Culture Guide: April 16th – 30th

April 17, 2017admin

Just when you thought Miami couldn’t get more busy, the second half of April came around and your social calendar just got crazy packed. It seems like all of Miami’s creative pillars and expressive realms are putting on their A-game for fun happenings, and this month is certainly not an exception. We’ve got music festivals on Virginia Key, and Zine Fairs in Coral Gables, plus some pretty badass female concerts to make every music-lover happy regardless of gender. Check it out:

Sunday, April 16

West Kendall Zine FestWest Kendall Zine Fest is a celebration and incubator of local artists, independent publishers and print media. Discover 30+ vendors, Dance, Food, zines and more.
Where: Milly’s Empanada Factory – 13911 SW 66th St. Time: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets: Free.

Spiked Records + Jam.Jolt Radio will be spinning live on the one’s and two’s, Custom Shirts by: Visual Aroma, Live Art by: Franken Chez & Sour Art Collective, Live Performances by: Sofilla, Del Pelson, Folktale and Pavlov’s Bell.
Where: Brooklyn Vintage & Vinyl – 3454 NW 7th Ave. Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets: Free.

Where Are My KeysThis special island location has been lovingly chosen just for you. Come and find yourself in a lush island experience off the coast of Miami. Escape to this other place for a dreamy afternoon of lush music and beautiful souls. Presented by The Electric Pickle, PL0T and Hosted by Minimax and More or Less.
Where: Virginia Key. Time: 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

Tuesday, April 18

Breakfast Talk Series #2With a monthly meeting series, French Arts Associates intends to offer a platform to connect like-minded individuals in the Miami Arts community. Panelists and guests speakers will include experts from different art professions, exploring all the aspects of the ever-changing art world and market.
Where: 294 NE 71st St.
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

Salon Series: Women and WordsPoetry, women, and the preservation of cultural identity. Championing the female voice in all its fluidity this National Poetry Month, YoungArts’ signature Salon Series presents Women and Words in collaboration with O, Miami Poetry Festival. The intimate conversation honors women in the literary arts and will feature award-winning poet, language activist and educator Natalie Diaz, with YoungArts alumna and poet Delali Ayivor (2011 YoungArts Winner in Writing and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts).
Where: YoungArts – 2100 Biscayne Blvd.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

Wednesday, April 19

Women’s March UPGCome help build the art and signs that will make both the Miami Science March on April 22nd, and the People’s Climate March on April 29th, Miami’s iconic moment during the most critical time of this generation. Pridelines is hosting an art build April 19th in conjunction with Science March Miami, Miami Climate Alliance, with support from Women’s March Miami and Urban Paradise Guild.
Where: Pridelines – 6360 NE 4th CT.
Time: 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free.


Hennessy VSOP Privilege & Veuve Clicquot Rich Present: Queen of HeartsTake in the sounds of Latin music’s powerhouse females to ring in the Billboard Latin Music Awards at an intimate ja.m. that everyone can enjoy. Miami’s own power woman, Yoli Mayor opens the night up followed by the Latin GRAMMY-nominated Puerto Rican-born local favorite, Raquel Sofia. We then welcome special guests Flor de Toloache – Mariachi Femenino, the first and only established all-female mariachi band founded in NYC.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NE 29th St.
Time: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Sip of ScienceSip of Science is a monthly lecture series held every third Wednesday and hosted on the Miami Science Barge. Enjoy discussion and drinks with a talk that makes you think! What’s on tap: Dr. Keren Bolter, FAU Geosciences, Sea Level Rise and Climate Justice in Miami.
Where: Miami Science Barge.
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

Thursday, April 20

III Joints 420 PartyCelebrate 420 with us at The Anderson Bar next Thursday! Enjoy music, refreshments, and the lushest trees in Miami. In case you didn’t know, they’ve just announced that the Gorillaz are their first of three headliners at the festival this October.
Where: The Anderson Bar – 709 NE 79th St.
Time: 3 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Tickets: Free.

Pa.m.M Third ThursdaysIn anticipation of Record Store Day, head to a vinyl extravaganza on the waterfront terrace. Enjoy vinyl DJ sets by Mikey R from Radio-Active Records and Lolo from Sweat Records, a live performance by Telekinetic Walrus, themed art-making, happy hour drink specials, and more. In the galleries, catch the exhibition opening of “Toba Khedoori.”
Where: Perez Art Museum – 1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

Movie Screening + Plant Based Garden DinnerSeed Food and Wine and Wynwood Yard Present: Movie Screening + Plant Based Garden Dinner featuring the Miami premiere of ‘What the Health,’ the new documentary by the creators of ‘Cowspiracy.’ Screening at O Cinema Wynwood and four course Garden Dinner under the stars next door at Wynwood Yard.
Where: The Wynwood Yard.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

Friday, April 21

Wynwood Life FestivalCheck out all the great features of the festival like the Back Alley where top street artists are painting live daily. Listen to any one of 20 bands at the Live Music Stage. Or visit the Art House a pop-up gallery curated by Wynwood’s Finest. The Style Lounge & Runway is where all the fashionistas will hang. And if you fancy the culinary arts, the Wynwood Culinary Showcase is the place to be.
Where: Mana Wynwood – 2250 NW 2nd Ave.
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., April 21st – 23rd.
Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

TransAtlantic FestivalDay 1 is Made in Miami: ACHÉ., Los Herederos and Lazaro Casanova. Day 2 is Afro Roots World Music Night: Sinkane (live), Vieux Farka Touré and Symbi Roots. Both nights feature great food: The Avenue – British Diner, WATT Collectiveand Peace a’ Pie and the mixologists from Blackbird Ordinary behind the bars. Capoeira in the park and more.
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7272 Collins Ave.
Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., April 21st – 22nd.
Tickets: Get them here.

Palm Court Performance Series Produced by Emilio EstefanThe Palm Court Performance Series is a weekly Friday night ensemble of live musical performances that are open to the public and produced by 19-time© Award winning producer Emilio Estefan in collaboration with the Miami Design District. On April 14, 80s and 90’s Retro Night will feature Project Soul, South Florida’s Hottest Powerhouse Party Band along with Happy Hour specials at Estefan Kitchen.
Where: Estefan Kitchen – 140 NE 39th St.
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets: Free.

RetiroA powerful exploration of what it means to be a woman. To grow old. And to remember. This piece, which is part documentary video and part live performance, is a journey into the lives of women over 65 years of age across Miami, Puerto Rico and Québec. Retiro melds the autobiographical with the surreal to illustrate the volatility of time, the reconstruction of memories, and the process of aging in women.
Where: Miami Theater Center – 9806 NE 2nd Ave.
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: Get them here.


Saturday, April 22

Record Store DayIt’s the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day so celebrate with a full day of vinyl worship and musical delights – all free to the public to thank everyone for another year of supporting Sweat Records. Vinyl DJs All Day: DJ IMMORTAL / DJ HOTTPANTS / PHAXAS / DJ SKIDMARK / OLY / ITAWE CORREA (LOCOS POR JUANA). Ms. Cheezious + Ipek’s Wykked Kitchen for food, Project 305 recording station / Killer raffle featuring a run of 12″ records from SunPress Vinyl + a guitar from PureSalem Guitars! / Ticket giveaways and swag galore / Surprise guests…
Where: Sweat Records – 5505 NE 2nd Ave.
Time: 8 a.m. – 11:55 p.m.
Tickets: Free.

Miami Zine FairJoin EXILE for the The Miami Zine Fair will feature over 150 local artists, writers, publishers, and activists gathered together on the University of Miami campus, with an educational symposium hosted by the University of Miami’s own Special Collections. Celebrate our city’s dyna.m.ic print culture, and explore zines from an expanse of independent self publishers and small presses. Get to know local zinesters as you browse the fair, and enjoy live printing, performances, multilingual workshops, and events throughout the day.
Where: University of Miami Lowe Art Museum – 1301 Stanford Drive
Time: 11a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: Free.

A Mindful Miami Mass MeditationIn honor of Earth Day, Brickell City Centre will open early to host a large-scale meditation…. and create a space for conscious Miamians to go inward, together, in celebration of our planet.
Where: Brickell City Centre – 701 S Miami Ave.
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

March for Science MiamiThe March for Science Miami is to celebrate our enthusiasm and passion for science and to call for support in safeguarding the scientific community. Come together on April 22, 2017 to unite, as a community, and to call for science that upholds the common good, and for policies that enact evidence-based science in the public’s interest.
Where: Museum Park – 1075 Biscayne Blvd.
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

SoundWaves at Marina PARCSpend the day on Virginia Key getting wavy with live performances by local heavy-hitters like Colombian-reggae fusion legends, Locos Por Juana, and enjoy more sets by local favorites like Soulixer, Agape Featuring Nadia Harris, and Dj NHM AKA Nadia Harris. Party into the sunset with epic handmade drinks and craft beers, local grub infused with surf-style flavors, and the best kind of vibes you want at a breezy Saturday overlooking the Downtown Skyline on the bay.
Where: Rickenbacker Marina – 3301 Rickenbacker Causeway.
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Fountainhead Studios Open HouseThis only happens twice a year so don’t miss this opportunity! 30+ artists will open their studios to the public. Being welcomed into an artist’s studio is like being invited inside their heart and mind.
Where: Fountainhead Studios – 7338 NW Miami Ct.
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: Free.

Sunday, April 23

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. We’ll have workshops, one-of-a-kind gifts, and brand new vendors. Check out the a.m.azing 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: 1445 N Miami Ave.
Time: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tickets: Free.

Monday, April 24

Kerouac Bukowski Drinking, Poetry & Drinking ClubPut down the tissues and pick up a pen. This is no time to drown in your own sorrows, or if it is, and you’re a poet, don’t let your self-destructive tendencies, dead-end existence, personal depression and gloom with no prospect or hope of anything ever getting any better – go to waste. Share your melancholic poetry with other dark souls.
Where: – 176 NW 24th St.
Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, April 25

Japanese Culture Nightedible South Florida and O, Miami present a unique immersion into Japanese culture at The Kampong, led by Kit Pancoast Nagamura. Learn the form of traditional haiku and then explore and write inside the beautiful grounds of The Kampong to test what you’ve learned. Afterwards, read your brand-new haiku on stage. A station will be set up to learn the traditional art of Japanese flower arrangement, using tropical foliage from The Kampong itself. Japanese foods and cocktails will be available to taste and try.
Where: The Kampong – 4013 S Douglas Rd.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

Wednesday, April 26

Miami Beach Food Truck FestFree live music by the Nautilus Middle School Jazz band and a puppet show by the Fantasy Theatre Factory. Live street performances by the Front Yard Theatre Collective featuring Dangerfun Sideshow. Enjoy free yoga with Green Monkey Miami Beach behind the North Beach Bandshell.
Where: North Beach Bandshell.
Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: Free.

Leggings Lounge – Leggings Lounge Yoga + Happy Hour is a monthly 6-month series in sunny Miami Beach, FL. This 2-part event features a complimentary 1 hour yoga session, taught by the industry’s top instructors and/or yoga studios, followed by a 1 hour refreshing happy hour.
Time: 7PM – 9PM.
Tickets: Check it out.


Friday, April 28

Manual Cinema: Lula Del ReyA film performed in real time with overhead projectors, shadow puppets, actors in silhouette, and live music. The film’s setting is the mid-century a.m.erican Southwest and is inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, and Patsy Cline. Lula Del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. As part of the O, Miami Poetry Festival.
Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center – 10950 SW 211th St.
Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., April 28 – April 29.
Tickets: Get them here.

4 Featuring DecaDanceTheater + Nu Deco Ensemble4 is an up-to-the-minute reimagining of Vivaldi’s masterwork, The Four Seasons. In a world premiere commissioned by the Arsht Center, composer Sa.m. Hyken (co-artistic director of Miami’s genre bending chamber orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble) collaborates with Jennifer Weber (director of Brooklyn’s phenomenal hip hop dance company Decadancetheatre) to create a new work that combines classical music and hip-hop dance in new ways and invites audiences to take a fresh look at both art forms.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center – 1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

Saturday, April 29

Renegade Craft Fair MiamiThey’ll be hosting a weekend-long celebration of all things handmade, featuring a carefully curated roster of local and national maker and artisan talent enhanced by a.m.azing food trucks, DJ sets, vintage treasures, craft cocktails, fun photo ops, and all-around good times to provide a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
Where: Mana Wynwood.
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., April 29 – April 30.
Tickets: Free.


Laundromat Art Space TourEnjoy a light brunch and refreshments while exploring the studios of ArtCenter alumni Pablo Contrisciani, Marina Gonella, Jean Paul Mallozzi, David McCauley, Bianca Pratorius, and Michael Willia.m.s along with fellow resident artists Andres Martinez, Christin Paige Minnotte and Ronald Sanchez. Also, on view is Wordplay, a group exhibition of text-based work by JC Rodriguez, Ronald Sanchez, and ArtCenter alumna Elysa D. Batista.
Where: Laundromat Art Space – 5900 NE 2nd Ave.
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

AIRIE x PA.M.M: Getting the Water RightCome for an unprecedented discussion about the role cultural arts can play with environmental issues between Everglades National Park Superintendent Pedro Ra.m.os, Everglades Foundation biologist Stephen Davis, UCLA anthropologist Jessica Cattelino, and AIRIE artists Ada.m. Nadel and Elisabeth Condon, moderated by Deborah Mitchell. Introduction by journalist Bill Maxwell.
Where: Perez Art Museum – 1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Time: 2PM – 3PM
Tickets: Get em here.

Spa.m. Allstars Album Release PartyCelebrate the release of Spa.m. Allstars 6th album – Trans-Oceanic. $5 to get in, $10 with CD, $15 with Vinyl, under 12 are FREE. In Partnership with Rhythm Foundation, Blackbird Ordinary & Purdy Lounge.
Where: North Beach Bandshell.
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: At the door.

Sunday, April 30

Get LIT! Love, Intellect & TruthWorld renowned and Miami-bred, teacher of teachers, Rina Jakubowicz makes a homecoming on April 30th at Inhale Miami. Come for a discussion of the ancient teachings of Vedanta followed by a yoga class featuring an original live score by fellow yogis and synth heroes, Afrobeta. Food and refreshment vendors will be joining us in the Inhale garden.
Where: Inhale Miami – 6310 NE 2nd Ave.
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tickets: Get them here.

Love In – Party in the ParkLove In! Food trucks, live music all day including Havoc 305, Bootleg RockBand and Featuring Starship and War! Get your tie dye on! Bring your frisbees and hula-hoops! Best costume contests, classic car shows . . mas fun 60’s style! You don’t want to miss this!
Where: Greynolds Park – 18501 NE 22nd Ave.
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: Get em here.


Va.m.os a la Playa ft. Palmbomen II – Miami’s epic Sunday tunes brings their old friend Palmbomen II to the stage for a special live and DJ set. Special guest opener: Private School (Miami), Warm-Up: Klauss.
Where: Gramps. Time: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. Tickets: Free.