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17 Jul - Guide to Miami: July 16 – 31

We’re almost halfway through the summer season and we know that, aside from the weather, things continue to heat up in Miami. In between the rains and sweaty weather, Miami still knows how to make the best of what it’s got going on–and what it has is absolutely awesome (if we may say so ourselves). Local creatives and innovative collectives are making sure the city’s culture doesn’t skip a beat in this heat and these next few weeks are a great testament to that prowess. Take a look at what Miami’s got going on:


Monday, July 16th

Market Mondays at The Arsht – The Adrienne Arsht Center opens up their courtyard next to Books & Books for a special Farmer’s Market Monday happy hour. Featuring interactive culinary workshops, wellness, kids activities and more, it’s the most cultural market around town.

Where: The Arsht Center. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Free.


Addicted to Vinyl + Miami Record FairEl Pickle & Un_mute team up for a special addition of Addicted To Vinyl! All Vinyl sets by: Rising Romanian Superstar and SUCIU An Dres, Camelia, Guys on the couch, Kyle Parker, Sons Of Immigrants, Franco Alexander, Jess, Mario Liberti, Michael Briscoe, Puma & Will Renuart. Mini Pop-Up Record Fair by Willie Wood & Franco Alexander.

Where: Electric Pickle. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Free.


Native Shorts Program: MiamiEnjoy short films by Native American filmmakers followed by a special Q&A session with Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr and Shaandiin Tome as part of this FREE public screening at O Cinema Wynwood.

Where: O Cinema Wynwood. Time: 7:30PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.


Tuesday, July 17th

Soundbowl HealingCertified soundbowl practitioner, Marianna Lopez, will be leading the event with a series of soundbowls all aimed at breaking down stuck or blocked energy and recharging the body. This energetic breakdown will be reinforced with breathwork to create powerful release of old or stagnant energy that no longer serves the body. Through the vibration of the different soundbowls, energy is broken down easily, creating chakra attunement and balancing in a safe and nurturing environment.

Where: Bodhi Wellness Miami. Time: 6:45PM – 8:15PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Tacoteqa Tuesdays ft. Volcan Tequila – Tacoteqa specials featuring BOGO tacos all night and bottomless house-made salsa and chips with each $40 Volcan tequila margarita pitcher purchased, plus jams by Pirate Stereo.
Where: The Freehand. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.


Terrestrial Funk at GrampsTerrestrial 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.

Where: Gramps. Time:9PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free.


Thursday, July 19th

District 27 Congressional DebateAll candidates have confirmed their participation. As we prepare for the August primary election, come hear from the candidates Matt Haggman Michael A. Hepburn David Richardson for Congress Kristen Rosen Gonzalez Donna Shalala for Congress as they debate some of the key issues facing our country and our community. With lead moderator Michael Putney, key topics will include Immigration, Education, Environment, and Democracy reform.

Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.


Stand Up & Vote: Climate ChangeDiscuss one of the biggest issues we’re facing today-climate change. In conversation with Miami Waterkeeper, The CLEO Institute, Van Alen Institute, and The New Florida Majority, learn about how quickly our ecosystem is changing and the permanent impact it’s having on our cities. They will also be screening the short docu-series “Turning the Tide in Miami.”

Where: The Standard Spa. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Blueprint – Opening ReceptionThe Bakehouse Art Complex is pleased to present BLUEPRINT, a group exhibition featuring works by Maria Theresa Barbist, Amanda Bradley, Gabriela Garcia, Nathan Harris, Sarah Henderson, and Gianna Riccardi.

Where: The Bakehouse Art Complex. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.


New Season: Miami is HOT at Microtheater7 Shipping Containers · 7 Original 15 Minute Plays · $6 per play · Bar & Foodtrucks · Until August 5th. Explosive and hot new plays in English and Spanish about Miami to match the summer high temperatures: a musical comedy, physical theater, bilingual improv and much more.

Where: Microtheater Miami. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Rooftop Sessions Carly Jo JacksonVibe on Carly’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 w/ RSVP.


Afriqua Miami Debut – The electronic producer Adam Longman Parker comes to Miami for his SoFlo debut.

Where: The Electric Pickle. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.


Friday, July 20th

Intention with Sean Scott – Brought to you by CreativeMornings Palm Beach. Sean Scott is co-founder of Subculture Coffee based in West Palm Beach, FL. His story is one of entrepreneurial perseverance; starting with a small coffee bar in a space share, with only himself working, to now helping direct operations for three retail locations with over 60 employees.

Where: Old School Square, Delray Beach. Time: 8:30AM. Tickets: RSVP here.


Into the StacksA cigarette lighter shaped like a rocket. A cocktail shaker imitating a rooster. A coin bank that looks like a mailbox. Why do designers make things that mimic other things? Join Bookleggers Library founding director Nathaniel Sandler over drinks to discover some rarely sighted Wolfsonian treasures that give surprising clues about their creators through form. This program is presented in conjunction with Sandler’s Knight Foundation-funded project, Crypt Cracking.

Where: The Wolfsonian-FIU. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Overtime at The Bassthis month’s late-night, featuring three artist-DJ sets by Miami-based artists Monica Uszerowicz, DJ 4 HIRE and Nikki Salcedo.

Where: The Bass. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Saturday, July 21st

Daybreaker MIACome together and fill the city of Miami with love, mischief and light. Daybreaker is hosting their first-ever Morning en Blanc, a sunrise morning of lighthearted play. Your journey will begin with a yoga sesh with Tim Feldmann of Miami Life Center on the top floor of the Faena Forum. Dude Skywalker will spin the tunes as you get lost inside the safety of the dance floor.

Where: Faena Art. Time: 10AM – 1PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Brand New Mornings x WolfsonianGet inspired, find some balance, and take a step forward with Brand New Mornings at the semi-annual gathering for creatives and entrepreneurs. The day will feature talks, workshops, and activities—all designed to help you make your next move.

Where: The Wolfsonian FIU. Time: 2PM – 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Love Thy Neighborhoods Hialeah HangExperience an afternoon featuring an interactive art mural by Marlon Pruz, complimentary food by Goya Foods, board games, Jameson cocktails, curated vendors and good vibes as you get to know other neighbors in a casual setting inside the Andean Stone Galley in The Leah Arts District.

Where: Andean Stone Gallery. Time: 3PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Afrobeta at No. 3 SocialAfrobeta has, according to The Miami New Times, consistently produced songs that “are classic yet modern, underground yet Billboard chart-friendly. It wouldn’t be surprising to find Afrobeta writing songs for Madonna or even M.I.A. For now, Miami is lucky to have them on a regular basis; they’re a match in disco-house heaven.”

Where: No. 3 Social. Time: 5PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Black Lounge Outdoor Film SeriesRussell Walker (Blair Underwood) has started a new hip-hop and rap label called Krush Groove, which features a stellar list of acts that includes Kurtis Blow and Run-D.M.C. However, Walker doesn’t have sufficient money to keep up the label, especially after Run-D.M.C. scores a big single. As he struggles to fund the label, more and more rap groups, like the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J, emerge in the New York City hip-hop scene. The film is based on the beginning of Def Jam Records.

Where: Gibson Park. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Blues on the RocksThe 1st in a Summer series celebrating the art of live music and dance. This month’s event is dedicated to raising awareness of the poisoning of Florida’s water systems – “Blue-Green Algae blooms + Red Tide”. Proceeds are going to GMO Free Florida. Support the cause and come listen to some great tunes!! Featuring Birdman’s Clambake, JUke, The Pitbull of Blues Band /, Toe Jam’s All Star Jam Band, PLUS Swing Out South Florida, Walt Grace Vintage, One With Life Organic Tequila South Beach Brewing Company Food Trucks and more.

Where: 150 Nw 21st ST. Time: 8PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.


Yoli at The Yard Spend a date night/friend night/girls night out at The Wynwood Yard for live soulful music, awesome food trucks and drinks at The Bar. Featuring Yoli Mayor’s originals, covers and sparkling personality.

Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 9PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Art Department on The Terrace – Bring in the morning the proper way, with each other. Jam to Art Department on the Space terrace.

Where: Club Space. Time: 11PM – 2PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Sunday, July 22nd

BFI Presents: Percolate Anything You Want to Call It For one night only, three Miami-raised artists will take over Mango’s Tropical Cafe on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami. Natalia Arias, Audrey Gair and Marines Montalvo bring painting, sculpture, film, sound performance and costume design celebrating Miami’s Latin dance culture will be incorporated into Mango’s routine programming of all night live dance performances. Presented by BFI, Percolate Anything You Want to Call It will bring contemporary art into the club at the heart of the nation’s party city.

Where: Mangos Tropical Cafe. Time: 2PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Sonic Puppetry: A PerformanceJohn Driscoll, who has received commissions from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, among other accomplishments, is known for his work as puppeteer and creator of unique musical instruments. This performance uses small instruments that generate sound using sound above our hearing translated into the audible region. These instruments use various methods of creating small amounts of movement including the use of springs, motors, solenoids, and other mechanical means. Driscoll will direct the sonic puppetry ensemble in performance.

Where: Audiotheque. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.


Monday, July 23rd

Market Mondays at The Arsht – The Adrienne Arsht Center opens up their courtyard next to Books & Books for a special Farmer’s Market Monday happy hour. Featuring interactive culinary workshops, wellness, kids activities and more, it’s the most cultural market around town.

Where: The Arsht Center. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Free.


Wednesday, July 25th

SLAM! Agency – Miami Launch PartyFrom St. Louis to Miami, SLAM! Agency (the agency behind the hit podcast, #InnovationCity) is bringing their magic to the Magic City. Join them to celebrate innovation in Miami and network with your peers who are making things happen.

Where: CIC Miami. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Hands-On Cooking Class at The Yard – It’s a hands-on Cooking Workshop led by Romina Naparstek of La Romi Bakery. On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, La Romi Bakery brings their mobile baking school to The Wynwood Yard. The mission of La Romi is to foster creativity, independence, and confidence in each of the participants that join them to learn about the baking and pastry worlds.

Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Thursday, July 26th

Trivial TriviaThink sex scandals, famous flubs, reality realness, and everything else you never learned in school. Trivia hosted by Chef Andy Bates from The Avenue & Lady B from Her Royal Household. Tunes by Jody McDonald.

Where: The Standard. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Hot Topics: a Q&A With D27 Congressional CandidatesThe race is on to fill the congressional seat in District 27 being vacated by retiring representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. If you haven’t figured out which candidate you want to support, you’re not alone. Come out on July 26th at 7pm to MDC Wolfson Campus room 1261 (building 1, 2nd floor) so you can talk to other young voters about the issues you’re facing and hear the candidates answer your questions.

Where: MDC Wolfson Campus. Time: 7PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free.


RnBae Collective Presents: PillowtalkRnBae Collective’s open mic series will allow R&B and alternative artists to not only perform an original song of their choice, but to have valuable feedback on their music and stage presence for future performances. This is the perfect opportunity for artists in the beginning stages of their career, artists that need more practice, or seasoned performers looking for advice.

Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Friday, July 27th

Brickell Full Moon SoireeTake in that full moon energy in all its glory with us at the latest neighborhood jam thanks to Reach & Rise, Residences at Brickell City Centre. We’ll be swirling in some fire magic at our usual grassy stomping grounds all night long! Let the OG Miami Latin funk legends, Spam Allstars carry the night with a bumping opening set by Uma Galera. Dig into delicious bites from local favorites and more.

Where: 700 Brickell Ave. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer Tour – It’s the soulful queen in our hometown.

Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.


MoonDance ExperienceMoonDance Experience is a moon dance gathering, which is considered to be a form of “ecstatic dance” that involves dynamic yoga stretch, cacao activation, sound healing, dancing, and meditation. During the event you will experience a welcome circle and intention setting cacao activation ceremony to set the tone. This is followed by a period of yoga stretch, an “ecstatic dance” session, sound healing, and meditation prior to closing the circle.

Where:The Sacred Space Miami. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get tickets here.


Full Moon MeditationThe full moon guided meditation takes place every month at South Pointe Beach. It is guided by a Oneness Trainer from Oneness University (India).

Where: South Pointe Beach. Time: 8:15PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Critical Mass After PartyOn July 27, 2018 Miami’s monthly cycling initiative, Critical Mass, will ride in honor of those lost to drunk, drugged and distracted driving. The celebration of life will continue with the release of native Miami musician Janna Pelle’s new album “VOICEMEMO,” at the Official Critical Mass After Party at Esquina de Abuela. The album is dedicated to her lifelong friend Patrick Wanninkhof, who was killed by a distracted driver while cycling across the US with charity organization, Bike & Build.

Where: Esquina de Abuela. Time: 9PM – 4AM. Tickets: Donation.


Saturday, July 28th

Miami Record FairTHE MIAMI RECORD FAIR is back for it’s fifth instillation! Brought to you by the kind folks at Terrestrial Funk and Gramps. The largest selection of records Miami has to offer! 28 tables covered in records from a slew of vendors from around South Florida.

Where: Gramps. Time: 12PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.


Suzi AnalogueIf you didn’t see her at III Joints then here is your chance as we welcome the versatile and energetic Suzi Analogue to our home Saturday, July 28th.

Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.


For Here or To GoSelect 2018 New World School Of The Arts Graduates. Valeria Guillén, Stephanie Eti Hadad, Patricia Monclus, Charlisa Montrope, Melanie Sarria, Mateo Serna Zapata.

Where: Mindy Solomon Gallery. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.


Secret Garden South BeachSecret Garden is crossing the bay and making our way through the old gondola canals of Miami Beach. Taking over the iconic Treehouse, recently voted Miami’s best dance club and the perfect place to let our garden bloom. From the moment you enter, you will be immersed into a neon tropical paradise, filled with art, crafts, food and magical moments. Influenced by the Art Deco sights and the Miami Vice vibe, they are transforming the space into something truly special.

Where: Treehouse. Time: 11PM – 5AM. Tickets: RSVP here.


Back to the Future (35mm)It’s 1985 and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is a bored teenager who hangs out with odd-ball genius Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), who recently stole a case of plutonium and rigged it to power a DeLorean time machine. While on a test drive, Marty accidentally transports himself to 1955 and sabotages his parents first meeting – putting his very existence in question. Inventive, funny, and breathlessly constructed, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time.

Where: Coral Gables Arts Cinema. Time: 11:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.


Sunday, July 29th

Reggae SundaysReggae Sundays, A.K.A Church promotes reggae music with live bands and Djs every Sunday afternoon into the evening. Enjoy selections by Lance-O of Kulcha Shok Muzik & the Kulcha Shok Crew: Selecta BinBin, Galaxy Sound + special guest DJs & performers weekly. Produced by Kulcha Shok Muzik and broadcasted live each week on Kulcha Shok Radio as well as simulcasted on Shake 108, Tune In!

Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 2PM – Midnight. Tickets: Free.


Not Your Standard BINGOClear your calendar – It’s going down! Get ready for another rowdy edition of Not Your Standard BINGO with the resident drag queen host, Shelley Novak, and tunes by DJ Jody McDonald. Prizes include a one-night stay, Standard day passes, Spa services, and more. As always, it’s free to play!

Where: The Standard. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Sweet Vinyasa and Soul BrunchStart your Sunday right with an all levels vinyasa flow with live music and an amazing vegan brunch with Soul Tavern.

Where: Soul Tavern. Time: 9:30AM – 11:30AM. Tickets: Get em here.


Monday, July 30th

Market Mondays at The Arsht – The Adrienne Arsht Center opens up their courtyard next to Books & Books for a special Farmer’s Market Monday happy hour. Featuring interactive culinary workshops, wellness, kids activities and more, it’s the most cultural market around town.

Where: The Arsht Center. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Free.


Refresh & Restore Happy HourRefresh, restore and unwind on weekdays! $8 specialty drinks, $4 draft beers and kombucha, $5 wine by the glass, $6 wells. They’ll have a delicious bar menu of offerings from Levante and Charcoal Rotisserie available for purchase from a select menu as well. During Friday’s happy hour, tame your tension with a well-kneaded chair massage.

Where: Jackson Hall. Time: Every weekday at 5PM. Tickets: Free.


Tuesday, July 31st

Make Miami Work For YouThe lack of affordable studio space for artists in Miami remains one of the most critical issues facing creators today. With the cost of land rising alarmingly high, how can we engage local landowners to consider investing capital into cultural development? How can they do so without disproportionately affecting disadvantaged populations? What are some of the steps involved in launching a studio community, and what are some of the local success stories?

Where: CIC Miami. Time: 6PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.


Ms. Lauryn Hill – The queen herself in one of Miami’s best outdoor venues celebrating her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Where: Bayfront Park. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.