Things To Do

Bored? There is something cool to do every day in August.

Festival goers enjoy the Senegal Dance Workshop at the African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Festival goers enjoy the Senegal Dance Workshop at the African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Where did July go? The summer might be in full swing but it’s almost behind us, heading full-throttle into fall and (hopefully) cooler weather. Even with the sweat, Miami has still given us weeks of great happenings and still climbing. August finds us head-first into to fun events like world-class concerts, intimate dinners with all-star chefs, midnight film screenings and more. Take a peek into your two-week social calendar:

Tuesday, August 1

Miami Celebrates Jerry Garcia’s Birthday – Miami celebrates Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday with a Tuesday concert at The Wynwood Yard ! Featuring 2 sets from Unlimited Devotion. Party in the 305 and pay tribute to one of the most famous guitar players of Latin heritage in modern history.

Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th Street Time: 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Tickets: Free.

Darius | Slap & Tickle – Parisian producer Darius returns to Miami for Slap & Tickle on Tuesday Aug 1st! A driving force behind the Roche Music imprint, Darius is regarded as a specialist in the modern era french touch movement. Complex harmonic textures interlaced with deep, sweeping instrumentation, and poignant melody characterizes the young producer’s compositions. His performances are few and far between, having not returned to the Magic City since summer of 2015.

Where: Floyd Miami – 34 NE 11th Street Time: 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Wednesday, August 2

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day – Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Wynwood Parlor at the newly opened retail window. 2 for 1 Signature Ice Cream Sandwiches with RSVP.

Where: The Wynwood Parlor Sweet Shoppe – 860 NE 79th St. Time: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets: RSVP here.

Thursday, August 3

PAMM Free Concert Night: Nu Deco Ensemble – PAMM partners with Nu Deco Ensemble to present Sacred Geometry. Sacred Geometry is a meditative electro-acoustic performance on visual sound patterns generated by resonances of sound waves with music by Ricardo Romaneiro and live visual projections by Christian Hannon.

Where: The PAMM – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets: RSVP here.

Friday, August 4

Bollywood Picnic on Surfside Beach – An Indian-inspired celebration on the beach with music, drum circle, henna tattoos, healthy bites, oversized floaties, kids activities and Bollywood dancers. Complimentary yoga courtesy of Tsamma Juice. Free art tours courtesy of Pérez Art Museum Miami. Complimentary snacks courtesy of Pipcorn. Complimentary coconut water courtesy of Harmless Harvest.

Where: Surfside Beach. Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets: Free.

Friday Night Live at The Fountain – Trek down to Normandy Fountain in North Beach for a free live musical entertainment on the first Friday of every month. This time: Batuke Samba Funk. Food and beverages from neighborhood businesses will be for sale. We encourage you to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to hang out.

Where: Normandy Village Fountain. Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets: Free.

Carib/Funk Dance with A’Keitha Carey – A’keitha Carey’s Caribe/Funk Dance Class will be kickstarting Dance Africa Miami 2017! A new technique created by A’keitha Carey herself and A Dance form with elements of classical ballet, modern dance, pilates, yoga, fitness, and Afro- Caribbean Dance techniques.

Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex – 212 NE 59th Street Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Italian Shabbat at The Yard – Shabbat at The Yard is back this August, this time with an intimate, Italian-inspired special edition in the air conditioned indoor dining room at Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill. This special dinner is presented by della test kitchen and CHARCOAL. Space is limited to 40 guests, and this event is sure to sell out quickly.

Where: Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill – 82 NW 56th Street Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Sound Waves Show / Premiere – Jump in on the fun Friday, August 4th for a special screening of “Sound Waves” – a late night interactive talk show all about music! Join Mr. Jolt, Dj Woozles and an odd assortments of beach characters as they travel through an island full of music adventures and artist interviews. Pilot episode features musical guest Rick Guerre, and artists Eileen Andrade and John Andrade from FINKA Table and Tap.

Where: O Cinema Wynwood – 90 NW 29th Street Time: 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Saturday, August 5

Conscious Kids Fest – Come have your kids learn valuable life skills from South Florida’s top mindfulness and wellness practitioners. Enjoy everything from family yoga to child friendly meditations and mindful activities. Experience sound healing, reiki and other practices all created with kids in minds. Plus live music, DJs, performers, face painting, art, games and yummy, healthy food make the Conscious Kids Fest a no-brainer way to spend a Saturday of family fun.

Where: Unity on the Bay – 411 NE 21st St. Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Sunshine and Soul Art, Music, and Soul Food Festival – There is tons of talent, beauty, and creation in each corner of our city that we should work to bring to light. Sunshine and Soul’s mission is to do just that, starting with Overtown – one of the oldest communities in Miami, Fl. Enjoy amazing singers like Alex Kevay and Tamika J, Yoga by Infinite Vibe Studio, Body Painters, Professional Dancers, Photographers, Spoken Word Artists, Photo booth, Games, Southern Styled Food and more.

Where: Omni Park – 1234 N Miami Ave. Time: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

ArtOfficial & Friends Monthly Living Room Sessions – Bougies & ArtOfficial’s monthly event “Living Room Sessions” jam / party is back. The full AO squad squad will be in attendance ( w drummer Armando Lopez, keyboardist Jason Mathews & guitarist Eric Escanes all back from touring w/ the Electric Kif ) & w/ special guest Ted Zimmerman on trumpet. And w/ Dj Edward in the back doing what he does best.

Where: Bougainvillea’s Old Tavern – 7221 SW 78th Ave. Time: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tickets: Free.

Magic City Hippies w/ The Sh-Booms – Come see everyone’s fav band, Magic City Hippies share the stage with Orlando super-group, The Sh-Booms.

Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Tickets: Free.

Bob Moses Live & DJ Three – “(Fusing) house with genuine singing and songwriting talent, as well as a live aesthetic that comes through clear and cohesively..” the talented Canadian duo have been making serious strides since their inception in 2012.. come hear Bob Moses’ live club set on Space’s beautiful terrace.

Where: Club Space. Time: 11 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome – Director George Miller’s reboot of the Mad Max series took the world by storm in 2015, becoming a critical and box office success, winning six out of ten Oscar nominations, and topping numerous best-of lists. But this was not the version Miller originally intended to make: the luscious visuals were supposed to be in black and white! Now, for the first time in Miami, the Black & Chrome edition of Fury Road comes to the big screen.

Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema – 260 Aragon Ave. Time: 11:45 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Sunday, August 6

Belly Flop Contest and BBQ – The Freehand’s summer BBQ series continues with Monkey Shoulder. They’ll be firing up the grill and featuring Monkey Shoulder cocktails. They will be hosting a Belly Flop Contest too!

Where: The Broken Shaker – 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets: Free.

Flaming Classics: Psycho Beach Party – Flaming Classics: Summer Camp ends perfectly with 35mm presentation of the ultimate unknown cult classic PSYCHO BEACH PARTY. A wonderfully bizzare melange of surfer film, psycho-sexual melodrama, and slasher film, PSYCHO BEACH PARTY is unforgettable and intensly quotable. The screening, presented on 35mm, will be followed by a special live performance by Queef Latina.

Where: Bill Cosford Cinema – 5030 Brunson Dr. Time: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Monday, August 7

Engage Miami Monthly Community Meeting – Join Engage Miami August 7th to receive updates from the field on how conversations with young voters are going and how you can continue to engage and elevate the youth voice in upcoming local elections.

Where: MADE at The Citadel – 8325 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets: Free.

Farm to Table Dinner – Summer Gardens of Asia: Thailand – In the coming weeks, Chef Allen’s spectacular 5-course meal will showcase his Gardens of Asia recipes. What’s his inspiration? The freshest ingredients from local south Florida farmers. Sit at a communal table accompanied by music by Carlos Andrade.

Where: Café at Books & Books – 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Tuesday, August 8

Dine Out at Whisk for Tropical Audubon Society – The 6th annual “Dine Out with TAS at Whisk Gourmet Summer Series” takes flight at the enduringly popular bastion of Southern cuisine. Whisk will feather their proverbial nest with 10 percent of its dinner revenues. Dig into Whisk signature dishes such as Chef Brendan’s legendary Fried Green Tomatoes, his famous Fried Chicken, cool Kale Caesar or his sensational Shrimp & Grits.

Where: Whisk Gourmet – 7382 SW 56th Ave. Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets: Find out more here.

The Moth – Miami StorySlam – This month’s theme is: CAUTION. Prepare a five-minute story about prudent behavior. Treading lightly, hedging bets, playing it safe. Vigilant rule-followers, overprotective mother hens, reckless thrill-seekers. Red alert- pitfalls ahead: hazardous materials, dangerous territory, toxic friends. Heeding the warning or throwing precaution to the wind. Slippery when wet.

Where: The Olympia Theater – 174 E Flagler Street Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Wednesday, August 9

LATE at Frost – LATE at Frost Science will be taking a deeper look into our special exhibition, SEEING: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? with SEEING 003, an exploration of “Waves.” Is sight essential to seeing? Sound waves and echoes are used by some animals to navigate the space around them. Can echolocation help the blind see?

Where: Frost Science – 1101 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Thursday, August 10

Brand New Mornings: Spirituality & Entrepreneurship – Getting centered and clear with your spirit and making time for self care is a crucial part of being successful as an entrepreneur. Learn from a panel of powerful healers how you can take care of your business through taking care of your spirit.

Where: Brand New Mornings. Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Video Games and Anime Music Live – Get ready for the an epic show featuring 8 Bit Wave, the touring Video Game and Anime music band as seen at Supercon and conventions alike. 8 Bit Wave plays their Emmy award winning arrangements of popular video game and anime music live in concert.

Where: Open Stage Club – 2325 Galiano Street Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Pies & Pints – A night of perfectly paired beers from JWB and pizza made by Paulie Gee’s Miami. 5 different beers hand selected by John Wakefield to complement 5 flavors of pies (1/2 a pie of each flavor) may substitute a salad. A Q&A with the Owner of Paulie Gee’s Miami in all things pizza.

Where: Paulie Gee’s Miami – 8001 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Friday, August 11

FAM Fest – Fam Fest is annual event held by Flipside Kings, celebrating diversity through art and dance, enriching the Hip-Hop/Contemporary Arts scene in Miami. It is a two-day indoor/outdoor festival that gathers its crowd locally and abroad from places such as France, Colombia, Australia, Canada, Peru, Japan, Ecuador, and the UK. The event will be compiled of visual art, dance, film, theatrical performances, free workshops, live music, and an international B-boy/B-Girl competition.

Where: Miami Light Project – 404 NW 28th Street Time: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. Tickets: Get them here.

Music As Medicine: Song Circle – Join Jessica for a powerful Song Circle where she will guide you through several medicine songs and mantras from around the world. Singing is healing in itself, expanded through the power of community! In singing these songs together, they invite in healing, empowerment, compassion and upliftment. All mantras and songs selected will be easy to follow and inclusive of all people.

Where: Tropical Vinyasa – 1825 West Ave. Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets: Sign up here.

Miami Paradise & BodyTalk – Body//Talk is an Orlando-born conscious nightlife movement focused on using parties to build community. They’ve been creating wildly innovative (& super friendly) events for four years, which have led to nods from NPR, TEDx, and USA Today.

Where: 1306 N Miami Ave. Time: 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, August 12

My Neighbor Totoro/Ponyo Family Day – Join the Coral Gables Art Cinema for two Hayao Miyazaki classics, My Neighbor Totoro (playing Saturday, 8/12 at 11:00 am) & Ponyo (playing Sunday, 8/13 at 11:00 am).

Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., August 12th & 13th. Tickets: Get them here.

Moksha Arts Collective: Indivisible – The Moksha Arts Collective will present a gallery showcase of original paintings and sculptures from emerging local artists along with the debut of the Moksha Virtual Gallery.The back studio will feature a dynamic multi-media showcase with special musical guests.

Where: Moksha Family Arts Collective – 599 NW 71st Street Time: 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. Tickets: $10 donation.

Bowie in Space – Churchills presents the 8th annual Bowie in Space with live music from

Armada!, Godsend, The Killing Floor and more tba. Wear your best Bowie outfit for the costume contest.

Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. Tickets: Find out more here.

Sunday, August 13

All Day Foundation Miami Launch – All Day Foundation is a non-profit organization created through Bar Lab, dedicated to supporting the children in our communities by raising awareness across the food and beverage industry. Come by and get to know who they are, and what they hope to achieve. Complimentary drinks for the first hour.

Where: The Anderson Bar – 709 NE 79th Street Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 donation.