Culture Guide: February 16th – 29th

February 16, 2016admin

Like Miami’s weather, there is no such thing as multiple “seasons” in the culture scene. It’s just one on-going roulette of interactive experiences that quenches the thirst of every creative mind. Our city’s been killing it in the event and happening game–hitting film, music, art, and community on the content level with ease. And as we approach the end to another month of the year, we have much to look forward to every single night.

From film screenings, to music festivals, from podcasts to art fairs, February’s going out with a bang, and not just because it has one extra day this year. Take a look at our latest culture serving leading up to the leap-iest of years:

Tuesday, February 16th:

Spanish Craft Beer & Cheese Pairing – The Miami Women of Craft Beer, Iberian Beer United and Boxelder invite you to an evening of Spanish craft beer and cheese sampling. Enjoy a selection of Spanish craft beer and cheese pairings carefully chosen by Jessica Garcia-Agullo, Owner and Director Iberian Beer United LLC all in the quaint vibes of Boxelder craft beer market in Wynwood.
Where: Boxelder Craft Beer Market – 2825 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 6:30pm. Tickets: $15,

Free DJ Lesson + Open House – Are you interested in music production? Dreaming of Djing? Join Scratch Academy for a free, interactive Open House and check out the training they offer every day. Participate in a hands-on lesson, get familiar with the equipment, meet their knowledgeable faculty, learn about available courses & Certification Programs, and ask their staff questions.
Where: Scratch DJ Academy – 450 NW 28th ST. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Wednesday, February 17th:

The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be | Opening Reception – The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be examines violence and man-made atrocities in general and reflects how the future before us looks bleak and far from what we envisioned the 21st century to be. Without explicit and violent scenes, the works in the exhibition challenge the viewer to think about the violence that we humans have triggered and continue to inflict in this world. Curated by Susan Caraballo and featuring works by Octavio Abúndez, Ananké Asseff, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker and more.
Where: ArtCenter South Florida – 924 Lincoln Rd. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

SoundTrek Yoga – Travel the galaxy and beyond with Ansa Yoga’s Jennifer Pansa on this unique and innovative journey of flowing movement and sound. Immerse yourself with a pair of Sound-Off noise-isolating wireless LED headphones while DJ Brad Strickland takes you on a musical ride and enjoy a special collaboration with Alexander Cohen. Join Frost Science to gaze at the moon and stars with its astronomy staff and telescopes, and get a preview of the new museum, opening later this year in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. Unwind with Suja cold-pressed juice, ZICO Coconut Water, Matcha green tea from Orteas, and more.
Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Sold Out (Walk-ins welcome once RSVPs are accommodated).

Thursday, February 18th:

PAMM Third Thursdays – Enjoy a live performance by pop, electrofunk duo XAXO made up of brother Day and Johnny “Johnny Echo” Julca, the local multi-instrumentalist duo. Purchase happy hour drink and food specials or make reservations at Verde restaurant, and partake in art-making for prizes. Powered by #BecksUrbanCanvas and Beck’s Beer.
Where: The Perez Art Museum – 1103 Biscayne BLVD. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival – The famous outdoor festival is back for its 5th year! For FOUR days the festival will feature: 50+ bands including headliners like Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Donna the Buffalo, and The Family Stone, plus local favorites like Afrobeta, Spam Allstars, Suenalo, Magic City Hippies and more. Check out 4 stages, on-site beach camping, a Sustainability Fair & Expo, GrassRoots Kid’s Village, GrassRoots World Café, handmade crafts from local vendors, live art, and the GrassRoots Healing Arts Area with yoga & meditation workshops, massage, and more. Phew!
Where: Historic Virginia Key Beach Park – 4020 Virginia Key Beach Dr. Time: Feb. 18th – 21st. Tickets: Get em here.

Listening Party with KLANGBOX.FM – The heavy-hitters of Miami’s underground music scene also happen to be the brilliant ears behind Klangbox.FM: Patrick Walsh and Laura (of Miami). Join them as they jam the night away paired with delicious cocktails at one of the city’s newest bars.
Where: Bar at 1306 – 1306 N Miami Ave. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Friday, February 19th:

Olé! A Night of Flamenco with The Arsht Center – In anticipation of The Adrienne Arsht Center’s 9th Annual Flamenco Festival, experience a night of Flamenco performances featuring moments of show-stopping dance and a special live duel of Flamenco guitars with Luis Mejia (Guitar), Martin Viana (Percussion), and Fito Espinola (Guitar). Enjoy Spanish-themed dishes from the culinary pop-ups on-site, sip on Sangria selections by Thyme Bar featuring Spanish Sidra & Spanish Sherries.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 70 NW 29th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Saturday, February 20th:

Free Concert: The Lee Boys – Commemorate Black History Month with The Lee Boys, an African American sacred steel group. Don’t miss this uplifting performance of passionate, soaring music rooted in African American gospel and featuring the pedal steel guitar. Come experience the sacred sounds of a band that has performed at venues such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and Austin City Limits.
Where: HistoryMiami – 101 W Flagler ST. Time: 2PM – 3PM. Tickets: Free.

MIA Beer Co. 1 Year Anniversary & Can Release – The local brew outfit is turning 1 and can’t wait to celebrate with you! Join them for some great craft beer from breweries all over the state and country, food by The Magic Box, Miami Smokers, Mr. PB&J and more, plus tunes by Otto von Schirach and DJ Juan Luv, comic book pop-ups, and the launch of their new cans!
Where: MIA Beer Co. – 10400 NW 33rd ST. Time: 2PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

HELLO DALi – A select group of artists took up the challenge of creating artwork as an homage to Dalí. Each artist incorporated an image of Salvador Dalí’s face within the work along with some element of Dalí’s ideas. Their work will be shown this Saturday, during the Bird Road Art Walk. This is a great opportunity to dress-up as elegantly as you wish or as surreal as you want to be and take a look at how multiple local artists have reimagined the work of one of the world’s most influential artists.
Where: Second Floor, 4229 SW 75 Ave. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Electric Pickle 7 Year Anniversary – The Electric Pickle Co. has been an underground dance music institution for a solid 7 years now and they couldn’t have lasted this long without their extended family of crazy Pickle supporters. To celebrate their birthday they’re bringing some of their longtime friends with tons of surprises yet to be announced! The night will dance to the tunes of Soul Clap, Doc Martin, and more. They’ll be spending the night in El Bolero Room before bringing the party outdoors on the newly sheltered Pickle Patio for a Get Lost-style daytime rager complete with gourmet breakfast served at 7AM.
Where: The Electric Pickle – 2826 N Miami Ave. Time: 9PM – 3PM (Next Day). Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, February 21st:

Feast Miami #6 – Artists & small arts organizations were invited to present a simple proposal for an art project. A group of panelists selected the finalists to present their project at FEAST. The eventgoers will vote for the project to be funded. The projects are innovative, feasible and impact the community. The meals will be healthfully prepared with organic ingredients by Chef Loren Pulitzer as a series of vegan pop-up events at art venues to financially support new & emerging creative projects.
Where: MADE at the Citadel – 8325 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Tuesday, February 23rd:

Canvas Miami GroundBreaking Celebration – NR Investments is proud to announce that Canvas Miami is finally breaking ground and you’re invited to the inaugural celebration. Jam to live performances by The French Horn featuring Shira Lee, and Xperimento’s Latin Funk rhythms. Partake in a community-style asado by Fiorito Restaurant, sip cold brews by Vice City Bean + hand-crafted cocktails, and indulge in complimentary s’mores. Plus, the air will be filled with celebrations and reminiscing on the hard work of the past year. Magical moments will happen, people.
Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Wednesday, February 24th:

I’m Not Gonna Move to LA – Every first Wednesday of the month, FilmGate Miami gathers up Florida filmmakers for an awesome screening of local short films. For those of you who have been, you know, there is no better place to meet fellow storytellers, actors and industry professionals. For those who have yet to come, talk about movies over tasty free beer by Concrete Brewery. Help choose the BEST AUDIENCE AWARD and present the JUDGE’S PICK – two Pink Kraken Awards going to two (or one) talented filmmakers!
Where: O, Cinema Miami Beach – 500 71st ST. Time: 6:30PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Drunken Crafts – Bi-monthly social gathering of makers and crafters, for the curious beginner or the hobbyist. Every other Wednesday, get your hands dirty at The Wynwood Yard, all while imbibing garden-inspired cocktails and enjoying happy hour drink specials on craft beer and wine. Join in for the second edition with Craft Master and Street Artist, DaveL while learning watercolor and doodles. The food pop-ups, including della Test Kitchen, Arabian Knife, Dim Ssam A Gogo and Myumi, will all be open as well. $7 Beers, $8 Cocktails, $5 PBRs.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 70 NW 29th ST. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Thursday, February 25th:

FilmGate Kick-Off – The launch of one of Miami’s most innovative independent film outlets will sure to be one for the books. It will be an immersive evening of light and ephemeral stimulation under the stars, seasoned with titillating costumed performers and dazzling visual effects by Circumplex. Your experience with Circumplex will be intriguing and enlightening, and certainly delightful. Circumplex uses science and technology to reveal the strings that connect you to your world. With musical guests Canadian artsits Maylee Todd and Rich Aucoin.
Where: The Deauville Miami Beach – 6701 Collins Ave. Time: 7PM – 12AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Rooftop Unplugged Sessions ft. Brika – The crowd-favorite Rooftop Unplugged Sessions are back! Swing by The Filling Station Lofts pool deck for an awe-inspiring view of the A+E District while the local soulful singer, Brika, takes the stage for a live performance you won’t want to miss. Enjoy hand-crafted sips to wash down the city’s magic.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Sold Out (Walk-ins will be welcome after RSVPs are accommodated).


Never-Before-Soon Photographs of David Bowie – Markowicz Fine Art is partnering with award-winning, international fashion and celebrity photographer and director Markus Klinko for the grand reveal of never-before-seen photos of the beloved, international pop culture legend and fashion icon, David Bowie. Klinko has created the iconic album cover for Beyoncé’s “Dangerously in Love,” and Mariah Carey’s “The Emancipation of Mimi.” Get to meet the photographer and see the influential artist up close and personal.
Where: Markowicz Fine Art – 110 NE 40th ST. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP at rcastro@thedanaagency.

Friday, February 26th:

Rocky Horror Picture Show – O Cinema celebrates the 40th Anniversary of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with monthly screenings of the film at O Cinema Miami Beach! Join them for a fantastically fun night where you don’t just watch the film, but you become part of the cast! Singing, hooting, hollering, and quoting along are not only allowed but encouraged. So come dressed in costume or just your favorite outfit and bring your own bag of props for the film, (but no water or open flames will be allowed).
Where: O, Cinema Miami Beach. Time: 11:30PM – 2AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, February 27th:

String Theory /// Doors of Perception – 305 hometown heroes Afrobeta take the stage at Miami’s first iteration of “String Theory”, a connective and collective experimental installation by the Superfine! House of Art & Design team happening in conjunction with “Doors of Perception”. Get creative and yarn bomb your friends and enemies. Use your string to interact with points of interest within the cavernous 15,000 square foot raw space and connect to the dozens of doors painted by local artists like Atomik, Trek6, and more. All doors will also be for sale.
Where: Superfine! House of Art & Design – 8300 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Jazz at WDNA – Drummer and composer, Rodolfo Zuniga, releases North Star, his second album with his band, Surfaces. WDNA is thrilled to host the official CD Release concert for RZ Surfaces! Surfaces Band: Dave Fernandez-Saxophone, Derek Fairholm-Piano and Fender Rhodes, Eric England-Double Bass,
Rodolfo Zuniga-Drums. You can live stream the event here.
Where: WDNA Radio Station – 2921 Coral Way. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Reservations recommended 305.662.8889

Sunday, February 28th:

Sundays in the Park – Connect and Inspire continues in the Everglades National Park with Fellow Jason Hedges’ debut of “Scarred Flat”, a scaled recreation of a damaged seagrass flat mowed into the lawn in front of the Visitors Center. Hedges will discuss environmental stewardship at noon in the breezeway, then lead a walk with guests through the installation. Follow the Guy Bradley Trail where small Airie reproductions will be seen and discussed along the way to the outdoor amphitheater facing the Florida Bay. T. Wheeler Castillo and partner Emile Milgrim play sounds recorded during Wheeler Castillo’s residency entitled ‘Transducing the Imperceptible Wetlands.’ For the National Park Service Centennial Anniversary, this project explores and documents what has been conserved of the Everglades through preservation, including the use of an illuminated transducing microphone built for the artists’ time at Airie.
Where: Artists in Residence – Everglades National Park. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.