The first of the month is always a favorite of ours, sensing the city’s anxious energy pulsing through its network of streets. Calendars are marked, happenings are unveiled, and all of Miami takes on an exciting persona of busy-ness. And although those of us who work on the cultural side of things have come to think of the summer season as a “low” point, this June is definitely a change in the fun direction. Like a stacked music festival lineup, these next two weeks have tons of social conflicts, but that’s not a bad thing. Check it out:
Thursday, June 2
VR Party – What better way to start that the summer than fully immersive games? 01 will have two HTC Vives set up and ready to rock, with games like Space Pirates Trainer, Hover Junkers, Audio Junkie, and the highly viral Google Tilt Brush. Sign up on Eventbrite, because it’s cool and so they can email you, whenever they have more fun stuff like this, camps (like Wynwood Maker Camp) and workshops for kids, and come soon, Adults too. Come have fun, and have free pizza and beer!
Where: 01 – 219 NW 20th ST #104. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Movies Under the Stars – Enjoy a free screening of “Marshland (La isla minima)” the Goya Award-winning Spanish thriller. They will also be screening the Oscar-nominated short film, “World of Tomorrow” to lift the mood pre-film. Grab bites by Gaucho Ranch, ice cream sandwiches by Wynwood Parlor, gourmet popcorn by Mad Chiller, and sip on Vice City Bean coffee, plus alcoholic refreshments. Bring friends, family, & lawn chairs. Please arrive early as chairs are first come first serve.
Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Friday, June 3
PAMM Inside|Out – Join PAMM Inside|Out at Milander Park and Center for an evening of artful fun, food trucks, live music and more. Explore artworks on view throughout the park and post your best photo to Instagram with #InsideOutUSA and @pammpics for a chance to win an iPad Mini 2 and PAMM membership. This event kicks off the National #InsideOutUSA photo contest taking place in four cities, Akron, Detroit, Miami and Philadelphia, June 3-12, 2016.
Where: Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment – 4800 Palm Ave, Hialeah FL. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Keith Johns Single Release – Bring your blankets, chairs, family, friends and dogs, stretch out in the heart of Wynwood and listen to Keith Johns and his band weave their beautiful indie folk melodies at The Wynwood Yard for a show celebrating the release of ‘Doomed, Free’, the first single off their upcoming full-length album, ‘Grateful Fool.’ Grab a bite from one of many delicious food trucks or enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail from Mortar & Pistil bar for a Friday night event not to be missed!
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 7:30PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
The New Tropicana – The New Tropic is taking over The Wolfsonian-FIU! Celebrate their special exhibition Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction with Cuban music, drinks, and dance—all in a special “paradise under the stars” inspired by Havana’s legendary Tropicana nightclub. Complimentary cocktails by Bacardi and cocktail creation station where you can learn how to create at home. Dance lessons with Arthur Murray Dance Studio Coral Gables studio dancers and live music provided by Son Cubano. Join them for a free cocktail as you unwind from The New Tropicana at the Astor Social Club across the street for the official after party.
Where: Wolfsonian FIU – 1001 Washington Ave. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
From Eden to Sahara – 131 Projects presents From Eden to Sahara. This group exhibition takes its name from a book authored in 1920’s Florida by John Kunkel Small. It was mostly written during his many botanical research expeditions with Charles Deering and David Fairchild. During these adventures, Small, explored and photographed thousands of miles of Florida’s natural habitat. The book documents the early and severe degradation of Florida’s natural environment, plant life and Native American village sites.
Where: 7101 N Miami Ave. Suite #103. Time: 6PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Saturday, June 4
Hack for a Change – Join Code for Miami for the 4th annual National Day of Civic Hacking, and help us #HackForChange! On June 4, thousands of people from across the United States will come together for National Day of Civic Hacking. The event will bring together urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and anyone with the passion to make our city better. Collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be an expert in technology, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.
Where: The Idea Center at Miami-Dade College – 315 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 9AM – 5:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Drink Miami Hostel – More than 20 of the world’s most recognized spirits and Miami’s thriving cocktail community will unite on June 4 when Drink Miami HOSTEL – a one-day event from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring libations from the city’s top bartenders, one-on-one interactions with regional and global brand ambassadors, and unique activations – inhabits the historic Freehand Miami. Guests will be able to cocktail hop from room to room and experience to experience, as Drink Miami HOSTEL and participating brands will occupy and transform 17 of the Freehand’s guest rooms across both floors into their very own house party room, beer garden, and build your own old fashioned bar.
Where: The Freehand Miami – 2727 Indian Creek Drive. Time: 1PM – 4PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Carmen Outside the Box – In development is a new adaptation of the world-famous musical, “Carmen” based on the opera of Bizet – an homage to the adaptations of Godard, Preminger, and the spirit of Hemingway. In collaboration with recent YoungArts alumni, Jay Scheib & Co. is thrilled to make the leap to share the early work in progress. You saw it here first! A live cinema Carmen.
Where: YoungArts – 2100 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Sunday, June 5
Pineapple Sundays – Some of Miami’s best local bands are joining together to bring you one amazing Sunday of sonic goodness. The historic Ball & Chain bar usually throws impeccable jams on the daily, but they’ve topped themselves this time. The lineup features some Prism favorites: Magic City Hippies, Juke, Electric Kif, Lemon City Trio, and The Politix plus a set by DJ Le Spam (of Spam Allstars). The event is free and drinks are 2 for 1 so there’s no reason for you to FOMO yourself.
Where: Ball & Chain – 1513 SW Eighth St.. Time: 2PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, June 8
In the Lobby Jazz – Every second Wednesday, the historic Olympia Theater in Downtown is transformed by pop-up concerts, poetry readings, and more treats for the culture vulture in you. On June 8, come out to meet your downtown neighbors, have a drink and experience the Olympia like never before. Cocktails available at the bar and a guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission. Presented by the Olympia Theater and Miami Jazz & Film Society with grant funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Where: The Olympia Theater – 174 E Flagler ST. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Free.
Thursday, June 9
PAMM & POPLIFE: Purple Party for Prince’s Birthday – Join POPLIFE for a special happy hour Purple Party on the terrace celebrating Prince’s birthday. Indulge in Prince-inspired drink specials (available for purchase) as DJ Mike Deuce and Sweat Records’ DJ Lolo play the singer’s greatest hits. Wear purple for free museum admission.
Where: Perez Art Museum – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ museum admission.
Saturday, June 11
SaturDaze Drinking at The Yard – Summer is coming and you know what that means: drinks. Just in time for another weekend hang over at The Wynwood Yard: SaturDaze Drinking! Drink in the sunny rays and a whole lot of cocktails for your perfect Saturday bump. We’ll be getting down to the sounds of Brendan O’Hara with a full live band and tons of musical talent on one stage, featuring an opening set by Aura the Band. The garden will come alive to the tunes of local music lovers *swoon*. The day will be filled with tons of on-site activities like a Tropicult Pop-Up, The New Tropic Games, EXILE Books Zine Pop-Up, beer sampling and more.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 2PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
ICA Residents: ICA Miami welcomes Miami Music Club (MMC) as the inaugural program for ICA Residents. MMC will offer a series of three shows exploring the porous boundary between rhythm and its dissolution. Each show will present an experimental musical artist working outside Florida, paired with local acts of similar tendencies or mindsets. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The club works in collaboration with musicians, artists, and institutions in order to encourage ideas and explore potentials unavailable at traditional venues for music and art.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art – 4040 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Sunday, June 12
Miami Beach Ciclovia – Come out to Washington Avenue for a car-free stroll, skate or bike ride on the open street! The second #MBCiclovía is back on Sunday, June 12 by transforming Washington Avenue from 5th to 16th Streets into a paved park for people of all ages to stroll, cycle, skateboard, rollerblade and enjoy a new experience and the businesses along Washington Avenue. Activities Include: Fitness Classes, Bike Polo, Street Performers, DJs, Bike Valet, Food Trucks and much more! Don’t forget your bikes, skates and skateboards and share your photos with us online using the hashtag #MBCiclovía.
Where: Washington Ave. from 5th – 16th ST. Time: 8AM – 1PM. Tickets: Free.
3-Years and Brewing Brunch – Join Funky Buddha Brewery for an all-curing hangover brunch the morning after their 3-Year Anniversary Festival! Each ticket includes unlimited food and one More Moro Beermosa. Additional beers will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited, so act fast before they’re gone!
Where: Funky Buddha Brewery – 1201 NE 38th ST, Oakland Park FL. Time: 11AM – 2PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Tuesday, June 14
The Jupiter Circle Social Media Workshop – Join Gaby Guzman of The Jupiter Circle and learn valuable lessons that will help you establish your social media presence and the audience you seek. Connect with fellow content creators and social media gurus for future collaborations, get to know the tricks to build the right community and nurture those relationships as they become active supporters
in your business.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
EXILE Presents the Rationality of the Irrational – Karen Murillo and Rune Degett explore technodeterminism, magic, and the human need to be irrational through “The Rationality of the Irrational”, which showcases hand-made ceramic works and poetry. Through the use of both white-cube laboratory aesthetics and primitive wabi-sabi works, this artistic collaboration aims to bring light to the rhetorical and ideological oppression of the human spirit.
Where: The Standard Spa – 40 Island Ave. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, June 15
Lord Huron at The Fillmore – The American Indie Folk band stops in Miami for a Southern jam on their tour. Make sure to not miss this one, they’re on their rise to something incredible of the likes of The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons. If you’re into the good vibes, make sure to swing by the historic Fillmore Miami Beach for a beautiful night.
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach – 1700 Washington Ave. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
The Prism Music Group is a community building and cultural programming agency that nurtures our creative community through experiential events and storytelling. For more information visit theprismmusicgroup.com