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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

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: North Beach Social: Jacuzzi Boys Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 8 p.m. …

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I know if feels like summer just started but it’s also time to start thinking about sending the kids back to school. Some free school supplies are offered at lots of events in Miami-Dade County for students returning to school for the 2024 fall session. Events sometimes include free physicals, food vouchers, or even free …

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Coral Gables Museum welcomes you to “Family Day on Aragon” on the second Saturday of each month, with free admission, live music and special activities.    Upcoming event is on July 13: 11 a.m.: Go across the street to Coral Gables Cinema and watch the Disney animated film “Lion King.” Click here to see all …

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HistoryMiami museum hosts a free Family Fun Day the second Saturday of every month, with free admission for all. The free admission is all day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with activities taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required to participate. You can register online. The theme rotates monthly, usually …

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The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) offers fun for the family during its “Free Second Saturdays.” Visitors can enjoy free admission all day, as well as an art-making workshop, on the second Saturday of the month. The themes change each month, so be sure to visit the website for current details. Next up: July 13 …

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This year’s International Children’s Day program in Miami-Dade will include a full afternoon of family fun, including a free Spanish-language theater performance.  The event is co-presented by Teatro Avante and is part of Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s Away From Home Series and the 38th International Hispanic Theatre Festival. It will include arts and crafts, food, activities, …

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The Miami Beach Classical Music Festival will present their free Summer Series with concerts at Lummus Park, between 14th Street and 14th Place, on South Beach and at The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Here is the line-up: Thursday, June 27 at 8 p.m. The Betsy Hotel Open Aria Night. The Magic Flute Cast …

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Gables Gallery Night is one of Miami’s longest running first Friday of the month events, spanning nearly four decades now. The evening is a great way to visit the multitude of galleries in the City Beautiful.  Click here to see a list of participating galleries. While traipsing through Downtown Coral Gables, make a stop at …

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