WELCOME TO HYPE CITY
This is a curated selection of local events submitted to Tropicult by the South Florida community ― organized, categorized, and presented in chronological order, linked a complete listing with full event details, including venue and ticketing information.
THE SAVORY CAJUN BAND
Tigertail presents The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band plays honed down, hardcore Cajun music laced with an earthy sensuality. Presented by Tigertail’s FLA-FRA Florida/France Festival
The legendary Orchestra Septentrional in concert at Big Night in Little Haiti with Miami Carnival Project. O, Miami will be stopping in with ice cream poetry pops.
AURA THE BAND ALBUM RELEASE
Tropicult proudly presents the premiere CD release party for Aura the Band at Churchill’s Pub. Come join us for a night of stimulating visual art and homegrown local music!
DISCOVER MIAMI THROUGH MUSIC
Take a step back in time to The Jazz Age as Orchestra Miami presents this season’s “Discover Miami Through Music” Jazz Concert at The Biltmore Hotel.
TYLER THE CREATOR
Tyler, the Creator just released his fourth album, Cherry Bomb and a new iOS app Golf Media which The Fader reports is “Tyler and his brain without restrictions and bullshit”. Joining him for the Miami Beach stop the tour is Odd Future member Taco will open.
LIVENATION: SRING CONCERT PICKS
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESS
The Symphony of the Goddesses brings Zelda fans and symphony together for a multimedia experience with music from The Legend of Zelda, including beloved melodies from titles including Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, and Link’s Awakening.
ARTS & CULTURE
THE ACOUSTIC BICYCLE TOUR
As they make their way around the Magic City, MDC Live Arts and Taylor Bo present an experimental jazz project on wheels, celebrating the Miami music community during O, Miami.
OF JAZZ, BIKE TOURS, AND POETRY
Eat, drink, dance and celebrate the best of mid-century chic Miami at the annual fundraising gala for Locust Projects.
Two poets, Maria Elena Díaz Hernández Caballero, and Lleny Díaz Valdivia look beyond their generations and cities. This performance art piece is a philosophical statement, an exercise in extreme physicality and a celebration of the musical community at Miami-Dade College‘s Freedom Tower.
ART TALK: NICOLAS LOBO
Miami-based artist Nicolas Lobo speaks about his new project gallery installation, The Leisure Pit, with PAMM Curator René Morales.
The artist’s first institutional solo exhibition for Ryan Sullivan, demonstrating the importance of painting today.
Over the past two years, Guccivuitton has staked out a unique position that advances the rich history of artist-run galleries while presenting regional material and vernacular culture.
The exhibition demonstrates the collective’s interests in challenging notions of authorship, the traditional role of the artist and the value accorded to institutional structures.
Terry Berlier, Valerie George, and Felecia Carlisle will build and manipulate a sculptural stage while Luciano Chessa conducts a musical saw performance.
The Coworker is about odds and probabilities, but it’s also about the mentoring of mindsets and the offering of assistance in the way of a “leg up” to the uninformed, the misinformed and the misaligned.
KRELWEAR: PETALS COLLECTION
Artist Karelle Levy and participating resident artists will take over the ArtCenter with art installations inspired by KRELwear’s latest Spring Petals Collection 2015. KREL models will be discovered in vignettes in various themed-inspired studios throughout.
ATTITUDES IN LATITUDES
Six artists from the Canadian microcosm and six from Miami explore their strong and sometimes a peculiar connection to the landscape that surrounds them and the creatures that inhabit it.
LOWE DOWN HAPPY HOUR
A guided tour of the remarkable exhibition 1+2: Colección Jumex in Dialogue with the Lowe Art Museum with live music, healthy treats from Cabot Cheese, wine by Rex Goliath, and cocktails by Bacardi.
WAVES: EN PLEIN AIR
PAMM debuts a new film by video artist, Jacob Satterwhite featuring Miami-based rapper, Trina with a live outdoor performance.
Exhibiting artwork from the pillars of the Civil Rights Movement in Miami, anchored by a tribute to the last hours of the iconic Jumbo’s Restaurant, a historic symbol of the undoing of American Jim Crow.
TAPIES FROM WITHIN
Closing May 2nd PAMM MORE
This retrospective offers a unique view into Tàpies’ groundbreaking practice through a selection of works drawn exclusively from his own private collection and that of the Fundación Antoni Tàpies.
ASHES TO DUST: TAPIES FROM WITHIN
Homemade Lemonade marks The Flowerbox Projects‘ inaugural exhibit at the new space in Lemon City. Featuring site-specific work by four emerging to mid-career artists.
HOMEMADE LEMONADE: MEET THE ARTISTS
PLANT CARE + ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH NICOLE SALCEDO
THE COMPLETE AUDUBON
An exhibit dedicated to John James Audubon’s masterpiece of American art, The Birds of America.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
WYNWOOD ART WALK
Galleries open late to the public in the Miami’s buzzing Wynwood Art District and the neighboring Design District. SOUTH FLORIDA ART WALK GUIDE
O, MIAMI POETRY FESTIVAL
O, Miami returns with a series of projects and events throughout the entire month of April in an attempt to reach and unite the entire South Florida community through poetry.
O MIAMI POETRY FESTIVAL: PROJECTS + WORKSHOPS [2015 Edition Guide]
HEINEKEN TRANSATLANTIC FESTIVAL
Heineken TransAtlantic Festival gathers the music community with an eclectic mix of modern world artists including Budos Band, Wild Belle, Los Candelarios, and Ana Tijoux.
TRANSATLANTIC MUSIC SERIES: BLUEJAY
TRANSATLANTIC MUSIC SERIES: THE BUDOS BAND
TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL
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.
PhilanthroFest transforms Museum Park into “carnival of dreams” featuring games, rides, food, and performances.
Our beloved Sweat Records celebrates 10 years! It’s gonna be the biggest, most fun, and ridiculously awesome Sweatstock yet!
Head to the streets of Wynwood Art District to enjoy art, crafts, jewelry, food and live entertainment.
MIAMI ZINE FAIR
Local zinesters gather at Young Arts for Miami Zine Fair. Featuring bilingual zine workshops, performances, live printing, and readings. Also, stop on by the latest Exile Books exhibition: LOVE! RAGE!! BEAUTY!!!
Founded in 1982 and boasting a dedicated group of festivalgoers, Sunfest is one of the premier festivals in the U.S. today.
Entrepreneurs, global thought leaders, and tech enthusiasts gather in Miami Beach for a seven-day conference.
Free weekly outdoor screening on the huge wall of the New World Center.
SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES 2015 SEASON
NOLA: FODISTA FILMS
Fordistas Films + FilmGate present the MicroFilm Contest featured finalist and THREE winners selected by a panel of judges will take home $1k!
HOW TO ENTER FORDISTA MICRO-FILM CONTEST IN 3 EASY STEPS
FORDISTA FILMS: MOBILE APPS TO FUEL YOUR INSPIRATION
MASTERCLASS WITH BILLY CORBEN
Billy Corben will be lead a small group of filmmakers in discussions concerning a range of topics in documentary filmmaking. FREE!!
MY SOUL’S SHADOW
Manual Cinema presents an original piece commissioned by O, Miami: My Soul’s Shadow, a live cinematic shadow puppetry based on the world of twentieth-century Spanish poet, Federico García Lorca.
FOUNTAIBLUE ON FILM
Film clips from the Wolfson Archives and excerpts from feature films are used to trace the Fontainebleau Hotel’s film “career,” reveals the hotel’s rise and fall as a symbol of glamor and excitement.
Grab a float, raft, inner tube, rubber tire or anything that floats and head to South Pointe Park!
DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
The Market Company and the Adrienne Arsht Center Farmers Market features Florida-grown produce and prepared foods.
UPPER EAST SIDE FARMERS MARKET
Organic Produce from Verde Community Farm and Market, as well as a mix of everything else local– mostly organic. SEE: DOPEDOLL CHRONICLES: UPPER EAST SIDE FARMERS MARKET
THE GARDEN MARKET
If you live on the beach, every Wednesday there’s a farmers market at the gorgeous Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
WINGS FOR LIFE RUN
Run along the palm tree-lined streets of South Florida.
MIAMI PICKUP 5!
Clean Up Miami Beach challenges you to pick up 5 pieces of litter to celebrate Earth Day!
JIMBO’S BDAY: BEER, BOCCE & BULLSHITTIN’
A man who’s very existence embodies the spirit of an endangered and rare Miami past: Jimbo Luznar. Celebrating his 88th birthday at Gramps. Everyone’s invited!
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