Proving that Miami can be a filmmaker's paradise, the Borscht Film Festival held its seventh edition at the Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center on April 23. The festival showcased 23 shorts by Barry Jenkins, Jillian Mayer, the Meza Brothers, Fro Rojas, Lucas Leyva, Andrew Hevia and more.
Roofless Records held the eighth edition of Cinema Sounds as part of the Borscht Film Festival at Wynwood's new art-house theater, O Cinema. Bands featured in the latest installment included Acidosis, Viking Funeral, Gorilla Pussy, and Meat.
In this week's review, Lee Klein points out that Jimmy'z Kitchen Wynwood is nothing like its sibling. It's "bigger, brighter, and more colorful it is than the original outlet in South Beach." Read the review of Jimmy'z Kitchen Wynwood here.
For a second year, Sweat Records took over the streets of Little Haiti for Sweatstock on April 16. In addition to local comics and O, Miami poets, the event featured performances by The State Of, Sumsun, Furious Dudes, Little Beard, Lil Daggers, Deaf Poets, Beings, Panic Bomber, and more.
Critic Lee Klein visits the latest incarnation of Blue Door – rechristened Blue Door Fish – at the Delano. He finds a restaurant that was "formerly a fusion of French/Brazilian and Mediterranean food, now swims almost exclusively in the latter region." Read the review of Blue Door Fish here.
Local icon Jimbo Luznar celebrated his 84th birthday on April 10 at the Virginia Key landmark that bears his name just as he does every year, by inviting everyone to bring food and drinks while he provides the scenery and bocce.
Perhaps one of the most energetic art walks since Art Basel Miami Beach stormed into town in December, April's Second Saturdays Wynwood art walk showcased new exhibits by Jillian Mayer, Agustina Woodgate, Ian Arenas, Borscht Film Festival, and more.