#PrismPicks: What To Do May 1st – 15th

May 1, 2015admin

Now that the whole “It’s Gonna Be May” N’SYNC puns have subsided (although they’re still worth a giggle), we can get down to the real business of this city: great happenings. We’re kicking off our new bi-weekly cultural guide series, bringing you our top pick for music, art, film, fitness and more. Take a look and get RSVP’ing!

Friday, May 1st:

Lively Steps NAH/NO Pop-Up Party – MCAD’s Miami Foundation Public Space Challenge Project featuring sounds by DJ Woozles and Dani Champagne, visuals by Yung Algebra, plus complimentary booze by Ziobaffa Wines and Lucky Buddha Beer.
Where: Miami Center for Architecture & Design. Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, May 2nd:

Books & Books hosts Independent Bookstore Day at their Coral Gables location with live music, author events, all-day happy hour, scavenger hunt, bookstore and cafe discounts and more. Free mimosas with purchase at the bookstore on Miami Beach location.
Where: Books & Books Coral Gables. Time: 9:00AM – 10:00PM. Tickets: Free.

Sunday, May 3rd:

Topless Yoga by Emily Nolan – An inspiring non-profit event that inspired communities all over the world to embrace their true selves through movement in physical activities, like yoga. Enjoy a rejuvenating session, shirts off, for both men and women + speak to the beautiful soul behind it all. Also, it’s sponsored by LuluLemon…
Where: Peter Tunney Experience. Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Monday, May 4th:

Northside Innovation Meetup – “For Good: The Value of Social Entrepreneurship”. Powered by Dell and Intel, The LAB Miami has brought together some of today’s the brightest minds to discuss sustainable and socially minded startups. Entrepreneurs, accelerators, and community leaders will breakdown what social change and urban living means to them.
Where: MAPS Backlot. Time: 6:30PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: RSVP.

Tuesday, May 5th:

A+E Performance Pavilion produced by Miami’s Independent Thinkers and pre-show happy hour hosted by Tropicult. Enjoy drink specials including $4 margaritas for a Cinco de Mayo treat before being amazed with provocative aerial acts, risky burlesque, and interactive crowd games. Pretty show-stopping way to spend a Tuesday.
Where: Canvas lot. Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Happy Hour) 8:00PM – 10:00PM (Show). Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Friday, May 8th:

Mat Kearney at Revolution Live. Enjoy the unique stylings of the Nashville-based musician whose sharp lyrics will pierce a hole into your soul. In a good way. Opening for him will be Judah & the Lion, which will definitely be a show-starter.
Where: Revolution Live. Showtime: 7:00PM (Doors). Ticket: Get them.

Romeo and Juliet Outside the Box presented by YoungArts. Two YoungArts alumni, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Theatre) and Andrew Hevia (Cinematic Arts) will bring together some of Miami’s electric performance artists, including dancers from the Miami City Ballet and Gentry George, appearing courtesy of Peter London Global Dance Project, to recreate an interactive evening inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
Where: YoungArts Campus. Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM. Tickets: RSVP Recommended – otb@youngarts.org.

Monday, May 11th:

Mantra Monday Yoga at The Freehand Hostel. Every Monday, enjoy a soothing yoga session on the beach across from The Freehand (Broken Shaker for you socialites) with locals and hostel-stayers alike. After the class, head back over to The Freehand and take in some Happy Hour specials. Just show up with a towel and positive energy. Also clothes.
Where: The Freehand Hostel (Beach). Time: Every Monday at 6:00PM. Tickets: RSVP at the Front Desk (Free).

Tuesday, May 12th:

The Acoustic Carpet series featuring charming tunes by the beloved Raffa Jo Harris and a crowd-pleasing opening set by Keith Johns, both skillful locals. Hosted by WLRN’s Michael Stock, enjoy complimentary brew by Mad Chiller and organic bites by 221 Cafe in an outdoor living room set for this wonderful performance.
Where: Canvas lot. Time: 7:30PM – 10:00PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Thursday, May 14th:

Dance Band Night presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Embarking on a new event series, part concert, part dance lesson, The North Beach Bandshell will become a ballroom under the stars on the second Thursday of every month. Featuring the Jazz sounds of The French Horn Trio and lessons by world champion team, Yuval and Julia.
Where: The North Beach Bandshell. Time: 7:00PM. Tickets: Free w/ a suggested $5 donation.