Spring Break at Miami International Art Fair: Beer Shotgunning, Music, and Films

​Kiwi Farah, Domingo Castillo, and Patti Hernandez, are space scavengers. These organizers of the progressive nomadic culture-producing project The End/Spring Break, will take your venue, use the crap out of it, make it special, and bring around a rowdy art crowd. 

This weekend, Miami International Art Fair (MIA) is providing Spring Break with a 249-square-foot booth where you can catch films on Friday, live art on Sunday, and on Saturday, a guided tour, curated music performances. And in the true spirit of its name, there will also be a beer shotgun championship. Castillo is crossing his fingers, "I hope someone shows up with one of those boob shirts." So do we. So. Do. We.

Free passes for MIA are available on the website and all events take place at the Spring Break booth 219. Get the full schedule after the jump.


Limited edition prints by local artists, including Beatriz Monteavaro, Hugo Montoya and Bert Rodriguez, will be on sale. 

The "blank" film festival will be showing movies for educational purposes only. Curator Kathryn Marks will introduce the films and lead short discussions after.

Noon - Gesualdo: Death in Five Voices (Werner Herzog)

1:15 p.m. - Turkish Delight (Paul Verhoeven)

3:30 p.m. - Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini)

5:30 p.m. - Blood Brothers and Documentary (Mike Diana)

7:30 p.m. - Beaver Trilogy (Trent Harris)

If you don't know what shotgunning is and you're under 21, you cannot and should not participate in the Miami Shotgunnin' Blue Ribbon Championship. To shotgun a beer, you have to poke a hole at the bottom of a can, place your mouth over the hole, and chug it as you pop the tab. You're supposed to have learned this on spring break when you were 16.  It starts at 6 p.m. and will include 30 people in a three-tier-round tournament. The goal isn't to get drunk, but to be the best. Contact to sign-up.

Patti Hernandez and Abel Folgar will host a guided tour with a sense of humor, Mikinbing, starting at 4:30. 

From 5 to 8 p.m. check out Strange Days #7, a musical event that will involve a slew of post-punk, psychedelia, and noise side projects, curated by Matt Priera of Roofless Records. Bands include: Booga Booga (Chicago, IL), Meat, Self & Other, The President, and Rauh. 

Spring Break will host two three-hour curated exhibition projects by artists Carlos Rigau (noon) and Justin H. Long (5:00 p.m.). Long will work live from a pop-up studio creating minimalist watercolor landscapes. He hopes to create 50 paintings in three hours and then sell them. Rigau's project is TBA. 

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Liz Tracy has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Refinery29, W, Glamour, and, of course, Miami New Times. She was New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor for three years. Now she plays one mean monster with her 2-year-old son and obsessively watches British mysteries.
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