Miami homebrewers are back, and this Thursday and Friday they'll converge on LoKal Burgers and Beer in Coconut Grove to celebrate Oktoberfest with the first annual Home Brewers Bash. The event is a leadup to this year's Grovetoberfest on October 13. Besides tasting some homebrewed suds that you ... More >>
It's the last weekend of 2011/first weekend of 2012. If you haven't already spent your Christmas bonus on a gaudy pair of Tory Burch flats (ladies) or bulky Air Jordan XI Concords (fellas), there are plenty of ways to burn through a couple hundred bucks over the next few days. From New Year's E ... More >>
It's time for Coconut Grove's annual, end-of-year street party and parade, the King Mango Strut, with the 30th Anniversary Strut kicking off this Saturday, December 31st at 2 p.m. The satirical parade takes humorous shots at the year's biggest stories, with organizers this year promising to "keep yo ... More >>
Forbidden, fruit.Bumped out of the spotlight, local icon King Mango and hip hop superstar Will.I.Am have resorted to shamelessly donning blackface in order to resurrect their flagging careers.Critics say the move has set African-Americans and mangos back "1,000 years." "Will.i.am. wearing blackfa ... More >>
Does anyone else hear the words "Coconut Grove" and "festival" in the same sentence and automatically think DTB (day time boozing)? There's nothing wrong with that, and the reaction is well founded. After all, who hasn't enjoyed an icy cerveza while chilling beneath the warm glowing sun, with the ... More >>
Lurkzilla Via Flicker CCA very Miami satire: Chonga Girl as grand marshal a couple of years ago.When Glenn Terry started a satirical parade called the King Mango Strut in 1982, life was more simple. He plopped down two cardboard boxes at the end of a street with signs that read, "Closed fo ... More >>
"Sarah Palin" at King Mango Strut.For the last two decades, the brilliant lunatics who run the King Mango Strut parade have been a happy little family. Their meetings -- which were speckled with old hippie types -- felt more like a showcase of standup comedy than a community planning board. ... More >>
Jacqueline CariniMr. Clucky and Buckley in 2007 What started out as a simple blog post on Riptide bringing the bizarre news that local celebrity rooster Mr. Clucky may be getting the boot from his Miami Beach home because of code violations has turned into a full fledged media firestorm. A ... More >>
There were plenty of exciting things that happened during 2008, but the final week of the year was just as busy as any other. Mild, sunny weather meant it was a great weekend to relax poolside and call up your friends up north to remind them that you haven't even broken in your winter sweater. But j ... More >>
King Mango Strut stays rockin.
Yesterday, we informed you that the King Mango Strut- Coconut Grove's irreverent, wacky, and somewhat inexplicable post-Christmas parade -- might be no more after this year. The Man's got them down.If so, it's going out with a bang -- or more of a peck, really. (What is it about certain animals that ... More >>
When Glenn Terry started King Mango Strut to protest getting snubbed from the Orange Bowl parade in 1981, it was an easy place to poke fun at politics and society. The old hippie and his band of misfits slapped two cardboard boxes at the ends of a four-block stretch with signs reading: "Street close ... More >>
Diaz says the cabinet rumors are just rumors. [Naked Politics] Unfortunately this isn't the first time we've heard something like this, but a 19-year-old in Broward committed suicide using drugs on webcam. [Local10] Condo sales in downtown might be rebounding, but not for long. [Herald] Gas prices c ... More >>
Visit the Health and Happiness Fair for a shot of bohemian fun.
Theres nothing inconvenient about this years strut.
"Every kid on Lincoln Road wants to hold Mr. Clucky. It fucking weirds me out!"
It was a dark and stormy night — or something like that, anyway — when Mark Buckley took a welding torch to the metal before him, gave it a final blast, and stepped back to survey his creation. Cobbled together from the pieces of five bikes, a tricycle, and a bunch of chain-link fencing, ... More >>
City of Miami Protest Ordinance
Make a splash in the sun
Artist spins works from the sea
Have Miami city commissioners lost their (illegal) marbles?
Johnny Winton and some white boys say so
For 21 years, the King Mango Strut has been a countercultural rebuke to Miami political chicanery
King Mango Strut people march to the ocean for a WaterFest!
Delusions of candor
Keith Moss doesn't wash his car. He waters it because plants are growing out of it. Isn't that crazy?
The King Mango Strut proudly announces the coronation of Queen Ellen
When put to the test, many local sports-theme establishments don't live up to the hype
Glenn Terry thinks a salary hike is the answer to Miami's commission woes. Others insist it's money for nothing.