While the city waves goodbye to summer and all that it stands for, we also welcome fall and the craziness that’s about to hit the city with an influx of cultural happenings. Anniversaries, music festivals, film festivals, meet-ups, in-depth chats, these are all things that await you these next few weeks, so check it out:
Saturday, Oct. 1
Lost Weekend 20th – One of Miami Beach’s hidden treasures turns 20 this weekend and you can’t miss this epic block party celebration. Live music by big names like Spam Allstars, Afrobeta, Patrick & The Swayzees, Otto Von Schrirach and more. Plus DJs and other festivities all night long.
Where: Lost Weekend – 218 Espanola Way. Time: 2PM – 5AM. Tickets: Free.
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. We’ll be bringing every type of craft under the sun from watercolor, to calligraphy, macrame and more. Plus, enjoy live music by charming local songwriters, The Good Nites and Carley Jo Jackson, plus more activations.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Live in the Garden – Live in The Garden features amazing local bands and artists every weekend. Come enjoy the show and indulge in delightful drink specials – $5 beers, $8 glasses of wine, and $8 frozen and well drinks – all night in our magical garden!
Where: Mina’s Mediterraneo – 749 79th ST. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, Oct. 2
LadyFest Miami – Head to Made at the Citadel to enjoy a day of workshops, art, performances, music, exhibitors, and more! LadyFest Miami is a volunteer-organized, grassroots festival in South Florida that showcases local talent and engages us on local issues through workshops, music and art. This event hopes to provide an inclusive space for ALL wom@n, girls, and their allies to unite and celebrate womanhood in its many forms.
Where: Made at The Citadel – 8325 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 9AM – 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
The Underline Cycling Club Free Rides – Explore the future Underline’s connections to many future and existing corridors creating a safe haven for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Travel north to Vizcaya and stop at Alice Wainright Park to hear about Plan Z for Rickenbacker Causeway. Then bike through the Roads neighborhood and find out about future plans for Calle 8 and the Miami River Greenway.
Where: Coconut Grove Metrorail Station – 2780 SW 27th Ave. Time: 9:30AM – 11:45AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Monday, Oct. 3
Cocktails Inspired by Stranger Things – If you dare, head to The Broken Shaker on Monday for an adventure into the Upside-Down! Tracie Franklin from the House of Agricole and Shaker’s own Bobby Eldridge will be mixing up the ultimate Demogorgan-repellent R(h)um Agricole cocktails in the spirit of the sci-fi hit TV show “Stranger Things.” Special guest Benjamin Jones of the Clément family will be around to discuss the subject of R(h)um Agricole, and they’ll have ’80s music and Dungeons & Dragons on deck.
Where: The Broken Shaker – 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Community Chats – Follow your joy at this monthly community chat series hosted by Gaby Guzman from The Jupiter Circle. Every month, Gaby will interview young professionals in Miami who have pursued passion projects that have transformed their lives and brands. On Oct. 4, Gaby chats with Justin Winston, Ono Wales and Sara Yousuf of Engage Miami and The Plantain.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Taps & Tunes – Curators of culture at Prism Creative Group are making Tuesdays at the Yard tantalizing with their new series, Taps & Tunes at The Yard. Join us every Tuesday evening for craft beer as our favoite Miami singer-songwriters light up the stage. We’re kicking off October’s line up with Robby Hunter of Magic City Hippies.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Happy Hour benefiting Wynwood Maker Camp – Design Thinking Miami hosts an extra special happy hour at The Wynwood Yard with improv games, special $5 DTM punch, and 10 percent of proceeds from the night will benefit the Wynwood Maker Camp!
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Sophie Amaroso Books & Books – “Nasty Galaxy” is Amoruso’s newest life bible, approaching style, music, philosophy, and advice in the same way #GIRLBOSS approached business—unconventionally. Oversized and in full color, this is the newest, coolest, must-have accessory. She’ll be speaking on her latest endeavor at Miami’s most beloved independent book store.
Where: Books & Books – 265 Aragon Ave. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.
Friday, Oct. 7
III Points Music, Arts & Technology Festival – In the last four years they have hosted acts that range from James Murphy, Jamie XX, Nicolas Jaar, Lykke Li, Metronomy, The Martinez Brothers, Chet Faker and Mac Demarco. Along with music, artists local and international have contributed to the festival in addition with myriad activations including satellite parties, music industry and tech panels, art presentations, and film screenings. This year’s festival will blow it all out of the water with acts like LCD Soundsystem joining those ranks, collaborations with NASA, Virtual Reality, and more.
Where: Mana Wynwood – 318 NW 23rd ST. Time: Oct 7th – 9th @ 5PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get em here.
See it in 70mm – CGAC officially becomes the only art cinema in South Florida equipped to screen films in 70mm, the high resolution format that became synonymous with the medium’s epics and films of exceptional visual grandeur. The four films screening Oct. 7-13 were actually made in 70mm. To have seen them projected in any other format is not to have seen them in their full splendor. Watch “2001: A Space Odyssey” to kick it off.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema – 260 Aragon Ave. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday, Oct. 8
11 Most Endangered Buildings – Join HistoryMiami Museum and Dade Heritage Trust on this tour guided by Dr. Paul George. We will visit Miami’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Buildings, as designated by DHT, from the Lemon City DuPuis Medical Office to the Miami Woman’s Club and beyond. Travel on a comfortable coach with Dr. George while learning the history and significance of these structures and join them following the tour for a reception hosted by DHT with light bites and beverages.
Where: dade Heritage Trust Miami – 190 SE 12th Terr. Time: 9:30AM – 2PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Movies Under the Stars – Kick off the GEMS Film Festival with a very special edition of your favorite outdoor movie theater. Enjoy a free screening of the critically-acclaimed and GOYA Award-winning Argentinian thriller, “El Clan” al fresco. Take it all in with classic movie theater candy, a full Argentinian asado by Guacho Ranch and Fufi’s Empanadas, ice cream sandwiches by Wynwood Parlor, and gourmet popcorn by Mad Chiller, plus alcoholic refreshments. Bring friends, family, & lawn chairs.
Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Thursday, Oct. 13
GEMS Film Festival – A precursor to the 34th annual Miami International Film Festival event in March 2017, GEMS continues to deliver quality films that inspire, provoke, and entertain, allowing the South Florida community to immerse itself in a cinematic ride that will take them to unexpected places.
Where: Tower Theater – 1508 SW 8th ST. Time: Oct. 13th – 17th. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday, Oct. 15
Modern Life Mindfulness Festival – The Sacred Space Miami presents a one-day mindfulness festival in Miami in partnership with Modern ŌM: the Modern Life Mindfulness Festival. Learn how to use proven mindfulness techniques guaranteed to help positively impact your life at more than 20 workshops, guided teachings, and engaging activities.
Where: The Sacred Space Miami – 105 NE 24th ST. Time: 9AM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
The UnderLounge – Experience Miami’s transformative, new linear park with a fun, free festival for all ages! The day will feature the world’s longest mini-golf hole, huge interactive chalk art mandala, a pop-up dog park, pet costume contest, face painting, caricature artist, kid’s activities, fitness classes, live music and more.
Where: Brickell Metrorail Station – 801 SW 1st Ave. Time: 12PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Afrobeta’s 2nd-Annual Mooncake Jam – One of Miami’s most beloved acts is back with another celebration of local music: Afrobeta is bringing back the Mooncake Jam for a second year in a row at the historic North Beach Bandshell! Come support the city’s resilient music scene with a full lineup of local acts. Enjoy grub from on-site pop-ups like The Plant MIA and Hot Satellite Pizza, plus handmade cocktails and local craft brews. Peruse the stalls of Miami’s artisans and come together for another day of creative merriment.
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7200 Collins Ave. Time: 5PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.