Identifying quality indoor entertainment that doubles as hurricane party shelter is imperative to summer survival.
The recently opened Performing Arts Exchange seems to fit the criteria perfectly. Situated inside the Miami Herald’s former distribution center, the cabaret-style venue has big programming dreams. In advance of any formal announcements, owner and former Transit Lounge music booker Roxanne Scalia clues us in on the tentative opening lineup.
PAX Grand Opening Celebration
Having perfected its iPad-controlled POS system, the arts center hosts an evening (June 25) chockful of entertainment from performers like Suénalo and Nicolle Chirino.
Following the launch of its first U.S. album, the Venezuelan experimental hip-hop group headlines its first U.S. show.
Bessie’s Back in Town
Written and directed by local Barry Edelson, this comedic musical tells the story of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, who is granted — by the heavens — one last chance to perform on Earth.
Monthly Themed Parties
Nights dedicated to tango, Brazilian beats, and French culture.
Affair for the Ages
Senior Citizens Social Hour
Miami-based Afro-Cuban funk band Palo entertains septuagenarians who like to party.
PAX, 337 Southwest 8th Street (305-640-5847 or paxmiami.com).
Photo: S. Pajot