The Porch – 2016

The Porch (located at the northwest corner of N.E. 2nd Ave. and N.E. 3rd St.) is the most chill space at the Fair! Showcasing local performers – including improv, comedy, cabaret and live music, plus film and art, all week long – The Porch is the ultimate outdoor urban hangout.

Past Events

November 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Community Coloring Wall by Wynwood Coloring Book

Coloring isn’t just for kids. It’s turning into a global phenomenon with adults. Why? It’s a great relaxation technique, and anybody can do it. That’s why artist and social entrepreneur Diego Orlandini is leading the charge for this new pastime with The Wynwood Coloring Book. The Wynwood Coloring Book is a stunning compilation of black and white pages inspired by renowned artists of the Wynwood community. Each page is an opportunity to reimagine the colors of the iconic street art displayed in one of the most recognized art districts in the world and to connect you to the thriving art scene that has developed in Wynwood.…

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Living Walls by Andromeda District

The Porch goes green and gets lush! Enjoy the beautiful living walls from Andromeda District and take some time out to admire the plants and snap a pic in front of the life-sized greenery displays.  Created to celebrate Miami’s new generation of green living, Andromeda District promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world through the benefits of nature and art, also known as biophila. They specialize in budget friendly Residential, Commercial and Institutional  projects, providing a unique experience in the creation and maintenance of Green Living wall systems.  …

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Miami Stories Booth- With WLRN

Have a favorite Miami memory? How about a least favorite? Step inside the story booth and tell it. In partnership with WLRN and HistoryMiami Museum, the Fair offers the mobile story booth, a portable recording studio dedicated to recording MiamiStories. Your story will be archived at HistoryMiami Museum and might be broadcast on WLRN. The Miami Stories project encourages anyone and everyone who’s ever set foot in Miami to share their unique experience in the city. Many people write their life story in Miami.…

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Outdoor Games

Wind down after work on The Porch every day during Miami Book Fair and play some giant outdoor games for happy hour fun during the week and throughout the street fair weekend! Come make new friends and challenge them to giant Jenga, Connect Four, beanbag toss, Checkers and more! Bring your pals out and challenge them to a game while you sip a beer from Biscayne Bay Brewing and wait for your next author presentation. It’s game on at The Porch!…

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Outdoor Games

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Silent Poetry Disco- with Silent Revolutions

You’ve heard of silent discos and silent yoga, now tune your ears to the literary stylings of silent poetry disco. Relax in our Silent Poetry lounge with amazing poetry curated by the Academy of American Poets. Grab a set of headphones, take s eat and browse between three channels of simultaneously spinning poetry to find your favorite genre. Blue Channel – Poetry of the Ocean / Red Channel – Spanish Poetry / Green Channel – Classic & Historical Poetry.…

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Porch Opens!

The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games, community coloring wall from Wynwood Coloring Book and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!   Don your headphones and switch between three channels of simultaneously spinning poetry to find your favorite genre at the Silent Poetry Disco, curated by the Academy of American Poets.…

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

I’m in Miami! The Miami street art wall project.

Large-scale Photographs By Andrew Kaufman aka AK Foto Step into the Porch and get transported to the streets of Wynwood with large-scale images from Andrew Kaufman’s portfolio. Photography is the most permanent and longest lasting proof of street art. There is no way to preserve street art except to photograph it before it fades, is toyed with, buffed or written over. It is through photography that street art can be conveyed to the world. Images of the artists in process of creating these amazing works will be on view at the Porch for the whole week,…

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Happy Hour on The Porch!

Come hang out on The Porch before or after your author sessions and jam to the music of DJ Brian Jones (Wood Tavern) as you sip on craft brews from Biscayne Bay Brewing. The Miami Poetry Collective brings their Poem Depot to The Porch. Six local poets will use their typewriters to bring you poetry on demand – A perfect opening day keepsake!…

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Digital Graffiti Experience

Be a street artist of the future and light up the walls with Project Your Idea’s Digital Graffiti Experience! Using video projection mapping, you can draw on your own or paint a collaborative piece with light projected in real time. Make the Book Fair your canvas!…

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Welcome to Miami Book Fair 2016!

It’s official- Miami Book Fair is here! After your author sessions, celebrate the opening day with your fellow book lovers at our community BBQ on The Porch!…

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

MDC Live Arts Presents: Quantic LIVE, featuring Jimetta Rose

It’s a party on The Porch! Prepare to move to the sounds of Quantic, featuring Jimetta Rose, presented by MDC Live Arts, Miami’s most eclectic performing arts series. DJ/producer/ multi-instrumentalist Will Holland—better known as QUANTIC— is hailed for his adventurous musical productions and skill for marrying a variety of sounds with a modern dance floor aesthetic. British-born, Brooklyn-based and ever globetrotting, Quantic plays with influences from his international travels and arsenal of genres—downtempo to funk, AfroBeat to soul—resulting in progressive fusions and bombastic beats.…

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Porch Opens!

The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!…

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

SEED Food and Wine festival Present: Tacos and tequila night!

The visionary minds behind SEED Food and Wine Festival bring their plant-based culinary moxie to The Porch for a night of tacos and tequila. 3 Local chefs each team up with local mixologists and create the perfect tequila cocktail to pair with a plant-based gourmet taco. Mexican Monday is the new Taco Tuesday.…

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Improv Comedy Showcase with Villain Theater, Chasing Tales, Comedy School Dropouts and Front Yard Theater Collective

Improv is the art of impromptu storytelling. And it all starts with a prompt from the audience. Come watch the top improv troupes in South Florida invent characters, scenes and storylines based on your suggestions. It’s like being in a writer’s studio watching the first draft of a novel unfold in real time… only much faster and much funnier.…

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Porch Opens!

The Porch is your happy hour spot! Come out for some drinks, music and food before your Evenings With session, or just because you love being outside!…

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Movies on The Porch with Miami Film Festival

They say Tuesday is the most productive workday, so what better way to reward your 9 – 5 prowess than to wind-down with an outdoor movie on The Porch. Come out for a free showing of Todos Se Van, an autobiographical movie based on the novel by Wendy Guerra, presented in collaboration with the Miami Film Festival. Set in 1980’s Cuba, Todos Se Van is described as both a celebration of freedom and a confrontation to authority. Sit back and enjoy Miami’s version of Fall with a movie and some popcorn!…

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Porch Opens!

Food trucks, craft beers, games and more! The Porch is open for happy hour and all night entertainment.…

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A&E District Presents: Acoustic Carpet, Porch Edition

Arts & Entertainment District, Miami’s hub for arts, entertainment and community extends their creative forces across the Wynwood/Downtown border to bring Acoustic Carpet to the Miami Book Fair. Enjoy night of soulful sounds, chill grooves and powerful performances from some of Miami’s musical finest, Yoli Mayor, Javier Garcia and Keith Johns.…

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Give Miami Day Block Party

The Miami Foundation ignites Greater Miami once again in the biggest annual giving event in the Southeastern U.S.! The Miami Foundation and the Miami Book Fair join forces to celebrate the philanthropic impact individuals make to hundreds of non-profits with what else, but a block party! Drop by Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream pop-up for a delicious after work treat!…

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Man and His Typewriter

Oscar Fuentes (a.k.a The Biscayne Poet) writes improvisational poetry on his antique typewriter, at the request of those in need of literary beauty.…

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Bingo Night!

Its Friday night and you could be at a club but instead you’re holding your cards tight, crossing your fingers and wishfully repeating to yourself “B15!” Grab a drink, pick your lucky card and play to win some Book Fair swag as Villain Theater hosts Bingo night on The Porch.…

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Bingo Night!

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Community Feast

No need to head home after work, come out and enjoy a community BBQ with us!…

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Community Feast

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Points Over Pints

Miami’s dedicated craft beer event organizer, Brewed Events brings their bi-weekly game night, Points Over Pints, to The Porch. Bring a board game from home, or learn a new one as you challenge friends and soon-to-be-friends in a friendly battle of strategy.…

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

6 Words Miami Improv

Six words, one story, all yours. WLRN and Miami Book Fair celebrate the winners of this year’s 6 Words Miami competition, with a performance by the improv masters at Villain Theater. Each winner will read their six-word story aloud and Villain’s cast will turn that story into a 6-minute improv sketch. 6 Words Miami meets six minutes of comedy gold- you don’t want to miss this!…

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Noir at the Bar

It’s after dark in Downtown Miami on a cool Fall night and you casually walk down the sidewalk as you suddenly hear another set of footsteps behind you. Then another. They get louder and louder until they stop short and you realize – you’ve reached the bar. The Noir practically writes itself! Alex Segura emcee’s a night with some of the best mystery and crime writers as you sit back with a drink under the moonlight. Joe Clifford, Mike Creeden, M.J.…

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Noir at the Bar

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Book Fair Block Party

It’s FriYay! Head over to the Porch and close out the workweek with delicious food, craft beers, and games, while exercising your coloring skills on a Wynwood Coloring Book Community Coloring wall!…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

WVUM Presents: DJ Luan

Start your Friday happy hour with WVUM’s DJ Luan as he mixes the best in Latin and dance music, including 80s, disco, and  house. Catch him spinning live on WVUM Friday nights for his show Club Babylon from 10:30-11:30 p.m.!…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Domino Tournament

No te pases con ficha! Grab a partner, pick a team name and don your best guayabera as you challenge friends and strangers to a bracket-style domino tournament.…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Make Your Own Notebook with Wynwood Letterpress

Bring your DIY prowess to The Porch with Wynwood Letterpress and Miami’s only DIY blogger, Damask Love. They’ll they set up a pop-up work station to craft your very own composition notebook – with a modern, Miami twist! Space is limited to 25 so RSVP’s are required. RSVP to secure your space.        …

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

SPEAK! Fridays: The MBF Edition

SPEAK! Fridays has become known as Miami’s most diverse open mic experience. Come out to The Porch as Speak! invades the Book Fair with vibrant performances combining poetry, art, music and creative expression. “No Egos…Just Expression” that’s the motto of Speak!…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

CircX Variety Hour

“One part circus, two parts burlesque, a pinch of class and a dash of trash.” Incorporating corporeal mime, street theater and acrobatics Circ X’s unique brand of interactive antics and theatrical circus artistry features performances that are provocative and outrageously funny. Be on the look out for Circ X’s beautifully bizarre characters strolling through the crowd before the show.…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dance Party on The Porch!

Close out the workweek and dance your way into the street fair weekend with live music on The Porch!…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Bingo

Get your Saturday going by wishfully repeating to yourself “B15!” Pick your lucky card and play to win some Book Fair swag as Villain Theater hosts Bingo on The Porch.…

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Bingo

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Villain Theater Hosts Bingo on The Porch

Pick your lucky card and get your Saturday going with B-I-N-G-O! Play to win some Book Fair swag.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music from InnaSense

Four singers, 2 horns, rocking guitars, sweet male and female vocals and a Buju-Banton sounding front man—InnaSense takes your favorite songs and adds that reggae flair.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Wynwood Coloring Book

The Wynwood Coloring Book is inspired by street artists from the Wynwood Art District in Miami. Discover your inner artist, color your own pages, and hangout with the artists featured in the book.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Teenage Wasteland by Wordier Than Thou

Adolescence rules when local writers share angst-ridden letters, pompous poetry, and self-absorbed journal entries.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

This is Modern Art

Hailed as “A romantic ode to the art of graffiti,” This is Modern Art explores the question “Who gets to make art?,” “Who is art for?,” and “Who gets to be an artist?” Join author Kevin Coval in a discussion about the award-winning play, This is Modern Art-  a commentary about young artists finding their voice in a city that is trying to erase them. Stay for a short dramatic reading straight from the script.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

This Modern Art (In partnership with Louder than a Bomb)

Hailed as “A romantic ode to the art of graffiti,” This is Modern Art explores the question “Who gets to make art?,” “Who is art for?,” and “Who gets to be an artist?” Join author Kevin Coval in a discussion about the award-winning play, This is Modern Art –  a commentary about young artists finding their voice in a city that is trying to erase them. Stay for a short dramatic reading straight from the script.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

6 Words Miami Improv

Six words, one story, all yours. WLRN and Miami Book Fair celebrate the winners of this year’s 6 Words Miami competition, with a performance by the improv masters at Villain Theater. Each winner will read their six-word story aloud and Villain’s cast will turn that story into a 6-minute improv sketch. 6 Words Miami meets six minutes of comedy gold- you don’t want to miss this!…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Bad Apples Brass Band

Close out your Saturday with the energetic sounds of the Bad Apples Brass Band, South Florida’s premier New Orleans style Brass Band! It only takes one song to get hooked, as they bring their New Orleans brass band sound with an infectious street beat jam fused with the funkiest jazz and the heaviest sound.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Broad Comedy presented by Wordier Than Thou

Get ready for some laughs as the Magic City becomes Broad City! Start your Sunday Funday smiling and laughing along as some of the funniest female writers from Florida read from their work.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Magic City Hippies

Lounge around and bob your head to the beat, or get up and move to the sounds of Magic City Hippies, Miami’s indie funk darlings. With their unique blend of Indie Funk and Hip Hop, you won’t be able to ignore the call of the dancefloor.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

I’m In Miami, Bitch: Writers bench and conversation with Andrew Kaufman

Bring your black book, notebook or sketchbook and hang out at the PORCH! Drop a tag on your friends’ book. Practice your hand styles, sketch and be inspired or inspire others. Artists Luis Berros, aka STYLE of VO5 and FA(Free Agents). This is a meet up for all creatives of any age. A chance to talk story. This session will also delve into the South Florida Street Art scene. This discussion will focus on the now with people who were there back then.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Turn Books Into Flowers

Come master the art of origami, with a literary twist! Bring any used or stripped books, or just come by and use some of ours, as artist Becky Quiroga Curtis teaches you how to turn those old pages into origami art. Make a bouquet of kusudama flowers, paper roses and more and give those old pages new life.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Orange Island Review: A Sunday Salon South Florida

Come celebrate the official launch of Orange Island Review’s third issue! The review features poetry and art from high school students from around the country and is collaboratively edited by a high school editorial staff from G. Holmes Braddock High School under the direction of the Editor-in-Chief, Caridad Moro Gronlier and published by Beating Windward Press.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Psychic Mirrors

Its Sunday Funkday on The Porch! Now that you’ve gotten your fill of a week’s worth of books and authors, come close out the fair with gusto and jam out with one of Miami’s favorite funky dance bands, Psychic Mirrors! This six-piece band can only be described as an amalgam of boogie funk, yacht rock and wavy synth jazz. Ain’t no party like a Book Fair party!…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Baby B Strings

It’s Bach meets Beatles and Beethoven meets Nirvana. Your favorite pop songs get a classical twist as Baby B Strings reinvents the concert hall by performing in unconventional spaces, and playing chart-topping pop covers on string instruments.…

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