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Student discounts to the arts, shows and museums in Miami

One of the best deals around in Miami is through an organization called Culture Shock Miami. Through Culture Shock, students 13 to 22 can get discount tickets to numerous cultural performances in Miami for only $5 each. Tickets go on sale the 1st day of each month. Here is a list: $5 tickets to Percussion Consort: …

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Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

The Palm Beaches has expanded The Palm Beaches Restaurant Week to the Palm Beaches Restaurant Month. It runs Aug. 1-31, 2022. Featuring more than 100 participating restaurants, The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month offers visitors and local “foodies” the opportunity to indulge in the best of dining in The Palm Beaches. This year’s deals and offers …

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Martha/Mary Concert Series 2022-23

For more than a decade, organizers of the Martha/Mary Concerts, led by artistic founding director Paul Posnak, have been presenting award-winning musical artists. Concerts are $10 to $15 per person. The 2022-23 season runs Sept. 25, 2022, through April 23, 2023, and includes six concerts, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Miami. The concerts are …

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Horrorland Scream park discount

Here’s a deal for a new haunted house: The Horrorland Scream Park, which opens Sept. 23, 2022, at Jungle Island, near downtown Miami. The park includes 15 haunted attractions, outdoor scares zones, sinister carnival games, a horror art exhibition, fear gift shop, creepy beer garden, coffin bar, macabre food village and a circus show featuring …

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Free Halloween concert for the whole family

The Alhambra Orchestra will go live this year with its 14th Spooky Symphony Halloween concert. The kid-friendly concert will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Presented in collaboration with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and The Children’s Trust, the Spooky Symphony is a free, one-hour performance of “macabre masterpieces …

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Jam on percussion for free or join $5 jam

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 guests can try many different percussion instruments including hand drums and drum sets. The event …

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Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, the only museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture, offers free admission every Saturday. The museum’s focal point is its core exhibit, MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida, 1763 to Present. The museum also has a collections and research center, films, timeline wall …

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Free live music at Dolphin Mall this weekend

Enjoy free live music at the Dolphin Mall at the Ramblas Plaza Stage by entry 3, on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m. Performers for July 2022: Friday, July 15: La Tradicion Saturday, July 16: Stella Fusion Friday, July 22: Rico Band Saturday, July 23: Leather and Lace Friday, July 29: David Fernando …

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