Lowe Art Museum is located at University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, 33124. For more information call 305-284-3535.
ArtCenter South Florida’s Studio Crawl takes place the first Saturday of every month, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors can wander throughout the ArtCenter’s two buildings, talk with the resident artists in their studios and view the current exhibitions.
ArtCenter South Florida is at 800/810/924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
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 gcrm.org
The free Grove Gallery Walk take place on the first Saturday of every month, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Stroll down the area’s brick paths and visit several renowned art galleries in the heart of the Grove. Check out the latest exhibitions by local, professional and emerging artists, while enjoying live music and wine at several stops.
The Grove art district expands from Commodore Plaza and Main Highway to CocoWalk and Mayfair on Grand Avenue. Click here to see a list of participating galleries.
The City of Miami will host a free community to the Big Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Juan Duahrte Park, 2800 NW 17 Ave., Miami 33125.
The event features 4,000 hidden Easter Eggs, 1 Golden Egg for the grand prize, Easter basket giveaways, face painting, bounce houses, cotton candy, kite flying, arts & crafts and free food & drinks.
Every Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Wolfsonian museum offers free admission and free tours of its permanent collections or temporary exhibitions. Free music is usually a part of this event, too, and the cafe has 2-1 beer, wine and sangria from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU is at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 33139. Phone: (305) 535-1001 or visit www.wolfsonian.org
Miami Science Museum is offering Tripod +, a series of 10 free, monthly hands-on science workshops for Spanish-speaking families. The programs, available to up to 30 people per session, are open to families with children in grades three through six. Pre-registration is required.
All programs take place from 1-3 p.m. and lunch will be provided.
Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, 33129.
March 23, 2013
- Problem Solving Out Of The Bag – Investigate how to use simple building materials to make structures that can withstand a simulated earthquake.
- Strawmendous – Investigate how to use simple building materials to make a skyscraper.
April 6, 2013
- Watch Your Back – Explore the predator/prey relationship found in food chains.
- Ecosystem On A String – Explore the interaction between living and non-living things by constructing a small-scale ecosystem.
May 11, 2013
- Breath Of Fresh Air – Explore what kinds of large particles can be found in air.
- Good Vibrations – Explore the properties of sound as it vibrates and passes through various types of matter.
June 8, 2013
- Amazing Skydivers – Build and test a parachute to explore air resistance and force produced by the weight of an object.
- Soaring Rockets – Explore the properties of air by building and launching a simple rocket.
The first Little Haiti Sunday Stroll noon to 6 p.m. the first Sunday every other month, and is a cooperative between many of the local businesses located between 54th Street and 62nd Street, and from NE 4th Ave to NE 2nd Ave.
Double the size of the “Wynwood Art Walk,” this event is a daytime, family-friendly event.
The art pieces will capped at selling price at $250 per item. Resident Artists may have more expensive work in their studios.
- Yo Space
- Sweat Records
- Little Haiti Cultural Center
- Moksha Family Artist Collective
- Fusse Studios
Little Haiti Community Garden
- Lorie Setton: http://
- Kazilla: http://kazilla.biz/
- Ivan Roque: http://allhailtla.com/
- Trek 6: http://treksix.com/
- Lizzie Easton-Montes: http://
- GG: http://ggartwork.com/
- James Brutus: jamescrayons.tumblr.com
- Teepop: http://teepop.com/
- JNGL (Andres Carmiol): http://jnglart.com/
- Goop Massta: http://
- WHUT: http://www.flickr.com/
- Cone: https://www.facebook.com/
- Anthony Jackson: http://miamirebel.com/
- Ernesto Kunde: http://www.kundeart.com/
- Natalia Molina: http://nataliamolina.com/
- TRAP: http://iftrap.com/
- Rei Ramirez: http://reiramirez.com/
- Daniel Ferrer: http://
For more information visit the Facebook page.
The Bass Museum’s Beats After Sunset is a free music series held the first Friday of every month from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Museum members get in free; others pay $10.
Music by Scratch DJ Academy
Beats after party at chalk ping pong & billards lounge: Beats guests get one free drink at chalk and free ping pong from 11 p.m. to midnight.
The Bass Museum of Art is located at at 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. For more information, call 305-673-7530, ext. 1001 or visit www.bassmuseum.org
Latin music artist Carlos Oliva and his band Los Sobrinos del Juez will perform at Tropical Park on Friday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m.as part of the free Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights concert series presented by the Miami-Dade County.
The concert offers a casual, family-style atmosphere with open field seating. Admission and parking are free for this event.
For more information on Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights, call 305-271-0812.
Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.
Artist: Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez (The Judge’s Nephews)
7900 SW 40 Street, Miami, 33156
March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Artist: Velvet Rope – R & B
21805 SW 114th Avenue, Miami, 33157
April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Artist: Tony Swing – Merengue
7900 SW 40 Street, Miami, 33156
Jazz in the Gables is a free lunchtime jazz concert series held on the Plaza of the Coral Gables Museum located on Salzedo Street, two blocks north of Miracle Mile.
The concert is held every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. until March 27. The FIU Jazz Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, January 30.
Enjoy some music and purchase a box lunch from Catering by Lovables which are available for sale on-site every week.
February 1: Special evening concert with Daniel Strange Quartet at 8 p.m.
February 6: The Tito Cruz Quartet
February 13: Jazz vocalist Paulette Dozier
February 20: Latin jazz instrumentalist Andy Harlow and band Salsamania
February 27: Jazz singer Lenard Rutledge
March 6: The Jack Siegel Band
March 7: Special evening concert at 8 p.m. Artist to be announced.
March 13: University of Miami’s jazz vocal ensemble Extensions
March 20: Miami Dade College Faculty Jazz Ensemble
March 27: Jazz steelpan player Othello Molineaux
For more information, click here
Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 33134
The Bass Museum offers free Family Days the last Sunday every month, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All ages.
These creative afternoons are full of exciting activities for the whole family: art projects, scavenger hunts and prizes.
On Sunday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Symphony Orchestra and City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks present a concert on the lawn in Collins Park.
Bring a blanket, picnic and enjoy a free al fresco performance of “Ocean Drive in Vienna” by the Miami Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eduardo Marturet. For more information about the concert, click here.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue is located at 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139. For more information, call 305-673-7530, email email@example.com or visit www.bassmuseum.org.
The Miami-Dade Public Library System is encouraging community members to take care of their health by offering free interactive workshops about healthy eating habits.
Eat to Heal Interactive Workshop
Nutritional consultant, Ana Cooper, discusses common ailments and the foods to help cure them.
Thursday, January 17, 11 a.m.
Edison Branch, 531 NW 62nd S., Miami, 33150. Tel: (305) 757-8687
Wednesday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.
Doral Branch, 10785 Northwest 58th Street Doral, 33178. Tel: (305) 716-9598
HistoryMiami museum is hosting a free event on the art of making a guayabera on Saturday, January 5 at 1 p.m.
The presentation led by Michael Knoll, curator of The Guayabera: A Shirt’s Story exhibition, features guest artisan Mariano Arce of Marce Shirtmaker who will demonstrate the intricate process of crafting the shirt.
HistoryMiami is located at 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, 33130. For more information, call (305) 375-4590 or visit: www.historymiami.org.
The free King Mango Strut Parade takes place on Sunday, December 30 at 2 p.m. in Downtown Coconut Grove. The off-beat parade pokes fun at everything and anyone.
The parade parodies international and local events in the last year and pushes the envelope of good taste, in all good fun.
Parade Route The strut route begins at the corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway. It turns left onto Main Highway and then turns left onto Grand Avenue at CocoWalk and turns left again at Commodore Plaza.
Parking (map) There is parking a block away from the parade route at the Municipal Garage at Oak Avenue and Mary Street, as well as CocoWalk, Mayfair, Coconut Grove Playhouse, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, and Coconut Grove Elementary School. For more information, call (305) 582-0955 visit kingmangostrut.org