Apr 162014

Bird-Road-Art-WalkThe Bird Road Art Walk is held the third Saturday of every month from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Celebrate art, music, poetry and more during the Bird Road Art Walk.

Enjoy free parking and a free shuttle service  that loops continuously throughout the district stopping at each participating artists’ studio and gallery.  Start your Art Walk at any of the participating studios.


Apr 142014

magic-city-casino-food-trucksMagic City Casino hosts a free Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival the third Saturday of the month with a roundup of food trucks.

Food trucks will be at the casino from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Fest is presented by Magic City Casino and Burger Beast. For more information, call 888-56-MAGIC.

Magic City Casino is at 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami.

Apr 122014

The City of Hialeah will host its free Hialeah Egg-Stravaganza on Saturday, April 19, at Goodlet Park located at 4200 West 8th Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The egg hunt features more than 50,000 eggs, live entertainment and food. There will be a kids’ zone, photos with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment, Magic Egg Hunt for adults with a grand prize and much more.

Kids can enjoy the rides with purchase of a $10 wristband. Free admission and parking.  For more information call 305-889-5701 or visit

Apr 122014

showimageCoral Gables will host its Eggstreme Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at five parks.

Coral Gables will have its second annual helicopter egg drop. Thousands of colorful, plastic eggs will be dropped by helicopter onto the Youth Center field as children watch from the perimeter.

Simultaneous egg hunts will take place at 10 a.m. at five parks in Coral Gables, but the Youth Center is the only one featuring a helicopter egg drop.

Enjoy free concerts, and carnival games and ride after the egg hunts.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Division at 305-460-5600.

Participating parks are:
•War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive
•Jaycee Park, 1230 Hardee Road
•Phillips Park, 90 Menores Avenue
•Salvadore Park, 1120 Andalusia Avenue
•Sunrise Harbor Park, 25 Sunrise Avenue

Apr 102014

jungle-island-easterJungle Island will host its Easter Eggstravangaza, three days of Easter Egg Hunts and other festivities, April 18-20 The event features more than 50,000 eggs, stuffed with more than 800 pounds of candy, toys and prizes.

It also includes pie-eating contests, arts and crafts stations, animal encounters, bounce houses and Easter Bunny photos.

During those three days, a child’s admission is $7 with a paying adult and this coupon. Adult admission is $34.95 plus tax.

For additional information click here or call 305-400-7000.

Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, 33132

Apr 092014

family-day-on-aragonFamily Day on Aragon is the second Saturday of the month in Coral Gables. That means discount movies at the Coral Gables Art Cinema in the mornings and free admission plus family arts and crafts at the  Coral Gables Museum in the afternoon.

The Coral Gables Cinema will screen the Oscar-nominated animated film “Ernest and Celestine,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13. Tickets are $6.50 for children under 12 and$7.50 for those 12 older, with free popcorn. The Coral Gables Cinema is at 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 33134.

The Coral Gables Museum will feature free arts and crafts and free admission from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Kids will learn about architecture and get a chance to build their own mosaic work as well as participate in a scavenger hunt. At 3  p.m. there will be a free concert by Coral Gables Music Club scholarship students.

The Coral Gables Museum is at 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 33134.

Apr 082014

new-world-symphony-wallcastYou can experience the New World Symphony performances larger than life in free outdoor Wallcast concerts. Miami Beach’s SoundScape features the latest in visual and audio technology on a 7,000-square-foot projection wall. Wallcast events are free to the public and do not require a ticket.

According to the New World Symphony Facebook page, patrons also can visit the NWS table outside the box office before the show to sign up to be seated inside if space is availabe.

Miami Beach Exostage is at SoundScape, 500 17 St., Miami Beach.

Here’s the schedule for this season:

Sat., Oct. 5 7:30 PM A Gershwin Opening
Fri., Oct. 25 7:30 PM Beethoven and Schumann
Sat., Nov. 23 7:30 PM Sibelius 2
Sat., Dec. 7 7:30 PM Birds on a Wire
Sat., Dec. 14 7:30 PM Tristan and Isolde:
An Orchestral Adventure
Sat., Dec. 21 7:30 PM Holiday Concert
Sat., Feb. 1 7:30 PM A Tchaikovsky Celebration with MTT
Sat., Mar. 1 7:30 PM An Antiphonal Journey:
Mozart and Vivaldi
Sat., Mar. 22 8:00 PM Shostakovich: The Monumental Tenth
Fri., Mar. 28 8:00 PM Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff
Sat., Apr. 12 8:00 PM Concerto Showcase
Sat., May 3 8:00 PM The Mahler Legacy: 7
Apr 012014

Coral-Gables-Gallery-NightThe first Friday of the month is Coral Gables Gallery Night, free from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Virginia Miller and the Coral Gables Gallery Association feature a night where local galleries present their artwork to the public.

Take the free trolley to the different galleries or walk from gallery to gallery. Many of the galleries offer free wine.

Giralda Under the Stars is back for the last appearance of the season, so you can also indulge in al fresco dining or just stand around and listen to the music from the restaurants.

The free trolley travels along Ponce de Leon Boulevard, between Southwest Eighth Street and the Douglas Road Metro station. For more information, check out the city’s Gallery Night trolley route and listings.

Mar 312014


The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission the first Saturday of the month.

Tickets to ride a train range from $2.50 to $12 per ticket. Great for any train enthusiast, Thomas the Train lover or young kids. The food is reasonably priced (Frankie’s pizza food truck!) and there are plenty of trains to explore.

The museum houses 30 historic trains and features a number of displays that are interactive. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum is located next to Zoo Miami at 12450 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami, 33177-1402. Tel: (305) 253-0063 or

Mar 242014

bassfamilydayIDEA@thebass is free for children and adults the last Sunday of most months, 2-4 p.m. Activities include art projects, scavenger hunts and prizes.

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

  • March 30: making hats
  • April 27: recycled art
  • May: no family day (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • June 29: kites and airplanes
  • July 27: design your space on Mars
  • Aug 31: pin wheels
  • Sept. 28: fun with chalk
  • Oct. 26: spooky art projects

There will be no family days in November and December 2014.

For more information call 305-673-7530 x1016 or email:

The Bass Museum of Art is located at 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 33139

Mar 242014

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays), a free arts and music festival, takes place on the last Friday of the month from 7 to 11 p.m.

Viernes Culturales features dancing under the stars, domino games, cigar rollers, cafecitos and mojitos. The Domino Plaza is filled with works by local artists and artisans. Take free tour of Little Havana.

For more information call 305-643-5500, email or visit

The festival takes place on Southwest Eighth Street — Calle Ocho — between 14th and 17th avenues.

Mar 042014

mccormick-place-downtown-art-walkThe Downtown Miami First Fridays Gallery Night from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. is the first Friday of every month in collaboration with the arts and culture community of Downtown Miami.

McCormick Place will open its artist studios as well as hosting the menswear company Indochino in the first-floor gallery.

McCormick Place Miami is at 111 SW Third St., Miami 33130