The summer solstice is nearly upon us and the season is already raging in full force. From rainy days, to humid nights, Miami’s hottest period knows no respite. But when has a little heat or sweat ever stopped locals from having fun? If we know anything about hot and humid climates is that it’s a mechanism for growth, and our cultural scene is no exception. As usual, Prism Music Group is bringing you your next two weeks-worth of social happenings, just make sure to bring an umbrella…and a towel.
Thursday, June 16
Roosevelt “The Doctor” Collier
Floridian Love – The monthly jam celebrating Florida’s musical talent is back and welcomes you to the Little River oasis that is Naomi’s Garden! Their first guest is none other than Miami’s own master pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt “The Doctor” Collier who has shared the stage with prestigious acts from the Allman Brothers to the Funky Meters. Jam to local acts like TRIP, Layne Fox, and more.
Where: Naomi’s Garden – 650 NW 71st St. Time: 5 p.m. – 1a.m. Tickets: Free.
Friday, June 17
Uncle SCotchy at gastroPod – A little bit of Louisiana comes to Wynwood. W.D. Miller and the Revolvers, Danielle Steele, and Uncle SCotchy will be playing for all of you while you enjoy a true, New Orleans style SHRIMP Boil with Chef Kurtis Jantz and Jeremiah Bullfrog. Get your crawfish and shrimp boil on with all the fixins, po’ boys, beignets, and craft beer you can handle.
Where: gastroPod Miami -168 NW 26th St. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Saturday, June 18
Curious Vault Collaborations 003: Neural Networks – The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will unveil the third project in the Curious Vault Collaborations series which partners a local artist and scientist together to create a tabletop exhibit display using at least one item from the Frost Science collection. The event includes a moderated discussion on the merging of art and science, along with an inside look at the project making of Neural Networks, featuring Bookleggers founder and writer, Nathaniel Sandler, Art and Collection Manager at Frost Science, Kevin Arrow and more.
Where: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU – 10975 SW 17th St. Time: 6-8 p.m. Tickets: Apply here.
Movie Night in Hialeah – Join Mist Twst and the Miami Film Festival in celebrating Miami Film Month. Miami Film Festival has joined the Leah Arts District and has selected “Amor Crónico,” the award-winning Cuban film, for this special presentation. Enjoy food trucks curated by Burger Beast, Sounds by Silent Revolution MIA, and more!
Where: Unbranded Brewing Co., 1359 E. 11th Ave., Hialeah, FL. Time: 7:30PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Monday, June 20
Full Moon Drum Circle – The monthly full moon jam is back at it again at the North Shore Open Space Park on 79th and Collins. Bring your own percussion instrument or watch in awe as a performance lights up before your eyes. Watch fire dancers and sensual artists harness the energy of the moon into a astral celebration.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park – 8101 Collins Ave. Time: 8 p.m. – midnight. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, June 22
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest – The North Beach Bandshell opens its doors for another celebration of food and music. Jam to tunes by local artist, Fabi, watch live street performances by the Front Yard Theatre Collective featuring Dangerfun Sideshow, and eat goodies from favorites like Ms. Cheezious, Latin Burger, Jefe’s Fish Tacos and more.
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 5-10 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Rooftop Unplugged Sessions – Join the Arts + Entertainment District as magic washes over the city skyline at the Filling Station Lofts for the crowd-favorite concert, Rooftop Unplugged Sessions, now at the newly renovated outdoor pool. Take in an intimate performance by local soulful songstress and powerful performer, Yoli Mayor. Enjoy custom sips to drink in the soothing sounds and breathtaking views of the city.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1675 N Miami Ave. Time: 7-9 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, June 23
EXILE presents SOIR ZINE – Join EXILE Books for Issue #4 featuring artists: VIRGO, Amy Ritter (Philly), Amaia Salazar ( Madrid, SP), Ian Malgarejo (Miami) and IRL. VIRGO performs her new EP release, “WaterPlanet.” Photo prints will be for sale by Jacqueline Soir to raise funds for the next issue of Soir, accompanied by a dreamcatcher workshop station. Soir Zine is a self-funded, independent publication with a concentration on the art of photography and independent music.
Where: The Standard – 40 Island Dr., Miami Beach. Time: 6-8 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Beck’s Urban Canvas – Over the past year, you may have noticed quite a few more murals and installations around the city in areas otherwise untouched. It’s not a coincidence. As a result of the successful first year of Beck’s Urban Canvas, communities like Little Havana, Hialeah, Little Haiti, and Wynwood have all been creatively inspired. Celebrate their game-changing first year, jam to tunes by Mr. Brown and Bedside, munch on grub by the city-favorite Chef Creole, sip on Beck’s all night, and celebrate the relaunch of Rhythm Foundation’s Big Night in Little Haiti!
Where: The Citadel – 8330 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Time: 7-10 p.m. RSVP: Right here.
Friday, June 24
Anime: Japanese Gems – As a follow up to the Coral Gables Art Cinema’s record-breaking retrospective last year, Miyazaki!: Master of Japanese Animation, a brand new festival celebrating the best of anime will run from Friday, June 24 through Thursday, June 30. “ANIME: Japanese Gems” features some of the most critically acclaimed and classic anime films, including “Akira,” “Grave of the Fireflies” and “Cowboy Bebop: The Movie.”
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema – 260 Aragon Ave. Time: 5-9 p.m. (showtimes vary).Tickets: Get them here.
Saturday, June 25
Little River’s Night of Light – The JAMM Project has gathered together all of the coolest art galleries, artists’ studios, and other dynamic spaces in this enclave of creativity for one night of art, fun, and getting to know some of the best people and spaces that Miami has to offer. Bring friends and family starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 and come enjoy all that this wonderfully culture-filled neighborhood has to offer. From pop-ups, to improv tours, from studio tours, and gallery openings, see what Little River has to offer our city.
Where: Little River/Little Haiti neighborhoods. Time: 5 p.m. – 4 a.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Opening: Paradise – PARADISE, is a video art experience by Willie Avendano at &gallery. Avendano and &gallery jointly present the artist’s third installation and second solo exhibit at the space in located in Little Haiti. PARADISE brings together themes of living, loving and losing in the Magic City. The exhibit opens during Little River’s Night of Light celebration.
Where: &gallery – 6308 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 5-10 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Sunday, June 26
Abbey Brewing Company’s 21st Anniversary – Join one of Miami’s oldest breweries on Sunday, June 26, for The Abbey Brewing Company 21st Anniversary Birthday Bash. Enjoy an open bar from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., a complimentary pig roast, 13 killer craft beers on draft for $6 each, and $6 mixed
drinks and shots. No cover charge, must be 21+ to attend.
Where: The Abbey Brewing Company – 1115 16th ST, Miami Beach. Time: 8 a.m. – 5 a.m. Tickets: Free.
The Miami Flea – Swing by The Miami Flea and enjoy the local community with a Bookleggers Library pop-up. 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. Check out the amazing creations of local artists by The Mokha Family Art Collective. There will be henna galore, vintage treasures, vinyl, and more thrift finds than ever before! Jam to local musicians and explore the grub garden of Miami-based eateries to laze the Sunday away.
Where: 14th Street and North Miami Avenue. Time: 4-8 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, June 28
Books & Books & Bikes & Lebo Opening Party – You may have heard the rumors, but it’s true. Books & Books has created a pop-up bookshop meets bike shop meets record store meets art gallery in Wynwood. Special offer books, vinyl records, and gift items, outdoor bikes, running products and more from No Boundaries. Limited edition signed prints and postcards from LEBO.
Where: 2602 NW 5th Ave. Time: 6:30 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Thursday, June 30
Sounds of Colombia – Taking in the tropical summer weather, the Arts + Entertainment District is happy to unveil their latest concert series spotlighting the sounds of some of the world’s most infectious rhythms! Transport yourself across the hemisphere to the valleys of Latin America with a night dedicated to the soothing Sounds of Colombia. Catch Latin GRAMMY-nominated Juan Pablo Vega at the A+E Live Stage with an intimate set by emerging songwriter, Paula. Bask in the music with authentic Colombian cuisine and the welcoming atmosphere that you’ve come to love from our backyard. Plus, delicious drinks as always.
Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th St. Time: 7-10 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
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