3 free craft shows this weekend (and one cheap one)

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If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts, you can’t beat the handmade offerings at craft shows, art festivals and holiday bazaars. You have four opportunities to see and buy interesting handmade items this weekend. These three shows have no admission charge: Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Christmas Bazaar. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. […]

Free Junior Orange Bowl Parade

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One of the markers that the holiday season is upon us in Coral Gables is the Junior Orange Bowl’s annual parade. The parade takes over downtown Coral Gables on Sunday, Nov. 30. at 6 p.m. with marching bands, floats and other participants. The 66th annual parade has chosen “Route 66” as its theme, celebrating the […]

‘Sundays on the Porch with George’ at Merrick House: Althea’s Garden Party

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The historic Merrick House in Coral Gables is holding a series of monthly free events called Sundays on the Porch with George. The next event will be on Sunday, Nov. 23, 1-4 p.m., and will feature  the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, an inter-generational group that will perform works by Bach, Mozart and others. As part of the […]

Free holiday festivities at Miami malls

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Christmas is approaching and several malls and other shopping venues are welcoming the holiday season and unveiling their holiday displays and visits/appearances by Santa Claus. In all cases, kids are welcomed to sit and visit with Santa but parents are not allowed to photograph their children. Here’s a list of free and cheap holiday events in […]

Free bluegrass trio concert

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The South Beach Institute of the Arts is presenting a free concert of traditional American music on Friday, Nov. 21, at 8  p.m. Avocado Estate, a progressive bluegrass old-time trio, features a violinist, cellist and banjo player. On Saturday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m. the institute will hots its annual Fall Gala and Picnic with a […]

Free Big Night in Little Haiti

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Big Night in Little Haiti takes place on the third Friday of the month, with children’s activities as well as artists, arts and crafts and food vendors from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is free admission and free parking. The Nov. 21 event will feature a performance by the band Lakou Mizik, a Haitian roots and […]

Free movies at SoundScape: ‘Pillow Talk’ and ‘Godzilla’

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The 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 Thursday. Film schedule for 2014-2015: Wednesday, Oct. 1: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER […]