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Free Surfside street festival on Thursday: Music, book swap, art & more

It’s a block party! Head over to Surfside for the city’s Third Thursdays arts-and-entertainment series, set for 6-9 p.m. once a month at 95th Street and Collins Avenue. After being put on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this popular neighborhood event is back!  The first event starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, …

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Free national park pass for 4th-graders & their families

Got a 4th-grade student in the house? If so, thanks to the Every Kid Outdoors initiative, that fourth-grader – plus everyone else in the family – can get into any U.S. National Park for FREE. You simply need to download the free pass by clicking here, print it out and show it for entry at all …

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Free Gables Gallery Night first Fridays

This event is canceled until further notice. We will update the post once this event returns. The first Friday of the month is Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live and it’s free from 6-10 pm. Virginia Miller and the Coral Gables Gallery Association feature a night where local galleries present their artwork to the public. …

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Lyric Live talent competition

This event is currently on hiatus. Call it “Overtown’s Got Talent” — like the TV show “America’s Got Talent.” Singers, comedians, rappers, and other artists compete for a chance at $500 every first Friday of the month for “Lyric Live” at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theatre in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood. A grand finale pits the winner …

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Jam on percussion for free or join $5 jam

Currently, all the programs at South Florida Center for Percussive Arts are being done virtually. Channel the inner musician  you’ve always wanted to be on Friday nights during the free Friday Night Drum Jam from 7-9 p.m. at the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts, 12770 SW 125 Ave., Ste. 101 South Dade. Each Friday evening …

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Weekly tours of the Curtiss Mansion

This venue is currently closed, we will re-post this tour once it has reopened. Weekly tours of the historical Curtiss Mansion (500 Deer Run) in Miami Springs cost $5 per person with kids under 12 free. Designed in the Pueblo Revival style, the mansion was constructed in 1925 by aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss, developer …

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Caribbean Market Day

This venue is currently closed, we will update this post once it has reopened. Little Haiti Cultural Complex and the Caribbean Marketplace present Caribbean Market Day every Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm in the Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti and will showcase original Afro-Caribbean entertainment, fashion, cuisine, accessories, jewelry, shoes as well as homeware, natural …

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Halloween candy buy back: Kids get money for candy

Well, here’s one easy way for kids to get money without having to sell lemonade or do chores. When Halloween ends and your kids have had enough sugar, persuade them to sell back the leftover candy you bought to local businesses participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program. The program, which began in 2005, …

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Free events during DWNTWN Art Days

  Downtown Miami comes alive with art and culture Sept. 7-9 for the three-day DWNTWNArt Days festival, which is spearheaded by the Downtown Development Authority. Most events are free. The full schedule can be found at the link. Activities include: Downtown Improv Day at the Olympia: A day of improv classes and shows with the Society Circus Players  …

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Free and cheap events at Blackbird Ordinary

Blackbird Ordinary has brought back live music with all-new programming and notable bands every Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to midnight, thereafter DJs spin until 5am. In addition, the bar offers happy hour with 50 percent off everything from 3-10 pm on Fridays. Free admission. Below is the lineup for the month: Friday January 5 – Reggae duo Jahfe (DJ Damion Yancy with DJ Konflikt) January 12 – Juke (DJ Damion Yancy with …

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