15 cool events in Miami for social butterflies – May 16-31

Osunlade, resident DJ of Aquabooty

As time rolls lazily by in our city it’s becoming more evident that we have a buffet of culture in excess. From galleries and museums to outdoor concerts and culinary incubators, Miami is slowly on the forefront of celebrating the endless reservoir of the community that has been here all along. If you’re increasingly curious of what to do, where to go, and why to be there, Miami has something great to do nearly every night of the week (and tons of conflicts!). We’ve gone ahead and broken down your calendar for the next two weeks. Take a look: 

Monday, May 16

Buildings for Miami’s OpenStreetMap – Maptime Miami & Miami Geographic want to improve our city’s OpenStreetMap (OSM) by doing some bulk imports, starting with the building footprints and they need you. Matthew Toro will be explaining the guidelines for conducting a bulk upload to Miami’s OSM, If successful, this could be a huge kickstarter for Miami’s relatively underdeveloped OSM.

Where: The LAB Miami. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: Free. 

It Takes an Entourage – Presented by LEDA, listen to top business women from a variety of industries share actionable advice and tips as to how to utilize your networks to maximize your success in work and in life. Invite your #LedaSquad + Learn + Grow Together. 

Where: WeWork Lincoln Road. Time: 7-9 p.m. Tickets: $25. 

Thursday, May 19

Happy Hour at CG Museum – You’re invited to the The New Tropic’s Coral Gables Neighborhood Happy Hour. Join them for live music, refreshments, cash bar, and remarks by Coral Gables Museum Director Caroline Parker. You’ll get to check out the museum exhibits including, Miracle Mile: The Evolution of a Street and Creating the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables.

Where: The Coral Gables Museum. Time: 6-9 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP

Friday, May 20

Giraffage – The curators at Bardot are welcoming another great artist to the carpet. Giraffage is a one-of-a kind producer who’s dream-pop yet trappy vibes provide music lovers with melodic contradictions not found anywhere else. Some label his sound as video-game ambient, but this description doesn’t do justice to his widespread scope and appeal. Local support provided by Montuori, Mr. Alexis, & Vi. 

Where: Bardot. Time: Doors at 10 p.m. Tickets: Get them here. 

Aquabooty – Miami’ longest running deep dance party celebrates 15 years of fun! The party will feature tunes by longtime resident and Yoruba Records head honcho OSUNLADE. DHM’s Stephen, Omar and Terrance, Brad Strickland, Will Renuart and special surprise guests.

Hosted by: Mr. Joe Budious and powered by: Beck’s Access.

Where: The Electric Pickle. Time: 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Tickets: Get them here. 

Saturday, May 21

Full Moon Drum Circle – Every full moon, a collection of happy souls gather in North Miami Beach for an epic drum circle complete with impromptu performances, fire dancing, crystal connections and more. Swing by for a night of awakening outdoors and under the moonlight. 

Where: North Shore Open Space Park. Time: 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Tickets: Free. 

Sunday, May 22

The Miami Flea – Swing by and enjoy the local community with a Bookleggers Library pop-up, and the Frost Science Museum take-home bird feeder workshop. Adopt a puppy at Jamie’s Dog Rescue, use the Green Mobility Network bike valet and Make sure to stop by the kid’s corner by Little Creative Souls for some creative crafts, and face painting. There will be henna galore, vintage treasures, vinyl, and more thrift finds that ever before. Plus, live music, food, and beautiful vibes.

Where: 1440 N Miami Ave. Time: 2-6 p.m. Tickets: Free. 

Tuesday, May 24

Couch Potato Tuesdays – The Freehand Miami and 27 Restaurant have some of the chillest spots around town. Every Tuesday, they whip out their couches, video games, and tons of snacks for the ultimate hangout session. Join 8bitlexicon for a night with friends both current and future. 

Where: 27 Restaurant & Bar. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: Free. 


Thursday, May 26

Canvas Sessions – Swing by The Canvas Miami backlot for an awe-inspiring view of the A+E District while we are dazed as the local powerhouse, Fantine takes the stage for a live performance with an opening set by local crooner, Alejandro Elizondo that you won’t want to miss. Enjoy hand-crafted sips to wash down the city’s magic. 

Where: Canvas Miami. Time: 7-9 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP. 

Friday, May 27

The Unseen Everglades – See this compelling, Emmy Award-winning, 56-minute documentary under the Audubon oaks and stars. Within the “The Unseen Everglades” frames you’ll discover the rich history of the Florida Everglades, explore its unique habitats and meet both its wildlife and human residents. Live Music by Lucid Room, Vibe305 Food Truck & donation BirdBar.

Where: Tropical Audubon Society. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Free. 

Performance: the little match girl passes – Inspired by “Doris Salcedo,” IlluminArts presents David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece “the little match girl passion,” directed by R. B. Schlather. The staging will be created in the PAMM Auditorium as a live event over one week with rehearsals open to museum visitors. The culminating performance will feature an all-star cast led by soprano Anne Carolyn Bird.

Where: The PAMM. Time: 1-4 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ museum admission. 

Saturday, May 28

The Raddest Craft Fair – Spend a breezy Saturday awakening your inner child with a complete lineup of innovative and hands-on workshops that will bring out the budding creator inside of you. Engage in every type of craft under the sun from watercolor, to calligraphy, macrame and more. Plus, enjoy live music by charming local songwriters Bryant Del Toro and Ella Herrera, and a Tropicult grub pop-up launching the Savory Sinderella food zine: Savory Sin! 

Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 2-6 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP. 

Live at Libertine: POMPEYA – Pompeya is a Moscow band that creates unabashed Pop and New Wave music. Their debut “Tropical” and follow up “Foursome” earned the band significant popularity in their home country, “energetically introducing Moscow’s youth to electronic indie culture” remarks Los Angeles radio station KCRW. Catch them in an intimate atmosphere for the best experience. 

Where: Libertine Miami. Time: 11 p.m. Tickets: $10. 

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis – Fritz Lang’s 1927 epic science-fiction masterpiece has had many incarnations and acoustic-treatments in its nearly 100-year history, but now Miami’s own innovator-cum-genius electronic music duo Treasure Teeth will perform an entirely original score to the new fully restored, original version of Metropolis live in the beautiful auditorium of Coral Gables Art Cinema. A truly one-of-a-kind cinematic experience, you’ll never see Metropolis like this again.

Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 11:30 p.m. Tickets: Get them here. 

 Tuesday, May 31

Happy 1st Birthday Lulu’s – Lulu’s Ice Cream is officially a year old and they’re one of the most delicious nitrogen ice cream masters in the city. Help them celebrate their first year with taco tuesday and other special surprises. 

Where: Lulu’s Ice Cream. Time: noon- 10 p.m. Tickets: Free.