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Free Miami Beach Culture Crawl

Every third Thursday of the month, Miami Beach hosts its “Culture Crawl.

The event, from 6-9 p.m., aims to get residents and visitors alike exploring and becoming acquainted with Miami Beach and its cultural offerings. Many arts organizations offer free admission as part of the event — opening their doors for special programming, open studios and galleries, outdoor films, live music, exclusive tours, night gardens and more.

Free trolley service, with opera singers and professional tour guides aboard, transport and entertain attendees to and from each of the destinations throughout the evening, except during the summer.

Events take place on South Beach, as well as Mid and North Beach locations.

The next Culture Crawl will be on April 18, 2024, we will update the schedule as soon as it is announced.

Elevate Española

Española Way – East Corridor | www.mbartsandculture.org
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 15 St

Heliotropic Seekers by Beatriz Chachamovits (through May 2024)

  • 5:30 PM | Celebration of Heliotropic Seekers by Beatriz Chachamovits
    Join the City of Miami Beach for a celebration of Heliotropic Seekers as part of Miami Beach Culture Crawl!
    Heliotropic Seekers features five brightly colored hanging plexiglass cutouts of various endangered species of fish and coral native to South Florida shores, including grouper, angel, grunt, blue tang and parrot fish joined by coral species such as elkhorn, pillar, staghorn, star, starlet and brain coral. The species overlap in various compositions, emphasizing the interdependence and diversity of coral reefs. Complementing the suspended cutouts is a mural painted in collaboration with students from Miami Beach Senior High School’s Painting 1 class.

Art Outside
Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | www.artoutsidemb.org
Self – Guided Tours
With works ranging from monumental sculpture, neon, to sound and video, and participatory artworks, Art Outside is a public art exhibition initiated by The Bass that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.

The Bass Museum
2100 Collins Avenue | www.thebass.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 21 St
Enjoy free museum admission from 6 PM – 9 PM

RSVP required. Limited seating. Complimentary beverages by Dry Farm Wines

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    • Featuring Raw Figs

Explore the museum’s exhibitions with a dynamic pop-up figure drawing experience by Raw Figs. Guests of all experience levels map and sketch the human form, drawing inspiration from works on view in the galleries. Museum members access the Sip-N-Chill Member’s Lounge for complimentary wine courtesy of Dry Farm Wines. Keep the party going with our neighbors at Sweet Liberty for after-hours starting at 9 PM and mention THE BASS for 10% off.

    • Social Assembly: Win, Lose, or Draw at the Bass – Game Night

Sharpen your drawing skills and your sense of competition as we sketch and guess popular art and artists at Social Assembly: Win Lose or Draw | Game Night at The Bass. Brag and boast about your wins while sampling wines from Dry Farm Wines.?This program is part of Social Assembly: Welcome to the Museum, a multipronged exhibition and flexible program to rethink and expand how we interact with and learn from art—and each other—in a museum setting.?Learn more at www.thebass.org/social-assembly.

    • Teen Takeover: Figure Sculpting

Take part in The Bass Teen Board’s monthly Teen Takeover of Third Thursdays at The Bass for art-making activities, socializing and more! The Bass will be free and open to the public.

Join Raw Figs for their figure drawing Pop-Up in the galleries and later, spend some time in the open studio exploring figure sculpting. Using clay and other 3D art materials, create your own sculpture from models and figurines with The Bass Teen Board!

Holocaust Memorial
1933 Meridian Avenue | www.holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org
Trolley Stop: Meridian Ave & 19 St
The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach invites you to visit for a guided tour. You will also be able to watch the Holocaust Memorial's award-winning film that uses music, poetry, and storytelling to describe the Holocaust and the experiences of survivors.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue | jmof.fiu.edu
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 3rd St
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU invites you to view Raymond Elman: The Portraits in our main gallery. The exhibition features twenty-five large-scale, mixed-media portraits documenting Elman's life and relationships with interesting and influential people. The exhibit includes portraits of Richard Blanco, Lourdes Lopez, Campbell McGrath, Robert Zuckerman, Winston Scott, Gary Burton, Michele Oka Donor, and many others combined with curated video clips. Also on view is The Hate Around Us and Zena Posever: Peering into a Pioneer’s Studio. The Hate Around Us looks at the state of hate today through artwork, photographs, comic illustrations, written documents, advertisements, and other ephemera from the collection of Dr. Paul Drucker and others and will be on view thru October 2024.

Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU
1618 Washington Avenue | www.carta.fiu.edu/mbus
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St

  • Washington Gallery & Design Gallery | 1618 Washington Avenue
    6PM – 8:30 PM Because You Lived
    The exhibition explores the moving story of Fanny Wasserman, grandmother of Karla Kantorovich, who emerged as the sole survivor of her family following the tragic events of the Holocaust. At the tender age of fifteen, Fanny migrated to Mexico City, where she courageously built a new life for herself and now has 63 descendants.
  • Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery | 1602A Washington Avenue | 6PM – 8:30 PM
    7 PM | Art Talk with the artists of the We Are The Places We Left Behind
  • MBUS Design Gallery (4th Floor): Pop-Up Experience | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Looking up to Milan Housing pop-up exhibition.

O Cinema
1130 Washington Avenue | www.o-cinema.org
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 12 St

  • 7 PM | Gumbo Coalition
    O Cinema welcomes you to a screening of Gumbo Coalition. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers connects US-based documentary filmmakers with communities throughout the South for screenings and conversations around important stories and the art of filmmaking. This special screening of will be followed by a post-film discussion.

Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road & 928 Lincoln Road | www.oolitearts.org
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 St
Join curator Storm Ascher for a tour of Oolite Arts' current exhibition “Bounce” between 6 – 9 p.m. during Miami Beach Culture Crawl.

The Wolfsonian – FIU
1001 Washington Avenue | www.wolfsonian.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St
6:15 PM | Latest Exhibitions Guided Tour
For January's Culture Crawl, learn more about The Wolfsonian's current exhibitions during a free guided tour starting at 6:15pm.

Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive | www.thebetsyhotel.com
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 15 St

  • 6 PM – 11 PM | The Betsy Hotel is pleased to present our monthly Intergenerational Jazz Evening. Led by Pianist Ryan Ellis, the program features professional jazz vocalists Cindy Ellis and Wendy Pedersen performing alongside students studying jazz vocals at Florida International University, the University of Miami, and the Miami Dade County Public Schools. Betsy Lobby – enter via 1440 Ocean Drive
  • 9 PM – 9:30 PM | Opera on the Terrace

The Lifeguard, Cafe and Restuarant
1423 Washington Ave | www.edwarsimal.com
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 15 St
Permanent exhibition featuring Venezuelan artist, Edwar Simal Chang, who moved to Miami Beach eight years ago. Visitants can enjoy his biggest artwork of all 36 Lifeguard Towers of Miami Beach. In one place, visitors can realize the differences between all the towers.

NORTH BEACH

Normandy Fountain

Miami Beach Bandshell

LINCOLN ROAD

Lincoln Road Business Improvement District

    • Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St

 

R-Evolution™ by Marco Cochrane
Lincoln Road, the iconic outdoor shopping, dining and cultural destination situated in the heart of Miami Beach, announces the arrival of a monumental 45-foot-tall, 32,000-pound sculpture named ‘R-EvolutionTM’, that will glow in the sun and illuminate at night thanks with RGB LED lights. The towering nude female sculpture, which will be showcased on the East Coast for the first time ever, first debuted at Burning Man and was designed by Marco Cochrane, the artist behind monumental sculptures seen at the Smithsonian Art Museum and the $4.3 billion Resorts World.

Living Art Festival
Welcome to the mesmerizing world of the Living Art Landscape Festival! Prepare to be enchanted by a unique celebration that seamlessly blends nature, creativity, and imagination. This extraordinary festival is a captivating fusion of artistic expression and the natural world, where every corner holds a delightful surprise. Stroll and enjoy the reimagined landscape planters from Meridian to Washington on Lincoln Road. Five, local landscape designers provide their creative touch to these lush areas. From orchids to art installations, you will be enchanted with the natural footprint along Lincoln Road’s pedestrian walkway.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Self-guided Tour on Lincoln Road
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has reimagined the landscape of Lincoln Road as a botanic garden, providing public, smartphone-accessible interpretation of the plants. Over 120 QR-coded signs are installed on trees, palms, and orchids (which number 1,250), connecting visitors to plant-specific information and media. The information can be accessed as a self-guided tour or as on-demand information about individual plants. It includes English and Spanish text, photos, and video. The tour focuses on the most notable elements of the historic Lincoln Road landscape, providing the name, origin, and significance of each plant. The most conspicuous and important plants are linked to descriptive videos created by Fairchild scientists. The interpretation allows Lincoln Road to function as a curated botanic garden. 

Pride 247 at the Euclid Oval
Public art installation to celebrate Miami Beach Pride, which brings together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ+ community. The three-month installation, titled “PRIDE247,” on view through International Pride Month until June 30, will highlight the artistic vision of AMLgMATD, a Miami-based collaboration between Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova. The works of art and design by the dynamic duo reflect their passion for unique and often overlooked materials.

Habitat Hyett
441 Lincoln Road

Kfir Moyal Gallery
933 Lincoln Road

LUMAS Gallery
737 Lincoln Road

For additional information on events and discounts, visit mbartsandculture.org.

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More Miami-Dade events this week

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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

$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

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

Vizcaya Village Block Party

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co., Miami-Dade

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Food Truck Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Highland Oaks Park

Free Thursdays at PAMM: Backroom Sessions

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Free Third Thursdays in Surfside

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | 93 St. Collins and Harding Avenues

Live music at Doral Yard

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

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

North Beach Social: FOOM! and Friends

8:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Bandshell

Friday, April 19, 2024

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Fluffy's Food Trucks in Coconut Creek

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Sabal Pines Park

Food truck gathering

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Tropical Park, South Miami

Smorgasburg Miami weekly street fair with music

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach

Sounds of Little Haiti

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Little Haiti Cultural Center

Food In Motion food trucks & vendors in Fort Lauderdale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Esplanade Park

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays)

7:00 pm to 11:30 pm | FREE | Calle Ocho

Unclassical: Celebrating Miami's Musical Diversity

7:30 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Bandshell

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Record Store Day at Technique Records

8:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Technique Records

Bird-friendly Gardening Day, Miami

9:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Tropical Audubon Society

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square, Delray

Naturalist-guided Dry Swamp Walking Tours, Big Cypress

9:30 am to 2:00 pm | $10.00 | Big Cypress Gallery, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades

Vintage Fair at Festival Marketplace

10:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Festival Marketplace, Pompano Beach

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Record Store Day at Sweat Records

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | Sweat Records

Record Store Day at Lucky Records

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Lucky Records

Free guided tours of art in the Design District

11:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Palm Court in the Miami Design District

Record Store Day

11:00 am to 8:00 pm | Yesterday & Today Records

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum, Miami-Dade

Family Day

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | The Underline Urban Gym & Sound Stage, Miami-Dade

Wynwood free outdoor music series, Miami

2:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wynwood Art District, Miami

Turtle Fest on Earth Day, Miami Beach

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Altos Del Mar Park, Miami Beach

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Discount late-night movies

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Earth Day Celebration at The Garden

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum, Miami-Dade

Free tour of historic Biltmore Hotel

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Biltmore Hotel

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Sunrise

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Sunrise Civic Center

GospelFest

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Little Haiti Cultural Center

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, April 22, 2024

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Free Noche de Arte

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

AMC Theatres host Screen Unseen secret movie

7:00 pm | $5.00 | AMC Theatres

Regal Cinemas: Monday Mystery Movie: Rated-R

7:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill, Miami-Dade

Miami Beach Culture Crawl
When
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (starting September 21, 2023)
Cost
FREE
What
Miami Beach Culture Crawl
Where
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
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 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

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