March is one of my absolute favorite months in Miami. Not only for being my birthday month, but for sitting in this sweet spot between chiller winter and the full-fledged rager that is summer. The skies are blue yet the wind is still blowing, and music is heavily in the air. There is so much happening in the beginning of this month that it took me 6 hours to amass this list. From the Miami Film Festival and outdoor symphonic suites, to Mardi Gras celebrations and underground shows, here’s what we’re looking out for these coming weeks:

Friday, March 1st:

MiamiPhotoFest 2019 | Exhibitions Floor – MiamiPhotoFest is a complimentary 5-day cultural & educational photography festival featuring an array of workshops, exhibits, lecture panels, portfolio reviews & more.Come see a diverse selection of photography exhibitions from renowned international artists showcasing a wide array of photographic work including both documentary and fine art projects.
Where: Moore Building. Time: Until March 3rd, 11AM – 6PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Saint Sophia 41st Annual Greek Festival – Come get a little taste of Greece! Greek Food, Wine, and Spirits, Greek Pastries & Coffee. Tour of Byzantine Cathedral, Taverna. Live Greek Music & Dancing, Greek Cooking Demonstrations, Greek Mixology Sessions, Greek Jewelry, Clothing, Arts & Crafts, and Religious Icons.
Where: 2401 SW 3rd Ave. Time: 11AM – 9PM, March 1st – 3rd. Tickets: $7 on-site.

Homestead / Miami Balloon Glow – Midflo are bringing hot air balloons back to Miami! Come and see the spectacular balloon glow each evening and maybe take a tethered balloon ride? We will have the best food trucks, retail vendors and activities for the whole family! Admission is just $20 per vehicle including all passengers / tethered rides $25 per person on the day.
Where: Homestead Miami Speedway. Time: 5PM – 9PM, March 1st – 3rd. Tickets: $20 per vehicle.

Yona Friedman’s Space Chain-Phantasy Opening Party – Join us as we celebrate the neighborhood’s latest public art installation by Yona Friedman, Space-chain Phantasy. The piece, which is a collaboration between the Miami Design District and ICA Miami, is now on display in Paradise Plaza marking the lauded designer’s first U.S. installation. Enjoy complimentary drinks courtesy of Havana Club rum and music by Brother Dan.
Where: 151 NE 41st ST. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

First Fridays at ICA Miami – ICA Miami kicks off a new season of First Fridays with an exhibition tour of work by Robert Grosvenor, a talk by art critic Bruce Hainley, and the unveiling of a new public sculpture by Yona Friedman. First Fridays at ICA Miami are part of a neighborhood-wide initiative celebrating art and performance in the Miami Design District. Every first Friday, ICA Miami remains open until 10pm, and offer experiences for visitors of all ages—film screenings, exhibition tours, performances, talks, and more!
Where: ICA Miami. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

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Sweat Records and Diego Melgar Present: Organ Trio Night – Featuring Diego Melgar on guitar, Andre Bernier on organ, and Zander Ambrose on drums. The theme of the set is immigrant life in the United States. As someone who moved here at a young age, Diego has always felt a constant tension in whether he feels that he belongs here or not. By performing music influenced by the jazz organ trio tradition, something so uniquely African-American created at a time of segregation, he hopes to evoke and continue discussion on America’s past with treatment of minorities. This music was hope in dark times, and he wants to bring these sounds to people who feel they may need some hope right now.
Where: Sweat Records. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Moun|Moon – EP Release Party – “I, Inez Barlatier, was awarded a $10,000 Knight Arts Champion grant by the Knight Foundation by recommendation of Beth Boone of Miami Light Project.” MOUN|MOON was funded by this grant producing a two part release.
Where: Miami Light Project. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Giralda Under the Stars: Giralda Grooves – Every first Friday of the month from November 2018 – April 2019, the community promenade will come alive with outdoor dining and music by local bands. Make sure to come early and fill those bellies with the delicious local eats of Restaurant Row’s vibrant selection of eateries, plus enjoy samples of Don Julio and Ketel One Botanical, courtesy of Diageo. The Giralda Grooves theme and will feature performances by Simon Grossmann and Xperimento!
Where: Giralda Plaza. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Miami Film Festival 2019 – Miami Film Festival is returning March 1-10, 2019 and select events are already ON SALE NOW!! Join us for 10 days of the best of world cinema, featuring amazing guests and fabulous parties. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Select Events are ON SALE NOW for the Public. Join MIAMI FILM SOCIETY for Members’ Early Access to the complete Festival lineup.
Where: All over Miami’s best screens. Time: March 1st – 10th. Tickets: Get em here.

The Bass presents Night at the Museum – Catch the vibe and join our tribe into the neon jungle for Night at the Museum, Friday, March 1, 2019, 8 PM – 11 PM! Purchase a membership at the Affiliate ($250) level or above and receive access for you and a guest, plus enjoy year-round membership benefits. This is a members-only event, please join or renew to attend!
Where: The Bass. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

P L 0 T 300 x Marie Davidson – As our closing series for the The Electric Pickle continues it’s an honor to welcome for the first time in Miami, an artist leaving you with more answers than questions, Canadian starlet, who molds a mint fusion of hard hitting techno and pop, Marie Davidson.
Where: The Electric Pickle. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Lemon Digo feat. Johnny Walker – Join us Friday night at Lagniappe House for a special tribute to Sly & The Family Stone with special guests Rodrigo Zambrano on bass, and Johnny Walker on vocals! Its going to be a funky good time, don’t miss out. Experimental duo TWYN will be opening up the evening at 7pm!
Where: Lagniappe. Time: 10PM – 1AM. Tickets: Free.

From New York To Miami Comedy Show – Presenting a unique comedy showcase bringing in New York Comedians to perform alongside Miami Comedians at the brand new Miami Improv. Here is a late night show for the adventurous locals seeking an alternative nightlife in Miami. If you love stand up comedy, you wouldn’t want to miss this showcase presenting you hilarious and RARE appearances inside Miami’s ONLY comedy club theater.
Where: Improv Comedy Club MIA. Time: 10:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, March 2nd:

International Open Data Day 2019 – An international event that takes place each year to celebrate open governments and to promote access to data. This is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. With greater access comes opportunity for innovation.
Where: CIC Miami. Time: 9AM – 5PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Carnaval On The Mile – A weekend-long festival in the heart of Coral Gables featuring the best of local art, live music, fine cuisine, and children’s entertainment. In average, the event gathers 150 plastic artists on display and 50 artisan vendors. 150,000+ event attendees stroll the “Artist Village” with exhibitions of handcrafts, jewelry, paintings, sculptures and photography. Two large stages are crowned by world-renowned artists of jazz, funk, and rock, in a cultural explosion, totally free, to celebrate Carnaval Miami.
Where: Miracle Mile. Time: 10AM – 10PM, March 2nd – 3rd. Tickets: RSVP here.

29th Annual Asian Culture Festival – The annual fun-filled family event, the Asian Culture Festival, celebrates the diversity of Asian cultures through an enchanting journey of music and dance, performances, demonstrations, arts, and hand crafts, highlighted by a tasty selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine. All of the flavors of Asia will be on full display, featuring gastronomical delights from Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Turkey, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Vietnam and more.
Where: Fruit & Spice Park. Time: 10AM – 5PM, March 2nd & 3rd. Tickets: Get em here.

Boxelder 4 Year Anniversary – Join Boxelder as they celebrate 4 years of great beers! All beers $5 (taplist TBA). Food by El BAGEL in the morning, team HASH in the afternoon. General tomfoolery all day.
Where: Boxelder Craft Beer Market. Time: 10AM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.

Carnaval Block Party – CARNAVAL season is back and we’re closing down the street! We’re celebrating our Latin American roots with our very own Carnaval on Saturday,March 2nd. Join us as we have live Brazilian Samba and Batucada dancers, Colombian Cumbia and Mapalé, lots of music, bites, and lots of cold brews going around! ..and how could we forget…a new beer release!
Where: Veza Sur Brewing Co. Time: 12PM – 12AM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Cinemaslam 2019 – CinemaSlam is Miami Film Festival’s film school competition, aiming to discover, showcase and celebrate the work of undergraduate and graduate students in Miami/South Florida film schools. Sponsored by Lynn & Louis Wolfson II Family Foundation and Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives.
Where: Tower Theater Miami. Time: 12PM – 2:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

French Quarter Block Party ft. Spam Allstars – French Quarter Block Party takes over Coconut Grove for a New Orleans party you don’t want to miss. Thanks to the Coconut Grove BID, Florida Avenue will transform into a celebration filled with brassy funky tunes by South Florida favorites Bad Apples Brass Band and Spam Allstars. Take a dive into Big Easy specialty items from The Salty Donut- Artisanal Donut Shoppe & Coffee Bar (Paczki), The Spillover (Jambalaya and Crawfish Mac’n’Cheese), Harry’s Pizzeria, Shore to Door Fish Market – Coconut Grove (Crawfish Boil), and Dasher & Crank (Beignets and Ice Cream), and drinks fit for any get-down.
Where: Florida Avenue. Time: 12PM – 3PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

AIRIE x PAMM: Art + Environment Discussion – Join Artists in Residence in Everglades at Pérez Art Museum Miami for a fascinating discussion about the intersection of art and the environment between sculptor Robert Chambers, biologist Hilary Swain, curator René Morales, artist Michele Oka Doner and AIRIE Creative Director Deborah Mitchell.
Where: PAMM. Time: 2PM – 3PM. Tickets: Free.

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami: Intimate Salon Performance – ake a creative journey with Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami’s popular salon series, a first look at new works by some of South Florida’s most talented young choreographers, followed by an in-depth conversation for artists and audience. Get your tickets early – last season’s salon performances sold out!
Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Time: March 2nd & 3rd. Tickets: get em here.

Ocean Drive Association & Miami New Drama: Theater in the Park – In partnership with the Miami New Drama, the Ocean Drive Association presents Theater in the Park with Antigone in the World, a production of Sophocles’ tragedy performed by a young, international, and ethnically diverse company of actors in unconventional theater spaces.
Where: Ocean Drive. Time: 4PM – 6PM. Tickets: Free.

I Am My Story – Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to introduce to Miami four artists working within the narrative genre. Story telling through the media of photography, painting, and textile, each artist brings a level of authenticity, high craftsmanship and sincerity to their chosen medium.
Where: Mindy Solomon Gallery. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Coconut Grove Drum Circle – Come on out to the Coconut Grove Drum Circle at the Barnacle! Saturday night, March 2, 2019, 7pm-10pm at the Barnacle State Park in Coconut Grove (3485 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133). Bring your drums, bring your seats, bring your good vibes! And please, spread the word! All are welcome!
Where: The Barnacle Historic State Park. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Big Cypress Night Sky Program – Join us for an evening of dark sky education and celebration! View one of the darkest skies in the eastern United States this winter by attending this ranger-led astronomy program. A 45 minute interpretive program will begin at 7pm followed by telescope viewing. This event is free and open to the public – no reservations necessary.
Where: Big Cypress National Reserve. Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Free.

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World Premiere of “Singular” and Cécile McLorin Salvant Concert – The extraordinary rise of Miami’s own Cécile McLorin Salvant, already renowned as one of America’s top jazz vocalists at the age of only 29, is chronicled in this gorgeous love letter to the storied talent of our hometown treasure. Filmmakers Dennis Scholl (The Last Resort) and Marlon Johnson continue their series of explorations on the most intriguing south Florida musical stories, as SINGULAR follows previous Miami Film Festival premieres Deep City and Sweet Dillard.
Where: Olympia Theater. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Gramps and Death to the Sun present: Molly Nilsson – Molly Nilsson kicks off her Every Night Is New North American Tour in Miami with a one-night intimate performance inside Shirley’s Theater at Gramps. Opening set by Apostille.
Where: Gramps. Time: 8PM – 11PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Screwball (A Billy Corben Film) – Screwball looks at doping in major league baseball from the perspective of Miami’s Anthony Bosch, a specialist in performance-enhancing drugs, who was a key figure in the scandals of Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, and other star players. While Bosch’s medical credentials may be lacking, his storytelling skills are first rate. On camera, he is hilariously frank about the rise and fall of his Biogenesis health clinic, including details of mob connections, financial chicanery, his cocaine habit, and Rodriguez’s eccentric behavior. Miami New Times journalist Tim Elfrink helps to frame the story.
Where: Tower Theater Miami. Time: 9:15PM – 11:15PM. Tickets: Get em here.

PLAY: Dreamhaus – This Free Life presents PLAY, a new dance party series that reminds everyone that tobacco is not a toy. Kicking the series off with DREAMHAUS, come all dolled up in your best to dance the night away with the TFL squad and your favs! Batteries sold seperately. Some parts not included.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 10PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Osunlade x2 Man Power – Yoruba Records head honcho OSUNLADE is back for a final play at El Bolero Room. 11pm-5am. The enigmatic Man Power joins us for a special free early party on Melinda’s patio. 5pm – 12 midnight. Residents: Will Renuart, Tomas C and guests.
Where: The Electric Pickle. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, March 3rd:

305 Half Marathon & 5K – The new 305 Half Marathon & 5K (March 3, 2019) is all about local vibes, attracting visitors from all over the world and those who are fired up to call Miami their home. Once known as the 13.1 Miami Beach & 5K, this ultimate 305 experience is a cultural gem that will have you running like you live here. Count on a fast and coastal course with a fresh and vibrant Miami soul. It’s how we do it in the 305!
Where: Lummus Park. Time: 6:15AM – 10AM. Tickets: Sign up here.

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Opa-Locka Light District: A Writing Workshop – The Opa-Locka Community Development Center and O, Miami present the Opa-Locka Light District, a project to illuminate unlit sidewalks during the month of April. On March 3rd, we’re hosting a community workshop to collect the poems that will be projected onto the street. Want to see your poem in lights? Participation in the workshop is free and open to the public with sign-up.
Where: 675 Ali Baba Ave. Time: 11AM – 1PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Gifford Lane Art Stroll – One day art festival in it’s 21st year, featuring local artists who set up and sell their artwork in the yards along the street. There are bands, a bounce house as well as food and drink for sale. Proceeds from the event are donated to the St. Stephen’s AIDS Ministry and the St. Alban’s Early Childhood Enrichment Center.
Where: Gifford Lane between Oak Ave. and Day Ave. Time: 12PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.

Shaker Sunday: Brazilian BBQ with Leblon – We’re spending this Shaker Sunday grilling some Brazilian treats with Chef Jimmy Lebron. We are also partnering with LEBLON Cachaça and will be serving up some delicious libations!
Where: The Broken Shaker. Time: 2PM – 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Knight Heroes: Barry Jenkins, Boots Riley, Aaron Stewart-Ahn – Double-Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK), award-winning filmmaker Boots Riley (SORRY TO BOTHER YOU) and Aaron Stewart-Ahn, co-writer of the 2018 Nicolas Cage hit MANDY, join forces for Miami Film Festival’s inaugural edition of new program KNIGHT HEROES.
Where: Olympia Theater. Time: 3:05PM – 5:05PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Retro & Roots! – Step into the time-warp at Bar Nancy in Little Havana for Retro & Roots! A night full of retro tunes, throwback jams, roots reggae, dancehall, hip hop, and so much more. Brought to you by Strange Media with DJ sets by LAMEBOT \\ Mello-D \\ FOREALISM-TRIBE \\ Golden Flora \\ Yared Lee. Retro video game nook with games from NES, SNES Genesis & Wii featured vendor: HySociety.
Where: Bar Nancy. Time: 8PM – 1AM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Monday, March 4th:

Patricia Clarkson GEM Award Tribute & Screening of The Party – Golden Globe-winning actress Patricia Clarkson will receive the Festival’s Precious Gem Award on Monday, March 4th at the historic Tower Theater Miami. Clarkson won the 2019 Golden Globe for her role in Jean-Marc Vallée’s HBO limited series Sharp Objects, received an Oscar nomination for her pivotal role in Peter Hedges’ Pieces of April (03), a Tony Award nomination for the Broadway production of The Elephant Man, and won 2 Emmy Awards for her work in Alan Ball’s Six Feet Under.
Where: Tower Theater Miami. Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

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The Last Resort – Miami Beach Release – Before the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast’s brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.
Where: O Cinema MIami Beach. Time: Multiple showtimes. Tickets: Get em here.

Serving Up the Bizness: Industry Night at Gramps – 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, March 5th:

Namaste Miami – It’s 305 Day 2019 – We are back for a third year with our annual March 5th event – “Namaste Miami – It’s 305 Day!” Celebrate 305 Day with STAY FIT 305 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel with Exhale, for an evening Yoga flow under the Miami night. Enjoy the scenic backdrop as Jessica Schreiner and Lizzy Chiappy take you through a Vinyasa flow to celebrate the Magic City.
Where: Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Time: 6:30PM – 8PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

A Marquee Event – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – Miami native Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is a renowned portrait photographer who’s extended his work into several documentary films, including the trilogy The Black List that interviewed prominent African-Americans across many fields. Now he turns his camera on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison as she applies her enormous storytelling skills to recounting her own life.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 6:30PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Comedy Classes: VT-1: Improv Foundations – Whether you’re looking to develop your comedy or want to finally take that leap into trying something new, Villain Theater is the perfect home for Miami creatives. Our goal is to create a sustainable entertainment community in South Florida, for folks to work on their creative spirits in a positive, engaging, and challenging environment.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Daniel Reskin’s On a Whim Comedy Show – When we found out Daniel Reskin (one of the founding fathers of the Miami Comedy Scene) was coming to town we couldn’t pass up the chance to bring him up on our stage at Yo Space Gallery & Studios. Get ready for an all-star lineup of comedians who have stood the test of time, battling it out with Miami’s roughest and toughest open mics and disinterested crowds and living to stand another day!
Where: Yo Space Gallery & Studios. Time: 7:30PM – 10PM. Tickets: $10 at the door.

Photo by Yo Miami

Jazz At The Lounge – Our weekly jazz night brings good vibes every Tuesday to beautiful Sunset Harbor. Join the Purdy Lounge crew and Triple F Soul Effect for some live acoustic Jazz every Tuesday. $8 Jack cocktails and $5 Peroni beers.
Where: Purdy Lounge. Time: 10PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Brown Liquor – Brought to you by the folks who run Third Horizon Film Festival and Mama Tried Miami, presenting Brown Liquor. Rooted in a deep love for black music of all eras, Brown Liquor uses R&B as a jumping off point and plunges into everything from silky, late night lover’s rock reggae to pulsing, late 70s soul to the bass heavy rhythms of today.
Where: Mama Tried. Time: 10PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Wednesday, March 6th:

Open Air Tango #onLincoln – Please join us on March 6 for Open Air Tango #onLincoln! Ray Sullivan will teach a free multi-level tango class from 6-7pm and from 7-10pm we will have our open milonga with music by DJ Lorena Diez. Hosted by Maureen M. O’Brien and Lorena Diez. Sponsored by Lincoln Road.
Where: Lincoln Road. Time: 6PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Knock Down The House – Miami Film Festival – WINNER OF THE AUDIENCE AWARD at SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, 2019. Today the Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a leading voice of progressives, after being elected in November. It’s hard to remember that a year ago, she was virtually unknown and considered such a long shot to win the Democratic primary that scarcely any press paid attention to her. It was during that time when filmmaker Rachel Lears started following Ocasio-Cortez and three other working class women running for political office.
Where: Silverspot Cinema Downtown. Time: 7PM – 8:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Jazz at The Yard – Tables are pulled up near the stage for that jazzy club feel under the Eventstar Structures pavilion. Savor cocktails, as well as wine by the bottle or the glass from The Bar at The Yard, and bites from our resident food concepts. Admission is free and the lawn is covered: Shows go on rain or shine. This series is curated by musician and co-founder of Guitars Over Guns, Chad Bernstein.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 8PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series – Enjoy the movies under the stars with another season of our SoundScape Cinema Series. Check out the complete schedule for the Miami Beach 2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – Wonder Woman (2017).
Where: Soundscape Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.

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Global Cuba Fest 2019 ft. Nu Deco Nucleus & Yusa – The music is back! Join us for the 10th Annual Global Cuba Fest, a month-long celebration of the best musicians from the Cuban diaspora. This year, Miami Light Project and FUNDarte in collaboration with Nu Deco Ensemble will come together to present a unique Cuban music experience. Come enjoy an evening of music from rising young Cuban composers, iconic masters, and unique collaborations with our guest artists multi-instrumentalist and singer, Yusa, and pianist and composer, Joachim Horsley.
Where: Miami Light Box. Time: 8PM, March 6th – 8th. Tickets: Get em here.

Words & Wine at Las Rosas Ft. Dita Devi, Neerali, and Ryan Bauta – Words And Wine Open Mic A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic. Every Wednesday at 8:30pm 21+ ONLY. This week featuring: Dita Devi, Ryan Bauta, Neerali. Come on out for the BEST Party on a Wednesday night! Open Mic, Drum Circle and Open Jams in the back patio, Live Music, Spoken Word. Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo (The Chavarro Brothers).
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 8:30PM – 2AM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Barter Comedy Night – For those looking for an adventurous Wednesday night out. Here’s a live Wynwood comedy event offering half off all drinks and a complimentary sponsored drink for the ladies during showtime. This special live event is all about you. The stage room at Barter offers reserved table seatings, drinks and dining options where you can laugh it up with a rotating variety show of working stand up comedians from Miami, NY, LA and beyond. Every Wednesday is ladies night at Barter, and we offer the same specials for our attendees in the showroom.
Where: Barter Wynwood. Time: 9PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Thursday, March 7th:

Inspire305 | Inspiring a Smart City – Inspire305 powered by United Way of Miami-Dade is back for its second year of inspiring Miami to empower new, innovative nonprofits! Join us March 7 at CIC Miami as we discuss a topic we’re all curious about: inspiring a smart city.
Where: CIC Miami. Time: 6PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

I AM MIAMI Microtheater – This special season of Microtheater, I AM MIAMI, emerged from our curiosity to better understand this interconnected cultural web we live in and serve. Thanks to the invaluable support from the Knight Foundation, we embarked into this adventure hand-in-hand with director and playwright Lucia Miranda. This journey has taken Lucia throughout all the corners of Miami, from Kendall to Wynwood, to Miami Beach to Allapattah, to meet and interview more than 60 people, all different, with amazing stories to tell. All of this was done to create an impossible biography, an incomplete human map of our city. The production will be translated and represented into seven 15-minute plays inside shipping containers.
Where: Microtheater MIAMI. Time: Feb 14th – March 17th. Tickets: Get em here (On sale February 11th).

Artist Talk: Alba Triana – A free public talk by South Florida sound artist Alba Triana, who will be speaking about her artistic practice and an upcoming project exploring vibration and quantum entanglement, in collaboration with renowned Swiss institutions such as CERN —the world’s most important particles research center.
Where: Miami Beach Urban Studios. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

CHUCHO VALDÉS MASTERCLASS – Winner of six GRAMMY® and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz.
Where: Jazz Cellar at Le Chat Noir. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Free.

A Marquee Event – Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool – Jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century. Starting with his 1957 breakthrough album Birth of the Cool, he never stopped innovating all the way until his death in 1991. This wide-ranging biography maintains an admirable balance in probing his artistic highs and his personal lows. Filmmaker Stanley Nelson has a long track record of documenting African-American history, including his major work The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution that demonstrated his ability to navigate highly contested and complicated subject matter.
Where: Silverspot Cinema. Time: 6:45PM – 8:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.

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Mahogany L. Browne Community Reading – Mahogany L. Browne was born in Oakland, California but has been based in Brooklyn, NY for over 15 years. A strong, black woman, Browne is unapologetic in her work as a spoken word poet, author, and activist. She uses her personal experience with addiction, racism, sexism, and oppression to inspire her own brand of shameless, authentic work. Browne’s spoken word performances create a platform through poetry for women and girls to feel empowered and heard.
Where: The Betsy Hotel. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Friday, March 8th:

International Women’s Day – Join us for an inspiring panel + cocktails from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm with some of Miami’s most influential fierce females. Afterward, head up to 1 Rooftop for a celebration of female energy, with all women DJs and specialty cocktails. Panel Discussion Moderated by Violet Camacho, Global Director of Partnerships & Events, Haute Living. Speakers: Janine Booth, Celebrity Chef/Restaurateur, Pola Bunster, Director of Storytelling, Prism Creative Group, Sheli Muñiz, Co-anchor NBC6 Today, Monica Reyes, Awareness Strategist & TEDx Speaker, Ingrid Casares, Entertainment & Nightlife Guru.
Where: 1 Hotel South Beach. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Overtime Presents: Princess, ‘Out There’ – Part of the world premiere tour, Overtime at The Bass presents the psychedelic art band, Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill), and their latest performance piece, ‘Out There,’ on Friday, March 8. ‘Out There’ (2019; 4K video, live performance; 55:20min) is a concept video album and live performance piece that explores the role men ought to be playing during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny.
Where: The Bass. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

RAW Storytelling at WEAM – RAW Storytelling is a live show where the community gathers to share, discover, and unite through the tradition of true storytelling. Unfiltered and uncensored, each storyteller explores the human experience, from the taboo to the most common of moments, in a judgment-free space dedicated to bringing humanity together through acceptance and understanding one unscripted life story at a time. The story theme for the night will be: SEX.
Where: World Erotic Art Museum. Time: 8PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

MENDELSSOHN AND SCHUMANN – A tribute to two great composers by New World Symphony. Osmo Vänskä, conductor, Inon Barnatan, piano, Dean Whiteside, conductor. Program: Saariaho : Winter Sky, Schumann : Piano Concerto, Mendelssohn : Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”.
Where: New World Center. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Beethoven on the Beach: Heroes – Beethoven is Back! Orchestra Miami’s annual series of free outdoor concerts- “Beethoven on the Beach”- returns this March. This year’s edition- “Heroes”- features an all-Beethoven program with a theme of heroism. The program includes excerpts from Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, featuring Laura Pederson and Jennifer Tipton, soprano soloists, and Matthew Mannes, tenor and the dramatic “Eroica” Symphony N. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 55. The 38 musicians of Orchestra Miami will be led by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 8PM – 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

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Alien: 40th Anniversary Screening – O Cinema & Miami Film Festival team up for an AFTERDARK presentation of Ridley Scott’s terror-in-space masterpiece, ALIEN – a film that has captivated the minds of old and new fans ever since its 1979 debut, and spawned numerous sequels. Now, we celebrate its four decade legacy as one of the most enduring and important cinematic achievements with a special 40th anniversary screening.
Where: O Cinema Miami Beach. Time: 11:59PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, March 9th:

The Art of Seeing! – “How do we see? What makes a striking Image? Is it the Color? The shapes? The lines? The combination of all of them? These are some of the questions we will tackle in our new workshop The Art of Seeing! Come and learn (or refresh) how to expand your vision and learn to see more in your everyday life”
Where: Ampersand Studios. Time: 10AM – 4PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Emerge 2nd Saturday Ride March 2019 – Emerge 2nd Saturday Ride March 2019. Meet at the Brightline station downtown Miami.
Where: Brightline Station. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free.

I See You: A Conversation with Jae Jarrell and Jeffreen Hayes – Exhibiting artists and AFRICOBRA founder, Jae Jarrell in conversation with AFRICOBRA: Messages To The People Curator, Jeffreen Hayes Ph.D.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art. Time: 12PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

3rd Annual Miami Gras Block Party & Can Release – Combining the rhythm of Caribbean and Latin Carnaval with the flavors of Mardi Gras, we’re shutting down the block for a massive party to celebrate the release of Miami Gras, a French-style Saison infused with wildflower honey! Join us on Saturday, March 9th for our 3rd Annual Miami Gras Block Party and Can Release from 2-10PM!
Where: Concrete Beach Brewery. Time: 2PM – 10PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

6th Annual 305 Day Block Party ft. Trick Daddy – Let’s celebrate all things 305 at the official 6th Annual 305 Day Block Party ft. Trick Daddy! It wouldn’t be the same without YOU! Bring your family and friends for a fun day of live music, delicious food, local vendors and artists, kid’s activities and our shared love for the 305.
Where: Hialeah Arts District. Time: 3:05PM – 10PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Youth Music Festival – The City of Miami Beach and Rhythm Foundation are proud to invite you to our 3rd Annual Youth Music Festival presented by Hotwire Communications being held at the North Beach Bandshell Stage on Saturday, March 9, 2019! #MBYouthFest. HEADLINERS: SPAM ALLSTARS & FOOM!
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 5PM – 10:30PM. Tickets: $5 suggested donation.

Bike305 Bike the Wild Side – Crandon Park Zoo (Night Ride) – The family-friendly ride and tour will take place at dusk when the Park is closing and nature comes alive. Ride guides will stop at various areas along the way to talk about the animals, plants and history. This is a very special bike ride that few will ever experience! The ride is 1 to 1.5 hours. Limited spots, bring your own bike or rent one of our, helmets are mandatory. Limited amount of helmets will be available for those who don’t have. Must register, no walk-ups will be taken. Trip meets at the Crandon Park Main Office (Southend of the Park by Crandon Gardens); please bring drinking water.
Where: Crandon park. Time: 6PM – 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Infamous Stringdusters – Bluegrass and modern fusion kinds, The Infamous Stringdusters make their way to South Florida for an epic getdown.
Where: Revolution Live. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Gary Clark Jr – Every ticket purchased online for Gary Clark Jr. includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new, soon to be released album. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase.
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Grateful Dead Night at Bar Nancy w/ UD and Friends – Grateful Dead Night comes to Bar Nancy w. UD and Friends. Come celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead as we come to Miami again with some frends to help us out at Bar Nancy.
Where: Bar Nancy. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

SAFE ● Powder – Powder
[ESP Institute/Born Free].
Where: The Electric Pickle. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: get em here.

Sunday, March 10th:

The Flamingo Flea | Vendors, Music & Brews – Spend your Sunday surrounded by local creatives showcasing the best vintage, jewelry, skincare, up cycled clothing, homewares, craft batched foods, and handmade accessories in South Florida. Bike, walk, scoot, or drive over, plenty of free parking!
Where: Tarpon River Brewing. Time: 12PM – 4PM. Tickets: Free.

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Calle Ocho Music Festival – The marquee event of Carnaval Miami! The largest Hispanic festival in the country. 15 blocks of Little Havana filled with musical stages, international food, dance, sampling sites and entertainment for all holistic demographics: families, couples and friends. Calle Ocho is also the platform that catapulted the careers of some of the biggest musicians in the international Hispanic market and brings corporate America the opportunity of a testing ground for new products.
Where: Calle Ocho. Time: 11AM – 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Amazing Grace – In January 1972, Aretha Franklin gave two days of gospel performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, recording what would become her best selling album, Amazing Grace. The sessions were captured by a film crew led by Sydney Pollack, but the footage wound up shelved in a vault and has remained one of the lost cinematic treasures of twentieth-century music. Before Pollack’s death in 2008, he expressed a wish for the film to be completed, and producer Alan Elliott took it up with a team of supporters as a passion project. Amazing Grace lets the events unfold on film without imposing present-day interviews.
Where: O Cinema Miami Beach. Time: 3:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, March 11th:

Serving Up the Bizness: Industry Night at Gramps – 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, March 12th:

Taylor Jenkins Reid discussing “Daisy Jones and the Six” at Books & Books! – Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
Where: Books & Books. Time: 8PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Jazz At The Lounge – Our weekly jazz night brings good vibes every Tuesday to beautiful Sunset Harbor. Join the Purdy Lounge crew and Triple F Soul Effect for some live acoustic Jazz every Tuesday. $8 Jack cocktails and $5 Peroni beers.
Where: Purdy Lounge. Time: 10PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Brown Liquor – Brought to you by the folks who run Third Horizon Film Festival and Mama Tried Miami, presenting Brown Liquor. Rooted in a deep love for black music of all eras, Brown Liquor uses R&B as a jumping off point and plunges into everything from silky, late night lover’s rock reggae to pulsing, late 70s soul to the bass heavy rhythms of today.
Where: Mama Tried. Time: 10PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Wednesday, March 13th:

Last Tango in Paris – Paul (Marlon Brando), a middle-aged American hotel owner mourning the suicide death of his wife, meets a young engaged Parisian woman named Jeanne (Maria Schneider) at an apartment they are both interested in renting. Opposites attract, sparks fly, and one of the boldest – and most controversial – films of all time is born. Seldom, if ever, has sexuality been explored for dramatic purpose with this rawness and depth. Credit director Bernardo Bertolucci for allowing Brando to thrust his persona into the character he portrays.
Where: Coral Gables Arts Cinema. Time: 6:15PM. Tickets: Get em here.

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Talks: Ian Berry – Join Locust Projects and ArtCenter/South Florida for a conversation with Ian Berry, Dayton Director of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery and professor of liberal arts at Skidmore College.
Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Jazz at The Yard – Tables are pulled up near the stage for that jazzy club feel under the Eventstar Structures pavilion. Savor cocktails, as well as wine by the bottle or the glass from The Bar at The Yard, and bites from our resident food concepts. Admission is free and the lawn is covered: Shows go on rain or shine. This series is curated by musician and co-founder of Guitars Over Guns, Chad Bernstein.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 8PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series – Enjoy the movies under the stars with another season of our SoundScape Cinema Series. Check out the complete schedule for the Miami Beach 2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – Ready Player One (2018).
Where: Soundscape Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.

BINGO WITH MISS TOTO – Play Bingo for FREE with your supreme hostessss: Miss Toto! Grab your dauber by the shaft to win drinks, swag, gift certificates, vinyl records, and more! This event is so fabulous that it has been featured in international magazines (so if you haven’t made it yet, you are overdue)!
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, March 14th:

Meet Me in Midtown: Havana Nights – Join us in the breezeway between Nordstrom Rack and West Elm as DJ Jorge Charun sets the mood for our free salsa class. Music starts at 6:30PM, dancing begins at 7PM.
Where: The Shops at Midtown Miami. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Maimi Zine Fair’s 5th birthday fundraiser – MIAMI ZINE FAIR IS 5 YEARS OLD! We’re going out to Gramps to celebrate with our friends DOUBLE STUBBLE, NERD NIGHT and YOU! Buy raffle tickets and take a chance on winning some prize swag donated by our supporters at Books n Books, The Standard hotel and Spa, Aesop, Somia music, O Miami (and more!).
Where: EXILE Books. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Friday, March 15th:

Miami Reggae Festival 2019 featuring Akae Beka & Jah9 – Rockers Movement annual Miami Reggae Festival returns with their vibe, spirit and celebration of oneness — make way for the positive day as it shines during Miami Music Week with “One Love” Celebration of Live Performances, Art and Food for Charity.
Where: North Beach bandshell. Time: 5PM – 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

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Cultural Fridays in Little Havana – Come join us this Friday in Little Havana, Florida for the first Viernes Culturales of the season (NOW EVERY Third Friday monthly). Take in the most authentic night-out in Miami with live music, local art and latin culture in our Historic Arts District. The event is Free and always Family-friendly. Festivities begin at 6pm! We highly recommend you join local historian Paul George for his Free walking tours (meet him at Towere Theatre at 7pm).
Where: Futurama Building. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Queer Miami: Exhibition Opening Night Party – Get a first look at our newest exhibition, Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities, during our opening night party! Enjoy music, live performances, complimentary beverages, and more. Tickets are FREE for pre-registrants, and $10 at the door. Get your tickets today!
Where: HistoryMiami. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Laser Fridays – On the first and third Friday of each month, we’ll be rocking out with a retro throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. From Pink Floyd to Daft Punk, we’re fusing music from some of the greatest artists of our time with old-school laser light visuals—all under the Planetarium’s 67-foot dome. Now with new and enhanced visuals!
Where: Frost Science Museum. Time: 7PM – 1AM. Tickets: Get em here.

30 Days of Rock Selection Party at Sweat Records – This is going to be the night of the selection party, so if you’re unfamiliar, here’s how it works: Attendance is required! So come by Sweat Records, write your name and contact info on a piece of paper that you will then throw into whichever bin corresponds with your skill(s) level: 1. drums 2. bass and guitar 3.virtuoso, singer and beginner. There will be a 4th bin where you will toss in random nouns and adjectives which will determine your band name. Esos Payasos del Rock will be performing that night! Featuring members of Holly Hunt, Nunhex, Ben Katzman’s Degreaser, and Las Nubes (performing KISS covers).
Where: Sweat Records. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

STRFKR Live at The Ground – Portland indie rock outfit STRFKR returns to Miami for another captivating live performance with DJ set from Daniel T.
Where: The Ground. Time: 9PM – 12AM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Viva La Woman Concert! – In Honor of Women’s History Month, Bar Nancy presents….VIVA LA WOMAN! A Concert featuring local badass women/musicians who are guaranteed to ROCK the house!
Where: Bar Nancy. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Honey Soundsystem + Randomer by Link Miami Rebels – One of San Francisco’s most iconic parties takes a field trip to Miami for a special one-off gig! The DJ collective that has helped redefine the soundtrack to gay nightlife in the US touches down in Miami along RANDOMER! Few have a recent back catalogue as rich and diverse as Randomer. His discography reads like a who’s who of modern techno. As a DJ, he’s one of the UK’s finest, capable of effortlessly stitching together modern bass with classic techno and less esoteric 4/4 rhythms. Honey Soundsystem is a crew of disc jockeys, musicians, performers, and designers.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 11PM – 7AM. Tickets: Get em here.