Culture Guide: February 1st – 15th

January 30, 2017admin

Another month has come and gone and Miami is only getting better. Miami’s 2017 is off to a vibrant start in the city with ground-breaking projects already under its belt. February launches the festival season, featuring music, film, and arts conferences for every curious creative. Take a look at what we’ve earmarked for your upcoming social calendar:

Wednesday, February 1st:

KYI: Ladies Night with Afrobeta – Kill Your Idol is bringing the cool back to ladies night with some of the best local bands and DJs. Swing by for Afrobeta and resident DJs, Andrea Joy Rifice and Culture Prophet.
Where: Kill Your Idol – 222 Espanola Way. Time: 10PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, February 2nd:

Love BurnOfficial Burning Man in Miami on the beach. Is there really anything else that needs to be said? Get organized and show fellow burners old and new how it’s done. Come dressed as a vintage video game character and get ready to play on the Love Burn Interactive App during the event. Gain points, level up, and play against friends to win The Love Burn.
Where: Historic Virginia Key Park. Time: 12PM – 4PM, February 2nd – 6th. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Kurt Vile & The ViolatorsFrom lo-fi roots and compulsive recording, this fuzzy Philly songwriter grew a huge body of strong and constantly evolving solo work. Catch him at the Bandshell this upcoming February for a show you won’t want to miss.
Where: The North Beach Bandshell – 7272 Collins Ave. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Snag em here.

RIA Live at Bunbury – The beautiful RIA is heading back to Berlin after a short stopover in Miami. Check out her last performance in the city before she goes at the intimate and charming Argentinian hangout.
Where: Bunbury Miami – 2200 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.

Friday, February 3rd:

Friday Night at The FountainTrek down to Normandy Fountain in North Beach for a free live musical entertainment on the first Friday of every month. Chloe Dolandis performs while food and beverages from neighborhood businesses will be for sale. Gather around with neighbors and friends as you listen to great tunes, take a walk around the square and check out the great restaurants that North Beach has to offer.
Where: Normandy Village Fountain. Time: 5:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, February 4th:

FilmGate Interactive Media Festival – A global interactive media festival, where highly engaged experience designers, content creators and big thinkers, who are shaping the future of media, meet every year to learn about new tools, techniques and technologies in the industry.
Where: UM School of Communication – 5100 Brunson Drive. Time: 10AM – 6PM. Tickets: Snag em here.


Wigwood 2017WIGWOOD is an annual festival featuring all types of queer performances, Drag kings and queens, bands, vendors, DJs and lectures. Celebrate Miami’s emerging queer scene and discover some of the most vibrant performances around.
Where: Gramps – 176 NW 24th ST. Time: 11AM. Tickets: Snag em here.

A Mid-Winter’s Funk FantasyLegendary bandleader, trombonist and author Fred Wesley is one of the forefathers of funk who still is setting the standard with his jazz-funk band The New JBs. As music director for James Brown and the JBs, arranger for P-Funk and one third of the amazing JB Horns, he secured his place in funk history forever and is coming to Miami for one night.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 6PM – 11PM. Tickets: Snag em here.

Tuesday, February 7th:

International Noise Conference – The noisiest collection of sounds returns to Churchill’s once again featuring a lineup of unique artists like Jellyfish Brothers, SQUID SQUAD, Pooor Grrrl, FTMF, Noface and many many more.
Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Wednesday, February 8th:

Gardens by MoonlightEnjoy a moonlight evening as you wander freely through Vizcaya’s formal gardens or take a free guided tour. In addition to exploring the beauty of the gardens by Biscayne Bay, explore the many art installations currently situated in the gardens as part of Phase II of “Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya,” the museum’s centennial exhibition.
Where: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – 3251 S Miami Ave. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Snag em here.


Roast Miami: #RealTalk SeriesThe very first in-depth talk series with some of the city’s brightest minds and fiercest leaders getting their hands dirty with some real conversations about Miami’s past, present, and future. Wear noise-isolating headphones and walk in and out of intimate chats from loft to loft. Learn why our city is the way it is, and how we can help shape it into the world-class metropolis we know it can become.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Friday, February 10th:

GroundUp Music FestivalGroundUP Music is having their first annual Music Festival in Miami. A weekend of music, food, and interactive workshops- All just steps away from the beach. A full lineup featuring Esperanza Spalding, Snarky Puppy, David Crosby, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Charlie Hunter Trio feat. Jeff Coffin, Bill Laurance Group, Jacop Collier, Nikka Costa and more.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 12PM – 12AM, February 10th – 12th. Tickets: Snag em here.

Full Moon MeditationLet “The Pursuit of Abstraction,” the exhibition on spiritual art, inspire you to pursue the abstraction of your own mind. The full moon is a perfect night to get centered to the tune of crystal bowls in this sound-healing and meditation workshop with Trio Yoga‘s Michelle Berlin.
Where: Wolfsonian-FIU – 1001 Washington Ave. Time: 7PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Saturday, February 11th:

AIRIE Annual Benefit – Artists in residence in Everglades invites you to an afternoon of installations, performances, and presentations by AIRIE presentations by AIRIE fellows in support of the AIRIE Nest – a new interdisciplinary gallery in Everglades National Park.
Where: The Kampong – 4013 Douglas RD. Time: 3PM – 6PM. Tickets: Snag em here.

5th Annual Locos Por MarleyThe 2-time GRAMMY Nominated Locos Por Juana continue their annual tradition of paying tribute to the legend Mr Bob Marley. Celebrate The 5th Annual Locos Por Marley, A Celebration of Love and Music. Indoor and outdoor stages, Djs, and several bands. ONE night, ONE Love for the King of Reggae.
Where: Armando Records – 30 NE 14th ST. Time: 6PM – 5AM. Tickets: Snag tickets here.


“Dr. Strangelove” 35mmReleased two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis and in the height of the Cold War, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person push the button – and played the situation for laughs. Decades later, even after the end of the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove is as unnerving today as it was in its day.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema – 260 Aragon Ave. Time: 11:45PM – 2AM. Tickets: Snag em here.

Sunday, February 12th:

Love/Hate Classic SundaysCome relive a time where music ruled and the Dj was the boss, a time where the faces were beautiful and you knew every word to every song. Like always DJ Johnny Walker Red & DJ Self Born with be your musical host holding you down on the 1’z & 2’z, along with guest DJ’s Rob Lazaga aka Rob Dinero & Martin Djelement , with more guest DJ’s set to be announced.
Where: Garden Food & Bar – 168 NW 26th ST. Time: 3PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, February 14th:

AAMIA Presents: Singles AppreciationNo boyfriend/ girlfriend ? NO PROBLEM. Enjoy your freedom at The Wynwood Yard with a 5$ punch special at the bar ‘the heartbreak hotel’ and the best of miami’s up and coming artists and live music from DJ ‘Le Spam’ from the Spam All Stars.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 7PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Wednesday, February 15th:

Salon Series: Discovery + Emerging TalentTwo giants in the music industry talk about discovering new talent, artist development and what it takes to make it. Join Bruno del Granado, the man behind Miami’s CAA, and producer Arthur Baker, known for his work with New Order and Afrika Bambaataa, in a conversation moderated by Victoria Canal (2015 YoungArts Winner in Voice & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts).
Where: Ted’s at YoungArts – 2100 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 6:30PM – 8PM. Tickets: Snag em here.