You might be waking up today thinking to yourself: “Where did July go?!” And we’re right there with ya. The summer is flying by and we’re not complaining, knowing that cooler weather and less mosquitos await. But having a great time means being in the present and right now, there’s a lot of great happenings going on this month to get you excited about. From CBD treats and full moon healings to free live shows in unconventional spaces–August is showing us summer might not be slowing down after all. Check it out:
She Shorts: 9 New Short Comedies at The Vanguard – SHE SHORTS by the SEASHORE is OPEN! These fine actors will have you laughing, thinking, and tapping your feet to the beat! Join us at The Vanguard for this fab new theatrical collaboration between City Theatre and Thinking Cap Theatre now thru August 4th! 9 Short Plays, 8 Talented Performers, 4 Fierce Directors. Grab your tix NOW!
Where: The Vanguard. Time: 8PM, 1st – 4th. Tickets: Get em here.
The Doors: The Final Cut – Oliver Stone’s powerful musical portrait, featuring an amazing soundtrack including over twenty-five songs from The Doors’ catalogue, charts Morrison’s turbulent relationship with his muse Pamela Courson (Meg Ryan), the formation of the band in Southern California, his experimentation with hallucinogens and the occult, and his tragic death at the age of 27 in Paris. The film’s stunning 4K restoration just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 8:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Cry Baby At Las Rosas ft Ashiyushi, Bayran, Sohn Jamal – The Black Market and Las Rosas Present Cry Baby, The cutest damn party has a new home at Las Rosas! Come party with us this Thursday! Live Performances By Ashiyushi, BayRan, SOHN JAMAL. VENDORS, READINGS BY Reno Reeves, VISUALS BY Vidium. HOSTED BY Panther Cordts, Denia Castro, Jade Antonie, Kirby Casablancas.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
USA CBD Expo 2019 – This years CBD expo will feature an endless number of different CBD brands and products from vape manufacturers, holistic and health food producers, pet care brands and a wide variety of other brands from around the world. The event is a great place to meet new customers and make business connections. We will also have business-only (B2B) hours, giving attendees the chance to meet one on one with CBD vendors and suppliers to discuss doing business with each other. Check our USA CBD Expo website for specific business-only times and other details.
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center. Time: 12PM – 7PM, 2nd – 4th. Tickets: Free w/ Code CULTURECRUSADERS.
Mucho, Mucho Amor: 50 Years of Walter Mercado – Opening Day – In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Walter Mercado’s first show, HistoryMiami Museum will open an exhibition of his costumes, mementos, and ephemera, on display for the first time ever! Mucho, Mucho Amor: 50 Years of Walter Mercado celebrates the life and career of the beloved Latino astrologer and pop culture icon! For over five decades, Walter Mercado has shared his astrological predictions with style, flair, and mucho, mucho amor.
Where: HistoryMiami Museum. Time: 10AM – 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Avenue 3 Miami, a community initiative to transform NE 3rd Avenue into a signature street for Downtown Miami, is executing a regular series of events through September 30th on the street called On Avenue 3. These events are intended to spread the word about their initiative, bring life to the street, and hear from the Downtown community about how we can together create a street for people! On Thursdays, at a different restaurant each week, the team has “Live Happy Hours” from 6-8pm, with musicians provided by Guitars Over Guns and Buskerfest. On Fridays, thanks to sponsors DTWN Flowers and Royal Flowers, pass by the team on the street for a free rose during your lunch break or on your way to work as a part of Friday Flowers. Follow @avenue3miami on Instagram and Facebook for details each week, and visit avenue3miami.org to learn more
Where: NE 3rd Avenue. Time: Every Thursday & Friday. Tickets: Free.
First Fridays at ICA Miami – 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. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Speak! on the Roof hosted by Rob Lee – Speak! on the Roof is a new monthly event that will be hosted by Rob Lee the first Friday of every month. The event is a mix of spoken word, poetry and live music. Since its fledgling beginnings in a part-time space in the Bird Road Arts District to its booming success as a monthly mainstay at The Light Box, Speak Fridays has been home to poetry, spoken word, comedy, and music for a decade. The event has even played host to spoken word artists from HBO Def Poetry and Brave New Voices.
Where: The Citadel. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free.
Live Jazz Summer Series – Embrace the summer with soul! Join us EVERY Friday for our Live Jazz Summer Series! Remember the past as we glimpse into the future. Selina Brawlers alongside Casa Florida & Selina Miami invites you to kick back and savor an atmosphere with incredible sounds, superb cocktails and savory bites.
Where: Selina Brawlers. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Laser Evenings – Twice a 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: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Miami History Meetup: History of Coconut Grove & Hotel Mutiny – Please join the Miami History Meetup and author of Hotel Scarface, Roben Farzad, at the Coral Gables Museum for a presentation on the history of Coconut Grove and the story of the infamous Hotel Mutiny. The presentation will include a slideshow of old photos in addition to the discussion of the history of The Grove and Hotel Scarface.
Where: Coral Gables Museum. Time: 3PM – 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Photo: Miami History
August Comics Reading – Jamila Rowser, Milly Cohen, Miguel Yurrita, and Clouders present comics and zines during this reading! FREE!
Where: EXILE Books. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
An Elevated Dining Experience V.2 – Join me on August 3rd as I team up with the Herbin’ Living crew to celebrate their 2-year anniversary and bring you An Elevated Dining Experience V.2 This is a one of a kind experience you do not want to miss. We aim to bring together like-minded individuals who appreciate both great food and this amazing plant. So, let’s celebrate with a unique summer-inspired 6-course dinner that is designed to awaken your palate and your senses. Come with an open mind and leave with an elevated one.
Where: Herbin’ Living. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Bill Maher – Here him live.
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Saturday Gigantic Comedy Show – SATURDAY GIGANTIC is Miami’s biggest and best weekly comedy show, showcasing the finest in South Florida comedians and actors. All of our shows are completely improvised and inspired by audience suggestion, including our blockbuster shows, Tales From the Magic City, which features a local Miami celebrity every week, and Miami Noise Machine: The Improvised Musical, a full 30-minute musical production created on the spot.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
HistoryMiami’s Miami City Hall to The Barnacle Walking Tour – Explore the history of Coconut Grove, the land across from the light, with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George! Hear accounts of some of the Grove’s early settlers, including the Beasley, Frow, and Pent families and of Dr. Horace Porter, whose opening of a post office gave the area its name. Visit The Barnacle Historic State Park, Commodore Ralph Munroe’s home built during the Era of the Bay, and see Dinner Key, the former site of Pan American’s Seaplane Base.
Where: Miami City Hall. Time: 10AM – 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Miami Girls Rock Camp – Grand Finale Showcase – Miami Girls Rock Camp is a camp that uses music and performance as a platform to promote self-esteem, community, and creative expression for girls and non-binary youth in Miami. The program offers instrument instruction, songwriting/band practice, live performances by visiting artists/DJs, workshops, and culminates in a Grand Finale Showcase!
Where: The Ground Miami. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Retro & Roots! – Retro & Roots! is at Bar Nancy every first Sunday with all types of retro tunes from hip hop to reggae and so much more! Enjoy the Retro tunes while you play some retro games in our video game corner. Grab some goodies from our featured vendor HySociety & some incredible art from Hallowed Be Thy Slice or treat yourself to a tarot reading by Reno!
Where: Bar Nancy. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free w/RSVP.
Wake up Miami! _ Summer 2019 – Your Monday-morning beacon of hope is back. Join the jam with WAKE UP MIAMI! at the Government Center Metrorail Station from August 5 to September 30, 8:30 am.
Where: Government Center. Time: 6:30AM. Tickets: Free.
Free Art-Making Workshops @ Vizcaya Village | Processional Arts Workshop – This is the fourth consecutive year of workshops where members of the community come together to build illuminated lanterns using a variety of different techniques, as led by Processional Arts Workshop co-directors Sophia Michahelles and Alex Kahn.
Where: Vizcaya Village. Time: 2PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Altered Book Workshop – Altered books are utilized in art therapy as a means of self-expression, self-exploration, and facilitating life transitions. You will explore an art form wherein a published book is recycled, reimagined, and transformed into something completely new as a way of discovering alternate realities and new possibilities in your own life.
Where: The Art Box. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Bilingual Virtual Story Hour by Stop & Play – Meet some of our Play Facilitators, Ms. Marlo, Mrs. Karen, and Ms. Claudia as they read stories in English and Spanish, followed by an interactive discussion on Zoom!
Where: Stop & Play. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em 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. Tickets: Free.
Well Being | Yoga & Wellness | Happy Hour – Feed your mind, body and soul every Wednesday with activities, workshops and experiences designed to energize and reinvigorate. Health is a state of body, wellness is a state of being. Join us every Wednesday and let’s create a new sense of Well Being, together.
Where: Barter. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Wine Wednesdays at Three – Three, the upscale eatery located within the Wynwood Arcade, is now offering a new weekly wine series called “Wine Wednesdays” where guests have the option of choosing between two red or two white wines for just $10/glass. The wine list rotates every week and features prestigious wines from across the globe with a wine sommelier, Jean-Baptiste Barre, on site to provide guests with insight on each selection.
Where: 50 NW 24th St #101, Miami, FL 33127. Time: 5:30PM. Tickets: Free.
Meet the Mentors – Our mentors are the backbone of Guitars Over Guns. These guys give their time, talent, and hearts every single day to uplift and inspire youth through the power of music education. On August 7th, our entire mentor fam – some coming all the way from Chicago, some repping their home turf right here in Miami – are convening at Wynwood’s Veza Sur brewery for an evening of drinks, jams, new friends, and a good cause!
Where: Veza Sur. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
MOCA Moving Images: Divine Horsemen The Living Gods of Haiti – This documentary explores the rituals of three Vodou cults whose origins stem from Africa. The viewer is introduced to a pantheon of spirits who communicate to their worshipers. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Haitian folklorists Lucrèce Louisdhon and Louines Louinis. We will also have a pre-show display of rare and antiquated books related to Haiti from the Miami-Dade Public Library Special Collection and archives.
Where: MOCA. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP..
Words & Wine at Las Rosas – Words And Wine Open Mic, A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic. Featuring special guests: Sounds Of Nilo, Knowbodhi and Omar Roque.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Nerd Nite Miami – Nerd Nite is a monthly event during which several folks give fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer!
Where: Gramps. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
The Underline Collective Summer Social at The Citadel – The Underline Collective young professionals group have teamed with The Citadel, Little Haiti’s newest destination for artisanal foods, handcrafted cocktails and maker-driven retail, for The Collective Social. Join us from 6-8 PM for a free drink and an evening of networking, making new friends and discovering new places in your community. Want to know more about The Underline, its progress and vision? We’ll give a brief update on progress and plans and answer your questions. Sign up on Eventbrite.
Where: The Citadel. Time: 6PM. Tickets:Get em here.
Tropico Virgo feat. Anshaw Black – Champion of the Dark Arts Anshaw Black is our guest of honor for this month’s #TropicoVirgo! Residents Artime and Patrick Walsh keep the room moving from beginning till end. *Every 2nd Thursday of the month* No Cover – $7 Rolling Rock tall boys + Tullamore Dew shots.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free.
David Crosby: Remember My Name – A revealing and deeply personal documentary by producer Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) and director A.J. Eaton explores the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby (The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young). With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite. You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man still tilting against every windmill, with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. This inspirational story, filled with music, will speak to loyal fans, and legions of new ones.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 5:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
The Purple Madness – Tribute to Prince – Celebrate one of the most electrifying artists of all-time when @1purplemadness brings his amazing Tribute to Prince to Fort Lauderdale August 9th.
Where: Revolution Live. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Photo Lab: Capture Live Music Moments with Omar Cruz – Join Miami-based photographer Omar Cruz to explore how to capture images using iPhone during a performance by a local band. He’ll share his techniques for taking striking portraits as well as behind-the-scenes shots during music events. You’ll experiment with the Camera app on iPhone and train your eye to visualize a photo before taking it. Bring your own device or we’ll supply one.
Where: Apple Aventura. Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Slow Burn presented by The Love Below – Slow Burn is one of the hottest new monthly parties in Miami, presented by DJ collective The Love Below. Featuring fresh air and throwback vibes, the rooftop setting provides the perfect backdrop for this late Saturday afternoon party. Things heat up as the sun sets over the Little River treetops.
Where: The Citadel. Time: 5PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Music Lab: Create Reggaetón Beats with Tainy – Learn how to create reggaetón beats in GarageBand with Tainy, one of Latin music’s most sought-after producers. He’ll be joined by Latin urban tastemaker El Guru for a conversation about his creative path and the rise of reggaetón. Tainy will break down a few tracks to inspire you, then you’ll get hands-on and create your own beats in GarageBand using iPad. Devices will be provided.
Where: Apple Aventura. Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Hannibal Buress – Special Live Taping – AEG Presents & Olympia Theater Present: Hannibal Buress – Special Live Taping (2 shows, 1 night only).
Where: Olympia Theater. Time: 7PM & 10:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the great teen comedies, a genre that plays on the woes, concerns, and ennui of a generation. Replete with quotable lines, a kick-ass soundtrack, and (mostly) likeable characters, it’s no wonder the film became an instant critical and commercial success, prompting even Barbara Bush to quote the film at a commencement ceremony: “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 11:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Design Lab: Color Miami with Viviana Grondona – Express creativity through shapes, colors, and textures with illustrator and graphic designer Viviana Grondona. She’ll show you how to explore your feelings through drawing and the use of colors. You’ll get hands-on using the Procreate app on iPad with Apple Pencil to create wallpaper for your own iOS device. Devices will be provided.
Where: Apple Aventura. Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Exclusive: Secret Walls Digital Live Illustration Battle – Celebrate the relocation of Apple Aventura with a Secret Walls digital illustration battle hosted by Kevin Coval. Miami-based artists Brian Butler, Diana “Didi” Contreras, Tatiana Suarez, and Baghead will go to battle creating black-and-white artwork using Procreate with iPad and Apple Pencil. Performances by singer Yoli Mayor, poet Epiphany, dancers, and a DJ will add energy to the competition.
Where: Apple Aventura. Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
The Black Market – The Black Market is Back! An alternative flea market with vendors selling used vinyl records, vintage clothing, handmade arts & crafts, zines, edibles, and more! Live Performances By Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent, Mold, Womanhouse, The Worries. Drag Shows featuring Yoko Oso, Dasha + Special Guest. Hosted By Shelley Novak. Food Truck – Monsieur Poutine.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.
HistoryMiami’s South Beach History & Art Deco Walking Tour – Take a walk with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, through one of Miami Beach’s most exciting and attractive neighborhoods, South Beach’s Art Deco District! You will hear the stories of how this area, once strictly farmland, was transformed by the land boom of the 1920’s and again by the hurricane of 1926. Learn how the architectural revolution of the 1930’s defined this neighborhood as a lively vacation destination, only to be turned in to a retirement community in the 1950’s and 60’s, and back into the major entertainment destination that we see today.
Where: Ocean Dr & 10th St, Miami Beach. Time: 10AM – 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Photo: HistoryMiami Museum
Indie Craft Bazaar: Art & Handmade Festival! – Indie Craft Bazaar is a one day only, independent art and handmade festival. “It’s like stepping into an in real life Etsy!” Featuring over 65 artists, crafters, designers, and makers, plus: DIY acitivties, food, drink specials, and giveaways! $5 Admission / Kids 10 & under are free! *Order tickets online & receive free coupon slip containing exclusive vendor discounts. Plus automatic entry into handmade giveaway!*
Where: Revolution Live. Time: 12PM – 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.
World Elephant Day Yoga Fundraiser – An evening of yoga, meditation, crystal sound bowls at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in support of @HeartofGanesh. For World Elephant Day this year, come together as a community for an evening of yoga, meditation, and crystal sound bowl savasana. Happy Hearts Yoga Project will be hosting the event in support of Heart of Ganesh this year, a grassroots nonprofit working to improve the lives of elephants and people.
Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Live at The Citadel ft. Perpetual Groove Acoustic Trio (P3) – Wednesday August 14th we are welcoming nationally recognized jam band Perpetual Groove to The Citadel. PGroove is currently on a national acoustic trio tour entitled P3, promoting their latest album. We are so excited to bring this unique musical experience to the halls of The Citadel. Live at The Citadel is a special music series dedicated to national bands and musicians that will surely surprise and delight.
Where: The Citadel. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Project: Run Miami [lululemon Lincoln Road] x Barry’s Bootcamp – lululemon Miami is bringing run to our four different Miami stores on a rotating weekly basis and we are calling this Project: Run Miami. Our goal is to make run inclusive, accessible and fun.On August 14th (and every second Wednesday of the month), lululemon Lincoln Road will be hosting a 3 mile social sunset run across the Venetian Bridge. Keep the fun going as we finish at Barry’s Bootcamp South Beach for a post run celebration! Cool down by RESET Cryotherapy, light bites by DIRT, and more surprises will be waiting for you there.
Where: lululemon Lincoln Road. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
A Taste of Summer with Exquisito Chocolates – Dip, Nibble, and Snack with The New Tropic and Exquisito Chocolates! Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Join The New Tropic and Exquisito Chocolates for a fruit and chocolate pairing class. We will start by understanding how Exquisito Chocolates Chocolate, has become a leader in the Bean to Bar movement and get a first hand taste of how that has made a difference in the delicacies they are producing. Then we will move into a mixing and matching fresh, locally sourced fruits (straight from Little Havana) with the deep rich flavors of Exquisito Chocolates.
Where: Exquisito Chocolates. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Photo: Faena Miami Beach
Full Moon Twin Hearts Meditation – On August 15 during the powerful full moon, join us at Tierra Santa Healing House for an invigorating Twin Hearts meditation led by Spa Director Agustina Caminos. Designed to activate the chakras, relax the mind and reduce negative emotions, this two-hour meditation will invite guests to set their intentions for the month ahead and channel the full moon’s immense energy through guided breath work, visualizations, mantra exercises and sound healing.
Where: Faena Miami Beach. Time: 7PM. Tickets: $30.
Conscious Living – Keys from Ancient Indian Wisdom to a Peaceful, Vibrant Life – Join Michael for a short meditation followed by a rich discussion as he shares valuable insights drawn from Sanskrit texts, as well as his own experiences, that are essential keys to becoming more peaceful, conscious beings.
Where: The Modern ŌM Bungalow. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Double Stubble with Prevention305 – Get LIT with the killer queens and foxy kings of Double Stubble! We are delighted to welcome back Prevention305 with plenty of info on PrEP and contraceptives of all sorts!! With Residents, DJ Hottpants , Mystic Bill, Terence Tabeau. Performances by Andru’ Ramir, Aura, Opal Lords, Robyn Velvet.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.
Cover art: Mohamed Sobeha