Culture Guide: Oct 16th – 31st

October 16, 2015admin

So we’re still knee-deep in wet season floods but some things are changing to ramp up for the fall. All eyes are on Basel already but we’re still celebrating the end of Summer and the oncoming season of fresh air (where ya at, tho?) with an entirely new catwalk of trendy events, all of which deserve their time to shine. There’s crayons, and film festivals, and even the real Picasso! October is killing it and if you’re not out and about experiencing it on the nightly, don’t say our city doesn’t have culture.

No, this serving of our Culture Guide isn’t Halloween heavy (okay there are a few costume-heavy events), but as usual, it’s slammed with diverse happenings that will inspire the creative monster inside each and every one of you. So grab something to drink, relax, and let your cultural thirst get quenched:

Friday, October 16th:

Picasso’s “La Tauromaquia” – The largest exhibit in Bakehouse Art Complex’s history opens tonight with the 26-etching collection of Pablo Picasso’s ode to the art of bullfighting. Come by for tapas, wine, and live music by Javier Garcia to celebrate the beauty behind Catalan culture at one of the city’s greatest creative hubs.
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex – 561 NW 32nd ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get them here.

Saturday, October 17th:

Wanderlust 108 Triathlon – This “mindful triathlon” brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5k run, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation — but with a twist. Unlike most triathlons, they place community above competition, inner peace above power, and self-awareness above strength. “We prefer slow food to fast run times. For us, winning is measured in laughs shared and new friends made.”
Where: Virginia Key Beach. Time: 8AM – 4PM. Tickets: Get them here.

Afrobeta & Friends Mooncake Jam – One of Miami’s favorite bands is celebrating the release of their latest album, Dream About You, this weekend with a mini festival featuring local legends like Telekinetic Walrus, Jesse Jackson, OIGO, Chantil Dukhart and so many more. Plus, grub and drinks by Afrohead Rums & Concrete Beach, live art, a silent listening station, photo booths galore! Rhythm Foundation knows how to welcome great vibes.
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Sunday, October 18th:

Brunch w/ Maggie Dunlap: &gallery will be hosting a Sunday brunch at the space to honor Maggie and talk candidly with her about her show, currently being exhibited. She will be communicating through a projection/virtual meeting that allows for another opportunity for one-on-one discussion with the artist, but also provides a chance for anyone to participate in the event in person or virtually. Swing by and talk deep!
Where: &gallery – 6306 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 11:30AM. Tickets: Just pass by.

HIT Week: Unexpected Sounds from Italy – Each year, HIT Week brings us fresh Italian music that is ‘more than Mafia movie soundtracks and maudlin mandolin’, and each year is a revelation. Discover new music from Italy, sample delicious Italian cuisine and wine – a highlight in a month celebrating Italian culture. Music by emerging Italian acts: Kalascima, Chiara Civello, and LE Cardamomo.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 6PM (Doors). Tickets: Free & open to the public.

Wednesday, October 21st:

Caffeinated Conversations – The Arts + Entertainment District is unveiling their newest event series with a creative discussion panel! The first subject: Chinese business etiquette with influential speakers from Miami’s Confucius Institute and the Chinese Business Association of Miami-Dade, moderated by The New Tropic. Coffee and treats provided by Vice City Bean.
Where: Canvas – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 8:30AM – 11AM. Tickets: RSVP Here.

“Let’s get Cray” (Crayons That Is) – “Beer Speaks, People Color.” Lagunitas comes to The Riverside Market for a weird night at featuring adult coloring books, a Caricature Artist Sean Gardner cranking out 20 drawings per hour, a special showing of Alice in Wonderland, and limited release beers from Lagunitas plus crowd-favorite flavors. Awake your inner child while sipping on some of the best brews.
Where: The Riverside Market – 608 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free!

Thursday, October 22nd:

Miami Clips Beer & Film Tour – Clips Beer and Film Tour is a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show that’s coming to 20 cities coast-to-coast, including Miami. Taking their love for beer and film fans, they put them together in this one-of-a-New-Belgium-kind event. You’ll up to 17 varieties of their most esoteric beers – and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. And good news – 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit Urban Oasis Project.
Where: Margaret Pace Park. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Open to the public.

The Moth Mainstage in Miami: Bait and Switch – The Moth Mainstage is a staple of the literary and art scenes in New York City and Los Angeles, but also tours throughout the United States and abroad. On the road, favorite storytellers from past Moth shows share the stage with local voices. This is the first Moth Mainstage in Miami and is brought to us by WLRN 91.3 FM.
Where: Olympia Theater – 174 E Flager ST. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get them here.

GEMS Miami International Film Festival – Although it runs from the 22nd – 25th, the Opening Night of GEMS will feature the Florida Premiere of Brooklyn, Starring Atonement’s Saoirse Ronan, based on the Colm Tóibín bestselling novel. Begin the night with the pre-screening party at Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center with cocktails, hearty culinary selections, and a live 1950s tribute band to set the scene for Brooklyn’s time period.
Where: Tower Theater – 1508 SW 8th ST. Time: 5:30PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Get them here.

Saturday, October 24th:

Halloween Pool Party w/ New Tropic – Pre-celebrate the holiday with an afternoon of zombie flamingos, floaties, music, drink specials, Halloween candy, costumes, and more. Enjoy tunes by DJ Brian Jones, BBQ by Miami Smokers, Perrier, Costume contest & prizes — the shindig is first come first serve so make sure to dress up and arrive early!
Where: The Vagabond Hotel – 7301 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 1PM – 6PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Symphony After Hours: Magic City Art Explosion – Come celebrate our city’s creativity with infectious live beats by Magic City Hippies, live artist demos and more. Enjoy an open bar by Bacardi and bites & coffee by Mad Chiller. Check out some of the best art in one of the city’s most influential creative hubs, celebrating all things local talent. Partners with Friends of the New World Symphony.
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex. Time: 9:30PM – 12:30PM. Tickets: Get them here.

Red Bull Music Academy Presents: United States of Bass – You’ve seen the infamous butts painted on a cut-out poised perfectly for photo opportunities outside Coyo taco… Red Bull Music Academy will take Miami by storm with a celebration of the history of Bass music. Expect heavy bass, 808 beats, breakneck bombs and one nation under…BASS. With a lineup featuring Uncle Luke, DJ Craze, Egyptian Lover and so many more.
Where: Gramps – 176 NW 24th ST. Time: 10PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get them here.

YogArt Rocks in the Miami Design District – YogArt Rocks in the Design District Presented by Château D’Esclans and The Sacred Space Miami is a funky and unique yoga experience that is happening every fourth Wednesday evening of the month and includes live music, healthy treats and beverages. To mark the start of this unique series there will be a special performance by an 11-piece Brass Fellows Ensemble from the New World Symphony.
Where: Palm Court – 140 NE 39th ST. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get them here.

Friday, October 30th:

Bay Skate – After postponing their 9/25 date due to potentially unsafe weather, Bay Skate is still coming back with an extra special Halloween edition. It’s time to let your funk out and light up the magic city once again.
The FREE event is created by brothers Alex & Marcos Macias, and their integrated creative content & brand development agency Macias Creative, and is in support of activating our public parks, giving back to our local community, and a desire to bring a one-of-a-kind roller skating and music experience for all to enjoy. No reason to miss it.
Where: Bayfront Park. Time: 5PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free!

Friday, October 30th – November 1st:

Suwannee Hulaween – Spend your Halloween under the pines and oak trees at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park with headliners liker String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights, ODESZA, Chance the Wrapper, STS9 and so much more. The holiday’s theme is “Ghoul Train” so get ready to let the monsters of funk out all weekend long. Light instillations around the Spirit lake, organic activations, it’s the most magical time of the year.
Where: Spirit of the Suwannee – Live Oak, FL. Time: Oct 30th – Nov 1st. Tickets: Get them here.