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Miami Book Fair explores Middle East and South Asia (free street fair tickets, too)

For nearly 40 years, the Miami Book Fair has transformed Downtown Miami into an open-air public library and street fair, with author presentations, music, entertainment, activities and shopping. This year’s literary smorgasbord for 2022 takes place Nov. 13-20, with live and streaming events.

We are also excited to be partnering with the book fair as a media sponsor! Here is your exclusive code (MIAMICHEAP) to obtain free tickets to the Street Fair at checkout. We thank you for being dedicated readers and subscribers. Grab your free tickets while they last. Street Fair takes place November 18-20, 2022.

Free admission on Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. + 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday is free for kids 12 and under
Adult Street Fair ticket prices are $5-$8 at the gate

Miami Book Fair has launched ReadingEast, a program featuring authors and conversations exploring Middle Eastern and South Asian experiences in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. ReadingEast reflects the vision of an inclusive, attentive, and sustainable community of writers, readers, and collaborators across all disciplines and cultures. The inaugural authors for the program include Diana Abu-Jaber, Susan Abulhawa, Meenakshi Ahamed, Mustafa Akyol, Fatima Asghar, Reza Aslan, Rabia Chaudry, Saadia Faruqi, Maulik Pancholy, and Thrity Umrigar. Look for them in-person and on-demand.

The Book Fair has something for everyone. It is truly a Miami event that attracts people from all over the world each year to the doorsteps of Miami-Dade College at the Wolfson Campus.

The Street Fair during Miami Book Fair at Wolfson Campus in 2021.

Here is a map of the downtown area where most events will be held:

Driving directions, Miami-Dade Transit, Brightline, Tri-Rail, Miami Trolley and parking, etc.

Image: MBF

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More free and cheap entertainment:

Monday, February 6, 2023

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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

Comedy Night

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Noon Tunes in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | FREE | Stranahan Park

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

SoundScape Cinema Series: Free outdoor movies in Miami Beach

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Jazz at Jackson

12:00 pm | FREE | Alamo Park

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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

Perez Museum Floating Film

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

GOGO MOAD Art Making Workshop

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00 | IS Projects

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Friday, February 10, 2023

Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

11:00 am to 11:30 pm | FREE | Seminole Hard Rock

Night market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live entertainment in Pompano

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Lawn at Atlantic Boulevard and Pompano Beach Boulevard

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Tunes 'n Trucks in Sunrise

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | City Park

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free outdoor film in Weston

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Weston Regional Park

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

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

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Boca Raton Beer Wine & Spirits Fest

Discounted | Mizner Park in Boca

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

9:00 am to 11:30 pm | FREE | Seminole Hard Rock

Florida Renaissance Festival on weekends

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Family Fest: Rita Finds Home

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Free GOGO MOAD Family Art Fun

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Surfside Town Hall

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Deep Fried Funk in Weston

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

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

Florida Renaissance Festival on weekends

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Kids' Graffiti Drawing Class

10:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Seminole Hard Rock

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

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