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Cool Things About this Week /// August 16th

By Giovanna Stallings-Blanche posted Aug 16, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Read on.

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.

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


p.s. - Summer is almost over, it sucks, but we’ve got lots of fun events and surprises coming up for the fall semester! and tonns and tons of giveaways for what already looks like one of the best fall concert seasons. Trust me, I had to make a very serious spreadsheet for it.

p.p.s. - We’re printing our new stickers! We will officially announce the winner very soon, and if you like, cop ‘em.


In chronological order:


Monday

FILM: Brazilian Film Festival: Beyond Ipanema
7pm at the Colony Theatre

“Beyond Ipanema – Brazilian Waves In Global Music is a documentary about the repeating cycle of discovery of Brazilian music in the world. Through interviews with David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, M.I.A., Mutantes, Tom Zé, Seu Jorge, Thievery Corporation, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and many others, the film surveys the Brazilian music experience outside of the country. Artists, producers, DJs and critics analyze how the crosspollination of musical styles, as well as sampling and globalization, have helped Brazil to secure a unique position in global culture.”

5 dollar Culture Shock tickets available and also available for other films from the Brazilian Film Festival.


Tuesday

WVUM: Freedom for the Funk Takeover
on 90.5 FM, 8pm

The last show as part of the summertime takeover while Jonny’s away (Jonny’s almost back!!). It’s been fun though. Manuvers and Terrence host.


FILM + PARTY: The U DVD Release Screening and Director Q&A + after FUN!
at BAR, 9pm

“THE U ” DVD RELEASE/WATCH PARTY AND Q&A WITH DIRECTOR BILLY CORBEN (THE U, COCAINE COWBOYS SERIES)... THE U is ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATED ESPN 30 FOR 30 DOCUMENTARIES, wear UM apparel and get a $1 off all drinks…

+
It’s New! It’s Classic! IT’S FUN!

Come have FUN! with DJ’s Induce & Jake Jefferson this Tuesday at Bar. Remember when FUN was simply hanging out with friends, having a drink, joking around, listening to good music? FUN! can be easy. FUN! can be loud. FUN! can be anything that makes you smile. Get ready for some good old fashioned FUN!


Wednesday

PARTY: TROPICASA
at Hoy Como Ayer

This weekly party is a well kept secret. Oscar G 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


PARTY: Champion Sound + Fin du Monde Upstairs
at the Electric Pickle

Downstairs:

.......✪☆✪ THIS WEEK ✪☆✪........
with LUMIN, A-TRAIN, SIRE ESQ., Mr.BROWN, MANUVERS

Upstairs:

GET SOME BASS IN YOU FACE UPSTAIRS
[SMUT+BASS] w/SOMEJERK + DAVE BETAMAX & friends..


Thursday


WVUM: Electric Kingdom: Joshy Josh
on 90.5fm


ART: New Work Miami Afterhours at MAM + Psychic Youth, Inc.‘s Walking Spell
Miami Art Museum

PSYCHIC YOUTH, INC. presents Walking Spell performance directed by Ana Mendez in collaboration with Aja Albertson, Federico Nessi and Richard Vergez for the New Work Miami 2010 Afterhours series at Miami Art Museum.

In the gallery, meet artists Kevin Arrow and Manny Prieres, plus Talking Head Transmitters (segment on contemporary dance). Additionally, Mapping Miami and LegalArt will be on hand with information about their projects.


Friday


WVUM: Open House
at the WVUM Office and Studio in the UC next to the pool, 11 - 5pm

Come see what WVUM is all about!
+ eat free food
+ drink free drinks
+ listen to free DJs
+ take free music
+ win free headphones by being first to turn in your WVUM DJ/staff application
+ win free headphones by making a cool sweeper
+ win free tickets?
+ learn about how you can work for WVUM for free

More info very soon.

Art Indulgence
at Moonchine
7100 Biscayne Blvd.
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The August 20th Art Indulgence will be a special edition bon-voyage as we celebrate before heading to Burning Man. The evening will feature a collection of audible artists in addition to live canvas and live body painting. Come out and indulge your senses at Moonchine which hosts Miami’s unique outdoor lounge and amazing sushi, drink, and other cuisine.

***Audible Artists***
-SanedracHunter———- 10pm-12:00am
feat: Franccesco Cardenas & Luke Hunter

-SpinnZinn———- 12:00am

-Jonnie Sparko———- 9:00pm

-Eddie Lopez———- 8:00pm

-DeviceRATT———- 7:00pm

***Visual Artists***
-Reinier Gamboa & NF Romero (Live Canvas)
-DaveL (Art Exhibit)
-Luis Valle (Live Body Painting-2 Models)
-Alex Valdes (Fire Spinning)

*Photography by MphotoG
No dress code, all ages, no lists, no lines, just good people, good art, and good vibes.


DJ Set: Seth Troxler
at the Electric Pickle

We’re doing giveaways for this one!


Saturday

CONCERT: The Golden Filter
at Grand Central


Sunday

Party: CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS
at Purdy Lounge









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