Love might be in the air, but so is art apparently. We were surprised at how packed the first half of February was with special happenings around town, but the trajectory of the year seems to be one-upping ourselves. The next few weeks are jam-packed with even more interesting things to do, from artist talks with internationally-acclaimed painters and outdoor film screenings, to interactive media festivals and tributes to some of music’s greatest names. Take a look:

Sunday, February 16th:

Free Winter Festival – Free festival with Martial Arts Demonstrations, Japanese Food and Culture, Ikebana demonstration, Authentic Tea Ceremony, Cosplay and much more.
Where: Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free.

Progressive Art Brunch – Enjoy light brunch fare and experience contemporary art in a curated setting. Open to the public.
Where: Mindy Solomon Gallery. Time: 11AM. Tickets: Free.

Raheleh Filsoofi — “Inh(a/i)bited” — Solo Exhibition – Spinello Projects is delighted to present INH(A/I)BITED, a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Raheleh Filsoofi, featuring a multimedia soundscape installation. The exhibition runs through March 21st, 2020 and coincides with the Progressive Art Brunch series. INH(A/I)BITED is generously supported by Iranian American Foundation.
Where: Spinello Projects. Time: 11AM. Tickets: Free.

Gay8 Festival 2020 – We are back on Calle8 for year FIVE of the LARGEST LATINO LGBTQ festival in the NATION. Join us for a day of art, music, dance, food, and culture in Miami’s most historic neighborhood. Bring your friends and family to join the party- everyone is welcome!
Where: Calle Ocho. Time: 11AM. Tickets: Free.

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Family Day at the Brewery – Nothing beats spending time with family, and we wanted to celebrate all our great locals and their families with our very first Family Day celebration at the Brewery! The Family Fun Festivities start off at 2:00pm with Darrell House, a renowed children’s author, storyteller, poet & musician.
Where: Dangerous Minds Brewery. Time: 2PM. Tickets: Free.

Miami City Ballet: Firebird – Alive with color, excitement, and spectacular effects, Firebird is a fantastical and thrilling story about magic, love, danger, and liberation. Enter this mystical world of a young hunter, a Princess in captivity, and the immortal, magical Firebird in one of the greatest of all fairy tales. This newly commissioned Firebird features the thrilling collaboration between Balanchine and Robbins with elaborate costume and set designs with music by the brilliant Stravinsky.
Where: Arsht Center. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

GroundUp Music Festival Late Nights 2020: New Location – When the music at the Bandshell finishes at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 10 pm on Sunday, the music will continue until 4 am with our late night shows (5 shows per night). The late night show tickets are $25/night (for all that night’s shows) for festival ticketholders, and will be available for purchase upon checkout as an add-on when you buy festival tickets.
Where: The Alexander. Time: 11PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, February 17th:

FREE: Intro to Coding: HTML & CSS Workshop – Interested in learning to code? Have a web application or website you’ve been dying to make? Take the first steps and get hands-on with coding in this free workshop! You’ll develop an understanding of the fundamentals of HTML + CSS and walk away with a webpage you wrote yourself.
Where: Miami CIC. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Tuesday, February 18th:

Florida Data Tribe Meetup – Salesforce CRM is such a huge way to improve your business, and it holds a huge platform within, EINSTEIN. We are going to talk about vision, language, discovery, analytics and bots. The idea is not only to talk about it, but show how it can be done in a guided fashion.
Where: The LAB Miami. Time: 6PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

PHO-VIETNAMESE COMFORT FOOD – Learn how to make pho, Vietnam’s most recognized and beloved beef noodle soup. Chef Teh will also share some recipes for simple appetizers such as spring rolls and green papaya salad.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. Time: Get em here.

Wednesday, February 19th:

Out of the Office & Onto the Mat – Get out of the office and onto your mat, join us for a night of connection and movement! A Yoga event intended to create connections followed by a sound healing session with Emily Basford from Solfreshlife! Do you spend your days sitting at a desk, driving in traffic, starting down at your phone and making sure everyone else if taken care of finding little to no time for yourself? We get it and this event is designed just for you! We will bring together like-minded busy women to disconnect from tech, create connections, move, stretch and regain a bit of balance. Join us on February 19 at Inhale Miami to engage in meaningful conversations and a mindful yoga flow led by Katie Doyle designed to stretch and reset.
Where: Inhale Miami. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Talks: Adrienne Edwards – Please join Locust Projects and Oolite Arts for a conversation with curator Adrienne Edwards. Adrienne Edwards was named Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum in 2018. Previously, she served as curator of Performa since 2010 and as Curator at Large for the Walker Art Center since 2016. Edwards is co-curator of the 2021 Whitney Biennial with David Breslin.
Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Melinda Does Jazz – feat. The Diego Melgar Trio – Melinda was a friend to many…a friend that was always there when you needed her. Melinda also enjoyed entertaining friends and strangers alike…her door was always open. Her Jazz gatherings became somewhat legendary…going well into the night; food & spirits in abundance. Melinda seemed to naturally understand the way things should be…and it showed in everyone’s faces each night.
Where: Melinda’s. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, February 20th:

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Culture Crawl – We’re back with another month of Culture Crawl! We’ve been working with some of the City’s best institutions to provide the public with a night of unique and unforgettable experiences. Every third Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be so much going on that you’ll have no excuse to not join in on the fun! From backstage tours to free film screenings, there will be something for everyone. All events are free unless otherwise specified.
Where: Miami Beach. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free.

North Beach Social with The Black Dove – Free with RSVP. North Beach Social is a series of four pop-up food halls, featuring North Beach / Miami Beach restaurants and guest chefs. Guests can dine at a large communal dining table getting to know neighbors while exploring some of the area’s most enticing food offerings with live music entertainment. Performances by soul artist The Black Dove and City of Miami Beach Parks & Rec.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 6PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Las Olas Capital Arts Reception: Florencia Clément de Grandprey – Join us on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 as we celebrate the amazing works of Florencia Clément de Grandprey, our 13th featured artist! Have a drink. Relax. Enjoy. Florencia Clément de Grandprey was born and raised in southern Spain by an American mother and French/Italian father. Florencia is a self-taught artist, with no formal art training. Her mission is to empower and inspire through positive and meaningful work.
Where: Las Olas Capital Arts. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Chef Mash-up Presented by HoneySpot App – For one night only, as part of South Beach Wine & Food Festival, a group of Miami’s top chefs have partnered up to serve their own blend of  flavors, combining their signature styles together to create unique treats for guests to savor all night long. The mash-ups won’t stop with the food – popular DJ’s will bring the heat to the turntables with their own iconic remixes to keep guests dancing while sipping on creative libations made with spirits from Heaven Hill Brands. Grab a friend, head to the custom hive we’re creating at Ace Props Miami, and indulge inside the HoneySpot – where food and friendship collide for the ultimate remix of flavor!
Where: Ace Props Miami. Time: 10PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Friday, February 21st:

2020 St. Sophia Greek Festival – Come get a little taste of Greece! Greek Food, Wine, and Spirits. Greek Pastries & Coffee. Tour of Byzantine Cathedral. Taverna, Live Greek Music & Dancing, Greek Cooking Demonstrations, Greek Mixology Sessions, Greek Jewelry, Clothing, Arts & Crafts, and Religious Icons.
Where: 2401 SW 3rd Ave. Time: 11AM, Feb 21st – 23rd. Tickets: Free.

Screen Printing on Fabric – Whether it’s on a tote bag or the back of a denim jacket, bringing your artwork to a fabric surface gives new life to your ideas. In this course, we will use specially formulated textile ink to translate our designs onto screens to then print them onto a fabric surface. Cotton tote bags will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own articles of clothing or swatches of natural or synthetic fabric to practice printing on.
Where: Oolite Arts. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

ILE in Miami Beach – ILE’s voice traverses back-to-the-future Latin music with beautiful melodies and powerful messages. She is touring in support of her second release “Almadura” (nominated for 2020 Grammy)” – the evolution of an artist carrying forth Puerto Rico’s musical heritage.
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Miami City Ballet: Firebird – Alive with color, excitement, and spectacular effects, Firebird is a fantastical and thrilling story about magic, love, danger, and liberation. Enter this mystical world of a young hunter, a Princess in captivity, and the immortal, magical Firebird in one of the greatest of all fairy tales. This newly commissioned Firebird features the thrilling collaboration between Balanchine and Robbins with elaborate costume and set designs with music by the brilliant Stravinsky.
Where: Kravis Center (Feb. 21-23). Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Beach Boys – You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape, profoundly influencing countless performing artists to follow.
Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

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Saturday, February 22nd:

The Wander Not Lost Experience: A Morning of Bliss – 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: Coconut Grove. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Plein Air Drawing and Painting Watercolor – Explore the natural beauty of Southern Florida. The session will begin with a quick lesson in landscape sketching and painting. Topics will include perspective, values, composition, light, and shadow as well as atmospheric effects. Artists will learn to navigate the multitude of details in nature and create a unified composition in pencil and watercolor. This class will focus on artistic expression and not botanical accuracy. Spend some time with us and create your own tropical landscape right here in Miami Beach.
Where: Oolite Arts. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival 2020 – The third annual Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival will take place on February 22, 2020 at Brew Bus Brewing in beautiful Seminole Heights. This annual event is a partnership between the South Seminole Heights Civic Association & Brew Bus Brewing to raise money for neighborhood improvement projects in Seminole Heights and to fully endow a $25k scholarship for a local Hillsborough High School graduate to attend USF.
Where: Seminole Heights. Time: 2PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Remix: A Miami Film Premiere to Benefit PATH – Join PATH: Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hiphop, Inc. and Urbanworld for the Miami premiere of The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion and A Great Day In Hip Hop Revisited. Proceeds from ticket sales support PATH Programs. Learn more about PATH, Inc. here. nThe Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion takes a look at the journeys of fashion architect Misa Hylton and streetwear designer April Walker, among others, who grabbed a foothold in hip hop fashion in the late 80’s and 90s and never let go. As the voices of Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, and Lil’ Kim grew louder, so too did the influence of their female designers and stylists working behind the scenes. The film focuses on the cultural impact these talented women and Dapper Dan and Kerby Jean-Raymond have made in the fashion world, from iconic looks styled in influential music videos to their global cultural impact.
Where: The Light Box. Time: 5PM. Tickets: get em here.

Conversation—Charo Oquet & Amy Galpin – Please join us for a conversation and refreshments around Entering Sacred grounds—Charo Oquet. The conversation will touch on the artists practice and the exhibition currently on view through March 14, 2020.
Where: Dimensions Variable. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Rosa Pájaro – Rosa Pájaro, a solo exhibition by the young Cuban painter Maikel Domínguez, more than a capricious title seems the ultimate reaffirmation of the stereotype, a manifesto about the color of his palette and gender identity, with the emphasis of which he transforms alleged weaknesses into a claim of dignity, of pride, in a boutique shell. But the most disconcerting thing behind that dressing room activism is the certainty of a protein, expectant, hunting manhood; crouched in the disguise of the ambiguous, in a fulminating androgyny that knows of breaks and victories.
Where: Laundromat Art Space. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Keith Johns Live At Sweet Mercy – You are ALL invited to join us in Coconut Grove at Sweet Mercy Brewing Company to enjoy this up and coming local artist, Keith Johns! His beautifully orchestrated Indie Folk music reflects the variety of emotions present in all of our lives: at times joyful and celebratory, at times sorrowful and longing. He delivers richly nuanced stories in his unique voice with lyrics that are soulful and honest.
Where: Sweet Mercy. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Gina Chavez

Gina Chavez – A radiant, passionate performer and activist, Texas singer-songwriter Gina Chavez crosses musical and cultural boundaries. A 10-time Austin Music Award winner, Chavez’s bilingual, genre-blending Latin pop and gutsy voice have been a hit on Amazon, iTunes and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. Her latest album, Lightbeam, chronicles the coming out journey of falling in love with her wife.
Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. 7PM. Tickets: get em here.

Kaleidoscope Eyes: A Big Band Beatles Tribute – Multi-Grammy winner, John Daversa, is one of the leading forces of large ensemble jazz today. Composed of the world’s finest musicians, Daversa’s Large Jazz Orchestra explores the vast catalog of The Beatles through Daversa’s imaginative, genre-fusing Grammy-nominated arrangements. World renown vocalist, Alison Wedding, will be featured for this edition of Kaleidoscope Eyes through Daversa’s creative lens.
Where: Pinecrest Gardens. Time: 8PM. Tickets: get em here.

Sunday, February 23rd:

Color Theory and Practice – Master mixing colors and ways to use the color wheel when painting with acrylics! This course is open to beginners and advanced students who want to learn the laws and fundamentals of color, and its perceptual properties in theory and practice: light, value, tone, hue, intensity, chroma, temperature, equilibrium, harmony and unity. Create some abstract or representational works of art based on color exercises.
Where: Oolite Arts. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Art Films: Queen of Hearts – Co-presented with O Cinema, Art Films presents the best of films by and about artists paired with food & mimosas, followed by a post-film discussion. This edition will feature a screening of Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack, with artist Audrey Flack and the film’s co-director/producer Deborah Shaffer in attendance for a Q&A with Oolite Arts President/CEO Dennis Scholl.
Where: O Cinema South Beach. Time: 11:30AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Unbranded Brewing Company Grand Opening! – Our Grand Opening is finally here! Join us for a weekend of festivities Feb. 22-23, including an amazing Block Party on Sunday, February 23rd (noon – midnight): Pouring 16 different Unbranded brews, Food trucks, Mural unveiling and Much more!
Where: Unbranded Brewery. Time: 12PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

The Secret Garden Tour of Coconut Grove Hosted by Plymouth Preschool – Join us to view some of the most beautiful gardens in Coconut Grove. This very exclusive tour will grant you access to the most beautiful gardens in the area. Tickets are limited, so purchase your ticket soon.
Where: Plymouth Preschool. Time: 1PM. Tickets: Get em here.

DIY Sustainable Sewing Workshop (and tea party!) – All eco-friendly and sustainable materials, supplies + one on one guidance are included. Students will learn basic sewing and embroidery techniques, how to incorporate sustainable practices into your day to day life, and how to continue to use your new skills for other projects, general terminology and many more helpful tips. Participants will take home their completed beeswax food saver, reusable utensil caddy, and embroidered napkin at the end of the workshop.
Where: Fountainhead Studios. Time: 3PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, February 24th:

Let’s Sang 2.0 – WE’RE BACK! and we’re happening on Mondays! 9PM-12AM with Oly and friends! 2/24 co-hosted by Marcos Cherlo!
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Mac’s Club Deuce & SoBeWFF 2020 – Mac’s Club Deuce & SoBeWFF 2020 – Swing by your (un)official FoodNetwork SoBeWFF Recovery Center & “Liquid Tasting” Venue! Drink specials (Daily 2-4-1 Happy Hour 8a-7p), Jukebox, Pool table and plenty of Air Conditioning – the only way to make the “main event” even cooler! Take a break from all that blinding sunlight and get down to some indoor, chill, vintage libations.
Where: Mac’s Club Deuce. Time: 5AM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, February 25th:

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Life Lessons from Mister Rogers – Join us for a community conversation for all ages with Hedda Sharapan of the Fred Rogers Center about kindness, generosity, and what all of us can continue to learn from the timeless messages in Fred Rogers’ beloved Neighborhood series.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema. Time: 4PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Between the Business Covers Author Series – This is a unique opportunity to hear author Rosabeth Moss Kanter speak about her book “Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Small Innovation at a Time.” It includes a Question and Answer session and book signing.
Where: The Betsy Hotel. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Flesh Memory: Sounds of Motown-Staxx-70’s Soul – PARKMAN CREATIVE and OLYMPIA THEATER have teamed up for a special celebration of Black History Month…FLESH MEMORY: A musical journey through the Black Experience.The third of three FREE Tuesday evening events exploring the Sounds and Rhythms of Motown, Staxx Records and 70’s Soul with VANYA and THE BANDOH
Where: Olympia Theater. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Standing Gala – Treat yourself to the delight of a Havana night as we celebrate 5 years of excellence and innovation in education. Venture beyond the typical at Lab Miami’s exquisite living room and gardens. Take in the sights of our story at our artful gallery wall, and savor the flavors of cuban cuisine as our mixologist crafts your very own Cóctel Fuego. Try your hand at the domino tables and toast a fresh cigar with Miami’s finest of friends. Come and be a part of our story.
Where: The LAB Miami. Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Kenneth Jimenez Trio Downstairs in the Cellar – Bassist and group leader Kenneth Jimenez with drummer Rodolfo Zuniga and saxophonist Hery Paz
Where: Le Chat Noir. Time: 9PM. Tickets: 9PM.

Wednesday, February 26th:

Adventures at Awash | Community Dinner – The New Tropic is headed to Miami Gardens and we want you to come along for the ride! Get ready to get your hands dirty (and full of deliciousness) with our Neighborhood Spotlight, “Adventures at Awash.” Awash opened in 2017 and is full of traditional Ethiopian tastes, smells, coffee ceremonies, and more. Check out our video if you still aren’t convinced this is the place for you!
Where: Awash Ethiopian Restaurant. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

FilmGate Festival Feb 26 2020 – FilmGate Miami kicks off the season with our re-imagined short film festival now called FilmGate Festival! This month will be a FREE FOR ALL exhibition of all genres, that’s Drama, Horror, Fiction, Documentary, Web Series and more. Don’t miss our PERCOLATOR session starting at 6:30 pm where you have the mic and 2 minutes to present your projects (or yourself) to the community in our sold-out theatre.
Where: Silverspot Cinema. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

MOCA Moving Images: After the Magician – MOCA is pleased to present the world premiere and screening of Czech film maker Lea Petrikova’s 2020 film After the Magician which is inspired by the life of surrealist painter and poet Alice Rahon. In 1947, the surrealist artist Alice Rahon created her only film The Magician, yet the film got lost before its completion. After the Magician re-narrates the lost film and explores circumstances of its production. The project After the Magician is produced by Perfilm, co-produced by UMPRUM, and was supported by the Czech Film Fund and the Zlín Film Talent.
Where: MOCA. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

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Brandon “Taz” Niederauer at The Funky Biscuit – Sixteen-year-old Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed “Taz” for his ferocious guitar playing, is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having performed in some of the most legendary venues in America with many of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist,
Where: The Funky Biscuit. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Bingo + BYO Records Night – BINGO & BYO-RECORDS. WITH MISS T & DUDE SKYWALKER. Upstairs at 27 Restaurant. ELYX FEATURES + PRIZES + HAPPY HOUR ALL NIGHT.
Where: 27 Restaurant. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, February 27th:

Searchers of Reflections: Plein Air Painting in Oil – Monet, Van gogh, Turner and others found in the water reflections painting a wonderful universe of color, shapes and lights. Join us in this class “en plein air” (Outdoor painting) which is suitable for intermediate to advanced levels and learn to interpret, compose and paint the beautiful reflections in the water with the instructions of the figurative artist Andres Lopez.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. Time: 9:30AM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Salty Donut x UM: Weekly Pop-Up! – We‘re making it easier for you to be on the lookout for all our future pop-ups! ✨ Our Salty Camper will be poppin’ up every Thursday at The Rock from 11am-3pm (or sold out)!
Where: UM. Time: 11AM. Tickets: Free.

NightLight305 presents: Fight Club – NightLight 305 is Miami’s 21+ Outdoor Movie Series featuring Local Food Trucks, Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktails – all under the beautiful downtown Miami cityscape.”FIGHT CLUB” Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Where: Maurice A Ferre Park. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Figure Drawing Workshop – In this class, the artist will tackle the classic challenge of drawing the human figure from life. There will be demos and exercises to practice gesture, proportion, movement, foreshortening, form, and light and shadow. Students will learn to put marks on paper that will describe what they see in front of them. This class is not so much about finished drawings, but rather the process of learning to express what they see on paper. Male and female models will be used, taking short and long poses, nude, semi-clothed and fully clothed. Various media may be explored. There will be a recap after each session for students to review their progress and learn from their fellow artists.
Where: Oolite Arts. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

This End Up ↑ feat. Patrick Walsh and Friends – Join the This End Up crew for a disco dance party on the Rooftop! This Thursday and every Thursday the This End Up Crew hosts a disco dance party on the Citadel Rooftop. Tell your friends, tell your co-workers, because Thursday’s are always better with friends! No Cover. Powered by Jameson and Tank Brewing.
Where: The Citadel. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Free.

YoungArts Miami Exhibition Opening & Film Screenings – During the intensive, weeklong and all-inclusive program, artists across 10 disciplines participate in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders, including actress Zuzanna Szadkowski, visual artists Loni Johnson and Robert Chambers, composer-arranger and saxophonist Jonathan Ragonese, author and award-winning journalist Dr. Joan Morgan and cinematographer Rick Delgado, among others. The promising young artists then have the opportunity to share their talents with the public through multidisciplinary performances, writers’ readings, a film screening and an exhibition.
Where: YoungArts Campus. Time: 7PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

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LOWEN at Floyd Miami w/ Special Guest Yardij – To understand the artist Lowen is to understand transformation – one that has been slow, beautiful, and a little bit rough around the edges, in more ways than one. Said transformation ultimately led Lowen to value the importance of soul care and self-acceptance. Ultimately, Lowen, the stage name for Emily Kopp, is about how dynamic moments in the past decade have shaped who she is as an artist, partner, daughter and friend.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

DEM. Roots Reggae! – D E M is a Traditional Roots Reggae Band from Galveston Texas brings their authentically sealed brand of Jamaican world music to warm our hearts and dancin’ feet for one night of original tunes and classic favorites from the likes of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, and the Wailing Souls!
Where: Bar Nancy. Time: 10PM> Tickets: Free.

Friday, February 28th:

2020 Shakedown Street at the Garden – Pre-party show just around the corner from The Fillmore. Enjoy the Garden for this pre-show event with music by B.O.B, an acoustic Grateful Dead tribute band, assorted vendors, happy-hour priced drinks and food. Park one time for the show just outside the Garden gates. Open to all!
Where: Miami Beach Botanical garden. Time: 3PM. Tickets: get em here.

Deco + Drag – Your favorite drag queens are back! The marvelous Karla Croqueta returns to headline an encore evening that brings 1920s flair into 2020. Channeling the flappers and glamour goddesses of old, Croqueta and the girls will put on showstopping performances against a dazzlingly Deco backdrop while you sip on diva drinks made by our resident mixologist, Carlton Maloney. For the vintage inspo behind the ladies’ gram-worthy acts, pop upstairs to experience an exhibition tour of “Deco: Luxury to Mass Market” with Croqueta and Wolfsonian curator Shoshana Resnikoff.
Where: Wolfsonian-FIU. Time: 6:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, February 29th:

Meet at the Bridge – Join Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) and Arch Creek Trust for a day of nature walks, talks about archaeology, pottery making and other fun activities!
Where: Arch Creek Park Museum & Nature Center. Time: 11AM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Miami Record Fair – The Miami Record Fair is a monthly record show every last Saturday at Gramps in Wynwood. Brought to you by the kind folks at Terrestrial Funk. We’re here to provide you with the largest selection of records Miami has to offer! 28 tables covered in records from a slew of vendors from around South Florida.
Where: Gramps. Time: 12PM. Tickets: Free.

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Miami Beach Youth Music Festival 2020 – Tickets are $5, and all proceeds support music programs in Miami Beach public schools. The fourth annual Miami Beach Youth Music Festival, presented by the City of Miami Beach and Rhythm Foundation. The best of the best: 12 youth artists have been selected to perform at the North Beach Bandshell Stage and eight artists on the Acoustic Garden Stage. The show culminates with a performance by FOOM!
Where: North Beach Bandshell. Time: 3PM. Tickets: Get em here.

366 – 366 is a show which combines the works of painters Nicole Salgar and Chuck Berrett (of NS/CB), as well as the the video and audio work of Mike Estefan (aka MEFX1). Within the space, each artist’s work will aim to engage the viewer as a co-author and witness, while attempting to inspire new and unpredictable cycles of thought. Ideally it will provide an experimental chance to challenge one’s perceptions, perspectives and assumptions.
Where: Archive 79. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free.

Miami City Ballet: Firebird – Alive with color, excitement, and spectacular effects, Firebird is a fantastical and thrilling story about magic, love, danger, and liberation. Enter this mystical world of a young hunter, a Princess in captivity, and the immortal, magical Firebird in one of the greatest of all fairy tales. This newly commissioned Firebird features the thrilling collaboration between Balanchine and Robbins with elaborate costume and set designs with music by the brilliant Stravinsky.
Where: Broward Center (Feb. 29 & Mar. 1) . Time: 7:30PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Cover photo by Mooncrab.