On the third Thursday of the month, the City of Miami Beach hosts its monthly “Culture Crawl” aiming to get residents and visitors exploring and becoming re-acquainted with Miami Beach and the plethora of cultural offerings. Several of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, cultural centers and arts organizations will offer complimentary admission from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.— 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 on board, will take and entertain attendees to and from each of the destinations throughout the evening.
February’s participating organizations are as follows:
New World Symphony 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, visit the symphony’s New World Center performance hall and learn about the group with a behind the scenes tour.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, enjoy the Garden After Dark and meet the artist Charles Ellis whose exhibition Beautiful Chaos is currently on display.
The Bass 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, enjoy the various current exhibitions as well as docent-led tours.
Oolite Arts – 924 Lincoln Rd., view their current exhibit Hypersensitive Romantic featuring the sculptural paintings of Diego Gutierrez.
The Betsy Hotel 1440 Ocean Drive, listen to live jazz music in the lobby and enjoy photography throughout the hotel plus poetry projections by O, Miami on the Orb in the alley that connects the two buildings.
The Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, sit for a free sketch by a caricature artist inspired by the current exhibition and enjoy 2-for-1 drinks in the cafe.
Holocaust Memorial – 1933 Meridian Ave. artist Sylvio Frydman will be present to discuss his current exhibition The Will to Survive and Live
Miami Beach Urban Studios – 420 Lincoln Rd., art talk with Mike Calway-Fagan artist and curator, about his artistic practice and recent projects.
Miami Beach Regional Library – 227 22 St., view the current exhibition The Holocaust & The Anguish of Liberation.
O Cinema South Beach – 1130 Washington Ave., screening of Miami, My Love about a mid-1960s trip through Miami, Miami Beach and beyond on a loop from 6-9 p.m.
Washington Ave. BID – 1234 Washington Ave., enjoy the live music series at 15 locations between fifth and 17th streets.
The Confidante Miami Beach – 4041 Collins Ave., view paintings and murals by artist and poet Renda Writer and enjoy half off cocktails at the Bird & Bone lobby bar.
Como Metropolitan – 2445 Collins Ave., view the collection of featured photographer Bradley Theodore from his portrait series Three Graces and enjoy a complimentary cocktail.
Soundscape Cinema Series – 400 17 St., bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy a screening of the classic film Itzhak part of the Miami Jewish Film Festival at 8 p.m.
Collins Park – 2100 Collins Ave., Cuban Classical Ballet performance of three original choreographies Yerma based on the play by Federico Garcia Lorca, The Lecuona Suite by Ernesto Lecuona and Habaneras by Ignacio Cervantes. Performances at 7 and 8 p.m.
Lincoln Road – between Alton Rd. and Washington Ave., stroll and view 14 monumental bronze sculptures by Colombian artist Fernando Botero.
Robert Fontaine Gallery – 1035 Washington Ave.., celebrate the gallery’s new space and view works by Warhol, Rauschenberg, Kelly, Ruscha, Albers, Hockney, Pettibone, Johns and Wesselman.
Miami New Drama – 1040 Lincoln Rd., take a backstage tour and learn about the theatre-making process, history of the space and an in-depth look into the theater group’s work.
Department of Reflection – 924 Lincoln Rd., Ste. 107, performance by Poorgrrrl presented by Miami Beach Art in Public Places resident artist Misael Soto.
The Rhythm Foundation – 7275 Collins Ave., presents North Beach Social at the North Beach Bandshell with a pop-up food hall featuring food from local restaurants and guest chefs and live music by Black Dove plus craft vendors and games.
Normandy Fountain at Rue Vendome – 7802 Rue Vendome, Paint the Plaza event with various local artists who will be on hand to help you paint the pavement around the plaza. Paint provided by the local Painting with a Twist.
For additional information, visit www.mbartsandculture.org.
Miami Beach, FL 33139