Apr 232014

Lyra-vocal-ensembleChrist the King Lutheran Church will present a free concert by the Lyra vocal ensemble on Saturday, April 26.

The concert is part of the Music InsideOUT free concert series and will be inside. The Lyra ensemble, from St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform Russian folk songs and chants from the Russian Orthodox Church.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11296 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest, FL 33156.

Apr 232014

Miami-SeaquariumDuring Totally Teachers Weekend!, Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, South Florida teachers, in both private and public schools, will receive free admission to Miami Seaquarium, plus a discount for up to four guests at 50% off regular admission.The deal also applies to employees from Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach.

Teachers must show a valid school ID card or pay stub along with a picture ID.  The offer is valid only on regular admission to Miami Seaquarium and is not combinable with any other offer.

Miami Seaquarium is at 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway  Key Biscayne, 33149. For more information, call 305·361·5705 ext. 526.

Apr 232014

Summer-ShortsYou can get discounted tickets to this year’s “Summer Shorts” festival at the Adrienne Arsht Center if you order early. With promo code EARLY, you can get tickets that are normally $40 for just $33 to performances on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

This year’s version of the annual presentation by City Theatre includes a selection of 90-minute, which will run June 12 through July 6 at the Carnival Studio Theater.

Apr 212014

myriam-gourfink.jpgHere’s a deal that will get you 50% off three dance concerts that are part of the Florida-France Festival, a month of French arts, music, dance and film put on by Tigertail Productions.

In addition to free French films, the event includes three dance concerts by two renowned dancers. Tickets to those performances, normally $20 to $50, are just $10 to $25 (plus a $3 fee) with this deal.

There are the performances:

  • Myriam Gourfink, one of Europe’s leading contemporary choreographers, is known for work that requires extreme physical control. 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Miami Dade County Auditorium On Stage Black Box, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami. Arrive at 8 p.m for crepes, French wine and a Culture Click by Heather Maloney.) Get discount tickets here with promo code FLAFRA.
  • Myriam Gourfink, Program II. 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Miami Dade County Auditorium On Stage Black Box, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami. Get discount tickets here with promo code FLAFRA.
  • Cedric Andrieux, renowned contemporary French dancer, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. (You can also enter to win tickets to this event.) Get discount tickets here with promo code FLAFRA.

You can also get discount tickets to all three of these events by calling 305-324-4337 and saying “FLAFRA.” Advance ticket sales (and the discounts) end at 3 p.m. Friday, April 25.


Apr 212014

If you’re looking for a way to entertain yourself in Miami-Dade this week without spending a lot of money, we’ve got some tips for you. We’ve got the scoop on lots of free and cheap ways to have fun. Here are some of the free events scheduled this week. Some events may require advance registration, and some deals may end before the event occurs, so plan early. We’ll add more as we hear of them, and you can always find a complete list on our Calendar page. If you know of a free or cheap event you think we should add, email us at news@miamionthecheap.com.

You can get free daily email updates of all the free and cheap events, plus deals and discounts on entertainment and dining, by subscribing to our daily newsletter. For even more cheap fun, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Here are free and cheap things to do in Miami this week:

For all our coverage of the free and cheap activities surrounding Art Basel, check out our Free and Cheap Art Basel Guide.

Apr 212014

friday-night-movies-at-the-bandshell-freeEnjoy free movies (downloads as a .PDF) under the stars at the North Shore Park Bandshell at 7275 Collins Avenue. The family-friendly movies start at 7 p.m. The Friday night series is organized by the Miami Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information visit www.mbculture.com and www.miamibeachparks.com

Upcoming films:

  • Jan. 31: The Smurfs 2
  • Feb. 14: Lincoln
  • Feb. 21: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Feb. 28: Rudy
  • March 7: Beetlejuice
  • March 14: The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • March 21: 42
  • March 28: Dolphin Tale
  • April 11: ParaNorman
  • April 18: The Perfect Game
  • April 25: Monster House
  • May 2: The Hunger Games
  • May 9: The Hunger Games Catching Fire
  • May 16: Thor the Dark World
  • May 30: Coraline

There will be no films on Feb. 7, April 4 and May 23.

Apr 212014

SoundScapeThe SoundScape Cinema Series screens free films on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall at the New World Center’s ExoStage, corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. Movies usually are at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays but there are also some films on Thursdays.

The new season begins Oct. 2, 2013 and will continue through May 28, with a break for the winter holidays.

Upcoming films:

  • Jan. 29:  TO CATCH A THIEF (1955), Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 2ith Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.
  • Feb. 5: LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002). Directed byPeter Jackson, with Elijah Wood and Ian McKellan.
  • Feb. 12: LINCOLN (2012). Directed by Steven Spielberg, with Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field.
  • Feb. 13 (Thursday): MARY POPPINS (1964). Directed by Robert Stevenson, with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
  • Feb. 19: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2012). Directed by Joss Whedon, with Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof.
  • Feb. 26: HELLBOY (2004). Directed by Guillermo del Toro, with Ron Perlman and Selma Blair.
  • March 5: PACIFIC RIM (2013). Directed by Guillermo del Toro, with Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam.
  • March 6 (Thursday): LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962). Directed by David Lean, with Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness and Anthony Quinn.
  • March 12: GYPSY (1962). Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, with Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood.
  • March 13 (Thursday): O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU (2000). Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, with George Clooney and John Turturro.
  • March 19: LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER (2013). Directed by Lee Daniels, with Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.
  • March 26: DESPICABLE ME (2010). Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, with Steve Carell and Jason Segal.
  • April 2:  BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961). Directed by Blake Edwards, with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
  • April 9: STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, with Farley Granger and Robert Walker.
  • April 16: GRAVITY (2013), Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
  • April 17 (Thursday): French Film Night. THE 400 BLOWS / Les quatre cents coups. Directed by François Truffaut (1959), starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier and Labert Rémy.
  • April 23: TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997). Directed by Roger Spottiswoode, with Pierce Brosnan and Jonathan Pryce.
  • April 24 (Thursday): JULES AND JIM / Jules et Jim Directed by François Truffaut (1962), starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre.
  • April 30: ANNIE (1982), singalong version. Directed by John Huston, with Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett.
  • May 7:  THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013). Directed by Francis Lawrence, with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.
  • May 8 (Thursday): French Film Night. A CAT IN PARIS / Une vie de chat Directed by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (2010), starring Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salomone and Jean Benguigui.
  • May 14: THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013). Directed by Alan Taylor and James Gunn, with Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.
  • May 15 (Thursday): French Film Night. THE RABBI’S CAT / Le Chat du Rabbin Directed by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux (2011), starring François Morel, Maurice Bénichou and Hafsia Herzi.
  • May 21: IRON MAN 3 (2013). Directed by Shane Black, with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • May 28: WORLD WAR Z (2013). Directed by Marc Forster with Brad Pitt.
Apr 212014

concertThe last Friday of the month brings a free concert and free admission at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami.

The museum is open by donation from 7 to 10 p.m. during this event. (Admission is always free for children under 12, North Miami residents and city employees.) Plus, there is plenty of free parking. The music starts at 8 p.m.

Here are the upcoming performances:

  • Jan. 31: South Florida Jazz Orchestra.
  • Feb. 28: BraSoul
  • March 28: Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle
  • April 25: Marlow Rosado
  • May 30: Jean Caze
Apr 212014

movies.jpgThe Miami Jazz Society screens two free films nearly every Tuesday at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, FL 33142.

The films are preceded by snacks and beverages from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., with the films starting at 6:15 p.m. Here’s the upcoming schedule:

  • April 8: “Small Change” and “Cinema Paradiso”
  • April 15: “The Little Colonel” and “The Private War of Major Benson”
  • April 22: “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and “The Meteor Man”
  • April 29: “Father Goose” and “The Love Bug”
Apr 212014

FoodTruckMusicFest_PalmCardThe Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest takes place the fourth Wednesday of every month at North Shore Bandshell-Ocean Terrace.

The food and music fest features mobile food trucks, free entertainment and participation by area restaurants from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live music is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The food truck lineup may include Ms Cheezious, Latin Burger, Sakaya, Catered Bliss, Health Nut, Garcia Brothers, Arepa Box, Gastropod, The Mexican, Moty’s, Mushaboom, Dolci Pecati, Sugar Yummy, Boba Station, Fireman Derrick, Hip Pop.

For more information, visit www.mbculture.com. If the fourth Wednesday falls on a major holiday, the event will not happen.

Upcoming events and the musical acts:
  • Jan. 22: Music by Awesome New Republic
  • Feb. 26
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • Aug. 27
Apr 182014

music-in-miamiMusic in Miami will present a free concert, “A Celebration of Folk Songs of the Americas,” featuring musicians Modesto Marcano, Roger Bustamante and Ranses Colon. 

The concert will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Trinity Cathedral, 464 NE 16th St., Miami 33132.  Free parking is behind the cathedral, and discount vouchers for the Omni garage will be available at the concert.

While there is no charge for the event, donations will be accepted.

Music in Miami is a nonprofit classical chamber music ensemble that collaborates with local professional musicians, providing South Florida an extraordinary and diverse experience in chamber music performance and composition.

For more information, visit the website or call 954-309-2424.

Apr 172014

concert.jpgIf you’re looking for fun on a budget this weekend, you’ve come to the right place.

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You can find info about free and cheap events in Broward at Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap.


Apr 152014

seminole-hard-rock-wine-and-food-festival-discountIt’s festival season in South Florida, with events celebrating music, fashion, food, art, spirits and more. With these discounts we found, you can get into food and music festivals in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach for less, most for 50% off. If you’re looking for promo codes or coupons for food festivals and music festivals, we’ve got you covered.

Here are discounts on upcoming festivals in South Florida:

Find more deals and discounts for South Florida dining and activities on the Entertainment Page, the Food & Drink page and at the Daily Deals headquarters.