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Free Little Havana Unmasked at MDC Koubek Center

The new work developed by artists in the artist-in-residence program En Residencia at Miami-Dade College’s Koubek Center will be highlighted on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m., through a series of performances and installations.

En Residencia engages Latinx artists for extended residencies, which culminate in projects focused on life in Little Havana. This Knight Arts Challenge-winning program expands the global body of work that voices Latinx experience and culture through a distinctly Miami lens. 

With a commitment to engaging the community, resident artists Jose Manuel Dominguez, Carla Forte, Gustavo Matamoros and Aurora Molina forged relationships directly in the neighborhood to develop their projects. Their final work is informed by experiencing, listening and eventually reflecting the voice of the community. Learn more about the artists and their projects below:

Here’s the weekend schedule:

Performing artist Jose Manuel Dominguez presents, Barrio Babel, a multidisciplinary performance featuring five performers, live music, and video projections revealing interviews, stories, and memoir of residents of Little Havana. Told through contemporary theatre, the multifaceted piece reflects the intricacy of the historic neighborhood and its contemporary plight amid gentrification and the economic and social issues that immigrants face.

Filmmaker and dancer Carla Forte’s experimental short film Femme will be screened. It focuses on and is inspired by Latin American women and the oppression they experience in their social circumstances. The film is a reflection of her work with Little Havana residents through which she provided participants movement as a language to express their thoughts, desires, frustrations and hopes.

Sound artist Gustavo Matamoros’ sound art portrait and soundscape reveals a place and its people. Consisting of a live four channel sound art performance, the culminating piece from Matamoros’ residency is a multi-layered audiovisual art installation created in collaboration with visual artist Freddy Jouwayed.

In response to her work in the community, mostly with youth, fiber artist Aurora Molina developed a series of large-scale soft sculptural puppets that voice the experience of immigrant children. Set as a site-specific installation, the piece is inspired by the children’s drawings. The installation, as a universal language, represents a cultural landscape of Little Havana portraying and offering a sense of belonging, a quilt of immigrant experience.

Find more free and cheap entertainment this week:

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Blue Man Group discount

$15.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

VIA Academy Recital

7:30 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Community Jam Session

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Summer Piano Series

8:00 pm | $15.00 | Curtiss Mansion

Friday, July 1, 2022

Blue Man Group discount

$15.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

First Fridays @ 5 concert series

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

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Downtown Delray Art Walk

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free Friday Night Sound Waves concert in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Starlight Musicals live entertainment

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Holiday Park

First Friday Art Walk

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Arts Garage

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Blue Man Group discount

$15.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free kids' movies

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Pembroke Pines Theatre Of The Performing Arts

Car Show in Coconut Creek includes live entertainment & food vendors

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Coconut Creek community center

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

11:00 am to 12:00 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Vegan Block Party

4:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-10.00 | huizenga Plaza

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live Music Saturdays at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Free museum entry with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Blue Man Group discount

$15.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Veterans Park

dream car classic in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm | The Betsy Hotel

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Monday, July 4, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

July Fourth festivities in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Fourth on Flagler

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Downtown West Palm Beach

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Food truck gathering at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Comedy Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

$1.50 Summer Movie Clubhouse for kids at Cinemark

10:30 am to 12:00 pm | Discounted | Cinemark

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Live Music Wednesdays

9:00 pm | FREE | Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

See our full Calendar of Events here

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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, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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