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Free Miami Beach Culture Crawl returns!

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

Thursday, May 19, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Food trucks and free concerts

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

Live entertainment & food vendors in Wellington

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

Twilight Fridays

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

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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, May 20, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Art Deco Walking Tour 

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

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Artisan Farmer's Market

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

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

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Friday Night Sound Waves in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free entertainment at Friday Night Sound Waves in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free event featuring Boynton Beach Gold Coast Band

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

Sounds of Little Haiti

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Little Haiti Cultural Center

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

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

Saturday, May 21, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Kids To Parks Day in Wellington

9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Greenview Shores Park

Upper Eastside farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Brickell City Centre

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

BSO Shred a Thon paper shredding & prescription disposal for Broward residents

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | BSO Cooper City District Office

Entry is free for Touch A Truck in Pompano

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Pompano Community Park

Touch A Truck in Pompano

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Pompano Community Park

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Vintage Fair @ Festival Marketplace

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Festival Marketplace

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Art Deco Walking Tour 

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

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Free Power Yoga class from YO BK

11:00 am | FREE | Oasis Wynwood

Deerfield Ocean Brews & Blues Fest

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Deerfield beach parking lot

Twilight Fridays

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

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk.

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

Performance featuring Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00 | Center For Spiritual Living

Live music in Delray

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square Pavilion

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 | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, May 22, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Veterans Park

Yellow Green Farmers market reopening

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Yellow Green Farmers Market

Lincoln Road Mall market

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

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Art Deco Walking Tour 

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

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Panthers in Playoffs: Entry Is Free For Watch Party on Riverwalk

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Esplanade Park

Free acoustic music jam

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Secret Woods Nature Center

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm | The Betsy Hotel

Twilight Fridays

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

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

Miami Short Film Fest at Deering Estate

7:00 pm | $20.00 | Deering Estate

Performance featuring Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

Monday, May 23, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Farmer's market at Arsht Center

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Brickell City Centre

Twilight Fridays

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

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

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

Jam Session

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Discount Tuesdays at AMC Theatres

Discounted | AMC Theatres

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

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

Free CrossFit Workout

6:30 pm | FREE | Shops at Midtown Miami

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“Tropical Forest: Ancestry and Dystopia“ photo exhibit

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | FREE | Fundación Pablo Atchugarry gallery

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

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

$8 roller skating in Davie

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

Live music @ Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Battle of the Bartenders

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Veza Sur Brewing Co.

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

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

Free SoundScape Cinema movie

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

Live Music Wednesdays

9:00 pm | FREE | Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

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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