For those of us who still haven't quit our jobs via an inflated, emergency slide with a cold beer in hand, it's time to celebrate. The weekend is here, and you need to feel the joy in order to unravel your anger. You've spent a week letting people hit you in the figurative heads with their luggage and disrespecting you in the metaphoric aisles. Consider this your culture hug.
- The Brazilian Film Festival opens tonight at the Colony Theatre. They'll be screening the two films that won last year's competition - for free.
- Last time we heard The Crystal Method's "Busy Child," we were sitting on the floor of a rave in a Hollywood, Florida strip mall. Re-live that experience tonight, when the Method plays Gryphon Nightclub.
- Also tonight, Guy Harvey & The Jameses bring "breezy garage pop ... with gravelly, punk-inspired wizardry" to the Vagabond.
It's 100 degrees out, so make your own wind by zooming through the
streets of SoBe on your fixed gear. The Miami Beach Community Ride
starts at 9 a.m.
Consider this month's Art Walk to be the lull before Hurricane Basel
makes landfill. Be sure to check out O.H.W.O.W.'s Dadarhea, and Butter
Josh Young and Curt Cameruci, as DJ duo Flosstradamus, play Grand Central this Saturday. Here they are remixing Matt & Kim:
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We like to watch other couples fight. Get a big dose of domestic dispute at the GableStage production, Fifty Words.
The Miami Beach Cinematheque reopens this Fall in the City Hall
building. In the meantime, they're screening films at the Raleigh Hotel
ballroom. This Sunday, see Alain Resnais's 1959 proto-New Wave
masterpiece, Hiroshima Mon Amour, where a couple tries to remember the
infamous American bombing as if it were a blurry night on the town.