Culture Guide: August 16th – 31st
August 17, 2017
After a sweaty start to the month, August in Miami has really risen up to its level of heat and entertainment. You’d think that we’d tone down the happenings as school starts or to relax for the last few weeks before “season” hits. But instead we’re taking it all the way with midnight cult film showings, comedy shows, intimate concert series and all the things you love bragging about. Check out what we’ve highlighted:
Wednesday, August 16th:
Chef Allen’s Chocolate Sensory Tasting – As a boutique chocolate maker himself, he’s crafted a special summer evening event to tantalize your senses. Sample a scrumptious selection of chocolates with matching wines and ports. Chef Allen will share his secrets to hand-crafting small batches of cacao beans for that slow-roasted and stone ground goodness.
Where: Books & Books – 265 Aragon Ave. Time: 7-9PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Thursday, August 17th:
Madewell x Prism Summer Concert – Join us and Madewell for hands-on workshops and live shows with local artists all summer long. This month we’re bringing Manu Manzo to the stage. RSVP and make your next shopping trip extra fun (plus you’ll get 20% off your purchase).*
Where: Madewell – 714 Lincoln Rd. Time: 6-8PM. Tickets: Free.
PAMM Third Thursdays – Peachfuzz, your girl’s favorite party, is taking over PAMM for a sizzling summer block party on the terrace. Enjoy DJ DZA spinning some of your favorite old-school hip-hop tracks, while sipping on drinks from our waterfront bar.
Where: The PAMM – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 6-10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Breathwork Experience – This class will explore one of our most innate and commonly ignored tools as human beings: our breath. Using bioenergetic breathing techniques this class will teach you how to influence mental, emotional and physical states through conscious control of your breath.
Where: Live Free Crossfit – 8033 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: $20.
Lip Service Presents: Storypalooza – The “Sound Effects” Edition. A “true stories, out loud” open mic. Have a true, personal story (500-words, max.) about a song, a voice, or a noise that changed everything? Let’s hear it! Bring a printed copy of your story to drop in the hat. Stories will be selected at random.
Where: The Standard – 40 Island Drive. Time: 7-10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Friday, August 18th:
Summer of Love 50th Anniversary – Fall back to that psychedelic summer of 1967 as you jam to the Grateful Dead’s first album released in March of 1967 “The Grateful Dead” in its entirety and psychedelic glory. Unlimited Devotion will be playing THREE SETS for this show. One Set will be the recreation of the Dead’s first album “The Grateful Dead”.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 8:30PM – Midnight. Tickets: Free.
The Bolero Ball – Underground affair at The Electric Pickle! Music by, Lazaro Casanova, Dude Skywalker, MaurE, Natural Selection. Presented by Deep Playa & petFood. Dancing shoes strictly enforced.
Where: Electric Pickle – 2826 N Miami Ave. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP
Saturday, August 19th:
P.S. 305 Back to School Garden Party – Join P.S. 305 in their effort to unite and inspire Miami’s education community before the start of the 2017-18 school year. It is an opportunity for them to highlight education leaders, making positive change for students. All donations benefit P.S. 305’s efforts to bring Miami together to ensure every child has access to a quality school. Enjoy student performances, food, and activities for the whole family.
Where: Gramps – 176 NW 27th ST. Time: 12PM – 3PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Bookleggers Five Year Anniversary – Bookleggers has made it five years. They have been throwing monthly book parties and build bookboxes around town for this last half decade. But most of all they want to throw a fun party with lots of books and funny things to do. This is, of course, how they roll. Alongside Boxelder Craft Beer and Market, they will have air hockey, a weird snow machine, ice sculpting, a place to draw love/hate messages, and a dunk tank. And of course, free books.
Where: Boxelder Craft Beer Market – 2817 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 5-10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Volume I – The Dream Lab is taking it back to the house party days! Come hang with them on Saturday, August 19th while you drink Jell-O shots, do keg stands, spike the punch and dance battle your enemies for the first edition of Volume I, their spin on a classic house party. Featuring performances by Left-Handed Jacket, Folktale San Pedro and Palm Trees. Visual installation by Gami, manicure station by Porn Nails.
Where: 3494 NW 7th Ave. Time: 9PM – 12:30AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
The Thing 35mm – Join Night Owl Theater for the opening of their new permanent space. A rare screening of THE THING (1982) 35MM at their new celluloid clubhouse.
Where: Night Owl Theater – 3930 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Beetlejuice 35mm – The film went on to become a critical and commercial success, winning an Oscar for Best Makeup, and spawning a franchise that included a television series for ABC, several video games, and theme park shows at Universal Studios. And now you can watch it in its original ratio.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema – 260 Aragon Ave. Time: 11:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Sunday, August 20th:
27 Bar Takeover – Sunday, August 20th, Kicking off the day outside with the dunk tank & wet t-shirt contest at 4pm, both bars will be taken over by the old 27 familia 4pm-very late. Chef Jimmy Lebrón killing it with: Shaker BBQ Vibes then he’s taking over the Anderson kitchen with 27 favorites. JAMS BY: Dude Skywalker Puma Soul and Terence Tabeau.
Where: The Anderson – 709 NE 79th ST. Time: 4-8PM. Tickets: Free.
The Miami Flea – Close out the hazy days of summer and start a new season in collaboration with creatives. The community market is back with dozens of vendors, artisans, food purveyors and musicians in tow. Oigo, Cortadito and The State Of will be bringing the ear candy with their melodic tunes while you fill up on delectable snacks from local eateries.
Where: 1445 N Miami Ave. Time: 4-8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Classic Album Sundays – Started in the UK in 2010, every month Classic Album Sundays HQ selects a seminal album and listening parties are held in cities around the world utilizing audiophile-quality equipment. August’s album of the month is Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall” (1979). Come out for a full playback and presentation, and as a special treat they’ll be warming up with Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” (2016).
Where: Sweat Records – 5505 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 5-8PM. Tickets: Get me here.
Monday, August 21st:
The Solar Eclipse – Come out and watch one of the most spectacular astronomical events from the museum’s Science Plaza on Monday, August 21. Their expert astronomy team will be on hand to make sure you’re safely studying the sky with our solar telescopes. As a courtesy to those guests who are interested in viewing the eclipse, Frost Science will make available solar eclipse viewing glasses.
Where: Frost Science Museum – 1101 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 1:25-4:20PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Solar Powered Science Cafe – Join March For Science after the solar eclipse, for a solar themed Science Cafe. Featured speakers to include: Mayor Phillip Stoddard, who was behind South Miami’s groundbreaking law requiring new homes to install solar panels, and FL SUN’s Jody Finver, who is bringing solar cooperatives to South Florida’s neighborhoods.
Where: Gramps. Time: 5-8PM. Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, August 22nd:
Brainfood Speaker Series – Brainfood is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success. These monthly gatherings will help Miami startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business.
Where: The LAB – 400 NW 26th ST. Time: 6:30-8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Wednesday, August 23rd:
Stand Up Writing Workshop – In this workshop students of all experience levels will learn stand up comedy writing including joke structure and performance techniques with the goal of becoming confident and comfortable on stage. Students will bring their best 3 minutes of comedy to perform and have critiqued by the instructor.
Where: Villain Theater – 5863 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 7:30-10:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Breathwork Experience – On a physiological level, this class will increase your bodies capacity to gather, process and deliver oxygen as well as increase your lung capacity. More importantly, this class will help you push past your fears and tap into your inner potential, translating to life both in and outside of the gym.
Where: Live Free Crossfit. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: $20.
Thursday, August 24th:
Soul on The Mile ft. Magic City Hippies – Sway to the rhythms of powerful musicians like the beloved rising indie-funk stars Magic City Hippies and enjoy an opening set by the beautifully bluesy, Soulixer. Take in the savory creations of Coral Gables favorite eateries and indulge in drinks in a magical atmosphere of community and connection. Peruse pop-ups by neighborhood shops and get to know one of the city’s most historical areas.
Where: The McBride Family Plaza – 150 Miracle Mile. Time: 7-10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
On the Horizon Film Series: The Swimming Pool – In partnership with Miami Film Festival and Miami Dade College, PAMM presents Carlos Machado Quintela’s debut feature film, The Swimming Pool (La Piscina), presented in conjunction with On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.
Where: The PAMM. Time: 7-8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ museum admission.
Brews Views Dinner Series – Ariete’s Executive Chef Michael Beltran and Concrete Beach Brewery’s own Brewmaster Joseph Reynolds are coming together to host a monthly series of one-of-a-kind, dining experiences at Concrete Beach Brewery.
Where: Concrete Beach – 325 NW 24th ST. Time: 7-10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Friday, August 25th:
Live Ride Share Miami – Building on the success of summits in Los Angeles and Denver, Live Ride Share Miami will bring together local and national transportation and mobility leaders to discuss the future of mobility in South Florida. Around the world, new technologies and new mobility options are colliding with new ideas for the future of cities. People are demanding sustainable systems and a richer quality of life, in the urban core and beyond. The fabric of our cities is changing, and it’s only going to accelerate.
Where: Conrad Miami – 1395 Brickell Ave. Time: 8AM – 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Vagabond Sessions: The French Horn – This energetic and progressive band will perform an eclectic variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, and original French music. Led by Parisian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter Vincent Raffard, the diverse international group consists of five highly talented musicians from a myriad of musical backgrounds and countries.
Where: Vagabond Hotel – 7301 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 9PM – Midnight. Tickets: Reserve here.
Magic City Bike Party – Enjoy food, drinks, music, skate demos, and more. Admission is FREE. The Magic City Bicycle Collective will be in their brand new space (a modified shipping container) set up at Omni Park with all their bike repair tools, they will demonstrate simple bike care and do minor bike repairs and maintenance. Come to them if you need air in your tires or help with your bicycle. They’ll also have t-shirts, tubes, and bike lights available for sale.
Where: Omni Park – 1234 N Miami Ave. Time: 8-11PM. Tickets: Free.
Villain Film Institute: What I Wish I Learned in Film School – Start making films now! Learn the basics of filmmaking with this accelerated film making course. This is your chance to learn all the assistant positions on a film shoot: camera, lighting, script supervising, directing, and more. In two days, become familiar with these jobs and be able to contribute to a set immediately. The intensive is being taught by VILLAIN filmmakers, John Rodriguez, Suki Vän, Marcos Garcia, and Cesar Gracia.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 9AM – 6PM, August 26th & 27th. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday, August 26th:
Wynwood Beer Festival – Beer lovers from all over will unite. To taste a wonderful selection of craft brewing masterpieces from all over the state as well as special rare craft beers. You’ll have the chance to taste over 150 beers (pace yourselves people). Plus food and music.
Where: Mana Wynwood – 318 NW 23rd ST. Time: 2-7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
The GOODS Market at FAT Village Art Walk – THE GOODS is a monthly curated maker’s market that takes place during the monthly FATVillage Artwalk. Come see for yourself! Good People. Good Art. Good Times. Come out and support small business and the local arts.
Where: The Goods FTL – Corner of NW 5th ST & NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Time: 6-11PM. Tickets: Free.
Grindhouse 35mm – Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez joined forces ten years ago to pay homage to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of the 60s and 70s with two hyper-violent films punctuated by a collection of outrageous trailers.
Where: Coral Gables Arts Cinema. Time: 11:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Sunday, August 27th:
El Bagel Pop-up at The Anderson – The Anderson presents : Brunch Pop-Up ft. El BAGEL. $6 Bloody Mary bar, $20 bottles of prosecco, $7 specialty brunch cocktails. Bagels for purchase by El BAGEL. Coffee for purchase by Vice City Bean.
Where: The Anderson Bar. Time: 11AM – 3PM. Tickets: Free.
Shaker Sunday BBQ – The Broken Shaker will be grilling up poolside celebrating the weekend with a good ‘ol BBQ. Bring your swimsuit, jump in the pool and grab a drink!
Where: The Broken Shaker – 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Time: 2-10PM. Tickets: Free.
Season Preview Kick-Off at The Ring Theater – A season kick-off event open to the general public and UM students to celebrate the Ring Theatre’s 2017-2018 season of plays and musicals. Featuring performances by Theatre Arts students and faculty from the upcoming performances of Pippin, Romance Romance, Romeo and Juliet, The Mountaintop, and Pirates of Penzance along with additional songs from Theatre Arts majors.
Where: The Ring Theater – 1312 Miller Dr. Time: 7-8PM. Tickets: Free, first come first served.
Women in Improv Summit – This is for female and female identifying improvisers only. All levels, all theatres/schools, all ages welcome. It doesn’t matter if you’ve taken 1 class or 1,000, whether you’re on a house team or have never performed. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never met. You are welcome here. Let’s talk.
Where: Just The Funny Improv – 3119 Coral Way. Time: 3-5PM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, August 30th:
Food For Thought: How to Bring a Product to a Market – A Panel Discussion Featuring: Whole Foods, Greenie Tots, Lucky’s Market and Southeast Frozen Food. StartUP FIU Food and Jilea Hemmings, CEO of Greenie Tots and Esehe Consulting, in a panel discussion to understand how food entrepreneurs can get their products from house kitchen to retail shelves.
Where: StartUP FIU Food – 11200 SW 8th ST. Time: 6-9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, August 31st:
Prism + Ace Present: The Listening Den – In an era of crowded floors and loud concert venues, it’s hard to really connect with the performers and their music at hand. Prism is excited to announce their solution: The Listening Den. In partnership with the magicians over at Ace Prop House + Studios andBeck’s Beer, they’re making sure that Miamians tune back into the live music in front of them and away from their phones. Kicking off the brand new series is Macy Todd all the way from Atlanta, with an opening set by Miami’s own Keith Johns.
Where: Ace Props – 398 NE 78th ST. Time: 8-11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Brainville Presents: HeartWood Orchestra & Spoken Word Orchestra – Brainville, the funky radio station and masters of all things music knowledge is creating another unlikely pairing with music and poetry at Floyd Miami.
Where: Floyd Miami – 34 NE 11th ST. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Free.
Science Art Cinema Film Festival – Find out who the newest generation of great filmmakers will be at Science Art Cinema Series 1, Episode 4: Science Art Cinema Film Festival—the final and thrilling installment of the series celebrating science and art through the lens of film. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the winners from their open call in the stunning dome of the new Frost Planetarium.
Where: Frost Science. Time: 6:30-9PM. Tickets: Get em here.