On a Saturday night In the Idea Garden at the LAB Miami, the wooden amphitheater designed by the LAB’s architect-in-residence, LAB Rats noshed on snacks, danced to hip-hop and attempted to play lawn games. Happy 1st birthday, LAB Miami! 

On a Saturday night In the Idea Garden at the LAB Miami, the wooden amphitheater designed by the LAB’s architect-in-residence, LAB Rats noshed on snacks, danced to hip-hop and attempted to play lawn games. Happy 1st birthday, LAB Miami! 

NW 25th Street, Miami, Florida

NW 25th Street, Miami, Florida

Tonight! ¡Esta noche! Ce soir!

Wynwood Arts District Association Presents: Demystifying Miami’s BID Process, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at The LAB Miami. Can’t make it? Participate in the discussion via live Twitter coverage and send us your Tweets @ The LAB Miami.

Reflecting on punk, past and present, via photos and text at TexasMonthly.com.

Reflecting on punk, past and present, via photos and text at TexasMonthly.com.

At The LAB Miami

At The LAB Miami

Civic-Minded Hacking, This And Every Monday

The non-profit Code for Miami invites you to volunteer alongside developers, designers, data nerds and political leaders working to help Miami-Dade County government and civic organizations adopt open web technologies. While Code for America Brigade members are always welcome to Code for Miami, coding experience is not required to participate. The event is Mondays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The LAB Miami. Be there or you’re not a square.

Live From The LAB

The heat has returned to Miami with force. The construction workers doing demolitions or putting up condos are sweating under their hardhats and orange vests here in Wynwood. Inside, the natural light infuses the LAB but it is cool, cool, cool. Pairs and trios and singles speak mainly in English, in Spanish, in a mix of the two, or seek isolation in stereo headphones.

Car vs. Metro: A Time/Cost Experiment

LAB Resident Hacker/Tinkerer Willie Avendano and WLRN correspondent Wilson Sayre conducted a Miami transit experiment. Listen and read to see what happened.

Dash, an Urban.us company, launched it’s #android app this week. The “connected” car platform that will have a positive impact on communities and cities. Urban.us will be featuring companies like this at their Smart City Startups event in April, right here in Wynwood at The LAB. Read more about Dash on Tech Crunch.

NOLA Entrepreneurs’ Fest

Hey all you hip cats and cool chicks. New Orleans is preparing to host The Idea Village for their 6th New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, to take place March 22-28 in downtown N’orlins.

Start-ups will compete for venture funding and angel investors in 16 capital competitions. The best part: free seminars, free one-on-one counseling, free workshops and possibly even free booze.

If you’d like, you can register here.

Pop Culture Poetry at The LAB

Leigh Stein courtesy of Le Poisson Rouge

Poet, novelist and NYC public schools poetry teacher Leigh Stein graced Miami with her presence, giving a reading at The LAB Miami on Jan. 18 brought to us by University of Wynwood/O, Miami. Dressed in a kick-ass Japanese kimono jumpsuit, Stein read poems from Dispatch From The Future (Melville House, 2012) inspired by the 1970s computer game The Oregon TrailEat Pray Love, Twilight, The Bachelor and spinning class, among other contemporary themes. “I like to feel included in poetry, and the pop culture references seem to get people who wouldn’t otherwise read poetry to read poetry,” she said. Curious? You should be. Find out more about the writer and her writing here.

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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