On Wednesday night, comedian Demetri Martin will join radio hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich on stage at the Fillmore Miami Beach for Radiolab Live, an exploration of “the dawn of sight and the evolution of the eye” with music by Thao Nguyen (enter to win free tickets). Last week, we spoke to Martin by phone about his Greek heritage and his hairstyle vis-à-vis a certain late-night TV host. The conversation was so enthralling that we decided to animate it. Enjoy.
‘Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas (i.e., Thursday, Dec. 22), and folk from across Miami gathered at Lester’s, in Wynwood, for the Sketchy Holiday Party, an unsilent night of live art, music, food, and drink hosted by Beached Miami and Sketchy Miami. Dressed in his finest holiday sweater, Geoff Campbell was on the scene to grill guests, croon carols, and deal dreidel under the watchful camera of one Francisco Moraga. For more holiday cheer, check out our holiday card to Miami in the video section.
Ahead of his performance at the Midtown lounge Ricochet on Monday night, comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried took a few minutes to chat with Beached Miami’s Robby Campbell. The sonorous voice of the Aflac duck before losing the gig due to a series of controversial Twitter postings about the Japanese tsunami — e.g., “What do Japanese Jews like to eat? Hebrew National Tsunami” — Gottfried shared his reaction to the death of Kim Jong-Il, reminisced about his role as Iago in the Aladdin movies, and griped about the politics that kept Saved By The Bell: Wedding In Las Vegas from winning an Oscar.
We have a few pairs of tickets to give away to Gottfried’s Ricochet performance on Monday night. To enter to win, @mention Beached Miami on Facebook with a link to this post. We will announce the winners on Sunday afternoon. Until then, heeeeeeeere’s Gilbert.
Miami may not conjure a wonderland to high-lattitude winter snobs, but it’s all we denizens of the subtropics know. So our Christmas trees rot in 24 hours, our Hanukkah candles melt without being lit, and our hospitals swell with victims of heat exhaustion on New Year’s Eve. The holiday season in Miami is still a special time of year — especially this year with the Sketchy Holiday Party on the calendar. To send our season’s greetings to the city we love, we enlisted the brothers Campbell — also known as Hanukkah Harry’s Little Helpers — to sing an a cappella holiday carol with Joshua “RapaPamPam” Snyder providing the bass notes. Enjoy.
When Beached Miami ace reporter Robby Campbell heard there was an extravaganza at Miami Beach Convention Center last weekend, he couldn’t believe Exxxotica was already back in town. Needless to say, he rushed over — only to find another vulgar spectacle underway. Here’s his report from Art Basel Miami Beach, featuring an interview with time travelers EVA & ADELE.
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The official start of Art Basel Miami Beach and its attendant madness is just two days away. So far, we’ve put out the Art Basel Top Ten List and the Art Basel Music Guide, featuring the Beached Basel Bash at Electric Pickle Wednesday night (wink), to help you plan your itinerary. But none of those addresses the all-important ABMB question: What to wear? For those of you looking for fashion guidance, roll video.
In case you’ve forgotten how well-stocked Miami is with weird ones, this video, filmed along N.W. Second Avenue in Wynwood during Art Walk last Saturday, will jog your memory, and leave you feeling right in all the wrong places. Enjoy.
Factoid: Host Geoff Campbell didn’t have laryngitis during the making of this video. He sounds like that all the time.
Considering it’s the Miami gallery district’s unofficial Art Basel coming-out party, you can bet on a pretty raucous Art Walk on Saturday night. (Check out our guide for the skinny on new exhibitions.) Even without the gravitational pull of Basel, the monthly gallery crawl has been drawing huge crowds to Wynwood and the Design District every second Saturday for months now. Back on Sept. 10, we decided to take advantage of the biggest Art Walk turnout we’d ever seen by asking folks along N.W. Second Avenue a critical question: Truth or Dare?
Disclaimer: Boston Market did not sponsor or in any way subsidize the making of this video. We simply enjoy Boston Market.
Most people ain’t afraid of no ghosts. The brothers Campbell are. In an attempt to conquer that fear in time for the Sketchy Halloween Party this Saturday (RSVP), they recently visited one of the most haunted places in South Florida, the Deering Estate, in the comforting company of the League of Paranormal Investigators. A Miami-based team dedicated to investigating spirit and paranormal activities, the LPI is hosting a Spookover at the Deering Estate on Friday night. If you enjoy being terrified, you should go. This video will give you a sense of the bejeezus expulsion that awaits you.
We at Beached Miami love Halloween, so much so we’re throwing a Halloween party at Awarehouse on Saturday night. There’s going to be live art, live music, Halloween costumes, tales of terror, booze, food, and blood. Basically, everything you need to have a good time on Halloween weekend in Miami. To RSVP, visit the Facebook event page.
If you’re bloodthirsty for more Halloween footage, check out these two videos from earlier in the month:
With the Sketchy Halloween Party around the corner, we figured we’d let you know the consequence of staying home and watching Jeepers Creepers (I and/or II) on Saturday, Oct. 29. To RSVP to the party, check out the Facebook event page. For discounted prepay tickets, visit sketchymiami.com/prepay. See full event details below the video.