Nothing says autumn in Miami like FOMO (fear of missing out, for you n00bs). Unlike the sweltering days of summer, the temperate fall means everyone who's anyone is on their way to the 305, and amazing events follow by the boatload. And we all endure serious stress when faced with picking and choosing.
This weekend, with III Points in town, your calendar will be crazier than ever. While you'll likely be braving the crowds to hear your favorite artists, it's not just music that makes III Points so outstanding. Innovative art activations will be everywhere this weekend, so you can learn the in's and out's of raised bed gardens, get into old-school gaming, and practice some sun salutations. Best of all, the fun is free.
Here are our top ten picks from the III Points lineup:
MK's Gift Shop
Friday, October 9, through Sunday, October 11, all day, roving through Wynwood.
Make your way to this roving gift shop in an RV as it pops up around Wynwood all weekend. Browse curated goodies and objects d'art made by local Miami creatives and designers. Most of the swag will be on sale exclusively this weekend, so you'll have access to some super-special stuff. Holiday shopping, anyone?
Stop Resisting at Swampspace
Friday, October 9, through Sunday, October 11, 8 p.m., Swampspace, 3841 NE Second Ave. Free with RSVP at iiipoints.com.
Check out local artists Raymond Brown and Casey Zap as they turn Wynwood's Swampspace into just that: a light-and-sound spectacle that asks visitors to consider the current climate. It's an apt experience, since we might be knee-deep in swamp water before too long.
Moog X Gramps Sound Lab
Friday, October 9, through Sunday, October 11, 2 to 10 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St.
Hit up Wynwood's favorite haunt, grab a brew, and join the "ongoing interactive experimentation with analog synthesis." Attendees will have a chance to collaborate; cue flashback to your early 2000s DJing days.
Friday, October 9, through Sunday, October 11, 12 to 9 p.m., Wynwood Warehouse Project, 450 NW 27th St.
While gaming has gotten progressively more sophisticated in the new millennium, there's still room for the old-school entertainment, and this day-long lounge will be dedicated to the evolution of the popular pastime. Join Nikhil, hose of the Warp Zone on WVUM 90.5 and play some old and new
A happy raver is, well, a happy raver
Photo by Ian Witlen
Wake, Bake, Revive
Saturday, October 10, noon to 2 p.m., Wynwood Walls, 2516 NW Second Ave. Free with RSVP at iiipoints.com.
Take a break from the art party scene to get your yoga on. Listen to tunes by Will Buck and practice your downward facing dog under the tutelage of Brianna.
Turnip the Beet Earthing Lounge
Saturday, October 10, 1 to 8 p.m., COLONY1, 550 Perimeter Rd. Free with RSVP at iiipoints.com.
Learn to use re-use pallets for anything and everything (including raised bed gardens), all while listening to smooth sounds from local DJs. Head home a DIY genius.
Boot, Bass & Bounce House Party
Saturday, October 10, 2 to 6 p.m., Wynwood Warehouse Project Lot, 450 NW 27th St. Free with RSVP to iiipoints.com.
If you can only make one event on this list, it ought to be this one. This bash was inaugurated last year, and the crowds went wild. Expect MC Otto Von Schirach, a live performance by BASS Side, a papaya eating contest by Juliesy, surprise guest DJs, free pizza and booze. And best of all, a giant bounce house being pumped full of Kryogenifex.
Kegs & Eggs Start-Up Meet Up
Sunday, October 11, the LAB, 400 NW 26th St. Free with RSVP to iiipoints.com.
Talk start-up success with the folks from the New Tropic and the LAB at this open house for local entrepreneurs. Kegs provided by Beck's Urban Canvas, genius ideas provided by you.
3D Maker Workshop
Sunday, October 11, noon to 6 p.m., 1Click3DPrint, 203 NW 36th St. Free with RSVP to iiipoints.com.
If you ever wanted to learn more about this science fiction fantasy come true, now's your chance. The folks of Visit 1click 3D will lead you through workshops and instructions, and you'll get to see your design printed in 3D instantly. At 3:30, designer Danit Peleg will present her collection along with a brief workshop on 3D printed patterns and the ways she created her collection. Gotta love living in 2015.
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Sunday, October 11, 2 to 6 p.m., Dot Fifty One Gallery, 187 NW 27th St. Free with RSVP to iiipoints.com.
Check out this artistic experience addressing the city's infamous brain drain. Local musicians, artists, and tech experts will showcase the awesomeness that is Miami, hoping to change the minds of those who might be considering desertion. There's room in this wild and crazy ecosystem for everyone.
RSVP for the above events and check out a full calendar of events at iiipoints.com.