The Porch – 2017

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 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 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 BBQ Men & Women of Goulds and Hurricane, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Happy Hour

Happy Hour Start the Book Fair off right with the music of legendary DJ Le Spam, a cold one from Biscayne Bay Brewing, and poems on demand, brought to you by the Miami Poetry Collective. Sponsored by

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Happy Hour

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Exhibition Tours

Exhibition Tours: Curators and artists from The Porch’s ongoing exhibitions — BBQ Men and & Women of Goulds, The Wynwood Coloring Book, and Hurricane—will be on hand to walk, talk, and even eat your way through their works—with authentic barbeque from Goulds! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Circ X

Circ X: “One part circus, two parts burlesque, a pinch of class and a dash of trash.” Combining mime, street theater and acrobatics, Circ X’s unique brand of interactive antics and artistry features performances that are provocative and outrageously funny. Sponsored by

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Circ X

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars

DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, hip hop, and dub to create an electronic descarga. We dare you not to dance! Sponsored by

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Light’s On At The Porch

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

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Drag Queen Bingo

Drag Queen Bingo: B as in bring-it-on. Play your cards right and who knows—you might just score! Sponsored by

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Bearded Ladies

Sneak peak of Miami Light Project’s presentation of the South Florida premier of The Bearded Ladies, in collaboration with Miami Theatre Center. The Bearded Ladies feature cabaret artists who tackle the politics of gender, identity and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. Sponsored by

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Karaoke

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Karaoke – karaoke led by Karla from HialeahZ fineZt. Sponsored by

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Light’s On At The Porch

The Porch opens with music, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Sponsored by

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Liberty in a Soup

Movie Screening of Liberty in a Soup in collaboration with Ayiti Images. Every January 1st, in celebration of their independence, Haitian families gather around the dinner table to celebrate their freedom with “Soup Joumou”. Independent filmmaker Dudley Alexis explores the background and meaning of this delicious and culturally significant tradition. Sponsored by

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna

Taste the Islands: Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna, co-host of Taste the Islands cooking series, invites you to her demonstration of the best of Caribbean cuisine. Sponsored by

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Music by Inez Barlatier

Live Music by Inez Barlatier: Inspired by the African diaspora, Inez’s music is rhythmically irresistible! Sponsored by

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Light’s On At The Porch

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Comic Cure

These days, who doesn’t need a laugh? Comic Cure does its part to lighten the mood with live comedy that proves its motto: “If laughter is the best medicine, then we are the pharmacy!” Sponsored by

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Comic Cure

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Death Be Gone—O, Miami Style!

Death Be Gone—O, Miami Style! Designed and photographed by Seth Labenz, Death Be Gone (Jai-Alai Books) explores Miami’s underground culture of therapeutic lotions, divine oils, and mystical perfumes. Inspired by the book, Miami poets will read original “spell poems” guaranteed to cure ailments, bring good fortune, and ward off evil. Warning: some poems may lead to spontaneous and irresistible outbreaks of love. Sponsored by

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Music by Afrobeta

Live Music by Afrobeta: Miami’s avant-dance duo brings their genre- defying groove to The Fair in a performance that’ll fix what’s broken, right what’s wrong, and heal what ails you! Sponsored by

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Light’s On At The Porch

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

First Draft

First Draft: You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by the Porch for a drink and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out s you knock one back! Instructor: Lynne Barrett. Sponsored by

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First Draft

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Noir at the Bar

Noir at the Bar It’s Double Indemnity meets Deliverance! First, Alex Segura, author of the acclaimed Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series, hosts readings by some of the best mystery and crime writers around—Lynne Barrett, Joe Clifford, Vicki Hendricks and Steph Post —while Wilson Sayre and the Slayers perform bluegrass and old-timey murder ballads, from the Carter Family to the Wailin’ Jennys. You’ll be stompin’ your feet — and watching your back! Sponsored by

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Noir at the Bar

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Orange Island Review

Orange Island Review – Come out and hear today’s talented South Florida high school-student writers and editors read from their original published work at the launch of the 4th annual issue of the student-edited literary journal, The Orange Island Review. Sponsored by

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hiphop)

PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hiphop) – Explore the four main artistic elements of Hip Hop: DJing, MCing, B-boy/girling, and Urban Art with PATH, South Florida’s pioneering Hiphop education organization, whose work challenges the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hiphop culture. Sponsored by

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

WLRN’s Florida Round Up—Live!

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! Featuring special panel of authors: Edwidge Danticat, Roben Farzad and Andrew K. Frank Sponsored by

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Happy Friday

Happy Friday, with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Sponsored by

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Happy Friday

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Speakfridays

Combining poetry, arts, and music, Speakfridays’ motto is no egos—just expression.  For more than a decade, Speakfridays has been a showcase for independent performing arts, a place where lovers of poetry and live music. Sponsored by

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Speakfridays

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Lipservice & Speakfridays Afterparty

Lipservice & Speakfridays Afterparty: Hang out with the storytellers, performers and fans of the two hottest shows in South Florida.  Music and a live broadcast provided by Shake 108’s music director, the ultra-lux Aimee Beah Moore. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Guided Meditation Session from Innergy Meditation Studios

Guided Meditation Session from Innergy Meditation Studios–Breathe, chill, and be still with the blissfully centered instructors from Innergy. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Exchange for Change Speak Out

Do your part to address the absence of creative literacy programs in prisons—without getting arrested. Formerly incarcerated students, family members, and writing partners from the community will read writings (in English and Spanish) by Exchange for Change’s incarcerated writers. “Exchange” with them by recording responses to their work. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Music from Elastic Bond

Elastic Bond – Groove to psychedelic trip-trop that blends funk, hip-hop, soul, and latin. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Don’t Hate Us Because We’re Floridians: Burrow Press Book Launch Party

Catch these loud-and-proud readings from the contributors to the forthcoming Burrow Press anthology, We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida: New Stories from a Sinking Peninsula. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Unistiq

Unistiq —Slammin’ sounds from some of the alumni of Miami’s high-impact arts-based mentoring program Guitars Over Guns. Sponsored by

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Unistiq

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The State Of

The State Of – Power duo Nabedi Osorio (drums) and Steph Taylor (keys) blend pop/rock that ranges from originals to iconic covers. Sponsored by

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The State Of

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Magic City Hippies

Magic City Hippies – Miami-based Indie Funk band, dusted with a taste of hiphop, and baked in an oven of Soul. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Guided Meditation Session from Innergy Meditation

Guided Meditation Session from Innergy Meditation Studios–Breathe, chill, and be still with the blissfully centered instructors from Innergy. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Free Bass

Free Bass: A live freestyle improvisation with Afrobeta. Everyone is invited to rock the mic! Improvisation is a social activity and it can create a collective story when a group is passing around the mic and sharing. The space created encourages listening and immediacy because you have to listen to the beat and be in the moment to think on your feet. We have been heartened sharing music this way; It becomes a collaborative circle of free expression.  Sponsored by

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Free Bass

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Music: Daniela Padron’s Bach to Venezuela

A meld of Johann Sebastian Bach with folk rhythms from Venezuela. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Writing Class Radio Live: Storytelling Jazz

Writing Class Radio creators and hosts, Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer, bring the podcast out of the studio for some on-the-spot verbal/musical improvisation. Based on a prompt, you’ll tell a story, then listen to what a musician has to “say” about it. It’s call and response like you’ve never heard! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Uma Galera

Uma Galera embodies the melting pot of cultures and sounds of Miami—from ska to funk to latin—sometimes all in the same song! Sponsored by

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Uma Galera

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Drunk Education

It’s Ted Talk meets happy hour! Developed by Eric Thurm, writers, comics, and artists have a few (okay, maybe more than a few), then present slideshows about stuff they’re really into. Featuring: George O’Connor, Denise Duhamel, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Roxanna Elden. Sponsored by

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Drunk Education

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

French Horn Collective

French Horn Collective plays gypsy jazz, swing, and original French music. C’est magnifique! Sponsored by

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