Where to Be: Here at InTheLoop, we know there are always places to be and events to attend. Each Friday, we feature a special “where to be” post on our blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community and learn and commemorate some influential people and events around Miami!
Friday, May 1st
eMerge Americas will once again shine a spotlight on the leading innovations impacting industries across the Americas. Over 10,000 entrepreneurs, global thought leaders, business titans and tech enthusiasts are expected to return to Miami Beach for an even bigger and better seven-day experience that is uniquely Miami.
Saturday, May 2nd
11:00 am – 04:00 pm
7920 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Welcome to the Arts and Artisans Expo celebrating Haitian Cultural Month,
at the elegant, new and beautiful Kasa Champet in Pembroke Pines, May 2, 2015 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Bring your friends and family-Free Admission, Delicious Haitian Buffet for
$ 10.00 inclusive. Browse some of the most authentic Caribbean Artists and Artisans. Performances on stage by Mecca, Saskya Sky and Olanie J. For further information- 305-416-6868.
Sunday, May 3rd
Start Time: 8:00 am
Gulliver Preparatory School
6575 North Kendall Drive,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Cost: Registration for this event is priced at $25.00 per participant in advance or $30.00 on the day of the race
Gulliver, in partnership with Special Olympics Florida, is set to host its annual
“Special Olympics Sponsor an Athlete 5k Run/ Walk” on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
The open-to-the-public, charitable event, presented by Pure Formula’s, will feature a certified 5K run/walk course, family activities and live entertainment. Funds raised will go towards the mission of the Miami-Dade chapter of Special Olympics Florida, an organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Monday, May 4th
Florida is a simple state: gators, citrus, Walmart shoppers. It’s also a perennial target of hurricanes. And although Miami hasn’t been hit hard by any cleverly named storms in the past several years, it’s inevitable that one will come blowing through our backyard before too long. So what better time to learn more about Mother Nature’s offspring than during the calm before the stormy summer? Hit up the “Hurricanes” exhibit at the Miami Science Museum (3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami). Visitors can climb aboard a full-scale P-3 hurricane-hunter aircraft, sharpen survival skills with the Hurricane Preparedness game (hint: stock up on booze), and — in true three-little-pigs style — design, build, and test a model house to hold up against hurricane-force winds. And at the center of the storm, there’s the Magic Planet, an interactive display that lets guests explore the connection between climate change and hurricanes, and track any budding storms. We expect advance notice of your findings (so we can plan an epic hurricane party, of course).
Tuesday, May 5th
Cinco De WallBrawl™ presented by El Jimador® Tequila
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015, starting at 6pm
1884 Bay Road
The premier gathering of Miami street artists known as WallBrawl™ and Mexico’s number one 100% agave tequila, El Jimador® Tequila present Cinco de WallBrawl. The live art competition will host Miami’s top artists including: Akim Graff, Aquarela, Claudia La Bianca, ill Surge, Ivan Roque, Nate Dee, Registered Artist, Renda Writer, and Vago, all producing one-of-a-kind works of art in 90 minutes, with the audience determining the winner.
Attendees will be able to enjoy complimentary El Jimador® Tequila cocktails, live music and light bites during the competition.
Wednesday, May 6th
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Secon Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Writing is solitary work – publishing takes a team. This crash-course aims to shed light on the ABC’s of publishing, both via traditional houses and self-publishing. The first half will focus on navigating the realms of traditional publishing, starting with an explanation of the Big 5 houses, mid-size players and independents, and how they all tend to operate. We’ll explore fundamentals such as what is covered in your contract, how to get an agent and what to expect of them, how the buying of rights works, and what to expect from a publisher once you land a deal.
Thursday, May 7th
Don’t confuse the new GPS display at Pérez Art Museum Miami (1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) with a cloud-based art-tracking system that captures real-time data about its expanding collection. Instead, PAMM’s “Global Positioning Systems,” curated by Rene Morales, corrals works from the museum’s permanent holdings and loans from private collectors to explore the intersection between globalization and history. The thematic group offering features a cross-generational, multinational cast of talent, whose diverse works raise questions about how the past is recorded and remembered. Morales has organized the exhibit into six related parts — History Painting, Visual Memory, The Uses of History, Urban Imaginaries, The Contested Present, and Forms of Commemoration. The sections combine to deliver an insightful overview of how the international art world has been transformed by the heightened state of global integration since the collapse of the Cold War era in the 1980s. Visitors will discover that the Magic City plays a pivotal role in the show’s focus as a nexus for art-making in the region. With Miami’s proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean, the city’s cultural, social, political, and economic growth has been affected by the events unfolding in countries across the Western Hemisphere. “It is a city poised at multiple geographic and temporal thresholds, a condition from which it draws much of its dynamism and potential,” according to a PAMM statement.
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