 3PM. Tickets: Free.

.01 Sessions: BitcoinJoin .01 for an interactive workshop hosted by Doug Carillo, co-founder of Bitstop and co-organizer of the Miami Bitcoin Hackathon. We’ve teamed up with Bitstop to offer all participants of this workshop 10mBTC to get started working with Bitcoin right away. They will be giving away a couple of 21 Bitcoin Computer to lucky participants to start running a machine payable node immediately.
Where:01 – 219 NW 20th ST. Time: January 8th & 9th 1PM – 3:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Biscayne Screen Presents: “Amy” –  O Cinema will be showing some of the best film classics backed by our city skyline under the moon. We kick-off the series with a special screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, “Amy”, an in-depth look at the life of the late, great, Amy Winehouse. Enjoy drinks by Mac’s Pubs, fresh Fufi Empanadas, a pop-up cheese stand by Whole Foods Market, pizza from Spris Pizza, popcorn by Boxelder Craft Beer Market and delicious sammies from Wynwood Parlor.
Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, January 10th:

Soundbite Presents: Bowie’s Blackstar BashCelebrate the life of the Music Legend, David Bowie, on the one year anniversary of his passing. SoundBite Magazine presents Bowie’s Blackstar Bash, a celebration of David Bowie’s legacy with South Florida’s leading talent. Local music artists will perform their original renditions of Bowie’s classics. Special appearance by the Goblin King and his magical juggling acts. Enter the raffle to win a unique David Bowie painting by surreal artist, Pachi.
Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 3AM. Tickets: $5 here.

Wednesday, January 11th:

Gardens by Moonlight –  As Vizcaya celebrates its 100th birthday, they’re kicking off this season’s Gardens by Moonlight (formerly known as Moonlight Garden Tours) with a chance to explore the not yet open to the public Vizcaya Village! To showcase this little-known history, they’re inviting you to wander the Village on your own. There, you’ll encounter staff to tell you stories about the spaces and live music like The Wilson Slayers whose story-telling prowess comes in the form of old-time murder ballads.
Where: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – 3251 S Miami Ave. Time: 6PM – 9PM.

Namaste for a Pint Love Life and their neighbors Concrete Beach Brewery are teaming up to give back to our community. The 2nd Wednesday of every month they host a FREE yoga class at Concrete Beach in Wynwood. Each month class will be guided by a different Love Life teacher. This month will be with Megan Elizabeth from 7-8pm with $4 pints after class to stay and connect with community. Bring your own mat.
Where: Concrete Beach Brewery – 325 NW 24th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Thursday, January 12th:

Tango al FrescoLike a true promenade, Biscayne Green bringing dance classes en plein air back to Downtown Miami with Tango al Fresco! Learn the tantalizing moves of the classic Argentinian dance by Tango in Miami with Diego Santana Tango. Enjoy authentic cuisine by Gaucho Ranch and Fufi Empanadas, and sip on deep red wine and hand-crafted cocktails by Acme Lounge.
Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Friday, January 13th:

Biscayne Live ft. Raquel SofiaJam in the weekend with Biscayne Green’s sweetest concert series: Biscayne Live! You’ll take in the faraway sounds by the always-incredible, Latin GRAMMY-nominated, Raquel Sofia. Plus, get down to the tunes of local musicians like Javier Garcia, Paula, and Sol Ruiz as you let go on the Green. Enjoy fresh cocktails and local craft beer by Mac’s Pubs, and grub by Coyo Taco, Miami Smokers, and Wynwood Parlor.
Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, January 14th:

Beaux Arts FestivalThe 66th Annual, one of Miami’s longest-running juried art festivals – will be held on Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. The Festival of Art features fine art by over 220 juried artists, live music, international food and a Family Fun Zone. This weekend event is ideal for art enthusiasts, as well as kids and families, and offers artwork in a variety of mediums and for all budgets.
Where: University of Miami – 1320 S Dixie Hwy. Time: January 14th – 15th 10AM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.

Underline #UnderArt Opening PartyYou are invited to a FREE party celebrating four public art installations along the future Underline by Miami-based artists Bhakti Baxter, Naomi Fisher, Nicolas Lobo, and Agustina Woodgate. Experience public art that inspires and challenges us to be healthy, mobile and connected featuring: Interviews with each of the artists, Creative play for kids of all ages and more.
Where: Brickell Station – 801 SW 1st Ave. Time: 2PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Taste of Downtown Food Festival It’s time Biscayne Green celebrates the vibrant culture of its home in Downtown Miami with the first-ever Taste of Downtown food festival! The greens will come alive to the flavors of culinary favorites like Manna Life Food, Toro Toro, The River Seafood and Oyster Bar, Local Boy Poke, Alloy Bistro Gourmet, Biscayne Tavern, Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue and more to be announced. Jam to the tunes of local bands like Brendan O’Hara andAlejandro Elizondo, and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails by Mac’s Pubs.
Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Sunday, January 15th:

Free Winter Festival at Japanese Gardens – Celebrate the culture of faraway places with Martial Arts Demonstrations, Music, Magic, Cosplay and Talent Contests & Much More.
Where: Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden – 1101 MacArthur Causeway. Time: 10AM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.

The Miami FleaSwing by and enjoy the local community with pop-ups galore. Ride your bike or take transit, and make sure to stop by the kid’s corner by Little Creative Souls for some creative crafts, and face painting. They’ll have workshops, one-of-a-kind gifts, and brand new vendors. Check out the amazing creations by local artisans, adopt a puppy, or get your hands henna-fied. There will be vintage treasures, vinyl, and more thrift finds that ever before.
Where: 1440 N Miami Ave. Time: 1PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.

Biscayne Green MarleyO Cinema will be showing some of the best film classics backed by our city skyline under the moon. We continue the series with a special screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, “Marley”, an in-depth look at the life of the late, great, Bob Marley. Enjoy drinks by Mac’s Pubs, fresh Fufi Empanadas, a pop-up cheese stand by Whole Foods Market, popcorn by Boxelder Craft Beer Market and delicious sammies from Wynwood Parlor.
Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Nu Deco at New World CenterAfter three nights of sold out performances in December, Nu Deco Ensemble is returning to The New World Center on January 15th to mark the beginning of a ground-breaking partnership with the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation! The intimate concert will feature the winners of the last Dranoff Competition, Duo Yoo and Kim, performing with Miami’s 21st-Century chamber orchestra on Fredrik Sixten’s Concerto for Two Pianos. The night will then take off with renditions of J.S. Bach, Radiohead, Steve Reich, Jessie Montgomery and the world premiere of a tribute to Frank Zappa for two pianos.
Where: New World Center. Time: 7:30PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.