Music Monday: Pura Salsa Fridays, DJ Red Alert, and Mad Hatter Arts Festival

It’s another Music Monday and there’s plenty of ways to indulge your musical cravings this weekend in Miami!

First, if you’re looking to meet and dance with some of the best dancers in South Florida, come out to Pura Salsa Fridays at Legends Cafe Hollywood, also known as “La Casa De los Salseros”.  The party goes from 1o:oopm to 3:00am every Friday, and offers the perfect opportunity to get down to some of the best local and out of town bands performing live any given week. In addition, there will be music by one of Miami’s top salsa DJs, DJ Jorge Charun.

Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435654620035930/

On Saturday, November 15, check out DJ Red Alert at 25 at the Polo Club. You might know him from 98.7 Kiss FM, 107.5 WBLS, Hot 97.1, Power 105.1, or countless hours on NY radio. This is a party for “grown-ups” to come out and listen to music the way its meant to be heard. Also present will be special guests DJs Self Born and Johnny Walker Red.

Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475266086087486/

Finally, if you want to enjoy a wonderful fusion of art, live music, specialty foods, contests, and fun for all ages, come to the Mad Hatter Arts Festival on November 15 & 16 at the Barnacle Historic State Park. Music is the highlight of this festival, where costume and crazy hats are encouraged, and on Saturday evening, there will be a special outdoor viewing of the original 1951 Disney version of “Alice in Wonderland”.

Check it out: http://www.madhatterartsfestival.com/

by Leah Bury

Music Monday: Italian HIT Week: Unexpected Sounds from Italy

This Saturday, November 8th, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, “Unexpected Sounds of Italy” will take place at North Beach Bandshell. “Unexpected Sounds of Italy” is Italian HIT Week, an annual series of top jazz, pop, and fusion artists. The goal of this series is to share Italian with to the world and show that it is more than Mafia movie soundtracks and Mandolin.

This is the 4th edition of the series, which brings fresh Italian artists to the United States. In the past, it has brought Italian legends like Subsonica, Negrita, Mannarino, Canzonieri Grecanico Salentino, Nicola Conte and others. This year, the headline artist is Caparezza, an artist with a unique sound that mixes elements of hip hop with the theatricality of opera. His use of heavy beats, crazy costumes, and creative wordplay have made him one of Italy’s most engaging musicians.

The night will also feature young Italian group Kusto, Italian DJ, and some Italian wine and cuisine to sample.

Check it out here: http://www.rhythmfoundation.com/events/italian-hit-week-caparezza/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/797545746972988/

by Leah Bury

Music Monday: Miami Nice Jazz Festival

As October comes to an end, its time to get excited for the Miami Nice Jazz Festival! The festival kicks off on November 1, and goes until November 23. This monthlong festival fuses music and history by bringing international artists to play at some of Miami’s most celebrated landmarks. The jazz festival is a partnership between Miami and its sister city of Nice, France. The festival coincides with “French Weeks Miami,” which aims to highlight various events to engage the audience with France’s cultural identity. Each Sunday, there will be a Jazz brunch at the National Hotel in Miami Beach, with performances by The French Horn. This year’s lineup includes : Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca, Creole trumpeter Etienne Charles, Spanish flamenco singer Diego El Cigala, Miami leading ladies of Jazz Nicole Yarling, Kate Reid, Wendy Peterson, the Hot Sardines, The French Horn and more.

To learn more about the festival and check out the lineup, visit:

http://www.miaminicejazzfestival.com/

by: Leah Bury

Music Monday: Charity Concert and a “Spooky Symphony”

It’s Music Monday, and there’s plenty of exciting musical happenings going on in Miami this week.

First, Amplified Miami presents “A Night of Music, Talent, and Entertainment,” a charity concert featuring Robby Hunter Band, Cannibal Kids, Thanks, Alex Dawson, and John Watson. The concert, which showcases some of Miami’s talented youth musicians, will be held on October 25 from 6-8pm at Open Stage Club. Admission is free, but donations will benefit Little Kids Rock Foundation, which donates instruments, curriculum, and supplies to low income schools so that all students can have a music education.

Event website: http://amplifiedmiami.weebly.com/events/come-to-our-first-event-on-october-25th

If one free concert isn’t enough, come out on October 26 for “A Spooky Symphony,” a free Halloween family concert by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Alhambra Orchestra. There will be excerpts from Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and Scheherazade, and more. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume to enhance the supernatural experience. The program will be held at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts- parking is $5 in College Station Garage.

Event Website: http://sweatrecordsmiami.com/events/a-spooky-symphony/

by Leah Bury

Music Monday: Charity Concert and a "Spooky Symphony"

It’s Music Monday, and there’s plenty of exciting musical happenings going on in Miami this week.

First, Amplified Miami presents “A Night of Music, Talent, and Entertainment,” a charity concert featuring Robby Hunter Band, Cannibal Kids, Thanks, Alex Dawson, and John Watson. The concert, which showcases some of Miami’s talented youth musicians, will be held on October 25 from 6-8pm at Open Stage Club. Admission is free, but donations will benefit Little Kids Rock Foundation, which donates instruments, curriculum, and supplies to low income schools so that all students can have a music education.

Event website: http://amplifiedmiami.weebly.com/events/come-to-our-first-event-on-october-25th

If one free concert isn’t enough, come out on October 26 for “A Spooky Symphony,” a free Halloween family concert by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Alhambra Orchestra. There will be excerpts from Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and Scheherazade, and more. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume to enhance the supernatural experience. The program will be held at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts- parking is $5 in College Station Garage.

Event Website: http://sweatrecordsmiami.com/events/a-spooky-symphony/

by Leah Bury

Where To Be: 16/10 – 23/10

Here at In The Loop, 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! Have something coming up that you’d like to see here? Tweet us @Loop305 using #WhereToBe hash tag!

Friday, October 17, 2014 8:00pm – 12:00am

Monster Masquerade

Miami Zoo

12400 SW 152nd St

Miami, FL

Cost: $60 (for members) | $65 (for nonmembers)

Tickets here!


Saturday, October 18, 2014 2:30pm – 7:00pm

Grovetoberfest

Peacock Park 

2820 McFariane Road,

Coconut Grove, Florida

Cost: $40­­

Eventbrite Link


Sunday, ­­October 19, 2014 10:30am – 11:30am

Yogamusic Master Class Fundraiser for Buzzy Kids 

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park (Community Center)

1725 NE 135th St,

North Miami, FL 33181

Cost: $15 – $60

Eventbrite Link


Monday, October 20, 2014 5:00pm

Insanity Live

Ocean Fitness LLC – Margaret Pace Park

1775 North Bayshore Drive

Miami, FL 33132

Cost: $10

Eventbrite Link

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:00pm

Inaugural Exhibition, “Amerika”

David Castillo Gallery

420 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL

Cost: Free

Miami News Times 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Effective Presentation Skills Workshop

TALK Miami Language Center

1390 Brickell Ave, Suite 105

Miami, FL 33131

Cost: Free

Eventbrite 


Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Wine Class: Rediscover Bordeaux, World’s Famous Wine Region

Total Wine & More

1470 Biscayne Boulevard

North Miami, FL 33181

Cost: $20

Eventbrite 

 

Civic Engagement Thursday: #PartyForACause for Jose’s Hands

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Welcome to the very first Civic Engagement Thursdays blog post! Every Thursday, we bring you the latest events that try to raise awareness and make Miami a better place. Tune in every Thursday to learn about how to get involved within our community.

Today from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, Jose’s Hands and TLS Lounge are teaming up to host #PartyForACause. Come down to TSL Lounge at the Wynwood Art District and help celebrate Jose’s Hands’ five year anniversary. All proceeds will benefit Jose’s Hands Medical Mission Trips. Jose’s Hands is a non-profit organization first created in 2009. Since it’s inception, has been raising money for medical trips to support those in need in the Caribbean and in Latin America. Thanks to generous donations, the organization has been able to attend eight medical mission trips and served thousands of people with no cost medical care. The theme of the night will be Latin Night and black attire is requested. So come, have a few drinks, party while raising money for those in need.

 

When: Thursday, October 16th from 7PM to 2AM

Where: TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St, Miami FL 33127

Dress code: Black Attire (not black tie).

Price: $20 (for those arriving after 10PM) – $50 (food, 2 drinks from 7 to 10PM)

 

Buy your tickets here!

Learn more about Jose’s Hands!

 

– Lina Fahmy