Although summer has slowed things down in this bustling city, Wynwood Art Walk is busier than ever with a slew of events for everyone to enjoy during the otherwise-sleepy month of August. Whether you're an art lover, a people watcher or a party goer, you'll find something interesting in this roundup of the best events during Saturday's Art Walk.
Closing Reception of The LAB: Locust Art Builders and MFA Nick Gillmore
Locust Projects will be sending off their summer LAB series with a closing reception during Art Walk. The event kicks off with a conversation with FIU MFA student Nick Gilmore discussing his exhibition "Quick Millennia," which currently occupies the gallery's project room. Following the lecture, guests can enjoy complimentary Vita Coco and wine as art lovers get their final chance to see the Locust Art Builders show, a collaborative exhibition by 25 local high school students.
Details: 7 p.m. conversation with artist Nick Gillmore and closing reception from 7:30 to 10 p.m at Locust Projects, 3852 N Miami Ave.; www.locustprojects.org or (305) 576-8570; free.
Can We Please Change Gears? – An Artist Cry for Transition
Viophilia will be hosting "Can We Please Change Gears? – An Artist Cry for Transition," an exhibition featuring art from 40 local emerging talents. Curated by Tereso Carolina and featuring artists like Atomik, Natalia Valdes, Buddha Funk and Kazilla, the exhibition will reflect on the evolution of Miami's art scene and give a glimpse into its future. The exhibition will run this weekend only, so don't miss out!
Details: Viophilia, 164 NW 20th St., Suite 101; www.viophilia.com or email@example.com; free.
Duvel Beer Garden
Gramps, watering hole of choice for many of Miami's hipsters, will be hosting the Duvel Beer Garden from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy some free grub provided by Sparky's Roadside BBQ while you mingle with the artsy scene. Beat the clock specials on Duvel Single, a lighter, draft-only golden ale that's new to the Miami scene: $2 from 6 to 7 p.m.; $3 from 7 to 8 p.m.; and $5 from 8 to 9 p.m.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St.; www.grampsbar.com or (786) 752-6693; RSVP at RSVP@workshopcollective.com.
Plugged Comedy Night
Wynwood salon Junior & Hatter will be showcasing a night of comedy from local comedians inside their hair studio. Local comedians Pam Bruno, Mike Giangrade, Milton, John Gregory and John Wynn will get the crowd riled up with hilarious routines while guests sip on complimentary Mandarine Napoleon cocktails.
Details: 9 p.m. at Junior & Hatter, 2750 NW Third Ave.; www.juniorandhatter.com or (305) 571-8361; free.
The Unofficial Art Walk After Party featuring Marcos Carbal
Electric Pickle, recently named one of the best dance clubs in America by Rolling Stone, hosts their legendary unofficial Art Walk after party. Head over to this intimate venue and listen to beats by Marcos Carbal, an emerging DJ whose work has already been featured on prominent labels like DFA, L.I.E.S., and Endless.
Details: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. at Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave.; www.electricpicklemiami.com.
Art Walk Showcase: Katranayda
Montreal-based beat-maker Katranayda brings his talents to the carpet at Bardot for what is sure to be a great night of music. The artist has already made a name for himself at the ripe young age of 20 for his tight mixes that create an irresistible fusion of hip-hop and electronic sounds.
Details: 10 p.m. at Bardot, 3456 N Miami Ave.; www.bardotmiami.com; $12-15.
Wynwood Art Walk. Photo: Jipsy.