Tour of Little Haiti with Cultural Meal 8/15/15

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Tour of Little Haiti with Cultural Meal
Saturday, August 15, 10:00am – 2:00pm
littlehaitiLittle Haiti
5927 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
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The Urban Tour Host presents “Miami’s Cultural Community Tours & Eco-Tours” featuring Little Haiti.
The walking tour highlights the Historic and Cultural attractions in the vibrant, historic, cultural neighborhood of Little Haiti, Miami and will be conducted by Mr. David Brown, MA, The Urban Tour Host and author of “The Story of Little Haiti featuring its Pioneers”.

The tour will conclude at Leela’s Restaurant in the heart of “Downtown Little Haiti” with a delicious sit down cultural meal.

Brickwall Sessions: Comedy Night & Live Podcast 9/2/2015

Brickwall Sessions: Comedy Night & Live Podcast
Wednesday, 09/02/2015 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BrickwallSessions_ComedyPodcastThe New Tropic
7230 NW Miami Ct #5,
Miami, Florida 33150
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 door or $5 in advance

Join us for Brickwall Sessions, an evening of stand up comedy and live podcasting with MiamiComedy.com

Brickwall Sessions features stand up from Miami greats for 10-15 minute sets, followed but a group discussion and live podcast of current Miami events. The theme for this Brickwall Sessions will focus on “Transit”—the source of so much unfortunate comedy.

Comedians performing will include:
Brandon Bennington
Hansen Sinclair
Javi Carrion
Darius Culpepper

COST: $10 door or $5 in advance.
Drinks will be for sale and food trucks will be available for your munchies.
Check out some highlights from previous Brickwall Sessions:

Big Talk: Haiti, 100 Years Later 7/28/15

Big Talk: Haiti, 100 Years Later
Tuesday, 07/28/2015 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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7230 NW Miami Ct #5,
Miami, Florida 33150
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Cost: Free

On July 28, 1915, 340 American Marines landed in Port-au-Prince, and began the U.S. occupation of Haiti. What followed changed the course of history for both countries. What’s happening in Haiti, 100 years later?

We’re teaming up with The Millennials Project to present Big Talk, a series on democracy and women’s rights in the Caribbean. We’ll have:
-An interactive discussion with a panel of journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs
-A short film on the history of U.S.-Haiti relations
-Haitian food and drinks
-Live music from Empress Addi and Rara Rock

Speakers:
Kim Yves, Journalist and Filmmaker
Zazou G. Pierre, poet and activist
Edwin Muhammad, social entrepreneur and activist
Suze Guillaume, author and educator

Starts with happy hour at 5:00pm (half off all drinks); program begins at 7:00pm.

OneUnited Bank and Miami Children’s Initiative to Unveil Thunder and Enlightening by Muralist Addonis Parker 7/11/15

OneUnited Bank and Miami Children’s Initiative to Unveil Thunder and Enlightening by Muralist Addonis Parker
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 05:00 pm –
miami-mural-flyerOneUnited Bank
3275 NW 79th Street,
Miami, Florida 33147
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Cost: Free

OneUnited Bank and the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in conjunction with Liberty City Renaissance will unveil the final product of the OneUnited Mural Project – a public art works piece by Miami Muralist Addonis Parker on the facade of OneUnited Bank’s Miami Branch. Themed Thunder & Enlightening “The Unveiling” of the 10 feet by 55 feet thought-provoked mural will take place on July 11th, 2015 at 5 P.M., at OneUnited Bank (3275 NW 79th St, Miami, FL 33147).

North American Sommelier Association Discover Italian Wine, Food and Culture 6/26/15 – 6/27/15

JQI President AlessandraOrlichDiscover Italian Wine, Food and Culture in South Florida beginning June 26th

Whether you are a wine lover or wine professional, the North American Sommelier Association (NASA) courses provide both an immersive and authentic Italian wine experience.

NASA IWS PhotoDiego Meraviglia, NASA’s VP, Director of Education and Gold-Pin Sommelier returns to South Florida to teach two Italian wine courses beginning June 26, 2015. Meraviglia is a Piemonte native living in California. The courses are sponsored by Just Quality Importer, Inc. and its President Alessandra Orlich, Sommelier and the official delegate for NASA Sommelier in Florida.

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Piemonte: King under the Mountain – A new, 6 hour course that covers the vast majority of wines produced in the Piemonte region; their typicality, classification, history, characteristics and folklore, as well as notions of traditional food pairings and overview of the entire region itself. Tasting of the most representative wine appellations in Piemonte, alongside some hidden gems, is also included.

June 26th, 2015 from 9:30am – 4:00pm (with lunch break)

Toscana Divino – 900 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
Cost: $270 all included / $220 (current 2015 NASA members)
Advance Registration Required
For information, call: 786.427.9187 or email [email protected]
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Italian Wine Specialist Certification Course – The classes deeply and fully explore all 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, regulations, grape varietals, traditions, trends, history, and a brief overview of the cuisine and culture.

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Exam: Friday, July 31, 2015
Classes Start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.

Ironside Pizza, 7580 NE 4th Ct., Miami, FL 33138
$650.00 per person
Advance Registration Required
For information, call: 786.427.9187 or email [email protected]
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Yo Miami 4 Year Anniversary Bash 5/24/15

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Yo Miami 4 Year Anniversary Bash
Sunday, May 24, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
yomiami4Yo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, Florida 33138
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We’re celebrating 4 years of being active in the Miami arts and culture scene with an event that brings together all the elements we love in our city: Art, Music, Beer and Food.

While there are many private collections focusing on Latin American, Caribbean, and other cultural art movements in the region, none specifically focus on artists who have made Miami their home. As Yo Miami’s four year anniversary approaches, it will unveil its biggest project to date: the Yo Miami Permanent Collection, aimed at rectifying this lapse.

“What Remains” the first exhibition for the collection is indicative of its mission to document the evolution of the Miami art scene in an effort to expose the immense talent that has grown out of South Florida. The exhibition will be the first of many initiatives focused on preserving our city’s artistic legacy and sharing it with residents and visitors alike.

-“What Remains” exhibition artists: Trek 6, Ruben Ubiera, Jay Bellicchi (Remote), Claudio Picasso (CP1), Yuhmi Collective, Douglas Hoekzema, Lorie Ofir, Rei Ramirez, Nicole Salgar, Luis Berros, Nate Dee, Delvs, Ivan Roque, Raul Santos (OEMS), WHUT
-Featured Mural Installation: Raul Santos II
-other artists on exhibition: Kazilla, Reinier Gamboa, Elio Mercado (Evoca1), Dorandy Mercado, Ernesto Kunde, JeanPaul Mallozzi, Danny Ferrer, GG, Goop Massta, LEBO, Registered Artist, Alex Yanes, Meluka, Robert Jimenez
-Bands: JUke, Elastic Bond (Acoustic Set ft. Komakozie), Raffa Jo + Jayjohero
-DJ: Mr. Jolt (Jolt Radio)
-Food Trucks: Ms. Cheezious, HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars
-Beer: Wynwood Brewing Company, MIA Brewing Co., J Wakefield Brewing, Concrete Beach Brewery

Freedom Flicks presents: Concerning Violence 5/20/15

Freedom Flicks presents: Concerning Violence
Wednesday, 05/20/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Flyer-2Made at the Citadel
8325 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free

As Baltimore jumps knee deep into the struggle, the Black Lives Matter movement has evolved into the Black Spring. And in the media we are witnessing a polarizing debate about the acceptance, inevitability and effectiveness of the eruptions in the street. Unfortunately, the question is usually posed in very simplistic terms: For, or Against violence.

We need a deeper analysis, so this is the perfect time to watch Concerning Violence – an unforgettable film that combines unseen footage of the African liberation movements of the 20th century with Frantz Fanon’s deep analysis on the relationship between violence and resistance.

Doors open at 7:00, film goes on at 7:30
Screening is free, drinks are cheap, and free popcorn will be flowing!

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohoiW9HrXkc

More information about Frantz Fanon here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantz_Fanon

Little Haiti Visitor Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 5/18/15

Little Haiti Visitor Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Monday, 05/18/2015 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Little Haiti Visitor Center
212 NE 59th Terrrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

With a growing number of locals and visitors seeking to experience and explore Greater Miami’s vibrant multicultural heritage neighborhoods, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Multicultural Tourism Team, in partnership with the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and the City of Miami, will unveil the new Little Haiti Visitor Center with a not-to-be-missed ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Located in the heart of Little Haiti, the new visitor center will provide visitors and residents with a resource for information on the attractions and happenings in Little Haiti as well as other heritage and multicultural neighborhoods throughout Greater Miami. Additionally, the new visitor center will offer a wide variety of brochures on attractions and points of interest, maps, calendars of events, tours and special offerings throughout the year.

Dear Commissioners: A Workshop On Ride Sharing 5/14/15

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Dear Commissioners: A Workshop On Ride Sharing
Thursday, 05/14/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
DearCommissioners03The New Tropic
7230 NW Miami Ct #5,
Miami, Florida 33150
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

On May 19th our county commissioners are holding a workshop to talk about the future of ride sharing in Miami. We love ride sharing. We know you love ride sharing. We also know you don’t have time for a midday commission hearing. So we’re fixing that on Thursday, May 14th.
We’re teaming up with local organizations to brainstorm and collect your thoughts. We’ll carry a collective message, presented by The New Tropic, on how our commissioners can best represent our interests.

Control: A Tribute to Joy Division and New Order 5/15/15

Control: A Tribute to Joy Division and New Order
Friday, 05/15/2015 – 08:00 pm – 03:00 am
5.15.15-CONTROL-6-instaChurchill’s Pub
5501 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

Friday May 15th, 2015 Churchill’s Pub presents CONTROL: A Tribute to Joy Division & New Order. With special musical guests Armada!, Novy Græy, The Xela Zaid Trio, DJ Santi DeadHead Valdez, DJ 138 (Elysium), and more TBA. In memory of Ian Curtis, 15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980. No cover. 8pm. Churchill’s Pub 5501 NE 2nd Ave Miami, Fl 33137. For more info email: [email protected]

Carle Fache Open Studios Fountainhead 4/10/15

Open Studios Fountainhead
Friday, April 10, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
carlafacheFountainhead Studios
7338 NW Miami Court
Miami 33137
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Visitors will have the opportunity to have an intimate look inside the artist’s studio and learn more about her new works.

In her studio, Fache will have some of her recent works in exhibition. Among them, “Untitled” an acrylic big scale painting and a new installation.

Carla Fache is a chilean born Miami-based visual artist who explores the frontiers of color, space, balance and matter, through her paintings and installations.

Her work unfolds the juncture of parallel scenarios that occur simultaneously to quotidian realities, providing dimensions of escape against the society status quo, leverage a reconnection through her canvas portals.

Color is essential in Fache’s work; she explores its infinite combinations, re- contextualizing the concept of coexistence, color, time and universality; a return to the essential.

Her work employs a variety of materials including traditional canvas, but also introducing unusual artifacts, expanding outside of the two-dimensional plane of the canvas and into the surrounding environment.

“Opening the doors of my studio is like opening the door of color to my canvas’s mental space”, explains Fache.

This is a unique opportunity to see inside the studios of some of Miami’s most talented artists. Nearly 40 artists will have their studios open. You can meet with the artists and talk about their work or simply browse through the studios. Please feel free to invite friends. With artists working in every medium, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase – 2015 SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase on 3/28/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of the SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015″ SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015 at Little Haiti Cultural Complex on Saturday, March, 28, 2015.

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.

 

The Green Baby Fair 4/18/15

The Green Baby Fair
Saturday, 04/18/2015 – 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
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212 Northeast 59th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $15

We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center.

The Green Baby Fair offers an opportunity for South Florida families to gather information in a relaxed, fun atmosphere about the green resources and options available to them during their pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.

Many new and expectant parents are searching for answers to the complexities of raising children in healthier more sustainable ways. The Green Baby Fair showcases local representatives from many pregnancy, birth, parenting and baby-related resources including doulas, midwives, massage therapists, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, photographers and more!

The Green Baby Fair will be held at:

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 Northeast 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

The fair will include workshops, activities and vendors showcasing ways to make our environment, homes and lives safer, healthier places to grow, birth and raise for our children. Representatives from new and innovative eco-friendly products, resources and services in the South Florida area will offer information, samples and demonstrations of their products.

Workshops are free with admission to the fair.

Buy tickets: www.eventbrite.greenbabyfair.com

Visit the event website for more details: www.greenbabyfair.com

Price $15.00

Photographs of Big Night In Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center on 3/20/15

Big Night In Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center on Friday, March 20, 2105.  This month was a double bill with  Rutshelle Guillaume and Mario Chandel.   Delicious kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Restaurant, specialty drinks and much more.

In the gallery: I Am A Man, photojournalism exhibition.

Big Night in Little Haiti is presented with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional support is received from AmericanAirlines, Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center, Heineken USA, the City of Miami, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media support is received from WSRF 1580, Koze Famn and Positive Impact Foundation.

Wow what a wonderful evening, the music was amazing and a awesome crowd everyone dancing and have a wonderful time.  Love this event…Big Night In Little Haiti is every third Friday, if you have not been you really should go.

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SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 3/28/15

SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SpokenSoulFestival_xxxLittle Haiti Cultural Complex
212-260 NE 59th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

The Spoken Soul Festival, named the “Best Place To Meet Intelligent Women” by the Miami New Times, is back and better than ever. The three-day festival, inspired by SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, explodes with performances and art exhibits during the SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 on Saturday, March 28.
Art aficionados kick back as vocalists and poets tear up the stage, walk around soaking in the paintings and photography on display, and sip on complimentary Prime Wines, all while being able to mingle with the artists themselves.
Hosted By Chanel from MEGA 949 The Joe Ferrero Show

Average Joe Art Sale, March to your own drum edition 3/8/15

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Average Joe Art Sale, March to your own drum edition
Sunday, 03/08/2015 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Flyer-YO-MIAMI-4x6-FINAL-AYo Space
294 NE 62nd St,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: free

The whole idea behind these Average Joe sales was to make it possible for everyday people to be able to support their local artists by presenting art work in a laid back environment at affordable prices.

In that spirit we have a new batch of visiting artists, along with our Resident Artists selling everything from original works, to limited edition prints, and merchandise for any budget, from $5 all the way up to $500.

We have a new featured mural installation this month, done by Nate Dee – Artkitextural Foundation!

Resident Artists:
-Lorie Ofir: http://www.lorieofir.com/
-Chy Tea Shoulin: http://instagram.com/Chytea007
-David McCauley: http://www.riseupgallery.com/
-Rei Ramirez: http://reiramirez.com/
-Meluka: http://www.meluka.net/

Visiting Artists:
-Trek6
-CP1 (Claudio Picasso)
-GG
-Ruben Ubiera
-Arnaud Pages
-Alvin Hernandez
-Ivette Cabrera
-Stefanie Caro

Box of Chacos will be out front for your hunger pangs! If you haven’t had their Chinese-influenced Mexican food you’re missing out. Luckily you can fix it by coming out on Sunday!

Also as an added bonus we’ll have some brews from the newest brewery on the block from Wynwood, Concrete Beach Brewery!!

So come support some talented local artists, or just come for the ping pong, old school video games, and good conversation; either way you’re bound to have a nice, fun, relaxing day.

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Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&As 2/2/15 – 2/6/15

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Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&As
kac-south-florida-eblastMonday, February 2, 7 p.m.
ArtSouth, South Miami Community Center
5800 SW 66 St.
South Miami, FL

Tuesday, , February 3, 7 p.m.
The Projects at FATVillage
523 NW First Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wednesday, , February 4, 7 p.m.
Cannonball
1035 N. Miami Ave., No. 300
Downtown Miami, FL

Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m.
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL

Friday, , February 6, 11 a.m.
Custom House Museum
281 Front St.
Key West, FL
park at the Westin

The Community Q&As will be cohosted by ArtSouth, city of South Miami, African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Key West Art and Historical Society, the Westin Key West Resort & Marina, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Cannonball, FatVillage and Broward Cultural Division.

Beginning Jan. 26, South Floridians can apply for the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for bringing the community together through the arts. The deadline for the challenge, a project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is Feb. 23. More here.

Casa De Ha Ha Miamis Longest Running Comedy Showcase 2/10/15

Casa De Ha Ha Miamis Longest Running Comedy Showcase
Tuesday, 02/10/2015, 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
casaDeHaHaFacebookBannerSweat Records
5505 Northeast 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

Casa De Ha Ha is Miami’s longest running comedy showcase. We’ve been going strong every second Tuesday of the month since 2008. We feature Miami’s top local talent so come down to Casa De Ha Ha for the best in Miami comedy, the best laughs, and the best Tuesday night comedy show around.

Caribe Film Fest Black History Month Event 2/27/15-2/28/15

Caribe Film Fest Black History Month Event
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:00PM – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00PM
cffpromoflier5lowresLittle Haiti Cultural Center
212 59 Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
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Welcome To The Inaugural Caribe Film Fest
A celebration of film from the Caribbean and the Americas.

Feature Films
Workshops
72 Hour Film Challenge Film Screenings
Award Show
Prizes

For More Information Visit www.CaribeFilmFest.com

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Average Joe Art Sale and Annette’s 50th Birthday Party at Yo Space on 1/4/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Average Joe Art Sale and Annette’s 50th Birthday Party at Yo Space on Sunday, January 4, 2015.  What a wonderful way to celebrate my 50th birthday, surrounded by amazing friends and beautiful art. The Average Joe Art Sales had visiting artists along with their resident artists selling limited edition prints, original art and wonderful merchandise ranging from $5.00 to $500.00, so you can find something no matter your budget.  While you are there, you can visit with the resident artists and see what they are currently working on in their studio. To make it even better they donated 10% of all sales to a non-profit organization , this month it was Life Is Art, Inc.

About YO: “Founded in April 2011, what began as a passion for art, music and Miami has evolved into a force to be reckoned with in the local scene. Bringing together creatives from all walks of life, we strive to shine a light on the elements of Miami culture that should be recognized and celebrated. The company was born on a Facebook page and to this day that’s where content is most frequently updated/uploaded to. The website is a great resource for it’s Event Calendar to keep you up to date on what’s going on in advance, and also for the Blog section where you can read everything from artist interviews to philosophical ramblings.”

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.

 

Average Joe Art Sale, Mega Art Auction and Annette’s Birthday Party Benefiting Life Is Art 1/4/14

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Average Joe Art Sale, Mega Art Auction and Annette’s Birthday Party Benefiting Life Is Art
Sunday, January 4, 2015, 3:00pm – 8:00pm
averagejoeflyer Yo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, FL 33138
www.yo-miami.com
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Once again, Life Is Art is happy to join with Yo Miami for their Average Joe Art Sale New Years’ ResYolution Edition. Yo Miami has dedicated 10% of sales to be donated to Life Is Art! Plus, for this special edition, we have the Mega Art Auction. And, we will be celebrating Annette’s BIG Birthday! It’s a new year and Yo Miami is ready to put our money where our mouth is again.

The whole idea behind these Average Joe sales was to make it possible for everyday people to be able to support their local artists by presenting art work in a laid back environment at affordable prices.

In the interest of showing you how dedicated we are to supporting the local art scene, this month we’re donating a portion of all sales to an organization that has been doing just that for way longer than we have, Life Is Art, Inc.

As an added twist, this year we’ll be ending an online auction at the end of the night for the 3 massive 10x10ft canvases which were painted as a live collaboration between 6 local artists at Spectrum. Each of the 3 pieces will be up for online auction starting the week before the sale, and visitors will have the opportunity to bid live throughout the day before it closes at the end of the night. The teamups are Tee Davis (aka TeePop) + Jay Bellicchi (aka REMOTE), Ruben Ubiera + Eleazar Delgado, Monique Lassooij + Daniel Fila (aka Krave Art).

We have a fresh batch of visiting artists, along with our Resident Artists selling everything from original works, to limited edition prints, and merchandise to suit any budget, from $5 all the way up to $500
(Disclaimer: Resident Artists may have more expensive work in their studios)

Resident Artists:
Lorie Setton
Chy Tea Shoulin
-Rei Ramirez Art- Urban Organikz
-Meluka
-David McCauley (Rise Up Gallery)

Visiting Artists: tba

Cog Nomen our band in residence will be back with us, gracing us with their psychedelic tunes around 5-6pm.

So come support some talented local artists, or just come for the ping pong, old school video games, and good conversation; either way you’re bound to have a nice, fun, relaxing day.

Photographs of Big Night in Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center on 12/19/14

Big Night in Little Haiti on Friday, December 19, 2104.

Big Night In Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center on Friday, December 19, 2014. This month thay had Gabel, one of the premier Haitian bands. They began with a bang in 2006 when prestigious Kompa Magazine named the young Haitian group “New Band of the Year”.  Their fourth studio album Anyen Pa Etenèl was released earlier this year and they believe it to be their best yet.  The group has nine members; Katalog on vocals, Flav on vocals, Bob Doll as Maestro and guitar, Ray as the rhythm guitarist, T-Pachou on keyboards, DJ Dodo on bass, Cha Cha on percussionist and gong, Jay Lay Back on congas and tambourine, and Becken on drums.

Wow what a wonderful evening, the music was amazing and a awesome crowd everyone dancing and have a wonderful time.  Love this event…Big Night In Little Haiti is every third Friday, if you have not been you really should go.

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Gabel at Big Night in Little Haiti 12/19/14

Gabel at Big Night in Little Haiti
Sunday, 12/19/2014 – 12/19/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BNLHDec14eflyerLittle Haiti Cultural Center
212 Northeast 59th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

The December edition featuring popular Haitian konpa group Gabel.

They began with a bang in 2006 –prestigious Kompa Magazine named the young Haitian group “New Band of the Year”. They have lived up to the promise – their fourth studio album was released earlier this year; they have 12 music videos, have played at two karnavals and are touring throughout the Caribbean, Europe and the US. The group has nine members; Katalog on vocals, Flav on vocals, Bob Doll as Maestro and guitar, Ray as the rhythm guitarist, T-Pachou on keyboards, DJ Dodo on bass, Cha Cha on percussionist and gong, Jay Lay Back on congas and tambourine, and Becken on drums.

Views Art Basel Week 2014 12/3/14

Views Art Basel Week 2014
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
image1Fountainhead Studios
7339 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, FL, Florida 33150
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Cost: Free

Carla Fache opens her studio for Art Basel Week 2014
Wednesday Dec 3rd – 9am`1pm

Visitors will have the opportunity to have an intimate look inside the artist’s studio and learn more about her new works.

In her studio, Fache will have some of her recent works in exhibition. Among them, “Untitled” an acrylic big escale painting and a new installation.

Carla Fache is a chilean born Miami-based visual artist who explores the frontiers of color, space, balance and matter, through her paintings and installations.

Her work unfolds the juncture of parallel scenarios that occur simultaneously to quotidian realities, providing dimensions of escape against the society status quo, leverage a reconnection through her canvas portals.

Color is essential in Fache’s work; she explores its infinite combinations and balance through careful blending primary and secondary colors, re- contextualizing the concept of coexistence, time and universality; a return to the essential.

Her work employs a variety of materials including traditional canvas, but also introducing unusual artifacts, expanding outside of the two-dimensional plane of the canvas and into the surrounding environment.

“Opening the doors of my studio is like opening the door of color to my canvas’s mental space”, explains Fache.

Her more recent exhibitions include: Florida Museum for Women Artists, The Invisible Dog Art Center-New York, Armory Art Center- Palm Beach, Cambridge Art Association-Boston and Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Some of the places where her work has been exhibited are: CIFO Cisneros Fontanels Arts Foundation, The Bass Museum of Art, Deering Estate at Cutler, Lowe Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and Coral Gables Museum to mention a few.

Fache’s work has been included in many publications, such as: “Celeste Prize International 2011” New York, “White Hot Magazine”, “New York Art Collectors Book” NY, “Five centuries of Art” LA, “Libro de Arte Ibero Americano Contemporaneo” Argentina, “Studio Visit Magazine” by New American Paintings, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Knight Arts, Miami New Times, SunPost, Sun-Sentinel, Miami Rail among others. Her work is included in important private and corporate collections.

Where:
Carla Fache studio is located at The Fountainhead Studios:
7339 NW Miami Ct Miami, FL
Her art studio is located at the 1st floor to the left.
Date: December 3rd, 2014
Visiting hours are from: 9am-1pm

http://www.carlafache.com/?seccion=newworks

14 other artists studios will be also open for viewers at the venue.
Host artists: Don Lambert, Lori Nozick, Nicole Doran, Carla Fache, Julie Davidow, Marisabela Tellería, Karen Starosta Gilinski, David Rohn, Kerry Phillips, Sara Stites, Alex Trimino, Juana Valdes, Elaine Defibaugh and Sandra Ramos Lorenzo

Art Beat Miami 12/4/14 -12/6/14

Art Beat Miami
Thursday, 12/04/2014 – 12/06/2014 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Invite-Art_Beat_ReceptionLittle Haiti Cultural Center
212 – 260 NE 59 Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Art Beat Miami is an experience of art, cultural exchange, food & music inspired by Haiti and artists worldwide. During Art Basel Week, the Little Haiti Community invite you to discover multidisciplinary works of art by internationally recognized artists including renowned Haitian painter Jude Papaloko and sculptor James Mastin at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, Caribbean Marketplace and local galleries throughout the Northeast Second Avenue corridor. Enjoy LIVE music, food, mural exhibitions, special events, and conversations with artists.

Date
December 4-6, 2014

Hours
December 4th 6:00 – 9:00 pm
December 5-6th 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Location
Little Haiti Cultural Center Complex 212-260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137

Art Beat Miami Celebrity Brunch with Chef Creole and Friends 12/6/14

Art Beat Miami Celebrity Brunch with Chef Creole and Friends
Saturday, 12/06/2014 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
Celebrity-Brunch-with-Chef-Creole-and-FriendsLittle Haiti Cultural Center
212 – 260 NE 59 Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: $25

Join us on Saturday, December 6th for Art Beat Miami’s Celebrity Brunch with Chef Creole & Friends – a celebration that you won’t soon forget as master chef and beloved restaurateur Wilkinson “Chef Creole” Sejour entertains a grande feast with friends at the Little Haiti Cultural Center on Saturday, December 6th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

This is sure to be the most authentic celebration of art, culture & music in Miami during Art Basel filled with culinary splendor, good vibes, LIVE art, and music.

Tickets are $25 with proceeds to benefit participating charitable organizations, Northeast Second Avenue Partnership, Little Haiti Optimist Club and Arte del Barrio.

Art Beat Miami Opening Ceremony and Jean-Michel Basquiat Tribute 12/4/14

Art Beat Miami Opening Ceremony & Jean-Michel Basquiat Tribute
Sunday, 12/04/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 am
Invite-Art_Beat_Reception1Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 – 260 NE 59 Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join us on Thursday, December 4th for the inaugural Art Beat Miami Opening at the Little Haiti Cultural Center and Caribbean Marketplace from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Art Beat Miami is a transmedia exhibition encompassing art, cultural exchange and music inspired by Haiti and artists worldwide.

Enjoy an exclusive preview of the Art Beat Pop-up gallery, music, and hors d’oeuvres.

Starting with the recognition and celebration of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work and legacy, residents of Miami and Art Basel patrons will explore the intricacies and beauty of Haitian and Caribbean influenced art.

Freak Basel 12/7/14

Freak Basel
freakbaselSunday, December 7, 9p
Churchill’s Pub
5501 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33137
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Moon River Cabaret presents an Anti-Basel Closing Party featuring Period Bomb (an All girl punk band), Snow Wite (both on tour from LA), local favs Wolves & Tigers, SoFla sideshow troupe The Wicked Ways Carnival, & Tony Smurphio Laurencio from Afrobeta will be closing, hosted by Rio Dios Mio & Lotsa Burlesque By Sofia Luna, Ariele Amour And More

Lifted, a solo exhibition by Belaxis Buil – Art Week Open House 12/3/14

Lifted, a solo exhibition by Belaxis Buil – Art Week Open House
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
square-basel&gallery
6306 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33150
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

In Lifted, Buil’s solo show; the visual and performance artist, musician, dancer, photographer and videographer pulls no stops in her Overstuffed Girl series with characters like “Adipose Tissue,” exploring self-absorption, gargantuanism and detachment. Confrontational, informed by a radical feminism that is inherently nonconformist to society standards and expectations; Buil is a modern woman who often challenges the perceptions of gender politics in an arena dominated by pop culture.

Love Strength and Soul by Tim Okamura 11/22/14 – 1/10/15

Love Strength and Soul by Tim Okamura
Sunday, 11/22/2014 – 01/10/2015 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Yeelen Gallery
294 NW 54th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost:

Yeelen Gallery is proud to present “Love, Strength, and Soul,” a series of works by Brooklyn-based portrait artist, Tim Okamura, on view through Art Basel Miami Beach week from November 22 to January 10, 2015. Known for his hyper-realistic, large-scale portraits of African-American women, this exhibition will feature both as-yet-unseen new pieces alongside more familiar works, functioning as an introductory whirlwind to Okamura’s oeuvre.

Vecinas 11/19/14

Vecinas
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 – 11/20/2014 10:00 am –
WebThe Little Haiti Cultural Center
212-260 N.E. 59th Terr,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Vecinas by Compania la Caravana
Directed by Mariano Pujal

The acrobatica will amaze you in this story of to neighbors who cant seem to agree on anything.

On Wednesday Nov, 19 at 10 am at the Little Haiti Cultural Center 212-260 N.E. 59th Ter., Miami
and again on Thursday Nov, 20 at 11:45 am at Teatro Prometeo at 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue

This is a free event

Edge Zones presents Zones Art Fair 12/2/14-12/7/14

Edge Zones presents Zones Art Fair
zonesDecember 2 – 7, 2014 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Reception December 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Little Haiti Arts District
8325 NE 2 Ave
Miami FL, 33138

December 2 – 7, 2014 marks the opening of Zones Art Fair. We present a selection of events and shows that challenge traditional structures in performance and contemporary art: The “Planet Hollywood” of Newer Genres, Jan and Dave’s Improvisational Noise, and Performia Performance Art Festival. Please check our events calendar for full schedule.

Certain contemporary art practices—installation, performance, relational aesthetics, social sculpture et al.—are notoriously hard to document or commodify. The “Planet Hollywood” of Newer Genres questions how these practices fit in to our dominant culture of object display. Here, objects that exist as a facilitator of an action or document of a non-object based art happening are displayed in an evolving installation that attempts to graft a provisional emanation to an indexical remnant. The fair opens to the public December 2 with a reception December 5. There will be spontaneous and scheduled (see website) performances throughout the week. Artists include Julia Sinelnikova, Jen Clay, Jamie Thomas Marsh, James Mayhew, Sophia Park, Kalan Sherrard, Leyla Mozayen, Bruno Giuliani, Varvara Voetskova, Dino Real, Kathryn Marks, Jon Konkol, Maria paz Valenzuela, Kevin Blackstone, Antoinette Suiter, House of Gunt, SSTR, Local Honey, DAZZLESTORM!, Michael Anthony Farley, Ellen Degenerate, Poncili Creacion, and Ellen Turrietta, and Vincent Tiley. The “Planet Hollywood” of Newer Genres is curated by Liz Ferrer and Michael Anthony Farley two artists whose practice combine performance, image/object making, events and curation.

Jan and Dave’s Improvisational Noise, organized by Jan Weingarten and Dave Kudzma. Bring your own noise making instrument or creation. The public is invited to watch or join in the making of Noise Music. Be a part of the improvisational situation that could be as minimal as one note, or a chaotic cacophony, direction unknown, and experimental. Join us December 2-4 from 6-9 PM.

Performia Performance Art Festival, founded and curated by Charo Oquet, will run December 2-7, with a mission to present performance to the pragmatic art fair format. Participants include Rat Bastard, Kat Toledo, Karina Pais, Asymmetrical Apples, The Brants, Moises Aragon, Jan & Dave, House Pencil Green, David Brieske. Also as part of the festival there will be a book launch and reading from Dominican author and curator Alanna Lockward, Un Haiti Dominicano.

Sunday November 30, 12PM-3 PM
Goth Brunch
A goth centric potluck

Tuesday December 2, 6 PM-9 PM
Noise Improv w Jan & Dave
An open experimental noise jam public participation encouraged

1130 PM -130 AM
HVUS of Wearship
An evening of radical queer performance
1130 Dino Real
1200 HVUS OF GUNT
1230 SSTR/House of Honey
100 DAZZLESTORM!

Wednesday December 3, 6PM-9 PM
Noise Improv w Jan & Dave
An open experimental noise jam public participation encouraged

Thursday December 4, 2 PM-5 PM
The “Planet Hollywood” of Newer Genres
Durational Performances
Vincent Tiley
Antoinette Suiter
Ellen Turrietta
Varvara Voetskova
Bruno Giuliani
James Mayhew

6 PM-9 PM
Noise Improv w Jan & Dave
An open experimental noise jam public participation encouraged

Friday December 5, 12PM-130 PM
Un Haiti Dominicano
Author Alanna Lockward’s book launch and reading, Un Haiti Dominicano.
Little Haiti Art Walk Reception
Collective gallery openings
7 PM-10 PM Reception

10 PM-2 AM
The “Planet Hollywood” of Newer Genres
Performances
1000 Julia Sinelnikova
1030 Jen Clay
1100 Jamie Thomas Marsh
1130 Jon Konkol
1200 Poncili Creacion
1230 Maria Paz Valenzuela
100 Kalan Sherrard

Saturday December 6, 12PM-2:00 PM
Why Produce?
An experiment in ownership and re/envisioning “intellectual property”
A conversation and video screening with members of the Institute of (Im)Possible Subjects collective.

6 PM-11 PM
Flux Functioning
Performia Performances
600 Karina Pais
630 Asymmetrical Apples
700 The Brants
800 Jan & Dave
830 House Pencil Green
900 Moises Aragon

Sunday December 7, 6 PM-10 PM
Noise Performances
Noise bands curated by Jan & Dave
Durational Porn Nails
600 Andrew Chadwick
700 FSIK HUVNX
800 Xela Zaid
900 Jan & Dave

Vive Block Party 12/7/14

Vive Block Party
Sunday, 12/07/2014 – 02:00 pm – 09:00 pm
vive-flyer8&9 Clothing
7814 NE 4th Ct,
Miami, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: Pre-Sale is $10

Vive Block Party is an art and cultural event during Art Basel weekend which features live musical performances, a gallery of displayed art from various artists, dance, fashion and poetry.

1st Annual Little Haiti Community Fest 9/27/14

1st Annual Little Haiti Community Fest
Saturday, 09/27/2014 – 09/27/2014 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Flyer-with-price-2Little Haiti Cultural Center
260 NE 59th terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Facebook Link
Cost: 20 in advance

HACDC’s 2014 First Annual Little Haiti Community Fest Event is focused on bringing together Compas music fans from across all demographic within the Haitian-American community of South Florida for a musical celebration of HACDC and its 27 years of accomplishment. This year we have in house some of the best compas bands: T-Vice, Nu-Look, Zenglen, Kreyo-La, Gabel and much more…. Come and enjoy an all day event of good music, good food and entertainment.
HACDC is the only community development corporation that caters specifically to Haitian American in South Florida, this is a fact that the community needs to be aware of and appreciate. Compas music is arguably the most popular style of Haitian music and is enjoyed by community members of all ages, but especially among the younger members of the community.

Average Joe Art Sale, Back to School edition 9/7/14

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Average Joe Art Sale, Back to School edition
Sunday, 09/07/2014 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
1239619_587385511321969_619129468_nYo Space
294 NE 62nd St,
Miami, Florida 33138
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

The whole idea behind these Average Joe sales was to make it possible for everyday people to be able to support their local artists by presenting art work in a laid back environment at affordable prices.

In that spirit we have a new batch of visiting artists, along with our Resident Artists selling everything from original works, to limited edition prints, and merchandise for any budget, from $5 all the way up to $500.

Cog Nomen will be back with us this month, playing their electronic psychedelic tunes around 5-6pm. We’ll also have the fellas from Jolt Radio covering the decks in between sets.

We’ll have a new mural installation created by featured artist Teepop! (Tee Davis)

Resident Artists:
-Lorie Ofir: http://www.lorieofir.com/
-Chy Tea Shoulin: http://instagram.com/Chytea007
-David McCauley: http://www.riseupgallery.com/
-Rei Ramirez: http://reiramirez.com/

Visiting Artists (list still in the making, will update as it gets finalized):
-Tati suarez: http://www.tatisuarez.com/
-Anthony Jordon: http://antjphotog.500px.com/
-Ian Fichman: http://ianfichman.com/
-SURGE: http://instagram.com/illsurge
-Kedz DAM Crew
-Yuhmi Collective: http://www.yuhmicollective.com/
-Jessica Schnur: instagram.com/purplej247
-J. Bellicchi (REMOTE): http://fiftythree.biz/
-8bitLexicon: https://www.facebook.com/8bitLexicon
-Ernesto Kunde: http://www.kundeart.com/
-Danny Ferrer: http://www.simpleskateboards.com/
-Nate Dee: http://www.natedee.com/
-Tesoro Carolina: www.facebook.com/TesoroCarolina
-Registered Artist: http://instagram.com/registered_artist

Box of Chacos will be out front for your hunger pangs! If you haven’t had their Chinese-influenced Mexican food you’re missing out. Luckily you can fix it by coming out on Sunday!

So come support some talented local artists, or just come for the ping pong, old school video games, and good conversation; either way you’re bound to have a nice, fun, relaxing day.

www.yo-miami.com
http://flavors.me/cognomenmusic#_
http://boxofchacos.com/

Poetry Lakay 8/29/14

Poetry Lakay
Friday, 08/29/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
poetry-augustCaribbean Marketplace
5525 NE 2nd ave,
Miami, Florida 33137
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Join NE2P for a night of Poetry and Comedy at the Caribbean marketplace in Little Haiti every last Friday of the month

NE2P and Purforce present a Conversations with… 8/8/14

NE2P and Purforce present a Conversations with…
Friday, 08/08/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
fentzflyerHaitian Cultural Arts Alliance
225 NE 59th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
Facebook Link
Cost: $5

Join Northeast Second Avenue Partnership (NE2P) and Purforce for an evening of exciting conversation and refreshments the second Friday of every month for happy hour in the vibrant Little Haiti. This month’s speaker is Jacques “Fentz” Louis, Hip Hop Music producer, who has worked with P Diddy, Fabulous and Cash Money. $5 entry includes food and drinks.

Poetic Lakay 7/31/14

Poetic Lakay
Thursday, 07/31/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
image1Caribbean Marketplace
5925 ne 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33137
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Northeast Second Avenue Partnership hosts Poety Lakay, performances by multiple poets including Mecca aka Grimo and hosted by Haitian Comedian SeJoe.

Caribbean Marketplace Grand Opening 7/18/14

Caribbean Marketplace Grand Opening
hiresofficialcaribbeanmarketplacelowresJuly 18, 2014, 4:30pm – 7pm
Caribbean Marketplace
5925 NE 2nd Ave
Miami FL 33029
(Beside the Little Haiti Cultural Center)
Register Online

The re-establishment of this Marketplace is a collaborative effort of the City of Miami in partnership with the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC), the Northeast Second Avenue Partnership (NE2P) and District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon.

The 9,500-square-foot space will include a refreshment and concession area, as well as, gift shops, art and craft vendors that reflect the beautiful diversity of the Caribbean. Low rates, technical and marketing assistance will be provided to all vendors. It is anticipated that new businesses will be created in this cultural hub, resulting in employment opportunities for the local community. A media plan has been put in place to promote the market to locals and international tourists. Government entities from the Caribbean community are encouraged to have cultural representation within this newly renovated space. Vendor applications are currently being reviewed.

The CMP will be opened to the general public Thursday to Sunday from 11am – 11pm

The venue is available for private events, community gatherings. State of the art sound and lighting are available in the renovated space.

16th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival 8/9/14

16th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival
Saturday, 08/09/2014 – 08:00 pm –
10360770_10152150400211485_7504105030852512144_n7th Circuit Studios
228 NE 59th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $10 – $15

Local non-profit organization Community Arts and Culturewill once again celebrate African music and culture through at its yearly signature event called the Afro Roots World Music Festival on August 9, 2014. This year’s incarnation, the 16th overall, features an explosive lineup of local, regional and international acts, including headliners Suenalo (Miami), The Resolvers (Deerfield Beach), Morikeba Kouyate (Senegal), the Miami Street Band (Miami), Ephniko (Colombia) and DJ Le Spam (Montreal / Miami). The all-ages concert will be held at 7th Circuit Studios (228 NE 59th Street, Miami, FL 33137) beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at afrorootsfest.brownpapertickets.com; admission is $15 on the day of show.

“I’m proud and excited to present the 2014 Afro Roots Fest lineup once again featuring Senegal’s Morikeba Kouyate plus local favorites Suenalo, the Resolvers, DJ Le Spam and more,” says Community Arts and Culture’s executive director Jose Elias. “We feel the event has been getting better each year and this lineup is surely a testament to that. We are looking forward to celebrating the wide-spread influence that Africa has on music and continuing the mission of Community Arts and Culture, which is to foster an appreciation of the arts and culture through education.”

Kouyate, a 2012 Afro Roots Fest performer, is a seventh-generation Jali (Griot) who has performed professionally for more than thirty years throughout the U.S. and internationally as a solo artist, enticing audiences young and old with exciting music and engaging stories. He performs in his traditional Mandingo language, providing translations in English and French. Kouyate’s two releases, The Music of Senegal and Mandingo Royals & Warriors Folklore are traditional and contemporary songs and stories which share the 700+ year history of the Mandingo people.

Suenalo’s “AfroLatinBabymakin’DescargaFunk” has been literally moving fans since the band’s inception in the early 2000s, positioning them among the most-popular acts originating in Miami and making their performances a top local draw. Their unique mash-up of Latin, Afro-Caribbean, funk, hip-hop and R&B influences today defines the “Miami sound” and has earned them much press coverage and accolades such as the Miami New Times’ Best of awards for “Best Latin Rock Band”, “Best Latin Band” and “Best Band – Reader’s Choice.” Their releases include Collages (2003), 2006’s Suenalo, 2009’s Live at Transit and this year’s single “305”, which precedes an upcoming new full-length.

The Resolvers coined the phrase “Big Band Reggae” to describe their sound, which combines classic Jamaican roots and lively New Orleans stylings. Brother and sister Ojay and Sahara Smith (children of Ernie Smith) both take turns on lead vocals, fronting the band that features a blistering four-piece horn section. Their live shows have been described as”explosive” and “must see” and the band has gained the reputation as a premier reggae act. The band released an EP called Big Band Reggae in 2012 and continue to tour nationally in support of it.

Ephniko is a bilingual songwriter, DJ and emcee originally from Columbia and now residing in Miami. His style has been compared to Mos Def, the Orishas and Damian Marley and is a self-described “hip-hop educator/researcher” who does workshops with youth programs at area festivals, juvenile detention centers and schools. Ephniko released his debutEscribo Lo Que Vivo in 2008, a mixtape called Dig in 2010 and his music has been featured on more than a dozen and compilations since. He continues to DJ and tour South America to this day.

The Miami Street Band is probably best-recognized for their on-court performances in the NBA as the Miami HEAT Street Band. They play everything ranging from pop, Latin, hip-hop, R&B and even custom songs based on requests. Not just musicians, they are entertainment group who dance to every song, perform intricate routines and even provides crowd interaction from sing-a-longs to limbos. The Miami Street Band can range in size from 10-50 players.

Andrew Yeomanson is also known as DJ Le Spam, musicologist and founder / leader of the Spam Allstars. An extremely skilled musician, he also played guitar and toured in local legend Nil Lara’s band and today serves as producer for local and international acts from his North Miami-based City of Progress Studio. His vinyl collection numbers more than 10,000 and covers a broad spectrum of genres from Latin to funk, Afrobeat, hip-hop and R&B. He and his group tour the U.S. constantly, playing large music festivals, and are currently working on a new release, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2007’sElectrodomesticos.

The Afro Roots World Music Festival is sponsored in part by the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Sponsorship packages are still available and CAC is accepting tax-deductible donations for the day-of-event fundraising raffle.

For more information, please call 305.757.7277 or visit www.7thcircuit.tv.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS AND CULTURE

Founded in 2002, Community Arts and Culture, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, aims to foster appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures by educating individuals of all ages and social backgrounds through workshops,lectures and artistic performances in local communities. They provide underserved areas with an outlet to participate in outreach programs and to nurture an array of local artists whom exemplify the diversity found in the South Florida community.

CAC produces and co-produces several events during the year including the A Day at the Beach concert series, the Afro Roots World Music Festival and Elements of Culture, Festival of the Drum and Let the Children Have Music and Dance events.

For more information, visit www.commityartsandculture.org, email [email protected] or call 786.218.6854.

Gabel at Big Night in Little Haiti celebrating Fete de la Musique 6/20/14

Gabel at Big Night in Little Haiti celebrating Fete de la Musique
Friday, 06/20/2014 – 06/20/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BNLHjune14eflyerLittle Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59 Terrace,
212 NE 59 Terrace, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Fête de la Musique, a global celebration of music on the summer solstice, comes to Big Night in Little Haiti this month on June 20 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. The inspiration behind Fete, which began in Paris in 1982, is to welcome summer with free music. Prior to the main stage concert by popular young Haitian kompa group Gabel, there will be an open stage for the public to make music. Gabel began with a bang in 2006 – prestigious Kompa Magazine named the young Haitian group “New Band of the Year”. They have lived up to the promise – their fourth studio album will be released this June; they have 12 music videos, have played at two karnavals and are touring throughout the Caribbean, Europe and the US.

Average Joe Art Sale, Summer’s Here edition 6/1/14

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Average Joe Art Sale, Summer’s Here edition
Sunday, 06/01/2014 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
10171126_697142720346247_1642508342963530826_nYo Space
294 NE 62nd St,
Miami, Florida 33138
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

The whole idea behind these Average Joe sales was to make it possible for everyday people to be able to support their local artists by presenting art work in a laid back environment at affordable prices.

We have a new batch of visiting artists, along with our Resident Artists selling everything from original works, to limited edition prints, and merchandise for any budget, from $5 all the way up to $500 (Disclaimer: Resident Artists may have more expensive work in their studios)

Cog Nomen will be back with us this month, playing their electronic psychedelic tunes around 5-6pm.

This month we have a new featured installation created by one of our returning favorite visiting artists, Danny Ferrer, so make sure and stop by to check that out.

Resident Artists:
-Lorie Setton: http://www.loriesetton.com/
-Ivan Roque: http://www.iamforeverlost.com/
-Chy Tea Shoulin: http://instagram.com/Chytea007
-Ramzi Adek: http://www.ramziadek.com/

Visiting Artists (list still in the making, will update as it gets finalized):
-Ian Fichman: http://ianfichman.weebly.com/
-Cory Hunter: http://coryhunter.com/
-Diane Hanson: http://www.dianehanson.net/
-WHUT (BM): http://instagram.com/whut213
-Ill Surge: http://www.illsurge.com/
-Raul Santos: www.oems.bigcartel.com
-Carlos Alejandro: https://carlosalejandro.see.me/
-J. Bellicchi (REMOTE): http://fiftythree.biz/
-8bitLexicon: https://www.facebook.com/8bitLexicon
-Ernesto Kunde: http://www.kundeart.com/
-Rei Ramirez Fine Art: http://reiramirez.com/
-Danny Ferrer: http://www.simpleskateboards.com/

So come support some talented local artists, or just come for the ping pong, old school video games, and good conversation; either way you’re bound to have a nice, fun, relaxing day.

www.yo-miami.com
http://flavors.me/cognomenmusic#_

Photographs of Big Night in Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center on 5/16/14

Big Night In Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center on Friday,  Friday, May 16, 2014. May is Haitian Heritage Month, featuring the rasin (roots) group Boukman Eksperyans in concert. The exhibition in the gallery was Haiti by Design, presented with the Haitian Cultural Alliance. Haitian cuisine by Leela’s Lakay and Prestige Beer and Clairin Rum from Haiti at the bar.

Wow what a wonderful evening, the music was amazing and a awesome crowd everyone dancing and have a wonderful time.  Love this event…Big Night In Little Haiti is every third Friday, if you have not been you really should go.

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Carla Fache Open Her Studio At The Fountainhead 5/17/14

Carla Fache Open Her Studio At The Fountainhead
Saturday, 05/17/2014 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
InviteStudioFountainhead Studios
7338 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida 33150
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Miami, FL May, 2014- Miami artist Carla Fache will be opening the doors of her Art studio on Saturday, May 17th

Visitors will have the opportunity to have an intimate look inside the artist’s studio and learn more about her new works.

In her studio, Fache will have some of her recent works in exhibition. Among them, “La Otra Mirada” an acrylic 3D painting, big paintings and a new installation.

“Opening the doors of my studio is like opening the door of color to my canvas’s mental space”, explains Fache.

Carla Fache is a chilean born, Miami-based visual artist who explores the frontiers of color, space, balance and matter, through her paintings and installations.

Her work unfolds the juncture of parallel scenarios that occur simultaneously to quotidian realities, providing dimensions of escape against the society status quo, leverage a reconnection through her canvas portals.

Color is essential in Fache’s work; she explores its infinite combinations and balance through careful blending primary and secondary colors, re- contextualizing the concept of coexistence, time and universality; a return to the essential.

Her work employs a variety of materials including traditional canvas, but also introducing unusual artifacts, expanding outside of the two-dimensional plane of the canvas and into the surrounding environment.

Her more recent exhibitions include: Florida Museum for Women Artists, The Invisible Dog Art Center-New York, Armory Art Center- Palm Beach, Cambridge Art Association-Boston and Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Some of the places where her work has been exhibited are: CIFO Cisneros Fontanels Arts Foundation, The Bass Museum of Art, Deering Estate at Cutler, Lowe Art Museum, MOCA and Coral Gables Museum to mention a few.

Fache’s work has been included in many publications, such as: “Celeste Prize International 2011” New York, “White Hot Magazine”, “New York Art Collectors Book” NY, “Five centuries of Art” LA, “Libro de Arte Ibero Americano Contemporaneo” Argentina, “Studio Visit Magazine” by New American Paintings, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Knight Arts, Miami New Times, SunPost, Sun-Sentinel among others. Her work is included in important private and corporate collections.

Artist website: www.carlafache.com

Boukman Eksperyans at Big Night in Little Haiti celebrating Haitian Heritage Month 5/16/14

Boukman Eksperyans at Big Night in Little Haiti celebrating Haitian Heritage Month
Friday, 05/16/2014 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BNLHMay14web1Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59 Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

A very special night to celebrate Haitian Heritage Month, featuring the legendary Haitian rasin (roots) group Boukman Eksperyans in concert.

In the gallery, Haiti by Design, presented with the Haitian Cultural Alliance.

Open studios next door in the Haitian Cultural Alliance.

A rocking after party at 7th Circuit with the Moksha Roots Allstars and special guests.

The night will featuring delicious kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Lakay, ice cold Prestige Beer and Clairin Rum at the bar, and more. Have you tried Clairin? It is a uniquely Haitian rum, imported to the US for the first time!

The hands-on art activities for kids are sponsored by Positive Impact Foundation / Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art.

Big Night in Little Haiti takes place every 3rd Friday, free, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Major support is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional sponsors and partners include Prestige Beer, FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIAT of North Miami, BonBagayLakay, AmericanAirlines, The Miami Foundation, City of Miami, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photographs of Record Store Day 2014 and Sweatstock 5 on 4/19/14

Record Store Day 2014 and Sweatstock 5 at Sweat Records on Saturday, April 19, 2014.  Celebrating Nine years of Sweat Records and Record Store Day 2014 with a free pop-up music festival.  Could not have picked a better day for this wonderful festival.

Awesome Foundation Street Stage: Aj Davila Y Terror Amor (San Juan, PR), Sunbears! (Jacksonville), Telekinetic Walrus,  Eons,  Nobodies,  Eagle Chief, My Deer, Kazoots, The Bows & Ties, with DJs Chalk, Mr. Brown, Action Pat, and Woozles between bands and emcee Daniel Reskin of Casa de Haha!

Audio Junkie Stage at Churchill’s Pub: Purple, Orbweaver, Plastic Pinks, Shroud Eater, Suede Dudes, Whorish Boorish, Nixa, Pariuh!, Bobby Flan, The Jellyfish Brothers, Los Bastardos Magnificos, Gun Hoes, Alx Czo, Dividends, Haochi Waves, Pocket Of Lollipops, Juju Pie, Casual Creatures, Humanfluidrot, and The Bearings, with DJs Peligro, Jolt Radio and OS DA MU to mix it up!

Food trucks: Ms. Cheezious, Los Chamos and Ben & Jerry’s (free ice cream!)

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7th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert at 7th Circuit Productions 5/10/2014

7th Annual Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert to be Held May 10 at 7th Circuit Productions
Saturday, 05/10/2014 – 06:00 pm – 03:00 am
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228 N.E. 59th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: $10

Ploppy Palace Productions and the Miccosukee Tribe will be hosting a concert to raise awareness and funds for Everglades protection and public education on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. at 7th Circuit Productions (228 N.E. 59th Street Miami, FL 33137). As part of this three stage extravaganza, some of South Florida’s top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together to raise awareness for this vital natural resource. Those who cannot attend but are interested in donating to the cause can do so online at www.gofundme.com/EVGConcert7.
There will be musical performances by Boxelder, Afrobeta, Sweetbone, Franklin’s Wheel, Aaron Lebos Reality, Nature’s Fury, Teri Catlin, The Super Fuzz, Cog Noman, Nag Champayons present the Prolific Minimalists, Kuyayky, the Osceola Brothers Band, Mr. Grim Reapa, Orion, Val C. Wisecracker, Grant Livingston, Anthony Nelson, Silver Nightingale and more.

The evening will also featuring spoken word performances by Alonso, Oscar Fuentes, Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns and more as well as dance and performance by Elviza’s Rockabelly Hippies, Feiruz Asaad, Lucky Bruno, Melody Gedeon and more and live painting by Eva Ruiz, Anibal Fernandez, Linx, Jake Cordero and more. There will be face painting by Them There Eyes.
Community speakers include Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, South Miami City Mayor Phil Stoddard, Houston Cypress from Love the Everglades Movement, Laura Reynolds – Executive Director for Tropical Audubon Society, Matt Schwartz, Executive Director for South Florida Wildlands Association and other concerned citizens.
In addition, the Environmental Art Exhibition highlights a selection of distinctive artists including the works of Mark Henson, Kiro Fox Ace, Eva Ruiz, Lloyd Goradesky, Brian F. Call, Lauranda Hook, Peter Barreda, Margrit-Rose People, Aeric Moskowitz, Alissa Christine, Flex Maslan, Brian Pruitt, Rei Ramirez, Abdiel Acosta, Jorge Muriel, Wesley Geometry, Jake Cordero, Luis Alejandro Diaz, Jean Sarmiento, Mike Jones, Anibal Fernandez, Chia Ortegon, Stephanie McMillan, Aiyesha Ghani, Claudia Costa, Anastasia Sultzer and more. The exhibition will be featured in the Moksha Gallery from Friday, April 18 – Tuesday, May 13.

This is an all-ages event; admission is $10. Discount tickets are available at www.ploppypalace.com. For more information, email [email protected] or call 305.579.0069.

Sweatstock 5 and Record Store Day 2014 4/19/14

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Record Store Day 2014 + Sweatstock 5
Saturday, April 19, 9:00am
SweatstockAWebSweat Records
5505 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, Florida 33137
Website

Celebrating Nine years of Sweat Records and Record Store Day 2014 with a free pop-up music festival for all of Miami to enjoy!

Doors open at 9am for the Record Store Day exclusives. Anyone waiting in line before 8am will get to “call” one RSD pick to be reserved for them (as our allotments allow).

2pm: Awesome Foundation Main Stage + Audio Junkie Stage at Churchill’s kick off!

Awesome Foundation Street Stage:
Aj Davila Y Terror Amor (San Juan, PR)
Sunbears! (Jacksonville)
Telekinetic Walrus
Eons
Nobodies
Eagle Chief
My Deer
Kazoots
The Bows & Ties
with DJs Chalk, Mr. Brown, Action Pat, and Woozles between bands and emcee Daniel Reskin of Casa de Haha!

Audio Junkie Stage Lineup (in random order, set times to follow): Purple, Orbweaver, Plastic Pinks, Shroud Eater, Suede Dudes, Whorish Boorish, Nixa, Pariuh!, Bobby Flan, The Jellyfish Brothers, Los Bastardos Magnificos, Gun Hoes, Alx Czo, Dividends, Haochi Waves, Pocket Of Lollipops, Juju Pie, Casual Creatures, Humanfluidrot, and The Bearings, with DJs Peligro, Jolt Radio and OS DA MU to mix it up!

6pm: When the sun sets the back patio of Churchill’s becomes the Borscht Lounge with a loop of the Borscht Film Festival‘s most visually exciting offerings.

Food trucks: Ms. Cheezious, Los Chamos, Mulberry 1965, Ben & Jerry’s (free ice cream!)

Giveaways: Concert tickets courtesy of Live Nation and Grand Central, movie tickets courtesy of Miami Beach Cinematheque, free KIND bars, Other Electricities slipmats, and tooons of RSD swag! Come early for posters, stickers, vinyl, and more.

The Main Stage ends at 11pm but the fun at Churchill’s goes late into the night!

Full list of Record Store Day releases

Rara Kuyu, Dja-Rara At Big Night Little Haiti 4/18/14

Rara Kuyu, Dja-Rara At Big Night Little Haiti
Friday, 04/18/2014 – 04/18/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BNLHApr14eflyerLittle Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th terrace,
Miami, Florida 33171
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

When Big Night in Little Haiti began three years ago, Rara Kuyu invited the organizers to a large gathering at his studio, to make sure that rasin music had a part of the series. What a group – top locally-based dancers, musicians, artists. Rara Kuyu and his 15-member Universal Soul Love group launched Big Night with a bang, setting the tone for an amazing monthly night of music. Now we celebrate the 3rd Anniversary, and welcome back to the stage one of Miami’s artistic anchors.

A night of rara and roots to celebrate a good Friday at Big Night. Rara Kuyu and Universal Soul Love have created an massive production of roots music and dance. Born in Port-au-Prince, Kuyu is a gifted painter, muralist and musician. If you’ve been to Tap Tap, you’ve seen his beautiful murals. The band, featuring performance and dancers, is anchored by a commitment to Haitian percussion and musical exploration.

Average Joe Art Sale, Back With A Vengeance edition 4/6/14

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Average Joe Art Sale, Back With A Vengeance edition
Sunday, April 6, 3:00pm – 8:00pm
averagejoeYo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, Florida 33138
www.yo-miami.com

The whole idea behind these Average Joe sales was to make it possible for everyday people to be able to support their local artists by presenting art work in a laid back environment at affordable prices. After a brief hiatus due to weddings and related personal hecticness, we’re back and fresher than ever; we’re cleaning house and bringing in a completely new lineup of work!

We have a new batch of visiting artists, along with our Resident Artists selling everything from original works, to limited edition prints, and merchandise for any budget, from $5 all the way up to $500 (Disclaimer: Resident Artists may have more expensive work in their studios)

This month is your last chance to catch James Brutus Art’s featured artist Installation wall at the space!

Cog Nomen will be back with us this month, playing their electronic psychedelic tunes around 5-6pm and DJ ACKDADDY will be handling the decks in between sets.

Also just confirmed, Los Chamos Food Truck will also be making their triumphant return to Average Joe with their mouthwatering arepas and empanadas out front!

Resident Artists:
-Lorie Setton -Kazilla -Ivan Roque -Chy Tea Shoulin -Ramzi Adek

Visiting Artists:
-James Brutus -Eleazar Delgado -Nate Dee -The Fa1le -James Livingston -Ill Surge -Raul Santos -Jessica Schnur -Carlos Alejandro -J. Bellicchi (REMOTE) -8bitLexicon -Ernesto Kunde -Rei Ramirez Fine Art -Daniel Ferrer

So come support some talented local artists, or just come for the ping pong, old school video games, and good conversation; either way you’re bound to have a nice, fun, relaxing day.