Pew Pew will bring a retro-surrealist disco art-party paradise to Miami from April 7 to May 1, with immersive art, outrageous performances, and magnetic musical performances. The event will kick off its month-long Miami Pop-Up residency at The Oasis at Magic City. Tickets are on sale now.
Music, art, and dance will coexist in harmonic insanity at the Miami Pop-Up. Pew Pew will convert the vast arena into a majestic, retro-surrealist dream of Pewy delights, inspired by the collective's desire to share creativity and sublime moments with the world.
"Miami is a creative Mecca. Rich with bright, bold, weird art, thanks to the artists who make it. We're here to put that weirdness center-stage," said Pew Pew director Nate Long.
The Miami Pop-Up will feature over 50 DJs, immersive theater performances, art installations, seminars, wellness programs, Sunday disco pool parties, and creative hangouts such as experiential dinners, drag shows, comedy events, release parties, and fashion displays. The programming for each night will be diverse and full of surprises; spectators will never know what strange goodies await them.
Pew Pew's innovative “wellness hangout” concept is a new nightlife experience that will provide healthy, delicious Elixir bars and bites alongside immersive performers engaging participants with experiential art; wellbeing stations will offer massages, meditation, breathwork, mindfulness activities, wellness IV drips, and more.
The multi-faceted Pew Pew main event will include silk aerialists such as fire eaters, roller-skating painters, and drag queens. Also, Burlesque dancers such as Talitha Ghetti, neon artists, a butt-kissing booth, a sultry space with rotary phones hosting seductive secrets on the other line called "Talk Dirty To Me." And even a secret motel within the party, culminating in dance-fueled DJ sets to cap the night.
Pew Pew has awarded 14 local artists funding to build and create their own site installations, which will serve as creative testing grounds for new ideas to elevate imagination in Miami. Lindsey Fielding is one of the chosen beneficiaries. She will present “Voyeur Vulnerable,” a recording/listening booth that works as a confessional, inviting participants to embrace vulnerability and emotional release.
In February, Pew Pew gave a sneak peek of the Miami Pop-Up, which included figure drawing of a nude, shapely, stilettoed dinosaur, immersive performers who gave guests keys to secret rooms filled with drag shows, and BlackJack by Frickfrack that included gambling with everything but money. A suite of local and international DJs provided the soundtrack to the performance-fueled night, which set the tone for the April residency's dreamworld.
Pew Pew is a collective of artists, performers, and designers who like celebrating the bizarre and pushing the boundaries of the imagination. The group was founded in an eccentric artist's loft in New York City by co-founders who were weary of the city's conventional club scene and wanted to redefine nightlife through events that combined music, art, immersive theater, and the ever-present element of surprise.
Daytime (noon to 6 p.m.) - Wellness workshops, fitness classes and more
Foreplay (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) - Projection art and installations by local artists, connection workshops, live music, pop-up roller rinks and more
Nighttime (9 p.m. to 2 a.m.) - Burlesque performances, La Bamba dance shows, drag shows and more
Photography by: Courtesy Pew Pew, Aditya Chinchure