And just like that, 2018 is coming to a close and we’re slowly running out of chances to let loose and explore Miami’s vibrant culture scene. We’ve still got a whole other half of the month left to take a deep dive into what makes this city so wonderfully. In fact, these next two weeks have some of the funnest things going on yet, and we’re not just saying that because it’s a ramp up to Basel. Things like Small Business Saturday, Holiday Tree Lighting, and the 16th Annual 80s Prom are on the agenda so check it out:

Friday, November 16th:

Build a Longer Table for Refugees – Refugee Assistance Alliance works with underserved displaced people, helping them navigate their new home in the United States with English tutoring, homework help for kids, practical assistance and providing cooking opportunities through Taste of Syria (formerly Syrian Supper Club). They currently serve 17 refugee families in South Florida, 15 of whom are from Syria. Your meal at this event will be prepared by three refugee chefs.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

MISO ft. Bernadette Peters LIVE – enjoy a performance by the Miami Symphony Orchestra featuring two-time Tony Award Winner Bernadette Peters. The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), now in its historic 28th season, is Miami’s hometown professional symphony and a valuable contributor to Miami’s cultural fabric. Led by MISO Music Director & Conductor Maestro Eduardo Marturet, the performance will include a special performance by 2x Tony Award winner and American musical theater icon Bernadette Peters.
Where: Design District Palm Court. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Opening – On Paper – Join the new &gallery opening reception for “On Paper” featuring works by: Francisca Oyhanarte, Victoria Ravelo, and Raymond Saa.
Where: &gallery. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Opening Night: Bethany Collins – The Litany – Join Locust Projects for the opening reception of Bethany Collins: The Litany, a major site-specific installation. Craft beer will be provided by friends at Concrete Beach Brewery. In the center of Locust Projects’ Main Gallery is “My destiny is in your hands”, a 20 x 15 ft room-within-the-room, the interior of which is covered with white embossed wallpaper on which Collins makes use of the official state flowers of the American South to memorialize moments of repeated violence throughout American history.
Where: Locust Projects. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Photo courtesy of Locust Projects

Black Lounge Film Series Presents: Lumumba – Raoul Peck’s classic film LUMUMBA Based on the true story of the leader of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba, join Black Lounge Film Series on Friday, November 16th at 7pm for an evening of discussion on African Liberation & Lumumba’s contribution to the African Diaspora.
Where: Overtown Performing Arts Center. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Cortadito CD Release Party – Join Cortadito as they celebrate the release of their new CD titled “Canciones de Julio”. The EP features five new songs including four original compositions by band co-founder Julio Cesar, and one by his father Julio Rodriguez.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

CELIA – El Musical – Celia Cruz, the everlasting Queen of Salsa and proclaimed ‘Guarachera del Mundo’ comes to life on stage in Celia: The Musical! This dynamic and modern show finds Celia on stage one last time as if she never left us. After all, the public has never forgotten her. Taking a journey through her musical legacy, she recalls, in her own words, stories and anecdote from her career. Celia: The Musical is a rhythmic celebration of her music and life.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center. Time: 8PM, November 16th & 17th. Tickets: Get em here.

The Last Waltz – Nick County has assembled an all-star cast to help kick-off the Thanksgiving celebration in proper fashion. Music from Dan Milewski, Nick County & The Rainbow Smoke and The Unknown Legends: Rick Moon, D.C. Perez, Juan Ledesma, Jorge Guapera, Oly, James Goldberg and Jason Mavila.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Red Bull Music Presents: Zeltron vs. Zombies – As a new generation of hip hop emerges from the Miami streets Denzel Curry leads the pack with his undeniable talent, headbanging beats, and punk style rapping. Looking for a crew to match his energy, Denzel’s alter ego Zeltron, reached out to friends and collaborators the Flatbush Zombies. Zeltron goes head to head with the Flatbush Zombies in a sound clash/martial arts inspired rap blowout in Miami presented by Red Bull Music.
Where: Magic City Innovation District. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, November 17th:

Daybreaker MIA: Flashdance at Club Space – On Saturday, November 17th, Daybreaker is taking over Club Space for their first-ever FLASHDANCE inspired morning. They’re kicking off with not uno, not dos, but tres fitness options. Out on the sun-soaked terrace, Leilanie Paz (aka Om Bae) will lead the yoga practice (beats by EQ) while a Skybeat®️Dance Fitness class gets wild in the loft. On The Ground, you’ll get a sweat on with shadowboxing led by Alvine Davie, the Mr. Miyagi of Fitness Boxing. Dude Skywalker is on the 1’s and 2’s, surprise performers will grace the mic, and the legendary Kunal Chohan will lead the traditional meditation to end the morning. In the spirit of this ’80s hit you’re all obsessed with, dance to chasing dreams.
Where: Club Space. Time: 10AM – 1PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo courtesy of Daybreaker

Saturdays in the Park – Join Glass & Vine every Saturday for their ongoing celebration in the Park! Reserve your table now to enjoy delicious items from their brunch menu, live music, & more. Games and additional lounge seating will also be available. The perfect way to spend your day with family, friends, & loved ones (yes, that means your pets too!).
Where: Glass & Vine. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free.

Weirdtoberfest: 300th Anniversary – All shall gather to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Weirdtoberfest! A celebration almost 100 years older than Oktoberfest. November of 1718 was a busy month. One that saw the death of Blackbeard the Pirate, the founding of New Orleans, the introduction of the white potato to the Americas, and most importantly, the establishment of the WEIRDEST festival in the history of mankind: Weirdtoberfest. Three hundred years later, the celebration continues. Lincoln’s Beard will have The Mojo Hands and Lone Wolf performing live, some special release food from The Westchester, and two special release brews on tap.
Where: Lincoln’s Bear Brewery. Time: 12PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude on Film – In concurrence with PAMM’s latest exhibition, “Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands,” this screening presents four films on the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude by Albert and David Maysles, celebrated practitioners of cinéma vérité: “Valley Curtain” (1974), “Running Fence” (1978), “Islands” (1986), and “Christo in Paris” (1990).
Where: PAMM. Time: 1PM – 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.

HechaenMiami Block Party – Veza Sur is closing the down the street and throwing UN TREMENDO block party! (Yeah, you read right) Join them for the first craft beer and music fiesta featuring all things #HechaEnMiami. Expect an afternoon filled with live music, local bites, and lots of cerveza deliciosa!
Where: Veza Sur. Time: 2PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Pub Crawl Pick Up: Debris Free Oceans + The Underline Collective – Join The Wynwood Yard and partners Debris Free Oceans and Friends of The Underline Collective on this fun mission to beautify Wynwood while also making an impact on Biscayne Bay and Miami’s beaches. Inland trash eventually makes its way from city centers to our waterways, harming marine life and water quality.
Where: Starts at Wynwood Brewing. Time: 3:30PM – 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Station Music Festival – Bring your kids, dogs, blankets and lawn chairs for a night of live music under the stars at the Elizabeth Ave. Station. Enjoy multiple acts on 1 stage, local vendors to shop from, drinks, and delicious food!
Where: Elizabeth Ave. Station, West Palm Beach. Time: 4PM – 11PM. Tickets: $10 at the door.

Photo courtesy of Coral Gables Art Cinema

Wings of Desire (4K Restoration) – Wings of Desire is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts – fear, hopes, dreams – of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come down to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 5PM, November 17th & 18th. Tickets: Get em here.

Little River Night Market – The Night Market is inspired by the Southeast Asian night markets, where hundreds of vendor open for business creating a colorful and bustling bazaar. The rich smells, the loud conversations, the tumultuous colors stimulate the senses and excite the soul. Bond with vendors, share stories, hear music in the background is all part of the experience as prices are haggled over. Jewelry, spices, fabrics, clothing, cards, books and all kinds of merchandise to be sorted through and experienced. Services such as massage, tarot card readings and information about bettering the body, mind and spirit are offered.
Where: Inhale Miami. Time: 7PM – Midnight. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

NWS Wallcast Concert: Beethoven’s Seventh – Come be spellbound by musical storytelling led by famed international conductor Roberto Abbado. Experience Beethoven’s dramatic Seventh Symphony in person as it transforms sorrow into joy. Forever a classical music favorite, it has found fame in pop culture from Seinfeld to The King’s Speech. Ralph Vaughan Williams drew upon his studies with Maurice Ravel in setting A.E. Housman’s lovelorn poems, sung here by acclaimed American lyric tenor Matthew Polenzani. Maurice Maeterlinck’s Pelléas and Mélisande cast a spell on many composers, and Gabriel Faure’s masterpiece is so poignant it was played at his own funeral.
Where: Soundscape Park. Time: 7:30PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Photo courtesy of NWS

Preservation Hall All Stars – Enjoy a concert of wonderful jazz from New Orleans played by the All Stars of Preservation Hall.
Where: David Posnack JCC, Davie. Time: 8PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Brodinski at The Ground – French producer and DJ Brodinski needs no introduction. With an impressive resume of collaborations with the likes of Danny Brown, Suicide Year, and Kaytranda, along with prominent co-production on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, Brodi does not have to prove his chops to anyone.
Where: The Ground. Time: 11PM – 6AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Miami Launch Party & Startup Showcase – Love the Tech Scene? Appreciate being in-the-know about the hottest startups on the horizon? Well join us Friday, November 16 and celebrate the launch of TheVentureCity’s new Miami Little Havana Campus with some drinks and Miami eats!
Where: TheVentureCity. Time: 5PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Sunday, November 18th:

The Underline Cycling Club – Join The Underline Cycling Club and Bike Walk Coral Gables for a tour of what’s coming for The Underline in Coral Gables. We’ll leave from Coral Gables Museum with the first stop at University of MIami Metrorail station. Then we’ll hear from the developers of Gables Station and Douglas Station, their plans, amenities and timing. The Underline will be the spine of an improved system to walk, bike and take transit in Coral Gables. Cyclists of all levels are welcome and helmets are required for everyone. This ride begins and ends at the Coral Gables Museum.
Where: Coral Gables Museum. Time: 10AM – 12PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Vintage Auto Show – The Deering Estate, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America – South Florida Region, will host the Vintage Auto Show on Sunday, November 18th. Car enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a variety of vintage cars & tractors from 1959 and older.
Where: The Deering Estate. Time: 10AM – 3PM. Tickets: Free.

2018 Miami Book Fair, Weekend Street Fair – The largest national book fair building community since 1984. Readings, panels, signings, kids’ activities, and more! Join them in November at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus.
Where: Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus. Time: 10AM – 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair

Mississippi Vegan Brunch & Book Signing – The Freehand is hosting Chef Timothy Pakron, AKA Mississippi Vegan, while he’s in town for the #MiamiBookFair this Sunday for a special Brunch feature and Book Signing! Don’t miss out on the opportunity and make a reservation below by clicking the tickets link to book a table for Brunch.
Where: 27 Restaurant & Bar. Time: 11AM – 1PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Miami Flea – Fall is almost here, and the Miami Flea is back with a new season. Tell a friend, bring a friend, and make new friends! Ride your bike or walk your dog, but definitely come hang. Sip crafty cocktails, listen to good jams, and support your community’s local artisans.
Where: Canvas Miami. Time: 1PM – 4PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Artist + Talk: Visions of the Future Exhibition – An afternoon of conversation with the featured artists and curator of ‘Visions of the Future’ exhibition. Artists will discuss the process and inspiration behind their work as we explore the concept of “vision” as an integral part of artmaking.
Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Time: 1PM – 3PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Drink a Beer, Save the ‘Glades – Friends of Everglades CISMA (FOE) 501(c)(3) is holding a fundraiser to support the efforts of Everglades CISMA. The funds raised will go directly to invasive species management and research efforts! Enjoy a SPECIALTY brew, games, and live invasive species demonstrations by Joe Wasilewski (from the Croc Docs), Jeff Fobb (Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom One Unit), and Chris Gillette (from Gator Boys).
Where: Invasive Species Brewing. Time: 2PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free.

Classic Album Sundays: Sade + Jungle – Sweat Records + Deja Vu Audio South present Classic Album Sundays Miami. November’s album of the month is SADE’s third studio album Stronger Than Pride (1988). As a special treat they’ll be warming up with the 2014 self-titled debut album by London soul collective JUNGLE.
Where: Sweat Records. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo from Discogs

Brickell City Centre’s Tree Lighting Celebration – Ring in the holiday season at Brickell City Centre’s Tree Lighting Celebration! Watch Brickell City Centre come to life under the lights of the majestic Christmas tree in the heart of Brickell. Join in on carols performed by the one and only, New World Symphony Fellows. Stand in awe of the special dance performance by Grace Jones’ Hip Hop Ballet Group leading up to the main event. Partake in holiday arts & crafts activities for the whole family led by Little Creative Souls.
Where: Brickell City Centre. Time: 3PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

The Love Below Party – This Sunday we kick off the once a month with The Love Below Party with special guest DJ set by J Robb from Soulection.
Where: Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden. Time: 2PM. Tickets: Free.

Monday, November 19th:

3rd Annual Friendsgiving Presented by the All Day Foundation – Just in time for the holiday season, All Day Foundation will be hosting the 3rd annual Friendsgiving on November 19th from 6 – 9p.m at The Anderson. Some of the city’s best chefs, bar owners, and spirits will come together in support of All Day Foundation. All Day Foundation, founded by Caroline Strauss and Gabriel Orta, is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the children in our communities by raising awareness across the food and beverage industry. This year’s Friendsgiving proceeds will help fund the Chef Andrew Scholarship Fund, in honor of the life of our dear friend.
Where: The Anderson. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Tuesday, November 20th:

Beyond the Logo: Branding Basics for Entrepreneurs – This workshop is meant for entrepreneurs, non-designers and anyone who wants to build their own brand but does not know where to begin. When a company is bootstrapping design often falls by the wayside or is completely outsourced, but making it an integral part of your company’s DNA has undeniable and wide-reaching benefits.
Where: TheVentureCity. Time: 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Gratitude Flow – A special free class to give thanks during Thanksgiving week! Amy Dannheim will be leading a one hour class from 6pm – 7pm with aromatherapy in the courtyard directly outside the studio, followed by food and drink samples from Dr Smood and MAK Kitchen, shopping with Glimpse, mini facials from Skin By Tatum, acupuncture from Folk Plant Medicine, a doTerra essential oil bar, astrology readings with Vanessa Colleto and a braid bar from Beauty Buddy.
Where: Tropical Vinyasa. Time: 6PM – 7:30PM. Tickets: Sign up here.

American Darling Valve at The Wynwood Yard – American Darling Valve is a progressive, folk-inspired, duo based in Miami, FL. They blend elements of folk, jazz, rock, pop, and classical music to create a personal take on the singer-songwriter dynamic. Their debut EP was released in September 2017. Since then they have been occupied with local performances in Miami, touring regionally, and releasing new music throughout 2018.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

House in Motion Launch Party – Late Night Happy Hour 9-11pm. Miami’s Tuesday night for Industry folk, locals and assorted weirdos. Resident DJs: DUDE SKYWALKER, Santiago Caballero and Patrick Walsh.
Where: Midtown, Miami (location TBD). Time: 9PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

Wednesday, November 21st:

Haute Tension Happy Hour – Haute Happy Hour every Wednesday for cheap drinks, good music, and fresh pizza! With your hosts Haute Tension inviting a new guest every week so you can enjoy your 1/2 off drinks 4-7pm with some local and touring talent on the Gramps patio stage.
Where: Gramps. Time: 4PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free.

Millionyoung vs. Afrobeta – Two of South Florida’s heaviest hitters in the electro-pop scene go head to head for an epic night.
Where: Voltaire WPB. Time: 8PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

SoundScape Cinema Series – Enjoy the movies under the stars with another season of the SoundScape Cinema Series. Check out the complete schedule for the Miami Beach 2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – Paddington 2 (2018).
Where: SoundScape Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.

The 16th Annual 80s Prom – Sweat Records & Vagabonds at Large present: The 16th annual 80s prom! Featuring sets by badass locals like DJ Lolo and The State Of, Ray Milian and Carmel Ophir. Photobooths, drink specials, 80s themed drag performances and more.
Where: Gramps. Time: 8PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Friday, November 23rd:

Full Moon Beach Meditation – The full moon guided meditation takes place every month at South Pointe Beach. It is guided by a Trainer from O&O ACADEMY (India).
Where: South Pointe Beach. Time: 6PM – 7:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Full Moon Party – Make this full moon the most special yet when we bring energy to Wynwood with cocktails, tarot card readings, and live entertainment. Full Moon Party with pop up shops by Baiser Beauty, Tarot Card Readings, live entertainment & deejay music.
Where: The Deck Wynwood. Time: 6PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Full Moon Drum Circle – Enter the park through the 79th street entrance and make a left. Participate! Bring drums, instruments, flow toys, your dancing feet, and good vibes. The police will close the park at midnight so get there early. Keep the beach clean, pick up your trash and any you see around you please.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.

DJ Logic Black Friday Jam – DJ Logic Black Friday Jam live at The Kelsey Theater, Friday, November 23rd presented by Othership. DJ Logic will be spinning records alongside some of our areas best musicians, Featuring : Felix Pastorious (Bass), Jeff Lloyd (Guitar, The Heavy Pets), Jamie Newitt (Drums, The Heavy Pets), Durrell Randolph (Pedal Steel, The Steel Brothers).
Where: The Kelsey Theatre. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Black Friday Rave – Activate Miami. Another rave at the 229 warehouse. INVT, True Vine, Sister System, Jonny From Space. Pop-up shops and record stores on-site for your Black Friday needs. Art installations by Ammy Juliet, Carlos Americano, and Eric Corbin.
Where: Little Spati. Time: 10PM – 4AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Tryptophan Plan – Come dance your post-thanksgiving slug away with Afrobeta, Galactic Effect, and TWYN.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 10PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, November 24th:

Key Biscayne Oceanside Kayaking – Naturalists take you on a journey along the shores of a land that has witnessed the comings and goings of man for over 2000 years, from the Tequesta tribes to the pirates that shipwrecked off shore. Paddle over sea-grass beds and sand flats as you make your way past an ancient fossilized reef and into the serene mangrove forests. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Nature Center, please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.
Where: Crandon Park Nature Center. Time: 9:30AM – 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Small Business Saturday at Wynwood Shop – When you shop small, each dollar does a lot of good. Small businesses are the largest source of employment in the United States. When you shop at the Wynwood Shop, you are supporting over 40 small businesses all under one roof. Special discounts and treats as a way to say thank you for supporting us all year round.
Where: The Wynwood Shop. Time: 11AM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Photo courtesy of The Wynwood Shop

Shop Small Block Party – Forget about Black Friday! November 24th is Small Business Saturday by American Express. A shopping block party experience during Art Walk. An awesome lineup of local businesses to shop from! Featuring: Abc Ruffwear, Brody’s Bandanas, Bungalow Drift, Crate Of Bees, ErinMade, Sarah Glass Ceramics, Seven Seas Swimwear, Overcoast Van.
Where: The Wander Shop (The Hive), FTL. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Roosevelt Collier + Unlimited Devotion – Roosevelt Collier is a master of many genres: sacred steel, funk, rock, and even bluegrass. He is a founding member of The Lee Boys and currently plays with Bokanté in addition to his own trio. He is joining forces before and after Thanksgiving with Unlimited Devotion, playing the music of the Grateful Dead.
Where: Blackbird Ordinary. Time: 8:30PM – Midnight. Tickets: Free.

Sunday, November 25th:

27 Restaurant x El Bagel Late Risers Brunch – This is a collaboration that is not to be missed! Join them for some specials featuring Miami’s favorite, El BAGEL and unique Bacardi Brunch Cocktails!
Where: 27 Restaurant & Bar. Time: 11AM – 3PM. Tickets: Free.

Transcendence Jazz at Le Chat Noir – An amazing night of live jazz with one of Miami’s best jazz bands on of the city’s most unique and intimate hubs.
Where: Le Chat Noir. Time: 8PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free.

Monday, November 26th:

Chef Allen’s Monday Farm-to-Table Dinner: Full of Fall Flavors – Chef Allen’s 5-Course, Plant-based Farm-to-Table Dinner. A delicious meal, served community-style, surrounded by local growers Presented in collaboration with the Arsht Center and Urban Oasis Project.
Where: Books & Books Coral Gables. Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo courtesy of Books & Books

Serving Up the BIZness Industry Night – Gramps is serving up service industry discounts! Monday nights, from 9pm-2am. $5 Fernet, $5 Jameson, $5 Crown, 20% off Drafts, Wells, and Cocktails. Public service counts, too! Teachers, first responders, fire, police, City, County, etc.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, November 27th:

Chef Allen’s Hook, Catch & Cook: Sustainable Seafood Dinner – Diners are in for a night of delicious seafood and environmental education as the Chefs collaborate on five unique courses featuring sustainably caught local seafood. Allen, a long-time member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force, will go on a fishing expedition the day before with Captain Mike Puller to “catch and hook” the seafood that will be “cooked” during this special night. The evening’s menu will be determined by the actual catch. Together, they will sustainably and responsibly catch all of the fresh seafood that will then be prepared and presented by Susser and the guest chefs during the delectable five-course dinner.
Where: The Cafe at Books & Books at The Arsht Center. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Jay Blakesberg and Unlimited Devotion + Roosevelt Collier – Today, Jay Blakesberg is one of the music industry’s most sought-after rock photographers, known for capturing the explosive energy of the live music experience as well as the intimate moments that happen offstage. Most significantly, Jay is a distinguished fixture on the Jam Band scene whose body of work in this arena makes up a comprehensive photographic archive of the modern day psychedelic rock-and-roll tribe. This lively and highly entertaining presentation will take you on The Long Strange Trip YOU have all been part of for many years.
Where: Miami Beach JCC. Time: 7:30PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Wednesday, November 28th:

Haute Happy Hour – aute Happy Hour every Wednesday for cheap drinks, good music, and fresh pizza! With your hosts Haute Tension inviting a new guest every week so you can enjoy your 1/2 off drinks 4-7pm with some local and touring talent on the Gramps patio stage.
Where: Gramps. Time: 4PM – 7PM. Tickets: Free.

Lars Von Tier’s The House that Jack Built – Following a highly controversial festival run (starting in Cannes, where the screening prompted both praises and outraged reactions), Lars von Trier’s unrated director’s cut of THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT starring Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman and Riley Keough, will be screening at O Cinema Wynwood for one night only.
Where: O Cinema. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

An Evening With Annie Leibovitz – Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. In an exclusive Miami event to mark the publication of a revised and expanded edition of Annie Leibovitz at Work (Phaidon), she will present and discuss a selection of her pictures.
Where: The Arsht Center. Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Refugee Caravan Benefit – With Mere Quantum Noise, Victor Cruzado, The UnCanny Reservoir, Azur, Juan Camilo Peláez Vélez, Jean P. and Vending by Urban Legend Hotsauce. All proceeds to benefit Pueblo Sin Fronteras and New Sanctuary Coalition.
Where: Churchill’s Pub. Time: 8PM – 3AM. Tickets: $5 Cover.

SoundScape Cinema Series – Enjoy the movies under the stars with another season of the SoundScape Cinema Series. Check out the complete schedule for the Miami Beach 2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Big (1988) [30th Anniversary].
Where: SoundScape Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Red Bull Music Presents: Bien Buena Afterparty – Bien Buena brings its flavor to Miami for a one-night-only party at a historic Little Havana location, Ball and Chain. Featuring DJ sets by hosts Uproot Andy and Riobamba alongside local artists Loka, Hype Turner, and Clips x Ahoy the Bien Buena Afterparty promises a night of perreo, tropical drinks, and all around latin flavor.
Where: Ball & Chain. Time: 10PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Thursday, November 29th:

TEDxWynwoodWomen – In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxWynwoodWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxWynwoodWomen event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Where: The Miami Light Project. Time: 5:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Local Views at PAMM: Oliver Sanchez – In-gallery tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about a few works of art currently on view at the museum. This month, Oliver Sanchez will lead the tour.
Where: The PAMM. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Avant Garbage 2018 – Feed Your Head Collective Presents: Avant Garbage is an annual unconventional and genuine Art Basel Experience focused on POC and LGBTQIA artists bridging the gap between DIY culture and the high art world. The exhibition’s focus is on using found objects and repurposed “trash” materials to create an immersive world of dialogues surrounding consumerism, radical economies, where things end up, how we can work with our communities and our available resources to create a holistic world that works with us. They explore three pillars: Environment, Economics, Education.
Where: Little Spati. Time: 7PM – 2AM. Tickets: $5 at the door.

Space Tapes Presents Actress – One of the prominent and most singular voices in UK electronic music is joining us on his North American tour.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 10PM – 4AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Friday, November 30th:

Lantern Light Festival – Ancient Chinese culture comes to life through dazzling lights, colors, shapes, and themes at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds. Along with a collection of kids’ activities including inflatables, mini-golf, mazes and more, the Lantern Light Festival brightens the night from November 30th thru December 1st!
Where: Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Time: 5PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

An Experience of Color: Landscapes & Legacies Opening Exhibition – Spanierman Modern presents An Experience of Color: Landscapes and Legacies, an exhibition by New York-based independent curator Niama Safia Sandy. The show features seven artists, pairing the work of four modernists (Herbert Gentry, Norman Lewis, Sam Middleton, and Bob Thompson) with three contemporary artists (Kwesi Abbensetts, Frank Bowling and Morel Doucet), to crystallize the connection between 20th century abstraction with the modes and concerns of 21st century contemporary art making.
Where: Spanierman Modern Miami. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free.

A Motown Salute w/ Grammy Winning Disco & R&B Powerhouse Thelma Houston – On November 30, enjoy A Motown Salute with Disco & R&B Grammy Winning Legend Thelma Houston. Join legendary GRAMMY-winning disco, soul and R&B singer Thelma Houston on an amazing musical journey through her inspiring life story told in Motown hits. With more than 23 albums under her belt, the new band show features a non-stop parade of Motown music backed up by longtime friends and studio legends.
Where: Miami Design District Palm Court. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Festival of Trees Season Kick-Off – Kick off the holiday season of events at the Deering Estate listening to the sounds of The Yuletide Carolers Florida as you tour the historic homes and grounds decorated for the holidays. Children can write letters to Santa and participate in holiday crafts.
Where: The Deering Estate. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Museum Admission.

Miami Motel Stories: MiMo – Just off the boulevard that drives you into the the heart of the Magic City sits a brilliant gem of a motel with stories waiting to be heard. They’re getting your room ready, and all you have to do is check in! Juggerknot Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the next edition of Miami Motel Stories in the historic MiMo District at The Gold Dust by Selina, written by resident playwright Juan C. Sanchez and directed by Mia Rovegno.
Where: Gold Dust. Time: 8PM. Time: November 30th – December 23rd. Tickets: Get em here.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (35MM) – Let there be lips! Watch Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday at Midnight thanks to Secret Celluloid Society.
Where: Nite Owl Theater. Time: 12AM. Tickets: Get em here.