Celebrating its third year of what their people are calling “exclusive and exuberant partying,” FDR at the Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., is hosting a big bash at 11 p.m. Monday, March 2 –if you can get in. Migos, the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards nominee (Best Mixtape), will perform a mix of hip hop, reggae, R&B and “trap music” until the wee hours of Tuesday when rap music may indeed feel like trap music.
Retired Miami Heat player Shane Battier hasn’t put on his sweats and moved to Boca just yet. In fact, the player is more active than ever, throwing his foundation’s annual South Beach Battioke at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. A $175 per person in advance ticket will get you face stuffers by Bocce Bar, Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis, Haven, MC Kitchen, Misha’s Cupcakes, Pincho Factory, PM Fish & Steak House, Papa John’s Pizza, Siena Tavern, STK Miami Beach, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Sweet Cravings, Tamarina Restaurant, The Cypress Room, The Embassy of Well Being and Debauchery, The Local Craft Food & Drink, The Oceanaire Seafood Room and Truluck’s. There’s also open bar, which is especially good when celebs and former Heat players decide to channel their inner crooners, all in the name of raising money for college scholarships to underprivileged high school students. If the ticket price is too steep ($250 at the door), you can submit your favorite karaoke video to www.battioke.com. and Battier himself will give two free tickets to the lucky winner. For more information on tickets and video submission, go to http://www.takechargefoundation.org/.
Hip Hop Hooray!
Wynwood isn’t all about brooding indie crooners and bands whose lead singers have bushy beards modeled after their favorite vested bartenders. In fact, this weekend, it’s all about musicians who like to use the dollar sign instead of the S in their names, when the first annual Rolling Loud Music Festival sets up shop Saturday, Feb. 28 at Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave. An expected 8,000 fans will get to catch performances by ScHoolBoy Q, Juicy J, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Curren$y, Travi$ Scott, Denzel Curry, Domo Genesis, Casey Veggies and more. “South Florida hosts some of the best music festivals in the world, and South Florida is home to some of the hottest rappers in the game, but this city is still missing a quality hip-hop festival. Rolling Loud is here – bringing you your favorite artists, and introducing you to those you need to be on the look out for,” says Dope Entertainment and Rolling Loud co-founder Matt Zingler. For ticket information and final lineup, go to www.rollingloud.com.
Picture this if you can: a love triangle set against the heroic efforts of French Resistance operatives hidden within a travelling circus troupe in Nazi occupied France. Now picture it set to music. At Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave. In 2004, Miami singer songwriter Jim Camacho debuted this very show, Fools’ Paradise, at Churchill’s It went on to sold out performances there and at The People’s Improve Theater in NYC. A full production was staged in 2008 in Miami. The full-scale workshop performances were directed and choreographed by theater luminary Jonathan Cerullo, and featured stilt walkers, ballet dancers, jugglers, aerialists and other circus performers. At 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 the curtains rise again where it all started with a redux performance whose cast reads like a who’s who of serious Miami-bred talent: Carbonell award-winner Ken Clement, Elba, Copiel, Derek Cintron, Carl Almasy, Erica Sommer, Steven Toth, John Camacho , Fritz Dorigo, Jordan Welch and the show’s brainchild Camacho. Tickets are just $10. For more information, go to www.JimCamacho.com.
In a Pickle
Opened in 2009, The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave. was Wynwood before Wynwood was Wynwood. A hub of indie, electronic, dance, disco and all sorts of music, the place is now celebrating its 6th year in biz with a few days of music through Saturday, Feb. 28. On Friday, headliners include Osunlade and Djinji Brown; Saturday will be what they’re calling “the grand day” with a BBQ on the Pickle Patio complete with free BBQ, beer and local stars Thunderpony, Jeremy Ismael & Miami Rebels, and DJ Three. Doors open at 10 p.m. Here’s to many more years of briny nightlife. Mazel. For specifics on performers and cover charges, go to www.electricpicklemiami.com.