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Free Miami Beach Culture Crawl

Take a free trolley and explore Miami Beach!

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

The event, from 6-9 p.m., aims to get residents and visitors alike exploring and becoming re-acquainted with Miami Beach and its plethora of cultural offerings. Several of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, cultural centers and arts organizations offer complimentary admission as part of the event — opening their doors for a lively night of special programming, open studios and galleries, outdoor films, live music, exclusive tours, night gardens and more.

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

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.

The Jan. 19 lineup of participating locations includes:

SOUTH/MID BEACH

  • Art Outside | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | artoutsidemb.org
    Trolley Stops: 11 St. and Collins Ave. | 17 St. and Meridian | 17 St. and Washington Ave.| 22 St. and Collins Ave.
    Self – Guided Tours
    Art Outside is a public art exhibition presented by The Bass, in collaboration with City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.
  • Oolite Arts | 924 Lincoln Road | oolitearts.org
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. and 17 St.
    Visit Oolite’s and view their current exhibitions.
  • The Wolfsonian – FIU | 1001 Washington Ave. | wolfsonian.org
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. and 10 St.
    North Beach Social with band Psychic Mirrors and a tribute to architect Norman Giller
  • Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive | thebetsyhotel.com
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. and 15 St.
    Live Jazz in the lobby with vocalists Carole Ann Taylor and Cindy Ellis and pianist Ryan Ellis.
  • Miami Beach Botanical Garden | 2000 Convention Center Dr. | mbgarden.org
    Trolley Stop: Convention Center Dr. and 19 St.
    Performance by South Florida Symphony Bass Trio
  • Holocaust Memorial | 1933 Meridian Ave. | holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org
    Trolley Stop: Convention Center Dr. and 19 St.
    Guests are invited to explore the artistry of the Holocaust Memorial for moment so of reflection and contemplation.
  • The Bass | 2100 Collins Ave. | thebass.org
    Trolley Stop: Collins Ave. and 21 St.
    Art by Maria Martinez-Canas and musical performance by IlluminArts
  • Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU |  1618 Washington Ave. | carta.fiu.edu/mbus
    The Comedor Azul Collective exhibition and Cacao and Clay meditations led by Leslie Gomez-Gonzalez and Amaris Cruz-Guerrero.

NORTH BEACH

  • Normandy Fountain | 7802 Rue Vendome | normandyfountain.com
    Performance by Psychic Mirrors and tribute to architect Norman Giller, designer of the Bandshell.

LINCOLN ROAD

  • Lincoln Road Business Improvement District | Lincoln Road between Alton Road and Washington Ave. | lincolnrd.com
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. & 17 St.
    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, connecting visitors to plant-specific information and media. 
  • Peeakabo Studios | 690 Lincoln Road | peekaboostudios.org
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. and 17 St.
    Come experience Miami’s first sustainable curation at the intersection of art and retail. Showcasing over 20 immersive art installations, this Ode to the Magic City lets you observe the local environment from the perspective of our artists.
  • Quartet Fellows Musicians’ New World Symphony | Euclid Oval & Lincoln Rd.
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. & 17 St.
    The quartet performs a repertoire of favorites.
  • The Bass Art After Hours |  thebass.org
    Trolley stop Collins Ave. & 21 St.
    Exhibiting artist Maria-Martinez Canas and musical performance by IlluminArts featuring a cellist, two sopranos, pianist and guitarist.
  • Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU jmof.fiu.edu
    Trolley stop Washington Ave. & 3 St.
    North Beach social featuring musical group Psychic Mirrors and a tribute to Norman Giller, original bandshell architect
  • O Cinema o-cinema.org
    Trolley stop Collins Ave. & 11 St.

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

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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

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

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

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

Dream car classic in Hollywood

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

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Boca Raton Museum Art Festival

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Florida Renaissance Festival on weekends

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

South Florida Garlic Fest

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $17.00-50.00 | Wellington Village Park

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Kids' Graffiti Drawing Class

10:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Sunday Stories

10:30 am to 11:30 am | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

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

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

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

Fort Lauderdale Home Design & Remodeling Show

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $1.00-14.00 | Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

Greek Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $5.00 | St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

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

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

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

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Tropical Sundays Live Music

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

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

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

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, February 6, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

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

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

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

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

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, February 8, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Garden tour

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

Noon Tunes in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | FREE | Stranahan Park

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

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

$9 deal for roller skating in Davie

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

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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 | Exit One Taproom

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Jazz at Jackson

12:00 pm | FREE | Alamo Park

Street Stages

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

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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

Perez Museum Floating Film

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

GOGO MOAD Art Making Workshop

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00 | IS Projects

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Friday, February 10, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

FREE | Seminole Hard Rock

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm

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

Night market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Friday Films in Palm Beach

5:30 pm | $10.00 | Society of the Four Arts

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live entertainment in Pompano

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Lawn at Atlantic Boulevard and Pompano Beach Boulevard

Jam on percussion for free

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

Potter In Residence

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wolfsonian-FIU

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Tunes 'n Trucks in Sunrise

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | City Park

Free movie in West Palm Beach

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Waterfront Commons

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free outdoor film in Weston

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Weston Regional Park

Chamber Music

7:30 pm | $15.00 | Black Archives Historic Lyric Theatre

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

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

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

All Day | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Boca Raton Beer Wine & Spirits Fest

Discounted | Mizner Park in Boca

Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

FREE | Seminole Hard Rock

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Woofstock in Sunrise

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Sunrise Sportsplex

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free Family Fun Day

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Valentine's Weekend Orchid Show & Sale.

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Safe Schools Institute

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Florida Renaissance Festival on weekends

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Free Zumba in Wellington

10:30 am to 11:30 am | FREE | Mall at Wellington Green

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

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

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

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

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Family Fest: Rita Finds Home

1:30 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Free GOGO MOAD Family Art Fun

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Surfside Town Hall

Canes Baseball Fan Fest

4:00 pm | FREE | Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field

Street Stages

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

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Deep Fried Funk in Weston

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Night sky viewing with telescopes

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

Discount late-night movies

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

Culture Crawl
When
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (starting January 19, 2023)
Cost
FREE
What
Culture Crawl
Where
New World Center | New World Symphony
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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