Prism Creative Group curates your cultural calendar – Sept. 1-15

Leon Bridges performs at the Fillmore Miami Beach this month.

The sweltering August days have come and gone and this late-summer rain is bringing in the cooler weather. September is upon us, friends, and little has changed in the social department around the city. What people could call the “season” is picking up and the fall events lineup is already shaping into something pretty special. Take a look at our top picks:

Thursday, Sept. 1

37 Years of Churchill’s – One of Miami’s oldest and most stellar live music venues is celebrating a big birthday. For five days, Churchill’s Pub will be opening its doors to over 100 local and international acts for your jamming pleasure. Labor Day Weekend’s looking good.

Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 6PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

Rooftop Unplugged SessionsJoin A+E District as magic washes over the city skyline at the Filling Station Lofts for the crowd-favorite concert, Rooftop Unplugged Sessions. Take in an intimate performance by local eclectic spirit and folky performer, Keith Johns. Enjoy handmade ice cream sandwiches by Wynwood Parlor and sips to drink in the soothing sounds and breathtaking views of the city.

Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 7-9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Friday, Sept. 2

Photo by Michael Marko, via Facebook

Ball & Chain Music FestivalBall & Chain is excited to celebrate their second annual three-day music festival taking place Sept. 2-4. Guests are invited to join as they host an action-packed weekend filled with amazing live music, DJs, and entertainment. A special music festival craft menu will be available. Acts like Palo!, Spam Allstars, Magic City Hippies, Electric Piquete and more will perform.

Where: Ball & Chain – 1513 SW 8th ST. Time: 12PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, Sept. 3

18th Annual Afro Roots Festival – The North Beach Bandshell is back at it. This year the festival will feature the Chicago Afrobeat Project, a rising star among afrobeat groups after emerging as one of the first nationally touring American bands to take the sound to the masses. Other acts include Aurelio Martinez, Uma Galera and DJ Moses.

Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave. Time: 5PM – 10PM. Tickets: Snag em here.

Sunday, Sept. 4

The Underline September Ride to Coral Gables VillagesBike through the historic Coral Gables Villages with The Underline Cycling Club from the South Miami Metrorail Station. We’ll ride through the historic Coral Gables Villages and end at Dr Smood in South Miami for a short nutrition talk while sampling smart food for a good mood.

Where: South Miami Metrorail Station. Time: 9:30AM – 12PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Indian Cr
eek Drive In
Explore Miami’s visual history upstairs at 27 with The New Tropic + host Kevin Wynn! He’ll be taking you on a journey through history featuring archival footage of Miami. This week’s topic will be swimsuit season, highlighting swimsuit styles from the 1950s –1980s.

Where: 27 Restaurant – 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Time: 7:30 – 9:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

A Thai Cooking Class Sprouted Chef is back at the Wynwood Yard, continuing its cooking sessions that take place every other Wednesday. In this series we are traveling to Thailand to explore some authentic flavors and recipes. Start by gathering in a family style setting with your own cooking station where we will learn to make a savory, crunchy Thai salad, curry, and beyond.

Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 7-9PM. Tickets: Snag em here.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Brand New Mornings – Join The Creative Girls for the next “Brand New Mornings,” a monthly interactive conversation about branding, creativity and business in their beautiful Little Havana space. This time they’re excited to feature Jennifer Vera (the third Creative Girl!!!) to lead you in a conversation about defining an area of focus and how finding your niche can lead to growth for your business.

Where: 537 SW 12th Ave. Time: 8:30 – 10AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

ICA Ideas: Shut Up and DrawICA Miami welcomes New Zealand-based artist Susan Te Kahurangi King as she leads one of her signature hands-on events, “Shut Up and Draw.” The event demands collaborative involvement by audience members, who will draw a large-scale mural on the walls of ICA Miami’s multipurpose room. Taking as its starting point motifs from Susan’s drawings, the mural will sprawl into a delirious landscape of colorful forms and warped fragments.

Where: 4040 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 11AM – 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Friday, Sept. 9

Movies Under the StarsThe A+E District collaboration with Miami Film Festival is back with their next installment of Movies Under the Stars at Canvas. Come celebrate Downtown Art Days with a very special edition of your favorite outdoor movie theater. Enjoy a free screening of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” by Wes Anderson, a stop-motion adaption of Roal Dahl’s beloved children’s book.

Where: Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 7-10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Leon Bridges at The Fillmore – One of Prism’s favorite acts in the past decade is playing in our city. Don’t miss it.

Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach – 1700 Washington Ave. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Snag em here.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Happy Hour with Dr. GeorgeCome out for a Happy Hour with Dr. George and enjoy a history lesson on Downtown Miami while you sip on your favorite libation. Ticket gets you a drink and a chance to listen in while the Doc takes you through a storied tour without having to move from the historic Langford’s Pawnbroker lounge.

Where: Pawn Broker Rooftop – 121 SE 1st ST. Time: 5:30-7:30PM. Tickets: Snag em here.

Thursday, Sept. 15

Buskerfest Miami 2016 Kick-OffCome join the Buskerfest family as they officially announce this year’s festival date and open the call-to-artists/volunteer sign-up! Whether or not you have worked with them before, you are invited. Bring your own instrument and jam out!

Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 6-9PM. Tickets: Free.


Jimi Meets Funk – The Miami-born steel pedal mas
ter, Roosevelt Collier comes down from Orlando for a night of Jimi Hendrix celebration. His trio will play all the guitarist’s classics and rocking is inevitable.

Where: Churchill’s Pub. Time: 8PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.