The Porch – 2018

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 2018

Sunday, November 11 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Light’s On At The Porch

The Light’s On At The Porch: The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, outdoor photo exhibits Miami Book Fair Retrospective, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Sunday, November 11 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse is a perfect parlor (or Porch!) game, involving elements of unpredictability, chance, and group collaboration. Write/draw on paper, fold it, and pass it on. Your joint creation might just be exquisite! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Sunday, November 11 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Latin-Grammy® Nominated producer and DJ, Mr. Pauer

Latin-Grammy® Nominated producer and DJ, Mr. Pauer spins his unique Miami sound, “Electrópico”, a fusion of electronica and music born between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, including Salsa, Zouk, Reggae, Cumbia, Dancehall, Merengue, and Kuduro. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Monday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Transoceanic Video Exchange

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Transoceanic Video Exchange: A selection of video art by artists practicing in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands and their diasporas. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Monday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Short films presented by Third Horizon

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Short films presented by Miami-based Caribbean artist collective, Third Horizon! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Monday, November 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Rum & Coke Dance Party

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Rum & Coke Dance Party featuring DJ Le Spam and DJ Kumi who’ll spin vintage vinyl into a night of sweaty, sonic nostalgia. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Tuesday, November 13 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

BLCK Bar

Join BLCK Family, a Miami based creative collective specializing in mobile performance-art shows centered around culinary, visual, performing and social arts. BLCK Bar: Part mixology, part mixer, this spirit-filled demonstration features master mixologist Clyde Thompson (The Social Club, Zest, Wynwood Diner). Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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BLCK Bar

Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Puppet Poetry

Join BLCK Family, a Miami based creative collective specializing in mobile performance-art shows centered around culinary, visual, performing and social arts. Puppet Poetry: Miami-based poets Arsimmer McCoy-Early and Calvin Early present a box-puppet theatre performance of their poem “I Bite My Tongue.” Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Puppet Poetry

Tuesday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi

Join BLCK Family, a Miami based creative collective specializing in mobile performance-art shows centered around culinary, visual, performing and social arts. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Wednesday, November 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

O, Miami

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. O, Miami’s “Palace out of Paragraphs: Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction”, a series of readings that focuses on the intersection of prose and poetry: the prose poem or flash fiction. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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O, Miami

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

LIZBO

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. LIZBO, an experimental arts and culture center (and spa), LIZBO showcases artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives from around the world. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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LIZBO

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Montañé

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. Montañé, is an experimental sound project by interdisciplinary Puerto Rican artist Rafael Vargas Bernard. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Montañé

Wednesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Jenna Balfe

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. Jenna Balfe is a dancer, musician, performance artist and teacher whose work is inspired by the environment. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Jenna Balfe

Wednesday, November 14 @ 8:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dog Heat

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. Dog Heat, featuring Eddy and Gregorio Alvarez, is driven by primal beats, droning bass-lines, cathartic vocals, and visceral antics. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Dog Heat

Thursday, November 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Porch opens!

DARK, DEADLY MIAMI NOIR: Tonight, The Porch presents some of the finest crime and mystery writers, along with some murderously good musical accompaniment. The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers and the Biscayne Poet! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Thursday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

First Draft

Tonight, The Porch brings you the three Rs: readings, writing and rocking! First Draft: You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by the Porch for a drink and a guided writing prompt. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: John Dufresne. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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First Draft

Thursday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Noir at the Bar

Tonight, The Porch brings you the three Rs: readings, writing and rocking! Noir at the Bar:  Miami-born author Alex Segura is joined by other great crime writers. Between readings, the Gold Dust Lounge Band keeps it sultry and murderous with their blend of “surf noir” and “shoegaze Americana.” Featuring: LYNNE BARRETT, GEORGE PELECANOS, MIKE CREEDEN, LAUREN DOYLE OWENS, HECTOR DUARTE JR., JOE CLIFFORD and JONATHAN AMES! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Noir at the Bar

Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Teen Poetry Showcase

The Porch Presents: Live and Local All day and night—from poetry to prose, from the news to the open-mic—The Porch brings you the best of South Florida live stories, storytelling, and performances. Teen Poetry Showcase featuring the powerful voices of Miami’s best budding new poets! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Unistiq

The Porch Presents: Live and Local All day and night—from poetry to prose, from the news to the open-mic—The Porch brings you the best of South Florida live stories, storytelling, and performances. Unistiq —Slammin’ sounds from some of the alumni of Miami’s high-impact arts-based mentoring program Guitars Over Guns. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Unistiq

Friday, November 16 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

WLRN’s Florida Round Up—Live!

The Porch Presents: Live and Local All day and night—from poetry to prose, from the news to the open-mic—The Porch brings you the best of South Florida live stories, storytelling, and performances. WLRN’s Florida Round Up—Live!: Here’s your chance to see a panel of Florida’s top journalists discuss the news—as they do every Friday on WLRN—live and in person! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Friday, November 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!

The Porch Presents: Live and Local All day and night—from poetry to prose, from the news to the open-mic—The Porch brings you the best of South Florida live stories, storytelling, and performances. Happy Friday, with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Friday, November 16 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

House of SpeakEasy: 305 Edition

House of Speakeasy brings its premiere literary cabaret to Miami! Come out to hear essayist and New York Times Sweet Spot columnist Steve Almond, novelist and KQED book columnist Ingrid Rojas Contreras, thriller writer and LETHAL LIT podcast writer Alex Segura, and author of Love and Death in the Sunshine State Cutter Wood tell stories about vices and their virtues. These authors will be joined by some of Miami’s most beloved singer/songwriters Alejandro Elizondo,

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Guided Meditation with The Sacred Space

Start your Saturday off chill! Sponsored by

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

Exchange for Change: Poems from Prisons

Exchange for Change give you the opportunity to address the absence of creative literacy programs in prisons. Come out and read pieces written (in Spanish and English) by currently incarcerated prisoners, then “exchange” your written or audio response to their work. Also, hear readings from the inaugural issue of Exchange for Change’s literary magazine, Don’t Shake the Spoon. Sponsored by

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

Live Music from The Remyz

The Remyz performs a fusion of funk and blues by a group of local talented young musicians with jazz, R&B, and gospel roots. Sponsored by

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

Sekajipo for the People

Sekajipo for the People delivers powerful acoustic hip hop that melds poetry, storytelling, and live music. Sponsored by

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

Live Music from Jahfe

Powerhouse reggae band Jahfe reflects Miami’s diverse music scene. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Combat Hippies Present: AMAL

Combat Hippies perform a stage reading of their current production, AMAL, a theater/spoken word piece that reveals the impact of war on combatants and noncombatants, shares experiences of veterans’ adjustment to life after war, and those of civilians from war-torn countries. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music from Patrick & the Swayzees

Surf rock and crazy good times from the best thing to come out of Key West – Patrick & the Swayzees. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Guided Meditation with The Sacred Space

Start your Sunday off chill! Sponsored by

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

FanTastic! Fan Fiction Readings

FanTastic! Hoist your geek flag high at this reading of Miami’s best fanfiction. You might just bump into a fellow Jedi from Dagobah. Sponsored by

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

Live Music from Ample Samples

Come meet Ample Samples! Members of Suenalo, Afrobeta, Shenzi, Aaron Lebos Reality, PRD Mais and The Goodnites are led by OIGO’s Adrian Gonzalez in an epic jam session that juxtaposes classic rock and pop songs with afrobeat and Caribbean rhythms. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Lip Service Presents “Stranger Than Fiction”

Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud presents “Stranger than Fiction.” Lip Service, South Florida’s best showcase for true, personal stories invites you to tell your strangest story (500-words max). Email submissions@lipservicestories.com if you want to participate. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music by Aroze Twobadou

Aroze Twobadou performs infectious Haitian folk music. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Get Your Learning On with Drunk Education!

Drunk Education is TED Talk meets happy hour! Developed by Eric Thurm, writers, comics, and artists have a few cocktails (okay, maybe more than a few), as they present slideshows about stuff they’re really into. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Battle of the Brass Bands

Things get brassy when Young Musicians Unite take on FIU’s Phi Mu Alpha in a brass-band battle that would blow the roof off The Porch—if it had one.   Sponsored by

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