Culture Guide: January 16th – 31st

January 16, 2017admin

And just like that, the first two weeks of the year have gone in a flash. Although some resolutions have long since been forgotten, the city itself is starting to see some refreshing and inspiring changes. 2017 is definitely going to be Miami’s year. From ground-breaking pop-ups and first-time music festivals, to anniversaries and album releases, see what the rest of January has in store for you:

Wednesday, January 18th:

Electric Air: Hump Day Hip Hop YogaKick off 2017 with some fun on your mat to the rhythmic vibe of 90’s hip hop. This time, Jenna Goode will be leading a Vinyasa Flow and all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and towel if you need, extras are few. Complimentary water and tea will be available after class.
Where: 1749 NE Miami Ct. Time: 6:15PM (Doors), 6:30PM (Class). Tickets: $5 – $10 sliding scale donation at the door.

Sip of ScienceYou’re invited to Sip of Science on the Miami Science Barge! Sip of Science is a monthly lecture series held every third Wednesday and hosted on the Miami Science Barge. Here, knowledgable people have the opportunity to speak with inspired individuals about current environmental issues and solutions. Enjoy discussion and drinks with a talk that makes you think. As always, Bring Your Own Cup #BYOC.
Where: Miami Science Barge – 1075 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 6:30PM – 9PM. Tickets: Snag em here.

Thursday, January 19th:

The Underline Brickell Backyard Designs Miami-Dade Transportation & Public Works and Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Departments, in partnership with Friends of The Underline invite you to attend a public meeting to present The Underline’s preliminary design proposals for The Underline: Brickell Backyard, Phase I. The meeting will be led by James Corner Field Operations design team.
Where: Southside Elementary School – 45 SW 13th ST. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: RSVP.

ScreenDance Miami: Cinedans at PAMMFor the third year in a row, PAMM and Tigertail are partnering to show internationally acclaimed Cinedans of the Netherlands. This series presents eight films from the 2016 Cinedans Dance on Screen. Cinedans Director, Martine Dekker will lead a short discussion following the films with NYC-based filmmaker Gabri Christa will join her, moderated by Festival Director Pioneer Winter.
Where: PAMM – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 7PM – 8:15PM. Tickets: Museum Admission.


Flamenco al Fresco w/ The Arsht Center Like a true promenade, Biscayne Green is bringing dance classes en plein air back to Downtown Miami with their second in the al Fresco series, this time it’s Flamenco with Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts! Learn the tantalizing moves of the classic Spanish dance by The Arsht Center’s best. Enjoy authentic cuisine by La Paella Chef, handmade ice cream sandwiches by Wynwood Parlor, paletas by Paleta Vendetta and sip on deep red wine and hand-crafted cocktails by Mac’s Pubs.
Where: Biscayne Green – Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

The Lantern Garden Grand Opening – Head on over to Phuc Yea and experience an all-new Lantern Garden for the very first time. Complimentary Bacardi cocktails from 7-9pm. Plus, bites and happy hour pricing all night long. Beats by DJ YSL.
Where: Phuc Yea – 7100 Biscayne Boulevard. Time: 5PM – 1:30AM. Tickets: Free.

Friday, January 20th:

Mapleggers!Come out to the newly renovated Wetlab Bar at RSMAS and the Salt Waterfront Restaurant for the first ever Mapleggers! Their collection will lean heavily towards travel guides, maps, exploration narratives and books about other countries. The awesome Miami Waterkeeper, the city’s most valiant protector of Biscayne, will be on site to educate the curious about all the salient issues facing the bay (or in case you decide to hit the high seas right then and there and a little guidance).
Where: Wetlab Bar – 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Biscayne Live: ft. Yoli Mayor & XperimentoJam in the weekend with the second installment of Biscayne Green’s sweetest concert series: Biscayne Live! You’ll take in the faraway sounds by one of Miami’s most powerful vocalists, Yoli Mayor and her band. Enjoy fresh cocktails and local craft beer by Mac’s Pubs, and grub by Coyo Taco, Paleta Vendetta, Miami Smokers, and Wynwood Parlor.
Where: Biscayne Green – Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Unlimited Devotion, Grateful Dead TributeUnlimited Devotion., a tribute to the Grateful Dead makes its first visit to The Yard in the heart of Wynwood for a free show. Come jam in the magic city with special guests joining throughout the evening. Two full sets . Food Trucks and Full Bar available.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 8PM – Midnight. Tickets: Free.  

Saturday, January 21st:

The Standard on The GreenThe Standard Spa, Miami Beach is bringing its one-of-a-kind vibes to Downtown Miami by recreating its very own oasis of ambient cool! The pop-up is the perfect solution to escape and experience Miami’s favorite hideaway destination. In between the yoga, meditation, and music, enjoy backyard games like corn hole and ping-pong, sun-kissed food from The Lido Bayside Grill, and most importantly, frosé on tap. If you didn’t know what The Standard was before this weekend, you will now.
Where: Biscayne Green – Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 12PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Women’s Rally in South Florida Unite in Miami, FL for the Women’s Rally in South Florida. Stand together in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington DC with your partners and children for the protection of your rights, your safety, your health, and your families — recognizing that your vibrant and diverse South Florida community is the one part of the beautiful strengths of our country.
Where: Bayfront Park Amphitheater – 301 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 1PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.

CIC Presents MiamiLandCome out for CIC Miami‘s launch party at MiamiLand, The New Tropic’s annual get down and ode to the 305. This year they’re celebrating the innovators and movers and shakers taking Miami to the future. Come for an interactive shindig, where you’ll get to explore their home at the Converge Miami building for live demos, musical performances, local food trucks, complimentary cocktails and some surprises they’ve got under their belts.
Where: CIC Miami – 1951 NW 7th Ave Suite 300. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Sunday, January 22nd:

One Love RunCombine your passion for running with giving back to communities in need while breaking the negative stigma associated with such neighborhoods. “We don’t believe there are “safe” neighborhoods and “unsafe” neighborhoods. There is only safe thinking and unsafe thinking which determine our actions.”
Where: NW 2nd Ave & 22nd ST. Time: 7AM-9AM. Tickets: Free.  

Sunset Sound BathGather again as a community for another delicious Sunset Sound Bath with Yogi Vish and Giuliano Geronymo. Ride the wave of this New Year cycle towards a healthier, relaxed, and stress-free lifestyle. Focus on the theme of ‘Rebirth’: let go of stress, limiting beliefs, and unhealthy behavioral patterns so that you can create space in your life for all that you have been waiting for.
Where: Inhale Miami – 6310 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 4:30PM – 6:30PM. Tickets: Snag em here.


Biscayne Screen: “Purple Rain”O Cinema will be showing some of the best music-inspired film classics backed by our city skyline under the moon. They continue the series with a special screening of the cult classic “Purple Rain”, a musical odyssey of funky dimensions. Enjoy drinks by Mac’s Pubs, fresh Fufi Empanadas, pizza from Spris Pizza, popcorn by Boxelder Craft Beer Market and delicious sammies from Wynwood Parlor!
Where: Biscayne Green – Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 12PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.

Wednesday, January 25th:

Miami Beach Food Truck Festival – Dinner at a show. Enjoy the monthly Food Truck night along Ocean Terrace – a great assortment of dining options from all your favorite food trucks. Yoga and Front Yard Theater Collective. This month is a special treat – the Tallawah Mento Band in concert.
Where: The North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Locust Talks: Nancy SpectorLocust Projects is pleased to announce its fifth year of Locust Talks, a lecture series that hosts visiting directors and curators from innovative institutions across the country and internationally for public lectures at the gallery space followed by individual studio visits with local artists, fostering a rigorous critical dialogue about art in the community.
Where: Melin Building – 3930 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 7PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, January 26th:

Biscayne Green’s Last HoorahAfter an incredible time on Biscayne Boulevard, it’s time to say goodbye to Miami’s first promenade in Downtown with Biscayne Green’s Last Hoorah (for now)! Let’s take a look back on all the magical happenings that made this pop-up experience ground-breaking for our city with live music by the GRAMMY-nominated local powerhouses PALO! and an opening set by the beloved,Patrick & The Swayzees. Enjoy succulent specialties by Miami’s best eateries like DoggyStyle Miami Hot Dogs, PINCH MIAMI, and Box of Chacos, interactive activations and artisanal pop-ups, and of course, hand-crafted cocktails by Mac’s Pubs.
Where: Biscayne Green – Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


E.T The Extra Terrestrial: 35th Anniversary ScreeningThe Film Junkies (Formally Popcorn Nights) and O Cinema proudly present the 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in the original 1982 Theatrical Cut. Join Elliot, Gertie, Michael, and E.T. one more time on January 26th as The Film Junkies take you on a journey in cinematic history. Swing by the vintage trading card table in the O Cinema, where original packs of movie trading cards will be available for purchase from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
Where: O Cinema Wynwood – 90 NW 29th ST. Time: 9PM – 11PM. Tickets: Snag em here.

Saturday, January 28th:

F+M FestivalTastebuds & eardrums rejoice! Introducing FM Festival, a two-day celebration honoring a couple of your favorite things: food + music. Set against a beautiful beach backdrop, this festival brings you locally-sourced culinary delights & flavors alongside groundbreaking musicians at the forefront of the scene. Food: Ariete, Coyo Taco, Eating House, Fooq’s & More. Music: Hot Chip, Bomba Estereo, Ghostface Killah, Slow Magic & More.
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 2PM – 10PM, January 28th & 29th. Tickets: Snag em here.

Retro Future Night Presented in the Leah by JamesonThis “Retro Future” indoor New Year’s party will be located in one of Leah Art’s District’s coolest new locations and will feature Miami’s own time traveler straight from the Bermuda triangle, Otto Von Schirach. FilmGate Interactive will immerse you into their virtual world, a 10-minute VR original experience. Live inside your own painting with Google Tilt Brush to paint in 3D space using the room as your canvas. Food, Music, Drinks, and more.
Where: 1085 E 14th ST, Hialeah. Time: 8PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Problem Kids Album ReleaseJoin Problem Kids, the Miami-based band known for lighting up stages around Florida with their dynamic sound and energetic live shows, as they celebrate the release of their new album entitled “Caribbe an Slang” with a FREE concert at Wynwood Yard on 1/28. As the title implies, the album showcases the band’s trademark “island hip-hop” sound, which blends throwback hip-hop and funk with their new-school take on traditional Latin and reggae rhythms.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 8PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free.


Miami New Drama Presents: TerrorWritten by Ferdinand von Schirach and directed by Gregory Mosher, two-time Tony Award Winner. Would you kill one person to save five people? What if one person’s death saved a hundred, or a thousand? A military pilot has shot down a hijacked commercial flight being propelled towards a crowded stadium. Now, she faces trial. This internationally acclaimed courtroom drama casts the audience as jurors, asking you to decide the pilot’s fate. Each night, her fate is in your hands.
Where: Colony Theater – 1040 Lincoln Road. Time: 8PM – 11PM, January 28th – February 8th. Tickets: Snag em here.

Sunday, January 29th:

Namaste in the GardenSweat with lululemon Merrick Park in this lush and green space, experience the crisp air outside as you flow through an hour long class lead by some of the best yoga instructors in our community. After your savasana you can indulge in a smoothie made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients as you explore the farmers market.
Where: Pinecrest Gardens – 11000 SW 57th Ave. Time: 9AM – 11AM. Tickets: $5 Garden Entrace, RSVP here.

Hidden Gem MarketYou’re invited to spend the day in this intimate garden of local artistic gems. A visually curated selection of jewelry, home, fashion, clothing, swimwear, and art by local artisans and designers. This is your chance to buy your loved ones and yourself a gift created with passion. We are the glue to our community of like minded souls and together create vibrations and movements toward local support of art and passion.
Where: 528 NE 70th ST. Time: 1PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.

Addicted to Vinyl – “We are addicted to the vinyl and the vibe it creates, we invite you once again to join us on a journey into sound.” Yet another eclectic gathering of artists from around town who will offer a one-of-a-kind experience where musical ambition meets relaxation and chill. Vinyl DJ’s from all over Miami, “the listening room,” a place where vinyl aficionados can come play their records and unwind, visuals artists, live painters, 3D video mappers, and esteemed photographers.
Where: The Electric Pickle – 2826 N Miami Ave. Time: 6PM – 5AM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, January 31st:

Show No Shark Fear in the New YearA $12 entry ticket will not only quench your thirst with one complimentary specialty beverage, but will also invite you into an evening of supporting the Shark Research and Conservation Program’s work to preserve the marine environment and its sharky inhabitants. The event will feature awesome music, a fun photobooth, an info stand, and a prime space to network.
Where: The Butcher Shop – 165 NW 23rd ST. Time: 7PM – 10:30PM. Tickets: $12.

All Folkd Up Presents: A Folk Tribute to The BluesAll Folkd Up, Churchills Pub monthly folk/folk punk/blues/songwriter night is proud to bring you ” A Folk Tribute to the Blues” a night dedicated to the genre of music that is at the core of all American music. Folk and blues music are the two oldest forms of music in this country so come for an amazing night of history featuring performances by: Babybear Lofi and the Sloppy Seconds, Swamp Rats, Alex Culbreth, and more.
Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free for 21+, $5 for 18+.