Culture Guide: September 16th – 30th

September 19, 2018admin



The time has come people, to say goodbye to summer in Miami. The days are already getting darker sooner, but that doesn’t mean we’ve got to be sad about it. It means cooler, sweeter nights are ahead of us. It means things like Darius Live at 1306, YoungArts Dance Residencies, and epic shows by names like Father John Misty at The Fillmore. We’ve got a lot to look forward to, here’s what:

Sunday, September 16th:

Reggae SundaysKulcha Shok Reggae Sundays A.K.A. Church is held at the beautiful outdoor venue Wynwood Yard. Live music from Red Lyte, and as always The Kulcha Shok Crew. Bands Play 6-7pm & 8-9pm, otherwise it’s DJ time with Lance-O vibing every 4-6pm. Every 4th Sunday is Kulcha Latino, with a focus on Spanish and Latin Reggae Music.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 2PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free.

Monday, September 17th:

Serving Up the BiZness – Gramps is serving up service industry discounts. Monday nights, from 9pm-2am. $5 Fernet, $5 Jameson, $5 Crown. 20% off Drafts, Wells, and Cocktails. Public service counts, too! Teachers, first responders, fire, police, City, County, etc.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, September 18th:

Terrestrial Funk – Terrestrial Funk is a local record label and shop operated by Miami New Times DJ of the Year, Brother Dan. Every Tuesday they showcase local DJs and operate their mobile record store on the front lot at Gramps. Party runs four to eight, 50% off drinks from four to seven.
Where: Gramps. Time: 4PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Almodovar II – Following the success of their recent retrospective of Spain’s revered filmmaker, Coral Gables Arts Cinema were deluged by requests for additional gems from Almodóvar’s middle period – some say his finest. Launching this limited one-week series will be Dark Habits (Entre tinieblas), the film that introduced the maverick director’s work in the US with its premiere at the first Miami Film Festival in 1984.
Where: Coral Gables Arts Cinema. Time: Multiple. Tickets: Get em here.

Soundbowl Healing with Marianna – Certified soundbowl practitioner, Marianna Lopez, will be leading the event with a series of soundbowls all aimed at breaking down stuck or blocked energy and recharging the body. This energetic breakdown will be reinforced with breathwork to create powerful release of old or stagnant energy that no longer serves the body.
Where: Bodhi Wellness Center. Time: 6:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Wednesday, September 19th:

Electric Groove & Speakerbox Present MIXING – MIXING is a concept party where things come together to become fused and combined into a wonderful, groovy, friendly, and fine gathering. Led by tune selectors, you can expect house music vibes and sexy grooves, perfect for dancing into the late hours. Come and join this wonderful celebration of life.
Where: The Dirty Rabbit. Time: 8PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Jazz at The Yard – Tables are pulled up near the stage for that jazzy club feel under the Eventstar Structures pavilion. Savor cocktails, as well as wine by the bottle or the glass from The Bar at The Yard, and bites from resident food concepts. Admission is free and the lawn is covered: Shows go on rain or shine. This series is curated by musician and co-founder of Guitars Over Guns, Chad Bernstein.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

BING with Miss TOTO – Play Bingo for FREE with your supreme hostessss: Miss Toto! Grab your dauber by the shaft to win drinks, swag, gift certificates, vinyl records, and more!! This event is so fabulous that it has been featured in international magazines (so if you haven’t made it yet, you are overdue).
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, September 20th:

Third Thursdays: Poplife Social ft. Laganja Estranja – YoungArts is taking over PAMM’s Poplife Social for a fabulous fan dance class and special performance on the terrace featuring Laganja Estranja. Throughout the evening, get creative with themed art-making, explore the galleries, and enjoy happy hour specials by Verde.
Where: PAMM. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Xaviera Simmons: Sundown – David Castillo Gallery is proud to present Sundown, Xaviera Simmons’ fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. The show features all new text paintings, photography, and sculpture.
Where: David Castillo Gallery. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.

A People’s History of South Florida SeriesThis program series looks at Miami’s history, from early settlers to its current evolution into a global city. Discussion points will include immigration, civil rights, gentrification, and other topics that help tell the story of the Magic City.
Where: HistoryMiami. Time: 6PM – 7:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Sofar Sounds Concert for Human Rights – Join Amnesty International Miami and Sofar Sounds for an intimate secret concert benefiting the human rights work of Amnesty International locally and globally. Enjoy local live music acts in a cozy environment while learning about ongoing human rights issues, from refugee and migrant rights to the political oppression and human rights abuses in Nicaragua and Venezuela.
Where: Coral Gables. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Electric Kif & Groove Orient at The Yard – Orlando meets Miami…come by for a night of great music with our city’s own Electric Kif and some of the funkiest cats in Florida: Groove Orient.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Carol Anderson: One Person, No Vote – From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling–and timely–history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.
Where: Books & Books. Time: 8PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Friday, September 21st:

Dan Colen Artist Lecture – American contemporary artist, Dan Colen will discuss his practice and experimental approach to materials, revealing his method of working across mediums that give focus to the ephemeral nature of everyday life. Using materials that might otherwise be overlooked, Colen creates contemplative works full of vibrant color.
Where: De la Cruz Collection. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Happy Hour at Madame Phuong – Come join food writer & blogger Elena V and Dade & Confused Entertainment for tiki drinks and 80s vibes at the Upper Eastside’s newest hot spot Madame Phuong, located inside Phuc Yea.
Where: Phuc Yea. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Laser Fridays – On the first and third Friday, Frost Science will be rocking out with a retro throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. From Pink Floyd to Daft Punk, they’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.
Where: Frost Science Museum. Time: 7PM – Midnight. Tickets: Get em here.

Darius (Live) – Slap & Tickle and Poplife are proud to bring you Darius live! The Roche Musique heavyweight returns to Miami to make his LIVE debut at 1306 Miami.
Where: 1306 Miami. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, September 22nd:

The Seaquarium’s 63rd Birthday Beach Cleanup – In honor of 63 years of Miami Seaquarium ocean entertainment, education and conservation, they are hosting a beach clean-up at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. There’s no better way to share this day than by helping make one of our local beaches a cleaner and safer place to be.
Where: Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Time: 8AM – 10AM. Tickets: Free.

NWS Open House, Presented by Baptist – The New World Symphony invites members of the general public to its home, the New World Center, to explore, listen and learn. Through this new event, they are delighted to welcome the community to make memories and to “Come Be Inspired” by sampling all NWS has to offer, experiencing it hands-on and up close.
Where: New World Center. Time: 9AM – 4:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Opening – 28°04’44″n 80°42’22″w28°04’44″N 80°42’22″W functions as a study of the topography of i-95 as a uniquity of Florida’s macro-architecture. Symbolically these spaces represent the unpopulated pockets of space that Thomas and his contemporaries commandeered as teenagers to seek the autonomy traditionally unavailable to minors. The spaces are activated through the inclusion of narrative elements pulled directly from Thomas’s personal history, highlighting the absurdities of his Floridian upbringing.
Where: and gallery. Time: 5PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Hillside Spirit Revival at Sons & Daughters WineryJoin Hillside Spirit Revival, Hello Elevator, and other special guests for a great night of music, food, wine, and fire pits! Invite your friends. You won’t want to miss this.
Where: Sons & Daughters Winery. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: $10 at the gate.

Juana Molina w/ Afrobeta – Opening set by Afrobeta Presented by Rhythm Foundation with support from Poplife99. Argentinian indie-folk-electronic star, Juana Molina, makes a rare Miami appearance coming off recent dates opening for David Byrne on the South American leg of his American Utopia Tour.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Tropico Vertigo – Warehouse Edition – You can now find Tropico Virgo in the dark recesses of Little Haiti for a very special one-off warehouse edition! Terence Tabeau, Patrick Walsh and Artime. B.Y.O.B.
Where: 229 NE 65th ST. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Run Lola Run (35mm) – A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride, Run Lola Run is the third film by director Tom Tykwer, a frequent collaborator of the Wachowski’s (Tywker co-directed Cloud Atlas and episodes of Sense8). Time is running out for Lola (Franka Potente). She’s just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who’s lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn’t replace the money in twenty minutes, Manni will be killed.
Where: Coral Gables Arts Cinema. Time: 11:30PM – 1:30AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, September 23rd:

Homegrown Bites, Brews & Bands – If it doesn’t have ties to the 305 you won’t find it here. Miami’s first indoor festival featuring live art, live music, DJs, and plenty of local craft brews from MIA, The TANK, CONCRETE, Funky Buddha, Wynwood and Veza Sur. Throw in some local vendors promoting all things 305–and, headliner and Miami IT-girl KAT DAHLIA and you got one heck of a par-tée.
Where: Watsco Center. Time: 12PM – 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, September 24th:

Wake Up Miami!PAXy continues to bring the arts into people’s everyday lives with another 20-event series of Wake up Miami! Celebrating our city’s talent with FREE Performances at the Government Center Station most Mondays starting at 8:30 am. Aldo Salvant Quartet.
Where: Government Center Station. Time: 8:30AM. Tickets: Free.

Full Moon Yoga at Deering Estate – Shakti is the ultimate feminine power of the universe. So, what better way to celebrate the greatness of this Shakti moon, than with these two extraordinary females in a power vinyasa yoga flow. Participants will create space through flexibility, balance and dynamic full body movements. Step onto your mat and into a fun night of community yoga with Melissa Callahanand Lizzy Chiappy. All levels are welcomed.
Where: Deering Estate. Time: 6:30PM – 7:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.

An Evening with Jose Andres – An Evening with JOSÉ ANDRÉS discussing We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time in conversation with Ana Navarro.
Where: MDC-Wolfson. Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Serving Up the BiZness – Gramps is serving up service industry discounts. Monday nights, from 9pm-2am. $5 Fernet, $5 Jameson, $5 Crown. 20% off Drafts, Wells, and Cocktails. Public service counts, too! Teachers, first responders, fire, police, City, County, etc.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, September 25th:

Executive Leadership Training – Executive Leadership Training designed to empower senior executives, middle managers and directors to reflect, recharge, and reemerge as visionary collective impact and collaborative leaders.
Where: Overtown Children & Youth Coalition. Time: 10AM – 4PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Terrestrial Funk w/ Yung Algebra – Terrestrial Funk is a local record label and shop operated by Miami New Times DJ of the Year, Brother Dan. Every Tuesday they showcase local DJs and operate their mobile record store on the front lot at Gramps. Party runs four to eight, 50% off drinks from four to seven.
Where: Gramps. Time: 4PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Wednesday, September 26th:

Interactive Drinks at Gramps – Interact with a Miami-Made video games from Interactive Initiative founders Jen Clay and Samuel Lopez de Victoria. Create your own video game characters. Get selfie-loaded on the Green Screen. And drink beer for a good cause! Pabst Blue Ribbon has generously offered to give all proceeds from PBR sales to Interactive Initiative, helping to fund education and programming for the non-profit start up.
Where: Gramps. Time: 176 NW 24th ST. Tickets: Free.

Jazz at The Yard – Tables are pulled up near the stage for that jazzy club feel under the Eventstar Structures pavilion. Savor cocktails, as well as wine by the bottle or the glass from The Bar at The Yard, and bites from resident food concepts. Admission is free and the lawn is covered: Shows go on rain or shine. This series is curated by musician and co-founder of Guitars Over Guns, Chad Bernstein.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Thursday, September 27th:

RAW POP UP LAB / Brickell City Centre –  RAW POP UP is pioneering the Interactive Art Movement (IAM). RAW POP UP / LAB is a multisensory experiment of art, music, technology, and performance art where guests take on a more active role. Thirty local and international creators and performers will collaborate as a collective for two weeks to transform a 11,500 square foot raw space into a multisensory experience for you to explore at Brickell City Centre.
Where: Brickell City Centre. Time: 6PM, September 27th – 30th. Tickets: Get em here.

Third Horizon Film FestivalThe third annual Third Horizon Film Festival (THFF) returns to Miami September 27-30, 2018, with a line-up of urgent new cinema from the Caribbean, its diaspora and beyond.
Where: PAMM & O Cinema Wynwood. Time: September 27th – 30th. Tickets: Get em here.

Creative Jam: Power of Words – Designed to help you tune into your inner monologue and realign it with your true goals and desires in a relaxed environment. You’re going for success, on purpose. Bring your willingness to explore, connect, have fun and get inspired. Meet other changemakers and gain a fresh perspective with peers across Miami’s creative community. Meet in Altamira Room, 6th floor.
Where: Venture Cafe Miami. Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Coral Gables Oktoberfest – The 24th annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest is back at the Fritz & Franz Bierhaus for two weekends of German-themed fun! Music, food and of course tons of beer.
Where: Bierhaus Plaza. Time: September 27th – 30th. Tickets: Free.

Double Stubble 4 Year Anniversary – An amazing night featuring a LIVE performance by Big Dipper! It is time to get LIT with the killer queens and foxy kings of Double Stubble! Always FUN / Always FREE. Live performance at 10:45pm by Big Dipper (L.A.). Drag shows at 10:00pm and 11:30pm Dang-Ho Yu Sickning, King Femme, Opulence, Persephone Von Lips.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Friday, September 28th:

Jay Jackson – Immersive Dance TheaterChoreographer, drag queen and LA-based activist Jay Jackson (2007 Winner in Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) premieres a new immersive dance theater work exploring non-binary identity and the gradient on which gender exists in contemporary society. Created during Jackson’s three-week residency at YoungArts, this original work will use text, vocal compositions, set design and choreography to create interactive spaces and moments for personal and group reflection in the iconic YoungArts Jewel Box.
Where: YoungArts Jewel Box. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Father John MistyFather John Misty will be performing at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, FL on Friday, September 28th.
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach. Time: Doors at 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The King and I – The lavish film version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein comes replete with evergreen gems such as “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Getting to Know You,” and “Shall We Dance?” The King and I won five Oscars (Actor, Music Score, Costume Design, Art Direction & Set Decoration and Sound) and was nominated for four more (Picture, Director, Actress and Cinematography).
Where: Coral Gables Arts Cinema. Time: Multiple Times. Tickets: Get em here.

Not Lost in Translation: An Evening with Rene Gonzalez – Architect Rene Gonzalez, former Wolfsonian advisory board member and longtime friend of the museum, introduces his new book “Not Lost in Translation,” followed by a conversation with director Tim Rodgers and book signing in The Wolfsonian Design Store. Responding to climate change, sustainability, and timeless design, Gonzalez’s local work includes CIFO Art Museum, GLASS, and Alchemist Boutique.
Where: The Wolfsonian-FIU. Time: 7PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Let there be lips! Watch ROCKY HORROR on 35MM. Every Final Friday at midnight. “Don’t dream it, be it.”
Where: Nite Owl Theater. Time: 11:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, September 29th:

Daybreaker MIA: Groovey Groove – On Saturday, September 29th, Daybreaker is coming together for fall kickoff with every bell and whistle to make it unmissable. Join them for a secret yoga and dance shindig inside. Yoga 10 – 11am, Dance Party 11am – 1pm, Live performances, special surprises & more. Free breakfast bites, coffee and healthy juices. If you’re joining for yoga, please bring a mat.
Where: The Barnacle Historic State Park. Time: 10AM – 1PM. Tickets: Get em here.

El Jardin’s Centennial Anniversary – Learn about El Jardin’s rich history with an open tour of the historical Coconut Grove building. Featuring a reading of the “Christmas in El Jardin” children’s book by local author Alejandra Elsesser Bunster, lecture by writer and researcher Iris Guzman Kolaya, and historical breakdown of El Jardin by professor of architecture at University of Miami Joanna Lombard.
Where: 3747 Main Highway. Time: 10AM – 1PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Customer Appreciation Day – Explore and shop at Downtown Coral Gables retailers! As a token of appreciation, participating retail and specialty stores will provide customers specials throughout the day.
Where: Downtown Coral Gables. Time: 10AM – 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

The Miami Record Fair – Brought to you by the kind folks at Terrestrial Funk and Gramps. The largest selection of records Miami has to offer. 28 tables covered in records from a slew of vendors from around South Florida. Family friendly, dog friendly, tens of thousands of records to dig through from private sellers and local shops. Gramps’ delicious cocktails and selection of beer, Pizza Tropical, Rare and exotic fruits and smoothies. Live music (YOU can dj at the record fair, they’ll be doing a signup sheet the day of starting at 11am.
Where: Gramps. Time: 12PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.

David Byrne: American Utopia Tour – American Utopia Tour David will be performing songs from his new album American Utopia (out March 9th), as well as classics from his solo career and days with the Talk Heads.
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Honey: A New Funk & Soul Party – It’s that time again for your monthly dose of Honey: a new monthly Funk & Soul party! This time Mango Hill Records brings you the entire roster (Excluding The Colossians, who are residing in San Miguel de Allende) for a extravagant night of Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogie, and Groove!
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 9PM – 4AM. Tickets: Free.

Danny Daze 12-Hour Birthday Set – This is as MIAMI as it gets and 12 hours is no joke. Croquetas, Cafecito, and pastelitos de guayaba should be in order. Enjoy them as you dance. LINK Miami Rebels proudly present: Danny Daze 12-hour BIRTHDAY SET! With support by LMR residents.
Where: Space Miami. Time: 11PM – 2PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, September 30th:

For Reel Film Fest – For Reel Pictures is a non-profit community of student filmmakers striving to make quality shorts and low budget, independent films. FRP is committed to helping greener artists gain hands on, real life experience in the film industry.
Where: 471 NW 3rd ST. Time: 4PM – 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Girls Lunchbox September Getty – This Girls Lunchbox is a Miami based, queer membership club, spearheaded by Octavia Yearwood and Najja Moon. The goal is to nurture a space for all queer creative womxn to convene. The Getty is a multi-disciplinary arts space making way for all spectrums of the social arc. Guests can engage in a variety of “snacks”: a large scale visual arts project, tuck themselves away in the writers room, or dance the night away to the sounds.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Cover photo by Merve Ozaslan.