Community Gallery – The Adventures of Bibi and Friends, 2021
Open Now – December 12, 2021
Brigitte Andrade, creator, author, and publisher of The Adventures of Bibi & Friends, presents a unique history celebrating the entertainment, culture, and nightlife of Miami Beach and Overtown.
Brigitte continues to take her audience on a journey of places and people from the 1950s to present, who have been pioneers of entertainment and culture in the city of Miami. The exhibit is a snapshot of history showcasing a collection of various pages from The Adventures of Bibi & Friends comic books. Many of the places featured no longer exist and have since become an incredible part history, along with some of the friends Brigitte pays homage to.
The Adventures of Bibi & Friends, a comic book novel series based on a fictional globetrotting character of Puerto Rican descent named Bibi, has become a cult classic and living history of Miami Beach, from its blooming renaissance in 1999 through to the present.
The exhibit features “The Bibi Chair” from the Miami Marine Stadium’s If Seats Could Talk initiative. There is also a sneak peek of Brigitte’s newest book, an illustrated biography of The Legendary SoulMan Sam Moore, from the Soul Duo Sam & Dave, and his famous friends who all performed in Overtown. The soon to be released book tells of Sam’s historical contributions to music and entertainment with beginnings right here in Miami.