Musicians’ Forum at the New World Center
The Musicians Forum comes to life at the New World Center on Monday. Produced by New World Symphony Fellows, the forum features unique musical partnerships and spontaneous performances. Monday’s event includes works by fellows Scott Jackson, Scott Leger, Margeaux Maloney and Gabe Napoli. Even better, you can enjoy the talent of these young artists for free. 7 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; 305-673-3330; nws.edu. Admission is free with RSVP.
Heaux Tales & Cocktails in Gramps
On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood brings Heaux Tales & Cocktails, a sex trivia event, to the bar at Wynwood Gramps. Presented alongside PowerU, the Miami Worker’s Center and the Women’s Emergency Network, the sex-positive event and karaoke night is hosted alongside Let’s Sang. The person with the most knowledge about sex wins a prize at the end of the evening. The event will also raise money for the Women’s Emergency Network, a South Florida abortion fund that helps provide resources for those seeking care. 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; gramps.com. Admission is free with RSVP through eventbrite.com.
Ordinary Boys at Lost Boy
Ordinary, the long-running tribute band to Morrissey and the Miami Smiths, head to downtown bar Lost Boy for a night of music by Manchester heroes. Led by vocalist AJ Navarrete, the group debuted in 2010 and performed at venues including Churchill’s Pub and Las Rosas. The band’s sets include faithful performances of hits like “How Soon Is Now?” “This charming man” and “There is a light”. 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Lost Boy, 157 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-372-7303; lostboydrygoods.com. Free entry.
BeatCamp at Coyo Taco Coral Gables
Prepare to feel your body shake when DJ Craze’s monthly BeatCamp Drum & Bass party takes over Coyo Taco’s Coral Gables outpost. Headlining the April showcase, Slow Roast Records signee Shinobi promises to put the venue’s sound system through its paces. Also on the bill, Stereotype bring their own drum ‘n’ bass sound. 9 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Coyo Taco, 120 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; 786-629-7929; coyo-taco.com. Free entry.
“Smoke, Lilies, and Jade” at the Underline
Experience a magical performance inspired by the work of Harlem Renaissance icon Richard Bruce Nugent. “Smoke, Lilies, and Jade” consists of song, dance, instrumentals, and animation. Presented by O, Miami, Bookleggers Library, Hued Songs and The Underline, the multimedia performance takes place at Sound Stage Plaza at The Underline. Oh, and there will be a free beer tasting by Tripping Animals. 7 p.m. Friday, at the Underline, at SW Eighth Street and First Avenue, Miami; theunderline.org. Admission is free with RSVP through eventbrite.com.
Indie Craft Bazaar at Revolution Live
Revolution Live gets crafty on Saturdays when the Indie Craft Bazaar takes over for a day of arts and treats. Customers can browse a range of handmade products from over 100 vendors. There are also craft activities, mimosas, drink specials, and treats to enjoy. And if all that shopping makes you hungry, there’s a food truck on site. Since 2009, the event has brought the community together while providing local artisans with a platform to showcase and sell their wares. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-785-7475; indiecraftbazaar.com. Free entry.
Little Haiti Book Festival at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex
You don’t have to wait until fall to flood yourself with literature. On Sunday, the Miami Book Fair presents the Little Haiti Book Festival, bringing together authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora through documentaries, writers’ workshops, storytelling, children’s activities, dance performances and of music. In addition to the food vendors, signs and performances, don’t forget the many books – there will even be some free ones available. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami; miamibookfair.com/littlehaiti. Free entry.