Fall is finally here, y’all! Clearly, we can’t contain our excitement, but we’re not alone judging by the many messages of relief re: our current weather patterns. AKA, it’s finally getting less swampy outside which means our city is poised for the best events and happenings season yet. We’re talking about star-studded film festivals, outdoor symphonic experiences, internationally-renown light installations, and so much more. October is going to be unforgettable so start warming up those Instagram feeds. Check it out:

Tuesday, October 1st:

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.

Soundbowl Healing Meditation – Certified soundbowl practitioner, Marianna Lopez, will be leading the event with a series of soundbowls all aimed at breaking down stuck or blocked energy and recharging the body. This energetic breakdown will be reinforced with breathwork to create powerful release of old or stangnant energy that no longer serves the body. Through the vibration of the different soundbowls, energy is broken down easily, creating chakra attunement and balancing in a safe and nurturing environment.
Where: Talavera Cocina Mexicana. Time: 6:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Wednesday, October 2nd:

Grow Your Influence Seminar – Foodie Tribe is excited to present our first Grow Your Influence Seminar. This is for food industry experts, restaurant owners, brand marketing specialists, and, of course, passionate food enthusiasts. Join us as we dive into industry best practices, talk through the biggest challenges when it comes to “standing out” on Instagram as a brand or influencer, and what it takes to establish your brand in an oversaturated market.
Where: Pipeline Workspaces. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Adventures in Allapattah: Neighborhood Spotlight Event – The New Tropic is headed to Allapattah and we want you to come along for the ride. Thanks to our series sponsor Visit Miami and event host Club Tipico Dominicano we will be diving into our Neighborhood Spotlight, feet first. Join us for an evening of dancing, drinks, and Dominican snacks at Club Tipico!
Where: Club Tipico Dominicano. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo: In the Kitchen

In The Kitchen at Wynwood Arcade – If you are new to cooking vegetable-focused dishes then join Chef Ari Taymor of Little Prince in Los Angeles and the current Chef-in-Residence for Three restaurant, for a cooking class experience to remember.
Where: 50 NW 24th ST. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Thursday, October 3rd:

Miami New Times Iron Fork 2019 – Miami New Times welcomes Iron Fork 2019! For over a decade, Miami New Times’ Iron Fork has drawn thousands to Downtown Miami to enjoy some of the most interesting and exotic cuisine ever sampled in these parts. Expect 45+ restaurants to sample from, and unlimited amounts of refreshing beer and cocktails. Watch two of our city’s finest chefs go pot-to-pot in a sizzling showdown for supremacy for the coveted Iron Fork Award. Get involved in 2019, vote for the best restaurant in the Peoples Choice Award!
Where: James L Knight Center. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Acoustic Coffee House ft. drug – Something musical is brewing at the Capital One Café ® in Brickell: an Acoustic Coffee House Series! This Summer, we’re working with Capital One to inject their Café initiative with the talents of local singer-songwriters! Come and enjoy a fresh cup of Peet’s ® Coffee and listen to the wonderful stylings of some of South Florida’s favorite troubadours. Next up to the stage is the absolutely incredible crooner, drug. Lean into his soulful talent in this intimate pop-up series that’ll make you feel like you’re right in the big city.
Where: Capital One Cafe Brickell. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

BLCK Family presents Freedom Sessions: Inikio (live) – Since 2015, Miami based artist collective, the BLCK family has been exploring how artists use sound to get free via an installation series called Freedom Session. October 3rd, 2019 the collective kicks off a new iteration of the series with Inikio, at The Floyd. This session we present: Inikio, The Miami based artist, who’s most recent album, Corner Store Music, is an homage and a vision of this universal and site specific landmark, is a lyrical messenger consistently delivering the profound via the everyday.
Where: Floyd. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Friday, October 4th:

2019 Miami Women’s Summit – Miami Women’s Summit is an opportunity to connect, inspire, and empower the women of Miami presented by Baptist Health South Florida and The New Tropic. The event will focus on leveraging courage through three main pillars: health and wellness, professional life, and mentorship.
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center. Time: 8:30AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Taco Throwdown at The Wynwood Marketplace – Presenting the TACO THROWDOWN in celebration of National Taco Day! Calling all taco lovers! Bring your family and friends to participate in our taco throwdown with the most delicious $2 tacos prepared by some of the best taquerias at our beautiful outdoor venue.
Where: Wynwood Marketplace. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo: ICA Miami

First Fridays at ICA Miami ft. IlluminArts –  ICA Miami and IlluminArts present “Uprising,” a musical exploration inspired by Paulo Nazareth’s first solo US museum exhibition, “Melee,” at ICA Miami. Featuring music of Brazilian composers Hector Villa-Lobos, Francisco Mignone and Chico Buarque, along with music by Native American composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate and others, this non-traditional performance experience will by one you don’t want to miss.
Where: ICA Miami. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

DJ Seinfeld by Extra Credit -True to the spirit of early house pioneers and the unabashed rawness of the music. A name in the house scene you are getting very familiar with, from Sweden making his way back to Miami! Line-up /DJ Seinfeld, Laura of Miami, Sinopoli.
Where: Floyd. Time: 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, October 5th:

Infinite Space at ARTECHOUSE Miami – This fall step inside INFINITE SPACE, the first major retrospective of the work of award-winning, Los-Angeles-based, Turkish-born artist Refik Anadol Studio, and open your senses to the endless transformations and infinite possibilities at the intersection of man and machine. The exhibition explores memories and dreams through the mind of a machine by using the tools available to twenty-first-century artists – datasets ranging from human memories, photographs of Mars, cultural archives and sea surface activity as data sculptures and digital paintings.
Where: Artechouse Miami. Time: 12PM, until November 25th. Tickets: Get em here.

Tour Tropical Audubon’s Historic Doc Thomas House – Visit the historic Doc Thomas House for a captivating, 45-minute guided tour led by a Tropical Audubon Society docent. Learn about the Birds’ benefactor Arden Hayes “Doc” Thomas and Robert Fitch Smith, the architect Thomas commissioned to design the house. Tour the distinctive, wood-and-limestone structure with its many ornamental and built-in features. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, named a Florida Heritage Site and designated a Dade County landmark, the charming 1932 cottage is an architectural gem. Gain insights into local South Miami and Audubon history, too. Visitors may also take a stroll through our Steinberg Nature Center pollinator gardens and nature trails, weather-permitting.
Where: Tropical Audubon Society. Time: 1PM. Tickets: Free.

Luminosa Miami Chinese Lantern Festival – Luminosa is the 2019 Chinese Lantern Festival in Miami, FL. Opening October 5, 2019, guaranteed to be the most extraordinary LED exhibition in Miami. South Florida has a big suprise this year, teaming up with Jungle Island & Zigong Lantern Group, the industry leader, and world renowned Chinese Lantern Festival group, http://www.zigonglanterngroup.com.
Where: Jungle Island. Time: 5PM, until January 2020. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo: Chinese Lantern Festival

The London Ballroom 20th Anniversary Bash – The London Ballroom MIAMI would like to personally invite you to their 20th Year Anniversary reunion bash. We would love to see and unite old and new friends on this magical night full of tantalizing surprises as only The London Ballroom was famous for in the ’90s. After a long hiatus, The London Ballroom returns for ONE NIGHT ONLY to celebrate Miami’s Alternative Music scene and 20 years since its inception. Don’t miss this epic evening full of Music, mind blowing Erotic Visuals, and Glamour! Guaranteed to be a night to remember.
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Peach Room at The Anderson – At Peach Room, we believe three things: 1) Disco never died 2) Laughter (and a good cocktail) is the best medicine 3) Playful can be sexy. Leave your inhibitions at the door and dance until you forget what year it is. Peach Room will be popping up at The Anderson for a night of non-stop dancing, flowing cocktails, and unexpected twists. With punch bowl recipes like Liquid Lust, it’s a night you won’t want to miss.
Where: The Anderson. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Romare + Pional – If you put it the wrong way, you can make something sound dry and academic, when actually it’s inspired by love. Archie Fairhurst, known as Romare, wears his love for all to see – in fact, he takes his very name from it. Whatever Romare does, it’s held together by his own unique aesthetic, a sonic signature which stamps everything he does as his and his alone. A Miami Music Week favorite will be joining this showcase: Pional is a Spanish producer, remixer and electronic musician from Madrid, Spain. His solo career under the name Pional began in 2010 when he released his first EP, A Moot Point on the Hivern Discs label. By now this man is touring the globe like its nothing!
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, October 6th:

Bark n Brunch – Join us for our first ever Bark n Brunch in partnership with Tito’s Vodka and the Humane Society of Greater Miami!nEnjoy brunch by Chef Daniel Roy alongside your dog of any size! $5 dog themed cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Don’t have a dog or want more? The Humane Society of Greater Miami will be here from 12pm – 3pm with pups looking for a forever home.
Where: The Generator Hostel. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Free.

FAN Cultural Camaraderie – Orchestramiami – Travel back in time with Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage! A dramatic story, a little bit of history and the world’s best-loved classical music set the scene for fun-filled musical adventures for all ages. This popular story in the Classical Kids series tells of the great composer Mozart’s young son, Karl, who longs to be taken from his boarding school to spend more time with his famous father. An old traveling trunk serves as a magic chest that reveals an incredible journey back in time to Mozart’s childhood and into the fantastic world of Mozart’s great opera The Magic Flute. Along the way, Karl comes to understand Mozart’s extraordinary life as a traveling prodigy, his pressures from family and fame, his passion for composing, and the common bonds they both share.
Where: Pinecrest Gardens. Time: 3PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo: City of Coral Gables

Paws in the Pool – Bring man’s best friend for a day a the Venetian Pool. Session 1: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for small dogs only up to 30 pounds. Session 2: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for large dogs, 31 pounds and more. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required. Need to keep your dog on a leash when out of the pool. Dogs with signs of aggression will be asked to leave. Tickets will be sold at the door for a maximum of 200 dogs per session.
Where: Venetian Pool. Time: 10AM. Tickets: $6 per dog, $5 per human.

Monday, October 7th:

Wake up Miami! Fall 2019 – Wake up Miami! wants to celebrate with you its 5th year anniversary of bringing Art into people’s everyday lives. Check out Miami’s impressive talents this coming Fall season 2019 at the Government Center Station. Mondays at 8:30am, from October 7 to December 2. Let’s keep Putting “Art in the galaXy”
Where: Government Center Station. Time: 8:30AM. Tickets: Free.

Retro & Roots – Old school tunes, video games and $5 jungle punch are back at Bar Nancy for the next Retro & Roots. Master Feathers will be joining us along with Light.Spree, KaraKter , and residents MadSavvy & Mello-D. Goodie shop by HySociety tarot readings by Reno and our clothing drive in partnership with Help For The People which directly benefits people in need in our city.
Where: Bar Nancy. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Tuesday, October 8th:

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, October 9th:

Words & Wine Open Mic at Las Rosas Ft. Bower & Luis Alberto – Words And Wine Open Mic, A weekly Tribal Kinda Open Mic. Open Mic List out at 8:30pm, 21+ ONLY. Featuring special guests: Bower, and Luis Alberto (Luis Alberto Grisolia). 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. Tickets: Free.

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Open: Exploring Nonmonogamy and Polyamory – Have you ever thought about opening up your relationship? What is the difference between a nonmonogamous and a polyamorous relationship? Open relationships such as these are growing in popularity as non-traditional unions are increasingly accepted. Many people are curious about this relationship style, but are nervous about making the transition and the challenges that they may present.
Where: World Erotic Art Museum. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Thursday, October 10th:

What Matters To U: Megan Rapinoe – What Matters To U is proud to present our third speaker, Megan Rapinoe. Two-time World Cup Champion and co-captain of the US Women’s National Team, Megan Rapinoe is a fan favorite and one of the team’s most technical players. A vocal leader on and off the pitch, Megan helped lead the USWNT to the 2019 Women’s World Cup Championship scoring some of the biggest goals of the tournament.
Where: Shalala Student Center Complex. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Nerd Nite Miami – 5th Anniversary – This month marks our 5th anniversary! Come celebrate 5 years of Nerd Nite Miami with us! 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.

Author Series: Between The Business Covers – DAVE BARRY “Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys Of An Old, Happy Dog” As Dave Barry turns seventy-not happily-he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones-which turns out to be a struggle.
Where: The Betsy Hotel. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo: Dolor y Gloria

GEMS Film Festival 2019 – Produced and programmed by the Miami Film Festival, GEMS is their yearly showcase of the indie darlings that have swept international festival season. It’s basically mini tease of what’s to come at the eventual epic festival in March.
Where: Tower Theater Miami. Time: October 10th – 13th. Tickets: Get em here.

This End Up ↑ ft. Patrick Walsh and Friends – 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.
Where: The Citadel. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free.

Double Stubble presents the SMASH Annual Fundraiser – Get LIT with the killer queens and foxy kings of Double Stubble! We are so proud to host the SMASH Annual Fundraiser!! A portion of all bar sales will benefit SMASH, who will also be accepting donations and providing information about their work for affordable housing in South Florida.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Friday, October 11th:

Lifeguard Stands Photo exhibition and Purchase – Speaker: Architect Bill Lane. What: Holiday Toy Drive for Miami Beach and Bahamian Kids!! This is going to be a fabulous event!
Where: Normandy Shores Golf Club. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Moondance Experience – MoonDance Experience is a full moon gathering that involves dynamic yoga stretching, cacao activation, sound healing, ecstatic dancing, and meditation. During the event you will experience a welcome circle and intention setting cacao activation ceremony to set the tone. This is followed by yoga stretching, an “ecstatic dance” session, sound healing, and meditation prior to closing the circle. “Ecstatic Dance” is a form of dance in which the dancers move freely as the music takes them – the DJ guides the audience through an eclectic selection of tracks that build into a crescendo. The dancers begin and end in Savasana pose. This experience will be led by a team which includes the DJ, a yoga and circle facilitator, a musician/sound healer and special guests.
Where: Sacred Space Miami. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo: Well + Good

Soundtuary press. Birds of Mind & Jacob Groening – You are invited to Miami’s best music experience. During the night, there will be live performances, face painting, handmade and ethnic clothing market and others expressions of spiritual art.
Where: Hyde Beach. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The 90s – The ’90s were amazing beyond measure. Maybe every generation thinks the decade of their childhood was the best, but here’s just a taste of what made the ’90s the absolute best.
Where: The Langford. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Salsa Night – Come join us for some kava and salsa. We’re going to start the night with a few lessons given by Jose Maestri, After we break the ice by learning a few steps and we grab a partner we’re going to Bula, listen to some good salsa music and Dance till the Kava kicks in.
Where: Roots Kava Bar. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, October 12th:

Beach BBQ Jam – Closing out the summer with a return home to North Shore Open Space Park. This time we’re joined by Darelectric of The Fates, Grant Grosky (Mr. Nice Guy / Sill Play Records / On The Record) and Jose Matos of Pardon My Fresh. Manny Elation is back once more and Dario and Nico complete the line-up.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Deco Through Dance – #MiamiBeach’s history has always been one of change and movement; from a mosquito-infested swamp, to a coconut farm, and eventually a flourishing #ArtDeco mecca born out of a building boom. Taking into consideration the tensions between our future-oriented city and our past, Miami-based choreographer and dancer Liony Garcia brings you “Corporeal Decorum,” a research-oriented dance piece designed to document and preserve Miami’s iconic Deco architecture. The program includes a guided architectural tour with architectural historian Fredo Rivera.
Where: The Wolfsonian-FIU. Time: 1PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Fountainhead Studios Open House – Please join us to meet and experience the studios of 30+ Miami artists. The Fountainhead Studios are only open to the public twice a year, so don’t miss this opportunity. Come to learn, explore & engage with art!
Where: Fountainhead Studios. Time: 3PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

The Tea w/ Mystic Bill, Laura Of Miami, Gio Ardito + residents – Mystic Bill’s BDay party @ The Tea, featuring Laura of Miami (Klangbox, WVUM),Gio Ardito (Zeitgeist + residents Cecilia Cruz (Cruz Control), & Jesse Velazquez (Super Qute FM}
Where: Gramps. Time: 5PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

Backyard Bash VI – The annual season kickoff is one of the best parties in Miami, a FREE, family-friendly celebration of culture, community and music. Classic Albums Live will be performing Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ classic album Damn the Torpedoes, note for note, cut for cut, playing beloved hits like “Refugee” and “Don’t Do Me Like That.” In addition to Classic Albums Live, we will be featuring artists Albert Castiglia and Host DJ Le Spam!
Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

100th Wallcast® Concert – You’re invited to NWS’s 100th WALLCAST® concert — the first to be in 4K from start to finish! Since winning the Grand Prix prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition and being awarded Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year, pianist Daniil Trifonov has catapulted to global fame as “without question the most astounding pianist of our age” (The Times). Trifonov makes his NWS debut alongside MTT, performing fellow Russian pianist Alexander Scriabin’s only Concerto. Hector Berlioz’s dramatic symphony is a stirring portrayal of Shakespeare’s tragic love story. New Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman takes the New World Center podium for the first time for Ludwig van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture.
Where: Soundscape Park. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Photo: NWS

Sunday, October 13th:

Fall Pumpkin Fest – Ring in the beautiful season with this all-day Fall Pumpkin Festival on Rue Vendome at Normandy Fountain. Start the day with a revitalizing yoga flow under the oak shade. Enjoy two sets of live music throughout the day provided by local singer-songwriters. As you jam, peruse a curated selection of artisans and food vendors each offering a different pumpkin-themed item. Engage in fun fall activities like pumpkin carvings, kids crafts, pumpkin patches and more.
Where: Rue Vendome at Normandy Isle Fountain. Time: 11AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Monday, October 14th:

Hunter’s Moon Star Gazing – The Southern Cross Astronomical Society (SCAS) presents Hunter’s Moon Star Gazing at the Deering Estate on Monday, Oct. 14 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. October’s full Moon is generally known as the Hunter’s Moon. Bring a picnic and chairs/blanket to enjoy a relaxing evening with family and friends as you watch the full moon rise over Biscayne Bay. The Southern Cross Astronomical Society will also have telescopes on site to view the moon up close.
Where: Deering Estate. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Tuesday, October 15th:

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.