Not that New Times needs an excuse to throw a party, but this Thursday marks our third annual Artopia shindig, a celebration of the creative talent fostered in Miamis humid air. This year, see live art by Lebo and eco-art fashion (e.g., gowns made from trash bags and discarded footballs) by Luis Valenzuela. While you fuel up on Famosa Beer, Rums of Puerto Rico, Barefoot Wines, and bites from Sawa lounge, youll be able to listen to Miamis own Jack Johnson and Cris Cab, as well as postpunk-meets-disco outfit, Modernage. And when Chico Mann hits the stage, itll be time to dance. The one-man band fuses electro, Latin freestyle, Afrobeat, and Caribbean rhythms.
But its not all about booze and bounce. Were coming together to announce the winners of our second annual MasterMind awards, $1,500 genius grants given to three Miami artists who deserve a little fiscal encouragement. Artopia will be cohosted by Miami International Film Festival at the Moore Building.
Thu., Feb. 10, 7 p.m., 2011