As Frank Costanza taught us so many years ago, Festivus is for the rest of us. From the Airing of Grievances to the Festivus Pole, this holiday's got a hell of an appeal for everyone who's so over Christmas songs and crowded malls. And let's face it -- everyone, regardless of race, creed or planet of origin, likes a party.
Enter this Wednesday's Festivus fete at the Fillmore. The first SoBe Local Festivus was planned to be a laid back, non-denominational affair for anyone looking for something a little bit different. There'll be food, booze, live art, music and maybe, just maybe, a Festivus miracle.
The shindig runs a mere $15 per person, and for that you get eats by local pig roasters La Caja China, drinks, a live art exhibition by Krave (AKA Daniel Fila) and Ruben Ubiera, a video from students at FIU's Miami Beach Urban Studio, plus live tunes by local Latin notables Suenalo.
"We'll have a Festivus pole and we're thinking about maybe having some random grievances, but it's really about the experience," laughs Josh Oberhausen, founder of SoBe Local, the folks behind the event.
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"It's about bringing local folks together and appreciating South Beach and local arts and culture here in Miami," he adds.
So take a break from the rest of the holiday madness and have some Miami-style Festivus fun, instead. Kramer would be all about it.