Holy shit balls! It’s getting hot in here!As temperatures continue to steadily rise in the 305, The Vagabond, Gummdrops, Alley Times, and, yours truly, Tropicult are launching a rockin’ Summer Concert Series this Friday night!
The shindig should set the tone for more super fun local hangs and a badass summer. Headlining all the festivities are two of Miami’s hottest local bands, Deaf Poets and Lil Daggers, together on the same night.
That ain’t it!! Charlie Woods will be dropping a special DJ set and all of the dudes from KRiSP are expected to attend. Plus, pop-up shops by our local favs, installations, BBQ, even one of Miami’s most recognized street artist, Atomik will be out there doing his thing!!
It’s now May and we already miss O, Miami. For a month, the O, Miami Poetry Festival went wherever people went.
Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, organizers P. Scott Cunningham and Melody Santiago Cummings brought poetry into public places, both common and special to Miamians. Places one would normally go to for poetry like Books and Books, and the B-Bar at the Betsy Hotel, as well as unlikely places for the elusive art form like El Palacio de Los Jugos, The Swap Shop and Publix, they have a sense of humor.
On their 15th birthday Locust Projects has good reason to celebrate! They recently moved into a new 5,000 square foot exhibition space at a prime location in the burgeoning Design District (near the delicious Harry’s Pizzeria) and they have new projects in the horizon.
Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Executive Director, took the time to tell me about the organization’s mission, show me the space and some recent Locust Projects: rainbows in bus shelters, a subtropical paper wilderness, and recycled vinyl art.
Tomorrow FUNDarte opens the doors of the Black Box Theater at the Miami Dade Auditorium for Miami On Stage 2013. The three day event (Thursday, April 18th to Saturday, April 20th) features musical performances by unique, eclectic Latin artists including female vocalist Leslie Cartaya, jazz master Alfredo Chacon, and rapero Mr. Haka, who mix their ethnic roots with mainstream pop to create new sound.
Simultaneously, a unique kind of audio/ visual artistic magic will be popping up in public spaces around the city. The installations are a part of the new public intervention project mujer_cita_MIA by celebrated multi-media artist and feminist activist Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez.
Game Show is the current exhibition at Florida International University’s – College of Architecture + The Arts’ new Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) where games serve as metaphors for human interactions and well, just the absurdities of life itself.