The solstice has passed and Summer is in full bloom. As Miami continues to grow into a vibrant cultural landscape, the events and happenings spike exponentially, filling our weeks with life for both locals and tourists alike. July has already begun and as you prepare to take on the heat, get your calendars ready for the summer programming our city will be shelling out. From outdoor concerts to improv sing-alongs, check out what we’ve set aside for you these next coming weeks:
Friday, July 1
TGIF at Villain Theater – TGIF showcases Chicago-style improvisation and sketch comedy with emphasis on emotional connection, collaboration, and grounded scene work. Don’t miss it! Full liquor bar will be available courtesy of Gramps Bar. This months SPECIAL OFFER: July Birthdays get in FREE with valid ID!
Where: MADE at The Citadel – 8325 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 7:30PM – Midnight. Tickets: Get em here.
Live at Libertine – One of the city’s only speakeasy vibes, Libertine brings the old feeling of swanky live tunes back to downtown. Enjoy the electro-pop sounds of two of the city’s emerging bands: Sigh Kicks and AstroMaps. They definitely deserve the support!
Where: Libertine – 34 NE 11th ST. Time: 11PM – 2AM. Tickets: $10 at the door.
Saturday, July 2
Netflix & Chill Open Air Festival – Spotted presents first “Netflix & Chill” Open Air Festival. Celebrate the launch of the Spotted app in Miami (joinspotted.com) as they transform the Tropical Park into the largest free open air movie theater the city has ever seen. Take your partners, bring your friends, pack your favorite snacks and grandma’s picnic blanket and enjoy the best movies and series on Netflix with hundreds of other people.
Where: Tropical Park. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Warehouse Wrap Party – Come party in The Leah Arts District as they close out the Leah Summer Series presented by Mist Twst. They will be turning Unbranded Brewing Co.’s warehouse into a party before they begin construction on their space and open in 2017. Hosted By Lucy Lopez, music By Mr. Brown, DJ Aliyo, DJ Meta 4, DJ JimboSlice and DJ Cato K. Live street art by Hialeah’s Original 7up Crew plus local vendors. Complimentary beer sampling thanks to Unbranded Brewing Co. Cocktails by Mist Twst and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Where: Unbranded Brewing Co. – 1395 NE 11th, Hialeah. Time: 8:30PM – 12:30AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Dazed & Confused – Step back 40 years into the decade of Led Zepplin, bell-bottoms, and loose joints on the last day of school in 1976. Richard Linklater’s breakthrough film is a staple summer flick that captures the timelessness of youth with a killer soundtrack and some of the most quotable lines in movie history. Taking cues from the characters themselves, the film has a charm that eases you into cool summer nights hanging out with a bunch of friends you never knew you had.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema – 260 Aragon Ave. Time: 11:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Sunday, July 3
BBQ & Chill at The Yard – Avoid the craziness and jam to some of the best live tunes around, the smells and sounds of fresh grills filling the air, all at The Wynwood Yard thanks to Concrete Beach Brewing Co. Celebrate America’s birthday with live-looping and blues master, Zach Deputy, with and opening set by Robby Hunter of Magic City Hippies. Taste the specially create BBQ-themed menus of the culinary pop-ups.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 3PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Tuesday, July 5
Miami’s Most Imaginative Bartender – The USBG’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin is where the cocktail-making world discovers its next great artist, a bartender whose creativity and passion pushes the industry forward. Witness as ten of the best bartenders in Miami and Tampa compete against each other, serving only their best and most inventive cocktail concoction, for the coveted title of Most Imaginative Bartender.
Where: Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. – 237 20th ST, Miami Beach. Time: 8:30PM – 10:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, July 7
Introspection: Solo Show by Jenny Perez – Miami’s Independent Thinkers host the opening weekend of “Introspection,” a solo exhib ition by Jenny Perez, at Gallery 2612. Perez will be showcasing new exploratory works on canvas as well as selected drawings. This exhibition is in collaboration with LEBO.
Where: Gallery 2612 – 2612 NW 2nd Ave. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Contradance at The North Beach Bandshell – The Rhythm Foundation’s Dance Band Night expands this month with the Summer Folk Dance Intensive. Every Thursday evening in July features traditional American folk dances and tunes for all ages.
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: $5 Suggested Donation.
Saturday, July 9
PAMM Free Second Saturdays – Immerse your family into nature and fantasy with art-making inspired by the work of artist Michele Oka Doner. Create mixed-media artwork that explores the natural world using a variety of unique materials. Stay and enjoy the whimsical strings of quartet Baby B Strings and their musical rendering of Brothers’ Grimm fairy tales.
Where: The Perez Art Museum – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 1PM – 4PM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, July 13
Ecopreneur Mixer – < span style=”font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial; color: #4b4f56; background-color: #ffffff; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;”>What is a Ecoprenuer? An entreprenuer whose business emphasizes sustainability. Come join EcoTech Visions to learn how you can become an Ecoprenuer, and help spread the green at an evening of networking, learning, and exploring.
Where: EcoTech Visions – 670 NW 113th ST. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, July 14
Brand New Mornings – Having the right mindset is so important to reach your goals and turn those dreams into reality as an entrepreneur. The Jupiter Circle has invited one of their favorite people, Family Therapist Jersey Garcia, for an honest conversation about keeping the right mindset going in the journey of entrepreneurship. Everyday she helps people create the space in their lives to charge forward in balance as their authentic selves. You’’ll hear tips and ideas to center ourselves, find balance and get back to what really matters.
Where: The Creative Girls – 537 SW 12th Ave., Miami. Time: 8:30AM-10AM. Tickets: Free with registration.
Wynwood Summer Sounds – Warby Parker hosts their new Summer Sound Sessions – a series of concerts over 10 weeks, in 10 cities, with 10 local musicians that they love. On Thursday, July 14, Millionyoung will be giving audiences a special summertime performance at the Wynwood store. Come through for good music and good vibes.
Where: Warby Parker Annex – 215 NW 25th ST. Time: 6PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free.
Rooftop Unplugged – Join the A+E 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 eclectic spirit and charming performer, Ella Herrera. Enjoy handmade sips to drink in the soothing sounds and breathtaking views of the city. RSVP Required as space is limited.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Friday, July 15
Roosevelt Collier Plays The Grateful Dead – One of Miami’s most historic music venues welcomes the steel guitar master, Roosevelt Collier back to his hometown. Come watch the masterful musician play The Grateful Dead with a band of some of Miami’s finest featuring special guest Billy Luso.
Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 9PM. 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