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Free teen creative writing and performance workshop

The Miami Book Fair is more than just the street festival in November. They’ve got year-round programming and beginning Feb. 3 there will be free weekly after school creative writing and performance workshops for teens ages 13-19 happening Mondays from 4-7 p.m. The workshops continue through April 28. Speak Up: Teen Poetry and Performance program is free but tickets are required.

Held at the Miami Dade College Koubek Center in Little Havana, the workshops aim to empower teens to tell stories in their own way. The stand-alone workshops will feature different writing and performing exercises led by guest speakers. Teens will then put their newfound skills to the test during an open mic at the end of the workshop.

The workshops will lead to student showcase readings, an annual anthology of student work and opportunities to compete in regional poetry slam competitions.

Other museum deals, free days and special events:

Friday, June 24, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Water Taxi Sunset cruise with live entertainment

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $20.00 | Intracoastal Waterway

Jazz at MOCA outdoor concert series

8:00 pm | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Free admission for Palm Beach County residents

All Day | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Redland Summer Fruit Festival

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $8.00-15.00 | Fruit & Spice Park

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Outdoor film in Delray

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

Free Gospel Sunday concert

5:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Monday, June 27, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

Thursday, June 30, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Summer Soiree: Culture and Cocktails Afterhours

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | The Frank Art Gallery

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

See all the free and cheap events this week.

 

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, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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