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Picks of the Week: Films, Museums and More...

Picks of the Week: Films, Museums and More...

Festivals

Published 9/17/21

HISTORIC VIRGINIA KEY BEACH PARK: MIAMI CLEAN UP 2021September 18th at 8 amInternational Coastal Cleanup ( ICC) is the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment and raise awareness for this issue. Spearheaded by the Ocean Conservancy, the annual effort, now in its 38th year, takes place on the 3rd Saturday each September. More event details here.LOWE ART MUSEUM: WILLIAM WEGMAN - INSTANT MIAMIThrough September 25thFeaturing a series of twenty-two 20-by-24-inch Polaroids shot in the 80s by renowned photographer William Wegman, Instant Miami explores the city through the eyes of an artist. In 1984, Wegman was invited by the Lowe Art Museum to visit Miami and photograph the city with an agreement to show the resulting work at the Lowe later that year. He spent a week primarily in three locations: South Beach, Grove Isle, and Les Violins, the Cuban cabaret-style lounge on Miami Beach. Wegman arranged to bring the 20 x 24 Polaroid camera to Miami for this …

WHAT'S HOT IN SEPTEMBER

WHAT'S HOT IN SEPTEMBER

Festivals

Published 8/19/21

September 3– Bark in the Park – Miami, FLWith a portion of the proceeds benefiting the local animal rescue, PAWS4you Rescue, Bark in the Park is a fun day out at the ballgame for you and your dog. Watch the Marlins take on the Philadelphia Phillies in the Vista level, reserved for you and your furry best friend. To attend the game, leashed dogs must be up to date on Rabies, DHLP, PARVO, and BORDATELLA vaccinations. ID tags are required. Breeds that fall under American Pitbull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not permitted in the ballpark. Event: Bark in the ParkCost: $15Date: Friday, September 3 – 7:10 PMLocation: LoanDepot Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125Learn more by calling 305.480.2525.September 3 – Miami Music+Comedy Fest IIHosted by Jeff Quintana and Joseph Ringleader, enjoy a two-day Indoor/ Outdoor Festival featuring vendors, South Florida local celebrities, DJ's, entertainers, and national comedy headliners like …

Happy Pride Month, Miami!

Happy Pride Month, Miami!

Festivals

Published 6/3/21

In July of that same year, hundreds of members of the LGBTQ+ community were among the thousands of protesters at the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, where advocates demanded the repeal of laws banning gay marriage. In the early 1970s, gay rights advocacy led to a county ordinance banning discrimination in areas of housing, employment, and public accommodation based on sexual orientation. This, however, was later overturned after a subsequent referendum championed by Anita Bryant, an anti-gay rights activist. In December of 1998, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners once again adopted an amendment banning discrimination in areas of housing, employment, and public accommodation based on sexual orientation. The Dade County Christian Coalition then announced it was initiating a referendum drive to repeal the amendment under the name "Take Back Miami-Dade." This attempt failed as they did not garner enough signatures. In 2014, the Human Rights Campaign ranked …

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Films, Culture and more...

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Films, Culture and more...

Festivals

Published 11/12/20

OUTSHINE FILM FESTIVAL: MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY | COCKTAILS & CINEMA VIRTUAL HAPPY HOURNovember 12th at 7:30 pmOUTshine presents gay holiday classic 'Make The Yuletide Gay' starring Adamo Ruggiero and Keith Jordan. The film has won multiple festival awards and a self proclaimed "gay cult classic." Don't miss experiencing this holiday favorite with your festival friends! More event details here.HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM: CULTUREFEST 305November 14th through the 15thEnjoy online performances, workshops, and demonstrations with some of the city's finest traditional artists, dancers, and musicians. The festival webpage includes craft activities, videos, and more to keep you exploring all that makes Miami the diverse, vibrant, and extraordinary city we love. More event details here.SMALL PRESS FAIR FORT LAUDERDALE '20November 14th at 12:00 pmExperience a day for local and regional artists, printers, booksellers, publishers, authors, poets, bookmakers, designers, zinesters and cultural workers …

HistoryMiami Museum's CultureFest 305

HistoryMiami Museum's CultureFest 305

Festivals

Published 11/10/20

Join HistoryMiami Museum for two days of online performances, workshops, and demonstrations with some of the city's finest traditional artists, dancers, and musicians. The festival will be going DIGITAL this year, and the webpage features craft activities, videos, and much more. From Cuban fusion dance with Marisol Blanco to Haitian Kompa music with Gabel and tropical fruit farming with LNB Groves and Edible South Florida, this festival celebrates all that makes Miami the extraordinary, diverse, and vibrant city we love.  ScheduleSaturday:    10:30 – 11:00 - Storytelling: Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story featuring a demonstration by Melanie Turtle of Seminole Bird Clan Catering1:00 – 2:00 - Workshop: Cuban fusion dance with Marisol Blanco3:00 – 3:30 - Demonstration: Tropical fruit farming with LNB Grovestand and Edible South Florida 6:00 – 8:00 - Move Watch Party with O Cinema: Deep City: The Birth of the Miami …

Fantasy Theatre Factory’s 3rd Annual Sandrell Rivers Day

Fantasy Theatre Factory’s 3rd Annual Sandrell Rivers Day

Festivals

Published 8/9/20

Among the festivities will be the bestowing of this year’s Sandrell Rivers Humanitarian Award to Dr. Larry R. Handfield, Esq., of The Handfield Firm. Serving as Emcee will be renown singer and entertainer Brenda Alford. Among the close to two dozen talented South Florida performing artists and entertainers scheduled to appear are jazz saxophonist Melton Mustafa, Jr., dancer Randolph Ward, magician Billy Byron, aerialist Luckner “Lucky” Bruno, and much more.“This is one of our most popular events at Sandrell Rivers Theater, drawing more than 300 attendees from all over South Florida but particularly from around Liberty City, where Chief Rivers focused her efforts in promoting the arts,” said FTF CEO/Executive Artistic Director Larry Fields. “With South Florida currently experiencing record numbers of COVID-19 cases, however, we have not been able to open our doors to the public. So we’ve decided to make this year’s event virtual.”“While a virtual event will be a …

Art in the Garden Opens At Key West Tropical Forest

Art in the Garden Opens At Key West Tropical Forest

Festivals

Published 6/17/20

Meander over Garden Boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot….sculpture! The exhibit features local art & sculpture with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials (including recycled and natural material) and themes.The festival runs through August 31st and is open every day 10am – 4pm. The Garden is located 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden for directions and details. 

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