Culture Guide: August 1st – 15th

July 31, 2018admin

Yet another month of the year has come and gone, and we can’t believe we’re only halfway through summer. While Miami’s afternoon rains and pretty unbearable humidity might get your spirits down, we have a list of ways to get them back up again. From foodie feasts and new openings to film premieres and musical celebrations, check out our latest culture round up:

Wednesday, August 1st:

Miami Spice 2018 –  Miami Spice is a mouth-watering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. Participating restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs at reduced prices: Lunch/Brunch $23 and Dinner $39.
Where: All over the city. Time: August 1st – September 31st. More info: Here.

Live@Frost Science: GastropodAre oysters really an aphrodisiac? Can you hack your taste buds? And why did it take humanity so long to invent the chocolate bar? In this special live performance of the podcast Gastropod, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley will serve up a three-course feast for your eyes and ears, including a special guest appearance from Ricardo Trillos, chocolatier at Cao Chocolates, the first and only bean-to-bar chocolate shop in South Florida. From live experiments to interactive tastings, the evening will combine special guests and field recordings to reveal the history and science behind the food we eat every day.
Where: Frost Museum of Science. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Thursday, August 2nd:

Black Lounge Film SeriesAn evening of conversation and film, capturing African life, fútbol, culture, identity, and diaspora with acclaimed Nigerian photographer and independent filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu in discussion with Knox Robinson. Dosunmu will share his collaboration with Academy Award-nominated, cinematographer Bradford Young (Relentless City, Mother of George, and Where is Kyra?), and provide perspective on fútbol through his involvement with the 2006 Puma photography book The African Game, and the 2018 Nike film This is Naija: A Nigerian Football Story.
Where: Perez Art Museum. Time: 5PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.

Girls Can Spin Too – (F)empower has put together an 8-week DJ course called Girls Can Spin 2 which has taught 14 girls the basic foundation of song selection and mixing! This Thursday, the girls will graduate from the course and showcase the skills they’ve learned for their family and friends at Floyd.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.

Friday, August 3rd:

Savasana on the Sand – Surfside’s First Fridays is bringing zen to the beach with yoga and meditation crystal healing sessions, sound bowl demonstrations, mini-spa treatments, salt scrub bar and healthy bites. All-ages drum circle 4:30pm. Complimentary yoga class and mini-massages from 5-7pm by Exhale Spa.
Where: Surfside Community Center. Time: 4PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.

Laser FridaysOn the first and third Friday, rock 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 – 1AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, August 4th:

Daybreaker MIADaybreaker is throwing the very first pool party on the roofdeck at X Miami! On Saturday, August 4th, they’ll be going all out — imagine super soakers, slip and slides, sprinklers, water balloons — all the water works from the good ol days in the Water Park. Morning yoga + dance party with Dude Skywalker.
Where: X Miami. Time: 10AM – 1PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Summer of Love FeteMiami DDA, MUCE , Love/Hate Classic Sundays, and Kech This Inc presents the first annual S.O.L Fete Miami. The event will feature Food, Art, Music and Cultural activities for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Where: Bayfront Park. Time: 11AM – 6PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.

SwayzepaloozaSeven different P. Swayze IPA releases with collaborations from local breweries. Live music jams kick off at 8pm with Mojo Hands, followed by headliners, Patrick & The Swayzees. The weirdest party in town is happening at The Beard, you know where to be.
Where: Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. Time: 12PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free.

SOMAMoksha Arts Collective will present “SOMA” the drink of immortality, an offering to the gods. A gallery opening of original paintings by selected artists and an exhibition of some of the Moksha symbols. They will be debuting new murals outside. Moksha Virtual gallery will feature a new artist. The back studio will feature a dynamic multi-media showcase and jam with special musical guests from some of Miami’s top bands.
Where: Moksha Arts Collective. Time: 7PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get em here.

MAS Miami: Volume 2 – Music Art and Sports takes over Revolution Live once again with live music and art, plus tons of activities. Tunes by Miami favorites like Magic City Hippies, Jacuzzi Boys, DJs, live art by LEBO, and your hosts the Le Batard Brothers.
Where: Revolution Live. Time: 8PM – 2AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday Gigantic 3rd Anniversary3 YEARS of Saturday Gigantic, Miami’s premier comedy night. Your $12 ticket will grant you access to a full night of shows, featuring Tales from The Magic City – Featuring Kareem Tabsch founder of O-Cinema. Miami Noise Machine – An all improvised musical with live band. Five Villain Theater House Teams: “Red Wedding”, ”Plan Bea Arthur”, “The Upside Down”, “Nacho Magic”, “Everyday People”. “Yaaas!” Florida’s only LGBTQIA+ improv comedy team.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

FLOAT: An Illuminated Parade at VizcayaA one-of-a-kind event in honor of third and final installment of Processional Arts Workshops summer residency at Vizcaya. Join us for FLOAT, an illuminated parade that explore the depths of Vizcaya’s past and present connection to the Sea. Through oversized illuminated lanterns, the parade will illustrate the journey of James Deering, Vizcaya’s founder, from agricultural heartland to untamed seascape while conjuring his vision of Vizcaya as a nautical fantasy.
Where: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Time: 8PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Green Velvet + AmeTwo mega hitters coming to the Space Terrace and you know they like to get rowdy! Prepare for an unforgettable night/morning. LINK Miami Rebels proudly present…Green Velvet + Âme (morning dj set). With support by LMR residents.
Where: Space Terrace. Time: 11PM – 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, August 5th:

Indie Craft BazaarIndie Craft Bazaar is a one day only, independent art and handmade festival. “It’s like stepping into an in real life Etsy!” Featuring over 65 artists, crafters, designers, and makers, plus: DIY activities, food, drink specials, and giveaways.
Where: Revolution Live. Time: 12PM – 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Miami Girls Rock CampCatch all TEN camper bands performing the ORIGINAL songs they’ve crafted during camp week. They’re excited to partner with stellar local venue The Ground to bring you this exciting, all-ages event!
Where: The Ground. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Janet Jackson “State of the World Tour” – The queen in the flesh.
Where: American Airlines Arena. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, August 6th:

Brew House RockMaking beer & tasting it is an art form that they take seriously at Concrete Beach. Every month, they want to share their art work with you by teaching you about beer. Each Brew House Rock will have a different theme and $5 will get you access to the 1 hour class and a beer. This month: Sour beer styles.
Where: Concrete Beach. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Tuesday, August 7th:

Skate Board Park Ribbon CuttingThe municipalities of Bay Harbor Islands, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Surfside and Sunny Isles Beach joined together with Miami-Dade County to fund and build the new Regional Skateboard Park on County-owned land in Haulover Park, just north of the Dog Park. The Skateboard Park will be managed by the County and is free for everyone to enjoy.
Where: 10800 Collins Ave. Time: 10AM – 11AM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, August 9th:

The Doyenne Interactive Pop-UpCome out for an evening with The Doyenne Company Founders! The Doyenne Company is run by two badass women in business who have made it their mission in to help cultivate and catapult females into leadership positions. They have identifies 12 core values of what we believe develops a badass leader, one of them being ” building genuine connections”.
Where: WeWork South of Fifth. Time: 5PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.

Rooftop Sessions – Join the A+E District to vibe on Shira Lee’s style during this intimate, open-air concert. Sip handmade cocktails by Top Shelf and nosh on light bites by Doggiestyle Miami. Jam out in good company at the pool deck of The Filling Station Lofts with spectacular moonlit views of the Magic City skyline.
Where: Filling Station Lofts. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.

Friday, August 10th:

An Introspective Look at Filmmaker Terence NanceBlack Lounge Film Series presents an introspective look into filmmaker, Terence Nance merging the Art and Film World together in a night of conversation and Film on Friday, August 10th at 7pm at Art Africa Miami in Overtown. Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $5 for Overtown Residents.
Where: Art Africa Miami Arts Fair. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, August 11th:

National Day of Civic HackingJoin Code for Miami for the 6th annual National Day of Civic Hacking, and help us #HackForChange! Government works best when it’s government by the People. On August 11th, join Code for Miami and the Code for America Brigades as they host National Day of Civic Hacking – a nationwide day of action.
Where: CIC Miami. Time: 9AM – 5:30PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.

Free Family Fun Day: Dig Into HistoryConnect with our city’s unique past as you step into the shoes of a history detective with our scavenger hunt. Meet Julia Tuttle, Henry Flagler, and other great historical figures as our educators bring history to life with a 2PM tour of our permanent exhibition Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida. The tour will highlight significant moments in our city’s rich history.
Where: HistoryMiami Museum. Time: 10AM – 5PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Miami’s Biggest Comic Book Store EventMultiverse Corps. Comics is now 1 year old. Guest artists, guest cosplayers, comic book discounts, and a full day of celebrations.
Where: Multiverse Comic Corps. Time: 10AM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Art Cortex Photo WorkshopThe next photography workshop will take place at the beautiful Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science! This time the focus is on structure, lighting and indoor photography. Architecture is a visual art, with so much design and thought behind each building we want you to put your creative eye to the test by exploring our individual points of views.
Where: Frost Science Museum. Time: 11AM – 3PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Bomba Estereo – The Latin GRAMMY-winning electro-pop crew is in Miami all the way from Colombia. This is definitely a can’t-miss show.
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Secret Garden Art Walk ExperienceSecret Garden returns to Wynwood Art Walk for a vaporwave themed experience. The fusion of arts and music will evolve into something greater; with new exhibitions, presenters and the first ever fashion show performance.
Where: Garden Food and Bar. Time: 8PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, August 12th:

South Beach & Art Deco Walking TourTake a walk with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, through one of our city’s most exciting and attractive neighborhoods, South Beach’s Art Deco District. You will hear the stories of how this area, once strictly farmland, was transformed by the land boom of the 1920’s and again by the hurricane of 1926. Learn how the architectural revolution of the 1930’s defined this neighborhood as a lively vacation destination, only to be turned into a retirement community in the 1950’s and 60’s, and back into the major entertainment destination that we see today.
Where: HistoryMiami Museum. Time: 10AM – 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.

My Fair Lady 4K RestorationTo Shaw’s story of a wealthy professor who resolves to transform a poor flower girl into a society lady on a bet, director George Cukor brought a delicate touch, a vast reserve of empathy, and a perfect measure of devilish wit. Then there’s the cast, led by Rex Harrison (in an incredibly refined performance) and Audrey Hepburn, whose natural charm never obscures her heroine’s strength, tenacity, and fierce force of will. The film won eight Oscars, including Cecil Beaton’s two (Art Direction, Costume Design) and Cukor’s first for Best Director. It remains one of his most beloved works: a fitting swan song for the Hollywood musical, and a delightful, eternally relevant film in its own right. 4K restoration.
Where: Coral Gables Arts Cinema. Time: August 11th – 15th, multiple showtimes. Tickets: Get em here.

Farmer’s Market at The YardThe market, curated by Urban Oasis Project, will include fruits, veggies, food products and crafts, all created by local makers and farmers. Enjoy a wine, beer or cocktail at The Bar at The Yard while you stock up on your week’s supply of fruits, veggies, artisanal goods and much more.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.

Summer BBQ SundaysCHARCOAL beer garden + tapas embraces summer with BBQ specials every Sunday starting July 22nd. The Josper-fired BBQ plates join the tapas de verano pop-up menu from 2 p.m. until close: Nosh al fresco in CHARCOAL’s Roman-shaded patio or indoors in the air-conditioned conservatory.
Where: Charcoal beer garden + tapas. Time: 2PM. Tickets: Free.

Monday, August 13th:

SHENZI at Lagniappe – Local soul & jazz band, SHENZI is going on the road following the release of their debut EP. Catch their Miami celebration show at the always charming Lagniappe.
Where: Lagniappe. Time: 9PM – Midnight. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, August 14th:

Brainfood Speaker Series with Zak the BakerBrainfood is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success. These monthly gatherings will help Miami startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. This time, they speak with the famous Zak the Baker who lit a fire underneath Miami’s small business landscape.
Where: The LAB Miami. Time: 6:30PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Terrestrial FunkTerrestrial Funk is a local record label and mobile/online record shop. Join them for their weekly get down at Gramps. Expressive, emotive, and invigorating music from your host, Brother Dan, and guests. Welcome their special guest all the way from Brazil.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free.

Wednesday, August 15th:

Right on Target Cooking Class at The YardThe Yard’s very own farm-to-table chef and director of community and culinary at The Yard, Julie Frans, takes on this hands-on cooking class series to teach you how to whip up refreshing summer favorites with crisp summer wine pairings.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Campaign Squad – Join Ruth List Miami’s Campaign Squad launch party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 15 at Gramps. You’ll meet other progressive, cool people in Miami, you’ll meet the candidates and learn exactly how you can get involved. They’ll be joined by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and candidate for State Representative District 103, Cindy Polo. Happy hour drinks and great conversation to (hopefully) make change.
Where: Gramps. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Featured collage by Eugenia Loli