Things To Do

Free Events This Week in Miami: Back to the Future, Florida Grand Opera, and Little Havana History

As the benevolent creatures at the City of Miami Beach begin their gradual hike of parking prices, Miamians can gradually start kissing more of their paychecks goodbye. In a noble effort to balance your many expenses, we've compiled another week of free activities to raise your spirits. Book talks, film screenings, and more are just a carpool away. 

  • Enrique Fernandez at Books & Books: The Miami Herald columnist will discuss his new book, Cortadito: My Wanderings Through Cuba's Mutilated Yet Resilient Cuisine, a dissertation on Cuban cuisine seen through the author's memories of growing up in Pre-Revolutionary Cuba.

  • Back To The Future, Part II at Soundscape: Take a trip with Marty McFly to a very different version of 2015...
  • Spells, Spirits & American Lore at Deering Estate: Head to the opening reception for this exhibit exploring all things macabre and mysterious.
  • Caffeinated Conversations at Canvas Miami: Join a conversation with Miami-Dade's Confucius Institute and talk Chinese business topics, with brew from Vice City Bean, tea by Orteas Teas, and morning sweets by Mad Chiller. 
  • Little Accidents at Cosford Cinema: Sundance Film Forward presents this 2015 indie starring Elizabeth Banks and Josh Lucas, followed by a conversation with producer Jason Berman.

  • We Are the Giant at Cosford Cinema: Sundance Film Forward presents this powerful 2014 documentary, along with a Q&A from Razan Ghalayini.
  • Halloween Costume Drive at Batch Gastropub: Donate those gently used kids costumes and grab a complimentary bite from Batch. 
  • Fashion Journeys: A Talk with Designer Felicity Brown at Fashion Project: British fashion designer Brown, known for her extreme couture pieces, will discuss her work inspired and created for people she meets on the road; her travels recently in the American West with the Navajos, exploring Hollywood’s nightlife, and excursions in Nebraska.

  • FGO Fall Free Concert at the Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment: Don't miss the chance to see members of Florida Grand Opera's prestigious Young Artist Program perform highlights of the upcoming 2015-16 opera season.
  • Guillermo J. Grenier & Corinna J. Moebius at Books & Books: Sociology professor Grenier and cultural anthropologist Moebius present their work, A History of Little Havana, which traces the neighborhood's Cuban roots.

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