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.
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 March 19 lineup of participating locations includes:
New World Symphony: An evening of “Beer & Brass” with New World Symphony and Veza Sur Brewing Co.
SoundScape Cinema Series: A special screening of “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” directed by Miami Beach-born Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU: Tours of exhibitions, open studios and the 3D printing Innovation Lab.
O Cinema: Partnership with Wolfson Archives for a narrated screening of news videos that trace the movement to save and preserve Miami Beach’s Art Deco architecture.
Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU: Art talk with Zachary Balber. Also on view, “Judith Leiber: Master Craftsman.” Includes complimentary glass of Kosher wine.
The Wolfsonian – FIU: “Then + Now: Martha Stewart,” a new pop-up installation. Includes a Martha-approved cocktail and 2-for-1 drink specials, all night long.
Miami Design Preservation League: Three new special exhibitions, plus complimentary refreshments.
Robert Fontaine Gallery: “Store Front,” a group exhibition of modern and contemporary fine art, plus bubbly and hors d’oeuvres.
The Betsy hotel: Live (mostly) Jazz in The Lobby; author Abdi Nor Iftin will read from his new book, “Call Me American.”
O, Miami: Works by third- and fourth-graders from O, Miami’s Sunroom poetry program.
Miami City Ballet: Learn about MCB’s history, see wardrobe collection and make your own ballerina doll.
Miami Beach Regional Library: “Magic City Zines” exhibition, on view until March 30, plus zine-making workshop presented by with Dale Zine. Made possible by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Gates Hotel: Havana Night, a celebration of salsa music.
The Confidante hotel: Exhibit features a mix of paintings and murals by artist and poet Renda Writer. The Bird & Bone Lobby Bar will offer 50 percent off wine and cocktails.
Department of Reflection: Monica Uszerowicz’s ongoing collection of interviews with current and former South Florida residents, sharing dreams relating to water, the climate crisis, and ancestral memory.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden: “Garden After Dark” – En Plein Air with Brazilian artist Gaspar Saldanha.
Holocaust Memorial: Free continuous screenings of the award-winning film, “Survivor.”
The Bass: Current exhibitions by Haegue Yang and Lara Favaretto free of charge with a docent-led tour, plus “Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights” co-hosted by Oolite Arts ($20; $15 for members), and art-making workshop, “Art After Hours” ($15; $10 for members).
Lincoln Road: Exhibition of 14 bronze sculptures by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, presented by the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District.
Washington Avenue: Live Music Series, dispersed throughout 15 locations.
The Rhythm Foundation: North Beach Social, a series of pop-up food halls at the North Beach Bandshell featuring food vendors, craft vendors, and games. Live music performance by Afrobeta and yoga by SKYLIGHT YOGA.
For additional information on events and discounts, visit mbartsandculture.org.
Miami Beach, FL 33139