Culture Guide: October 1st – 15th

October 1, 2017admin

Bring out the Hocus Pocus memes because October is finally here. And although the re-introduction of everything “Pumpkin Spice” might be crowding the newsphere, the city hasn’t skipped a beat in bringing out some serious culture to kick off the fall season. There’s internationally-acclaimed film screenings at Tower Theater, Hurricane Relief Efforts, III Points Music Festival’s triumphant return, and Nu Deco Ensemble’s third season launch. Check out what else the first half of the month has in store:

Sunday, October 1st:

Free Oceanfront Meditation ClassCome for a guided journey towards finding your center. By training in meditation, you create an inner space and clarity that enables you to make your mind calm and peaceful. If your mind is peaceful, you will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and you can begin to experience true happiness. Prior attendance of first class not necessary.
Where: Hollywood North Beach Park. Time: 8:30AM – 9:30AM. Tickets: Free.

Proper House Music BBQProper House is proud to be brining back, due to high demand, the Proper House BBQ. This will be a special b2b event with both Orlando and Miami DJs playing till the sun goes down. Come eat, drink and dance with the entire Proper House crew and its partners. You will enjoy a day in the park with some amazing people and $10 all you can eat Brazilian BBQ.
Where: Quiet Waters Park – 401 S Powerline Rd, Deerfield Beach. Time: 11AM – 8PM. Tickets: $10.

Candida Cosmica #atAndersonJoin the KLANGBOX.FM family Sunday October 1st #atTheAnderson! LiNEUP: Dude Skywalker, Laura of Miami, and Patrick Walsh.
Where: The Anderson – 709 NE 79th ST. Time: 6PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free.

Flaming Classics: Hocus Pocus 35mmCast out by Salem society and burned at the stake, The Sanderson Sisters return centuries later for revenge and find themselves anachronistically placed in modern society. Ironically, it is their quest for youth and beauty that makes them unacceptable to the community despite the source of the quest being fueled by societal pressures placed upon women. A family friendly edition of FLAMING CLASSICS.
Where: Bill Cosford Cinema – 5030 Brunson Dr. Time: 8PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, October 2nd:

Tech Beats & Bytes – There are leaders and then there are SUPER leaders. Meet some of the super leaders of the Miami community. Guest superheroes Chris Caines of Knight Foundation, Rebecca Fishman Lipsey and Alia Mahmoud of Radical Partners. With your amazing hosts LaToya Stirrup & Michael Hall.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Free Tasting #2: Power HourWarm up for Grovetoberfest 2017 with a special FREE tasting at Bougainvillea’S Old Florida Tavern, showcasing some extra rarities you can’t even get at Grovetoberfest. Come hang at this free event, with tons of retro video games, giveaways, and special Grovetoberfest bonuses you can only get at Bougie’s!
Where: Bougainvillea’s Old Tavern – 7221 SW 58th ST. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, October 3rd:

Taco Tuesday ThrowdownSouth Florida’s tastiest local taco vendors, each selling their own menu of delights and each featuring $2 tacos for the avid taco-hopper. Three of Miami’s favorite foodies will decide on South Florida’s Best Taco in a friendly competition where we all win! Dance along to Miami’s favorite electronic pop-duo, Afrobeta, who will take the stage for a spicy-cool live performance.
Where: Canvas – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

CineKink: MiamiA special evening of films that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality will screen as CineKink, “the kinky film festival,” hits Miami for a hot, one-night stand!
Where: O Cinema Wynwood – 90 NW 29th ST. Time: 8PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Terrestrial Funk – The weekly funky get down at Gramps. Expressive, emotive, and invigorating music from your host, Brother Dan, and guests. Every Tuesday from nine to one. ‘Sounds From Around The Globe’
Where: Gramps – 176 NW 24th ST. Time: 9PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free.

Wednesday, October 4th:

Contemporary Architecture in EthiopiaLearn about African modernism from architectural historian David Rifkind. The last two decades have seen an extraordinary amount of experimentation in the built environment of the Horn of Africa, where booming cities like Addis Ababa boast a diverse range of striking new buildings.
Where: Miami Design Preservation League – 1001 Ocean Dr. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Thursday, October 5th:

A People’s History of South Florida A new program series about 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. In their first program, hear accounts from local community members about their immigration experiences, including the challenges and opportunities they faced after coming to the United States.
Where: HistoryMiami Museum – 101 W Flagler ST. Time: 6PM – 7:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Jack JohnsonThe former pro surfer has added 2017 tour dates through North America, which will be his first tour since 2014. The newly added shows are scheduled to begin on September 27 and wrap up on October 5. The opening act on these dates will be Bahamas. These are in addition to his previously announced concerts in which he is currently touring.
Where: Coral Sky Amphitheater – 601-7 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Unbranded Brewing Co BBQ & Tasting Unbranded Brewing Co. is bringing their beer and BBQ (Julian is fresh off of a stint at Killen’s BBQ) to Wynwood! Get there October 5th for brisket and beer from Hialeah’s soon to open brewery. Tickets are $20 and include one serving of food and tasters of Unbranded beer. Proceeds will be donated to Operation USA’s Hurricane Irma fund.
Where: Boxelder Craft Beer Market – 2817 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: $20.

Tropical Malaise: Prologue at New World Symphony – Tropical Malaise: Prologue is a site-specific film by Miami-based artist Domingo Castillo examining life on earth 500 million years into the future— post-human existence. The premiere screening will take place at the WallCast in Soundscape Park, designed by international landscape architecture firm West8, positioned adjacent to the New World Center designed by Starchitect Frank Gehry in Miami Beach.
Where: New World Center – 500 17th ST, Miami Beach. Time: 8PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Full Moon Night Swim & Pop – UpsNothing is better in summer than swimming under the moonlight. Come take a dip and up your style game while sipping Shaker cocktails.
Where: The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami – 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.

Rock You Like a Hurricane Benefit for Puerto Rico – Hurricane Benefit show for Puerto Rico. All proceeds go directly to benefitting the victims of Hurricanes Irma & Maria. Performances by: Haochi, The State Of, Monterrey and more.
Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 3AM. Tickets: $10.

Friday, October 6th:

Laser FridaysStarting in October, you can catch the laser light shows twice a month in the Frost Planetarium—permanently. On the first and third Friday of each month, rock out with a retro throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. From Pink Floyd to Beyoncé 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 Museum of Science – 1101 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 7PM – 1AM. Tickets: Get em here.

SAFE 10 – Celebrate 10 years of incredible electronic sounds at one of Miami’s most underground hangs. DAY 1: Ben UFO, Lawrence, Mystic Bill, DJ Richard, SSS / Terence Tabeau, Artime, Anshaw Black & Diego Andrés. DAY 2: Optimo / JG Wilkes & JD Twitch, Secretsundaze / Giles Smith & James Priestley, DJ Three, Volvox, SSS / Terence Tabeau, Artime, Anshaw Black & Diego Andrés.
Where: Electric Pickle – 2826 N Miami Ave. Time: 10PM – 6AM. Tickets: Get em here.

First Fridays in the GroveLive music and art throughout the business district including: Mario Vuksanovic, Spanish Guitar, Three Sheets to the Wind, Miami-based band plays a lively mix of Blues, Americana – classic & contemporary tunes – with a splash of originals. Gu Fidelis, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals. Ninoska Prince, palm reading and many more!
Where: 3390 Mary St. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, October 7th:

Seu Jorge Presents: Life Aquatic Tribute to David BowieIn commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film A Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film. Limited VIP Meet & Greet tickets available.
Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts – 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Main Squeeze at The YardThe Main Squeeze, with deep musical roots sprouted in the Midwest, have scored their lives at each twist and curve. While starting out as a party band at Indiana University, their forthcoming April 28th release “Without a Sound” illustrates their increasing musical maturity and creativity inspired by their new home in Los Angeles.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 9PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free.

ArtOfficial & Friends – Miami’s funkiest hip hop outfit is back at their monthly home in South Miami for another great jam.
Where: Bougainvillea’s Old Tavern. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free.

For the Love of Music Festival – For the love of singing your heart out, uncontrollable laughter, or meaningful interactions- get your dance moves ready for C&I Studio’s annual arts and music festival: For The Love! Prepare yourself and your mama for some finger-licking good food, an ice cold beer or two, and of course amazing live band performances.
Where: C&I Studios – 541 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Time: 12PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, October 8th:

The Dania Vintage & Thrift MarketNew monthly Antique, Vintage, Thrifty, Collectibles and shopping event with food.
Where: The Casino at Dania Beach – 301 E Dania Beach Blvd. Time: 12PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Lazy Sunday BBQCelebrate 30 years of the Rhythm Foundation and New World Symphony with special performances by LAS MIGAS (Barcelona) & NWS Fellows. DJ set with Benton Galgay. Special thanks to Red Stripe & Bacardi.
Where: The Standard Spa – 40 Island Dr. Time: 4PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

The Music of John WilliamsThe concert will feature favorite John Williams themes from great movies including Harry Potter, Star Wars, Schindler’s List, Superman and more! Special appearance by the MWS Honors Academy.
Where: Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center – 10910 SW 17th ST. Time: 4PM – 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Flaming Classics: The Craft 35mmCentered on four young women who operate outside the parameters of acceptable femininity discovering the occult. The women find power not only in witchcraft but also through their collective female friendship. Ultimately the female union is disrupted by the pursuit of power, but the film gives its queer audience the joy of seeing the weirdos win for once.
Where: Bill Cosford Cinema. Time: 8PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, October 9th:

Science Cafe Shark NightIt’s the next MIA Science Cafe with the University of Miami’s Shark Research Team. They will discuss their ongoing research projects and how you can participate in citizen science by joining the team in tagging sharks. That’s right, we said TAG WILD SHARKS.
Where: Tea & Poets – 5701 Sunset Dr. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, October 10th:

The Moth StorySlam – This month’s theme: Creepy. Prepare a five-minute story about something that makes your skin crawl—the people, places or things that spook you. Creatures, humans included, who slither or skulk. Haunted houses, dark alleys, inappropriate co-worker comments, menacing Facebook postings.
Where: Olympia Theater – 174 E Flagler ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: $10.

Transform Your Body + Mind – This interactive workshop is about mapping yourself as a system, using the latest science of the BodyMind, helping you understand in a very easy way how you function as a system and how to change that system to work better for you.
Where: Mindwarehouse – 111 NE 1st ST. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Wednesday, October 11th:

One Song & A BeatleMiami’s music community comes together to help raise funds for Puerto Rico, Mexico & the U.S. in the aftermath of the recent tragic weather events. It will be a night of great music, great energy, and some surprise guests all for a great cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. A minimum of $10 donation at the door but more is greatly appreciated.
Where: Hoy Como Ayer – 2212 SW 8th ST. Time: 8PM – 11:30PM. Tickets: $10.

Yoga For inHumane PeopleJoin HOI events as they fearlessly fly those freak flags with a FUNDRAISING 305-soundtracked flow taught by Buddha Shack owner, Jenna Guadagn from 1-2PM #SundayFunday style. And, because nothing says Sunday like beer + games — they are bro + babe “ing” out on the back deck of Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co.
Where: Lincoln’s Beard Brewing – 7360 SW 41st ST. Time: 1PM – 4PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Thursday, October 12th:

Brand New Mornings – This will be the last Brand New Mornings event (as you know it) in their Little Havana space. October’s Brand New Mornings will be a fun celebration and community workshop to define what Brand New Mornings looks like in 2018.
Where: Brand New Mornings. Time: 8:30AM – 10AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Gems Opening Night: Call Me By Your Name – The opening night of Gems Film Festival – Call Me By Your Name, adapted by the legendary James Ivory (of the famous Merchant-Ivory filmmaking team) from a novel by André Aciman, is swooning and alive – a new masterpiece. Sufjan Stevens contributes original new songs that add immeasurably to the film’s heart-fluttering texture, and the film also does for peaches what I Am Love did for prawns!
Where: Tower Theater – 1508 SW 8th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Wynwood Shop Grand Opening CelebrationYou’re cordially invited to celebrate a new way to shop and support small businesses with big talent. Independent, Alternative, Contemporary. Over 30 Makers and Artists – Workshops – Gallery.
Where: The Wynwood Shop – 196 NW 24th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

The French Horn at Dance Band NightThe French Horn Collective is an energetic and progressive band that performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, and original French music. Led by Parisian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter Vincent Raffard, the diverse international group consists of five highly talented musicians from a myriad of musical backgrounds and countries.
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Brainville Presents: Jon Bap – III Points Kick-OffBrainville, in conjunction with III Points Music Festival, is proud to present a very special III Points Kick Off Party performance by Dallas-based Art Soul singer/songwriter/producer Jon Bap. Every artist from Erykah Badu to Nick Hakim is praising him as one of the freshest voices to hit the Soul music scene in some time–a movement quickly gaining steam around this rising star of the underground.
Where: Floyd Miami – 34 NE 11th ST. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.

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Friday, October 13th:

III Points Festival – Miami’s underground arts, music , and tech festival is back for its fifth and greatest year yet! They’re bringing incredible talent like The Gorillaz, Nicolas Jarr, The XX and more to the Mana Wynwood lot once again. Plus tons of local acts, food, live art installations, and the best weekend you’ve had in a while.
Where: Mana Wynwood – 318 NW 23rd ST. Time: 5PM – 3AM, October 13th – 15th. Tickets: Get em here.

Giralda Plaza Grand OpeningBe there to kick off the momentous celebration with live music, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a special performance and watch the Plaza come alive. Dine al fresco at world-class eateries and visit the local shops along the way. Enjoy live beats by the one and only Spam Allstars, Patrick & The Swayzees, and Jacob Jeffries!
Where: Giralda Avenue. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Saturday, October 14th:

2nd Annual Modern OM FestivalModern ŌM & The Sacred Space Miami are producing a spectacular day of diverse experiences to inspire & empower you to fully access the present moment. This day is about cultivating mindful living in a high-vibe environment, while connecting with a community of like-minded doers in Miami.
Where: The Sacred Space Miami – 105 NE 24th ST. Time: 9AM – Midnight. Tickets: Get em here.

Bookleggers at FrostBookleggers Library is very excited to announce that the Miami Downtown Development Authority is sponsoring Bookleggers at Frost Science for DWNTWNartdays! They will be set up in the plaza of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science with a TON of science related books. They have carefully picked through their collection for everything that could be remotely related to science. They are also unloading their massive collection of books about animals! Kids books too!
Where: Frost Museum of Science. Time: 11AM – 4PM. Tickets: Free.

Grovetoberfest 2017This year they’ll have over 500 beers with the largest selection of local craft beer anywhere in the State. Your favorite features are back like to Kitchen Lab, games and live music. Don’t miss the biggest and best craft beer festival in Florida!
Where: Peacock Park – 2820 MacFarlane Rd. Time: 2PM – 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Grand Opening of Villain TheaterVillain Theater is opening its brand new theater space for improv, comedy, sketch, and everything else in the heart of Little Haiti! Join them to celebrate the occasion.
Where: Villain Theater – 5865 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

The Square & Son of Sofia at Gems Film Fest – A double feature you can’t miss: It has been 23 years since a comedy won the highest film award of Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or – and it took The Square, a jaw-dropping, whip-smart art-world satire to do it. Plus – Winner of the best international narrative feature prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Greek writer-director Elina Psikou’s second feature is a visionary fusion of realism and fable.
Where: Tower Theater. Time: 6:30PM & 9PM respectively. Tickets: Get em here.

Recipes For a Change – Some of the most renowned chefs and recognized culinary figures in Latin America and Miami are uniting for one important cause. Participating chefs like Chef Santiago, will come together and rejoice in our magic city to grow awareness using their cultural backgrounds and craft to create RECIPES FOR CHANGE. Help CHANGE and improve our future for the better while always helping those who need it the most.
Where: Casa Florida – 437 SW 2nd ST. Time: 4PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

An Ugly Prom Night w/ Ordinary Boys –  Come dressed in your most lavish and exciting prom attire! This is the night, that you probably didn’t get to attend, or was stood up, or you did get to go and it was HORRID! Fear not, YOUR Ordinary Boys will serenade you on this evening’s soiree. 90mins of the hits from THE SMITHS & MORRISSEY. A full stacked bar full of local craft beers, and a delicious taco truck out back.
Where: Lincoln’s Bear Brewing. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Sunday, October 15th:

Deering Harvester DayGuests can take family photos next to the vintage International Harvester Truck & other locations decorated for fall. Children can also create a fall themed arts & crafts activity! There will also be several program partners on-site that were originally scheduled as part of the Deering Discovery Day that was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
Where: Deering Estate – 16701 SW 72nd Ave. Time: 10AM – 4PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Felabration MiamiA day party celebrating FELA KUTI, the Father of Afrobeat. Visit the art exhibit, Felaspora while enjoying food, music, workshops, fashion and much more.
Where: KROMA Miami – 3670 Grand Ave. Time: 12PM – 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Abbey Brewing Co 22nd Octoberfest – It’s their 22nd Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy a complimentary pig roast, German Fare, 10 Craft Beers, shots and cocktails, for just $6 each. Come on out and join the fun!

The Miami FleaStroll the Vendor Village to discover your new favorite piece; whether it’s art, fashion, vintage furnishings, or a living bloom. Come hungry — they’re featuring our city’s best eateries and local delicacies! Sit in the cool shade while you grub and enjoy live music with Miami’s favorite acts.
Where: 1445 N Miami Ave. Time: 3PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Art Garfunkel: What Is It All But LuminousYou will receive a voucher for your purchase of Art Garfunkel’s new book What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man (Knopf, $27.95) from Books & Books. This voucher serves as your entry for (2) two people to Art Garfunkel’s talk at the Chapman Conference Center.
Where: Chapman Conference Center, MDC Wolfson Campus – 245 NE 4th ST. Time: 4PM – 6PM. Tickets: Find out more.

The Florida Project at Gems Film FestFollowing his micro-budget break-out Tangerine, Sean Baker cements his status as one of our freshest and most vital filmmakers with The Florida Project, pure film of the highest order; it reminds us that even in the direst circumstances life will always yield small yet unforgettable joys.
Where: Tower Theater. Time: 4:25PM – 7:25PM. Tickets: Get em here.