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Take a free trolley and explore Miami Beach!

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

The event, from 6-10 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.

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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. 21 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.
  • New World Symphony at SoundScape Park | 500 17 St. |  nws.edu
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. and 17 St.
    Bring your chair and watch a mini WALLCAST® concert in Soundscape Park. First showing at 6:30 p.m. Repeating at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • Oolite Arts | 924 Lincoln Road | oolitearts.org
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. and 17 St.
    Visit Oolite’s newest exhibition, Dreams of Unknown Islands, by resident artist Sasha Wortzel. Curated by Kristan Kennedy, this ethereal exhibition invites the community to move through the grief caused by the pandemic and current crises towards acknowledgement, accountability and imagining new futures.
  • The Wolfsonian – FIU | 1001 Washington Ave. | wolfsonian.org
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. and 10 St.
    Visit new first floor installations and Design Store, all carefully rethought for the world we live in. Exhibitions include Art for JusticeColor and Form: American Depression GlassThe New Deal: Art Relief, and You, Me, We, Us: Solidarity in AIDS Graphic Design.
  • Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive | thebetsyhotel.com
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. and 15 St.
    Live Jazz in the lobby. Stop by to experience the open-air Atrium, home to a collection of stone carved sculptures from Zimbabwe inspired by traditional Shona mythology. Exhibitions throughout the hotel galleries by Carlos Betancourt, Barbara Hulaniki, Andy Sweet, Hassan Hajjaj, Alessandro Sarno, Bob Bonis, Paul Saltzman,  Karl Stoecker, Ricardo Cavolo, Robert Zuckerman, and Robin Hill.
  • Miami Beach Botanical Garden | 2000 Convention Center Dr. | mbgarden.org
    Trolley Stop: Convention Center Dr. and 19 St.
    Winter, a sound picnic by Frozen Music, creates and performs artificial sound environments from field recordings and electronics signals that feature bird calls, insects and amphibian noises found in South Florida gardens as well as in remote areas of the Everglades. One night only between 6 p.m. to  9 p.m.
  • 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.
    Exhibitions include The Willfulness of Objects, a selection of newly acquired works from The Bass’ collection, Open Storage: Selections from the Collection and Works on Loanand Art Outside.
  • Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU | 431 Washington Ave. | carta.fiu.edu/mbus
    Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU in collaboration with curator Yi Chin Hsieh present a video titled Galaxy Viewby artist Juan Requena. The video was shot in the first-person perspective, collecting sunset scenes for years at a beach in Mumbai, India. This project is a part of Miami Beach Open House.

NORTH BEACH

  • Miami Light Project at North Beach Bandshell | 7275 Collins Ave. | northbeachbandshell.com
    The Bandshell is open with limited capacity. All attendees must pre-register and must adhere to Covid-19 protocols for public safety which include wearing a mask. Doors open 6:30 p.m., screening starts 7 p.m.
    Miami Light Project, in collaboration with The Rhythm Foundation, presents ScreenDance Miami Festival 2021, highlighting choreographers and directors who are working with emerging and new concepts in movement and dance on film and dance on camera. Join us in the open air Bandshell for ScreenDance Miami’s Open Call Selections and the feature film, Uprooted!

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.
  • SHOWFIELDS | 530 Lincoln Road | showfields.com
    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.
  • David Rosen Galleries | 933 Lincoln Road | davidrosengalleries.com
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave. & 17 St.
    Meet renowned contemporary artists at David Rosen Galleries.

Virtual Programming

  • The Bass Art After Hours | Lino Printing | 5:30-7 p.m. | thebass.org
    Exhibiting artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres used the printmaking practice within his body of work as an easy and inexpensive way to spread a message to the masses. In this class, participants will exercise expressive mark-making that will transform into a series of prints using the reductive method. Recommended for ages 18+.
  • Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU jmof.fiu.edu
    Take a virtual tourof Will Eisner: Comic Illustrator and Innovator. Eisner, one of the earliest comic book artists, was the creator of the comic book The Spirit and the father of the graphic novel. This new exhibition features original illustrations, first edition comic books from The Spirit series, works from his army days, graphic novels and self-portraits.
  • O Cinema o-cinema.org
    Various virtual screenings, including Some Kind of Heaven, Rock Camp, The Reason I Jump, The Library that Dolly Built, Finding Yingying, 76 Days, Zappaand Queer Japan.

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

See all the free and cheap events this week.

Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Miami International Auto Show

All Day | $6.00-13.00 | Miami Beach Convention Center

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

Hogwharf

FREE | The Wharf Miami

Free community bike ride

6:30 am | FREE | Jungle Plaza

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

Lincoln Road Mall market

9:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road

Fairchild's Mango Days of Summer

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Deering Seafood Festival: discount

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Witches of Westward

11:00 am to 8:30 pm | $6.00-10.00 | South Miami

Hocus Pocus Screening

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | $5.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Spooky Symphony

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Spooky Symphony Halloween concert by Alhambra Orchestra

4:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Monday, October 25, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Farmer's market at Arsht Center

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Virtual

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

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

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Free SoundScape Cinema Series returns in October!

8:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Live music at Doral Yard

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show

8:30 pm | $10.00 | Pinecrest Gardens

Friday, October 29, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Tinez Farms Trick or Treat

$10.00-22.00 | Tinez Farms

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Wicked Wharf

4:00 pm to 3:00 am | FREE | The Wharf Miami

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Track or Treat

5:00 pm | FREE | Evelyn Greer Park

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Drive-in movies at Doral Central Park

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | $5.00-15.00 | Doral Central Park

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

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

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Tinez Farms Trick or Treat

$10.00-22.00 | Tinez Farms

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

Halloween Half Marathon and Freaky 4-Miler

6:30 am | $30.00 | South Pointe Park

Upper Eastside farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Virtual

Zoo Boo 2021

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | Zoo Miami

Fairchild's Mango Days of Summer

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Free Frost Family Day

11:00 am to 2:30 pm | FREE | Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

Howl-O-Ween

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | $8.00-10.00 | Pinecrest Police Department

Frost Family Day: Alebrijes with Pepe Mar

11:30 am to 3:00 pm | Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

HalloWYN

12:00 pm to 3:00 am | FREE | Wynwood Marketplace

Spooky Adventures

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Pirates of The Wharf - Halloween Weekend

12:00 pm | FREE | The Wharf Miami

Kiddo-Ween Party

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | CityPlace Doral

Hal-GLOW-ween

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Wicked Wharf

4:00 pm to 3:00 am | FREE | The Wharf Miami

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Free guided tours of art in the Design District

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Fly’s Eye Dome

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

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 | $8.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Culture Crawl
When
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday @ 6:00 pm-10:00 pm (starting January 21, 2021)
Cost
FREE
What
Culture Crawl
Where
New World Center | New World Symphony
Melina

About Melina

Melina I. De Rose is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. Melina has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. She also is editor of ArtburstMiami.com, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage. Contact her at editor@miamionthecheap.com.

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