Tropicult’s guide to South Florida – for locals, by locals!
Hype City is created from events submitted to us by the local community ― categorized and presented in chronological order.
This curated selection includes links to complete event listings with ticketing and venue information. Plus, each edition comes with giveaways, special offers, or other goodies from Tropicult’s partners in Hype.
Acoustica 21 presents the world premiere of Kojs’ In the Mist, a piano piece commissioned by Sarah Cahill, combining traditional playing and unconventional techniques.
The wild and crazy Japanease band from the future, Melt Banana, returns to Miami for the first time in 8 years. The evening will also feature performances by local noise makers Wastelands and Human Fluid Rot.
After a successful one off during Miami Art Week, Jungle Boogie Lounge returns to DBR for monthly a soiree, surely to become one of the Magic City’s most happening fiestas. Entertainment includes a special guest DJ set by Lolo (Sweat Records) with live trumpets.
MANO LE TOUGH & THE DRIFTER
PL0T and Poplife present the Maeve Showcase featuring Mano Le Tough and Drifter in Downtown Miami. Hosted by Un_mute. Serious music lover only.
Tycho aka Scott Hansen just released his second LP Awake for Ghostly International. The solo project evolved into a three-piece band with entirely new sonic possibilities. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch ’em live.
WAR ON DRUGS
American indie band from Philadelphia, The War on Drugs, performs in Miami Beach.
This Summer, Kingston City native Chronixx and his band Zinc Fence Redemption hit the road, spreading “reggae revival” love all around the world.
Juicy J, founding member of Three 6 Mafia, has had a two-decade run in hip-hop that has led him to this very moment. Bridging the gap between old and new fans alike, Juicy J cracked a code most veteran rappers struggle to decipher. It may be hard out there for a pimp but Juicy J makes it look easy.
The Imperial is an open mic night for Miami’s live arts performers– musicians, poets, and artists.
An electric and unforgettable celebration of sound, light, art and life at Miami Light Box during Wynwood Art Walk. Jam with world renowned DJ, producer, and Electropico genius – Mr. Pauer. Featuring different guests from around the globe.
ARTS & CULTURE
KAHLO-RIVERA: MEXICAN MODERN ART
Work by two of the most famous 20th century artists, Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and Diego Rivera (1886–1957), featured in a group exhibition of 75 works in Fort Lauderdale.
XU BING: WRITING BETWEEN HEAVEN
This solo exhibition presents Book from the Sky, the monumental work of acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist, Xu Bing featuring hundreds of meticulously hand-carved wood blocks, huge propaganda-style scrolls, and more than 4,000 invented Chinese characters.
AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
Mixed-media exhibit by Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) transforming the four first-floor galleries of Art/Center Hollywood into a site-specific, multi-sensory environment comprised of large-scale paintings, animations, wall murals, works on paper, photographs, sculpture, and archival TV performances.
Maggie Knox Gallery presents Tiny Spaces, a series of photographs by Miami-based writer and photographer, Monica Uszerowicz. Inspired by the unexpected simplicity, Uszerowicz presents a collection of images that capture timelessness and familiarity.
OUT OF CHRYSALIS
This exhibition highlights the works of selected female artists from Miami-Dade Public Library‘s Permanent Art Collection and five local female artists. Curated by Tesoro Carolina.
An exhibition by Miami-based artist Michael Vasquez. Vasquez, an alumni of New World School of the Arts, presents a new installation and project titled Neighborhood Reclamation, a series of interspersed canvases that range in form and size. The figurative artist paints the typical trappings of an underserved community.
Esthetic Theory is a group exhibition that functions like a full service salon and spa. The exhibit consists of artists whose work explores the high impact, glossy and glittery materials, forms, and processes that evoke and celebrate feminine excess, pleasure, cosmetic artifice, bodywork, sexuality, and the performativity of gender.
THE COMPLETE AUDUBON
An exhibit dedicated to John James Audubon’s masterpiece of American art, The Birds of America.
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.
Diana Larrea presents a selection of images from her active role in the documentation of the Miami street art scene. “Wild Streets is a more personal and photo-journalistic approach to my work. While documenting the street art movement of Miami, I have learned about the interaction between the streets and the artist”, says Larrea about her latest body of work.
THE ART OF NATURAL HISTORY
Experience first-hand the natural wonders of the world at House of Whitley’s latest showcase.
IT’S LIKE THE RIVER, DE NILE
A collaborative installation by Francisca Twiggs and Reed van Brunschot. The frailty of Miami Beach as a barrier island in an urban center is the subject of the Bass Museum of Art’s new addition to its series tc: temporary contemporary.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
WYNWOOD ART WALK
Galleries open late to the public in the Miami’s buzzing Wynwood Art District and the neighboring Design District.
SEE: SOUTH FLORIDA ART WALK GUIDE
PALM BEACH JERK FESTIVAL
The 12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival returns to West Palm Beach with live music, performers, and music straight from the Caribbean. Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Jerk Everything!
AT HOME WITH ART: HOME & REMODELING SHOW
Home Design and Remodeling Show has been bringing the most successful home shows to South Florida for over 40 years. Bringing together vendors offering superior products and services for homeowners looking to renovate, decorate, or simply enhance the appearance of their homes.
MIAMI BEACH FOOD TRUCK & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Food trucks + two stages featuring live performances. Free.
A series of cultural activities and events including art exhibits, dance, music, poetry, theater, film, and neighborhood historic tours should be promoted all year round in order to preserve and enhance the rich culture of Little Havana.
BIG NIGHTS IN LITTLE HAITI
Every third Friday, Little Haiti opens up with a free night of music, art, food, and culture. Produced by The Rhythm Foundation and Little Haiti Cultural Center featuring free music on the plaza, exhibits in the Center gallery and more.
Free weekly outdoor screening on the huge wall of the New World Center.
SEE: SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES 2015 SEASON
BACK TO THE FUTURE MARATHON PARTY
Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the original Back to the Future, the ‘future’ year in Part II, and the 25th anniversary of Part III, O Cinema is bringing Hill Valley to South Florida on Memorial Day.
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE
Jim Jarmusch‘s “Only Lovers Left Alive” is a film driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Only Lovers Left Alive is a meditation on art, science, memory, and the mysteries of everlasting love. Enjoy a free screening at Canvas downtown, plus, complimentary Barton & Gustier and bites by Coyo and Gaucho Ranch.
Are you the “make it up as you go?” type? Test your skills with this Powerpoint game hosted by The New Tropic at their new HQ. Yuppies will need to mantain a cohesive theme as the random slides autoplay.
It’s pay day again, and Happy Hour approaches… But where to spend those hard earned bucks? Sushi Samba offers their #SocialSamba Fridays from 5 to close, where you can keep your happy hour swanky and still ball out on a budget.
During the first Sunday of every month meet and greet with local scientists who are experts in a variety of fields, including marine biology, climate and weather, software engineering, the brain, primatology, the ocean and much more.
DANCE BAND NIGHT
The Rhythm Foundation strikes again with Dance Band Night, a unique event series at the North Beach Bandshell. Dance lessons precede a concert of the same musical genre which will entice you to hit the floor with your new moves.
YoMiami celebrates their fourth birthday with the launch of a new permanent collection and a blow-out party featuring entertainment by Juke, Elastic Bond (acoustic set with Komakozie), Raffa Jo + Jayjohero, Mr. Jolt (Jolt Radio), live art and pop-up show by Raul Santos II and consessions from local favorites.
To help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business, The LabMiami invites Peter Kellner to discusses scaling growing companies. Feed your brain a few new ideas, and get some practical advice towards advancing your entrepreneurial career.
DE-FROST AFTER HOURS
Cool down and explore the Frost Art Museum in a new light with fellow culture enthusiasts and enjoy art, local bites, drinks, and music.
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.
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