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Cool Things About this Weekend /// September 10th

By Giovanna Stallings-Blanche posted Sep 10, 2010 at 11:12 AM

This one's jam packed.

Condensed weekend run thru! 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.

Even when there is no "Cool Things About this Week," our EVENTS calendar (that you can find on the main page of this site and handily linked on our Facebook), always is updated with cool things. 


p.s. Thanks to everyone who has been coming out to our Days Out events on campus! The first two have been really fun and we can't wait for more and more surprises. Get ready for October 6th!!




FASHION: Fashion's Night Out
/// at various locations in The Design District, Coral Gables, Miami Beach and beyond

New York's Fashion's Night Out finally makes its way to Miami! The point of Fashion's Night Out is to highlight the Fashion community, and draw familiar and unfamiliar faces into individual stores and boutiques during special events. This means lots of special openings, appearances, open bars, fashion shows, etc. The Miami Design District's website has a handy map of the events happening in that neighborhood, and the Miami New Times' Cultist blog has a nice run down here. I'll copy and paste some of the events that strike my fancy:


The Webster at Luminaire:

The world's best fashion meets the world's best design in a collaboration between the Webster and Luminaire. Timeless design throughout the creative fields will be brought together for one night, showcasing the world's top brands, including Balmain, Balenciaga, Celine, Givenchy, B&B Italia, Established & Sons, Edra, and Moroso, amongst others.


Cocktail Celebration at Maison Martin Margiela:

Cocktail celebration.
Music by DJ Ryan Evans
Light bites from Chef Jonathan Eismann


In Store Preview at Nektar de Stagni

In Store Preview: "Interpretations of a Classic: New take on the Pearl necklace"


Fratelli Lyon at Tomas Maier:

tomas maier invites you for complimentary drinks and a taste of Capri at Fratelli Lyon.



DJ SET: Tim Sweeney + HELLO?REPEAT SOUNDSYTEM (Jan Kreuger & Daze Maxim)
/// at the Electric Pickle

"Tim Sweeney and Beats in Space. The story of the man is synonymous with that of the radio show. Over the course of a decade, Sweeney has built Beats in Space into an iconic brand. In return, BIS has launched Sweeney's career as one of New York's most sought-after DJs."

"HELLO? REPEAT RECORDS aka Jan Krueger & Daze Maxim

With just 16 releases since it's inception in 2005, all of them strictly in vinyl format and courtesy of either one of their amazingly talented artists: Audio Werner, Bruno Pronsato, Cabanne, Daze Maxim, Franco Cinelli, Half Hawaii, Heartz4, Jan Krueger, Melchior Prod.Ltd, or Patrick Specke, it is clear why the label advocates QUALITY and not quantity!"


do itt. 




ART: Second Saturdays Art Walk
/// in Wynwood and the Design District, 7 - 11pm


September is a big one. 

Some openings!:


Gavin Perry: Glacier 

at Frederic Snitzer Gallery

"Sculpture, while not new in Perry’s oeuvre, takes on a much stronger role than in exhibitions of the past. By encasing found objects in layer upon layer of resin, previously discarded rubbish is given a new lease on life. The history of their decay forever sealed in resin. The pour off from the objects has been collected to form large columns that reveal their growth like rings of a tree. Frozen monuments that belie their minimalist associations through imperfect fluidic layering."


Ari Marcopoulos: No Cause


"New York in 1993 had a style of skating like no other. It was not your ordinary dude fest. Actually, there were no dudes allowed. These skaters were train-hopping, taxicab jumping, runaway kids – born and raised in the city. Kids from every borough and background bombed down hills, crossed bridges and ferries, to session the urban paradise. Around this time, the NYC skate scene was just beginning to take form. Very few people were able to see this culture firsthand, but Marcopoulos was there and his access was unrestricted. His exhibition, No Cause, captures the mood of the New York skate scene at the moment of inception. Through intimate portraits and quiet moments caught on Polaroid, black and white photos, color snap shots, photocopies, and drawings, Marcopoulos takes us on a ride, chronicling the personalities and locations that shaped a movement and inspired popular culture on a global scale."



at Spinello Gallery

"Spinello Gallery and David Glass are proud to present the much-anticipated solo exhibition by TYPOE, "BANG BANG." The multimedia exhibition features works on paper and sculpture. This will be TYPOE's second solo exhibition with Spinello Gallery.

Cast between worlds of opposing values, at once an anonymous prestidigitator and high-ranking glitterati, TYPOE straddles an unseen fence. 
His handiwork, which swaths billboards, public arenas, and buildings literally rotting with neglect, has expanded from the crumbling edifice of a cultural misnomer into the social spotlight."


Alejandra Padilla: Reformas 

at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts

"… There is much to celebrate in such a relationship, the gaze must follow erratic movements, causing perception to create the drawing.  One sees something seemingly specific, and then realizes that this is not the case, that is not what it was and moreover is nothing at all or many things, there are abstract elements, but they come from images that are not, or the abstraction creates recognizable images.  Appearance is one aspect, and it relates to a whole that simultaneously combines multiplicities.  There is accumulation as well as alteration.  The territory that establishes itself is deceiving.  The unique technique makes the art recognizable, both individually, and as a body of work…    Patricia Rizzo"

Valerie Hegarty: Break-through Miami

at Locust Projects

"Locust Projects is pleased to present a site-specific installation by New York-based artist Valerie Hegarty.  Hegarty's practice often involves processes of recreation, deconstruction, and transformation.  Inspired by the history of the sublime landscape painting, Break-Through Miami transforms the 2,700 square foot exhibition space into a site where architecture and nature collide.  Hegarty adheres layers of painted paper to the walls and floor of the gallery, only to peel them back in a technique she describes as "reverse archeology."

Conversation with Artist, 6pm


CONCERT: Crystal Castles

/// at Grand Central


you already know. 


DJ SET: Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves (Upstairs), Jahfe (Downstairs)

/// at the Electric Pickle




Visionquest • Wagon Repair • Supplement Facts • Detroit/Berlin

Visionquest • Wolf + Lamb • Detroit/Berlin

Custom Dynacord Sound



Get Some Art Walk Afterparty featuring Jahfe Live




ARTS: Arts for All Festival

/// at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 12 - 6pm

"more than 100 non-profit arts and community service organizations will participate in the FREE event transforming the Adrienne Arsht Center into Miami’s town square and creating an opportunity for the community to experience, enjoy, and engage with the best of Miami’s arts organizations and community service agencies." ... a.k.a. almost all organizations in the Miami arts world

Ozomatli, Bahamas Junkanoo Review, Flipside Kings, Jahfe, Rebirth Brass Band, Mr. Pauer and others performing live. /// Schedule

Small sampling of some participating organizations:

Bas Fisher Invitational, Bass Museum of Art, Borsht Film Festival, City Year Miami, Culture Shock Miami, de la Cruz Collection, Locust Projects, Lowe Art Museum, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Light Project, MOCA, New World School of the Arts, Teatro Avante, University of Wynwood, Young arts, more!

Food Trucks: Micheal's Genuine Food and Drink, La Camaronera, Gastropod, Feverish Ice Cream truck, Yellow Submarine, Rolling Stove, Sakaya Kitchen, Jefe's Original, Del's Lemonade /// (... worth going for that alone. just saying)



PARTY: Choco-Pop at Chocolate Sundays

/// at Purdy Lounge

POPLIFE and Chocolate Sundays present CHOCO-POP!



Monday (yes, it's that serious)


DJ SET: James Pants at the Opening of Service Station

/// at the News Lounge


"The News Lounge is proud to announce the relaunch of 

With Special Guest DJ:
JAMES PANTS (Stones Throw, NYC)
Remote-Broadcasted LIVE! on WVUM (90.5FM)

SERVICE STATION is Miami's weekly homage to all those who spend their weekends behind a bar, in an apron, running valet, bussing tables, or otherwise working to keep Miami's good times rolling!
We've worked our asses off, now it's our turn!"

Be there!


phew, too much for one weekend! enjoy it, fall is here!


xoxo, Promotions Director

(yes, Gossip Girl reference)

















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