To music fans, Kim Gordon is best known as the bassist, guitarist, and singer of Sonic Youth. However, the 62-year-old feminist, activist, songwriter, artist, and author refuses to be pigeonholed. Earlier this year, Gordon released her memoir, Girl in a Band, which details her time in the foundational ’90s alt-rock band while also examining her life in the arts. And this weekend, Gordon will visit Miami to chat and to perform, while Exile Books founder Amanda Keeley will lead a conversation about Gordon’s book and career. Exile Books was launched in 2014 as a pop-up artists’ bookstore; now the store is set up in various locations throughout Miami, and its organizers present compelling site-specific programming for the public.
For this event, Exile Books offers an opening reception that takes place Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. before the conversation between Gordon and Keeley, which begins promptly at 7. The following night, Saturday, Gordon’s musical project Body/Head will perform at the ICA Miami Benefit Gala. Kim Gordon in Conversation With Amanda Keeley takes place at the De la Cruz Contemporary Arts Space (23 NE 41st St., Miami). Tickets are free, but RSVP is required. Call 305-576-6112 or visit delacruzcollection.org.