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Cool Things About This Week /// June 21st

By Giovanna Stallings-Blanche posted Jun 21, 2010 at 04:29 PM

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As you may or may not know, WVUM likes to highlight events happening around Miami that we think are fun / cool / interesting / on air / pretty / crazy / tasty / free or cheap / worth talking about / maybe not mentioned enough. So, to make this make more sense we are starting a weekly run through of some events on this blog right here.  This is the second ever. Expect this to get better (maybe).

Our Events Calendar is awesome, check it on our main page.


In chronological order:


Monday

SKATE: Go Skate Day sponsored by Raza Libra, I Am Your Villain, Indy and MIA
at MIA Skate Park in Doral


PARTY: LOCALS ONLY feat BLU JEMZ (NYC, Turntable Lab) and Jake Jefferson DJing + complimentary BBQ
at BAR

Release Party for the Scion Compilation “NIGHT PEOPLE.” “This EP includes elements of new wave, electrap, house, funk, synth-vamp and more and includes remixes by Pollyn, Snack N C’mish, Computer Jay (of Dam-Funk’s band Master Blazter) and Nile Delta.” The physical EP is all painstakingly written liner notes and features a code for a free download of the actual tracks. Eat up.


Tuesday

PARTY: NIGHTDRIVE
at BAR


Wednesday


PARTY: TROPICASA
at Hoy Como Ayer

This weekly party is a well kept secret. Oscar G, house legend, plays with a live band on variations of afro-cuban rhythms, while resident Lazaro Casanova always brings in fresh opening and closing sets.

2212 SW 8th Street, in Little Havana


DJ SET: Bart B-More
at LIV


Thursday


ART OPENING: Human Rites
at the Bass Museum, 7 - 9pm

“This exhibition examines ritual through art; and it also examines art through ritual, depending on your point of view.  From mundane human activities to sacred practices, from the past through the present, rites and rituals have been pervasive subjects in artistic practice.  Human Rites will present works such as 15th century devotional polychrome statues of Mary and 16th century altarpieces alongside works by renowned contemporary artists. This juxtaposition of works circumscribes the timelessness of rituals, expressed historically and anthropologically in religious, as well as other contexts.
Votive works by Janine Antoni and Marina Abramovich survey the ceremonial aspects of womanhood; Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Buddha figurines describe the devotional offerings that people manufacture for their gods; collected items by artists like Mark Dion, John Beech, and César Trasobares investigate form, the found object and performative aspects; Allan McCollum ‘s repetitive series’ reflect the construction of objects as substitutes for the real object. Ai Wei Wei uses the bicycle as both symbol and found object in the construction of a monumental totem form. Artists in the exhibition include: Thomas Hirschhorn, Priscilla Monge, El Anatsui, Erwin Wurm, Mark Dion, Christian Boltanski and Cesar Trasobares, and others.”


PARTY: PsychoRAMA
at Bar

The Overthrow overthrows BAR with Damaged Goods, Troy Kurtz and Tamara Sky


CONCERT: A Midsummer Noise Dream
at Churchill’s


Laundry Room Squelchers
& Roofless Records
present

a midsummer noise dream
featuring

BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI (Glasglow, Scotland) dense, rich, zone out, big raunchy beats, heavy guitar, heavy synth http://myownspace.fr/254

LAUNDRY ROOM SQUELCHERS (Miami Beach, FL) are the gatekeepers. http://squelchers.com/

KENNY MILLIONS (Hollywood, FL) “An offensive and abrasive spectacle…” - Rolling Stone Magazine http://www.kennymillions.com/

RAUH (Miami, FL) Elegant power electronics

NAGS HEAD (Miami, FL) http://augurari.com/


Friday

DJ SET: Doc Martin
at the Electric Pickle


Saturday


CONCERT: Kid Sister + Maluca
at Grand Central

also featuring Laura of Miami!!


CONCERT: Strange Days # 2
at Bar

Roofless Rex’s Baby


DJ SET: The Juan Maclean
at Redux in Delray


Sunday

Party: CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS
at Purdy Lounge


TUNE IN NEXT WEEK ****









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