Can you believe July is already nearing its end? You can sense the dwindling vacation and the return of hectic morning traffic on the horizon, but let’s not jump ahead of ourselves. We still have nearly a month and a half of summer left, which means ample time to get out and discover the cultural buffet our city has to offer. The heat isn’t taking a break, so neither should you. Check out our latest lineup of sweet local happenings for the next two weeks:
Saturday, July 16
HistoryMiami: Opening Day – Come get your game on as HistoryMiami opens their newest exhibition, Beyond the Game: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida. The entire community is invited to roam through exhibits of each of South Florida’s sports franchises and their respective legacies, plus stories, crafts and games galore. Even DJ Le Spam will be there.
Where: HistoryMiami – 101 W Flagler Street. Time: 10AM – 5PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Melochromania: One Year Anniversary Festival – Melochromania, Miami’s psych-rock underground live music series, is throwing a one-year anniversary festival with South Florida’s top psychedelic and garage rock bands. As a thank you to all music-lovers of this city, they will be celebrating with a full day of live music, liquid light shows, vinyl-spinning DJs, and activities.
Where: The Bridge – 4220 NW 7th Ave. Time: 6PM – 2AM. Tickets: Snag em here.
Havana Nights at Ludlam Trail – Miami’s longest public bike routes along nature opens up this weekend to celebrate all things Cuba. We’re talking caja china pig roast, domino tournament, mojito and beer bar, cigar roller, salsa band and instructors, face painting, bounce houses, and of course…the bike trail itself.
Where: AD Barnes County Park – 3401 SW 72nd Ave. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, July 17
Yoga & Mimosa Sunday – Enjoy a rejuvenating and energizing yoga flow guided by Hilary Packin followed by coconut water to rehydrate and a meet & greet. Mimosa Bar stocked with champagne, freshly squeezed juices and fruit – all served in mason jars (fun straws included)! More treats provided. This event is meant to help you de-stress, have fun, and meet others from our community! This is a monthly rotating event.
Where: Love Life Wellness Center – 584 NW 27th ST. Time: Noon. Tickets: Snag em here.
Monday, July 18
Style Mafia Resort 16 Presentation – Miami’s own Style Mafia will be presenting their collection during Swim Week at the Agenda Show Miami. In collaboration with Rare Atlantic, take a look at what’s to come at the Coast Fashion Trade Exhibition all taking place at one of the most awe-inspiring places in the city.
Where: Rooftop Garden at the New World Center – 500 17th ST, Miami Beach. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Tuesday, July 19
Jupiter Circle Social Media Workshop – Join Gaby Guzman of The Jupiter Circle and Natalia Martinez of CIC Miami to learn the valuable lessons that will help you establish your social media presence and the audience you are looking for. Together, they’ll walk through creative strategies and tactics on brand identity, values, collaborations and brand awareness to have in place when you’re ready to launch (or up-level) your brand.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Full Moon Drum Circle – Every month there is a Full Moon Drum Circle event at the North Shore Open Space Park. July is the month of the Full Buck Moon. Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This Full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month. Bring your gypsy skirts, your hip scarves, your veils, your drums, your tambourines and anything you need to dance the night away. Also bring a blanket or towel as it’s right on the beach.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park – 8101 Collins Ave. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Thursday, July 21
EXILE presents Steadfast Magazine at The Standard – Celebrate the latest issue of Steadfast Magazine, The Neo Romanticism issue. Issue No. 2 carries the essence of a cherished love letter engraved in the longing hearts of an intimate few. This edition features more than 20 carefully curated artists who represented the Neo-Romantic movement through their artistic observations and vision. With two successful issues in print and a steadily growing digital presence, they are devoted to the passion behind fine art and the artists themselves.
Where: The Standard – 40 Island Ave. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Sixpoint Brewing Presents: Pokécrawl – Pretty self-explanatory, basically awesome, literally have to do it.
Where: Meeting at Boxelder Craft Beer Market – 2817 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 6PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Saturday, July 23
Taste of Little Haiti: Culture Walk – Taste your way through the heart of Little Haiti with a tour led by a HistoryMiami guide. Savor conch fritters with pikliz, a spicy cabbage relish, freshly made Haitian pastries and the popular candy tablet pistach, the Haitian version of peanut brittle. Stop at Libreri Mapou bookstore and taste Kremas Mapou, a rum drink, while hearing stories about the Haitian diaspora experience in Miami. Visit the Little Haiti Cultural Center’s art galleries, shop at the Caribbean Marketplace and enjoy the rhythm and aromas from this vibrant community. Reservations are highly recommended.
Where: Little Haiti Culture Center – 212 NE 59th Terr. Time: 11AM – 1PM. Tickets: Snag em here.
ICA Residents: Miami Music Club – For its inaugural ICA Residents program, ICA Miami welcomes Miami Music Club, curating a series of summertime concert featuring experimental musical artists working outside Florida paired with local acts of similar tendencies or mindsets. Sponsored by Tito’s Vodka.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami – 4040 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Snag em here.
Sunday, July 24
Pineapple Sunday – One of our favorite Sunday jams at one of our favorite local spots. If you want to check out how good our city has it with music, this is a can’t-miss. Live music lineup includes: Headless Tomz Featuring Matt Schofield, Electric Kif, Oigo, Magic City Hippies, Lemon City Trio, Vlade Divak and a Set by DJ
Le Spam. Plus, Happy Hour from 4-7PM means 2-for-1 drinks.
Where: Ball & Chain – 1513 SW 8th ST. Time: 2PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Photo: for the Miami Herald
Miami Girls Rock Camp Grand Finale – 2016 Finale Showcase for Miami Girls Rock Camp, a volunteer-run summer camp that uses music and performance to empower young girls and women ages 8-17 in the Miami area. The Awesome Foundation grant will showcase all eight 2016 camper bands performing original songs written during camp week. Local youth act FFK8, and noise-rock staples, Haochiwill close out the show. Finale artwork by Jean Saiz.
Where: The Gleason Room at The Fillmore – 1700 Washington Ave. Time: 4PM – 9PM. Tickets: Snag em here.
Wednesday, July 27
Words and Wine – Miami’s legendary music venue brings together a night filled with local talent for an open mic with a drum circle, live music by Sofilla, spoken word and more. Hosts are Rio Dios MIo and Michelangelo Chavarro. All drummers, acoustic musicians, hoopers, dancers, jugglers, and freaks of all kind invited!
Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8PM – 5AM. Tickets: No cover before Midnight.
The Road to AfroRoots – Are you ready for a musical trip to Rio de Janeiro? Head to 4th Wednesdays is Food Truck & Music Fest in North Beach where Grupo Matriz, a Miami-based Brazilian group that plays samba, pagode, and batucada, will take over with their highly percussive formation, and modern take on the authentic and contagious rhythms of Brazil’s classic rhythm of the street. Plus, get your grub on with the multiple food trucks.
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.
Thursday, July 28
Tropical BBQ – Spend the evening supporting local talent with live jams by city-favorites, Magic City Hippies with an opening set by Sigh Kicks. Enjoy a tropical-themed menu by Miami Smokers, Miami-inspired Dim Sum from the Sarsparilla VW van, handmade treats by Wynwood Parlor and paletas by Lollifruit. Get your hands on some handmade refreshments by Mac’s Pubs while you snag some tropical-themed goods like pins, hats, shades, and more. Plus, the Vice City Bean Tricycle will be there slangin’ cold brew.
Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free with RSVP.
Saturday, July 30
Whirl: a Twilight Performance – Visit Vizcaya after dark for an immersive performance experience by Processional Arts Workshop (PAW). Inspired by the works of American muralist Robert Winthrop Chanler, PAW artists will work with members of the local Miami community to create illuminated structures, mimicking the fantastical seascapes of Chanler’s work, which will be brought to life as a wandering menagerie that traverses Vizcaya’s Main House and gardens.
Where: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – 3251 S Miami Ave. Time: 8PM – 10PM. Tickets: Snag em here.
Midnight Release Party: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child – Can you believe midnight releases of Harry Potter are back? That’s right! Make sure to pre-order and come prepared to snag your book to add to your already valuable collection at one of the city’s most beloved bookstores.
Where: Books & Books – 265 Aragon Ave. Time: 10:30PM. Tickets: Check it here.