While the fall weather might not be making its way down south fast enough, the autumn festivities sure are. In fact, it’s been a while since we’ve experienced a month so full of things to do, our calendars are bursting. For real, we’re talking all of the reasons to get out of the house and have awesome times with friends. Festivals in tropical gardens, multiple exhibition openings, late night jazz jams, and of course quite the amount of Day of the Dead fiestas. Take a look:
North Miami Greek Festival – The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church invites you to its annual 2019 North Miami Greek Festival. Join us for authentic Greek Food, Live Greek Music, traditional dance performances, games for the kids, and much more. Thank you for your support. Opa!
Where: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Time: 11AM – 10PM, Nov 1st – 3rd. Tickets: Free.
Jared McGriff Artist Talk + Closing Reception – Jared McGriff’s imagined portraits of people play on viewers’ understandings of the lived realities of people who surround them. Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, whose work centers around the stories of individuals with dual and shifting cultural identities, will join McGriff for a conversation exploring questions about the depicted figures in “Alone, Together” and the ambiguous environments within which they reside. The discussion will reveal meanings behind the works and their titles, and examine belonging, individuality, and the nuanced balance between these two concepts.
Where: Spinello Projects. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
First Fridays at ICA Miami ft. “Manifest” by Maven Leadership – ICA Miami and Maven Leadership Collective present “Manifest,” an interdisciplinary, site-specific work where artists and audience members collaborate to reveal stories of belonging that amplify the intersections of queerness, color, & gender. Through song, movement, spoken word, artists and audience members collaborate to create a site-specific work that answers the question––what can we be, together?
Where: ICA Miami. Time: 6PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Martha Wash “The Original Weather Girl” & Shannon – American singer-songwriter Martha Wash will be performing at MDD’s 1st Halloween 80’s Retro Night. Known for her distinctive and powerful voice, Martha Wash first achieved fame as part of the duo The Weather Girls with hits like “It’s Raining Men” and C&C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”. She earned the title of The Queen of Clubland after achieving twelve number-one hits on Billboard’s Dance Chart. Shannon is best known for her string of freestyle and dance-pop hits in the 80’s which include “Give Me Tonight”, “Do You Wanna Get Away” and her gold chart-topping anthem, “Let The Music Play.”
Where: Miami Design District. Time: 6PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free.
Miami Design District
Laser Evenings – Twice a month we fuse music from some of the greatest artists of our time with old-school laser light visuals—all under the Planetarium’s 67-foot dome. This Laser Evening event features That 80’s Laser Show, The Beatles, Stranger Things, Nirvana and Pink Floyd!
Where: Frost Science. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Giralda Under the Stars – November – Downtown Coral Gables is bringing back a neighborhood favorite to Giralda Plaza: Giralda Under the Stars! Every first Friday of the month from November 2019 – April 2020, 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. The November theme is Dia de Los Muertos Gone Soul!
Where: Giralda Plaza. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
✟ DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS [Open-Air] pres. Armen Miran, Kora & more ✟ – DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS BY SOUNDTUARY – A Calling of the Spirits Experience – Armen Miran
Kora (extended set), Apache + Special Guest Seth Schwarz. Traditional Altar, Performers & Cempasútchitl flowers. Dresscode: Don’t be just a spectator, wear your best Day of The Dead traditional Mexican outfit (Tip: La Catrina and El Catrín).
Hyde Beach. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Skull & Bones: Late Night at The New World Symphony – From classical music’s own Dr. Frankenstein—who previously mashed Brahms with Radiohead, Tchaikovsky with Drake, Beethoven with Coldplay and Bartók with Björk—comes a dark and twisted Late Night at the New World Symphony. Visionary artist Steve Hackman blurs the lines of classical and pop music with this new program devoted to all things Halloween. Conjure your friends for this hybrid concert featuring dancing, DJ sets, dynamic lighting and videos, and signature potions to be enjoyed with the music.
Where: New World Symphony. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Aaron Lebos Jazz Trio at Le Chat Noir – A great trio featuring Lucas Apostoleris on drums, Michael Ramos on bass and Aaron Lebos on guitar. We’ll be playing some fresh arrangements of standards with an experimental edge. $10 cover
Where: Le Chat Noir. Time: 10PM. Tickets: $10.
A Day Of The Dead Brouhaha w/ Ordinary Boys! – Las Rosas & Jeanebelt Productions Presents “A Day Of The Dead Brouhaha!” Featuring Live Performance by: Ordinary Boys: Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey. South Florida’s only tribute to the Smith’s and Morrissey!
Where: Las Rosas. Time: 10PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Bridget Baker Wholeproject Presents: Remain In Light – Brigid Baker WholeProject presents Remain in Light, a dance event roused from the 1980 seminal TALKING HEADS David Byrne/Brian Eno album. Though a phenomenon of musical styles, the album surpasses fusion, and transcends. The performance embraces the otherness of the natural world, as a means to turn inclusion into belonging.
Where: Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
48TH Annual ChamberSOUTH South Miami Arts Festival – The Chamber South 48th Annual South Miami Art Festival, a fine arts show featuring juried artists, live entertainment, as well as a selection of popular food and beverage options including Concrete Beach Brewery, returns on the weekend of November 2-3, 2019 at The Shops at Sunset Place.
Where: The Shops at Sunset Place. Time: 10AM – 5PM, Nov 2nd & 3rd. Tickets: Free.
Market for Makers
Miami Market for Makers • Miami Design District – Come discover 100 makers, sip on drinks from the bar and have fun in our many photo walls! General admission tickets include admission to our 100+ makers, a lounge, photo walls and a free tote!
Where: 191 NE 40th ST. Time: 12PM, Nov 2nd & 3rd. Tickets: Get em here.
VEZA SUR Bottle Release Fiesta – We’re launching our 4th bottled beer and we are throwing tremenda fiesta to celebrate. Follow along on our Instagram(@vezasurbrewingco) for clues all week and join us on Saturday, Nov 2nd as our brewery is transformed into a fruity wonderland! (hint hint!)
Where: Veza Sur Brewery. Time: 2PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Raise the Dead – Miami Music Festival – Raise the Dead is a one-day music festival on November 2nd, Dia de Los Muertos. Inspired by its location adjacent to a cemetery, the festival takes attendees on a “journey through mortality” by hosting a celebration of life through remembrance of loved ones who have passed. Attendees will embark on a soul awakening journey through a fusion of music, visual arts and food set over 30 different spaces to explore, each composed of installations made out of completely recycled materials.
Where: 1700 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 3PM – 2AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Opening Reception – Latent Fissures – Photo Exhibition – Opening Reception – Latent Fissures – Photo Exhibition. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, the Miami Institute of Photography is proud to showcase the photo exhibition LATENT FISSURES by Jorge Andrés Castillo. The exhibition consists of the selection of 27 black & white documentary photographs which are part of the artwork developed in Berlin by Venezuelan photographer Jorge Andrés Castillo in 1989.
Where: Miami Institute of Photography. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Haegue Yang Exhibition Opening | Public Reception – Join us for the opening of Haegue Yang’ solo exhibition, ‘In The Cone of Uncertainty.’ Bringing together new and existing works spanning the last decade, the exhibition presents a selection of Yang’s oeuvre ranging from blind installations, anthropomorphic sculptures, light sculptures, and mural-like graphic wallpaper pieces that will explore themes related to identity politics, climate change, notions of movement, displacement and domesticity.
Where: The Bass. Time: 7PM. Tickets: $15.
Night of the Dead Ft. Unlimited Devotion & Crazy Fingers – NIGHT OF THE DEAD – Unlimited Devotion, Crazy Fingers. When these two great bands get together, its always a night to remember. Not to be missed event at Revolution Live.
Where: Revolution Live. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Kate Davis – Jazz darling and Youtube sensation Kate Davis started on violin at age five, moving on to media accolades and performances with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the likes of Ben Folds and Alison Krauss. But in her 20s she turned from familiar accomplishments to writing deeply personal indie rock songs of identity, self-worth, loss and love – now featured on her debut album Trophy.
Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Sunday Jazz Brunch – Join us the first Sunday of every month for SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH! Special Food Plates, Drinks all day and we will have LIVE JAZZ Music inside of Vegan Fine Foods from 12pm to 3pm! On the first Sunday of every month The City of Fort Lauderdale hosts Revolution Sunday Jazz Brunch at Esplanade Park. Stop by Vegan Fine Foods to cool down, grab some food and enjoy live jazz music!
Where: Vegan Fine Foods. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Free.
Maven Moves: Joy As Resistance Edition – Join us for this special outdoor Maven Moves: Joy as Resistance Edition. Same amazing vibe with yoga and live music, but new location. Yoga: Daniel Venegas. We celebrate all bodies and welcome all experience levels. Maven Moves is offered as part of our larger initiative to support queer and trans people of color and allies who wish to prioritize healing in our community.
Where: YoungArts. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Daybreaker MIA // DUSK: Friendsgiving Fest – Daybreaker MIA Presents: Friendsgiving Fest. DUSK: A Free Evening of Gratitude, Mischief, Hemp & Happiness in collaboration with Manitoba Harvest. You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get seeing all your very faves? On Sunday, November 3rd, we’re bringing those happy feels to the dancefloor with our grandest DUSK yet—a Friendsgiving Fest at Maurice A. Ferré Park.
Where: Maurice A. Ferré Park. Time: 4PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
REBEL IN VENUS: Workshop Series – Do you like sex? Are you healing from a trauma? Are you looking to learn the art of striptease? … we have all of that and more for you! REBEL IN VENUS, the workshops, is a series of classes designed to reconnect you with your body and reclaim your power. No two classes are alike, and you are welcome to take the entire series or just drop in for the night. This series is created for everyone, no matter your gender or sexual identity, just please feel free… to feel free.
Where: 1036 N Miami Ave. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
The Black Keys – Let’s Rock Tour – A $6.00 per ticket Traffic Control Fee will be included in the listed Service Fee upon payment for this event. This fee will include access to general parking at BB&T Center for the date of the event for which the ticket was purchased. Simply show your ticket at the parking gates to be scanned upon entry. This policy is in effect for tickets purchased at full price via Ticketmaster and for tickets purchased at full price at the BB&T Center box office prior to day of event. This policy is limited to specified events and may not apply to promotional ticket offers.
Where: BB&T Center. Time: 7PM. 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.
Talks: Ruba Katrib – Joint Locust Projects and Oolite Arts for a conversation with Ruba Katrib, Curator for MoMA PS1, former curator at New York’s SculptureCenter, and associate curator at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami.
Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
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Thievery Corporation – The talented souls are coming back to South Florida for another great show.
Where: The Fillmore. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Scorpio 1969 – We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything else. – C.G.Jung. Simply stated, “Scorpio 1969” is a group exhibition featuring 50 works by some of my favorite artists: Anthony Ardavin, JC Arana, Adrian Avila, José Bedia, Ernesto Capdevila, Andres Conde, Elaine Del Cerro Yau, Natasha Kertes, Darian Mederos, Raiman Rodriguez Moya, Pablo Santibáñez Servat, Enrique Toledo, Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio, and Ruben Torres Llorca.
Where: Conde Contemporary. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
PAMM Free Community Night: For Freedoms Town Hall – How do you measure success in activist art? Join For Freedoms, Oolite Arts, and PAMM for a town hall discussion exploring this question with some of America’s front line creative activists and thought leaders. Artists Zoë Buckman and Stuart Sheldon kick off the evening by sharing the evolution of their activist practices and personal benchmarks for success, specifically in relation to their billboard projects for the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative, the largest creative collaboration in US history.
Where: PAMM. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
The Brilliance of the String Quartet – Haydn String Quartet #2 in Eb major, Op. 33 “Joke” (1781) Shostakovich String Quartet #3 in F major, Op. 73 (1946).
Where: Ancient Spanish Monastery. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.
Polo & Pan – Caravelle World Tour – It’s a thriving end of the year for polo & pan: Their debut album has sold +70k copies, and they announced a new worldwide tour for 2019. Their “caravelle” has crossed stages all over the world: USA, Mexico, Canada, Asia, Middle-East and Europe.
Where: Club Space. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.
MDD Performance Series 2019: The Wailers – The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world’s stage as previously led by the late great Bob Marley. Bob’s legacy is carried by renowned bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey, The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique sound.
Where: Miami Design District. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.
Eric Andre – Legalize Everything Tour – Miami – AEG Presents & Olympia Theater Present: Eric Andre – Legalize Everything Tour.
Where: Olympia Theater. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
DJ Windows 98 (Win from Arcade Fire) + Richie Hell – Sweat Records presents an extra special Friday night dance party! Come out for DJ WINDOWS 98 (aka Win Butler of Arcade Fire) with live percussion, taking you on a journey from disco to dancehall with elements of African and Haitian music, and various points in between. Opening DJ set of international beats by RICHIE HELL (SRR)!
Where: Churchill’s Pub. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Firstworld Single Release Party – Firstworld + special guests. 21+. Shirley’s Theater.
Where: Gramps. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Not Your Mama’s Craft Fair – There are approximately 60 vendors – Come on out to this event, you don’t want to miss this one. Free entry. Free Parking. Food trucks include Taco Fresh, Chubby Mermaid and J and J Sould Food.
Where: Volunteer Park. Time: 9AM, Nov 9th & 10th. Tickets: Free.
The Ramble – The Ramble truly has something for everyone! A huge plant sale of Fairchild-grown plants and plants from vendors offering edible plants for your own fall garden, ornamentals, orchids, succulents, exotics and more.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. Time: Nov 9th & 10th. Tickets: Get em here.
Wander Not Lost Workshop – Is there something you’re carrying, that no longer serves you. Perhaps it’s your job, your past, a heartache, whatever it is, the time has come to drop it. Join Marianna for this 1-day workshop, as we move, talk and breathe it all out. We start the morning off with a juicy, slow-flow yoga class. This one hour yoga class will be a gentle with lots of space to restore and reinvigorate the body. You do not need to have any previous yoga experience to take this class. We will take it slow and allow ourselves to flow.
Where: Bodhi Wellness Center. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Get em here.
Seed Festival Day Tasting Village – Dig into a day-long smorgasbord of incredible food, drink, speakers, demos, shopping, music, and much, much more! Enjoy UNLIMITED POURS & BITES ALL DAY at the nation’s ultimate event dedicated to celebrating the best in plant-based health, wellness and conscious, sustainable living. You’ll get to sip brews and get your funk on at the NEW BELGIUM FAT TIRE CRAFT BEER GARDEN learn new kitchen skills and recipes at the WHOLE FOODS MARKET CULINARY STAGE learn from favorite influencers, authors and wellness experts and on the BAPTIST HEALTH SUMMIT STAGE, Family Fun in the Bunnie Cakes Kids Lounge, check out crafts, buy cruelty-free fashion, and sample delicious plant-based treats from over 150 restaurants, bakeries, brands, wines, spirits and juices. Immortalize your experience via Instagram, and head home with a new enthusiasm for all the awesome aspects of a conscious, plant-based lifestyle!
Where: Mana Wynwood. Time: 11AM. Tickets: Get em here.
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HistoryMiami’s CultureFest 305 – HistoryMiami Museum’s CultureFest 305 is back! We invite you to celebrate life in the Magic City and take in the unique sights, sounds, and flavors that make Miami, Miami. Join us for a jam-packed day of music, dance, food, and art. This festival brings together the city’s finest traditional artists for a day of performances and demonstrations, craft activities for all ages, and cuisine from our favorite local restaurants. Celebrate all that makes Miami the diverse, vibrant, and extraordinary city we love!
Where: HistoryMiami. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Fall Celebration Community Event – First annual Robert Is Here Fall Celebration! Get ready for a day of fun for the whole family. Save the date and and join us for food, music, game, crafts, raffle, local vendors AND MORE! This is an event that you wont want to miss. Entry to the event is free! Share and tell your friends and family to come out and help us celebrate 60 years in business! We hope to see you all there.
Where: Robert is Here. Time: 12PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
The Love Tempo – Join us for another Love Tempo on the rooftop of The Citadel. If you caught our last event you know what to expect, the hottest tropical disco boogie funk party in Miami, period. We proudly welcome Atnarko and FINLEY as they make their Love Tempo debuts. These two are going to tear it up, wear comfy shoes. Residents Brad Strickland and DJ Padraic Carey keep vibes high.
Where: The Citadel. Time: 3PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
Nu Deco at the Bandshell ft. Cimafunk – Nu Deco returns to the North Beach Bandshell for a night of music under the stars. This performance brings together local Miamians of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures for an eclectic program which celebrates the city’s unique history and diversity. Music will celebrate works from Nu Deco’s Debut Album and also include music of Daft Punk, Bill Withers, Jessica Meyer, as well as new orchestral works by members of the ensemble; and a special collaboration with Afro Cuban superstar, Cimafunk.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Raíz de 4 by Casa Patas Flamenco (Direct from Spain) – Unrivaled flamenco masters Casa Patas return to Miami Dade County Auditorium with their newest show, Raíz de 4, created by and featuring Rafael Peral and Marisa Adame. Raíz de 4 honors the art of Flamenco by delving into its most primitive roots, evoking the convergence of cultures and the folklore of Spain.
Where: Miami Dade County Auditorium. Time: 8:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Miami Dade County Auditorium
Egyptian Lover – One of the most innovative producers of the old-school/electro era! Egyptian Lover recorded a parade of singles during the mid-’80s that proved influential for decades. Influenced himself by Kraftwerk/hip-hop soundclashes like Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” and Man Parrish’s “Hip-Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop),” as well as the extroverted black-lover soul of Prince and Zapp, Broussard began recording from his Los Angeles base in 1983.
Where: Floyd. Time: 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.
The Raconteurs – This is a PHONE-FREE show. No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed. We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON. Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and other photo or video-capturing gizmos will be secured in a Yondr pouch that will be unlocked at the end of the show.
Where: The Fillmore. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Project: Run Miami [lululemon Lincoln Road] – lululemon Miami has come together to bring Project: Run Miami to life, focusing on an inclusive, accessible and fun running experience. Join us every second Wednesday of the month at our store on Lincoln Road (846 Lincoln Road Suite 1A Miami Beach, FL 33139) for a 30 minute fun run, jog, or power walk as we take the Venetian bridge for a sunset route.
Where: lululemon Lincoln Road. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.
A Universe of Micky – Friends, neighbors, curiosity seekers! Join us as we celebrate Wolfsonian founder Micky Wolfson’s 80th year and the opening of our new exhibition, “A Universe of Things: Micky Wolfson Collects.” To honor our founder, we’re partnering with City of Miami Beach Government to throw a blowout block party under the stars—complete with food trucks, cash bars, an Airstream lighting activation from Lutron, and a birthday dessert. After experiencing the show inside, take to the street (10th, between Washington and Collins Avenues) for some Micky-worthy pomp and circumstance including fanfare from the FIU Marching Band and a free concert by Nu Deco Ensemble, Miami’s music royalty, to round out the night.
Where: The Wolfsonian FIU. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Vinos at the Venetian – You’ve never seen the Venetian like this! Join us for Vinos at the Venetian on Friday, November 15th! The poolside affair will feature sips, savories, a curated wine auction and live entertainment by Zhantra benefiting the Coral Gables Community Foundation!
Where: Venetian Pool. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Surfrider Beach House – Join us on Friday, November 15th from 8pm-11pm as we transform Nikki Beach into the Surfrider Beach House- a tropical party highlighting and celebrating local environmental game-changers who protect what we love- our ocean, beaches and waves.
Where: Nikki Beach. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.
Kero Kero Bonito at Gramps – KERO KERO BONITO w/ special guests AUDREY HORNY.
Where: Gramps. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.