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 […]

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 […]

Miami City Ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ deal

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If your holiday plans include seeing “The Nutcracker,” we’ve found a way you can see the Miami City Ballet performance of the holiday classic for less. The Miami City Ballet is staging George Balanchine’s version of the Tchaikovsky work, with more than 100 dancers and children, elaborate costumes and spectacular scenery. The ballet company is performing […]

Free movies at Actors Playhouse: ‘Rocky’

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Actors Playhouse is offering free movies once a month, with screenings of vintage films on Friday or Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. While the movie screenings are free, you need tickets to attend. You can get your free movie tickets here or call 305-444-9293. Popular films may sell out in advance, so you may want to order early. You […]

Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ discount

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The Moscow Ballet is performing Tchaikovsky’s famous “Great Russian Nutcracker” this December in Miami Beach. The production includes 3-D backdrops and puppets that dance alongside the ballerinas. Regular price for tickets is $150 to $190 for mezzanine and orchestra seats at the Fillmore. With a deal from Groupon, you can get those same seats for […]

Free pumpkin patch, movies, festivals in Miami Lakes

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Miami Lakes United Methodist Church has opened its pumpkin patch. The Patch is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. You can buy pumpkins, gourds and Joni’s famous pumpkin bread. Lots of free fun is on the schedule. These are some of the activities scheduled: Free Picnic-in-the-Patch and Bonfire: Saturday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. […]

Halloween monster face painting, how-to

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This post is by Erika Monroy of AKIN Body Painting. It doesn’t take lots of money to turn your little cutie pie into a monster for Halloween. Follow these easy steps: Use a damp sponge and load it with grass green paint. Create the shape of the head of a monster in the face, from […]

Halloween face-painting idea for girls

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This post is by Erika Monroy of AKIN Body Painting. You don’t need to be a professional artist to transform a girl into a witch for Halloween. 1. Paint a green base around the entire face, if you load a sponge the strokes will be more even. Leave unpainted around the eyes. 2. Using a brush […]