The Porch – 2019

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 weekend long – The Porch is the ultimate outdoor urban hangout.

Upcoming Events

November 2019

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Teen Poetry Showcase

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Teen Poetry Showcase featuring the powerful voices of Miami’s best budding new poets AK Kirkland, Kayra Serpenguzel, Christopher Badillo, Nasir Sims, and Lamaria Washington from Dranoff’s Piano Slam and writers from MBF’s Speak Up: Teen Poetry and Performance Program Alexandra Ceballos, Mitch Poole, Jessica Elkins, Jose Arriaza, Maria Arango, Melly Lopez, and Nathaniel Gordon.…

Friday, November 22 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

UNISTIQ

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Slammin’ sounds from alumni of Miami’s high-impact arts-based mentoring program Guitars Over Guns.…

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UNISTIQ

Friday, November 22 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Lights Go On At The Porch

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue The Porch opens with music, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, an outdoor photo exhibit of South Beach in the 70s as seen through the lens of American photographer Andy Sweet, HistoryMiami’s Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Join us on The Porch starting at 6 p.m. for a free community BBQ to kick things off!…

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: DJ Ma Non Troppo & Inez Barlatier

Michael Gil, Arsenio Diaz and Manuel Clua created the trio DJ Ma Non Troppo,  a fresh and ludic blend of electronic music, loop stations pedals, guitar synthesizers that beautifully mix with the ancestral sounds of a Didgeridoo, Berimbau, Jaw harps and the Sitar. In a performance specially commissioned by Miami Book Fair for this year’s event, they will be joined by the irresistible, multitalented Haitian-American vocalist Inez Barlatier to create high energy electronic music with a taste of blues, rock, Haitian and world music.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Exchange for Change: Poems From Prisons

Exchange for Change gives 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.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Electric Kif

(Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue) Electric Kif and their undeniable spunk bring an unparalleled energy and blend of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Sponsored by  …

Saturday, November 23 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Lip Service: True Stories, Out Loud

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue South Florida’s longest-running, live storytelling event, Lip Service, features true, smart, honest, (and sometimes sexy) stories presented before a live audience.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Tamboka

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Tamboka is a Miami-based Gypsy Latin Band that plays a one-of-a-kind fusion drawing from Flamenco and Swing, to Cumbia, Bossa Nova, salsa and more. Come and shake it to the groove. Sponsored by GEICO…

Saturday, November 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Literary Death Match

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Cage fight meets poetry slam, American Idol meets book club—that’s Literary Death Match. Four local writers will read their most “electric” works, followed by no-holds-barred commentary by judges. The action will culminate in an “anything goes,” totally unpredictable finale. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: The Rock Bottom Remainders

The Rock Bottom Remainders is a classic rock band made up of classic authors! Between them, they’ve published more than 150 titles, sold more than 350 million books, and been translated into more than 25 languages. A special Miami Book Fair presentation featuring authors: Ridley Pearson, Sam Barry, Josh Kelly, Alan Zweibel, Erasmo Paolo, Greg Iles, Scott Turow, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry and Gene Weingarten. Sponsored by …

Sunday, November 24 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Guided Meditation

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Start your Sunday off chill!…

Sunday, November 24 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poetry-Music Jam

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Miami Book Fair explores the relationship between poetry and music with Vincent Rafard, Oscar Fuentes aka the Biscayne Poet, and Julia Bhatt, in a jam session specially commissioned for this year’s Miami Book Fair.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach 1977-1980

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue A discussion of Miami-native Andy Sweet’s iconic photos, which captured the 1970s South Miami Beach community’s daily rhythms in all their beach-strolling, cafeteria-noshing and klezmer-dancing glory. Featuring: Brett Sokol, Francesco Casale, Ellen Sweet Moss and Stan Hughes. Sponsored by     …

Sunday, November 24 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Lemon City Trio

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Lemon City Trio blends cinematic guitar textures, hip-hop grooves, and slinky Cajun beats. Sponsored by  …

Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Nerd Nite Miami: MBF Edition

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Don’t miss the Miami Book Fair debut of this monthly event during which several folks give fun-yet-informative presentations while the audience drinks along. Think Discovery Channel… with beer!…

Sunday, November 24 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Xperimento

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Grammy Nominated Xperimento is a bilingual, multicultural, cross-genre, All-Star, All-Live band from Miami, that blends world sounds such as Cumbia, Reggae, Ska, Salsa, Merengue, Dembo, Kuduru and Funk with elements of Rock, R&B, HipHop and Dancehall. In other words TREMENDO PARTY! Sponsored by  …

Sunday, November 24 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Screw, Marry, or Kill

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue A Penguin Classics & MBF Collab twist on classic books featuring MBF Authors confessing their literary character crushes, the steamiest scenes from classic books, and what they’ve learned about love, friendship, sex- all the feels – from classic literature. Hosted by Penguin Classics Publisher Elda Rotor featuring Marlon James and Maris Kreizman.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Afrobeta

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Miami’s avant-dance duo Afrobeta’s unique and diverse sound transcends genre classifications and will keep you moving from start to finish with Cuci’s rapid-fire delivery combined with Smurphio’s funky synths and head-bopping basslines. Afrobeta is Miami. Sponsored by…

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