This Weekend’s Miami Essentials: Fashion, Cassettes, & Jellybean


Whether or not you’re celebrating the Jewish New Year this weekend, consider doing a mitzvah of sorts and turn your fashion consciousness into something more than just being superficially stylish by attending Fashion for Humanity, a non profit runway affair on Friday, September 26 from 6 to 9 pm at Segafredo Brickell. There, you’ll be privy to threads by Vanae Swimwear, Katie Nemeth, and Ivan Hernandez, entertainment by hip hop dancers, a pink-bearded performance artist, and an electric guitarist. Proceeds from the evening will go to benefit Clothes4Soles, Achilles International and the American Heart Association.

From charitable stylings to all things retro, go beyond your cheeky iPhone 6 case and take it one step further by attending Sweat Records’ Cassette Store Day, an homage to all things mix tape hosted by Patrick Garcia and Michelle Grand of Cheap Miami–the city’s tape-only ‘record’ label. No need to bring a pencil with you to help a twisted and tangled tape because most of the music at this 7pm festival will be live. If you like what you hear you can pick yourself up a–wait for it–mix tape of all the bands who performed at the fest.

For more rewinding, DJ John “Jellybean” Benitez is spinning his own brand of retro modern tunes at 10pm Saturday, September 27 at Miami Beach’s Do Not Sit on the Furniture. While it’s unlikely he will honor your request to play his own tune Sidewalk Talk with background vocals by his long forogtten ex, some chick named Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, you never know. Tickets are $20.

Finally, despite the infectious chants of British school children insisting they don’t need no education, without it, you probably wouldn’t be reading this and as such, you’d miss out on the opportunity to jump on the Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s free film series featuring a screening of Alan Parker’s Pink Floyd: The Wall at 11:30pm Saturday, September 27. Seating is first come, first serve and if you miss this one, upcoming shows include The Rocky Horror Picture Show if you’re into that sort of campiness.

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