The Swamp

It’s weird, it’s wacky, it’s wonderful. The Swamp (located at the southeast corner of NE 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue) is a pop-up lounge that showcases Florida writers, music, dance, film, history, and art. Swamp events are eclectic. Where else can you catch a burlesque show, shadow-puppet theater, The Moth, Spam All-Stars, a queer quinceañera, AND a tribute to ¿Qué Pasa USA? featuring original cast members?

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Past Events

November 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 11:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Moments in Motion

Bathing beauties, birthday parties, news flashes and tourist traps – there’s no telling what you’ll see between acts at The Swamp: Moments in Motion is culled from thousands upon thousands of hours of unique film and video images from the collections of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami-Dade College.…

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Moments in Motion

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community

Sponsored by the Green Family Foundation. Carl Juste’s compelling and dynamic images from Haiti and Cuba take over the walls at The Swamp!  A Haitian-born American who grew up in Miami, and whose mother was born and spent her childhood in Santiago de Cuba, Juste uses his unique perspective to aim his lens at the space where the metaphorical borders of Cuba and Haiti melt into each other. With his eye pressed to the viewfinder, he focuses on two of the most geopolitically contentious nations in the Caribbean.…

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CircX Cabaret Show 

“One part circus, two parts burlesque, a pinch of class and a dash of trash.” Incorporating mime, street theater, and burlesque, CircX’s unique brand of interactive antics and theatrical circus artistry is provocative and outrageously funny. Be on the lookout for CircX’s beautifully bizarre characters strolling through the crowd before the show. (for mature audiences) Sponsored by…

Monday, November 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Swamp & Porch Opens

The Swamp and The Porch open strong with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Come relax after work or grab a drink before your Evenings With session.…

Monday, November 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Swamp Noir: How Swampy Can You Get?

Wade through the literary muck of steamy South Florida. The Friends of the Library, along with local authors Oscar Fuentes and Julie Tyler, present Swamp Noir, a curated night of poetry performances, film, and live jazz-fusion by the Swampsters. Connect with Miami’s mainstream and underground cultures, and exercise your literary sensibilities by writing your own shadowy Swamp scene.…

Monday, November 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Music: Oriente

Oriente’s signature sound features funky, guitar driven tumbaos, blazing harmonic brass, and explosive Afro-Latin percussion – fusing Cuban roots with blues, jazz, Caribbean, and Brazilian influences.…

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

World’s Smallest Poetry Reading: An O, Miami Party

In celebration of Eight Miami Poets, a new volume of young and emerging poets in Miami-Dade County published by Jai-Alai Books, O, Miami is aiming small – Guinness-World-Record-for-Smallest-Poetry-Readings small. Each poet in the book will read their poems one at a time to one person at a time from inside specially made booths. Wait your turn with drink specials and a used-book exchange by Bookleggers.…

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Sound Trip through the Florida Film Archives

Come for the beer and bites; stay for a sound-and-image trip through Florida with a multidisciplinary installation by the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College and Obsolete Media Miami.…

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Little Swamp Romance

“Once upon a time…in a land very near…was a swamp that was not actually a swamp but a living river. . .” Join Alma Dance Theatre and Christina Pettersson for a vaudeville-esque extravaganza utilizing shadow puppetry, video projection, live dance, live narration, and musical accompaniment in this charming example of magical-realism.…

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Moth StorySLAM: Only in Miami, Literally

Tickets required: themoth.org Doors open at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. The Moth, the acclaimed open-mic storytelling competition for true stories told live, comes to The Swamp! Have a story to tell? Bring it! Prepare a five-minute story about life in the Magic City and all the things that make Miami so… Miami. Come to tell a story, volunteer as a judge, or just sit back and listen. Visit themoth.org for more information and to purchase your tickets!…

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Miami Improv Showcase

Come watch some of the best improv troupes in South Florida turn your prompts into on-the-fly magic. Your belly will ache with laughter!…

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Music: Spam All-Stars

Dance all night with the Spam All-Stars, hailed as the pioneers of Miami fusion, as they blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, hip hop and dub to create what they call an electronic descarga.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Beyond Basel

The City of Miami Beach turned 100 years old this year, and long before Art Basel, South Beach’s cultural richness rooted the city in the world’s consciousness. Tom Austin, a 2015 South Florida Knight Arts Challenge finalist for “Beyond Basel: The zine History of South Beach,” moderates an irreverent multi-media panel presentation on contemporary South Beach. With Nathaniel Sandler, founder of Bookleggers Library; Cristina Favretto, Head of Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries;…

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Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 8:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Music: Electric Kif

Electric Kif captures the energy of execution in their fusion of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Their powerful live show brings an unparalleled energy and sound every night for music lovers in the Magic City.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Saved by the Sunshine State: Writers Find Themselves in Florida

In Collaboration with Wordier Than Thou It’s rare to meet someone living in Florida who was actually born and raised in Florida. It’s such a transient state, and everyone has their own reasons for coming here – love, money, or simply the need for a fresh start. Several Florida-based authors will share their stories of what drew them to the Sunshine State.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Havana and Haiti: Reshaping the New Americas and the World

Sponsored by the Green Family Foundation. Miami-based Iris PhotoCollective’s upcoming book, Havana Haiti: Two Cultures One Community, is a photo-journalism and essay project that portrays the complex connections between Haiti and her neighbor, Cuba. Iris PhotoCollective co-founder Carl Juste and project director Luis Rios will be joined by prominent photo journalists and writers André Chung, Edwidge Dandicat, Carol Guzy, CW Griffin, Ana Menendez,…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Working Poet Radio Show: Bringing Books to Life

(Corner of NE 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue) The Working Poet Radio Show (WPRS) is a podcast and interview series dedicated to the working lives of creative people. Inspired by late-night talk shows, Joseph Lapin — journalist, author and host of WPRS — explores the poetry that powers the creative impulse. Join Lapin and his guests: comics author Derf Backderf, Abrams ComicArts editorial director Charles Kochman, and actor/author John Leguizamo.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Music: AfroBeta

There are few names as recognizable and in the Miami music scene as Afrobeta, the electro-pop duo who have become a staple on EDM stages around the world. AfroBeta’s infectious beats deliver a universal message.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 6:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Qué Pasa en mi Casa?

Start your Sunday with pastelitos, croquetas, café con leche and some Qué Pasa! Enjoy a behind the scenes talking tour of the iconic sitcom ¿Qué Pasa USA? with executive producer and writer Pepe Bahamonde, in conversation with cast members Barbara Ann Martin (Sharon) and Glenda Diaz Rigau (Marta). Relive some of Qué Pasa’s memorable moments and stay for a staged reading and sneak preview of Pepe’s new bilingual sitcom presented in collaboration with Teatro Prometeo.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 7:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

EXPATS! Haitian Women Poets in Exile: A Trilingual Reading in English, French, and Haitian Creole

Sponsored by the Green Family Foundation. Three women from Haiti will read and discuss poems that examine the physical, sociopolitical, canonical, and psychological kinds of exile endured by women writers of Haitian Descent. Poets Rebecca N. Carmant, Angie Bell, and Naomiel in conversation with M.J. Fievre will probe the complex issues of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class that limit (or enrich!) their lives as expats. Sponsored by Presented in partnership with:…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 8:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Music: Batuke Samba Funk

Come jam with this high energy Brazilian band that mixes 70’s Funk with Afro Samba, Brazilian Big Band, Batucada, Soul, and R&B. Batuke “brazilianizes” American sounds and “americanizes” Brazilian sounds to create a perfectly balanced fusion.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 9:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Iconic Miami

Explorers’ accounts from the 1600s, obscure journals and zines, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’ early writing as a reporter and recent poetic and fictional musings on the Magic City: Discover new and unknown writers with staged readings of some iconic fragments of fiction/poetry/nonfiction writing about Miami! This isn’t your “same old, same old” literary reading. Join some of Miami’s local writers as they “perform” short snippets from our literary past, against a visual backdrop including rare engravings, woodcuts and illustrations from the University of Miami’s Special Collections department.…

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Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Prometeo (Building 1, 1st Floor, Room 1101)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sunday Salon with Orange Island Art Foundation

Orange Island Arts Foundation hosts its Sunday Salon South Florida, your local installation of a nationwide monthly reading series featuring critically acclaimed writers of all literary genres.  This event will feature readings from Florida writers James Tabard, M.J. Fievre and Cecilia Fernandez published by the indie press Beating Windward Press.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Wild Culture with AIRIE

Artists in Residence in the Everglades (AIRIE) is pleased to launch its Wild Billboards campaign with a cultural sampling of performers nesting among select mini billboards atThe Swamp. Deborah Mitchell will moderate a discussion with biologists and artists, including multi-disciplinary artist Franky Cruz, about ecological concerns and experiences in the wild.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Reading Queer @ MBF: A Queer Quinceañera

Cruising the boundary between poetry and performance art, Queer Quinceañera is a celebration of Miami’s coming of age, hosted by local drag performers Juleysi and Karla. True to its queer spirit, it will include all the necessary ingredients for a proper coming of age party: a palanquin, a poetry reading, a Gloria Estefan song (or two), and a big ‘ole birthday cake. There will be music and dancing and glitter for all. Some drinks, too, provided by our local partners.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 1:30 pm
The Swamp
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Dance Band Night @ The Swamp! Soukous!

Come close out The Swamp in style, and dance with the ‘real’ stars! Join The Rhythm Foundation as they bring a special edition of their new signature series, Dance Band Night (2nd Thursdays at the North Beach Bandshell). Come toThe Swamp for a dance lesson by Delou African Company followed by a live music set by NYC-based Congolese soukous group Nkumu Katalay & Life Long Project Band to show off your dance moves!…

September 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Book Fair Mural in Wynwood
2501 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami, 33127 United States

Test Event Sept 6, 2016

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