The end of summer might be on the horizon but the spirit of the joyful season doesn’t show any sign of stopping. The days have been blending into nights and the fun has been carrying on like school isn’t about to start. Either way, the month is going out with a bang Miami-style and has some truly colorful activities up its sleeve. From comedy festivals and cultural anniversaries, to free outdoor yoga sessions by the water, check out the things we’re looking forward to:

Friday, August 16th:

Music Lab: Ale Alberti and Songwriters – Kick off Latin Music Fridays by learning how to write verses and lyrics with Latinsongwriters Ale Alberti, Edgar Barrera, and Jhay Cortez. They’ll join producer Andrés Saavedra in conversation about how their cultural backgrounds inspire their lyrics. You’ll get hands-on with iPad to create your own song concept in the Notes app. Then on August 23, join a performance with Dalex and Dímelo Flow.
Where: Apple Aventura. Time: 7:30PM – 9:00PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Umphrey’s McGee w/ Magic City Hippies – The legendary jam band returns to The Fillmore featuring a funky opening set by Miami’s own, Magic City Hippies.
Where: The Fillmore. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.

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, 88.9 FM WDNA’s very own Carter Jackson Brown from Brainville & 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.

Clique Bait Presents: A Night Of Laughs at Schnebly’s Winery – Come laugh, eat and drink the week away! Jumpstart your weekend with hilarious improv, sketch and musical funnies presented by Clique Bait Comedy in the breathtaking Grand Tiki at Schnebly Redland’s Winery. Arrive an hour early to order dinner from the Schnebly’s Redlander, enjoy some of Schnebly’s homemade wine and beer, and laugh it up all night long with us.
Where: Schnebly’s Winery. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, August 17th:

Underline Free Yoga at BCC – Let’s stretch it out with our friends of The Underline at #BrickellCityCentre. FREE yoga class every third Saturday of each month. We’ll see you February 23rd for the kick-off! Find us on the 4th Floor, outside of CMX Cinemas.
Where: Brickell City Centre. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Rise & SoulShine August Edition – Join us for this month’s Rise & SoulShine on August 17th! We’ll be partnering with Farmer’s Footprint – “a coalition of farmers, educators, doctors, scientists, and business leaders aiming to expose the human and environmental impacts of chemical farming and offer a path forward through regenerative agricultural practices.”
Where: Priti Yoga. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Photo by Rose & SoulShine

Summer of Love: A Woodstock 50th Anniversary Tribute – Take a trip to 1969 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock at The Wharf Miami. Experience peace, love, live performances by THE GRATEFUL DEAD (covered by Yung Americans) & JIMI HENDRIX (covered by Psychic Dove), a live 1960’s classic rock opening set by Spank, & live art painting during this special tribute event! (Doors Open at 12:00 pm, & Live Bands Begin at 4:00 pm!).
Where: The Wharf Miami. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Villain Theater’s 4th Anniversary Show & After Party – Join us for a jam-packed night of improv comedy, featuring the most talented comedic actors in South Florida. The night will feature Villain Theater House Teams Nacho Magic, Mojo Jojos Improv, and THE RED WEDDING, alongside premier shows Tales from the Magic City with special guest Miami Playwright and Performer Carmen Pelaez, and everyone’s favorite musical improv team, Miami Noise Machine: The Improvised Musical.
Where: Villain Theater. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Good Time (35mm) – After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate – and dangerous – attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance. This sleeper indie hit from distributor A24, that features a pulse-pounding score by Oneohtrix Point Never, was originally released digitally and CGAC is proud to present the film on glorious 35mm for the first time in Miami, the format on which it was shot.

Sunday, August 18th:

Shaker Sunday: Trendwalk Pop Up Shops – Join us for an afternoon of fashion, music, food, drinks + more at The Freehand Miami in South Beach. Local vendor shopping + more. Shops curated by our friends at The Makers Collective. Participating shops: Sincerely ALC, Splash Jewels, Pop Queen, Bare Reverie, La Chica Chicana, Munai, Chibiloulou, Siren Surfwear.
Where: The Freehand. Time: 3PM. Tickets: RSVP.

Tuesday, August 20th:

The Return of Martin Guerre – In the 16th century, Martin Guerre (Gérard Depardieu) returns home to his village after seven years away at war, demonstrating far more wisdom than both the locals and wife (Nathalie Baye) remember him as having. Has he changed, or is he an impostor? A real-life story in French history, it had been turned into a book, play and opera before director Daniel Vigne enlisted the great Jean-Claude Carrière to write this adaptation. The film went on to spawn Somersby and a West End musical, and won Best Foreign Film from the National Board of Review and Depardieu Best Actor from the National Society of Film Critics.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo: Coral Gables Art Cinema

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.

Wednesday, August 21st:

Improv Getty at Olympia Lobby Live! – It’s the end of the summer, our parents are out of town so we’re having a house party. Come to our getty to watch a BYOIT show: bring your own Improv Team! We’ve invited some of Miami’s funniest cats to perform in an epic showcase topped with a multi team jam on stage! Hang at our place, the historic Olympia Theater, for a no cover evening.
Where: The Olympia Theater. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.

SNOWMOON at KYI – SNOWMOON live at Kill Your Idol for ladies night! Ladies drink free 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. $3 PBR, $2 Jello Shots. NO COVER. DJs Rippin Kitten, Culture Prophet, & SweetSwirl.
Where: Kill Your Idol. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, August 22nd:

Raymond Jungles presents – “Brazilian Modern, The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx – The Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts our landscape architect Raymond Jungles for a conversation and photo documentary about Jungles’ long collaboration with his mentor, Brazilian landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx. Jungles will highlight the work and influences of Burle Marx and the current featured exhibit he designed for the New York Botanical Garden.
Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

This End Up – We meet again under the tangerine sky for another edition of #ThisEndUpMiami. Resident DJ Patrick Walsh spins your weekly dose of funk, disco, balearic and house tunes on The Citadel Rooftop. Guest DJs Eveava & Nii Tei.
Where: The Citadel Rooftop. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Friday, August 23rd:

No. 3 Social Funk it Friday – Southbound Hospitality’s No.3 Social, a rooftop lounge that takes Wynwood’s social scene to new heights. This exciting concept pays homage to street foods from around the world, while incorporating the flavors of Florida. The bar program features vibrant homespun cocktails inspired by local ingredients, an eclectic wine list, and locally crafted beers.
Where: No. 3 Social. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Free.

Photo by Apple

Performance: Dalex and Dimelo Flow – Latin Music Fridays continues with a performance by singer-songwriter Dalex. He’ll join producer Dímelo Flow for a behind-the-scenes discussion about producing Dalex’s latest album. Dalex will perform tracks from his new album. This session is presented in Spanish. On August 30, join our last Latin Music Fridays session and explore vibrant beats and playlists with Amara La Negra.
Where: Apple Aventura. Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Ordinary Boys: Wide To Receive – Ordinary Boys: Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey are playing a FREE show at Gramps! Co-sponsored by Technique Records.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Fuácata – Latinx Improv Festival – Fuácata Improv Festival, hosted by Miami’s Home for Improv and Sketch Comedy – Just The Funny Improv Comedy will take place August 23 and 24, 2019. Fuacata is an annual improv festival celebrating improvisation in the hub for Latin America for multi-national and multi-cultural audiences hungry for the latest in Latinx improvisation. In addition to shows from the hottest Latinx improv acts throughout the weekend, Fuacata will feature networking events for artists, panels and talks and after parties.
Where: Just the Funny. Time: 9PM, August 23rd & 24th. Tickets: Get em here.

Khruangbin DJ Set – Join us at The Ground at Space Miami for a special Friday evening DJ Set with Laura Lee and Mark Speer of Khruangbin as they share records dug for on their travels around the world. This is the selection too good to leave behind.
Where: The Ground. Time: 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, August 24th:

4ocean Village – The 4ocean Village will be filled with local conservation organizations, eco-friendly vendors, and sustainable food trucks on August 24th from 9 AM to 2 PM. The 4ocean Village will give you the opportunity to learn about plastic pollution and how you can get involved in the local community with the help of environmental organizations, groups, and affiliations. The Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park is home to nature trails, a butterfly and community garden, and a petting zoo- a perfect way to spend your Saturday!
Where: The Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park. Time: 9AM – 2PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Caribbean Market Days: MIAMI SPICE – Swing by every 2nd and 4th Saturday for Caribbean Market Days at the Mache Ayisyen (Caribbean Marketplace) in Downtown Little Haiti premiering carefully selected diverse Afro-Caribbean artisans, makers and service providers from across the county. The experience features live performances, art installations, vegan options, gifted entrepreneurs and more! Sign up now for upcoming activations. Our theme in August will be: MIAMI SPICE.
Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Time: 11AM – 5PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Sun Stories Family Day – Join the City of Coral Gables for a special family focused day under Sun Stories, the city’s latest public art installation on Giralda Plaza. Inspired by the art project, Sun Stories Family Day will include great live music and several activities, including arts and crafts, with a focus on children. Several vendors will be selling locally made items as well.
Where: Giralda Plaza. Time: 12PM – 3PM. Tickets: Free.

Photo by FujiFilmGirl

The Overtown Marketplace Grand Opening – The Overtown Marketplace is a community-centric event that celebrates the many different cultures of Miami located in historic Overtown and offers a curated mix of art, food, music, shopping and entertainment.
Where: The Overtown Marketplace. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Free.

Spyleggers! 007 year anniversary – Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come out and celebrate seven years of Bookleggers Library with a full blown espionage party. Spy books and double agent games. Laser Maze and disguises. Mark your calendar in invisible ink. August 24th we turn 007.
Where: Boxelder. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Free.

Jackie Brown (35mm) – Jackie Brown is arguably the most underrated entry in QT’s filmography, likely because it eschews his traditional violent standoffs and flashy flourishes for a realistic take on the criminal underworld grounded by characters who live and breathe like we do. Much of this also stems from tour de force performances from the entire cast but especially Grier, who received numerous acting nominations for a role that certainly pays homage – and builds upon – her status as the 70s Blaxploitation queen.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 10:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, August 25th:

Sand Tribe Meditation Gathering – Learn to live life with a new mindset at this (almost) weekly meditation gathering, with the “Sand Tribe” and classes led by Shelly Tygielski. Hundreds of likeminded people come together in the most amazing setting representing all levels of meditation experience. We learn how to breathe, relax, chill and just be present. No “hokey” stuff – it’s all straightforward and secular.
Where: Hollywood North Beach Park. Time: 8:30AM. Tickets: Free.

Family Day at The Bass | Free admission every last Sunday – Join us for #FamilyDay #atTheBass every last Sunday! Bring your friends and family to our monthly free event and explore the current exhibitions and permanent collection. Plus, have fun in the Creativity Center with our design challenges, along with performances and activations with special guests on the lawn of Collins Park.
Where: The Bass. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free.

Look! Talk! Create! Free Day at MOAD – The MOAD and Miami Downtown Development Authority are pleased to offer free admission from 1:00 to 6:00 PM on the last Sunday of every month!
Participate in the Free Family Program from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. This hands-on educational activity designed with the whole family in mind features artist-led workshops and other activities sure to be fun for everyone!
Where: Museum of Art and Design. Time: 2PM. Tickets: Free.

Photo by Wolfsonian-FIU

Lights, Camera, Deco: Things to Come – The grand finale in our Deco film series with Miami Beach Film Society is William Cameron Menzies’ 1936 sci-fi classic “Things to Come,” a film about a world war that spans 30 years. Adapted from H. G. Wells’ “The Shape of Things to Come,” the story centers around the citizens of Everytown as they struggle to survive war, famine, and disease before scientific progress heralds an age of salvation and growth. Join us for a 4pm tour of “Deco: Luxury to Mass Market” at The Wolfsonian before experiencing the Art Deco metropolis of Everytown in “Things to Come” at O Cinema South Beach (1130 Washington Avenue) at 5pm.
Where: The Wolfsonian-FIU. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Get em here.

An Enchanting Evening of Kathak and Flemenco – MAIACA, Miami Association of Indian Americans for Culture and the Arts, will host a dance performance show uniting Kathak and Flamenco featuring Sudeshna Maulik and Ely Cardenal. This unique production is the organization’s first cross-cultural event celebrating both the Indian and Spanish art forms in a single captivating dance performance to be held August 25th at the Miami Country Day Center for the Performing Arts.
Where: Miami Country Day Center for the Performing Arts. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Arroz Con Mango! Featuring Lone Wolf OMB + Blood Brother! – Get ready for Tremendo ARROZ CON MANGO at Bar Nancy. A MARKETPLACE! Featuring Cocktails, Yummy Bites, Vegan Delights, Crafts, Art and Sweet Vibes. Also Featuring LIVE MUSIC by LONE WOLF OMB + BLOOD BROTHER!
Where: Bar Nancy. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, August 27th:

Sonic Embrace Soundbath – Sound is a special form of information transmission because it has the immediate effect of stimulating the mind, which in turn produces deep emotions. Because emotion is an electromagnetic phenomenon, our bodies receive these waves of consciousness energy in a feedback loop of stimulation. SOUNDBATH provokes states of deep relaxing where the healing of emotional pain and scars becomes much easier.
Where: The Modern OM Bungalow. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get tickets.

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.

Wednesday, August 28th:

Photo by Oolite Arts

Windows at Walgreens: Summer Reception – Join us to celebrate the opening of the Windows at Walgreens summer showcases! This season of exhibitions features alumni Brandon Opalka with, “The Shapes Feelings Take,” and Vickie Pierre with, “Darling, We Could Have Had It All.” The reception will be hosted at Norman’s Tavern. Please come by for an evening of connecting with Oolite Arts’ alumni and resident artists over light fare and drinks. Support local art!
Where: Norman’s Tavern. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Miami Comedy Documentary Screening of Respect the Light – Being a stand up comedian is rough, especially in Miami. But things are about to change! You can witness what a group of local comedians are doing to make you laugh in the Magic City during this exclusive documentary screening of Respect the Light at the Miami Improv! and bring you an exclusive screening of Respect the Light, a docuseries by The Ledge Media, that places the spotlight on 3 Miami comedians: Manny Garavito, Cbas Mattar, and Rudy Wilson.
Where: Improv Comedy Club MIA. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Thursday, August 29th:

40th Anniversary Tour The B-52’s with Special Guests OMD and Berlin – With over 20 million albums sold, the B-52s are celebrating their 40thAnniversary Tour with special guests OMD and Berlin. Renowned as the World’s Greatest Party Band, the B-52s remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring music groups of all time.
Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

DOPE SEX – In this workshop, we will discuss the sexual benefits of using CBD with your partner(s) or even alone. Our sex lives should only create pleasurable experiences, although feelings of guilt, shame, pain, anxiety, and many other tensions or dysfunctions can really affect physical pleasure, desire, arousal or the ability to have an orgasm. By having a relaxed conversation about how and why CBD can be used in diminishing those feelings of discomfort or anxiety, we will learn how to enhance feelings of pleasure and excitement. Join me for a stimulating time as we learn how take your sex life to a higher level.
Where: 27 Restaurant. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at The Funky Biscuit – Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson fronts the Tiny Universe as if he’s preaching the gospel. His energy and spirit are contagious while his songwriting serves a larger message of fellowship—across generations, genders, religions and cultures. Not surprisingly, he’s none too pleased with the current state of political discourse. Thus the reason why KDTU’s new album, Gnomes & Badgers, out now on Seven Spheres Records, is Denson’s hard-grooving answer to these tragically divisive times.
Where: The Funky Biscuit. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Friday, August 30th:

lululemon Dadeland Mall Grand Opening – Join us as we open our doors to the newest lululemon pop up store in Dadeland Mall on Friday August 30th at 10am. We have a weekend full of treats, laughs and surprises along with the latest and greatest product for you to experience first hand. We’ll have live music by DJ Chelle and complimentary goodies from The Salty Donut. RSVP for full access to all the treats. See you there!
Where: Dadeland Mall. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Ball & Chain Music Festival – This marks the fifth annual three-day music-driven event created to not only celebrate the venue’s birthday, but also to showcase their dedication to the live music scene in South Florida and support of local artists. Guests can expect to hear a variety of music genres from jazz to Latin pop to Afro-Cuban funk. The live shows will begin on Friday and continue through Saturday and Sunday. Over 100 critically-acclaimed musicians and DJs will be jamming out on the Pineapple Stage.
Where: Ball & Chain. Time: August 30th – September 1st. Tickets: Free.

One Nation Under a Groove – One Nation Under A Groove Block Party with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic for his very last tour with special guest Fishbone, The Main Squeeze and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf on Friday, August 30th.
Where: Revolution Live. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Beck and Cage the Elephant: The Night Running Tour – Time to get the jam on, folks.
Where: Coral Sky Amphitheater. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Music Lab: Amara La Negra – As we wrap up Latin Music Fridays in partnership with Apple Music, Dominican American artist Amara La Negra will share how culture is woven into her music in conversation with Leila Cobo. She’ll play an acoustic set from her debut EP, Unstoppable. You’ll get hands-on with iPad to explore how your culture inspires your musical choices and curate a playlist in Apple Music that reflects your style.
Where: Apple Aventura. Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Bumble X Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream Tab – Beat the summer heat, and join us on August 30th at Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream starting at 6:00pm. When you show your Bumble profile, you’ll get a sweet, frozen treat on us! Ask for our surprise Bumble flavor. Show up early while supplies last, and make sure to snag some cool Bumble merch while you’re there!
Where: Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Photo by FujiFilmGirl

Saturday, August 31st:

Saturday Gigantic Comedy Show – 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.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (dj set) – From the Royal Academy of music in London, to collecting records since he was 13, TEED experiments all over the electronic spectrum! Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has returned with his first new single in four years.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Clueless + Fashion Contest – Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1815 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh look at the life of an ultra-rich teenager in Beverly Hills. That teen is none other than Cher (Alicia Silverstone), a witty, charming, and intelligent girl who hides those traits under her superficial façade. When new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) arrives at Beverly Hills High, Cher takes it upon herself to befriend the newbie – and give her a total makeover. Clueless is not just another teen movie thanks to writer/director Amy Heckerling who, with this film, created an astute satire and time capsule of 90s teen life.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 11:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

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