Guide to Miami: June 16 – 30
Date-wise, summer is officially upon us, although it certainly has been feeling like we’re already deep into the season. With the afternoon showers and the muggy evenings, not much would excite a Miamian to leave their house. That is, except for the promise of a really good time. The end of June marks great goings on, like concerts in historical venues and cultural markets. Peep our curated selections here:
Saturday, June 16th
Aborschtion 2: Mall-A-Rama – This is the second pop-up film festival Borscht have been forced to throw with little support and money. They came up with Aborschtion 2: MALL-A-RAMA, a reimagining of your favorite shopping center, wherein you can celebrate the market without the yucky parts. It’s going to be great.
Where: Mana Contemporary. Time: 2PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.
Subtropics 2018 Marathon – Miami’s marathon of experimental music and sound art brought to you by Audiotheque and Art/Center South Florida.
Where: Audiotheque. Time: 5PM – Midnight. Tickets: More info.
Open Studios at BAC – Jenna Efrein and Lauren Shapiro, both resident artists from Bakehouse Art Complex, have been accepted into two prestigious residencies to take place during summer of 2018. They are opening their studios to offer visitors exclusive looks at new works and special incentives for those wishing to donate to help fund their projects.
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex. Time: 11AM – 3PM. Tickets: Free.
Exhibition Opening Reception – An unparalleled opportunity for audiences to view rarely seen contemporary art from four major indigenous artistic traditions in India, this exhibition showcases works from the Gond and Warli communities of central India, the Mithila region of Bihar, and the narrative scroll painters of West Bengal.
Where: Frost Art Museum FIU. Time: 4PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free.
RUFUS DU SOL – Rüfüs Du Sol is an alternative dance group from Sydney, Australia, that consists of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt.
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Homegrown Saturdays – Miami’s blues and harmonica band are headlining the free Saturdays party at local favorite dive, Bougie’s.
Where: Bougainvillea’s Old Tavern. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free.
Shelley Novak: I’ll Shave Tomorrow Pride Encore – It wouldn’t be PRIDE if Villain Theater didn’t bring the den mother of all of their Villains, SHELLEY NOVAK, back to wreck HAVOK on an audience! Closing out Saturday Gigantic night, Shelley returns with an encore performance of I’ll Shave Tomorrow: The Shelley Novak Story.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Sunday, June 17th
Father’s Day BBQ at Fairchild – Bring all the dads in your life for a special bbq menu available at the Lakeside Café. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious lunch! Tickets for the BBQ are sold at the Garden.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Free.
Monday, June 18th
Summer Hackers Camp – Summer Hackers is a two-week immersive summer camp featuring hands-on activities focused on introducing future creators to emerging technology. Students will be introduced to and will develop fundamental skills for creating and thinking about cutting-edge technology with the latest digital tools available. The curriculum is centered around spending the first week exploring new technologies such as coding, electronics, robotics and AI, virtual reality, game design, 3D design and printing, animation and music production, drones, and more.
Where: 01. Time: 9AM, until August 17th. Tickets: Get em here.
Stop Breathe Continue – The LAB Miami Invites you to take a moment to Stop, Breathe, and Continue! As entrepreneurs they recognize the importance of bringing mindfulness into our lives in order to keep up with the pace of a fast, growing business culture.
Where: The LAB Miami. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
TV Girl at Electric Pickle – On the surface, TV Girl is a sunny, throwback splash of ‘60s French pop and southern California soul. Yet, under that shiny veneer lays a dark heart, beating with sharp wit and cynical alienation, and the music is all the more alluring for it.
Where: Electric Pickle. Time: 9PM – 1AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Tuesday, June 19th
Tacoteqa Tuesdays – Tacoteqa specials featuring Ilegal Mezcal. BOGO taco specials all night. $40 pitchers, with bottomless housemade salsa and chips.
Where: The Broken Shaker. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Talib Kweli DJ Set – The legend comes to Wood Tavern for a DJ set. Tacos&Tequila Tuesdays, Free hardshell tacos 6pm-10pm, Tequila specials all night. Resident DJs Brian Jones & Rob Riggs.
Where: Wood Tavern. Time: 5PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, June 20th
Right on Target Cooking Class – The 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. Tickets: Get em here.
Jazz at The Yard with GOGO Rise – Jazz and good company. What more do you need on a Wednesday night in Miami? Head over to The Wynwood Yard, grab a discounted Wynwood Brewing Company beer or free wine, light bites, and listen to live music from their alumni band Unistiq, while hanging out with their awesome Guitars Over Guns R.I.S.E. mentors!
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Words & Wine Open Mic 8 Year –A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic celebrating their 8-year anniversary in style. White Party Themed to celebrate the infinity of this special event and all the amazing people and talent it’s witnessed throughout the years.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 8Pm – 2AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, June 21st
Make Music Miami – MAKE MUSIC MIAMI brings our city into the global music festival that began as FêTE DE LA MUSIQUE in Paris in 1982 – a celebration to welcome summer with music. Across the world, the Summer Solstice is celebrated with free performances of all kinds of music in all kinds of public spaces.
Where: Miami. Time: 8AM – Midnight. Tickets: Free.
YogArt Presents International Yoga Day – Celebrate International Yoga Day with a FREE yoga class in Palm Courts of Miami Design District. YogArt invites you to step on the mat and let your mind be swept away by music from Keith Johns and allow your body to get in the flow with Dawn B.
Where: Palm Court. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
Midtown Meditates – Channel your inner yogi and join Midtown Miami for a vinyasa flow with instructor @flowzario and DJ @claunine at the horseshoe from 6:30-7:30PM the 3rd Thursday of every month, for their free Midtown Meditates yoga session. Yogis of all levels are welcome. Swing by early and check out Bleach Hair Addiction‘s pop up braid bar. Grub on some complimentary KIND Snacks, spiced popcorn from My Ceviche, and chips & guac from Rubio’s. Don’t forget to snag free SWAG from SOBE Promos, while supplies last.
Where: The Shops at Midtown Miami. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
One (YOGA) Love – Greenmonkey®, New World Symphony, Baptist Health South Florida, LaCroix Water, GEM Spring Water, Athleta, Hungry Harvest, Citi, and Green Roads World present a yoga event filled with LOVE in honor of International Yoga Day! Paula Walker, Derek Waddy, and Marissa Lew will lead a 1-hour yoga class beginning at 7pm. Mingle in the marketplace with vendors, samples, and giveaways before and after class. Bring your own mat. Marketplace vendors: Health-Ade Kombucha, Tsamma Juice, Harmless Harvest, DeliverLean, Glimpse, Live Ultimate, Lilly Be Organic, and more!
Where: New World Center. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
MAD Tropical at The Anderson – Neon lights. Cafecitos. Gloria Estefan – There’s no doubt that South Florida’s music, art & culture is unlike anything else in the world. Join The Anderson Bar on the first night of summer and get mad tropical Miami style.
Where: The Anderson. Time: 9PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.
Mount Kimbie (Live) – English electronic music duo, MOUNT KIMBIE is known for their hazy style of electronica rich with drowsy ambiance and chopped-up found sounds, make their Ground debut!
Where: The Ground. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Friday, June 22nd
Miami Psychedelic Weekend – 2 days of psychedelic music of all genres by artists all over the United States… $20 entry at door — DO NOT MISS THIS.
Where: The Ground. Time: 3PM – 4:20AM, June 22nd – 24th. Tickets: $20 at the door.
One Man Band Show – It’s a ONE MAN BAND show! Featuring Uncle Scotchy of JUKE, Lone Wolf AND The MC1. With DJ. Jenni Foxx. Crown Royal and Captain Morgan Specials all Night.
Where: Bar Nancy. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.
Before There Was House – In the early 70s, DJs like the late and great Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles didn’t have record stores filled with different genres of house music. This was before clubs like; The Warehouse and Paradise Garage, venues that are credited with starting House Music. Instead, they were renown for blending bits of rock, soul, and rhythm & blues alongside disco fare to create soundscapes to which many danced late into the night. Decades returns with a celebration of this special time in music that set the stage for clubbing culture as we know it today. Pay homage to the sounds that lit up nightlife before there was house music.
Where: 1306. Time: 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday, June 23rd
The Halal Guys Grand Opening – The time has come Miami! The wait is over, the famous NYC legends, The Halal Guys is having its grand opening event!
Where: The Halal Guys South Miami. Time: 11AM – 1AM. Tickets: Free.
Sunset Sessions ft. Flor de Toloache – Exclusively for 1 Hotel Beach Club Members and Prism culture crusaders (that’s you!), this curated concert will bring world-renowned musicians to an intimate gathering at one of the most stunning penthouses at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. Get a taste of life as a Beach Club VIP as Flor de Toloache, an incredible all-female mariachi outfit hailing all the way from Brooklyn, NY, graces the stage!
Where: 1 Hotel South Beach. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Sold out, but walk-ins still welcome after RSVPs accommodated.
Cuba: The Cookbook Launch Party – Books & Books, Finka Table & Tap, Amelia’s and Phaidon invite you to celebrate the publication of “Cuba: The Cookbook”. It’s a festive Cuban cuisine celebration! Chef Eileen Andrade will be in conversation with Raquel Roque before taking questions and signing books. Special musical guest performing Cuban music – Federico Britos, Grammy-award winning violinist. Enjoy bites and drinks in our Coral Gables courtyard as part of the event.
Where: Books & Books. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free.
Afrobeats Summer Soiree – Hosted by DJ Nah. International Sounds by DJ Exprezioni, DJ Master Tip and Guest DJs celebration afrobeat sounds.
Where: Reign. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Extra Credit ft. DJ Seinfeld – Here’s one they’ve been itching to announce… Making his Miami debut, from the magical city of Barcelona… DJ Seinfeld! Extra tunes also by Laura of Miami and WVUM DJs, Kunal & Dr. Mofongo.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Sunday, June 24th
Thai Food Festival – 36th Anniversary Celebration of Wat Buddharangsi and Thai food festival. Live Thai and Western Music ,Fresh produce, Thai food and desserts…much more!
Where: Wat Buddharangsi Buddhist Temple. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free.
The Miami Flea – Find this season’s beach bikini, a cool set of sunnies and a sweet sun-loving succulent at the neighborhood market and community picnic. Brunch on local nosh, sip craft cocktails by Mac’s Pubs, fall in love with artisan gems and jam to local, live acts on our stage. This month, they’re excited to feature Brothers of Others, Rio A Luna and Oigo!
Where: Canvas. Time: 3PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
FHC + Flaming Classics: Moonlight – The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. MOONLIGHT will be screening at 8pm on June 24th at Cosford Cinema, with a performance by King Femme following the film.
Where: Bill Cosford Cinema. Time: 7:30PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, June 26th
Terrestrial Funk w/ Klauss – Terrestrial 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.
Wednesday, June 27th
The Ultimate Clearing – A masterclass dedicated to listening within. An interactive workshop providing a safe & vibrant space for participants to openly take off the many hats, masks and identities we take on every day and just….listen within.
Where: Ace Props. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
Talks: Valerie Cassel Oliver – Join Locust Projects and ArtCenter/South Florida for a conversation with Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Where: Locust Projects. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
Thursday, June 28th
Coral Gables Wine Walk – Presented by the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables, this fun and lively event will begin at KETTAL Furniture Showroom on Miracle Mile, where you can pick up your tickets, wineglasses, Wine Walk maps and kick off the evening with a delicious tasting. From there, you will taste a large of variety of wine selections as you journey through designated tasting stops, enjoying special offers, promotions, prizes and more from participating shops.
Where: Kettal North America. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Summer BBQ ft. PALO! – Let’s gather together and get down to the low-key summertime in Miami like true locals do: with food and music. Thanks to Reach & Rise, Residences at Brickell City Centre, we’ll be popping up in our usual grassy stomping grounds a full-fledged BBQ for those fun summer nights. Jam to the Latin funk stylings of the Latin GRAMMY-nominated PALO! with a darling opening set by local singer-songwriter Alejandra Jimenez. Dig in to some pit-side BBQ by local favorites like Ariete, Itamae, Meat ‘N’ Bone, Not Another Organic Brand and more. As usual, refreshing handmade cocktails by Mac’s Pubs.
Where: 700 Brickell Ave. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
Live at the Destiny Inn – Hello, welcome to the destiny inn, a laid-back dream zone for lovers of deep psychedelic club music. The second installment features live sets by Tidur & Goiz, and DJ sets by Uprokk & Special Guest Alex Ho (Moony Habits, LA).
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
Friday, June 29th
Pub Crawl Pick-Up with Debris Free Oceans – Join The Wynwood Yard, Debris Free Oceans, and 4Ocean on this (fun!) mission to beautify Wynwood while also making an impact on Biscayne Bay and Miami’s beaches. Inland trash eventually makes its way from city centers to our waterways, harming marine life and water quality.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 5:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
“Origins” Art + Intimate Concert – This is an event which enhancing a different and intimate experience combining the love of art and amazing music by extremely talented artists, sophisticated wine and unique culinary ecuadorian experience. Doctor Coffeeberg organized this event at Warner Place, the impressive 1911 Neo-clasical building which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, traditional home of Miami Hispanic Ballet and International Ballet Festival of Miami. Art exhibition of Sergio Lazo + Open Wine Bar + Concert of Daniela Padron/Violinist and Glenda de la E/Pianist + appetizers from Doctor Coffeeberg.
Where: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Speakfridays With Rob Lee – Miami’s Most Diverse Variety Show! An Eclectic Mix of Live Performances.Theme of the Show: “CONNECTION!” With Special Guest Performances By: SHENZI and BEET (Latin recording artist). Comedian: Gene Harding. Special Michael Jackson tribute by Clyde Gordon.
Where: Speakfridays. Time: 8PM – 1AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 10PM – 7AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday, June 30th
Maroon Poetry Festival – Join us for a full day of festivities as we honor the elder poets of the Black Arts Movement who paved the way for our self-determination and creative excellence. Poems are intentional words and vibes. Listen to local musicians, DJ’s, and poets that will open up for the legendary Last Poets, Sonia Sanchez, and Ntozake Shange. Listen to Emory Douglas of the Black Panther Party discuss the role of art and culture in our movements for change and freedom.
Where: Tacolcy Center. Time: 10AM – 6:30PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
The Miami Record Fair – The epic crate fest happens every last Saturday of the month. Brought to you by the kind folks at Terrestrial Funk and Gramps. They’re here to provide you with 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.
MoonDance Experience – MoonDance 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.
Where: The Sacred Space Miami. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.