Culture Guide: December 16th – 31st
December 18, 2017
After the gorgeous weather that has been flooding Miami these past few weeks, we know things are finally looking up and getting ready for some sweat-less times outside. Whether it’s holiday celebrations or just hanging with friends, our city has some quality goodness coming your way. Take a dive into the fun happenings we’ve spread for you:
Saturday, December 16th:
Wynwood: A History of Street Art – Join HistoryMiami Museum and explore one of Miami’s trendiest and most dynamic neighborhoods – the Wynwood Art District. Learn how this textile warehouse and immigrant neighborhood, formerly known as “Little San Juan,” is quickly becoming the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. Stroll past vast murals and various street art displays, as you listen to the history of graffiti from the advent of written language to today.
Where: Panther Coffee Wynwood. Time: 11:30AM – 1:45PM. Tickets: Free.
Shaking For Puerto Rico – The USBG Miami Chapter and Don Q Rum will bring our South Florida community together as they present Shaking For Puerto Rico. Title Sponsor, Don Q, will have Piña Coladas and Coquito shaken up by Miami’s favorite trio, The Cocktail Cartel. Puerto Rican style bites with a touch of Miami Sazon will also be served from local restaurants including Ariete, the newly opened Shelley’s in South Miami, and 27 Restaurant. Beam Suntory will also be on site with a traditional Caja China prepared by Ms. Cheezious.
Where: The Anderson Bar. Time: 1PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Let Me See You Disco – Strict Dress Code <to kill> Will Be Enforced: fur coats over lingerie, lip gloss, Jerry Hall side-swept hair, sequins, Patti Heart symbionese liberation army gear, rollerina chic, sheer harem pants, mini skirts and muscles, sequins, Grace Jones butch realness, bleached eyebrows, platinum records as head gear, gold lamé turbans, riding in on a white horse, slits, sky high stilettos, sequins, metal mesh. No flat shoes. No matte surfaces. No natural looks.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, December 17th:
Veuve Clicquot Puppy Brunch – That’s right, the Puppy Brunch is happening and this time in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot Champagne. it’s going to be just as amazing as it sounds! Bring your furry friend for a Sunday of bubbles, doggy fun, activities, and all the treats they can dream of.
Where: Margaret Pace Park. Time: 11AM – 3PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Sundays in the Park: A Musical Landscape – AIRIE presents a multi-sensory experience in celebration of the Everglades National Park’s 70th anniversary with “Still”
a 54 minute solo for piano played by Ashlee Mack and composed by James Romig, and live, site-specific painting by Harumi Abe.
Where: Artists in Residence in Everglades. Time: 2PM – 4PM. Tickets: Free.
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. For December Sweat is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of DR. DRE’s THE CHRONIC (1992)! Hear this hip hop essential like you never have before. To warm up they’ll be listening to PARLIAMENT’s seminal 1975 fourth album MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION.
Where: Sweat Records. Time: 5PM. Tickets: $10.
Mozart Meets Hemingway and Siudy Dance Theater – The South Florida Symphony Orchestra celebrates the opening of their 20th anniversary Masterworks Series with Mozart’s beloved Haffner Symphony, GRAMMY®-Winning cellist Zuill Bailey performing Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway, and the Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Company performing the sensuous music of Falla’s El amor brujo.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Monday, December 18th:
Nicaragua’s Spanglish Bar Takeover – Come get spicy and have a night of Latin flare at everyone’s favorite cocktail hang featuring guest mixologists, fun music, and of course, dancing.
Where: The Broken Shaker. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, December 19th:
The Creative Chapter – It tastes better when you close your eyes: Matthew Sherman, lululemon’s very own Lincoln Road ambassador and founder of jugofresh, will be leading an intimate conversation about breath, creativity, and life with artist Jenny Perez. Still the mind and access the deep layers of energy within the self as Megan Elizabeth, founder of Wynwood Yoga, guides us through a special breathwork session.
Where: MADE at The Citadel. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Terrestrial Funk – Join Terrestrial Funk and their limitless musical knowledge for their weekly get down at Gramps. Expressive, emotive, and invigorating music from your host, Brother Dan, and guests. ‘Sounds From Around The Globe’ every Tuesday from nine to one.
Where: Gramps Bar. Time: 9PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, December 20th:
Miami Design District Public Art Tours – Join the Miami Design District, in partnership with Arts Encounters, for a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art and architecture led by art critic, journalist and educator, Margery Gordon. Offered twice a month, the free tours are available during the Miami Design District’ monthly Sunday Family Day along with the last Wednesday of every month.
Where: 140 NE 39th ST. Time: 6PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
SPACEBALLS – Who cares about that other movie, you know the one everyone’s talking about in theaters. Witness SPACEBALLS, the rousingly hilarious spoof classic (1987), 2 shows. Presented by: Wizard Video.
Where: Secret Celluloid Society. Time: 8PM & 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Thursday, December 21st:
Chinese Lantern Festival – Broward County’s Central Regional Park will host a new and spectacular family friendly event this holiday season, the Chinese Lantern Festival produced by Hanart Culture. The 8-week Lantern Festival is a totally immersive experience among Chinese culture, multi-hued “The Wild” animal lantern displays, live entertainment, authentic Chinese food, hand-made gifts by Chinese craftspeople, and more.
Where: Central Broward Regional Park. Time: 5:30PM – 10PM, December 21st – January 15th. Tickets: Get em here.
Brickell City Centre Biergarten – Thanks to our friends at Brickell City Centre, spend the evening sipping on suds from a handful of your favorite local brews from Boxelder Craft Beer Market and cocktails by Mac’s Pubs all under the famously gorgeous modern architecture. Get down to the tunes of local acts like energetic Latin Funk outfit, Xperimento and indie rockers, Soulixer. Grab a bite from delicious Miami eateries and pop-ups like Miami Smokers, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, and Spris, partake in a patio game (or four) with your friends and drink in what makes this city so magical.
Where: 700 Brickell Avenue. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Die Hard (35mm) – The Bruce Willis Christmas classic is up on the screen just in time for the holiday season, so don’t miss out!
Where: Nite Owl Theater. Time: 11:59PM Dec 22nd & 10PM Dec 23rd. Tickets: Get em here.
Friday, December 22nd:
Holiday Concert Featuring Shelly Berg – Miami Design District Performance Series Presented by Knight Foundation heads to Palm Court in the Miami Design District for its weekly Friday night ensemble of live musical performances. Produced by 19-time Grammy© Award winning producer Emilio Estefan in collaboration with Maestro Eduardo Marturet (Miami Symphony Orchestra), the music series is offered FREE and open to the public.
Where: 140 NE 39th ST. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Saturday, December 23rd:
Yoli Mayor Holiday Show – Holiday joy swells and takes over The Yard’s Simple Vodka Stage with a special holiday live musical performance by Miami’s sweetheart and fave singer-songwriter Yoli Mayor. Yoli, “Miami’s grown vocal powerhouse” and an America’s Got Talent veteran, is a first-generation Cuban-American who embodies Miami’s young Latino generation with new-school vibes influenced by old-school legends like Celia Cruz.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Sunday, December 24th:
A Muppet Christmas Carol & A Christmas Carol (35mm) – Do some movie hopping after all your shopping with two of the most classic Christmas movies. Bring the whole family!
Where: Nite Owl Theater. Time: 12PM & 2PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Noche Buena at 27 Restaurant – Let 27 Restaurant & Bar & Chef Jimmy add a dash of Puerto Rican Flavor to your holiday feast! Join them for their Christmas Eve Feast, so you don’t have to wash a single dish.
Where: 27 Restaurant. Time: 6:30PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Free.
Monday, December 25th:
Chinese Food Take-Out Pop-Up – Let’s be real, Chinese food makes everyone jolly. Join The Shaker for their second annual Chinese Food Pop-up this Chrismukkah! 27 Restaurant & Bar will be closed for dinner, but The Shaker will be serving up all of your Chinese Take-out cravings for one night only.
Where: The Broken Shaker. Time: 6PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, December 27th:
Churchill’s Pub Presents – Churchills Pub Presents a night full of electronic bliss, with a diverse local electronic-based line up including local acts like X3SR, Hero Named Nerd, BayRan, Lamebot, DJ Nightvision.
Where: Churchill’s Pub. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free before 10PM, $10 after.
Thursday, December 28th:
Free Holiday Kundalini Workshop – Learn the ancient principles of mudra vigyan. The wisdom of the universe is literally encoded in your hands. This workshop will explore the use of easy and highly effective mudras and mantras for a variety of purposes and healing benefits. Harnessing the abundance of sensory motor reflex points that are present in our hands, fingers, mouth and tongue we begin to resonate our central nervous system in it truest and subtlest sensory capacities.
Where: Inhale Miami. Time: 7PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Friday, December 29th:
MACY Gray’s XMAS Hangover – Live performance by Macy Gray just in time for the holidays. Catch the timeless performer accompanied by burlesque Dancers and dinner for 2 shows and one night only.
Where: Faena Miami Beach. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Talib Kweli/ Cash Only’s 1 Year Anniversary – It’s the Cash Only 1 Year Anniversary Weekend! Come jam to the incomparable MC and artist, Talib Kweli up in Las Olas featuring G Funk and a whole lot of other goodness to celebrate the momentous occasion.
Where: Cash Only. Time: 9PM – 4AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Hot Chip (DJ Set) – Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor, of indie electronic band Hot Chip, perform one of their infamous DJ sets as part of our New Years weekend program at The Ground at Club Space. With a special warm up by Dude Skywalker.
Where: The Ground. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday, December 30th:
Give n Groove – Head to the historic Dance Pavilion at the beautiful Virginia Key Beach Park as we reunite with old friends, reminisce on the memories created this year, and look towards the future while raising awareness (and money, obviously) for a good cause. All profits from this event will be going to Fort Lauderdale’s Kids in Distress, which aims to help at risk youth better their situations.
Where: Virginia Key Park. Time: 12PM – 5PM. Tickets: $10 suggested donation.
Sunday, December 31st:
NYE 2018 at Broken Shaker – Say goodbye to 2017 and prepare for the ultimate NYE in Miami! Grab your crew and enjoy the ultimate party packages from the Broken Shaker & 27 Restaurant & Bar. Jam to DJ Keen Oner at Broken Shaker!
Where: The Broken Shaker. Time: 6:30PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get more info here.