Radio benefit in Wynwood, Talib Kweli, YoungArts, movies on the sand and National Wine Day

What’s the Frequency?

The only time radio silence is a good thing is during those screaming loud car commercials, when mute is the only option. Or a Justin Bieber song, but that’s another story. Anyway, local non-profit radio station Shake 108 FM is not something to mute, but because it’s non-profit, if it doesn’t raise funds, it may go the way of good music played on the radio and that will suck. In order to upgrade broadcast equipment and retain FCC compliance, the station’s CEO Peter Stebbins has organized a benefit music and comedy festival starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St. Among the acts donating their time and talent to the cause and performing at the event: DJ Le Spam, World DJ Scratch champ El Abstrakto, Tom LeRoc, SolTek/808 Life, Tony Jacalone, Bill Kelly, Bachaco, SunGhosts and Agave Blue. More DJs, bands and comics are expected to be announced. There will be several area non-profits showcasing their causes during the event as well as a fire handler performance and food trucks. “I’m grateful for all of the Miami local bands, artists and comedians who are joining in and donating their free time to perform for the Miami local music scene,” says Stebbins. “We believe the event will fill to the capacity of 2,000 people quickly, so we urge people to reserve entry ahead of time.” A donation of $1 or more per person on the day of the event will gain admission. Shake 108 is the one of the only stations that plays local music. The event is an all ages one and to guarantee entry, people are asked to make a tax deductible donation at

Uncommon Rap

Talib Kweli isn’t your typical club hopping hip hop artist. He’s too busy being an activist and, soon enough, touring with Common to hit the proverbial “club.” However, at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 21, he will make an appearance at Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave., where he will DJ and, who knows, perhaps perform. The show is free and open to the public. For more information, go to or email

Gifted Sister (and Brother)

Must suck at holiday time for the tone deaf cousins when siblings Elena and Samora Pinderhughes perform even a tiny little ditty because, well, they both rock. Flutist and vocalist Elena is the 2013 YoungArts winner in Voice and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts while brother Samora, a pianist and composer, is the 2009 YoungArts winner in Jazz. Most recently, Samora helped organize and perform in the Justice for Flint benefit featuring Stevie Wonder and Hanelle Monae, while sister Elena contributed music to the Miles Ahead film score. The two will perform at 8:30 p.m. for two nights only, May 20 and 21, at Ted’s at YoungArts, 2100 Biscayne Blvd. General admission tix are $35 per person plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. $10 tickets are available with the code YA_JAZZ at Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Sandy Cinema

Nobody puts baby in a corner, but how about on the sand, when Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails, 111 S. Surf Road, Hallandale Beach, screens the classic Dirty Dancing at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26? Not only is the movie and admission free, but so is the popcorn. Not free, but really convenient is the fact that the beach bar will be open throughout the entire movie should you crave a boozy kick to go with the grand, The Time of My Life finale. Movie screens on the sand so stilettos aren’t exactly encouraged, but should you feel the need to kick it up, you can always kick ’em off. 


Here we are again, another day, another National day of something. But at least on Wednesday, May 25 it’s National Wine Day, something many people can raise a glass or ten to. In fact, all the restaurants under the SBE Miami umbrella –
Katsuya, Cleo, The Bazaar and The Restaurant at The Raleigh – are offering major specials from 6 p.m. until closing. Among them, Halter Ranch Rosé at $10 by the glass and $45 per bottle at The Restaurant at The Raleigh, 1775  Collins Ave.; Katsuya Sake Victory at $15 a carafe at Katsuya, 1701 Collins Ave.; half-priced Juliette La Angileri Rosé ($6 a glass, $24 a bottle) at Cleo, 1776 Collins Ave.; and Vega Sicilia wines by the glass at The Bazaar, 1701 Collins Ave., the only place in the country offering them by the glass via a 5 oz. pour of the Pintia for $35, the Alion for $45, the Valbuena for $65 and the Unico for $115. Not sure what Thursday is celebrating but if you ask us, with these deals, it should be National Bloody Mary Day to take care of the bargain-induced hangovers.

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