Woooo boy – it’s hot out! Winter, wherefore art thou, Winter? As we head into the dog days of Miami Summer, it takes a little extra effort to get out there. Thankfully, the days of Miami being a seasonal city are long gone. There’s plenty on offer to cool your soul if not your sweaty, sweaty backside. Here’s a quick look at a few things keeping us chill over the weekend.

Friday, May 12

Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band, Luna Star Cafe, 8-11pm


Two things we love (Luna Star Cafe and MS & the RSB) come together for a night of delicious tunes, beers, Mediterranean eats and the soulful charm of Miami Americana. Matthew and his band of rebels represent the best of local instrumental music and you could not find a better venue for an intimate night with friends and friends to be (everyone at Luna Star is REAL nice). It’s the perfect excuse to head to North Miami if you’ve yet to explore the area. $10 minimum and bring cash because they don’t take cards.

Saturday, May 13

The Wallflower Gallery 20 Year Anniversary, Churchill’s Pub, 4pm – 3am


Everybody knows Flash. Yeah, you do. He’s the guy cruising around Miami on his bike with a long salt-and-pepper beard and wearing sunglasses. Day and Night. Besides being a champion for environmental causes like Save the Everglades and Sea-Level Rise, Flash started a little art gallery 20 years ago called the Wallflower Gallery. The space wasn’t just for showing art – it became a meeting ground for progressive Miamians and produced many important initiatives, Emerge Miami among them. This Saturday, join Flash and many others who touched the Wallflower Gallery in one way or another for its 20th birthday party. For a mere $10, you can enjoy fifty different performing groups (including many Buskerfest alums) at Miami’s home for local music, Churchill’s Pub.

Sunday, May 14

Big Beautiful, 6th Street Dance Studio, 8pm

Brigid Baker’s WholeProject is back for a second run of intimate presentations this weekend. The featured piece, Big Beautiful, is an homage, prayer, divination – whatever you want to call it – to the beauty of the natural world. As we said back in March during the first series, this is a rare opportunity to see (arguably) the best modern dance company in Miami. Don’t trust us? Peep the Herald’s review. $10 gets you in the door. Advance purchase is recommended as the shows are selling out quickly…

See you next Thursday for CULTRA, our free, open mic series that coming to a close. Afrobeta will be there to send us off in style!

Much Love,

The Buskerfest Team