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Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to Miami.com, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at josiegulliksen.com

This year’s edition the 25th annual Carnaval on the Mile, a free art and music festival in Coral Gables, is Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days. This year’s event is presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. Located on the famous …

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Experience the music of the New World Symphony in a larger-than-life format during outdoor WALLCAST concerts at Miami Beach’s SoundScape Park. You’re invited, free of charge, to enjoy the sights and sounds of the symphony – just bring a blanket, some snacks and pick a spot! The New World Symphony also now brings their free …

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The New Music Miami Festival (NMMF) is back with festival discussions and concerts that are free to the public, no ticket required thanks to the generosity of the Festival’s sponsors. The concerts take place Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The FIU School of Music celebrates its 26th year …

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The open-air CityPlace Doral has a couple of weekly events that are geared to music lovers and to shoppers of handcrafted items. Every Saturday from 6-9 p.m. head to the plaza for live music by a rotating group of bands. Each week, local musicians perform live top 40, Latin and retro hits. The Live Music …

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The Miami Beach Bandshell is one of the city’s busiest venues where free music and dance performances are regularly presented. The open-air location provides a gorgeous snapshot of Miami Beach and is just steps from the water. Here’s what’s coming up that’s free: Florida Grand Opera “Hit Me With Music” Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. …

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    The  Park After Dark programming at Biscayne National Park includes special programs from January to March. Bring the family out and enjoy fun nighttime activities. This year’s season consists of the following events: March 16 – Story Slam. The theme is “Animal Tales.” Stories about animals, told by the campfire, hosted by Gaby …

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Rene Rodriguez, former film critic for The Miami Herald, now runs the Cosford Cinema on the University of Miami Campus and he’s always coming up with some type of innovative film series. Check back as we will be updating this post with any upcoming free screenings.   Next up:   Global Frontiers Film Series Saturday, …

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The Miami Symphony Orchestra, billed as the Official Symphony Orchestra of the City of Miami, under the longtime direction of Maestro Eduardo Marturet, is returning to the Miami Design District for a free concert. They’ll be performing under the stars on Monday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at 191 NE 40 St. This is one …

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The skies will be awash in colorful, multi-shaped and fluttering kites during the now biannual free Kite Days Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 17-19, 2024, at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Expect to see the 100-foot flying squid, 30-foot flying scuba man, 300-square-foot parafoils and more. The folks from Skyward …

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Keep the kids from bouncing off the walls during Spring Break Week with these cheap options around town. They all run from March 25-29, 2024. Hurry and register as some deadlines approach quickly. Fit 2 Play camps are available at various Miami-Dade County parks. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with early dropoff at 7:30 a.m. …

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