Upcoming Community Events This Week

By Carolina Villagra // Staff Writer

South Florida is offering a variety of events during the week of May 16 to May 22. Comedy clubs, brunch deals and even a little something for the weebs will be happening. As the start of the semester is going strong, indulge in what the community has to offer.

Installation at Happy-Go-Lucky exhibit (Courtesy of Sunnyhues Entertainment)

This art exhibition is an immersive display of multimedia art, optical illusions and sculptures. The gallery is located on the third floor of Aventura Mall at 19501 Biscayne Blvd. The event continues throughout the week, so you can visit from 1 to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, the exhibition runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The prices vary depending on age and what day you go. Adults can enter the art gallery for $29 Monday to Thursday. On weekends, the cost of entry for adults is $32. Children between ages 4 and 12 can attend for $22. And toddlers under three can view the exhibit for free.

Dimly lit Sweet Servings Ice Cream Bar (Courtesy of @sweetservingsicecreambar on Instagram)
  • Pajama Brunch

Sweet Servings Ice Cream Bar is hosting an event for those who enjoy a comfortable morning. Brunch will take place at 3814 SW 8th St. Coral Gables, starting at 7 a.m., Monday. The business will be serving unlimited chicken n’ waffles and sorbet mimosas for $40 per person. There will be music, games, and fun spots to snap pictures for your social media profiles. 

Party at Pilo’s Tequila Garden (Courtesy of @pilostequilagarden on Instagram)
  • Good Vibes Only party

Pilo’s Tequila Garden at 158 NW 24th St.  in Wynwood hosts the Good Vibes Only party every Monday where free entry is available from 8 to 11 p.m. if you RSVP. After midnight, there will be a $10 fee to enter. The gathering will have live DJ’s, go-go dancers, drink specials and hookah options at varying prices. The location also serves as a taco shop so food will certainly be available as well. The venue has a dress code; no large bags, swimwear, men’s shorts, mens jersey’s, men’s tank tops, or flip-flops/backless sandals.

Winners at previous He Said, She Said Trivia Night (Courtesy of @itsyomiami, @thetankbrewing, and @brittanybrave)
  • Trivia Night

Yo Miami is sponsoring He Said, She Said trivia night where same-sex teams battle it out to see who knows the most about guys, gals, and everything in between. The event will be held at The Tank Brewing Company on 5100 NW 72nd Ave. at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17. Brittany Brave, New York Times’ Best Comedian of 2021, will be hosting the game with prizes awarded throughout the night.

A grand prize pack will be given to the winning team which includes a $50 bar tab. Joining is free but to guarantee your spot you must sign-up for the event on Eventbrite. If you can’t make the event this time around, this battle-of-the-sexes themed trivia takes place every third Tuesday of the month.

  • Karaoke Night

The Regent Cocktail Club in Miami is celebrating the middle of the week with karaoke night at 1690 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139 at 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 18. Music selections from Whitney Houston to Queen will be available for vocal chords and listeners alike to enjoy. Craft cocktails are available upon request and they have a small selection of food if you grow hungry after singing your heart out. The venue is located inside the Gale Hotel in South Beach. Enter through Dolce Italian and head downstairs behind the host stand. Follow the neon signs that lead to the club.

  • Food Truck Night

Food trucks are growing in popularity, to the point where events are created specifically for them. This particular event is taking place in Pelican Harbor Park and Marina at 1275 NE 79th St. from 5 to 10 p.m., Wednesday. There will be 14 food trucks serving a variety of food. Entry and parking is free.

Night of Ideas Logo (Courtesy of Nightofideas.org)
  • 2022 Night of Ideas

Filmgate Miami will be hosting an intellectual gathering. The Night of Ideas is “an annual nocturnal marathon of philosophical debates, performances, readings, and more, coordinated worldwide by the Institut français,” according to the Eventbrite page of the gathering. The affair begins on the fourth floor of the Huntington Building located at 168 SE First St. from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Thursday, May 19.

They are holding a couple of film screenings, a book presentation and a panel discussion at the end of the event. Christopher Baraloto, the associate director of the FIU Institute of Environment, will be speaking in the debate. Parking is $5 for four hours or $10 for five to eight hours.

  • Movie Night

A free showing of “Remember the Titans” will be presented at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 East Las Olas Blvd., at 7:45 p.m, Thursday, May 19.

You are encouraged to bring your own picnic set-up or lawn chairs as the screening will take place in the main lawn area. Food trucks will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to serve sweet and savory cravings.

  • Movie under the Stars

Another movie screening will be taking place a little closer to home. Novotel Miami Brickell, located at 1500 SW First Ave, will be hosting a movie screening of “The Book of Life”, Thursday, May 19. The rooftop event will start at 8 p.m. and entry is $10. Food and drink specials will also be available.

  • Bruce Munro: Forest and Field of Light

Pinecrest Gardens is holding a light-art installation at 11000 Red Road, Friday, May 20. The illuminative show starts at 7:30 p.m. It features 6,000 fiber-optic illuminated stemmed glass-spheres that cascade across nearly two acres of Pinecrest Gardens. The cost of each ticket is $20 and includes a drink of your choice. If you miss the Friday presentation of the exhibit there will be other times to view it. The show will continue every weekend until June 26.

  • Pizza Party

Celebrate National Pizza Party Day at The Wharf Miami on 114 SW North River Dr. Reservations are required, and free, if you would like to grab a free slice from Spris Artisan Pizza. The event starts at 4 p.m. during riverside happy hour where they will have $1 lagers and $3 glasses of wine.

Live music at Las Rosas (Courtesy of @lasrosas and @lexshootsphotos on Instagram)
  • Emo Night

A free event filled with music from your angsty pre-teen years is happening at Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave. at 10 p.m., May 20. Music will be provided by DJ LinderSMASH playing emo pop and punk jams all night along with a live performance of A Decade at the Sea. There will also be emo karaoke available. Early arrival is strongly suggested as space is limited.

  • Pop-up shop

Casa Florida Miami, 437 SW Second St., are letting 20 small local businesses set up shop at 1 p.m., May 21-22. The event will last until 5 p.m. where local vendors will be selling everything from make-up to clothing to accessories. This eatery also has many food options if you get hungry while you shop. They will also be offering bottomless mimosas. The event is free to attend and there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

  • 80s Disco and Funk Night

If you feel groovy this weekend, try heading out to The Anderson at 709 NE 79th St. at 10 p.m. for Saturday night fever. This party is free to enter where drinks and food will be served. 80s themed attire is not required but encouraged. 

Crowd of sold out show (Courtesy of @bestofhaitimusicfest on Instagram)

In honor of Haitian Flag Celebration Day, Little Haiti will be throwing a party at 212 NE 59th Terrace. at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 21. There will be music, food trucks, drinks, exotic entertainment and an art marketplace. Live performances by Sweet Mickey, Droxyani, Gabel, Bedjine & Cadillac, and Tony Mix. 

Children will also be able to enjoy themselves at the friendly kid-zone where they can get their face painted, watch clown shows, participate in fun games and there will be a surprise for them to enjoy as the party continues. The festival will end at 11 p.m. so be sure to arrive early to indulge in all the activities.

Exclusive itasha-style D.Va-themed car (Courtesy of @weebsuniteevent and @nrfth1s on Instagram)
  • Weebs Unite

For those who love Japanese culture, this one’s for you. The Lost Brewing Company on 12207 NE 13th Ct. is holding a gathering for weebs over the age of 21 from 12 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 22.

The event will be hosted by The Looty Warrior, Lady of Pharis and Claudia Cedes. Cosplays are highly encouraged since there will be a costume contest for the best dressed. Prizes will be offered to those who win first, second and third place.

$5 ales will be available for those dressed up as their favorite characters. There will be music, food, games, and local vendors. The event is free but an RSVP is required for entry.

Comedy night at the Tipsy Flamingo (Courtesy of @miamicomedy on Instagram)
  • Tipsy Flamingo Comedy Night

The Tipsy Flamingo Cocktail Bar on 40 NE First Ave. holds a comedy night at 8 p.m. every Sunday. Reservations are free but tickets for that option are limited. If you want to buy-one-get-one free drinks during the show, they sell wristbands for $15 on their event page. They also have more deals available when you visit their website.

Don’t forget to bring your family and friends to these fun-filled events.

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