Fire up them grills, y’all – it’s time to roast some vegan weenies, pop some brewskis and bask in the glow of exploding balls of light. July 4th is upon us and it’s time to do your civic duty and chill as we dive into the dog days of Summer. There are plenty of fun activities on deck this weekend for you to celebrate this beautiful country right!

Thursday, June 29

One Man Band Night, Bar Nancy 10pm

Enjoy the triple crown trifecta of Uncle SCOtchy, Lone Wolf and Reverend Ron tonight in the heart of Little Havana. These boys will help you ring in the USA’s birthday right with their renditions traditional American styles of music. You won’t believe all the noise coming from just three dudes. You can even swill discount Jameson while you dance. It ain’t American, but it’s whiskey, so that’s OK with us.

Friday, June 30

Kenbe Fem: A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity & Strength, Little Haiti Cultural Center, 7pm

Get out of the heat and humidity this Friday for a FREE screening of a documentary screening at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Set in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Kenbe Fem follows David Pierre-Louis in his search to find his mother after the tragedy. But even more – it’s a story of enduring love, strength, and resilience. Find some inspiration in this tale and enjoy camaraderie with members of the Little Haiti community.

Saturday, July 1

25th Annual Mango Festival, Fairchild Gardens

If you’re like us, you are drowning in mangoes by now. If you care to see how deep the rabbit hole goes, head to Fairchild Botanical Gardens to be thoroughly immersed in golden flesh and sweet, sticky juice. There will be cooking demos, taste tests of various strains, a mango brunch (???) and a beer garden to wash it all down. Regular admission starts at $25 and more info is available here. Mangoes may not be ‘performing arts,’ but there is a certain art to making sure all that beautiful fruit in your yard doesn’t rot.

Sunday, July 2

Firemen are Rarely Necessary, Miami Theater Center, 8pm

Mad Cat Theatre, Miami’s resident theater misfits, return with another play by company member Theo Reyna. In 2011, Florida’s Governor banned the use of the phrases “climate change” and “global warming” by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. By 2015 he had the ban extended to most other state agencies. “Fireman are Rarely Necessary” is set in a not so distant Florida future where it has become increasingly difficult to find the right words to describe a place where things have gone very wrong. Shows are scheduled throughout the next two weeks and tickets range from $15/25. It’s your patriotic duty to attend.

Stay safe out there next Tuesday. We’ve lost enough fingers, Miami. See you next week.

Much Love,

The Buskerfest Team