Prism Creative Group’s top picks for Miami’s cultural scene – Jan. 8-15

Nu Deco Orchestra

More events that should be on your radar for folks who can’t get enough. 

Tuesday, Jan. 10

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Soundbite Presents: Bowie’s Blackstar BashCelebrate the life of the Music Legend, David Bowie, on the one year anniversary of his passing. SoundBite Magazine presents Bowie’s Blackstar Bash, a celebration of David Bowie’s legacy with South Florida’s leading talent. Local musicians will perform Bowie’s classics. Special appearance by the Goblin King and his magical juggling acts. Enter the raffle to win a unique David Bowie painting by surreal artist, Pachi.

Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 8p.m. – 3a.m. Tickets: $5 here.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

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Gardens by Moonlight –  As Vizcaya celebrates its 100th birthday, they’re kicking off this season’s Gardens by Moonlight (formerly known as Moonlight Garden Tours) with a chance to explore the not yet open to the public Vizcaya Village! To showcase this little-known history, they’re inviting you to wander the Village on your own. There, you’ll encounter staff to tell you stories about the spaces and live music like The Wilson Slayers whose story-telling prowess comes in the form of old-time murder ballads.

Where: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – 3251 S Miami Ave. Time: 6p.m. – 9p.m.

Concrete Beach Taps

Namaste for a Pint Love Life and their neighbors Concrete Beach Brewery are teaming up to give back to our community. The 2nd Wednesday of every month they host a FREE yoga class at Concrete Beach in Wynwood. Each month class will be guided by a different Love Life teacher. This month will be with Megan Elizabeth from 7-8pm with $4 pints after class to stay and connect with community. Bring your own mat.

Where: Concrete Beach Brewery – 325 NW 24th ST. Time: 7p.m. – 10p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Thursday, Jan. 12

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Tango al FrescoLike a true promenade, Biscayne Green bringing dance classes en plein air back to Downtown Miami with Tango al Fresco. Learn the tantalizing moves of the classic Argentinian dance by Tango in Miami with Diego Santana Tango. Enjoy authentic cuisine by Gaucho Ranch and Fufi Empanadas, and sip on deep red wine and hand-crafted cocktails by Acme Lounge.

Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7p.m. – 10p.m. Tickets: Free.

Friday, Jan. 13

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Biscayne Live ft. Raquel SofiaJam in the weekend with Biscayne Green’s sweetest concert series: Biscayne Live! You’ll take in the faraway sounds by the always-incredible, Latin GRa.m.MY-nominated, Raquel Sofia. Plus, get down to the tunes of local musicians like Javier Garcia, Paula, and Sol Ruiz as you let go on the Green. Enjoy fresh cocktails and local craft beer by Mac’s Pubs, and grub by Coyo Taco, Miami Smokers, and Wynwood Parlor.

Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7p.m. – 10p.m. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, Jan. 14

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Beaux Arts FestivalThe 66th Annual, one of Miami’s longest-running juried art festivals – will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14th and Sunday, Jan. 15th on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables. The Festival of Art features fine art by over 220 juried artists, live music, international food and a Family Fun Zone. This weekend event is ideal for art enthusiasts, as well as kids and families, and offers artwork in a variety of mediums and for all budgets.

Where: University of Miami – 1320 S Dixie Hwy. Time: Jan. 14th – 15th 10a.m. – 5p.m. Tickets: Free.

Rendering of The Underline

Underline #UnderArt Opening PartyYou are invited to a FREE party celebrating four public art installations along the future Underline by Miami-based artists Bhakti Baxter, Naomi Fisher, Nicolas Lobo, and Agustina Woodgate. Experience public art that inspires and challenges us to be healthy, mobile and connected featuring: Interviews with each of the artists, Creative play for kids of all ages and more.

Where: Brickell Station – 801 SW 1st Ave. Time: 2p.m. – 5p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

A pop-up park takes over several parking lots off of Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami.
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Taste of Downtown Food Festival It’s time Biscayne Green celebrates the vibrant culture of its home in Downtown Miami with the first-ever Taste of Downtown food festival! The greens will come alive to the flavors of culinary favorites like Manna Life Food, Toro Toro, The River Seafood and Oyster Bar, Local Boy Poke, Alloy Bistro Gourmet, Biscayne Tavern, Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue and more to be announced. Jam to the tunes of local bands like Brendan O’Hara andAlejandro Elizondo, and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails by Mac’s Pubs.

Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 6p.m. – 10p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Sunday, Jan. 15

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Free Winter Festival at Japanese Gardens – Celebrate the culture of faraway places with martial arts demonstrations, music, magic, cosplay and talent contests & much more.

Where: Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden – 1101 MacArthur Causeway. Time: 10a.m. – 5p.m. Tickets: Free.

 It's like a flea market at Schwartz's fashion potal inside Hair Magic Salon. Photo: Dinkinish O'connor.

The Miami FleaSwing by and enjoy the local community with pop-ups galore. Ride your bike or take transit, and make sure to stop by the kid’s corner by Little Creative Souls for some creative crafts, and face painting. They’ll have workshops, one-of-a-kind gifts, and brand new vendors. Check out the amazing creations by local artisans, adopt a puppy, or get your hands henna-fied. There will be vintage treasures, vinyl, and more thrift finds that ever before.

Where: 1440 N Miami Ave. Time: 1p.m. – 5p.m. Tickets: Free.

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Biscayne Green MarleyO Cinema will be showing some of the best film classics backed by our city skyline under the moon. We continue the series with a special screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, “Marley,” an in-depth look at the life of the late, great, Bob Marley. Enjoy drinks by Mac’s Pubs, fresh Fufi Empanadas, a pop-up cheese stand by Whole Foods Market, popcorn by Boxelder Craft Beer Market and delicious sammies from Wynwood Parlor.

Where: Biscayne Blvd, Between SE 2nd & NE 1st ST. Time: 7p.m. – 10p.m. Tickets: Free.

NuDeco

Nu Deco at New World CenterAfter three nights of sold out performances in December, Nu Deco Ensemble is returning to The New World Center on Jan. 15th to mark the beginning of a ground-breaking partnership with the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation! The intimate concert will feature the winners of the last Dranoff Competition, Duo Yoo and Kim, performing with Miami’s 21st-Century chamber orchestra on Fredrik Sixten’s Concerto for Two Pianos. The night will then take off with renditions of J.S. Bach, Radiohead, Steve Reich, Jessie Montgomery and the world premiere of a tribute to Frank Zappa for two pianos.

Where: New World Center. Time: 7:30p.m. – 10p.m. Tickets: Get em here.

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