16 Mar - Guide to Miami: March 16 – 31
Another great month is almost under our belts and it hasn’t even gotten started. Miami’s culture scene is about to blow up even bigger with what’s in store for your senses. It might seem overwhelming, but that’s why we’re here to help you sift through the happenings. From music festivals and early morning yoga flows, to food summit for the soul, check it out:
Friday, March 16
World Happiness Summit – The World Happiness Summit™, an inclusive event produced and organized by WOHASU LLC, is the first global forum created to expose individuals to the practical implementations of the science of happiness. The Summit unites leading experts in positive psychology, government, sustainability, economics, mindfulness, technology, business and media with the general public to discuss, engage and explore happiness within a holistic format to enhance the well-being of individuals, communities, corporations and society at large.
Where: UM Donna E. Shalala Student Center. Time: 10AM – 5PM, March 16th – 18th. Tickets: Get em here.
If You Would Just Shut Up and Listen – Mindy Solomon Gallery is delighted to present If You Would Just Shut Up and Listen. A group exhibition featuring the work of Gary Petersen, Kelly Johnson, and Alejandro Contreras. The works in this show are loud and vibrant. They screech for attention. Their graphic line and bold color inspire movement and geometry. In order to truly experience the work, you need to look and squint and look again. Close off all noise and chatter and see the visual connections.
Where: Mindy Solomon Gallery. Time: 6Pm – 9PM. Tickets: Free.
The Miami Design District Performance Series – Miami Design District Performance Series Presented by Knight Foundation heads to Palm Court in the Miami Design District for its weekly Friday night ensemble of live musical performances. Produced by 19-time Grammy© Award winning producer Emilio Estefan in collaboration with Maestro Eduardo Marturet (Miami Symphony Orchestra), the music series is offered FREE and open to the public.
Where: 3841 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.
305 Street Exhibitions – Avenues of Expression explores the streets as public spaces for expression, highlighting traditions such as street art, parades, protests, vehicle customizing, religious practices, and much more. Through artifacts, video interviews, interactives, and recreated environments, the exhibition inspires visitors to get street smart and discover the world around them.
Where: HistoryMiami. Time: March 16th – January 13th. Tickets: Get em here.
Cultura Profetica y Rawayana – This March 16th Wynwood will be jamming to some Latin-American reggae music. International reggae band, Cultura Profética, will step on stage with Grammy nominee Rawayana, to perform in the heart of Miami: Wynwood. Save the date and join us for a uniquely chill night of island vibes straight out of Puerto Rico and trippy-pop from Venezuela.
Where: Wynwood Marketplace. Time: 7PM – 1AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Femme Fest – Now in its 11th year, FemmeFest seems even more relevant. With political frustrations and inequalities at the forefront of the news, music and expression is an important creative outlet for many people. This years Femmefest will feature 20 bands and artists of all styles of music, poetry, comedy and guest speakers on 3 stages. It will also include vendors, artists and even a pamper room (massages, nails, make up, fashion).
Where: Churchill’s Pub. Time: 8PM – 5AM. Tickets: $10.
The Swayzees Live at Liberty – Hailing from Key West, Patrick & the Swayzees never fails to pack the dance floor with their electric 50’s Rock ‘N’ Roll and Surf Rock style. Crazy good times and crazy good cocktails!
Where: Sweet Liberty. Time: 11:55PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.
Saturday, March 17
NWS Yoga Mornings – This monthly outdoor vinyasa yoga class features a rotating roster of top instructors and offers a unique experience that combines the best things that Miami Beach has to offer: the outdoors, yoga, classical music and the opportunity to connect with the community. Suitable for all levels. No ticket required. Bring yourself, a yoga mat, a friend, your favorite juice, or anything else to help you get the most out of this experience!
Where: Soundscape Park. Time: 9AM – 10AM. Tickets: Free.
Imperial Moto BBQ – Live Music, Amazing Food and Drinks, Great Coffee, Retail Pop Ups, Photo Booth, Custom Motorcycles, Car Show, Giveaways, and Much More. Fun for the whole family. Musical performance by Nacho Londoño. Sound and Gear provided by Gibson.
Where: Imperial Moto Coffee. Time: 11AM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.
2nd Annual Bee-cause Flea – Join local farmers, artisans and makers for Tropical Audubon Society’s 2nd Annual BEE-cause Flea, in support of the Pollinators who feed our Planet — Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Bats & Beetles, presented by Whole Foods Market and co-presented by Hatch Miami and Slow Food Miami. Browse among a hellacious hive of local beekeepers, thoughtful farmers, bakers, artisans and makers. Plus, attend “freebee” workshops graciously led by experts in their fields.
Where: Tropical Audubon Society. Time: 10AM – 4PM. Tickets: Free.
Realign and Rebalance Yoga at The Yard – Join Diana as she leads you through a mindful, alignment-focused flow designed to awaken your senses, realign your body and help you find your Inner Balance. Buy 1 ticket and bring a friend for free.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 4PM – 5PM. Tickets: Onsite.
Youth Music Festival – The City of Miami Beach and Rhythm Foundation are proud to invite you to the 2nd Annual Youth Music Festival. This year they’ve added an additional stage, Acoustic Garden Stage, for their amazing performers. There will also be a special performance by headliner Spam Allstars! There will be a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds going towards local youth music education. The festival will also feature a preview of the upcoming North Beach Yard with bites by Della’s Test Kitchen, a pop-up skate park, interactive creative workshops for the whole family, and other fun activations by Coca-Cola.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 5PM – 10PM. Tickets: $5 suggested donation.
Sunday, March 18
The Miami Flea – Celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” and cure your St. Patrick’s Day overindulgence on Sunday, March 18th. Have great cocktails by Mac’s Pubs. Raffles every hour featuring some of your favorite flea vendors. Come play in a free poker tournament hosted by City Gazettes for a chance to win a bar tab from Mac’s Pubs and a gift from a local vendor.
Where: 1445 N Miami Ave. Time: 2PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Valley of the Dolls – DJ Hottpants will guide you through a hilarious but informative showing of one of his all-time favorite films: Valley of the Dolls!!! Laugh and learn from his live commentary during the screening, win prizes, and follow the audience participation cues. Come to the pre-show for bonus facts and frivolity as DJ Hottpants gives you context for what’s to come.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Monday, March 19th:
Chelsea Clinton – Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History is a companion to Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger’s #1 New York Times bestselling picture book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. She Persisted Around the World celebrates 13 women from around the world who have used their voices and determination to create change and shape history.
Where: Books & Books. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Tuesday, March 20
Bondax – Miami! Slap & Tickle is beyond excited to announce the return of Bondax! The UK dance music duo return to our side of the pond for another night of music and revelry. These guys never bring anything but their very best, so expect them to be on top form for this special Miami Music Week night.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Wednesday, March 21
Genius Behind the Film – Andy Ryan Flores of Never Sleep believes that creativity is habit that is nurtured and developed by doing it every day. From film productions to storytelling, he speaks to a multitude of audiences through film. Join him as he leads a workshop on the process, from beginning to end, and the impact of video in today’s world. Whether you are already a videographer or are aspiring to be, this is a workshop you shouldn’t miss.
Where: Ace Props. Time: 12PM – 3PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Talks: Valeria 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. Before joining the museum in July, 2017, Cassel Oliver was a senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Her experience includes co-curating the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial Exhibition in 2000; directing the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and administering grants as a program specialist with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
GOGO RISE x Jazz at The Yard – Join the GOGO R.I.S.E. team on Wednesday, March 21st for Jazz at the Yard featuring Tchaa. Check-in is from 7-8p accompanied by the sounds of the GOGO band, with live jazz following from 8-11p. If you’re a member or donor of GOGO R.I.S.E, enjoy complimentary Rosé Piscine all night. All attendees will receive one complimentary glass of wine, discounted Wynwood Brewery beer, and light bites all night.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Thursday, March 22
Tarot & Tonics – You are invited to join Intuitive Gangster for a night of mystical vibes when Tarot & Tonics takes over your favorite local hang: Phuc Yea’s Lantern Garden. They’ll be serving crystal-infused tonics featuring friends at Kombrewcha & hella intuitive truths by their own sultry Spirit Success Specialist, Jenna G (@JDuhnnie). With multi-sensory experiences curated by Wise Roots Living, a reiki-based charging station brought to you by Annie The Alchemist + Phuc Yea’s signature Deep Dirty Hip Hop, this is 100% guaranteed the place to be.
Where: Phuc Yea. Time:7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Rapture Electronic Music Festival – Held during Miami Music Week in the stunning surrounds of Historic Virginia Key Park, Rapture Electronic Music Festival features today’s top underground house and techno talent in an idyllic beachside setting. Boasting lush spaces and ocean views, Rapture offers festivalgoers the chance to dance to their favorite DJs under the sun and stars, to relax on one of the floating ocean lounges, or to partake in a wealth of wellness activities designed to reinvigorate the soul and rejuvenate the mind. Bringing together human souls connecting with nature through music, Rapture promises to be a truly special and unique experience taking place in one of Miami’s most beautiful places.
Where: Virginia Key Beach Historic Park. Time: March 22nd – 23rd. Tickets: Get em here.
Friday, March 23
Miami Pop-Up: The Class – This is not about being polite, this is not about being pretty, this is about feeling. Through Simple, Repetitive Calisthenics And Plyometrics, The Class by Taryn Toomey Challenges The Body To Engage The Mind. With Guided Instruction And Carefully Curated Music, This Class Invites Students To Witness Their Resistance To Discomfort. The Result Is An Expansive, Heart-Opening, Body-Strengthening Release. This Class Will Challenge And Enlighten You All While Building An Incredibly Strong, Lean, Resilient Body. You Will Find That You Are Much Stronger Than You Thought.
Where: The Sacred Space Miami. Time: 8AM – 9:30AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Hallucienda Miami – Always one of the MMW highlights HALLUCIENDA returns to the Electric Pickle! DJ Three and his hand picked band of selectors come back with a vengeance. Representing the best of US house and techno with top tier talent from the East Coast, West and Midwest.
This year Detroit’s legendary minimal techno pioneer Daniel Bell joins us for a rare MMW exclusive.
Where: Electric Pickle. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday, March 24
Breakfast Club – Words from Destructo: We are excited to start our next adventure together. We’ll watch the sun come up in Miami on March 24th, from 5 AM – 10 AM. I’ll play some tunes with some of my best friends. Some of them will come by just to hang out and have fun with all of us. Some of your best friends will be there too. You’ll even make some new friends along the way. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.
Where: 1-800-Lucky. Time: 5AM – 10AM. Tickets: Get em here.
History in The Grove Tour – Discover the fascinating history of one of Miami’s original settlements, Cocoanut Grove, as you stroll down its shady streets with HistoryMiami Museum. Learn how Bahamian settlers influenced the development of the Grove with their knowledge of tropical plants and native building materials. Reflect upon the legacy of the neighborhood’s early residents, including E. W. F. Stirrup and Mariah Brown.
Where: Coconut Grove. Time: 10AM – 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.
BAM! Beer and Music Festival – Sample local craft beer and spirits while listening to live music by Ils Sont Partis Band & Electric Piquete, all on the Center’s Backyard Concert Lawn. Enjoy the night in style with their special VIP package or enjoy a BOGO deal with the purchase of 1 GA ticket.
Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Yoli Mayor at The Yard – Come live the quintessential #Miami experience by hanging out at The Wynwood Yard for delicious drinks, local food and #LiveMusic by the incomparable Yoli Mayor. Come out and Live like you live here.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 9PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, March 25
Yoga With a View at Vizcaya – Join experienced instructor, Arianne Traverso for a 60-minute, all-level vinyasa class and breathe in Vizcaya. Children 7 and older welcome with parental supervision.
Where: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Time: 9AM – 10AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Stronger Than Yesterday: A Women’s Empowerment Festival – STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY: A Women’s Empowherment Festival is an all-femme comedy show, with a focus on empowering and strengthening our voices as leaders and badasses! The best part? They’ll be bussing in 20 women from FANM, so they can partake in improv workshops, painting workshops, a makeover session with a certified beauty specialist, and then enjoy a full night of comedy and luxury, something the women of FANM don’t always have access to.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Tuesday, March 27
Content Creation Workshop – Artists, creators, and makers educate and inspire communities and frequently activate change around local issues. Whether your mission is to curate hyperlocal experiences, raise awareness about important issues, or simply elevate your brand, how can you create content that engages your audience and gets them excited about your mission? In this panel, we’ll hear from local creators whose cultural programming consistently draws curious and engaged participants.
Where: CIC Miami. Time: 6PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, March 29
Nu Deco w/ Ben Folds – Nu Deco Ensemble returns for a ONE NIGHT special performance featuring one of the major influences of our generation, ranging from pop to classical – singer/songwriter, pianist and producer, Ben Folds! The performance will also feature the iconic music of rock legends, Queen, and a genre-bending exploration into Igor Stravinsky’s infamous ballet, Petrushka.
Where: The Arsht Center. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Ghost: Special Screening – The Film Junkies and O Cinema are proud to present a special screening of the 1990 classic Ghost (film). The Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore lead film was the highest grossing movie of 1990, taking in more than half-a-billion dollars. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two of them. Bruce Joel Rubin won for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won for Best Supporting Actress.
Where: O Cinema Wynwood. Time: 9PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Friday, March 30
Big Freedia at Churchill’s – Glory Days and Endoxa Present an epically sweaty dance party like never before. Featuring the stellar Big Freedia with support from local masters Otto Von Schirach and Master Feathers.
Where: Churchill’s Pub. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday, March 31
Miami Girls Rock Camp Festival – Miami Girls Rock Camp CARNIVAL of SOUNDS, 2nd Annual FUNDRAISER! This year they’re showcasing a variety of music, games, delicious food, and TONS of great RAFFLE PRIZES from awesome donors. Live performances by: Afrobeta and Emily Sheila. DJ set by: Heather Holiday (PUMPS & Mashene). Event MC: Corinne Stevie.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 12PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Full Moon Beach Meditation – The full moon guided meditation takes place every month at South Pointe Beach. It is guided by a Oneness Trainer from Oneness University (India). Oneness University is non-denominational. Their path is not based on belief or adherence; it is a path of discovery. They are here to guide you to discover authentic happiness. They make spirituality meaningful for everyday living. Entering their stream of learning, they will awaken to a new joy of living.
Where: South Pointe Beach. Time: 7:15PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Alien (35mm) – Ridley Scott set the standard for science fiction horror with his 1979 masterpiece Alien. After exploring the wreckage of a downed spacecraft, the crew of the Nostromo is picked off one by one by an alien creature sporting a double set of jaws, a blade-tipped tail, and acidic blood. Scott’s masterful use of shadows, framing, and sound capture the palpable fear permeating through the claustrophobic set but even though the unknown is terrifying, the creature itself drips with dread once it’s finally revealed.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 11:30PM – 2AM. Tickets: Get em here.