Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale 3/23/20

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale (New River Inn)
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with an exclusive opportunity to meet award-winning “Fly, Fly Away” (Piñata Publishing; ISBN 978-0-9809163-6-2) author Pamela Bauer Mueller on Monday, March 23, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., in The New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale). The event is free. Mueller will be sharing passages and signing copies of her newest book that introduces readers to the dramatic, heart-wrenching true story of “Pedro Pan” children.

Pamela Bauer Mueller has a well-deserved reputation for showcasing men and women of significance in American history. Now through impeccable research and expressive writing, she introduces thousands of Pedro Pan children and their families through carefully crafted stories of three-dimensional characters.

“Fly, Fly Away” takes a bold step away from her seven award-winning historical novels. She shares the unforgettable story of how families coped with the loss of their beloved children, how compassionate Americans mobilized a major national campaign to give those children a chance to find happiness, and how the children rushed into independent lifestyles, one trial and error at a time. Mueller weaves together unforgettable tales of loss, resourcefulness and romance, recounted by brave adolescents thrown into a new world of uncertainty and constant culture shock. The result is a compelling story of the Cuban revolution from the point of view of resilient youngsters and families facing setbacks and inspiration.

Mueller’s meticulous research and extensive interviews with people who lived through the Pedro Pan movement also give readers insight into an historic example of America’s generosity as a nation and history of compassionate sharing with neighbors in dire need.

The winner of three Georgia Author of the Year awards, Mueller based “Fly, Fly Away” on meticulous research and extensive interviews with many participants and experts. Historical facts are developed and showcased with creative story-telling and memorable characters.

Entrance to the meet and great is complimentary with an RSVP at Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/HFLMuellerAuthorSigning.

In addition to author signings, the nonprofit History Fort Lauderdale also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display for Women’s History Month is “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photo exhibit. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

For tickets and more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Divas Thru The Ages” 3/7/20

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “Divas Thru The Ages”
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Buy Tickets
Cost: General admission tickets for “Divas Thru The Ages” are $25, VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) is celebrating female music legends and others from the past 100 years during their spring show, “Divas Thru The Ages.” Attendees will enjoy timeless hits that will live on forever from favorites like Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Tina Turner.

This musical journey will feature hits from Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor, Idina Menzel, Bette Midler and the Andrew Sisters. Recognizable songs will include “New York, New York” by Liza Minnelli, “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle, a medley of “Man That Got Away” and “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland plus more!

General admission tickets for “Divas Thru The Ages” are $25, VIP tickets with priority seating are priced at $40, plus a small service fee and are available online at http://ftlgmc.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling (954) 832-0060.

Jazz In The Gardens 3/14/20, 3/15/20

Jazz In The Gardens
Saturday, 03/14/2020 – 03/15/2020 03:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Website
Cost: $89-$168

With a vibe so chill and a lineup this explosive, it’s no wonder the 15th annual Jazz In The Gardens, March 14 & 15, is the hottest ticket in America! It’s a celebration of soulful music with legends like Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, The Roots and Kirk Franklin sharing the stage with new and talented favorites like H.E.R – with more amazing artists still to be announced! This two-day festival is undoubtedly a “must attend” event in Spring 2020 with all roads leading to South Florida, so be sure to get your tickets now! With various ticket options, every jazz and R&B lover is bound to find the perfect seat for their ideal experience. This lineup is set to blaze the Jazz in the Gardens stage so don’t miss it!

Sanctuary of the Arts Opening Weekend Celebration 12/20/19

Sanctuary of the Arts Opening Weekend Celebration
Friday, 12/20/2019 – 12/23/2019 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sanctuary of the Arts
410 Andalusia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Celebrate the opening of Sanctuary of the Arts with four days of free live performances by musicians, dancers, theater artists, and poets! Featuring Magic City Opera, Trad305, Brasoul, Cortadito, and more! Bring a blanket and enjoy creative activities for all ages, shop for artisanal goods, and take a tour of this new arts institution in the heart of Coral Gables. December 20th to 23rd at Festival Square, on Andalusia Avenue across the street from Coral Gables City Hall. Festivities begin with a Ribbon-cutting on December 20th at 5pm.

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP 12/7/19

The Theatre at DimensionsEXP
Sunday, 12/07/2019 – 12/08/2019 08:00 pm – 05:00 am
ITG Miami
8 South Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free before 11:00pm

“Come to The Theatre at Dimensions for a truly unique and suhweet nightlife experience”
Hosted by Rios Dios Mio
Musical performances by:
dj Stryke, Anteye, Jonathan Cowan, N-Hance, Xander
Burlesque performances by:
Moon River Cabaret Miami

Ladies drink free until 12
Show your DimensionsEXP ticket stub for complimentary entry all night

Made possible by:
ITG Miami/Innovative Minds/DimensionsEXP/Sweet Tooth Skully

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry 11/29/19

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry
Friday, 11/29/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Attend the 16th longest regular poetry reading in the United States!
Moderated by Jonathan Rose since 1992, the theme this month
(optional) is Thanksgiving. Read poetry in any language. Come to
read or listen–the audience is always important.
The alternative to Black Friday!

Pen Women Writers Club 12/5/19

Pen Women Writers Club
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar
5283 W Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, Florida 33428
Website
Cost: Free

Writers, authors and playwrights who are in the Pen Women Club will attend to the Pen Women event at the Big Apple Shopping Bazaar. Writers will be talking about their books and offering them for sale. It’s all about books and plays.

Last Friday Poetry Reading 10/25/19

Last Friday Poetry Reading
Friday, 10/25/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Buy Tickets
Cost: Free

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry Reading—
This reading ranks #16 for regular poetry
readings in the United States. Moderated by
Jonathan Rose, it is open to all types of poetry
(in all languages).
The theme this month (if you dare) is
Halloween!

Hilarity & Soul: Comedy and Poetry Open Mic Night 10/17/19

Hilarity & Soul: Comedy and Poetry Open Mic Night
Thursday, 10/17/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 North Federal Highway, #C4,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: free

Enjoy an evening of entertainment during Hilarity & Soul, where comedy and poetry collide. Hosted by expert performer and writer Ryan Buynak, this event gives new and seasoned performers alike a chance to show off their talent for punchlines or free verse. Café Collective will warmly welcome its first act promptly at 8:00 pm. Registration for performers begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is free for all.

Java Cafe 10th Anniversary Celebration 12/14/19

Java Cafe 10th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 12/14/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Janie M. Fryson
1769 NW 119th St,
Miami, Florida 33167
Eventbrite
Cost: 25

JAVA CAFE 10TH Anniversary Celebration
Live Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Food, Drinks, Open Mic- ALL INCLUDED
Inspirational poetry, live music, spoken word, delicious food and tasty mocktails
Live band and great networking

Raw Storytelling: Hindsight 8/8/19

Raw Storytelling: Hindsight
Thursday, 08/08/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Café Collective is bringing the community together to share, discover and unite through storytelling. Unfiltered and uncensored, the event will be centered around the theme: Altered State which allows each storyteller to share their experiences in a judgment-free space. The event will be held from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and attendees can register for the event by visiting RAWStorytelling.org.

New City Players Lab 7/29/19

New City Players Lab
Monday, 07/29/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

NCP Lab invites creatives of all kinds for an evening of connection, collaboration, and support. Have a monologue you’re working on? Or a song you wrote? A stand-up set? A poem? Café Collective is proud to be a safe hub for all artists wanting to share and receive feedback from each other. Anyone looking for inspiration and insight is welcome at no charge!

The Niki Nikki Art Show 7/19/19

The Niki Nikki Art Show
Friday, 07/19/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Court,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
RSVP / Register
Cost: FREE

The Niki Nikki Art Show:
Metal & Masks
#NikiLopezPresents
#thenikinikkiartshow

Opening Night + Performance: Friday, July 19 | 6pm-10pm

Step right up into the provocative world of Niki Lopez & Nikki Detourbutterfly to experience this duo art exhibition featuring new masks and metal works.

Niki Lopez and Nikki ‘Detourbutterfly’ are both South Florida artists and filmmakers. Their many similarities inspired them to explore this unique duo exhibition. Both artists will be showcasing various works including new work from a collaboration with photographer Ethan Dangerwing of Vulture Image.

This will be Niki Lopez’s 11th annual exhibition at the 1310 Gallery – Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts.

Music by : Kulcha Shok + Open Mic

Complimentary cupcakes courtesy of Sweet Tower Novelty Cakes & Confections. Donation cash bar.

About the 1310 Gallery: The 1310 Gallery at the Artspace Sailboat Bend Lofts is an art community in downtown Fort Lauderdale that was created by Art Space and opened in 2008. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly with several open studios. Because each exhibition is curated by a different resident artist, there is a diverse array of media and talent throughout the year. Past exhibitions have included: Painting, Mixed media, Photography, Sculpture, Video art, Music, dance, workshops and film screenings.

Hilarity and Soul: Comedy and Poetry Open Mic Night 7/25/19

Hilarity and Soul: Comedy and Poetry Open Mic Night
Thursday, 07/25/2019 – 07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening of entertainment during Hilarity & Soul, where comedy and poetry collide. Hosted by expert performer and writer Ryan Buynak, this event gives new and seasoned performers alike a chance to show off their talent for punchlines or free verse. Café Collective will warmly welcome its first act promptly at 8:00 pm. Registration for performers begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is free for all.

Cafe Jamz: Open Mic Night 7/26/19

Cafe Jamz: Open Mic Night
Friday, 07/26/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highay,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening of live performances at Café Jamz from 8:00 pm – 10 p.m. Attendees will discover new music and connect with fellow peers, all within the backdrop of Café Collective.

Toast to America at CityPlace Doral 7/4/19

Toast to America at CityPlace Doral
Thursday, 07/04/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
3450 NW 83RD Avenue Doral,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33166
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Cost: Free

This Independence Day, raise a glass to freedom at CityPlace Doral’s Toast to America bash from 6:30pm to 9pm. Enjoy an evening filled with great food, cocktail specials, fireworks show, and live music by DJ Mezmriz and special guest MarkoPerez.

Cafe Jamz: Open Mic Night 6/28/2019

Cafe Jamz: Open Mic Night
Friday, 06/28/2019 – 06/28/2019 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 North Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening of live performances at Café Jamz from 8:00 pm – 10 p.m. Attendees will discover new music and connect with fellow peers, all within the backdrop of Café Collective.

Mango Mania Festival 2019 7/6/19, 7/7/19

Mango Mania Festival 2019
Saturday, 07/06/2019 – 07/07/2019 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Casaplanta Garden Center
6825 SW 127th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33183
Website
Cost: Free

Celebrate the most popular fruit in the world with us at Casaplanta Garden Center! With over 30 varieties of mango trees to select from, we are the place to go for locally grown mango trees and other fruit trees! Our 2nd Annual Mango Mania Festival will be held at Casaplanta Garden Center on July 6th and 7th (Saturday & Sunday) from 9AM – 4PM. The event will have:
– FREE mango tastings
– 30+ varieties of mango trees and mangoes for sale
– Raffles for the chance to win free mango trees and mangoes
– A vendor village with local food and beverage vendors, handmade crafts and art vendors
– Paint-a-pot for children to decorate their own plant pots, and face-painting
– Live music & More!
See you then! :)
Event Location: Casaplanta Garden Center 6825 SW 127th Ave, Miami, FL 33183
Instagram: @casaplantamiami, Facebook: Casaplanta Garden Center

Hilarity and Soul Comedy and Poetry Open Mic Night 6/20/19

Hilarity and Soul Comedy and Poetry Open Mic Night
Thursday, 06/20/2019 – 07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Café Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening of entertainment during Hilarity & Soul, where comedy and poetry collide. Hosted by expert performer and writer Ryan Buynak, this event gives new and seasoned performers alike a chance to show off their talent for punchlines or free verse. Café Collective will warmly welcome its first act promptly at 8:00 pm. Registration for performers begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is free for all.

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Legna Rodríguez Iglesias 6/26/19

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
Wednesday, 06/26/2019 – 07:30 pm –
Soya e Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Born in Camaguey, Cuba, in 1984 Rodríguez Iglesias is the author of Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog francés (My Favorite Girlfriend Is a French Bulldog) (Alfaguara 2017), and works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, children’s books, and theater. She has won a number of prestigious national and international awards, most recently the Paz Prize for Poetry in 2016 for her collection of poems, Miami Century Fox.

New City Players Lab 5/20/19

New City Players Lab
Monday, 05/20/2019 – 05/20/2019 07:15 pm – 09:15 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Admission is free for all.

NCP Lab invites creatives of all kinds for an evening of connection, collaboration, and support. Have a monologue you’re working on? Or a song you wrote? A stand-up set? A poem? Café Collective is proud to be a safe hub for all artists wanting to share and receive feedback from each other. Anyone looking for inspiration and insight is welcome at no charge!

New City Players: City Speaks Storytelling 5/30/19

New City Players: City Speaks Storytelling
Thursday, 05/30/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Café Collective
100 N Federal Highway, Suite #C4,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

New City Players is bringing the community together for an evening of storytelling, truth speaking and listening. Unfiltered and uncensored, City Speaks allows the people of Fort Lauderdale to speak their minds and be heard. The event will be held from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and attendees can register to speak at the event by visiting http://www.newcityplayers.org/cityspeaks/

Superhero Day at Barter Wynwood 4/28/19

Superhero Day at Barter Wynwood
Sunday, 04/28/2019 – 04:00 pm – 01:00 am
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Barter Wynwood is honoring superheroes both fictional and real. Join us for a super celebration featuring creative cocktails, great music and a superhero costume contest for cash prizes. Register to attend and get access to our Super Open Bar featuring 2 full hours of complimentary drinks. So what are you waiting for, get into character and let’s celebrate National Superhero Day on Sunday, April 28th.

SUPER SPECIALS
– 2 Hour Open Bar (4PM to 6PM) – Registration Required
– $10 Super Hero Cocktails (All Day & Night)
– Buy 1 Bottle, Get 2nd Bottle Free (All Day & Night)

COSTUME CONTEST
– Super Hero Costume Contest – $250 in Prizes

Not all heroes have to wear capes, have superpowers, or battle villains. You too can be a superhero by donating to AIDS Walk Miami. A portion of the proceeds from our Superhero Day will be benefiting our friends at AIDS Walk Miami so that we can all do our part to be a hero to someone in need.

Music by Wasabi & Zilla

#nationalsuperheroday
#barterwynwood
#aidswalkmiami

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/19, 5/2/19, 5/3/19, 5/4/19, 5/5/19, 5/6/19, 5/7/19, 5/8/19, 5/9/19, 5/10/19


10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 05/10/2019 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
CIC Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 100 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference.

In recent years, people have become increasingly divided across lines of difference. Incidents of hate have increased, and tolerance for differing ideas has decreased. For ten days each year, we challenge the entire community to break down silos and engage in acts of connection, to build empathy, to increase understanding, and to refocus on our shared humanity.

Join in! Our community will be stronger when we all commit to focusing on what unites us instead of what divides us. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents2019.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami on Facebook, @10dofc on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at.

For more information visit, http://bit.ly/10DaysOfConnection.

Contact:
For additional information and/or questions contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
www.hello@10daysofconnection.org
(786) 327-3634

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents the Reading Series: To Write Miami with Fabienne Josaphat 5/15/19

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents the Reading Series: To Write Miami with Fabienne Josaphat
Wednesday, 05/15/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Soya e Pomodoro
2502, 120 NE 1st St,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College will present To Write Miami, a series of readings by Miami authors that explores the city’s fascinating relationship with literature. The participating author, Fabienne Josaphat recently made the Notable Essays mentions in Best American Essays 2016 for “Summer is an Empty House”.

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents the Reading Series: To Write Miami with Pedro Medina León and Hernán Vera Álvarez (Event in Spanish) 5/29/19

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents the Reading Series: To Write Miami with Pedro Medina León and Hernán Vera Álvarez (Event in Spanish)
Wednesday, 05/29/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Soya e Pomodoro
2502, 120 NE 1st St,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College will present To Write Miami, a series of readings by Miami authors Pedro Medina León and Hernán Vera Álvarez. Pedro Medina León is the author of the acclaimed novel Varsovia (Florida Book Award 2017). Hernán Vera Álvarez has been featured in magazines and newspapers in the United States and Latin America such as El Nuevo Herald, Meansheets, Loft Magazine, El Sentinel, Sea-Latino, TintaFrescaUS, La Nación, and Clarín.

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Patricia Engel 4/24/19

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Patricia Engel
Wednesday, 04/24/2019 – 07:30 pm –
Soya e Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College will present To Write Miami, a series of readings by Miami authors that explores the city’s fascinating relationship with literature. The participating author, Patricia Engel won the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and won the International Latino Book Award for “It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris”.

New City Players Lab 3/25/19

New City Players Lab
Monday, 03/25/2019 – 07:15 pm – 09:15 pm
Café Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

NCP Lab invites creatives of all kinds for an evening of connection, collaboration, and support. Have a monologue you’re working on? Or a song you wrote? A stand up set? A poem? Café Collective is proud to be a safe hub for all artists wanting to share and receive feedback from each other. Anyone looking for inspiration and insight is welcome at no charge!

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival 2/22/19, 2/23/19,2/24/19

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 02/24/2019 07:00 pm – 11:55 pm
The Lyric Theatre
819 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
Buy Tickets
Cost: $20 – $200

If you are in the South Florida area, I would like to invite you to the 22nd Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival.
Friday – jazz & poetry night.
Saturday student workshops (open invite to band directors & music students of all ages)
Sunday – Red Carpet & Festival Concert

Come and join us for a full weekend of Real Jazz, Poetry, Dancing, and Art!

South Florida’s Real Jazz Festival,
Continuing the Legacy of Jazz!

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival 2/22/19, 2/23/19,2/24/19

The 22 Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival
Friday, 02/22/2019 – 02/24/2019 07:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Historic Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami,, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: $20 – $200

Brent Charles is performing the Opening Night!

Accompanied by the incredibly, talented musicians and poets, including Doug Emery – Piano, Donald C. Thomas -Drums, Senegal Apostolo – Bass!

Poets: Quick, Analogy, Red Writing Hood, & Elaina Whorley!
Come and join us for a full weekend of Real Jazz, Poetry, Dancing, and Art!
South Florida’s Real Jazz Festival,
Continuing the Legacy of Jazz!

Brent Charles is performing the Opening Night *

Fri. Feb. 22nd with the incredibly talented musicians and poets, including Doug Emery – Piano, Donald C. Thomas -Drums, Senegal Apostolo – Bass!

Poets: Quick, Analogy, Red Writing Hood, & Elaina Whorley!

Raw Storytelling- In Too Deep 1/10/19

Raw Storytelling- In Too Deep
Thursday, 01/10/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Café Collective
Unit C4-3, 100 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Café Collective is bringing the community together to share, discover and unite through storytelling.
Unfiltered and uncensored, the event will be centered around the theme: In Too Deep which allows each storyteller to share their experiences in a judgment-free space. The event will be held from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and attendees can register for the event by visiting RAWStorytelling.org.

Best of Backroom 12/29/18

Best of Backroom
Saturday, 12/29/2018 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
X Miami Apartments
X Miami Apartments, 230 NE 4th St,
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10

What began as a small function amongst friends has now successfully become a platform for locals in Miami-Dade County. Celebrating another 365 days of culture in the 305, Backroom Sessions closes out 2018 with its 2 year anniversary showcase, “Best Of Backroom”. Featuring the cream of the crop in homegrown talent, the multi-genre concert will be filled with local Visual & Performing Arts activations that highlight the creative communities. These will be complemented by vendors offering a selection of merchandise, food, & drinks that are custom to the culture found down here at the Bottom of the Map. Hosted by local influencer Sean Bang, Best Of Backroom will take place at The X Miami on Saturday December 29th at 6 PM. Come through and show love to the locals putting on for the city.

Last Friday Open Poetry Reading 10/26/18

Last Friday Open Poetry Reading
Friday, 10/26/2018 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Famous Last Friday Poetry Series at Books & Books is among the
oldest regular poetry readings in the United States (#16). Jonathan Rose
has been its moderator since 1992, but the readings have taken place since
the bookstore opened in Oct. of 1982.
Bring a poem or two of your own or one of your own and another by a
favorite poet. Read in any language. This is your chance. Positive
atmosphere. If you’ve never read aloud before, this is the place to start.

CityPlace Doral Presents Hispanic Heritage Festival of Arts and Poetry 10/18/18

CityPlace Doral Presents Hispanic Heritage Festival of Arts and Poetry
Thursday, 10/18/2018 – 10/19/2018 03:00 pm – 09:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
8300 NW 36th St, Doral, FL 33166,
Doral, Florida 33166
Website
Cost:

CityPlace Doral is proud to present the first Hispanic Heritage Arts & Literature Festival on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19. Created in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Literature Organization and Miami-Dade County Public Affairs, the two-night event will showcase some of the most beloved Hispanic literature, and invite guests to experience cherished Latin poems, readings and arts.

RedEye Beyond 7/14/18

RedEye Beyond
Saturday, 07/14/2018 – 07/14/2018 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15-100

Live bands. Indie films. Spoken word. Live art. A surprise at every turn! RedEye dares you to let loose as artists of every genre create a wild underground art extravaganza.

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/18 – 5/10/18

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Tuesday, 05/01/2018 – 05/10/2018 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
Various locations throughout South Florida
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 130 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami305 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at 10daysofconnection.org.

For any additional questions please contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
joan@radicalpartners.net
(786) 327-3634

MOAD MDC – Richard Blanco: Poetry Along the Bay 4/27/18

MOAD MDC – Richard Blanco: Poetry Along the Bay
Friday, 04/27/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132

Cost: $15 general admission; $10 MDC Faculty and Staff; $5 students with ID; free to MDC students with RSVP and ID

Long inspired by the cultural diversity and beauty of Miami, the city where he spent most of his life, acclaimed Cuban American poet Richard Blanco will read from his works during an evening cruise onboard the Miami Lady. As the boat sails on Biscayne Bay under the stars, past illuminated landmarks old and new, audiences will hear a poetry that grapples with the state of the world and our place in it, and demonstrates why Miami remains an incubator for artistic talent in many fields.

An influential poet and story teller, Richard Blanco invites audiences to reconnect to the heart of human experience. Born in Madrid to Cuban exiled parents and raised in Miami, he has created a body of work characterized by the negotiation of cultural identity and place. He is the author of the award-winning memoirs The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood and For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey; the poetry chapbooks Matters of the Sea, One Today, and Boston Strong; the poetry collections Looking for the Gulf Motel, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and City of a Hundred Fires; a children’s book of his inaugural poem, “One Today,” illustrated by Dav Pilkey; and Boundaries, a collaboration with photographer Jacob Hessler. With Ruth Behar, he is co-creator of the blog Bridges to/from Cuba: Lifting the Emotional Embargo, which provides a cultural and artistic platform for sharing the real lives and complex emotional histories of thousands of Cubans across the globe. He has been a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and received honorary doctorates from Macalester College, Colby College, and the University of Rhode Island. He has continued to write occasional poems for organizations and events such as the re-opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana.

Event will take place on Miami Lady, Island Queen Cruises
Cruise will be leaving from Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

MOAD MDC – Jack Hirschman: Poetry and Jazz 4/28/18

MOAD MDC – Jack Hirschman: Poetry and Jazz
Saturday, 04/28/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141

Cost: Free with RSVP

Poetry and Jazz finds San Francisco writer Jack Hirschman joined by the Terni Jazz Orchestra Ensemble for an innovative evening of music, poetry, and politics, featuring the poet’s distinctive voice as an integral part of original music compositions. The longstanding collaboration between Hirschman and the group of Italian musicians, led by composer/arranger Marco Collazzoni and saxophonist Francesco Guzzetta, began at the International Poetry Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia, thanks to the patronage of Casa della Poesia di Salerno, and culminated with the recording of a CD presented at Teatro Valle in Rome in 2014.

Hirschman is one of the most distinctive voices of the American counterculture, known for his radical engagement with both poetry and politics. His long literary career as acclaimed poet, essayist, and translator is interlaced with artists like Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Born in 1933, he grew up in the Bronx and, as a young man, had an early brush with fame when Ernest Hemingway wrote him a letter, later published as “A Letter to a Young Writer.” Hirschman has lived in California since the 1970s. In 2002, he received the Book Award Life Achievement from the Before Columbus Foundation and in 2006 he was named Poet Laureate of San Francisco. Hirschman has published more than fifty volumes of poetry and has translated radical poets from around the world from Russian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Albanian, Yiddish, Vietnamese, and Creole.

The Miami Flea: Local Love Edition 2/18/18

The Miami Flea: Local Love Edition
Sunday, 02/18/2018 – 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
The Miami Flea
1445 North Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

This month’s edition of the always-popular Miami Flea will put even more of a spotlight on homegrown talent. The special “local love” installment of the open-air event will feature countless offerings from resident artists, craftspeople and food vendors, as well as live shows by area musicians, including Lone Wolf OMB, Elastic Bond, and The Polar Boys. Grab a plate of gourmet delights in the Grub Garden or a cocktail at Mac’s Pub. For the little ones, the Kids’ Corner is always a hotspot for craft-making, face-painting and more. Still looking for a belated Valentine’s Day gift? With his typewriter at the ready, The Biscayne Poet will be onsite to draft an improvised poem at your request.

P.O.T.S. presents Black History Expo 2/24/18

P.O.T.S. presents Black History Expo
Saturday, 02/24/2018 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Northside Plaza
20404 NW 22nd place,
Miami, Florida 33147

Cost: Free

Bring the family out and celebrate a day in black history with the P.O.T.S. Foundation! Live poetry, Hip-Hop flutist, singers, rappers, you name it! watch visual artists freestyle on the canvas! Participate in a black history trivia contest! Watch Jan-Ice perform “Stand My Ground!”

Jumana Emil Abboud: Out of the Shadows III 2/23/18

Jumana Emil Abboud: Out of the Shadows III
Friday, 02/23/2018 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Wolfson Auditorium
300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132

Cost: Free

In Out of the Shadows III, Jumana Emil Abboud asks “What do places speak of?” This audio-visual performance includes Palestinian folk-tales and traditional oral histories. These stories that inspire the artist have always emphasized the importance of relationships with the landscape and with sources of water. Evoking her Palestinian roots and the places to which she is deeply connected—Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Galilee—the artist uses music, poems, and drawings to weave together past and present, contemporary reality and the unseen world with its jinns and ghoulehs. For this world premiere, Abboud collaborates with Issa Freij, and the artists reflect on their experiences during a four-year film project as they searched for the haunted sites of which the tales tell. Their interactive storytelling explores folk customs, sacred objects, and enchanted locations to underscore themes of memory, loss, and resilience.

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry 1/26/18

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry
Friday, 01/26/2018 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Books and Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: Free

Jonathan Rose has been moderating this open poetry reading (the last Friday of every month)
since 1992 [It ranks #16 nationally since the event has been held since B & B opened in 1982.]
People are encouraged to attend whether or not they are poets (to read from poetry books found
in the bookstore).

Saturday Sessions 1/6/17

Saturday Sessions
Saturday, 01/06/2018 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Megaphone
808 NW 13th Terrace,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
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Cost: Free

An exciting monthly event featuring poets, actors, singers, and more in a festival-type atmosphere in the heart of Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

Saturday Sessions is a monthly gathering bringing dynamic performances to the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale (Historic Sistrunk). It is a free community event featuring live theatre, music, poetry, and more.

At Saturday Sessions, community organizations will have opportunities to advertise their services, and small businesses will have a platform to grow and engage new audiences. The mission of Saturday Sessions is to create an authentic cultural exchange between emerging artists and a community prepared to support them.

This has been made possible by support from the following Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, The Robert Elmore Family Fund and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.

Yiddishkayt Initiative presents the South Florida Premiere of the highly acclaimed Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre production Reflections of a Lost Poet Starring Avi Hoffman 12/13/17-12/24/17

Yiddishkayt Initiative presents the South Florida Premiere of the highly acclaimed Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre production Reflections of a Lost Poet Starring Avi Hoffman
Wednesday, 12/13/2017 – 12/24/2017 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center’s (MAR-JCC) Cultural Arts Theatre (JCAT)
18900 NE 25th Avenue,
North Miami Beach, Florida 33180

Cost:

MIAMI, FL – Renowned actor Avi Hoffman will star in the South Florida premiere of Reflections of A Lost Poet. Reflections will run at The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center’s (MAR-JCC) Cultural Arts Theatre (JCAT) from Wednesday, December 13 through Sunday, December 24, 2017.
Reflections of A Lost Poet will be performed in the original Yiddish language with both English and Spanish supertitles. Performances in Yiddish with English supertitles have proven to be a success, as with Mr. Hoffman’s Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway performance of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in Yiddish and Paula Vogel’s Indecent, seen last year on Broadway and on PBS, in which some of the dialog was in Yiddish.
Reflections of A Lost Poet, written by acclaimed playwright Miriam Hoffman, (who is also Avi’s mother and was recently inducted into the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame), is a one-man tour de force following the life and times of Itzik Manger, considered one of the greatest Yiddish poets. The play is a serious, occasionally funny, monologue comprised of songs and poems, capturing Manger’s joy and anguish during the tumultuous years of Europe’s burgeoning Jewish culture, before it was decimated by WWII. The Megillah of Itzik Manger was the last musical performed on Broadway, entirely in Yiddish, in 1968.
“It will be one of my most meaningful performances, as it’s written by my mother and I’ll be speaking solely in Yiddish, which is the heart and soul of the great poet Itzik Manger’s work,” said Avi Hoffman. “For the past few years, my mother and I have reestablished the Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre, which aims to keep the Yiddish culture alive. The fact that this show will be performed in Yiddish, with English and Spanish subtitles, is a step in helping us reach our goal.”

WHERE: The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center’s (MAR-JCC) Cultural Arts Theatre (JCAT)
18900 NE 25th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL

WHEN: December 13 – 24, 2017
Wednesday, December 13 at 8pm
Saturday, December 16 at 8pm
Sunday, December 17 at 7pm
Wednesday, December 20 at 2pm & 8pm
Saturday, December 23 at 8pm
Sunday, December 24 at 1pm

TICKETS: General Admission: $36, Seniors: $25, Students: $18
Purchase tickets here www.jcctheater.com

If you’d like to attend any of the performances, please RSVP directly to Margie at margie@jwipr.com. For more information about the Yiddishkayt Initiative, please visit www.YiddishkaytInitiative.org.

Saturday Sessions 12/2/17

Saturday Sessions
Saturday, 12/02/2017 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Megaphone
808 NW 13th Terrace,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
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Cost: Free

Saturday Sessions is a monthly gathering bringing dynamic performances to the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale (Historic Sistrunk). It is a free community event featuring live theatre, music, poetry, and more.

At Saturday Sessions, community organizations will have opportunities to advertise their services, and small businesses will have a platform to grow and engage new audiences. The mission of Saturday Sessions is to create an authentic cultural exchange between emerging artists and a community prepared to support them.

A Night in Paris with Chopin and Malibran 12/3/17

A Night in Paris with Chopin and Malibran
Sunday, 12/03/2017 – 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Steinway Piano Gallery
4104 Ponce De Leon BLVD,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free Entrance

The Art Salon, a reenactment of a typical evening, with dialogues and an intimate concert at the Merlin residence.

Feedback 12/7/17

Feedback
Thursday, 12/07/2017 – 08:00 pm –
Arts Garage
94th NE 2nd Ave,
Delray Beach, Florida 33444
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Cost: $10-$12

Calling all poets, writers, and lyricists! Join us for a night of linguistic word play at Delray’s New Poetry Open Mic Hosted by Chunky. 1st Thursday of every month. Let the power of the spoken word transform your Thursday.

HURRICANE Photo Book Exhibition to Launch Miami Book Fair – Spectacular Images Transform Devastation into Art 11/12/17

HURRICANE Photo Book Exhibition to Launch Miami Book Fair – Spectacular Images Transform Devastation into Art
Sunday, 11/12/2017 – 11/19/2017 12:00 pm –
Miami Book Fair
300 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

Miami Book Fair kicks off this year on Sunday, November 12th, with a photo exhibition for HURRICANE, a new book by Miami photographer, Barry Fellman, with spectacular photos that transform devastation into art. The book includes essays by hurricane hero Bryan Norcross, and Vicki Goldberg, art critic of the NY Times.

HURRICANE will be featured when MDC president Eduardo Padrón opens the Miami Book Fair November 12, and is the only book with an exhibition at the Fair. Large scale photos will displayed at the main event venue The Porch throughout the week, and there will be a conversation with author and Bryan Norcross on October 18 at 10:30 am.

More information is available at www.hurricaneandrew.com.

Open Mic Tuesdays August Show Feat C Monsters 8/22/17

Open Mic Tuesdays August Show Feat C Monsters
Tuesday, 08/22/2017 – 08/22/2017 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Art Serve
1350 E. Sunrise,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $5

Open Mic Tuesdays
Aug 22nd

Redeye Headlining Performer:
The C Monsters

Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh.

Doors Open – 6:30 pm
Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale 33304

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb! We welcome talent from all walks of life: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word poets, comedians and more. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you.

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up FAST. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance, to secure his/her time slot here: http://www.artserve.org/products-page/art-gift-shop/open-mic-tuesdays/.

Content is open rated. Please note, we are open to crowds of ALL AGES.
Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house.

Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm. Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

This event repeats 4TH Tuesday Of The Month.

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities, and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed

Book Presentation | Tell My Mother I Gone to Cuba: Stories of Early 20th-Century Migration 9/27/17

Book Presentation | Tell My Mother I Gone to Cuba: Stories of Early 20th-Century Migration
Wednesday, 09/27/2017 – 09/27/2017 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: free

Book Presentation featuring Dr. Sharon Milagro Marshall, award-winning journalist and corporate communication professional from Barbados. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, and the African & African Diaspora Studies Program. Free and open to the public. To RSVP and for more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

What’s Your Elephant Art Exhibit 7/15/17

What’s Your Elephant Art Exhibit
Saturday, 07/15/2017 – 08/12/2017 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artists Loft
1310 SW 2nd Court, 110,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
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Cost: FREE

The Elephant in the Room is an idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored, or otherwise unaddressed. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide a safe place for issues and topics that are normally hidden from public view. Through visual and performance art, the artists participating in this event will share secrets and taboos, discussing openly to find solutions for individual and collective emancipation. Attendees are invited to enter the ‘Confessional’, an interactive safe space installation to share their ‘elephant’.

What’s Your Elephant will be hosted by 1310 Gallery residents Niki Lopez, visual artist, & designer, and Alana DaCosta, multidisciplinary artist.

Featured artists include: Niki Lopez, Alana DaCosta, AJ Grossman, Ana Rossi, Cheryl Brown, Macarena Zilveti, Mila Hajjar, Cesca Veo, Alex Tuzinsky, Chire Regans, Tabatha Mudra, Jose Silva, Yudelka Tavera, Zeal Harris, Artists for Black Lives Matter collective and SunServe Youth

Opening night performance featuring: Alana DaCosta, Profound Breath, We’re Weird, and Nephii Love, Bishop and Venus Rising Drum and Dance Troupe

Lopez and DaCosta will also host an interactive workshop called “What’s Your Elephant”, where participants can use creative arts in a safe space to reveal individual or societal “elephants”. “The obvious is oftentimes ignored and swept under the rug. Some people may chose to never face it,” says DaCosta, who also has a MS in Mental Health Counseling. “Yet, we all have creative energy and have the power of choice to free ourselves of whatever makes us uncomfortable. Through creative expression, many can learn to address the issue and share with others who most likely have their own elephant”.
“It’s about acknowledging it (the elephant), owning it, so that it doesn’t define you.” Says Lopez, an artist and activist with her own elephant that will be revealed at the exhibit.

As a part of this movement, Lopez & DaCosta ask that the public participate by submitting their unspoken truth AND use the hashtag #whatsyourelephant on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram.

Community Partner: SunServe- SunServe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social services agency serving the LGBTQ community in South Florida. Mission: Recognizing that the entire LGBTQ community has the right to quality care, our mission is to provide critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged, marginalized youth and senior adults in the greater South Florida metropolitan area.

Sponsors include: Broward Cultural Division, Niki Lopez Creative, Very GTV, KR8tiVE Uprising, Crown Wine, Sideways Confections, Itals Vegan, Hemplade and the 1310 Gallery.

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

This exhibition contains materials of a sensitive nature, viewers discretion is advised.

1310 Gallery is an artist-run collective that offers over 2400 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s live/work facility, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly and also hosts performances and workshops. 2013 Broward New Times “Best Art Gallery of the Year”. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions. For further information please call 305-975-6262.

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry 6/30/17

Famous Last Friday Open Poetry
Friday, 06/30/2017 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Books & Books (Gables)
265 Aragon,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: Free

Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry at Books and Books: Jonathan Rose has been moderating this reading since 1992, the longest regular monthly poetry reading in town (since Books & Books opened in 1982)— one of the 50 longest-running regular readings in the U.S. [#16]

Read one or two poems of your own, one of another poet and one of yours, or one of another poet, or simply come and listen to others, since, after all, the audience is most important. If you’ve never done it, this is your chance. [You know you want to.]

Calling All Poets 6/17/17

Calling All Poets
Saturday, 06/17/2017 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 am
HARRISART
4432 S 74 Ave,
Miami, Florida 33155
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Cost: Free

Write It… Read It…. POETRY PLUS returns to HARRISART In conjunction with “Drive By Shootings & Walk About Snap-Shots” a photography exhibition capturing Miami’s unique urban landscape.

Poets are invited to read their original works and/or urban-inspired poetry or get inspired by the exhibit and create a quick poem on the spot about the exhibit. DM Jane Harris if you are interested in reading.

HARRISART | 4432 SW 74th Ave | Miami 33155 | 786.390.5447

Backroom Sessions Volume 5 6/25/17

Backroom Sessions Volume 5
Sunday, 06/25/2017 – 01:00 pm –
The Fish House
10000 SW 56th St #41,
Miami, Florida 33165
Website
Cost: $5 – $15

Beat the heat & join the sesh at Backroom Sessions Vol. 5 Talent from across the city have come together to put on a production for the South.
If you think the sun is hot, wait till you see the melting pot of genres that diversifies the mic in our Backroom.

Catch some sweet tunes and some fresh air as bands take the Dead Bros Stage alongside #NelsonStrong BeerPong & Live Painting Sponsored by Blick Art Materials

Introducing: The Written Real Gallery
A Gallery Style space catered to artists and curated for culture. Enjoy an intimate experience fixated on good vibes.

If you’ve joined the movement once before, welcome back. If it’s your first time, welcome to the family.

Open Mic Tuesdays 6/27/17

Open Mic Tuesdays
Tuesday, 06/27/2017 – 06/27/2017 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Art Serve
1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: 5

Open Mic Tuesdays
June 27th Edition

With Featured Performer:
Beauty Lies

Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh.

Doors Open – 6:30 pm
Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale 33304

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb. We welcome talent from all walks of life: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word poets, comedians and more. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you!

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up Fast. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance, to secure his/her time slot here: http://www.artserve.org/products-page/art-gift-shop/open-mic-tuesdays/.

Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house!

Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm.
Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

This event repeats 4TH Tuesday Of The Month!

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed!

Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry 5/26/17

Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry
Friday, 05/26/2017 – 05/26/2017 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: Free

Jonathan Rose has been moderating this reading since 1992, the longest regular monthly poetry reading in town (since Books & Books opened in 1982)— one of the 50 longest-running regular readings in the U.S. [#16] Read one or two poems of your own, one of another poet and one of yours, or one of another poet, or simply come and listen to others, since, after all, the audience is most important. If you’ve never done it, this is your chance. [You know you want to.]

Shits n Giggles Open Mic 5/21/17

Shits n Giggles Open Mic
Sunday, 05/21/2017 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Yo Space Gallery & Studios
294 NE 62nd St,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free

Stand up comedians and graff writers have a lot in common – both hustling nonstop to make their visions a reality. This coming Sunday at Yo Space Gallery & Studios we’re going to prove it by throwing these two cultures a shindig where these artforms can thrive.
This innovative new night will welcome graffiti writers and street artists to swap slaps and sketchbooks (think: Writer’s Bench http://www.at149st.com/bench.html) and add in an open mic starting midway into the night, including comedy, spoken word, music and more.
Hosted by comics Regi Desjardins and Abe Perez, there’ll be plenty going on to keep you entertained while you get down in a sketchbook or trade some stickers with fellow collectors.
We’ll have refreshments, and as always ping pong table and N64 to fill in the gaps and everything else you need for a laid back good time.

Connect Miami 5/22/17 – 5/31/17


Connect Miami
Monday, 05/22/2017 – 05/31/2017 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami-Dade County
Miami- Dade County,
Miami, Florida 33128
Website
Cost: Free

Connect Miami is a community-led initiative to promote increased kindness, empathy, connection and inclusion in Miami-Dade. For 10 days, everyone across Miami-Dade is encouraged take the challenge to connect with others who are not like them, host or attend connection experiences, and join the conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305.

From panels on criminal justice and meals with Syrian refugees to walking tours of historic neighborhoods and visits to Homestead’s farmlands, there are countless ways to get connected, meet new people, and share stories around town. A full calendar of event listings and participation resources are available on the Connect Miami website.

You can also join us virtually by following and engaging in conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305. Follow Connect Miami on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ConnectMiami305.

Founded by: The Children’s Trust, MCCJ, The Miami Foundation, Miami Herald and United Way of Miami-Dade. Produced by: Radical Partners

Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry 4/28/17

Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry
Friday, 04/28/2017 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Books & Books
269 Aragon,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: FREE

Apr. 28: 7:30 pm FAMOUS LAST FRIDAY OPEN MIC POETRY at Books and Books (265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL); Jonathan Rose has been moderating this reading since 1992, the longest regular monthly poetry reading in town (since B & B opened in 1982)— one of the 50 longest-running regular readings in the U.S. [#16] Read one or two poems of your own, one of another poet and one of yours, or one of another poet, or simply come and listen to others, since, after all, the audience is most important. If you’ve never done it, this is your chance. [You know you want to.]

CULTRA 5 5/18/17


CULTRA 5
Thursday, 05/18/2017 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Tina Hills Pavilion
301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Join the CULTRA spaceship on its final journey in Bayfront Park before launching into the stratosphere! CULTRA is a roving Open Mic held in a Downtown Miami park every third-Thursday from January to May. Produced in collaboration with Emerge Miami, CULTRA is an opportunity for local performers in all disciplines to showcase their skills for fellow Miamians in some of the most scenic public spaces this town has to offer.

We are privileged to welcome the return of our previous co-presenters Artistic Vibes, Words And Wine Open Mic and The Imperial for the final party! These amazing groups support the growth of local artists throughout the year and we are thrilled to have them back. Annnnnd as a special treat, dear friends and electro-savants Afrobeta will close out the night in signature fashion.

Interested in performing? Pre-register with our online form: http://buskerfestmiami.com/cultra-performer-application/

Interested in vending? Send us an email at info@buskerfestmiami.com.

CULTRA is made possible by a Public Space Challenge grant awarded by the Miami Foundation.

ARTundressed – 7th Annual Creative Nude Art Festival 5/18/17, 5/19/17, 5/20/17


ARTundressed – 7th Annual Creative Nude Art Festival
Thursday, 05/18/2017 – 05/20/2017 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wynwood Art District
Wynwood,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: $22 General Admission; $55 VIP Admission (Advanced Online Purchase)

ARTundressed ’17 – South Florida’s Sexiest Art Exhibition
May 18, 19, 20, 2017 – Wynwood Art District, Miami, Florida | USA

If you would like to attend this event, please purchase your discounted tickets in advance online and save $$$: http://artundressed.com/buy-tickets/… Tickets prices will be higher at the door!
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ARTUNDRESSED – THE CONCEPT
Take a great selection of creative, sensual, thought-provoking work of art; mixed it with alluring fashion; then throw in some sexy, bumping, soulful music; and blend it with a cast of highly talented and gifted bunch of erogenous performers… Bundle it all together, and there you have it: ARTundressed!

ART SELECTION
Although the atmosphere at ARTundressed circles around interaction with ideas and concepts that engage its attending audience, one of the most important aspects of the festival focuses greatly on the art selection process. ARTundressed attracts and exhibits skilled artists who are established and recognized; talented artists who are less popular; as well as junior and freshmen artists who are breaking through and providing a new perspective into the genre of creative nude art. The selection process is split into 4 parts categorizing a curated compilation made up of: A Presenting artist; Featured and Invited Artists; as well as juried artworks. To guarantee the best outcome, the collection of art is chosen by knowledgeable art experts and curators from some of the world’s most prestigious art museums and galleries.

ENTERTAINMENT
We will have an incredible entertainment line up this year with a different theme each of the 3 days of the art festival. Our Sensual performances will delight and tantalize all your erogenous spots.

THE EXPERIENCE:
*** Celebrating the sensual aspects of Art + Music + Fashion + Entertainment
*** Art Exhibition showcasing over 250 exceptional curated art pieces
*** A beautiful collection of highly creative sexy artworks that will titillate all of your senses
*** More than 100 artists representing many different countries
*** Meet the Masters behind the art… Over 80 participating artists are planning to attend the show
***Live shows and performances; Music bands and deejays; Amazing Visuals; Chic and Provocative Fashion
*** A packed lineup of talents and performers that will entertain you and virtually connect to your erogenous spots
*** Art Installations and participation by local, national, and international artists who specialize in nude art
*** Art contests for Body Painting; Live Drawing and Photoshoot Sessions
*** Catering Services offering appetizing, delicious food, beverages, and cocktails
*** Friday Night Afterparty: “Dirty Canvas”
*** Saturday Night Closing Party: “The GOOD, the BAD, and the NAUGHTY”

DON’T MISS IT!!!

For Info / Tickets: http://artundressed.com/

Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry 3/31/17

Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry
Friday, 03/31/2017 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: Free

Jonathan Rose has been moderating this reading since 1992, the longest regular monthly poetry reading in town (since B & B opened in 1982)— one of the 50 longest-running regular readings in the U.S. [#16] Read one or two poems of your own, one of another poet and one of yours, or one of another poet, or simply come and listen to others, since, after all, the audience is most important. If you’ve never done it, this is your chance. [You know you want to.]

South Florida Writers Association Meeting 4/1/17

South Florida Writers Association Meeting
Saturday, 04/01/2017 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pinecrest Library
5835 SW 111 Street,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Cost: Free

Meeting of the South Florida Writers Association Poetry by Tere Starr and attendees from her Poetry Soiree (1st Wed. of each month 1-3 pm at the Library), Jonathan Rose and attendees from his Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry at Books & Books in Coral Gables, and Barbra Nightingale, recently retired professor from Broward Community College and noted poet.

2nd Annual Day of Thrones Field Day 4/9/17

2nd Annual Day of Thrones Field Day
Sunday, 04/09/2017 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Coral Reef Park
7895 SW 152 Street,
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157

Cost: $5

The Second Annual Day of Thrones is back and this time winter is NOT coming! Co-presented by O, Miami; Village of Palmetto Bay; and The New Tropic, Day of Thrones is an epic, team-competition battle of “field day”-style games mixed with nerdy brain games.

Four “houses” compete against one another at Coral Reef Park in Palmetto Bay. All will have fun, but there can be only one house sitting on the throne at the end.

For those that missed it last year, don’t suffer from FOMO this year.

What to expect:
– Tug O, War
– Bobbing for tropical fruit
– Potato-Poetry Sack Race
– Brain Games
– Music from beloved local DJ HottPants
– Barbecue ribs, burgers and more!
– Tons of fun and LOTS more!

Participant Age Minimum: 5 years old

Cost: $5 reserves your spot and includes a team T-Shirt!

Refreshments will be available but in limited quantity. We strongly recommend you bring your own cooler and snacks.

CULTRA 3 3/16/17


CULTRA 3
Thursday, 03/16/2017 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Miami Science Barge
1075 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free

It’s time to bring a little culture to Downtown Miami! CULTRA is a roving Open Mic held in a Downtown Miami park every third-Thursday from January to May. Produced in collaboration with Emerge Miami, CULTRA is an opportunity for local performers in all disciplines to showcase their skills for fellow Miamians in some of the most scenic public spaces this town has to offer. This month, we are taking CULTRA to the water thanks to the folks from Miami Science Barge!

The Imperial joins us as the host and curator this time around. Photographer Rod Deal and artist Marcus Blake have been hosting nights of free expression for nearly a decade at prominent Miami venues like the Vagabond and the Stage. We’ll start with the usual 90 minutes of open mic time from 7:30 – 9pm followed by a feature performer.

Interested in performing? Pre-register with our online form: http://buskerfestmiami.com/cultra-performer-application/

Day-of signup will close at 8pm. Musicians should plan to play acoustic or rely on very little amplification.

Interested in vending? Send us an email at info@buskerfestmiami.com.

CULTRA is made possible by a Public Space Challenge grant awarded by the Miami Foundation. Have an idea for improving Miami’s public spaces? You too can participate in the 2017 Public Space Challenge when applications open later this year.

19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert 3/18/17

19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert
Saturday, 03/18/2017 – 04:20 pm –
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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The 19th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert hosted by Ploppy Palace Productions, NORML of Florida and Modern Galaxy TV will be held at The Wynwood Yard (56 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127) on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Tickets for the event, which is being billed as a “Celebration Festival”, are $15 in advance and available online at bit.ly/19thMMBC; show is open to those 18 and over. Admission for those aged 18 – 20 will be $25 at the door.

Live music acts include Trick Daddy, Grind Mode, DJ GQ, Telekinetic Walrus, Tamboka, Nag Champayons, Rhythm Flow, Gypsy Cat, DJ Zehno, Mr. Grim Reapa, Orion, Bodizepha, Sarah Packiam and Marquise Fair. Fusik kicks off the event at 4:20 p.m.

The confirmed speakers are: South Miami City Commissioner Walter Harris, former Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, Dr. Jeffrey Kamlet, Dr. Linda Kaplan, marijuana attorney Michael Minardi, NORML of Florida Executive Director Karen Goldstein and more. Spoken word artists include Alonso, Rio and others. There will be live art by Anibal Fernandez and more, as well as dance and performances by Elviza, Sofia Luna, Melody Gedeon, Jason Williams and others to be announced.

Open Mic Tuesdays 2/28/17

Open Mic Tuesdays
Tuesday, 02/28/2017 – 02/28/2017 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Art Serve
1350 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: 5

Open Mic Tuesdays
Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh.
Feb 28

Doors Open – 6:30 pm | Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd | Fort Lauderdale 33304

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb! We welcome talent from all walks of life: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word poets, comedians and more. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you!

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up Fast. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance, to secure his/her time slot here: http://www.artserve.org/products-page/art-gift-shop/open-mic-tuesdays/.

Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house!

Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm.
Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

This event repeats 4TH Tuesday Of The Month!

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed!

Open Mic Tuesdays 2/28/17

Open Mic Tuesdays
Tuesday, 02/28/2017 – 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Art Serve
1350 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $5

Open Mic Tuesdays
Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh.
Feb 28

Doors Open – 6:30 pm | Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd | Fort Lauderdale 33304

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb! We welcome talent from all walks of life: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word poets, comedians and more. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you!

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up FAST. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance, to secure his/her time slot here: artserve.org/products-pa….

Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house!

Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm.
Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

This event repeats 4TH Tuesday of the Month!

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed!

CULTRA 2 2/16/17


CULTRA 2
Thursday, 02/16/2017 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Museum Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

It’s time to bring a little culture to Downtown Miami! CULTRA is a roving Open Mic held in a Downtown Miami park every third-Thursday from January to May. Produced in collaboration with Emerge Miami, CULTRA is an opportunity for local performers in all disciplines to showcase their skills for fellow Miamians in some of the most scenic public spaces this town has to offer.

We are psyched to have Words And Wine Open Mic as co-producers for the second edition! Words and Wine have been producing a weekly, Wednesday-night open mic for over six years. Expect a diverse lineup and a collection of local vendors for CULTRA’s debut in Museum Park! We’ll have the usual 90 minutes of open mic time from 7:30 – 9pm followed by a feature set from Gypsy Latin jammers TAMBOKA.

Interested in performing? Pre-register with our online form! It’s simple and you’ll have a good chance of getting a spot. Electricity is limited at Museum Park. Musicians should plan to play acoustic or rely on very little amplification. Day-of signup will close at 8pm.

Interested in vending? Send us an email at info@buskerfestmiami.com.

CULTRA is made possible by a Public Space Challenge grant awarded by the Miami Foundation. Have an idea for improving Miami’s public spaces? You too can participate in the 2017 Public Space Challenge when applications open later this year.

CULTRA 1 1/19/17


CULTRA 1
Thursday, 01/19/2017 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Tina Hills Pavilion
301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

CULTRA brings a little more culture to downtown in the first-ever roving, outdoor open mic in Miami starting on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

A collaborative event series produced by Buskerfest Miami and Emerge Miami, CULTRA is an opportunity for local performers in all disciplines to showcase their skills for fellow Miamians in some of the most scenic public spaces Downtown Miami has to offer. On the third-Thursday of each month, January to May 2017, CULTRA will be held in one of the Downtown Miami parks in an effort to put the “public” back in public spaces and foster connections between attendees and our precious bayfront.

The event begins with ninety minutes of open stage time followed by a feature performance by a well-known local group. Each edition of CULTRA will be a collaboration with one of Miami’s other prominent, long-running open mics and include a guest host. Artistic Vibes, who produces one of Miami’s longest-running weekly open mics, will host the inaugural CULTRA event on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Tina Hills Pavilion in Bayfront Park. Future dates of CULTRA are February 16, March 16, April 20 and May 18.

CULTRA is made possible by a Public Space Challenge grant awarded by the Miami Foundation.

Open Mic Tuesdays 1/24/17

Open Mic Tuesdays
Tuesday, 01/24/2017 – 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Art Serve
1350 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $5

Open Mic Tuesdays
January 24, 2016

Doors Open – 6:30 pm | Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd | Fort Lauderdale 33304

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb! We welcome talent from all walks of life: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word poets, comedians and more. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you!

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up FAST. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance, to secure his/her time slot here: http://www.artserve.org/products-page/art-gift-shop/open-mic-tuesdays/.

Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house!

Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm.
Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

Talent
Reserve your time slot – send a DM to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.

Vendors
For more info on featuring your food/drink items the night of
-send a DM to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.

Guests
Reserve your seat -send a Dm to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.
For more info on displaying your work the night of -send a Dm to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.

Future Headliners
We want to know about you! For more info – send a Dm to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.

This event repeats 4th Tuesday of the month!

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed!

Spread Love Art and Music Fest 12/16/16

Spread Love Art and Music Fest
Friday, 12/16/2016 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
Spreadlove-festivalThe Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Spread love like it’s the law this Friday at Spread Love Art & Music fest. Join local artists, poets, musicians and entrepreneurs for the night, hosted by Wynwood Radio’s own Kitty and Kris and take a break from the madness. “If we knew the power of love, we would never love power” Jimi Hendrix. Admission is free, please RSVP on the website listed.

Open Mic Tuesdays 11/22/16

Open Mic Tuesdays
Tuesday, 11/22/2016 – 11/22/2016 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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1350 E Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $5

Open Mic Tuesdays
November 22nd, 2016

Doors Open – 6:30 pm | Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd | Fort Lauderdale 33304

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb! We welcome talent from all walks of life: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word poets, comedians and more. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you.

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up FAST. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance, to secure his/her time slot here: http://www.artserve.org/products-page/art-gift-shop/open-mic-tuesdays/.

Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house.

Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm.
Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

The Wynwood Yard 1-Year Anniversary Kick-Off Party 11/17/16

The Wynwood Yard 1-Year Anniversary Kick-Off Party
Thursday, 11/17/2016 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wynwood-Yard-1-Year-AnniversaryThe Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

We’re thrilled to host The Wynwood Yard’s 1-year Anniversary Kick-Off Party presented by Prism Creative Group and featuring live music by local favorites Magic City Hippies, Brendan O’Hara, Jahzel Dotel, Keith Johns and Juke plus a Latin funk jam session like no other by Xperimento!! Guests can revel in warm and welcoming vibes as they choose among the special moments in the garden including henna tattoos, tarot card readings, live poetry and flower crown crafting. RSVP on website listed.

Afrikin Fest 11/18/16, 11/19/16, 11/20/16

Afrikin Fest
Friday, 11/18/2016 – 11/20/2016 04:00 pm – 12:00 am
AfrikinFest_Flyer_6.4Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida 33149
Website
Cost: $55-$2500

Afrikin is a celebration of history, culture, people – us. Through music, talks, exhibitions, and food, we’ll highlight the ingenuity, economic, and social opportunities of Africa and the African diaspora.

Evenings are dedicated to Afrikin Music Fest, which will showcase the most influential and celebrated musical acts of the African diaspora.

Afrikin Talks will be held during the daytime of the Festival. Notable guest speakers such as Mutabaruka, Dr. Sonia Sanchez, and Dr. Gregory Tate will inform, empower, and share human and capital resources with festival goers.

Afrikin Fest will also host a platform for innovators to gain exposure and connect with leaders in various industries. Through our exhibitions and workshops, we’ll encourage collaborations between influencers and emerging ingenues, while contributing to the vibrant culture in the city of Miami.

We’re curating the finest in African inspired cuisine that will be available at our full-service pop-up restaurants. Please your palate and enjoy a glass of South African wine while people watching from our “restaurant row” style setup, reminiscent of Miami’s famous Lincoln Road cafes.

Proceeds from Afrikin will benefit Give Me Dignity, an organization that raises awareness about Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA), as well as Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

H.O.A.P Youth Poetry & Talent Showcase 12/17/16

H.O.A.P Youth Poetry & Talent Showcase
Saturday, 12/17/2016 – 12/17/2016 03:00 pm – 07:00 pm
HOAP-FlyerCharles Hadley Park
1300 NW 50 Street,
Miaimi, Florida 33142
Website
Cost: Free

This event is FREE to the public and for the participants. This showcase is presented by Inspire4Purpose,LLC and Erika Bailey. This event is for ages 11-18 to showcase their talents. We are looking for youth that can sing, dance, rap, play a musical instrument and poets. There will be prizes given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in both the solo and group category.

Open Mic Tuesdays 10/25/16

Open Mic Tuesdays
Tuesday, 10/25/2016 – 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
IMG_3510Art Serve
1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: 5

Open Mic Tuesdays
October 25th, 2016
ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd | Fort Lauderdale 33304
Doors Open – 6:30 pm | Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb! We welcome talent from all walks of life: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word poets, comedians and more. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you!

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up FAST. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance.

Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house!

Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm.
Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

This event repeats 4TH Tuesday Of The Month!

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed!

Java Christian Poetry Night 10/8/16

Java Christian Poetry Night
Saturday, 10/08/2016 – 08:00 pm –
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21485 NW 27th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33056
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Cost: $20

Miami’s Premier Christian Poetry Spot = JAVA

J.A.V.A (Jesus Approved Vibin’ Atmosphere)

Come Enjoy:
Great Music | Spoken Word | Unlimited Hor’doeuvres
Saturday 10.8.16 | Doors Open @ 8pm*
*Seating Limited*

Poets | Singers | Musicians Wanted Text 305-978-3748 for more details

DWNTWN Art Days Poetry Slam 9/10/16

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DWNTWN Art Days Poetry Slam
Saturday, September 10th between 2pm & 5pm
poetryslamMINDWAREHOUSE
8th Floor, 111 NE First St.
Miami, FL 33132
RSVP to Brenda Roman at writerbtroman1@gmail.com cc proseguy@aol.com ASAP to reserve a slot!

Your presence (and performance) is requested at the Poetry Slam (hosted by Jonathan Rose of Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry Series at Books & Books in Coral Gables– one of the 50 longest-running regular readings in the U.S.) on behalf of the South Florida Writers Association. South Florida poets will have the opportunity to share their words with the rest of the community–keeping in mind that this has been advertised as a “family friendly” event.

Present your best at during DOWNTOWN ARTS DAYS. Get to know members of the South Fla. Writers Assn. and others in the poet-writer community.

Come on down! FREE! These three days (DOWNTOWN ARTS DAYS Sept. 9-11)
DOWNTOWN gets a chance to show off its best!

Open Mic Tuesdays 9/27/16

Open Mic Tuesdays
Tuesday, 09/27/2016 – 09/27/2016 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
13719522_617296081781076_7533930831750841900_oArt Serve
1350 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: $5

Open Mic Tuesdays
September 27th, 2016
ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd | Fort Lauderdale 33304
Doors Open – 6:30 pm | Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb! We welcome talent from all walks of life: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word poets, comedians and more. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you.

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up FAST. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance, to secure his/her time slot here: http://www.artserve.org/products-page/art-gift-shop/open-mic-tuesdays/.

Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house.

Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm.
Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

This event repeats 4th Tuesday of the month!

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed

The Imperial Poetry Slam ($300 GrandPrize) 8/30/16

The Imperial Poetry Slam ($300 GrandPrize)
Tuesday, 08/30/2016 – 08/31/2016 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMi Trooper Studios
740 nw 107th st,
Miami, Florida 33126
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Cost: 20

2night we’re having our monthly poetry slam Grand Prize is $300 cash to the winner!!! Judged by Singer Songwriters/ wordsmiths. Chris Purdy Tammy Scott & Sheena O. Murray this is a can’t miss event only at The Imperial.
The Imperial is a performance driven open mic night for Miami’s artistsThat has been a apart of Miami for 8 years. Musicians, Poets, & artists of all kinds are welcome & encouraged to perform. Bring as many or as little instruments as you wish. Come 100% as you are and be comfortable in your talents.
Hosted by Marcus Blake aka Sosa black & Rod Deall A night for tastemakers & artists perfecting their craft only the most ncredible artists perform courtesy of the Miami tropics.

The Imperial is an open mic night infused with live music custom made for the creative spirit and underground aficionado’s. This open mic night fills a gap in the live-music-scene gap. Our aim is to build a stable home for self expression in Miami.

Doors open at 9pm.
rsvp @ theimperialmia@gmail.com

Follow us @theimperialmia on insta & twitter
www.theimperialmia.com

The Sound of Miami 9/1/16, 9/8/16, 9/15/16, 9/22/15

The Sound of Miami
Thursday, 09/01/2016 – 09/22/2016 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
m, Florida 33127
No Link
Cost: Free

Show your pride in the 305 by joining us every Thursday in September for open mic night at The Wynwood Yard hosted by Miami singer-songwriter Emily Sheila. Talented artists of all disciplines including musicians, poets, comedians and live artists will wear their hearts on their sleeves on stage, with select featured artists curated by Sound of Miami finishing off the night. Show your support of the artists that are making the Miami culture scene legit. More info on website listed.

Smells Like Reverb Spirit 8/27/16

Smells Like Reverb Spirit
Saturday, 08/27/2016 – 08:30 pm – 11:30 pm
14123987_10154166983731130_1361243466_o.pngArtistic Vibes
12986 SW 89th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33176
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10

It’s time to say goodbye to summer (boo!) and hello to a new school year, so what better way to celebrate this (and say until next year, lovely summer) than with some awesome 90s grunge music? Once a month Artistic Vibes, otherwise known as AV, produces a booked music and poetry night called ReVerb. This month AV presents a totally 90s infused Grunge ReVerb. Some of the line-up for this month includes the very popular local band Panda-Rama, Vee & the Villains, the amazing poet Erika Marrero, and, of course, a performance by our own house poet Narciso Montas (who will make your heart beat faster with his poetry!).

Open Mic Tuesdays feat. The Takers & Leavers 8/23/16

Open Mic Tuesdays feat. The Takers & Leavers
Tuesday, 08/23/2016 – 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
13719522_617296081781076_7533930831750841900_oArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: 5

Open Mic Tuesdays
August 23rd
ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd | Fort Lauderdale 33304
Doors Open – 6:30 pm | Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you. This month’s featured Headliner: The Takers & Leavers. #LiveBand

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up Fast. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance, to secure his/her time slot here: http://www.artserve.org/products-page/art-gift-shop/open-mic-tuesdays/.

Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house.

Lights/Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm.
Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

TALENT
Reserve your time slot – send a DM to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.

VENDORS
For more info on featuring your food/drink items the night of
-send a DM to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.

GUESTS
Reserve your seat -send a DM to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.
For more info on displaying your work the night of -send a DM to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.

FUTURE HEADLINERS
We want to know about you! For more info – send a DM to Coopmarketing@artserve.org.

This event repeats 4TH Tuesday of the Month.

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services.

OPEN MIC TUESDAYS – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed

ReVerb presents Get Lei’d the Luau Edition 7/30/16

ReVerb presents Get Lei’d the Luau Edition
Saturday, 07/30/2016 – 08:30 pm – 11:30 pm
July-ReverbArtistic Vibes
12986 SW 89th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33176
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10

Lets continue to enjoy the beautiful summer weather and vibes with a Luau themed ReVerb. Don’t know what a ReVerb is? A reverberation, or ReVerb, is created when a sound or signal is reflected causing a large number of reflections to build up and then decay as the sound is absorbed by the surfaces of objects in the space… At AV the sounds and words never decay… they’ll echo through the crowd and energize the vibe throughout the night. So come out, kick back, free your, mind and express your soul! And this month AV will be celebrating the love we all feel for the summer with an amazing line-up that includes: Rene Castell, Juan Gamero, The Motels, Lucille, Above the Skyline, Folks Tale San Pedro and many more!

The Sound of Miami 7/7/16, 7/14/16, 7/21/16, 7/28/16

The Sound of Miami
Thursday, 07/07/2016 – 07/28/2016 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The-Sound-of-MiamiThe Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
No Link
Cost: Free

Show your pride in the 305 by joining us every Thursday for open mic night at The Wynwood Yard hosted by Miami singer-songwriter Emily Sheila. Talented artists of all disciplines including musicians, poets, comedians and live artists will wear their hearts on their sleeves for us on stage, with select featured artists curated by Sound of Miami finishing off the night. Show your support of the artists that are making Miami legit.
Thursdays, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

Of Love and Ashes 7/9/16

Of Love and Ashes
Saturday, 07/09/2016 – 07/09/2016 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
photo940x526Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center
111 SW 5th AVE,
Miami, Florida 33130
Website
Cost: $15

MIAMI – The Opera Atelier brings to Miami a program combining opera and contemporary dance. The original choreographies by distinguished international choreographer Leyson Ponce are elegantly woven into the riveting staging by artistic director Jorge Arcila, while the excellent cast features young artists alongside seasoned performers accompanied by musical director Daniel Daroca. Concept conceived by The Opera Atelier creative team. Xiomara Ponce, Production Manager, Virtual Scenery Design by Erasmo Colón and costume design by Luis Alonso.
Silvia Ludueña, Greisel Domínguez, Kiley Hernández René Fernandez, and Jorge Arcila, will interpret anthological scenes from Italian operas, including La Traviata, Aida, La Favorita and Giulio Cesare, besides other musical surprises.
The backdrop will be the historic 1911 J. W. Warner House, a jewel of Miami architecture, which is the seat of the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center and The Opera Atelier. The audience will have a chance to experience indoor and outdoor spaces during this unique artistic experience.
See you at the opera!

Open Mic Tuesdays 6/28/16

Open Mic Tuesdays
Tuesday, 06/28/2016 – 06/28/2016 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
OMT-JUNE-PROMO-PICArt Serve
1350 E Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $5

Open Mic Tuesdays
June 28th
ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd | Fort Lauderdale 33304
Doors Open – 6:30 pm | Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays: an open arts platform, hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb, showcasing local arts talent and business for the local community

Performer House Rules
Sign-up in advance to get on the list here: http://bit.ly/26eZKiK
Note, signing-up in advance does not mean come late and expect to perform.
To guarantee performance, please both sign-up in advance and be on time.

Event will begin promptly at 7:00pm sharp
There will be brief intermission.

Concessions will be available. Bring your instruments – house PA provided.

Performers
THE LIST has DROPPED
Reserve your time slot here: http://bit.ly/26eZKiK

Guests
Reserve your seat here: http://bit.ly/26eZKiK
For more info on displaying your artwork the night of
contact coopmarketing@artserve.org

Vendors
For more info on featuring your food/drink items the night of
contact coopmarketing@artserve.org

This event repeats 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you! Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed.

Artists in Action! talk with Dara Friedman 5/28/16

Artists in Action! talk with Dara Friedman
Saturday, 05/28/2016 – 05/28/2016 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Girls’ Club
117 NE 2nd St,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
More Information
Cost: Free

Proxy Selves: a fast-paced, prompt-driven writing workshop with Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker

$20 registration

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
– Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

Proxy Selves is a poetry/creative nonfiction workshop that will explore and give voice to the multitudes of self contained within each writer.
Participants will explore how relationships, politics, setting, time and other factors alter others’ perception of us as individuals, and how projection of self is altered under different circumstances. Participants can expect to produce a series of short poetry/creative nonfiction pieces, gain inspiration for further writing after the workshop concludes, and become more comfortable with developing a drafting process.

Writers of any level are welcome. This generative workshop is designed to silence the inner critic that plagues most writers, and allow access to an uninhibited writing voice–or as Whitman might phrase it, sound a “barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”

ARTundressed 2016 Creative Nude Art Festival 5/19/16 – 5/21/16

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ARTundressed 2016 Creative Nude Art Festival
Thursday, 05/19/2016 – 05/21/2016 06:00 pm – 12:00 am
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9801 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33150
Website
Cost: Check website

South Florida’s Sexiest Art Exhibition returns in 2016

Explore the fiery sensuality of the human form at ARTundressed – A Creative Nude Art Festival. Featuring works from emerging and established artists from around the world, the festival is part entertainment and part exhibition: a carefully curated showcase of truly creative, truly original, and truly erotic artwork, and a multi-day extravaganza with live music, performances, interactive workshops and activities; celebrating the human body and spirit in its most innate state. ARTundressed enables art collectors, enthusiasts, as well as the general public to discover artistic talent in both visual and performance aspects of the nude art genre.

This year, ARTundressed 2016 will take place at two locations:

This year, ARTundressed 2016 will take place at two locations:

• Thur. May 19th, 8pm – Midnight — The Opening Reception at R HOUSE (2727 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood, FL), welcomes participating artists, performers, contributors, staff and the public to mingle and enjoy a great night of reprised nude art, plus entertainment by some of South Florida’s finest burlesque dancers and sketch artists.

• Fri. May 20, 6pm – Midnight & Sat. May 21, 4pm – 10pm –– The Main Event is at EMINENT DOMAIN – (9801 NW 7th Ave., N. Miami, FL). Expect to experience something different each day with multiple themes covering Burlesque and Circus acts, and Fetish Performances. Get ready to join in the interactive activities and various workshops that are designed to engage the attending guests and convert them from observers to participants.

Event Highlights:
• Art Exhibition showcasing over 200 exceptional curated art pieces
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• An impressive collection of creative erogenous artworks hardly seen
• More than 60 participating artists are planning to attend the Exhibition
• Participation and art installations by local and international artists, performers
• Live shows and performances; Live music, deejays; Chic Provocative Fashion
• Fetish Fashion Show by Von Guttenberg Magazine
• Theatrical and Choreographed performances by CircX
• Cine Noir – Showing a collection of Erogenous Short Films, Videos, and Animation
• Live Art Workshops and Interactive Community Art Wall for guests participation
• Art contests for Body Painting; Live Drawing and Photoshoot Sessions
• Catering Services offering appetizing food, beverages, and cocktails
• The Closing Party: “the GOOD, the BAD, and the NAUGHTY” (Saturday night)

We are looking for Volunteers and Performers… If interested, sign up on the website: www.artundressed.com

PLEASE NOTE: All Press/Media personnel must apply for accreditation and acquire proper Press Passes for coverage of the ARTundressed ’16 Creative Nude Art Festival. Info and Registration Forms for ‘Press Pass Request’ can be found in the |PARTICIPATE| menu at the top section of the event site.

Words and Wine ft. Nicole & Diego 5/25/16

Words and Wine ft. Nicole & Diego
Wednesday, 05/25/2016 – 05/26/2016 09:00 pm – 03:00 am
nicole-and-diegoChurchill’s Pub
5501 NE 2nd AVE,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

Wednesday May 25th join us for Words And Wine Open Mic & Drum Circle featuring special guests Nicole & Diego! Hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Michelangelo Chavarro. All drummers, acoustic musicians, hoopers, dancers, jugglers, and freaks of all kind invited! Open Mic Sign up Sheet opens at 9pm Sharp. No Cover for 21/+, $5 for under 21’s. Churchill’s Pub 5501 NE 2nd Ave Miami, Fl 33137
https://www.facebook.com/events/1120018328056798

Combat Hippies – Seminole Showcase Series 5/21/16

Combat Hippies – Seminole Showcase Series
Saturday, 05/21/2016 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
C._H._HipolitoSeminole Theatre
18 N. Krome Ave,
Homestead, Florida 33030
RSVP / Register
Cost: $17 – $47

As May is Military Appreciation Month, Combat Hippies will perform “Conscience Under Fire”, an original Spoken Word Theater piece that ranges from powerful to humorous and features solos and group work. The group shares their military and Veteran experiences to raise awareness of veteran’s issues and promote Post-Traumatic Growth.

The Seminole Theatre has partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4127, and every Premium Ticket ($47) purchased for the Combat Hippies will sponsor a Military Veteran to see “Conscience Under Fire” and attend a talk-back after the show with the group.

Led by world renowned theater artist and director Teo Castellanos and backed by one of Miami’s most well-known DJ’s, Brimstone 127, The Combat Hippies are a group of military veteran performing artists. The group’s core members consist of Hipolito “Beardman” Arriaga, Anthony “I.E.D.” Torres, Allen “Tatsel” Minor, and Andrew “Dru Phoenix” Cuthbert.

The Combat Hippies were born as a result of the MDC Live Arts’ season-long veterans’ initiative in which they shared their experiences in an original spoken word piece as part of the O, Miami Poetry Festival. The piece, featuring solo and group work, and was debuted under the title “Conscience Under Fire”.

Conscience Under Fire made its theatrical debut on September 11th and 12th at the Prometeo Theater under the banner of Miami’s DWNTWN Art Days.

Java Christian Poetry Nite| The Black and White Affair 5/7/16

Java Christian Poetry Nite| The Black and White Affair
Saturday, 05/07/2016 – 08:00 pm –
JAVA-MAY-2016-FLYER-1Northside Seventh day Adventist Church
1769 NW 119th Street,
Miami, Florida 33168
Eventbrite
Cost: $20

J.A.V.A. Christian Poetry Night
(Jesus Approved Vibin’ Atmosphere)
Cordially invites you to our 3rd Annual Black & White Affair
Sat. | May 7 | 2016
Join Us For A Night Of Live Music And Poetry
Munch & Mingle|7:30PM | SHOWTIME | 8 PM
Come In Your Finest Black & White Attire
Admission: $20
Includes: Unlimited Hors d’oeuvres & Mocktails
*10 of South Florida’s Best Poets * Special Musical Guests
Network & Mingle

Writing Workshop Proxy Selves 4/14/16

Writing Workshop Proxy Selves
Thursday, 04/14/2016 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
ProxySelvesCoverPhotoGirls’ Club Collection
117 NE 2nd Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: $20

Proxy Selves: a fast-paced, prompt-driven writing workshop with Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
– Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

Proxy Selves is a poetry/creative nonfiction workshop that will explore and give voice to the multitudes of self contained within each writer. Participants will explore how relationships, politics, setting, time and other factors alter others’ perception of us as individuals, and how projection of self is altered under different circumstances. Participants can expect to produce a series of short poetry/creative nonfiction pieces, gain inspiration for further writing after the workshop concludes, and become more comfortable with developing a drafting process. Writers of any level are welcome. This generative workshop is designed to silence the inner critic that plagues most writers, and allow access to an uninhibited writing voice–or as Whitman might phrase it, sound a “barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”

Jan Becker, local writer and poet, has been selected as Girls’ Club 2015/2016 writer-in-residence. Becker will work collaboratively with Girls’ Club to present various public programs and contribute writings in conjunction with the exhibition Self-Proliferation, curated by Micaela Giovannotti.

Jan Becker was born in a small coal-mining town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and subsequently grew up in a Marine Corps family on military bases all over the United States. She completed her BA in English, Creative Writing and Rhetoric with a concentration in Global Cultures at SUNY Binghamton, where she was awarded the Andrew Bergman Prize in Creative Writing, and the Alfred Bendixen Award for her creative honors thesis.

Open Mic Tuesdays 4/26/16

Open Mic Tuesdays
Tuesday, 04/26/2016 – 04/26/2016 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
OMT-FB-HEADER-april-MICHELLEArt Serve
1350 E Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $5

Open Mic Tuesdays
April 26th, 2016
ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd | Fort Lauderdale 33304
Doors Open – 6:30 pm | Showtime 7:30 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe’s Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb! There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you!

Concessions will be available.

Bring your instruments – house PA provided.

The List Has Dropped
Reserve your time slot – http://ht.ly/XtLFo

Vendors/Guests
For more info, contact coopmarketing@artserve.org

This event repeats 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH!

ArtServe is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed!

This Woman’s Work 3/23/16

This Woman’s Work
Wednesday, 03/23/2016 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
timthumbWynwood Cafe
450 NW 27th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Urgent, Inc. presents the First Annual “This Woman’s Work” Event, Hosted by Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns to Honor Local Women and Heroes throughout South Florida

YoungArts Miami Performances, Exhibition, Readings and Screenings 3/12/16

YoungArts Miami Performances, Exhibition, Readings and Screenings
Saturday, 03/12/2016 – 08:00 pm –
MichaelMcElroyGroup_NationalYoungArtsFoundationColony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15 general $10 for YoungArts members and alumni.

Theater, Voice, Dance and Music Performance, Directed by Jen Waldman. During YoungArts Miami, participants will work with renowned artists including director, producer and creator of “The Technique” Joan Scheckel, and YoungArts alumni Yara Travieso (2005 Winner in Dance) and Jen Waldman (1993 Winner in Theater), who offer them support, mentorship and encouragement to pursue their passions and careers in the arts. The promising young artists will also have the chance to share their talents with the public through multidisciplinary performances, writers’ readings, a cinematic arts screening and a visual arts exhibition on the YoungArts Campus and at The Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road.

WALL Thursdays w/ Mr. Mauricio + Don Hot 2/25/16

WALL Thursdays w/ Mr. Mauricio + Don Hot
Thursday, 02/25/2016 – 11:30 pm – 04:00 am
Thursday2WALL Lounge
2201 Collins Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $60

WALL Thursdays
w/ Mr. Mauricio + DJ Don Hot
For Tickets, please email RSVP@wallmiami.com or visit wallmiami.com
Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @wallmiami
#WALL #WALLers

A.R.T. LIVE Soul Night 3/13/16

A.R.T. LIVE Soul Night
Sunday, 03/13/2016 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Studio 504
504 NE 190th St,
Miami, Florida 33179
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Cost: $20

A.R.T. Live: A Reason To Live. This is a multimedia arts event geared toward providing a platform for artists and inspiring new ones. For A.R.T. LIVE: Soul Night we want to offer a reason for you to dress up and enjoy yourself without breaking a sweat. This event will highlight poets, music artists and musicians. We will also pay homage to our chef with several wine tasting and pairing segments.

OneUnited Bank Presents Let the Mural Speak: A Spoken Word Experience 12/3/15

OneUnited Bank Presents “Let the Mural Speak: A Spoken Word Experience”
Thursday, 12/03/2015, 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
OneUnited Bank
3275 NW 79th St,
Miami, Florida 33147
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, presents “Let the Mural Speak: A Spoken Word Experience,” on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., at the Miami Branch of OneUnited Bank (3275 NW 79th St, Miami, FL 33147). In conjunction with Miami’s popular attraction Art Basel, this experience is a continuing celebration of the 550-square foot nationally news covered, thought-provoking mural “Thunder & Enlightening” painted by Miami Muralist Addonis Parker on the façade of OneUnited Bank’s Miami branch. This free experience will feature some of South Florida’s esteemed poets giving a voice to the art, in addition to, Addonis unveiling a trilogy entitled “Lady Liberty,” another continuing piece inspired by the mural.

DWNTWN Arts Fair 9/12/15 – 9/13/15

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Life Is Art in partnership with Buskerfest, YO Miami, Kondoit, Indiegals, Celebrate Diversity Miami, Eat Your Poem, and Elwoods GastroPub Present
DWNTWN Arts Fair
Part of DWNTWN Art Days

DwntwnArtsFairFlyer4September 12 – 13, 2015
Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm,
Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
NE 3rd Avenue between NE 1st and 2nd StreetDowntown Miami, FL
The show is free and open to the public.
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A family-friendly street fest filled with art, music, crafts, and performance, the Dwntwn Arts Fair is truly a cultural showcase that everyone will enjoy. Brought to you by a team of grassroots organizations with strong ties throughout our local community, our goal is to foster the growth of all the different artistic elements that make up our city’s culture.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
* An art exhibition of local artists curated by Life Is Art.
* Live music and performances organized by Buskerfest.
* Local urban artists and live painting showcase by YOMiami & Kondoit.
* Photo-voice activities by Celebrate Diversity Miami.
* Social-issues brainstorming meal with FoodSpark: Miami.
* Pop-up Artisanal Tienda of arts & handcrafted works by Indiegals.
* Pop-Up Poetry Station with Eat Your Poem.
* A skyscape installation by Elwoods Gastro Pub.
* Massages by Freshly Squeezed
* Food and drink specials by local participating restaurants.

MUSIC PERFORMANCES
At the Buskerfest stages:
Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
GPS Quintet
Funky Serve Bots
Pocket of Lollipops
Celestial and Liam Brien
Gypsy Cat Band
Bows and Ties

ARTISTS
At the Life Is Art booths:
Geno Jaramillo
Virginia Hanley
Chris Costa
Glenda Ramos
Amanda Madrigal
Jovan Karlo Villalba
Kristen D Borrego
Midalia Rosales
Nancy Campos
Star Trauth
Gary Fonseca
Christovedo Art
Jackie Colome
GusColors
Mohammed
Arboleya-Moreno Art
Ana Rossi
At the YOMiami booths:
Rei Ramirez (live painting)
Teepop (live painting)
Jessica Schnur (display)
Claudia Labianca (live painting).

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Miami Herald
Downtown Development Authority
DWNTWN Art Days
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Miami Made Concert Series at Trinity Cathedral
Waste Management
Miami Parking Authority
Tropicult
Urban Tour Host
Shake 108
Downtown Miami Partnership

BIG HUG TO OUR DONORS
Patricia Lamar
Naomi Ross
Guy Hoyle
Joshua Kingston
Rochelle Berman
Michael Valdes-Fauli
Angela Terrell
Anthony Jordon
Jonathan Rose
Alessandro Abate
Alice Billman
Brittany Janes
Ted Van Cleve
Greg Romanelli
Jon Ridley

PARTNER INFORMATION

Life Is Art
Life Is Art is presenting a number of excellent local artists showcasing a wide variety of visual art styles.

Yo Miami & Kondoit
A hub for local artists, Yo Miami has grown since 2011 into an ecosystem where creatives can get access to resources & contacts to help them reach the next level of success in their careers. By working with businesses, nonprofi t & community organizations we are able to foster a network which enables us to create opportunities throughout the year for artists to demonstrate their talents in ways that add value to our neighborhoods. With several monthly events at various venues around Wynwood, we continually o ffer a platform where emerging artists can reach a wider audience. At the same time, we show business owners the benefits associated with incorporating arts programming into their operations, & help foster the growth of our local communities through this synergy. For Dwntwn Arts Fair we will be hand picking a lineup from Miami’s top artists. These artists will be live painting and displaying their work throughout the weekend. We encourage you to stop by our booth to meet these up and coming talented creatives to discover what inspires and motivates them, and watch them work live and in person.

Buskerfest
We strive for a connected, thriving urban core where the streets of Miami are active and enlivened with local performers, enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. We envision a joyous place that is reflective of the tropical urban landscape and attractive to locals and visitors alike.

Celebrate Diversity Miami
Celebrate Diversity Miami’s 2015 Photo‐voice Exhibit focuses on celebrating the diversity of our greater Miami community with a unique array of large-scale photographs. It features 60 beautiful, vibrant images submitted by residents, schools, and organizations from across Miami-Dade County. Join us in celebrating our incredible culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Give a #DiversityMiami shout-out with a picture or postcard, and share what makes the place you call home awesome!

FoodSpark
By way of delicious food and great conversation, FoodSpark Miami will provide a fun, interactive gathering space for diverse groups of greater Miami residents to connect with one another, discuss key social issues with fellow citizens, and figure out how we can collaborate to improve the quality of life in our local neighborhoods. FoodSpark Miami is made possible in part by the 8-80 Cities Emerging City Champions 2015 Fellowship, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Indiegals
Every indie needs a hand, and we¹ve partnered with artists from all over to bring a uniquely curated expo of artisanal goods, earthy designs, and conscious driven showcases. We¹ve connected with the indigenous tribe from Valle de Sibundoy in the Alto Putumayo region of Colombia, to bring the tribe’s delicately handcrafted jewelry, organic essential oils, and raw incense, led by the tribe¹s artist Yolimar Loreto & the tribe-women. Also from Colombia, we present for the first time in the U.S Hagakure Home a small company based in Medellin whose home décor is derived from organic materials, raw fabrics, and designed with earthy elements. We¹re bringing goods for the home and lifestyle. Then a young, hip, and hippie indie group of artists called Gypsy Halos will be dancing around our tent expressing their love and spirit through flower crowns, leafy jewelry designs, and airy fashions. This movement is not just focused on the younger generation. We¹ve connected with our baby boomer warrior woman who¹s love for mother Earth has helped her develop an artistic eye for floral designs; Esperanza (Hope) will bring to our expo her creative orchid, succulents, air flower gardens. Last but not least, our tent will feature an art showcase called Monsterz, an Anti-bullying picturesque story created by Miami’s local Tuli. We will feature other random goodies, our farmer friends may stop by with organic goods, or maybe we¹ll have a pop-up artist color us alive! This is what Indie Gals does, we dig deep into the roots and help elevate indie creatives so that we can all break through the noise. Everyone deserves to feel the sunshine of success on their face.

Eat Your Poem Pop-Up Poetry Station
Your belly growls for a poem “to-go!” Words to feed the heart and soul! Eat Your Poem believes in the nourishing, potent power of words and this inspires us to the act of spontaneous, intuitive writing and sharing. Perched behind our vintage typewriters we create improvisational poems for you! Stop by our Pop-Up Poetry Station and take home a poem, created just for you. Yum! Poems are offered by donation and all proceeds go to Eat Your Poem’s “Poetry with a Purpose” Program. This community outreach branch of EYP brings poetic programming to women’s shelters, recovery centers and organizations that reach “at-risk” youth. Poetry with a Purpose is completing 14 sessions at Women in Distress in Broward County and we are slated to bring the program into Camillus House Shelter starting in mid-August.

Elwoods
The local public house with gastronomical food served with great beer and wine.

Relationships. Marriage, & Sex Variety Show 8/8/15

Relationships. Marriage, & Sex Variety Show
Saturday, 08/08/2015 – 04:00 pm – 06:30 pm
variety-showLittle Haiti Cultural Center
212-260 NE 59 Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $20 ($10 with a valid student/college ID)

Join the A-Team as we take you on a theatrical journey from childhood to adulthood through poetry, drama and song to teach you what it takes to make better choices in all your relationships.

You will never be the same. We guarantee it!

Poetic Art Soirée at Vintro Hotel + Kitchen for O, Miami Festival 4/30/15

Poetic Art Soirée at Vintro Hotel + Kitchen for O, Miami Festival
Thursday, 04/30/2015 – 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Vintro-2Vintro Hotel + Kitchen
2216 Park Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Local poets and art aficionados have partnered with Vintro Hotel + Kitchen, a member of Small Luxury Hotels and recipient of TripAdvisor 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award for top 25 hotels in the U.S., to celebrate O, Miami, South Florida’s biggest poetry festival now in its fourth year.

On Thursday, April 30th, guests are invited to enjoy a fusion of art, live entertainment and sultry poetry readings. An ode to one of literature’s most influential poets of all time, Vintro Kitchen will serve The Raven($8) a signature cocktail made with Grey Goose, Domaine Canton Ginger Liquor, cranberry, passion fruit nectar and red pepper flakes, among other drink specials from 5 to 8 p.m. Ladies are treated to complimentary champagne from 8 to 11 p.m. in the art-laden Scorpion Bar. Katherine Villari, Chloe Firetto-Toomey and Charles Morales are the evening’s featured poets, performing from 7 to 8 p.m. in the library lounge of Vintro Hotel’s eclectic lobby. Admission to the soirée is gratis.

Upon entering the hotel, the talents of curator Zoel of Rokk Star Enterprises and Miami historian Seth Bramson are on display with the perfect blend of modern art and retro Miami Beach nostalgia. Once home to the Park Avenue Hotel in the 1930s, the original sign still looms large over the renovated hotel, while the high-design updates of this classic Art Deco building provide all the comforts of an adult playground.

About Vintro Hotel + Kitchen
Vintro Hotel + Kitchen, a member of Small Luxury Hotels, is a new luxury boutique hotel and restaurant pair nestled in the heart of South Beach. The property is located at 2216 Park Avenue at the crossroads of Park Avenue and the newly renovated Collins Canal that connects guests to Biscayne Bay, Indian Creek and Lake Pancoast. Winner of TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award, the pop art-laden property offers 50 deluxe rooms and suites, a 1,450 sq. ft. rooftop and infinity pool, Mediterranean inspired cuisine at the restaurant, and a tropical neon oasis escapade for travelers. For more information, visit www.vintrohotels.com.

O, Miami 2015 Secret Sonnets

Want to send a love poem to someone…in Braille? Let someone know you are thinking of them by sending them a “Secret Sonnet”. And let Soul of Miami help you share your thoughts with your special someone.

Secret Sonnets is an original project for O, Miami 2015 that brings attention to a beautiful and important code that allows the visually impaired to read. Emily Connor and her team of local students will transcribe your original poem into uncontracted Braille, then mail it to your someone special. Each poem will include a Braille/Print alphabet cheat sheet for decoding.

Those interested, please visit http://omiami.submittable.com/submit/40207

The submitted poem should be an original body of work, less than 14 lines long, and the intended recipient must be a resident of Miami-Dade County. It must be submitted before the April 15, 2015 deadline.

From April 11-20, 2015, the poems will be transcribed into Braille and checked for errors. Beginning on April 21, 2015, the Brailled poems will be mailed using USPS. And if you would like, Soul of Miami would love to publish your poem on our web site.

Java Christian Poetry Nite The Black and White Affair 5/9/15

Java Christian Poetry Nite| The Black and White Affair
Saturday, 05/09/2015 – 05/09/2015 07:30 pm – 10:30 am
java-MAY2015-FRONTNorthside SDA Church
1769 NW 119 STREET,
MIAMI, Florida 33167
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $20

J.A.V.A. Christian Poetry Night (Jesus Approved Vibin’ Atmosphere) Cordially invites you to our 2nd Black & White Affair

Munch & Mingle|7:30PM
Showtime | 8
Come In Your Finest Black and White Attire

Tickets Includes:
Event Gift Bags
Hors d’oeuvres & Beverage Buffet
10 of South Florida’s Best Poets
Special Musical Guest

Miami River Poetry Cruise 4/10/15

Miami River Poetry Cruise
Friday, 04/10/2015 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
IMG_0656Bayside Market
401 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $45

Ahoy! Break out your boat shoes and come celebrate O, Miami Poetry Festival and National Poetry Month with a lyrical boat cruise up the Miami River.

Co-created and -produced with O, Miami , Miami River Poetry Cruise is a journey into the Heart of Dade-ness, guided by locals, protected by pythons, and serenaded by some of Miami’s best poets in a round-robin, “tour-guide” format invented just for this occasion. Hear the first-ever Prayer to Bayside, the second Ode to Fort Dallas, and settle, once and for all, via poetry, the debate of which is the better fish spot: Garcia’s or Casablanca?

Tickets will include one free drink ticket. (After that, it’s a cash bar. Yes, there’s a bar on the boat. Why would you ever get on a boat that DIDN’T have a bar?) Light snacks will be provided.

The cruise boards promptly at 7:30 p.m. from Bayside Marina, travels up the Miami River, and re-docks in Bayside at 9:30 p.m.

Books and BBQ 3/28/15

Books and BBQ
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
BOOKS-BBQ-v2Magnolia North Community Park
2123 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

OLCDC & Bookleggers Library are hosting a fun-filled, family-friendly afternoon at the park, complete with FREE books and $5 BBQ plates! Everyone’s invited!

Bookleggers is a community mobile library based out of South Florida, setting up at rotating venues once a month and giving away free books to the public. As of 2015, Bookleggers Library operates with the generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
For those who are new to Bookleggers, the rules are simple:
1) Everyone gets one book for free;
2) We accept trades, a book for a book;
3) Each additional book is $2.

Jessie Trice Community Health Center 11th Annual Santa’s Workshop Event 12/19/14

Jessie Trice Community Health Center 11th Annual Santa’s Workshop Event
Friday, 12/19/2014 – 12/19/2014 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
flyerJTCHC Main Center
5361 N. W. 22nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33142
More Info Link
Cost: Free

Take part in a special celebration as hundreds of children and families get in the holiday spirit. It takes place this Friday, December 19th from 3 – 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public!

There will be bouncy houses, face painting, balloon animals, vendor tables, gift distribution and entertainment!

ARTundressed 2014 South Florida’s Sexiest Arts and Entertainment Event 11/20/14 – 11/22/14

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ARTundressed 2014… South Florida’s Sexiest Arts & Entertainment Event
Thursday – Saturday, 11/20/2014 – 11/22/2014, 6:00pm – 11:59pm
artundressedMcCormick Place
111 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $

Celebrating art at its most creative, original — and erotic, ARTundressed has invited more than 120 artists from more than 28 countries to South Florida for a provocative showcase. Curated by knowledgeable art experts, the ARTundressed exhibition displays both the humorous and the sensual aspects of creative nude art, but features performance art, chic fashion, great live music, and cutting-edge visuals. Held November 20, 21, and 22 at The McCormick Place, this fifth annual event hopes to awaken — and heighten — Miami’s senses and spirits.

ArtUndressed2014_400x400px_address_SOULA one-of-a-kind event… The ARTundressed Festival presents a unique opportunity to truly experience the sensual aspects of the visual and performing arts through Art; Music; Fashion; and Entertainment. The principal concept of the Exhibition is to create an interactive environment which allows everyone attending to become participants and even performers themselves by engaging them in a memorable erogenous experience.

ARTundressed illustrates a variety of sensual subject matters that bring to life the essence of the exhibition itself; whether you are an art enthusiast or connoisseur; mainstream, or into alternative lifestyles, the collection of exhibited artworks is designed to literally stimulate the erogenous mind and spark intimate conversations. Our goal is to awaken and heighten all of your senses, reach out and touch the mind, body and amorous spirit through interactive participation.

ARTundressed 2014 includes:
** Art Exhibition showcasing around 250 exceptional curated art pieces
** More than 120 artists representing over 28 different countries
** An impressive collection of creative erogenous artworks rarely seen
** More than 80 participating artists are planning to attend the Exhibition
** Participation and art installations by local and international artists, performers, and Art Masters
** Live shows and performances; Live bands and deejays; Chic and Provocative Fashion
** Live Art Workshops and Interactive Community Art Wall for audience participation
** Art contests for Body Painting; Live Drawing and Photoshoot Sessions
** Catering Services offering appetizing food, beverages, and cocktails
** The Closing Party: “the GOOD, the BAD, and the NAUGHTY” (Saturday night)

ARTundressed 2014 South Florida's Sexiest Arts and Entertainment Event 11/20/14 – 11/22/14

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ARTundressed 2014… South Florida’s Sexiest Arts & Entertainment Event
Thursday – Saturday, 11/20/2014 – 11/22/2014, 6:00pm – 11:59pm
artundressedMcCormick Place
111 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 – $

Celebrating art at its most creative, original — and erotic, ARTundressed has invited more than 120 artists from more than 28 countries to South Florida for a provocative showcase. Curated by knowledgeable art experts, the ARTundressed exhibition displays both the humorous and the sensual aspects of creative nude art, but features performance art, chic fashion, great live music, and cutting-edge visuals. Held November 20, 21, and 22 at The McCormick Place, this fifth annual event hopes to awaken — and heighten — Miami’s senses and spirits.

A one-of-a-kind event… The ARTundressed Festival presents a unique opportunity to truly experience the sensual aspects of the visual and performing arts through Art; Music; Fashion; and Entertainment. The principal concept of the Exhibition is to create an interactive environment which allows everyone attending to become participants and even performers themselves by engaging them in a memorable erogenous experience.

ARTundressed illustrates a variety of sensual subject matters that bring to life the essence of the exhibition itself; whether you are an art enthusiast or connoisseur; mainstream, or into alternative lifestyles, the collection of exhibited artworks is designed to literally stimulate the erogenous mind and spark intimate conversations. Our goal is to awaken and heighten all of your senses, reach out and touch the mind, body and amorous spirit through interactive participation.

ARTundressed 2014 includes:
** Art Exhibition showcasing around 250 exceptional curated art pieces
** More than 120 artists representing over 28 different countries
** An impressive collection of creative erogenous artworks rarely seen
** More than 80 participating artists are planning to attend the Exhibition
** Participation and art installations by local and international artists, performers, and Art Masters
** Live shows and performances; Live bands and deejays; Chic and Provocative Fashion
** Live Art Workshops and Interactive Community Art Wall for audience participation
** Art contests for Body Painting; Live Drawing and Photoshoot Sessions
** Catering Services offering appetizing food, beverages, and cocktails
** The Closing Party: “the GOOD, the BAD, and the NAUGHTY” (Saturday night)

The R.E.D. Show at F.A.T. Village’s Art Walk 9/27/14

The R.E.D. Show at F.A.T. Village’s Art Walk
Saturday, 09/27/2014 – 07:00 pm – 01:00 am
10609371_695119327204243_180087953_nC&I Studios
C&I Studios 541 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301,
541 NW 1st Ave, Florida 33065
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness month. In honor of those who struggle with the affects of Sickle Cell Disease the Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group (SCNWG) in association with C&I Studios is proud to present “The R.E.D. Show”. This event is in honor of Sickle Cell awareness, those living with or caring for someone with SCD as well as those who have passed away due to Sickle Cell Anemia. The R.E.D. Show is a celebration of life and natural wellness. This year marks the third annual fundraiser presented by SCNWG to promote education, healthy living, social awareness and charitable donations for those impacted by Sickle Cell Anemia.

The R.E.D show will be hosted by C&I Studios, on Saturday, September 27th from 7:00pm-1:00am; located in Fat Village home to Ft. Lauderdale’s booming Art Walk. More than 1,000 patrons come out the enjoy the arts and festivities.

Highlights of the night: Art show opening and cocktail hour at 7pm. With an opening of poetry by Renda Writer and Victoria Jasmine Vance. The fashion show at 9pm will include designs by; GVB & MKDesigns, Katrina’s Caribbean Creations, EvaMichelle Designs, KDG Designs, and Accessories by Stephanie Zapata & Cosmic Reality Shungite Store. (Colors represented: Red, Green, Blue)

Live Music By, Montage & Pocket Full Of Lollipops

Spinning through the night DJ Tonx & DJ Claude

Acclaimed Contemporary Abstract Expressionist, Victor-Hugo Vaca Jr to premiere his most recently completed work of art entitled, “The Hypocrisy of Philanthropy” for sale to benefit The Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group The R.E.D. Show will be filled with exclusive live art for sale, poetry, DJ performances, fashion, wellness awareness, food, drinks, live musical performances, and and food trucks. With vendors of all kinds, keep a look out for giveaways, raffles, massage therapy and much more! We are still accepting sponsors, volunteers, and vendors.

Artists:
Louie Diamondz
Monica Hernandez
Gregory Dirr
Rolby Perez
Autumn Swift
Chase Vreeland
Shane Watt
Devon Saccomanno
Hadar Pitchman
Renda Writer
Sable Macon
Omar Malcom
Jamaal The Visualist
Kelcie Mquaid
Stefanie Caro
Fancis Marquez
Maverick Victor-Hugo

Special Thanks To:
C&I Studios
Thought Coalition
Healing Blends
Jennifer Ashley
PrintDirr
AtruMovement
Niether Zine
Katrina’s Caribbean Creations
Global Village Brand & MK Designs
EvaMichelle Designs
NFLifestyle
KDG Designs
Whole Foods Coral Springs
Orrington Jewelers
Silk Sensations Floral Arrangements
& Many More

I AM + HERO 10/25/14

I AM + HERO
Saturday, 10/25/2014 – 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
antiWynwood Warehouse Project
450 NW 27th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 – Guest ; $75 – VIP Guest & Photo shoot Participant

Strike-A-Pose, Liberate A Life

I AM + HERO at Wynwood Warehouse Project, an eclectic and contemporary art space, located at 450 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127. This interactive event is a continuation of our newest social awareness campaign entitled “SAVESEX”.

We are opening our 2015 advertising campaign of the, I AM + HERO initiative to the general public. Join us in our first ever community based photo shoot. Join the League of Heroes by coming out and enjoying great music, fashion, food and fun as we “Strike-a-Pose”, to liberate a life.

We will be donating 20% of the proceeds from the day’s event to Life of Freedom Center.

Photographs of The GALLERY with Bernice Steinbaum benefiting Art Studio Miami at LMNT on 6/14/14

TheGALLERY with Bernice Steinbaum benefiting Art Studio Miami at LMNT on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  Renowned Gallerist and Art Curator, Bernice Steinbaum reveiwed and installed the art presentation which celebrated the works of Art Educators & Teaching Artists. This event brought together a collection of exceptional local Art Studio teaching artists, university arts professors, new student arts educators, along with an entertaining evening of music, spoken word & poetry, cocktails provided by Byejoe.

Art Studio Miami Mission: “Is to EMPOWER YOUNG MINDS by providing Creative-Holistic Art Integration (C.H.A.I) LIFE ARTS PROGRAMS to youth in need. The mission of Art Studio Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, is to empower young minds by providing a safe location where youth are inspired and guided by artists, teachers, professionals and mentors who support the student’s educational, personal and professional career development through creative-holistic art integration (C.H.A.I.) LIFE ARTS.”

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The Imperial 5/20/14

The Imperial
Tuesday, 05/20/2014 – 10:00 pm – 03:00 am
The-MNT-Wynwood-BrewingThe Stage Miami
170 NE 38th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: $5

What is The Imperial ?

Basically, the Imperial picks up right where the legendary Stone Groove left off when the Vagabond closed its doors . Now with a slight upgrade that hard wave of energy can be found every Tuesday night @ 10pm at the Stage Miami .Our new location will serve as a training grown for our young artistic metropolis. The Imperial is a open mic night infused with live music custom made for the creative spirit and underground aficionados.Our aim is to build a stable home for self expression in Miami. It’s time for the rogues and vagabonds to become the king & queen that they know that they are .

THE IMPERIAL open mic
Hosted by: Marcus Blake & Rod Deal
Live music by:The 3rd. Party
Soundscape by: dj Wasabi

Doors open @ 10pm $5 before midnight $10 afterwards.
Poets,singers,lyricists artists,& musicians all welcome.

Young Performers Light Up the Night for Young Talent Big Dreams Finals 5/3/14

Young Performers Light Up the Night for Young Talent Big Dreams Finals
Saturday, 05/03/2014 – 07:00 pm –
DSC_29101Actor’s Playhouse at Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
Webpage Link
Cost: $10

Young Performers Light Up the Night for Young Talent Big Dreams Finals
By Michael R. Malone, The Children’s Trust

Before beginning his original spoken word piece for the Young Talent Big Dreams finals, David Woodward paused in front of the microphone and closed his eyes, seeming to disappear.

Then he opened his eyes and launched his emotional performance, a fusion of words and gestures that spoke of the frustration and sometimes fury of the many boys and young men in Woodward’s Little Havana neighborhood who seek to rise above their poverty and shatter the stereotypes that weigh against them.

For his originality and creativity, Woodward, a 16-year-old junior and one of the top writers in his AP English course at SLAM Miami Charter Middle/High School, was named the overall Grand Prize Winner of Young Talent Big Dreams. This year marked the fourth and most ambitious rendition of the countywide talent contest, coordinated by the Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre and sponsored by The Children’s Trust.
The cadre of judges, all professional artists or art critics, chose Woodward over a host of amazingly talented young musicians, dancers, composers and wordsmiths performing in a range of categories, both individual and group. For the top prize, Woodward received $500 in cash and a free trip for two – air fare, hotel and passes – to attend the live American Idol finale in Los Angeles, CA, courtesy of WSVN CH7.
Woodward, who’s been rhyming, rapping and creating original poetry since elementary school, credited his English teacher, Crystal Espinosa, at SLAM for helping him craft his award-winning performance piece. With her guidance, he revised the piece more than twenty times, working steadily on it for more than a month.

“Though I like to write, I wasn’t much of a reader before. The experience of competing in YTBD really taught me about perfecting my writing craft,” said Woodward, nicknamed the “silent assassin” by his classmates for the riveting power and precision infused in his work.

Winners were chosen for each of the categories, and 27 acts competed in all in the finals held Saturday, May 3 at the Actor’s Playhouse. These contestants were selected from the hundreds that participated over the past four months in the total seven auditions held at venues around the county.

“Every year the talent gets better and better, and the dreams get bigger and bigger for this competition,” said Charles M. Auslander, president and CEO of The Children’s Trust, adding that “The Trust is dedicated to helping to encourage the dreams of the children of Miami-Dade County.

Throughout the finals night as he has at all the auditions, emcee Earl Maulding kept the audience caffeinated with his infectious good humor as he sang the high praises of the performers who were competing and those who auditioned over the past few months.
¨These kids are just beyond believing. For many of them this contest is the first time that they walk onto a stage for an audition, but to hear and see them – you’d never know it. Their talents – and courage – are just off the charts,” commented Maulding, who directs the Young Audiences Theatre at Actors’ Playhouse.

Individual first-place winners in each category received $200. Ysabella Reyes, a 10-year-old who studies dance at Dance Hall and who dreams of becoming a ballroom dancer and choreographer wooed judges with her Individual Dance performance. Abdias L. Armenteros, a 9th grade student at Miami Union Academy took top prize in Individual Musical Instrument with his spirited saxophone performance. In the relatively new category for Individual Original Composition, Javmar Perez-Contreras, a 14-year-old pianist who attends Pinecrest Preparatory Middle High School, won first prize in stiff competition.

Carolina Rivero, an 8th-grader at St. Thomas the Apostle, delivered a spirited rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” to win Individual Vocal Pop/Rock/Rap. Judges awarded top prize for Individual Vocal Theatre/Jazz/Classical to Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto, a freshman vocalist at the New World School of the Arts, who delighted the audience with her version of “Taylor the Latte Boy.”

In Bands competition, One Love, comprised of five young musicians – Carina Ubinas, 15, Joshua Paulus-Rosenow, 15, Carlos Ubinas, 14, Michael Ubinas, 11, and Gabriela Ubinas, 9 – who’ve been performing together just a few months, took top prize. Each musician received $50. In Group Dance, Monica Delgado, an 8th grader at Coral Way K-8, and Anne Wright, an 8th grader at Westminister Christian School, won top honors and $100 each. Both are dancers with the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet. Imani Coker, 16, and Naya Schere, 17, won top honors for Group Musical Instrument for their viola duet. Both are musicians in Coral Reef Senior High’s Orchestra Magnet. The two also received $100 each.

All category winners received master classes taught by local professionals and opportunities to attend a range of professional performances over the coming year; a pair of subscriptions to the Actors’ Playhouse 2014-15 Mainstage Season; local restaurant certificates; and professional headshots for their portfolios from Alberto Romeu Photography. The Individual Dance Winner also received a full scholarship to the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet.

Judges for the finals performance included: David Arisco, artistic director at Actors’ Playhouse; Lynn Martinez, WSVN CH7 News Anchor; Mary Carmen Catoya, Principal Dancer, Miami City Ballet; Howard Cohen, Features Writer, The Miami Herald; Natalie Lewis-Schere, Co-Founder and Executive Director of PATH; and Joel Someillan, Award-winning musical producer of Nickelodeon’s Dora The Explorer and Go Diego Go! TV shows.

Early in the evening, Actors’ Playhouse executive producing director Barbara Stein welcomed local dignitaries and graciously thanked the many event sponsors. At the end of the night, the stage was filled with beaming contestants, purple Finalist medallions swinging at their necks. Stein’s welcome words still echoed in the confettied air.

“This has been the most amazing competition, one that inspires the dreams of so many and that we’re so glad to be a part of. Nobody’s leaving here tonight who’s not a first-class winner.

O, Miami Poetry Festival Presents: Omni-ZonaFranca 4/12/14

O, Miami Poetry Festival Presents: Omni-ZonaFranca
Saturday, 04/12/2014 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
o-miamiPérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join Omni-ZonaFranca, a multi-disciplinary collective of street artists from Cuba for Buscando El Sol Perdido/Searching for the Lost Sun, an afternoon of poetry, performance and interactive mural creation. Also join PAMM Free Second Saturdays Presented by Target for family related activities.

Artists Amaury Pacheco OmniPoeta, Nilo Julián Gonzalez AcetatoProducciones and Luis Eligio D Omni will be at PAMM for the event.

Presented by O,Miami

Self-parking on-site as available ($2/hour) / Metromover: Museum Park station / pamm.org/parking
Photo by Ishmahil Blagrove

Miami Dance Festival Presents: The Poetry Project 4/15/14

Miami Dance Festival Presents: The Poetry Project
Sunday, 04/15/2014 – 06:30 pm –
MDC Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave, Building 6, Room 6100.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

The Miami Dance Festival will present The Poetry Project, co-sponsored by the Miami Dade College Wolfson Department of Art and Philosophy. Audience members will be invited to read poems by local poets that are written directly on Momentum Dancers’ bodies. The dancers will also interpret the sequence of the poems. The event is also part of MDC’s Department of Arts and Philosophy Arts and Letters Week activities.

O, Miami Poetry Festival Event Schedule April, 2014

O, Miami Poetry Festival
Confirmed Project List & Event Schedule
OMiami.org

Events

* Picnic in the Park/Poets Laureate in the Park (Sat., April 5)
O, Miami Poetry Festival partners with New World Symphony and the City of Miami Beach to present a new kind of live poetry reading in Soundscape Park. Former U.S. Poets Laureate Robert Hass and Kay Ryan will join National Book Award-winner Nikki Finney for an intimate reading inside the New World Symphony, while a crowd will watch the reading for free in Soundscape Park as it’s live-projected onto the 7,000 square foot wall of the symphony. From 5-8 p.m., enjoy free music and performances in the park. At 8 p.m., spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy the “biggest” poetry reading in the history of Miami.

*The Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club (April 1-30)
A partnership with The Related Group, the E.P.A.C. is a two-story house that O, Miami is transforming into a community wellness center for the month of April. Spiritually depleted? Physically lethargic? Come to the Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club during the month of April for poetry readings, water aerobics, yoga, meditation, zine fairs, and games of pick-up basketball.

* Poet-in-Residence at Gramp’s Bar (April 1-30)
Wynwood’s favorite watering hole Gramp’s will host thirty one-day residencies for poets. Miami-area poets may apply on-line with a short line of verse about booze. Each poet will be given the last stool at the end of the bar. For each poem written on a cocktail napkin, the poet will receive one free beer (limit three beers). At the end of the month, Gramp’s will create a zine from the month’s worth of poems.

* Pin-Up Poetry at ArtCenter/South Florida (April 1- 30th/Reading April 13)
Poets are invited to push-pin their poems onto the walls at the ArtCenter/
South Florida at 800-810 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Poets and all artists can do this with original poems or poems that inspire them (proper credit given). The poems can be on any kind of paper including post-its, photographs or drawings and put up with a push pin.

* A Funeral Procession for Juan Gelman (TBD)
To commemorate the death of Argentine poet Juan Gelman, artist Jordan Marty will drive through every single neighborhood playing a bilingual recording of a previously recorded reading by Gelman of a fictional American cowboy’s laments in (The Poems of Sidney West) poetry via a short-wave transistor radio.

* The Last Ride of José Martí (TBD)
An homage to the continued significance of the life and work of Cuban poet and revolutionary José Martí. Actor Ivan Lopez—dressed as Martí—will ride down Calle Ocho on the back of a white horse and distribute roses outfitted with Martí poems.

*Poetry Readings with
* Under the Influence with Cathy Bowman (April 2) Miami poet Campbell McGrath hosts a night of influences with visiting poet Cathy Bowman and UM’s Jawinder Bolina. Each poet will present poems that have influenced their work.

* Stephanie Strickland, Denise Duhamel, Julie Marie Wade (April 7) Poet Stephanie Strickland reads from her work and exhibits digital experimentations with web-based literature. Miami poets Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade co-star.

* Poetry & Race with Jaswinder Bolina (April 10) A panel on the topic of race as it intersects with contemporary American poetry, with examples.

* Don Share (April 19)

* Cuban, Cuban-American, Spanish, and Chicano poetry
Readings, discussions, and workshops with:
* Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize-winner José Kozer (April 9)
* Spanish poet Elena Medel (April 16)
* Local Miami poet Yosie Crespo with Cuban poet Legna Rodríguez Iglesias in her first visit to the US discussing Generation Zero, a new crop of Cuban and Cuban-American poets (April 23)
* American Book Award-winner Jimmy Santiago Baca (April 27).

*Poetry Karaoke with Annick Adey-Babinski (April 12)
Come show off your poetry reading chops at Poetry karaoke, our night of off-the-cuff poetics. Even if you never memorized The Waste Land, our DJ has you covered with her lyric videos, so you’ll never miss a owr.d Read with the greats! Bust out your Shakespeare chops or go contemporary w/ a Plath poem, you choose from our Karaoke men. BYOB baby- it’s a house party!

*Speaktacular -Ashley M. Jones & Darius Daughtry (April 17)
Poetry. Music. Dance. Visual Art. All of these are elements of SPEAKtacular, a full-scale production that combines these art forms in a one-of-a-kind show. Youth poets from the Jason Taylor Foundation’s Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network will dazzle and inspire with their words as musicians, dancers, and visual artists create and express alongside them onstage. Event organizers and poets Darius and Ashley M. Jones.

*Free workshop for Miami student editors (April 19)
Don Share, Executive Editor of the largest circulating poetry journal in the country, Poetry magazine, leads a free workshop for Miami-area student literary magazine editors. Share will also read his own work the following night (April 19), in addition to his translations of the great Mexican poet Miguel Hernandez.

* Zine Fair (April 19)
Zines are magazines made by people who don’t have the money to make magazines. O, Miami honors the long tradition of D.I.Y. publishing in Miami with a day-time zine fair in partnership with Pages & Spreads and University of Miami Special Collections. Local artists and publishers will display, trade, and sell their zines. Perrier and KIND will distribute snacks, and the backyard pool at the Edgewater Poetry & Athletics Club will be open.

* The First-ever LitCrawl Miami (April 26)
O, Miami drags the popular literary pub crawl series into the humidity. Bars and clubs on South Beach will host a variety of boozy performances by Miami-area writers from all genres and styles during a night that will test your Bukowskian pretensions. Leave your elitism at home, and bring along a designated driver.

* Forager Book Release (April 29) Brand-new Miami-based publishing imprint Jai-Alai Books unveils their first book: Forager: A Brief Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants. Co-presented with Edible South Florida.

Projects

* The Poetry Lottery (April 1-30)
Artist Agustina Woodgate and poet Mary Reufle have joined forces to create the Poetry Lottery: a scratch-off lottery ticket that works like an erasure poem in reverse. Use a penny or your fingernail to unveil the words of an original text by Reufle. Reveal the whole thing, or co-create a new poem with Reufle by picking and choosing which words to uncover. The tickets will be distributed only in Miami-Dade County during the month of April.

* #ThisIsWhere (April 1-30)
Co-created by O, Miami and WLRN, #ThisIsWhere is a poetry contest that asks South Floridians to write short poems about the places they care about. Beginning the last week of March, WLRN will accept submissions of short poems that include the phrase “This is where…” Every Friday, WLRN will announce the top ten poems of the week on their website. On April 23rd, a list of finalists will be announced who will read at a special event on April 30th. Some contributing poets will appear on WLRN radio and WBPT2 TV. Go to WLRN.org for more info on how to enter.

* Living with Poetry (April 1-30)
“Living with Poetry” draws inspiration from Nicanor Parra’s antipoesia and anti-poems in order to create an experience that draws from visual, literary, and spoken poetry. The project consists of a space created by the Guatemalan-based collaborative BIP (Bureau of Public Interventions) at O, Miami’s Edgewater Poetry and Athletics Club. BIP is a collaborative project by Stefan Benchoam and Christian Ochaita that originated as a direct response to the lack of public spaces and infrastructures for recreation and socializing in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The interventions and occurrences that they organize can be read as Situationist gestures that generate reflection and debate about their city.

* Fire Dreams- Matt Roberts and poet Terri Witek (April 1-30)
When we walk through cities, our bodies enter the dreams of other people who’ve walked there. New media artist Matt Roberts and poet Terri Witek map Miami by floating assorted “dreamers” over various metropolitan spaces. City wanderers then follow this walkable dream map via an augmented reality phone app. Along the way, they are offered chances to see a dream, hear dream-poem, text a dream-poem of their own, and perform various other transmittable acts. These become a poetic dream map of the city.

* People Poetry with Quinn Smith (April 1-30)
Mining the vastness of Twitter, to create poetic alchemy, the project starts by reviewing Twitter with a search term Miami, taking one posted picture & a series of tweets, and then arranging those tweets into a poem. Standard computer software is enough: 1). Place the poem on the pix w/PowerPoint 2). Create the image w/Microsoft Paint 3). Hashtag it #omiami w/credits for everyone who feeds that contribution. This project is open to anyone.

This is Just to Say…. Elena Errazuriz (April 1-30)
Passers-by during the midday pause at a college campus are invited to read The Red Wheelbarrow/This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams. When ready by a variety of people, the poem is given the gift of each reader’s pitch, inflection, rhythm.

Poetry Spoke Cards – Elsbeth Pancrazi & Brett Fletcher Lauer (April 1-30)
A spoke card is a printed card suspended in the spokes of a bike wheel, historically to identity the cyclists’s participation in a street race. This unlikely platform has since been used to display small works of art to political endorsements. Award winning designer Gabriele Wilson will work w/ poets Brett Fletcher Lauer & Elsbeth Pancrazi to create spoke cards printed w/poetry to be distribute free at O, Miami events & local bike shows, & through participating cycling groups. The cards will be a badge to id poetry lovers, & an eye-catching unexpected encounter w/ poetry.

Home- Beyond Geography- Juana Meneses & Leila A. Leder Kremer (April 1-30)
Home: Beyond Geography is a participatory writing project created by interdisciplinary artists Juan Meneses and Leil Leder Kremer. The project explores the identity of our port city, mapping Miami’s resident’s personal histories. During the month of April, Juana & Leila will visit- armed with pens paper, maps- different Miami Dade neighborhoods with an opening line to poems around the themes of identity, home & mobility. Juana and Leila will prompt those they meet to respond to the poems, which will be collected, copied & distributed to residents during subsequent visits to other districts. The result- a poetry exchange between Miami Dade residents. A selection of the poems collected, and a map showing the participating neighborhoods, will be compiled into a zine to be available for free at the conclusion of the project.

Bite into Poetry – Willa Kaufman and Elizabeth Jacobs (April 1-30)
Mother/daughter team from New Mexico, Willa is a senior film & creative writing student at University of Miami, and Elizabeth is the founding director of The WingSpan Poetry Project in Santa Fe, which brings weekly poetry classes to the women residents at the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. Elizabeth taught for many years in public elementary schools as a teaching artist with ArtWorks. She is the author of Her Knees Pulled In, a book of poems.

Road Sage- P. Scott Cunningham (April 1-30)
Consistently ranked among the top 15 most congested cities in the country, Miami is a place where people are used to sitting in traffic. “Road Sage” is an O, Miami project designed to give those people something to read while stuck in their cars. The project has 2 main locations: 1). Biscayne Blvd & NE 22nd St & 2) NE 79th St and TBD.
The Biscayne location features a stanza from Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s “Sonnet XLIII) in the original Spanish, written on the windows of a building by a Haitian sign artist. “Sometimes my fiancé Christina is driving home on Biscayne Blvd,” says O, Miami Executive Director P. Scott Cunningham, and “she’ll honk as she’s passing beneath my office window. Most times, however, the honks I hear below me are expressions of anger, or “road rage”. So I decided to write a love poem to Christina on the window that could also serve as a general message for everyone on Biscayne stuck in traffic and trying to get home to someone they love.” The second location features a poem called “Flamingoes” by American poet Todd Boss that can only be described as “So Miami.”

Anonymous Letters- Christina Pettersson (April 1-30)
Much has been reported recently on the death of handwriting, in terms of hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, as a link between handwriting and learning ability, even creativity. For instance, handwriting has been proving as a better tool for imprinting words to memory that typing. In “_______” Miami artist Christina Pettersson will create a space where visitors can choose a poem from a book, copy it by hand onto stationary and then mail it to an unknown person in Miami-Dade chosen randomly out of the White Pages. “I do hope to reintroduce the beauty of knowing lines of poetry by rote, as people once did,” Pettersson says. “And what unexpected pleasure to receive such a letter in t he mail, lovingly conceived and written, certain to be remembered.”

The History of Race in American Poetry, presented by Scott Cunningham of O’Miami 4/10/14

The History of Race in American Poetry, presented by Scott Cunningham of O’Miami
Thursday, 04/10/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33129
Webpage Link
Cost: $6.00 per person

Join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in collaboration with the O’Miami annual poetry program. Visitors will have time to explore the RACE exhibition.

Discussion and performance: “Imaged Words and Worded Images: Production, Publication and Performance” 3/22/14

Discussion and performance: “Imaged Words and Worded Images: Production, Publication and Performance”
Saturday, 03/22/2014 – 02:00 pm – 04:30 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free with museum admission

oin Max Schumann, Tom Phillips, Michael Basinksi and Primary Information for an afternoon of discussion and performance poetry. This program is organized in conjunction with A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on view at PAMM through May 25, 2014. Primary Information is currently researching the Sackner collection, a vast repository of historic and contemporary works that synthesize word and image.

2pm
Max Schumann, Associate Director of Printed Matter, New York, speaks about the distribution of artists’ books and publications.

2:45pm
Artist Tom Phillips, whose seminal work A Humument inspired the exhibition’s title, joins the discussion from London via Skype.
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​3:30pm
Michael Basinski, a poet and curator of Poetry and Rare Books Collections of SUNY, Buffalo, New York, performs a hybrid poetry reading and lecture.

4pm
James Hoff of Primary Information, a New York-based organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and writings moderates a discussion with the participants.

Free with museum admission
Space is limited. First come, first seated

Poetry Buffet presenting Diego Quiros 2/10/14

Poetry Buffet presenting Diego Quiros
Monday, February 10, 2014, 7-9 pm
CrepeMaker Café
76 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables
Please RSVP at dclocicero@gmail.com and include your phone number. If you RSVP, but cannot attend, please let us know. If you have any questions or suggestions, contact Cara at readpoemswithme@gmail.com.

“You need not be a poet to attend, just a writing enthusiast!”

Join us in celebration of a New Year at The Poetry Buffet, as we present poet, artist, and photographer Diego Quiros. Diego was born in Havana, spent his early childhood in Spain and traveled to the United States to the United States by himself at age 10. As a teenager he was drawn to photography. His interest in chemistry, optics and electronics led him to study physics and math, which eventually led to an Engineering degree. His photographs have been featured in the Miami New Times, Google Earth, Yahoo Weather, and most recently, on a six-page interview with South Florida Opulence Magazine. He has taken part on solo and collaborative installations in Miami, Chicago and New York. Diego is also an accomplished writer, he published a collection of poems under the title “Alchetry” in 2009. The book had a run of 500 copies, which were mostly sold at local bookstores and online. He has also read his poetry on public radio, the New World Symphony, and at various local venues.

Admission to The Poetry Buffet includes a complimentary glass of wine and fixed price menu with a choice of:

Small Entree & Dessert Crepe Combos still only $12.99/pp with a small drink.
or
Regular-size Entree & Dessert Crepes $15.99/pp, with a large fountain drink or coffee/tea and chips.

Love, Sex and UN-Spoken Words 3/15/14

Love, Sex and UN-Spoken Words
Saturday, 03/15/2014 – 03/15/2014 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Iva-flyer-pic1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Court,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

LOVE, SEX & UN-Spoken Words
Curated and Hosted by Iva Christina McDaniels
Admission: Free & Open to the Public

LOVE, SEX & UN-Spoken Words: Is a celebration of original poetry sung by the sultry songbird, Alana DaCosta and improvised by the erotic movements of Body & Soul Dance Theatre. This explosive journey stimulates the senses from head to toe with passion filling every moment. An open mind and soul are all that’s required for admission, however, be prepared for the emotional rollercoaster that always proves to be worth the ride.

In addition to the performances, enjoy the captioned short film, GAWKIN. This work combines the sophisticated presence of actress Sope Aluko and the sensual swagger of actress Marlaina Law. The women explore their internal fears within their perspective sexuality while contemplating a love connection. Tiptoe down an 8-minute rabbit hole, you may just like what you see. And if you’re cravings still haven’t been satisfied, bask in the larger than life size artwork inspired by self-love, relationships and loving your passion. This production contains explicit material and language. Parental guidance is advised.

Iva McDaniels is a multidisciplinary artist. She graduated from Coral Gables Senior High and holds degrees in Radio & Television Broadcasting, Communications, and Interdisciplinary Arts Education. She is the author of the poetry book MOIST, a playwright, blogger, freelance spiritual and entertainment writer, and filmmaker.

1310 Gallery is an artist-run collective that offers over 2400 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s live/work facility, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly and also hosts performances and workshops. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions.

Poetry and Talents Night of Love 2/9/14

Poetry and Talents Night of Love
Sunday, 02/09/2014 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
imageMoonchine Bistro
7100 Biscayne blvd,
Miami, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: $5

Poetry&Talents is a great event where talented local artist such as poets, singers, and comedians come to share their art. We are working hard to bring different talents all the time. We are not limited to language for we sometimes have Spanish, French, creole performers and the beauty is that our audience enjoys them as much as English performers. After all, this is what Miami is all about.
Our stage is open to all talented performers who are interested to share so come experience our great talents in this very cool, sexy, and grown venue for a great time.
If you like different style of poetry, we have it.
If you like different singing voices , we have it.
If you like different comedy types , we have it too.

Purely Poetry. a night to write & recite 11/23/13

Purely Poetry. a night to write & recite.
Saturday, Nov 23, 8:00pm
Moonchine Asian Bistro + Lounge + Bar
7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Florida 33138

any poets out there ever wish they had a night just for them? i mean, we love all arts, expression, and music, but sometimes, poets just need a quiet room to listen to the subtleties of each others work. in that regard, we present to you

PURELY POETRY.
an intimate evening of delicate art.
recital and dinner.

featuring:

Benjamin Shahoulian
Poala Christina Tavarez
Dimitri Jean-Baptiste Mungary
Jacob Hartley
Cathleen Shameless
Rio Chavarro
Nelson Alvarez De La Campa
Dan Serro
Alonso Menendez
Renda Writer
Hazmin Valdes
David Hollister
Josh Weiss
Sergio Mora

$10 COVER INCLUDES DINNER ENTREE
free valet

18+ . 8 PM

dinner served at 8 pm – 9pm.
poetry recital 9 pm – 11 pm

Wine Down Wednesday 12/4/13

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Wine Down Wednesday
Wednesday, 12/04/2013 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Bob-Marley-PhotoHistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
Webpage Link
Cost: $10

Join HistoryMiami for the last Wine Down Wednesday of the year! Sip on delicious refreshments, explore the Bob Marley Messenger exhibition, and enjoy a special poetry event, The Messengers: A Spoken Word Experience, hosted by ”Soulcialite” Ingrid B. Free parking available at the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza Garage, 50 NW 2 Ave.

(Un)Filtered Poetry at Panther Coffee 9/9/13

(Un)Filtered Poetry at Panther Coffee
unfilteredMonday, September 9, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Panther Coffee
2390 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Panther Coffee of Wynwood invites you to join us for our monthly poetry event, featuring some of Miami’s best poets, writers and artists. We hope to create a space for literary and poetic expression and to cultivate growing talent in our neighborhood.

That night we will have an open mic portion and encourage anyone to sign up and perform. Following that we will have an incredible line up of featured poets, writers and musicians, including Calvin Made-Son Early, Emily Sheila, Barbara Trawick and more. Also, If you are interested in performing, send me a message.

We will also have happy hour specials on coffee, wine and beer. Come out and support local writers, be inspired and share libations with your community.

Wynword Open Mic Night 9/9/13

Wynword Open Mic Night
wynwordMonday, September 9, 9pm
TSL Lounge
167 NW 23rd Street
Miami, Florida 33127

RSVP for reduce admission at wynwordmiami@gmail.com

Wynword  Open Mic
Write.
Read.
Recite.

Every Monday night join us as we take it back to the basics. When it was all about the words.
Open mic sign up: 9pm
Hosted by: Marcus Blake & Rune Masri
Music by: DJ Wasabi Spins’it Good & Guests

Drinks $20.00 Open Bar from 9pm-

Mostly Jazz: Mariana Martin 9/25/13

Mostly Jazz: Mariana Martin
Wednesday, 09/25/2013 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mariana-Martin-Sept.-25The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Mariana Martin uses the haunting power of her inner world to create evocative works of musical art. What makes her different from other artists is her ability to take her inspiration from artists that she admires and assimilate these influences into her own style.

Come as you are for a great night of Live Music. No cover, great cocktail prices all night long. Performance begins at 8pm. Make a night of it, and reserve your table at BLT Steak for best seats! Call 305-673-0044 for dinner reservations.

Betsy provides year-round philanthropy, arts and cultural programming as part of our commitment to community. For more information, visit our Philanthropy page at http://TheBetsyHotel.com/philanthropy.

Poetry Reading: Patricia Lockwood 9/20/13

Poetry Reading: Patricia Lockwood
Friday, 09/20/2013 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Sept-20The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Patricia Lockwood’s poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poetry, Agni, Denver Quarterly, the New Yorker, and American Letters & Commentary. Her first book of poetry is Balloon Pop Outlaw Black (Octopus Books, 2012). Her poem “Rape Joke” appeared on The Awl this past summer and became an online sensation. The Guardian said Lockwood “casually reawakened a generation’s interest in poetry” while Salon said that the poem should “end the rape joke debate.” Poetry Foundation declared the poem “world-famous.”

Lockwood will read from her work and participate in a brief Q&A after the reading. Presented in partnership with University of Wynwood and The Writer’s Room at The Betsy, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

For more information on The Writer’s Room, visit http://betsywritersroom.com/.

Betsy provides year-round philanthropy, arts and cultural programming as part of our commitment to community. For more information, visit http://TheBetsyHotel.com/ or call us at 305-531-6100.

The Betsy-South Beach: “Expect no more. This is happiness.”

Smooth Bounce Wednesday 8/28/13

Smooth Bounce Wednesday
Wednesday, 08/28/2013 – 08/28/2013 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
smooth-bounce-flyerHollywood Live
2333 E Hollywood Bvld,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 general

We invite you to come out for a night of intimate poetry, a live band, great music by Dj Thought, drink specials, fun and relaxation to get you over the “hump” so that you may get through the rest of your work week energized, inspired and ready for a fantastic weekend all the while being home at a decent time for work the next morning! Smooth Bounce brings you poetry with a poetry as we use donations and proceeds to feed the homeless, provide children with Christmas toys, books to promote literacy, and Scholarships for High School students coming into the world. Come join us every 4th wednesday of the monthas we celebrate the wonderful world of open mic poetry!

Youth Edition Of Expressions And Old School Spoken Word 08/17/13

Youth Edition Of Expressions And Old School Spoken Word
Saturday, 08/17/2013 – 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm
August-Expressions-evite-8.17.13The Ward Gallery
249 N.W. 9th St,
Miami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link
Cost: $5 in advance $10 at the door

On August 17th, 2013 from 5PM to 7PM at the Ward Gallery in Overtown, new school will meet old school in a special back-to-back edition of Expressions presented by The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida. Featured spoken word performers Anomaly, Poettis and the venue’s first nationally recognized visiting poet, Taalam Acey will follow the youth edition. Anomaly and Poettis have been leading ladies among the Miami spoken word circuit for a number of years, groomed in the era of famed slain poet, Will “Da Real One.” Acey, a New Jersey native, currently residing in Baltimore, MD has presented his spoken word on a national platform and has frequently been featured on BET, at the Essence Music Festival and in Essence Magazine.

The Expressions double feature is August 17, beginning with Youth Expressions starting at 5 p.m. and Expressions at 7 p.m. and will feature music by Jody Hill and Deep Fried Funk Band. There will be a cash bar and delicious food available for purchase. Expressions double act will lead with Youth Expressions, an adolescent version of the regular monthly event featuring the spoken word, musical and performing arts talents of young people from, in and around the Overtown community.The Youth showcase starts at 5 p.m. and will feature youngsters presenting their own spin on the ‘Expressions’ format, showcasing their skills in poetry and music. Many of the adolescent performers are participants in the arts program at Urgent, Inc., a Black Archives’ community partners in Overtown.

(un)filtered at Panther Coffee 8/12/13

(un)filtered
Monday, August 12, 2013, from 7:30PM – 10:00PM
Panther Coffee
2390 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Panther Coffee will present (un)filtered, it’s first event geared toward poetic and literary expression.

(un)filtered #1 will join literary projects University of Wynwood and Jai Alai Magazine to host Jai Alai Magazine’s (#7) summer issue launch which will be followed by open mic, including featured performers such as local Stone Groove host Marcus Blake.

Through (un)filtered, Panther Coffee aims to cultivate the subtle talents of local writers by providing a venue and opportunity for Miami’s rising literary talent to express themselves in a unique and diverse setting. The event will occur along Panther’s Summer Happy Hour: buy one get one half off all beer and wine & two-for-one cortaditos, which is from 5:00PM to close every day.

Please join us as we celebrate local literature with coffee and libations, this second Monday of the month.

The Miami Writers Institute Presents: Telling Someone Else’s Story: Collaborative Writing with Patricia Mulcahy 11/20/13-11/22/13

The Miami Writers Institute Presents: Telling Someone Else’s Story: Collaborative Writing with Patricia Mulcahy
Wednesday, 11/20/2013 – 11/22/2013 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
WI-fall-2013Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave, Miami,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $225

Writing with or for someone else requires what novelist Colum McCann calls “radical empathy,” not just editorial and/or writing skill. In this three-day workshop participants will pair off and exchange stories. So bring a tape recorder and a computer or tablet — anything with a keyboard that will enable you to interview your cohort and then present your version of the story that best defines him or her. We’ll look at some examples of successful commercial collaborations and also try exercises in perception and differing viewpoints – how do you “read” someone else, and then verbalize the results – to kick off the workshop. Registration is now open. For more information, please contact Nicole Swift at nswift@mdc.edu.

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – Finish Your Novel – the TV way! with Anjanette Delgado 9/18/13 – 11/6/13

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – Finish Your Novel – the TV way! with Anjanette Delgado
Wednesday, 09/18/2013 – 11/06/2013 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
centerforliteratureandtheatre june2012Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave, Miami,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $170

Using techniques of television series head writers or show runners who must create entire worlds from top to bottom under strict ($$$) deadline pressure, this course will teach you how to organize it all, how to know what to keep and what to toss, and how to keep your inspiration level high throughout the long-form story process. Registration is now open. For more information, contact Nicole Swift at nswift@mdc.edu or 305-237-3528.

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – Flash Non-Fiction with M.J. Fievre 9/17/13 – 11/5/13

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – Flash NON-Fiction with M.J. Fievre
Tuesday, 09/17/2013 – 11/05/2013 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
centerforliteratureandtheatre june2012Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave, Miami,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $170

Flash NON-fiction is an exciting and nuanced genre full of possibilities and surprises; it encourages writers to be economical and deliberate. The pieces, though diminutive in length, must still contain all the elements of narrative construction. How does a writer compress events and characterization into a few hundred words? Well, come experiment and play! The workshop will be beneficial for those first experimenting with the genre and for those looking to hone their skills. Write short, think long. Registration is now open. For more information, contact Nicole Swift at nswift@mdc.edu or 305-237-3528.

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – Miami Noir: A Fiction Workshop with David Beaty 9/12/13 – 11/7/13

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – Miami Noir: A Fiction Workshop with David Beaty
Sunday, 09/12/2013 – 11/07/2013 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
centerforliteratureandtheatre june2012Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave, Miami,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $170

Why do the words “Miami” and “crime” and “noir” sound so natural together? How would you define “noir,” and how is the Miami kind different from that found anywhere else? What’s so special about Miami, its history, setting, weather, and its salad of inhabitants and their conflicting traditions that has attracted so many crime writers? In this workshop, we’ll investigate these aspects of life in Miami and look at how you can use them to create your own noir crime fiction. We’ll read and discuss short examples by such writers as Charles Willeford, James W. Hall, Les Standiford, John Dufresne, Elmore Leonard, and others. There will be writing exercises in class, and students will bring in copies of their stories or chapters to be workshopped by the class. Registration is now open. For more information, contact Nicole Swift at nswift@mdc.edu.

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – Clase Magistral de Análisis y Creatividad Literaria con Edmundo Paz-Soldan 9/14/13

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – Clase Magistral de Análisis y Creatividad Literaria con Edmundo Paz-Soldan
Saturday, 09/14/2013 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
centerforliteratureandtheatre june2012Koubek Center
2705 SW Third St. ,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: $60

Clase Magistral de Análisis y Creatividad Literaria con Edmundo Paz-Soldan
Una clase que propone como objetivo principal la discusión de los elementos básicos de la narración literaria como forma de incentivar el desarrollo de la voz narrativa. El análisis de los elementos formales presentes en una obra narrativa busca que los asistentes se enfoquen en su propia escritura. La registracion esta abierta. Para mas informacion, pueden contactar Nicole Swift a nswift@mdc.edu o 305-237-3528.

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – The Poets’ Place with Adrian Castro 9/21/13 – 10/12/13

Fall 2013 Creative Writing Courses – The Poets’ Place with Adrian Castro
Saturday, 09/21/2013 – 10/12/2013 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
centerforliteratureandtheatre june2012Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: $100

In this workshop, we will examine poems both from workshop participants and other poets that exemplify the use of place. We will also ask where is that place? Where is that physical place, that geographical place, and also where is that mental place? Is that place real, nostalgic, dreamt, etc.? Participants will bring to the workshop poems with these themes. Feedback will be given based on the Liz Lerhman method, which focuses feedback beginning from the artist place of inspiration and creative space, then from the reader’s/listener’s perspective—i.e. what the reader thought, felt, assimilated while reading the poem. Lastly, poets will be encouraged to appropriately render their poems out aloud—from their voice, their perspective, their place. Registration is now open. For more information, contact Nicole Swift at nswift@mdc.edu or 305-237-3528.

Expressions presented by The Black Archives an evening of Spoken Word and Jazz 7/20/13

“Expressions” presented by The Black Archives an evening of Spoken Word and Jazz
expressionsSaturday, July 20, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Historic Ward Cultural Tourist Gallery
249 Northwest 9th Street
Miami, FL 33136
Purchase Tickets Online

The Black Archives, History and Research Foundation of South Florida Inc. invites the Miami community and tourist to enjoy an evening of poetic expression, live jazz and neo-soul music as we celebrate a “White Hot Summer” in Overtown on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at The Historic Ward Rooming House Gallery, 249 NW 9th Street. The Ward Rooming House Gallery is sponsored in part by the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency as a redevelopment activity pursuant to the approved Community Redevelopment Plan.

The inaugural event was held on April 13, 2013, which saw 200 attendees.

The July theme will be a “White Hot Summer” in Overtown. So come in your white outfits and summer cool wear. The “Expressions” event, co-sponsor The Design Group, Miami, will transform the Ward Gallery into an oasis of white as we celebrate the summer and our “2013” NBA Champions the Miami Heat. For the past three events The Design Group, Miami has transformed the Ward garden area into a stylish nightclub vibe with a cool, resort-like feel. Timothy A. Barber, executive Director stated, “We could not have done this event without The Design Group, I applaud the partnership and I look forward to all of our future collaborations.”

Guests will again be treated to live music from the Jody Hill and the Deep Fried Funk Band and spoken word by featured artist. With the large space, guests to be able to enjoy the performances from whichever vantage point they choose.

The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 by Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Ph.D. Dr. Fields with the mission to not only preserve the documentary and photographic history of black South Florida, but to enrich the present and protect the future through the revitalization Miami’s former black business and entertainment district, Overtown. The Black Archives is sponsored by the SEOPW CRA, Miami Dade County, The Miami Times, & Macy’s. For more information about Black Archives sponsored events or how to become a sponsor or make a donation, visit www.theblackarchives.org, email kpritchett@theblackarchives.org or call 305-636-2390.

Please note that this is an outdoor event. In the case of non-stop inclimate weather predictions, we will postponed the event until the following Saturday. All purchase are considered a donation to the Black Archives and know that your support increases the employment opportunities for Overtown residents.

Expressions – An Evening of Spoken Word and Live Jazz 6/22/13

Expressions – An Evening of Spoken Word and Live Jazz
Saturday, 06/22/2013, 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Expressions-flyer-6.22.13-791x1024Ward Gallery
249 N.W. 9th Street,
249 N.W. 9th Street, Florida FL
Webpage Link

Expressions is a lyrical event featuring the country’s best poets, musicians, chefs and artists, as The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc. reintroduces the spirit of Overtown. Admission is $10 in advance or $20 at the door.

All City Slam A Tigertail Wordspeak Event For Teens 6/27/13

All City Slam A Tigertail Wordspeak Event For Teens
allcityslamThursday, June 27, 2013, 3:30-8:30
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach
tigertail.org
 
Miami’s first ever All-City Slam. With growing interest in spoken word for teens, as part of its WordSpeak project Tigertail is offering four free workshops and a slam for South Florida teens. All City Slam was launched to assist Miami Dade teens in the development of their writing and performance. 
 
Four dynamic poets, writers and directors will give hour-long workshops, Alexis Caputo, Teo Castellanos, Rudi Goblen and Deborah Magdalena. Teo Castellanos and Deborah Magdalena will co-host the slam. Cash prizes ($100 for first, $75 for second and $25 for third) will go to the top three slam winners. No need to pre-register for the workshops or slam, just show up and register on site for the workshops and slam.

All City Slam Schedule Of Events:
Workshops
3:30PM: On site workshop and slam registration
4-5PM: AFRO Diaries by Alexis Caputo, Butterfly Room
B-Boy, Beatbox and Poetry by Rudi Goblen, Banyan Room
4:30PM: On site workshop and slam registration
5-6PM: Think on Your Feet, by Deborah Magdalena, Butterfly Room
Breaking the Spoken Word Mold by Teo Castellanos, Banyan Room
 
Slam
6-6:30PM: On site SLAM registration
6:30-8:30PM: Slam

Literary Salons At The Betsy-South Beach June 2013

Literary Salons At The Betsy-South Beach
June 2013
The Betsy South Beach
1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach

The Betsy- South Beach, Miami Beach’s unofficial  center for the literary arts has plenty planned for South Florida’s long hot summer; with an impressive roster of visiting authors kicking off the sultry season with Writers Room stays  in June.  As always, events are free and open to the public, although some require RSVP.

First up, humanities educator and writer Naima K. Wade, will be in residence from Wednesday, June 5 through Monday, June 10.  Ms. Waide, who writes both poetry and prose, is scheduled to conduct a salon on Friday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. in BLT Steak, the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant.  She will talk about her global efforts in human relations and will read from her soon to be published books of poetry. The event is free and open to the public, but attendance is limited and an RSVP is required at artsandculture@thebetsyhotel.com

A resident of Vermont, in the 1990’s Naima founded the ALANA Community Organization, a non-profit organization serving African, Latino, Asian and Native Americans.  ALANA received recognition from President Bill  Clinton as a Promising Best Practice for Racial Reconciliation: A new Pathway of Hope dedicated to building one America in the 21st Century.  Naima has performed extensive re-enactments of Daisy Turner’s Life Story: The Journey’s End Program, which retells the tale of Daisy’s father Alexander Turner who was enslaved and fought in the Civil War. The program has been nominated for the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network To Freedom Program.  Naima will read her own poetry and prose, and has just completed Elbow Dreams –The Story of a Black Girl Growing Up In Vermont During The Turbulent 1960s, as well as a novella, Missz’ Grace Lives Here.

Award-winning author Dan Wakefield will be in residence from June 14-18.  A Public Salon is scheduled for Friday, June 14 at 5:00 pm, where Dan will discuss his books, films, and television series, with a special focus on his recent book  Kurt Vonnegut Letters for which he selected the letters and wrote the introduction, based on his lifelong friendship with Vonnegut.

Dan Wakefield is novelist, journalist and screenwriter, whose best-selling novels "Starting Over" and "Going All The Way" were produced as feature films. His memoirs include "New York in the Fifties," which was the basis for a documentary film of the same name, and "Returning: A Spiritual Journey," which Bill Moyers called "one of the most important memoirs of the Spirit I have ever read." He has been the recipient of a Rockefeller Grant in Writing and a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism at Harvard University. He has taught in the writing programs of Emerson College in Boston, The Iowa Writers Workshop, and was Writer in Residence in the Writing Program of Florida International University from 1996-2007.

Poet and founder of O, Miami, P. Scott Cunningham, is in residence from Thursday, June 20 through Monday, June 24.  A Literary Cocktail Salon is scheduled for Friday, June 21 at 5 pm.  The public is invited to come and ‘talk poetry’ with Miami’s ever-expanding poetry posse and enjoy complimentary wine in the  Lobby Bar.  

P. Scott Cunningham is the co-founder and director of the O, Miami Poetry Biennial and the author of Chapbook of Poems for Morton Feldman (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2011).  A graduate of Wesleyan University, and Florida International University, he is also the founder and director of the University of Wynwood, a faux-institution dedicated to advancing contemporary literature in Miami. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Harvard Review, Court Green, Sou’wester, Pool, PANK, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Abe’s Penny, and elsewhere. He lives in Miami.

Novelist and Winner of the 2012 Gold Medal for Popular Fiction from the Florida Books Awards, D.J. Niko joins us for a residency from Friday, June 28 until Sunday, June 30.  On June 30th at 3 pm, the writer will read from her second novel, The Riddle of Solomon, being released July 1. She will sign advance copies as gifts for the first dozen attendees.

D.J. Niko is the pseudonym for Daphne Nikolopoulos, a journalist, author, editor, and self-proclaimed modern nomad who has spent the better part of two decades traveling the world. As a former travel writer and zealous adventurer, she has visited remote spots on six continents, many of which have inspired her novels. She has a particular passion for deserts and the nomadic way of life and has spent time among various tribes in Africa and Asia.  Daphne was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and moved to the U.S. when she was in middle school. Though English was not her native language, she became an award-winning writer and influential editor. She is editor in chief of Palm Beach Illustrated, a highly respected regional magazine, and editorial director of Palm Beach Media Group.

O, Miami!- The Final Weekend with Dead Poets Parade, Richard Blanco & Tattoos 4/25/13-4/28/13

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O, Miami!- The Final Weekend with Dead Poets Parade, Richard Blanco & Tattoos
April 25 – 28
Locations around Miami

OH NO O,MIAMI / THE END IS NEAR / YOUR TIME HAS COME / FOR POETRY

April 25 – 7 p.m.
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The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Craig Dworkin, Steven Zultanski
Performance and conversation with poets Craig Dworkin and Steven Zultanski.

April 26 – 8 p.m.
Animal Spirits
The Freehand, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Tom Healy, Duke Riley, Kevin Young
Poet Tom Healy and Tattoo artist Duke Riley present Animal Spirits (Monk Books, 2013) a book of poems and tattoos. Kevin Young presents The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Bloomsbury, 2012). Ocho Placas presentes a pop-up tattoo parlor. Broken Shaker presents cocktails.

April 27 – 10:30 a.m.
New Voices
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
DéLana Dameron, Frank Báez, Dave Landsberger
Poetry reading with three young, up-and-coming poets: DéLana Dameron (USA), Frank Báez (DR), and Dave Landsberger (USA).

April 27 – 2 p.m.
Poetry Is for the Dogs: A Benefit for Miami-Dade Animal Shelters
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Chase Twichell, Michael Hettich
2012 Kingsley Tufts Award-winner Chase Twichell and Michael Hettich read “for the dogs.” Suggested donation of $10 to benefit animal shelters in Miami-Dade County. O, Miami supports Miami-Dade County’s effort to convert all animal shelters to “no-kill” facilities.

April 27 – 3:30 p.m.
O, Poesía
B Bar at The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
José Ángel Leyva, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Achy Obejas
Una lectura en español con poetas de México, Cuba y Los Estados Unidos.

April 27 – 5 p.m.
Discussion: Global Poetry
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
José Ángel Leyva, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Achy Obejas, Jean Portante, Katherine M. Hedeen
Do you want to learn more about poetry from other countries? A discussion, moderated by Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, on the best of contemporary poetry around the globe. Come and restock your reading list of international poets.

April 27 – 6:30 p.m.
Poetry Under the Stars
The Roof of The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Eduardo C. Corral, Achy Obejas, Jean Portante
2011 Yale Younger Poets prize-winner Eduardo C. Corral joins Batty Weber prize-winner Jean Portante and poet/translator Achy Obejas for a reading under the stars. A reception to follow the reading. RSVP required – click here.

April 28 – Noon
Poetry Is Dead Parade
In the park across from The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Student groups, cultural organizations
Poetry Is Dead! Or is it? The Poetry is Dead parade will act as a funeral procession in reverse, beginning outside O, Miami host hotel The Betsy-South Beach and marching through Lummus Park. Selected performances featuring local students and arts groups, positioned as stops along the parade route, will act as inspired re-awakenings or summonings of the spirits of dead poets. Come dressed as your favorite dead poet.

April 28 – 4 p.m.
LGBT + Poetry
B Bar at The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Stacey Waite, Julie Wade, Neil de la Flor
Frank O’Hara Prize-winner Stacey Waite joins South Florida poets Julie Wade and Neil de la Flor for a reading at the O, Miami host hotel, The Betsy-South Beach.

April 28 – 7 p.m.
Megan & Richard & Thurston, O, MI!
New World Center Symphony Hall, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Richard Blanco, Thurston Moore, Megan Amram
2013 Inagural poet Richard Blanco; Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore; and NBC’s Megan Amram read poetry in the New World Symphony Hall. Plus surprise guest poets and poetry films by the Borscht Film Fest. Tickets are $20, $30 (with tote gift bag) and $50 (with tote gift bag and copy of Richard Blanco’s “One Today”). >>>BUY.

April 28 – 10 p.m.
O,fter Party with Thurston Moore
The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Richard Blanco, Thurston Moore, Megan Amram
Join 2013 Inagural poet Richard Blanco; Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore; and NBC’s Megan Amram for an official “O,fter Party” thrown with our friends from Sweat Records.

O, Miami presents: O, Finale 4/28/13

O, Miami presents: O, Finale
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New World Center Symphony Hall
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets are $20
$30 includes a gift tote bag
$50 includes a gift tote bag with a special commemorative edition of Richard Blanco’s "One Today" 
Buy Tickets Online
www.omiami.org

O, Miami presents: O, Finale, the final event of the 2013 poetry festival. Readings by Presidential Inauguration poet and Miami-native Richard Blanco, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, and Megan Amram, writer for NBC’s Parks & Recreation. Original poetry films by Borscht Corp. and O, Miami, plus surprise special guests. Sponsored by Knight Foundation.

Richard Blanco
Poet selected to read at President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration
Winner of the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize and the PEN Beyond Margins Award
Florida International University graduate

Thurston Moore
Founder/Guitarist/Lead singer of seminal New York band, Sonic Youth
Poet and Publisher of Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal
Coral Gables High School graduate

Megan Amram
Writer for NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Comedy Central’s Kroll Show
350,000 Twitter followers
Former student of University of Wynwood Visiting Poet Joanna Klink

Borscht Corporation
Screenings at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, Guggenheim Museum
YouTube 1,000,000 Club
Logo thieves

Art/Center South Florida’s Pin Up Pop Up Poetry Reading 4/24/13

Art/Center South Florida’s “Pin Up Pop Up Poetry” Reading by 14 Poets Culmination of Month-Long Event for the O, Miami Poetry Festival
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ArtCenter/South Florida’s Richard Shack Gallery
800 Lincoln Road (at Meridian Avenue)
Miami Beach, FL 33139

ArtCenter/South Florida invites the community for a group poetry reading. The event features 14 local poets and culminates ArtCenter’s month-long “Pin Up Pop Up Poetry,” part of the O, Miami poetry festival.

Throughout the month of April, ArtCenter has invited local poets to push-pin their poems onto the walls of its common areas. More than 300 poems have been push-pinned onto the walls, featuring original work, drawings, photographs, mementos and other inspirations. The month-long interactive program was created by ArtCenter resident artist Beatricia Sagar.

Poets invited to read at the event are from diverse backgrounds with literary styles ranging from spoken word to the professorial, from the published to the non-published, and even a guitar playing scribe. They share a strong passion for the written word and a need to be heard.

Poets at the April 24 reading event include:
Atlas, Aza, Mary Kate Azcuy, Marcus Blake, Jeffrey Bustos, Gianni Cohen, William Curtis, George Durham, Maha Adachi Earth, Diego Flores, Pierre Max Freesney, Dana Rodriguez, Beatricia Sagar and Chloe Firetto-Toomey.

Poetry Reading: Campbell McGrath and Catherine Bowman 4/16/13

Poetry Reading: Campbell McGrath and Catherine Bowman
Tuesday, 04/16/2013, 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
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1440 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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A reading and conversation to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath by two American poets who have written about, and under the influence, of Plath’s remarkable poetry. Before and after the reading, exchange used books in the lobby as part of a special poetry edition of Bookleggers Mobile Library.

Presented by The Writer’s Room at The Betsy, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

For all O, Miami events, visit http://omiami.org/.

O’Miami Poetry Month April 2013

O, Miami Poetry Festival
April 2013
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“Poetry for all” comes back to Miami in 2013
O, Miami Poetry Festival returns in 2013 to once again attempt to deliver a poem to all 2.6 million+ residents of Miami-Dade County during the month of April.

Created by University of Wynwood with founding sponsor the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, O, Miami is both a celebration of contemporary poetry and an experimental project to turn a metropolitan area into a canvas for the literary arts.

In 2011, we flew poems behind airplanes, dropped them out of helicopters, sewed them into clothing, and attached them to every single bus in Miami-Dade County. We produced events with actors (James Franco); choreographers (Jonah Bokaer, Rashaun Mitchell); artists (Anne Carson, Sam Winston); and, yes, poets (W.S. Merwin, Tracy K. Smith, Raúl Zurita). The festival was covered nationally and internationally by The New Yorker, NPR’s Morning Edition, Dwell magazine, Best American Poetry, and the Associated Press, and chronicled in a new Knight Foundation report. http://www.knightarts.org/omiami/index.html

“Poetry is a living, breathing force that can light up the city. O, Miami is its platform. The written word leaves the printed page for a parade on South Beach, morphs into interpretive dance in Hialeah, and along the way helps art become part of people’s everyday lives,” said Alberto Ibargüen, president of Knight Foundation. At the conclusion of the 2011 festival, The Miami Herald asked, “Will we ever see another month so full of poetry?”
The answer is, Yes.
Y tambien, Sí.
University of Wynwood

This April, we will present a brand-new series of projects, interventions, and events that will once again re-imagine what’s possible in the presentation of contemporary poetry, including:
-A special celebration with Thurston Moore, lead singer of Sonic Youth; Richard Blanco, the Miami-raised poet who read at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration; and Megan Amram, a poet, comedian, and writer for the NBC show Parks & Recreation
-A final weekend, hosted by The Betsy Hotel-South Beach, that will feature readings and performances from the most diverse group of poets we’ve ever assembled, including Kevin Young, Chase Twitchell, Jean Portante, Jose Angel Leyva, Eduardo C. Corral, and Frank Báez
-A book called “That’s So Miami!” published by you, the people of South Florida. Send us your poems that begin or end with the phrase #ThatsSoMiami and we’ll play them on WLRN 91.3 FM, post them online and select the best ones to go into the book.
-“Poetry is Dead”: the first-ever poetry parade on South Beach featuring performances by well known dead poets