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Free family day at MOCA

As part of the launch of the MOCA MiniMakers program, a new free series of hands-on art workshops, the Museum is hosting a Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. on the MOCA Plaza. The MiniMakers program is sponsored by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association.

During the workshops, 6-12 year-old kids will use a variety of mediums and artistic inspirations to learn painting, drawing, sculpting and mixed media techniques to create take-home masterpieces, with a different theme each month.

On Oct. 26 families will have the opportunity to participate in a day of fun-filled, fall carnival-themed activities in the MOCA courtyard including a bounce house, not so spooky face painting, carnival games and more. Hands-on art activities led by MOCA Educators will be free, with all supplies included and for a variety of ages including mini pumpkin painting, a collaborative “Fall Wall” and spooky lanterns. There will be live entertainment and performances by local artists, photo opportunities and food from local food trucks and snow cones will be available for purchase. Kids are encouraged to come in costume.

Guests will have the chance to win tickets to the Miami International Auto Show, taking place at The Miami Beach Convention Center on Nov. 1-10.

More free and cheap things to do with kids this week:

Saturday, January 28, 2023

South Florida Fair in West Palm

All Day | Discounted | South Florida Fairgrounds

Miami/Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Downtown

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Lebanese Festival

6:00 pm | $5.00 | Our Lady-Lebanon Catholic Church

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Sunday, January 29, 2023

South Florida Fair in West Palm

All Day | Discounted | South Florida Fairgrounds

Miami/Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Downtown

Kids' Graffiti Drawing Class

10:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Lebanese Festival

12:00 pm | $5.00 | Our Lady-Lebanon Catholic Church

My Hollywood Pride street festival

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Downtown Hollywood

Free Family Day at Bass Museum of Art

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Bass Museum of Art

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, January 30, 2023

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Florida Panthers & Sunrise Hockey Festival

5:30 pm | FREE | Flamingo Park in Sunrise

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Garden tour

10:00 am | FREE | Society of the Four Arts

$9 deal for roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

The Moth - Miami StorySLAM

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, February 3, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Norton Museum of Art

First Fridays @ 5 concert in Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Waxing Gibbous Moon Viewing

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00 | Deering Estate

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

See all the free and cheap events this week.

Josie Gulliksen

About 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, Biscayne Times, Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. 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.

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