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August Events in Downtown Miami

The summer is flying by! Get out there and enjoy these

August events in Downtown Miami.

Community Events

Yoga in the Park

Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Tina Hills Pavilion at Bayfront Park

More info: http://www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/pages/yoga.html


Self-Defense Class for Women

Every Monday and Wednesday

7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tina Hills Pavilion at Bayfront Park

More info: http://www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/pages/events.html

Artists’ Square

Saturdays and Sundays

11:00 a.m. to dusk

Bayside Market Place

See local artists at work creating paintings, sculptures, art jewelry and more!

More info: http://m.baysidemarketplace.com/events/baysides-artists-square


The Sunday Market at Mary Brickell Village

Every Sunday

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mary Brickell Village

Enjoy this open-air market featuring olive oil, pastas, baked goods, plants, arts and crafts, jewelry and more.

More info: http://marybrickellvillage.com

Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other

Through August

Miami Art Museum

Neuenschwander’s work, which includes painting, photography, film, sculpture, immersive installations and participatory actions, combines conceptual rigor, sensory appeal, poetic evocation and viewer interaction. Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other (July 17 – October 16, 2011) punctuates the elements that have led to her reputation as one of the most unique contributors to contemporary Brazilian art.

More info: http://www.miamiartmuseum.org/exhibitions.asp


Anchor Gallery: Mark Dion

Throughout August

Miami Art Museum

Mark Dion’s South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit focuses on human interaction with the Everglades and the South Florida ecosystem. Interweaving the diverse disciplines of art, science, ecology, history, and archeology, Dion’s project tells the story of different mentalities and motivations that have determined our history with Florida’s wilderness.

More info: http://www.miamiartmuseum.org/dion.asp


Karaoke Night at Finnegan’s on the River

Tuesday, August 2

8:00 p.m.

Finnegan’s on the River

ShamRockin Karaoke Tuesday! Featuring an awesome raw bar, fresh sushi & a great view. Located right on the river in downtown Miami.


Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesday, August 3

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

History Miami, 101 West Flagler Street

Join us at downtown Miami’s cultural hotspot!  Don’t sit in rush hour traffic when you can be mingling with other professionals and enjoying a glass of wine!  Enjoy free access to our exhibition galleries, relax with live local music, and experience cultural performances and monthly lectures! To RSVP call 305-375-1614 or email: RSVP@historymiami.org.

More information: http://www.historymiami.org/get-involved/wine-down-wednesdays/


Family Fun Day: Trouble in the Tropics, Here Comes the Hurricanes

Saturday, August 13

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

History Miami, 101 West Flagler Street

Will you be ready for the big one when it threatens our region? Learn how to prepare and create your own hurricane in a bottle. See a fascinating presentation by eco-historian Frank Schena about Miami’s infamous hurricanes. Free and open to the public.

More info: http://www.historymiami.org/happenings/details/10408/


Screening & Discussion: Planes on Film

Sunday, August 21

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

History Miami, 101 West Flagler Street

Enjoy a screening of news footage, films, and home movies reflecting Miami’s aviation history. Hosted by Miami Dade College’s Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, this program will feature a discussion by HistoryMiami’s historian Dr. Paul George.

More info: http://www.historymiami.org/happenings/details/994940/


Music and Theatre


Cirque Éloize – iD

Show time vary.

Adrienne Arsht Center

Ziff Ballet Opera House

An exciting, moving, and unforgettable modern circus blending the daring soundtrack of rock, hip-hop, and electronica with the romantic heart of West Side Story, iD showcases the unique talents of a troupe of over 16 international artists – masters of hand-to-hand acrobatics, contortion, in-line skating, hip-hop, modern dance, break dance, and Cyr wheel all leading up to a stunning finale on the one-of-a-kind video trampowall.

Tickets and more info: http://www.arshtcenter.org/perform/


Locos Por Juana Video Release Party

Thursday, August 4

9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Grand Central

Celebrate the video premiere of “Afro-Sound Feat. Palenke” displayed on our 32 foot LED Curtain. The video will be followed by a 2 hour LIVE performance. $10 advance tickets on sale at http://bit.ly/ktOt0T and $15 at the door.

More info: www.grandcentralmiami.com


Kassav Live

Friday, August 5

10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Grand Central

Legendary creators of zouk. Kassav gave the style a pan-Caribbean sound by taking elements from compas, reggae and salsa music. Kassav’ was formed in 1979 by Pierre-Edouard Décimus and Freddy Marshall. Together they took carnival music and gave it a more modern and polished style. $35 advance tickets on sale at http://bit.ly/qmpjQZ.

More info: www.grandcentralmiami.com


Hilsong UNITED Aftermath 2011 Tour

Saturday, August 6

7:30 p.m.

American Airlines Arena

Best-selling modern worship band Hillsong UNITED will grace the AmericanAirlines Arena stage. Starting out as a church youth band in Australia, Hillsong UNITED has become one of the most popular Christian Rock bands in history.

More info: http://www.aaarena.com/


AileyCamp Miami Presents Transcendance

Saturday, August 6

7:00 p.m.

The culminating presentation of the six week long AileyCamp Miami 2011 will feature ballet, jazz, modern and West African dance performed by AileyCampers. Using dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, creative expression and imagination, AileyCamp Miami at the Arsht Center is offered in partnership with the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.

More info: http://www.arshtcenter.org/perform/


Ke$ha Presents the Get $leazy Tour

Sunday, August 7

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

More info: www.livenation.com


Little Beard + Plains + North&South

Friday, August 12

11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Grand Central

Grand Central and Poplife present Little Beard + Plains + North&South. No cover for everyone. Complimentary cocktails for ladies until midnight.

More info: www.grandcentralmiami.com

Wine & Jazz Café

Wednesday, August 17

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Alliance Francaise de Miami

Come to join us for a little fête de la musique on the Alliance française’s terrass as every 3rd Wednesday of each month to listen Nestor Zurita with a new special guest for a great moment of Jazz music drinking red or white French wine. Come and enjoy intricate and complex music improvisations in a unique cultural setting open to everyone. Admission: for $5 The Alliance Française propose you a package including the entrance and a glass of wine.

More info: http://www.afmiami.org/Eventupcoming.htm


Focus Gallery: Joel Meyerowitz

Friday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 31

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Miami Art Museum

Miami Art Museum presents a recent acquisition of 24 photographs by the only photographer granted right of entry into Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. After 9/11, the Ground Zero site in New York City was classified as a crime scene and only those directly involved in the recovery efforts were allowed inside. With the help of sympathetic officials, he managed to become the only photographer granted right of entry into Ground Zero.

More info: http://www.miamiartmuseum.org/upcoming.asp


The Girls Night Out Tour

Saturday, August 20

11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Grand Central

Grand Central and Ocean Front Records present THE GIRLS NIGHT OUT TOUR. The South Florida all girl quartet have shared the stage with Michelle Branch, Avenue D, JD Natasha, New York Dolls, 2 Live Crew, and Joey Ramon. $10 advance tickets available here: http://bit.ly/jB5Yj4 $15 at the door. First 100 ladies receive free cupcakes at the door.

More info: www.grandcentralmiami.com

Flickin’ Summer Movies: “The Breakfast Club”

Thursday, August 25

7:00 p.m.

Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

The “Flickin’ Summer” movie series returns for a third season, showcasing four classic teen movies followed by an onstage dance party with DJ MR PAUER. At only $10 per ticket, it’s a cool way to spend a hot summer night!

Tickets: Gusman Box Office or Ticketmaster


Skullcandy Presents Identity

Thursday, August 25

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

More info: http://www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/pages/events.html


The Summer Downtown Jazz Series

Friday, August 26

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bayfront Park

Join the Miami Jazz Society for authentic live jazz at InterContinental Miami. The Indigo Bar offers half off bottles of champagne and sparkling wine. Valet Park for just $4 or ride the Metromover to Bayfront Park Station.

More info: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com


Pablo Milanés

Saturday, August 27

8:00 p.m.

American Airlines Arena

Pablo Milanés was one of the crucial figures in Cuba’s nueva trova popular-song movement of the late ’60s. Milanés gained renown for his highly poetic lyrics and smooth yet emotional singing, becoming one of the most popular and respected Cuban musicians and songwriters of the late 20th century.


More info: http://www.aaarena.com/