Second Saturday Art Walk isn't just about getting free booze...
It's about admiring the artistic work the galleries of Wynwood, which happen to be some of the best in the country, have to offer... And then taking advantage of the free booze.
Here are the five best parties to crash during (or after) Art Walk.
See also: Five Ways to Get Drunk at Art Walk
Art Walk Beer Garden and Loose Joints After Party. With Mr. Brown. Saturday, September 14, 6 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. RSVP required at RSVP@workshopcollective.com. How about some barbecue and beer to get your creative juices flowing? Start your night at Gramps for some smoked meat from Sparky's Roadside Barbecue and beat the clock Duvel drink specials from 6-9 p.m. After you've explored the artistic masterpieces of Gallery Diet, Emerson Dorsch, and the rest of Wynwood's fine art, head back to Gramps to get funky with Loose Joints.
Shots Walk. With Aldo Olmedo and DJ Paul E. Saturday, September 14, 6 p.m., Shots Miami, 311 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-571-0438; shots-miami.com. Free. The beauty of art is that it can be expressed in various forms... Like wearing a cowboy hat while downing a Blow Job shot and dancing to the beats of DJ Paul E. Satisfy that artistic energy of yours with grub from Latin Burger and $20 beer buckets.
Art Walk + After Party at Cafeina. With DJ Supersede. Saturday, September 14, 10 p.m., Cafeina, 297 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-438-0792; facebook.com/cafeinamiami. $5 after 10 p.m. After the art of Natasha Kertes' "Porcelain. Portraits of Modern Antiquity," comes the party with free drinks from Estrella Damm and high caliber, fist-pumping beats by DJ Supersede.
Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs. With Suenalo. Saturday, September 14, 9 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. $10. "You ain't gotta like [him]... [he's] just tryin' to be himself" with his trumpet-fused, rock/hip-hop tracks. After all, Shamarr Allen's not your "Typical Rock Star." Because real artists are the ones who express their true selves without giving a shit.
Art Walk Special at the Pickle. With Eric Duncan (Rub n Tug aka Dr. Dunks), Will Renuart, and Tomas Hussain Ceddia. Saturday, September 14, 11 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $15-$20 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. The Pickle's gonna be throwing a "Dancing Fest" of its own, so bring out your boogie shoes and get down to the beats of Eric Duncan, Will Renuart, and Tomas.
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