WELCOME TO HYPE CITY.
This is selection of events we’ve gathered throughout the month – organized, categorized, and presented in chronological order, with links to full event details, including maps and ticketing information.
As we know, March is a pretty nuts here in sunny Miami – several shows, tons of parties, festivals and many other happenings. It’s downright impossible to do it all. We’ve managed to whittle it down to a selection of must-sees and dos. No need to thank us, it’s what we do. 😉 How? Well for starters, Winter Music Week (or whatever ya call it) is getting its own guide where we’ll go into detail on all of the best events during that amazing week of insanity.
Sweatstock + Record Store Day 2015 is Saturday, April 18th and it’s going to be a doozy as they’re celebrating ten years of Sweat! But first, they’re having a pre-party/fundraiser on Friday, March 13th at Churchill’s with two amazing bands and a dance party.
How about some music to go with your art?
Catch The Hoy Polloy for art walk at MANA for an audio AND visual adventure!
The dudes will be playing some brand new tracks from their latest EP: Ferret Winter.
Roaring ’20s-themed drinking den Stache and Gummdrops Music Collective welcomes local singer-songwriter, Rick Moon to their Thursday Sound Series. MillionYoung will keep the night going with a DJ set.
Kill Your Idol hosts a FREE pre-WMC hype party with ’80s throwback synth-pop act Astari Nite performing live and the incomparable Ray Milian spinning late into the night.
Rhythm Foundation presents free live Americana with The Wood Brothers and an opening set by songstress, Rachel Goodrich.
This month marks the inaugural #BeCAUSE, a new monthly event in which Stache and Gummdrops team up with a local charity or nonprofit to spread awareness for a worthy cause. Benefiting the Biscayne Water Keepers, the first #BeCause Thursday will feature live music by the Hongs and a DJ set by Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls).
FREE event with FREE beer drink ticket. What more do you need to know really?!
Merill Garbis, better known as lo-fi experimental pop act tUnE-yArDs, makes his Miami debut at Grand Central. He is joined by Son Lux, the post-rock / alternative hip hop project of Ryan Lott, who is also a renowned composer for film and television.
ARTS & CULTURE
Get your craft on at this adult art making workshop and craft beer tasting. It’s like elementary school art class but with drinks! EVERGLADES BY AIRBOAT
Catch a ride on the airboat tour of the Everglades while the weather is nice. Hosted by Pérez Art Museum Miami’s PAMM Contemporaries program.
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For the show, Justin Wood in which he creates video mapped psychedelic mixed media abstract paintings.
In anticipation of Miami Beach’s 100th anniversary, local historian, and author, Carolyn Klepser presents this illustrated lecture that looks at early Miami Beach as a product of its place and time.
90 Miles is a multimedia interactive installation and dialog on immigration and human rights. This ongoing crocheting project uses 90 miles of multi-colored yarn, creating a continuous strip totaling approximately 1.5 miles, yet if unraveled the sum is equal to 90 miles, symbolic of the distance between Key West and Cuba.
Homemade Lemonade marks The Flowerbox Projects‘ inaugural exhibition at their new space in Lemon City. The group show will feature site-specific work by four emerging to mid-career artists.
Arts + Entertainment presents Miami’s Independent Thinkers as they host A Blank Canvas, a 90-minute art battle featuring CP1, Didirock, Jenny Perez, and Nate Dee.
Margrethe Aanestad explores spatial relationships through form, color, material, and space in her current exhibition at Dimensions Variable.
As part of WAVES, a series of performances which highlight collaborations between musicians and artists in visual fields, Pérez Art Museum hosts Dawn Richard in Nexus Re-Morph, “the soul of R&B distorted in space-time and rendered as a high-tech video vortex.”
The 2015 Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show places the spotlight on 20+ well-established Miami artists and vibrant art districts. Show goers can meet the artists and see their work, as well as experience several curated art district exhibits in one large exhibition area.
Myth and Machine will come to a close the first week of April. The exhibition examines how artists, designers, and filmmakers responded to the unprecedented qualities of the war.
Sun Breaker is the current installation by New York-based artist Ruby Sky Stiler at Locust Projects. Stiler expands on her sculptural engagement with the female form and its manifestation in the varied dialects of twentieth-century abstraction.
John James Audubon’s masterpiece of American art, The Birds of America, on view through May 31 at HistoryMiami.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
We highlighted the opening of the Miami International Film Festival in our last HYPE CITY and published a handy MIFF 2015 Guide. By the time this iteration of Hype City goes up, there will be a few more days of MIFF left. Make sure you catch some showings before it’s over!
Each month galleries stay open until 10 p.m. in the Wynwood Art District, home to edgy and experimental artists, and the neighboring Design District, a stylish 18-block hub of posh showrooms and vanguard designers. Check out our Art Walking guide for the low-down on this and other Art Walks throughout South Florida.
Brain Day is presented by Baptist Health South Florida. This educational three-day event, taking place during Brain Awareness Week, focuses on neuroscience and offers stimulating programming for science insiders, young professionals, and families.
To commemorate 100 years since the founding of Miami Beach, the City will host a spectacular 100-hour non-stop celebration. The four-day long celebration will be capped-off with a free oceanside concert featuring Gloria Estefan, Andrea Bocelli, and more.
Food Trucks + two stages featuring Spam Allstars, a Beatles cover band, and Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble.
Chances are anyone reading this already knows all about Ultra Music Festival, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention it here. UMF – one of the biggest music festivals in the world – kicks off in downtown Miami on March 27th and will feature EDM heroes like Tiesto, Afrojack, Skrillex, and David Guetta.
The 14th Annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival brings an eclectic mix of modern world music artists to the oceanfront at North Beach Bandshell.
Together with Rock The Ocean, Tortuga will pair country, rock and roots music with meaning by raising awareness about marine conservation and issues affecting the world’s oceans.
The SoundScape Cinema Series, a City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks program, presents a free weekly outdoor screening on the huge wall of the New World Center.
Join WOLF for this double feature of Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919) and She Goes to War (1929) and the grand finale of our WWI film series curated and introduced by Wolfsonian Chief Librarian Frank Luca.
A night of Haitian artistry with screenings of “Papa Machete” every hour throughout the evening.
With the expert guidance of The Market Company, the Adrienne Arsht Center Farmers Market features Florida-grown produce and prepared foods.
The Jupiter Circle Social Media Workshop Series continues with Social Media and Design. Nadia Payan from Good Axe will be a guest speaker.
River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists. Includes complimentary light cuisine tastings and drink specials courtesy of Tongue & Cheek.
The ultimate ladies ’night-in with fierce and fashionable ladies coming together for a mid-week pampering at the amazing studio in Wynwood.
Creative Mornings is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge and includes a 20-minute talk, plus fresh brew provided by Mad Chiller.
Enjoy an entertaining and relaxing boat ride under the stars with HistoryMiami historian, Dr. Paul George as he recounts the history of Miami.
Arts + Entertainment invites the community to join Ansa Yoga’s Jennifer Pansa on this unique and innovative journey of flowing movement and sound.
Bonfire pits, lawn games, s’more kits for fireside roasting, and more!
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