By Hannah Sentenac for Miami New Times
This is the Magic City, where tradition isn’t exactly in our cultural vocab. So Miami Flea (the city’s burgeoning flea-market-cum-community-event-cum artisanal-extravaganza) is a perfect example of a 305-inspired twist on an old-school concept. The folks at the city’s Arts + Entertainment District are behind the eclectic soiree, and the October edition promises to be bigger and better than its inaugural run. The second edition of this family-friendly fair will include live tunes, food, drinks, art, shopping, kids’ activities, and even a pumpkin patch. Bookleggers Library will hole out literary tomes, Yelp Miami will curate a Grub Garden, Airstream Apothecary will concoct organic cocktails, the Bakehouse will provide a live art pop-up; and there’ll be all kinds of one-of-a-kind treasures to buy (it’s never too early for holiday shopping). Vendors such as Urban Oasis Project, Sniptease, Ace Props, Expressed Juice, Return to Nature, Oleart, and many others will be onsite. Forget Cabbage Patch dolls and used textbooks — this is a flea market, Miami-style. The event runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Canvas Miami (90 NE 17th St., Miami). Admission is free.