Culture Guide: November 1st – 15th
October 31, 2017
If the nice weather hasn’t already championed, we’re finally deeper into the kind of fall that reminds us why we love living in this city. Over the next few weeks and leading into the end of the year, you’ll be seeing amazing culture like Seed Food & Wine Festival, WALLCASTs at New World Symphony, amazing international acts, and so much more. Take a look:
Wednesday, November 1st:
Seed Plant Based Food and Wine – All activities were carefully crafted to take guests through a one-of-a-kind journey from cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, celebrity chef dinners, craft beer and spirits tastings, the first ever veggie burger battle, fitness to body care, workshops, yoga, urban gardening, a 5k run, kids day and more. SFWFs line-up features something for everyone and showcases the beauty of the tropical paradise that is Miami and her beaches.
Where: All around Miami. Time: November 1st – 5th. Tickets: Get em here.
Food Forward – Thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators will take the stage at this one-of-a-kind conference to explore and celebrate the conscious and sustainable changes happening in our food system. This all-day event is designed for food and sustainability industry entrepreneurs, farmers, chefs, policy makers, educators, and anyone else who’s passionate about the future of our food. There will be six in-depth workshops covering a variety of subjects including Food Waste, Regenerative Agriculture, GMOs and Organics, Sustainability and Feeding Good Food to Everyone.
Where: Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus. Time: 9AM – 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Made in France Exhibit – In partnership with the French American Chamber of Commerce, for the French Weeks, Le Courrier de Floride, Xander Law Group® and Michele Fontanière Pop-Up Gallery present a local emerging French Artist Exhibition that will support the non-profit organization Street Art for Mankind.
Where: Blanc Kara. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Resident Night – Come by and say hi to resident artists: Amalia Caputo, John-Henry Dale,Juan Pablo Garza, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Adler Guerrier, Alan Gutierrez, The Inertials, Elite Kedan, Juan Ledesma, Laura L Marsh, Jessica Martin, Jillian Mayer, Portable Editions, Turn Based Press, Laurencia Strauss, and Joshua Veasey.
Where: ArtCenter South Florida. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, November 2nd:
Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” – Miami New Drama reimagines Thornton Wilder’s iconic American play for multicultural Miami audiences. The characters at the center of this beloved drama will speak English, Spanish and Creole (subtitles provided) – the first time the Wilder Estate has allowed changes to the play’s award-winning text. By adding new layers of language and culture, “Our Town” redefines the quintessential American – and human – story.
Where: The Colony Theater. Time: Through November 19th. Tickets: Get em here.
ILE in Miami Beach – Ileana “iLe” Cabra, a/k/a PG-13, the fierce young songstress of Puerto Rico’s world-renown alternative/hip-hop/rock band Calle 13, joined the band when she was only 16. Now a 2017 Grammy award winner, ILE makes her solo Florida debut November 2 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach, after levitating across stages with her brother René (Residente) in Calle 13 for more than a decade.
Where: The North Beach Bandshell. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Friday, November 3rd:
Advocacy & Organizing Fundamentals – This comprehensive training will cover the fundamental skills of advocacy and organizing, helping leaders increase their impact. Learn about P.S. 305’s model for organizing and advocacy, which is rooted in classic community organizing and based in research from the ABCD Institute, as well as the approaches of Marshall Ganz and PICO.
Where: P.S. 305. Time: 8:30AM – 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Giralda Under the Stars – Now that the wonderful Giralda Plaza is open, Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile are bringing back a neighborhood favorite: Giralda Under the Stars! Every first Friday of the month from November – April 2018, the community promenade will come alive with outdoor dining and jive to the rhythm of local bands. Make sure to come early and fill those bellies with the delicious local eats of Restaurant Row’s vibrant selection of eateries.
Where: Giralda Plaza. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Laser Fridays – On the first and third Friday of every month, we’ll be rocking out with a retro throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. From Pink Floyd to Daft Punk, we’re fusing music from some of the greatest artists of our time with old-school laser light visuals—all under the Planetarium’s 67-foot dome.
Saturday, November 4th:
10th Annual Everglades Awareness Concert – Love The Everglades Movement and Ploppy Palace Productions will be hosting a concert to raise awareness and support for Everglades protection and public education. As part of this three stage extravaganza, some of South Florida’s top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together to raise awareness for this vital natural resource.
Where: Gramps. Time: 2PM – 2AM, Saturday & Sunday. Tickets: $10.
Monthly Living Room Sessions w/ ArtOfficial – The incredible local hip hop kings, ArtOfficial are back at their monthly residency jams at South Miami’s historic tavern. This month they’re joined by special guest, Komakozie.
Where: Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern. Time: 10PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free.
So 90s Party – It’s a party and shopping event….90’s themed! Food, Drinks, Shopping, Your favorite 90’s jams. Drinks provided by Simple Vodka & Steam Horse Brewing. Food vendors: Zipitios, Grace’s Sausages & Fine Foods, Veggie Love, Vintage Pops. Plus over 25 local vendors and unlimited bar with admission.
Where: Elizabeth Ave Station. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: $10.
Sunday, November 5th:
The Underline Cycling Free Ride – Sunday funday and exercise as you explore The Underline’s connections to future and existing destinations in our beautiful city! Meet up at 9:30 AM at Brickell Metrorail Station for a 10AM departure. Travel to their favorite destination, Shops at Merrick Park, for some snacks, refreshments and locally sourced goods from The Farmer’s Market at Merrick Park! Feel free to join on the ride back to Brickell for a 13-mile round-trip ride or catch the Metrorail at Douglas Station for a lift back.
Where: Brickell Metrorail Station. Time: 9:30AM. Tickets: Free.
Free Fall Festival at Miami’s Japanese Garden – Enjoy one of the most beautiful gardens in the city with cosplay, food vendors, games, and so much more.
Where: Ichimura Japanese Garden. Time: 10AM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.
Flaming Classics: Jawbreaker 35mm – This film dives into “the cruel politics of high school” in full force. A hilarious dark comedy, JAWBREAKER explores female friendship, Machiavellian power struggles, and grief in equal parts. Revolving around homosocial bonding and that the all present queer fear of lesbianism, the film also becomes a powerful meditation on the malleability of identity.
Where: Bill Cosford Cinema. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Monday, November 6th:
Miami Short Film Festival – For the grand opening of the 16th Edition, the Miami Short Film Festival brings a showcase of films designed to bring a sense of wonder and excitement to the induction of the festival. With whimsical animations, lively music videos, and colorful comedies, the festival is starting off with a blast and giving the audience a taste for the fantastic films yet to come.
Where: SoundScape Park. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Tuesday, November 7th:
The Underline Social – Friends of The Underline’s YPO group invite you to a night of drinks, networking and giving Concrete Beach Brewery in Wynwood. Grab a drink and make a friend to celebrate The Underline as part of Give Miami Day, 2017! All ticket sales for this event will go directly to The Underline’s Give Miami Day fund.
Where: Concrete Beach Brewery. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Taco Tuesday Throwdown ft. Afrobeta – The A+E District has put together South Florida’s tastiest local taco vendors, each selling their own menu of delights and each featuring $2 tacos for the avid taco-hopper. Three of Miami’s favorite foodies will decide on South Florida’s Best Taco in a friendly competition where we all win! Dance along to Miami’s favorite electronic pop-duo, Afrobeta, who will take the stage for a spicy-cool live performance.
Where: Canvas Miami. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, November 9th:
Lights, Camera, 305: Miami Movie Night – Celebrate Miami’s vibrant cultural history through the lens of true cinema buffs at the first community event to mark the 10th anniversary of the Knight Arts Challenge! Join local film organizations O Cinema, Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival and Fepouli.org: “Black Lounge Film Series” for a three-part movie experience at Gibson Park in historic Overtown.
Where: Gibson Park. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
UM Frost Big Band at Dance Band Night – The award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band is renowned for its tight and energizing performances, outstanding soloists and talented student arrangers. Directed by John Daversa, the ensemble performs music ranging from exciting new contemporary jazz works to swinging classics.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free with suggested donation.
A Night for Magic City – Kick-off the beginning of Miami’s Season with photographer, Frederic Pinet to celebrate the opening of Little Rio Studios by giving back to our community. For one night, Little Rio Studios is partnering with some of our favorite community locals such as: Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Pinch Kitchen, Nomad Tribe, The Anderson Bar and live performances by Prime Ministers, and Garcia’s Trio to bring us all together under one roof to give back to The Miami Foundation.
Where: Little Rio Studios. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Friday, November 10th:
Fugu & The Groove Orient at The Yard – The Wynwood Yard is a new hub of food and culture in Miami. The food yard, events-and-live-music venue and all-day hangout space brings locals a smorgasbord of food, fitness, music and other cultural activities. Hand-picked culinary concepts, a pop-up bar, and an edible garden are anchored within a vibrant outdoor setting for these two great Florida bands.
Bousa Grand Opening – Celebrate the grand opening with Beyond South Beach and Locos Por Juana on Friday, November 10th. There will be food, games and #SimplyGoodBeer, of course. They’re all about keeping life simple and making memories. So do it together.
Where: Bousa Brewing. Time: 7PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free.
Saturday, November 11th:
House of Creatives Music Festival – Visit the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park for this second-year festival featuring headlining acts like alt-J, MGMT, Metronomy, and Washed Out plus tons of other great national and local artists. Peruse artisanal vendors and dig into delicious local eats while you jam the weekend away.
Where: Virginia Key Beach Park. Time: 2PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Warrior For Life Yoga Event – In honor of Veteran’s Day and all who have served, Miami’s 3rd Annual Warrior For Life community yoga event at the beautiful and spacious Museum Park, situated right next to the PAMM Museum and the Frost Museum. The event will take place on Veterans Day 11/11/17 at 10am and will feature a special warrior yoga flow and guided meditation led by Marine Corps Veteran Claire Santos.
Where: Museum Park. Time: 10AM – 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary – To celebrate this special anniversary, the Gables Cinema transforms into Hogwarts with a four-week retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Whether you’re reliving the wonders of Rowling’s world or discovering it for the first time, join them as they present the epic tale of the Boy Who Lived.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: November 11th – December 3rd. Tickets: Get em here.
WALLCAST Concert: Poetic Reflections – Mark Wigglesworth returns with a poignant program featuring Britain’s finest musical geniuses. Edward Elgar’s First Symphony, and Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations. Igor Stravinsky paints a masterful mosaic in which winds and brass flow between fanfares, folk-tunes and a somber final chorale, all dedicated to the memory of Claude Debussy.
Where: New World Center and SoundScape Park. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, November 12th:
Miami Book Fair – First called Books by the Bay in 1984, the two-day street fair has evolved into the largest and finest book fair in America. Attendance grew steadily and, by the late 1990s, hundreds of thousands of book lovers were eagerly participating in the annual literary festival. Since then, the Fair has blossomed to encompass numerous special programs including Evenings With …, Ibero-American Authors Program, Children’s Alley, Student Literary Encounters and Antiquarian Annex.
Where: Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus. Time: November 12th – 19th. Tickets: Find out more here.
Monday, November 13th: