Free Events This Week in Miami: David Bowie, Fashionable Films, and Critical Mass

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973.
Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973.
Photo by Brian Duffy

January has been kind of a bastard. From contentious presidential debates to shocking celebrity deaths, this month has given us a sad start to 2016. Thankfully, Miamians will get the chance to close out the month with a week of therapeutic activities. Enjoy diverse films, catch unique panel discussions, and pay tribute to a rock god — all for free. 


  • Girl Develop It Inspiration Panel at the Lab Miami: Join members of the international nonprofit organization Girl Develop It and hear about the rewards and challenges woman face in the technology industry. 
  • UM’s Open Mic USpeak at Books & Books: The first USpeak Flash Fiction and Poetry Performance Open Mic Series of 2016 welcomes Miami-based writer, photographer, teacher, and former fashion designer Neil de la Flor. 


  • Casual Conversations at the Wynwood Yard: The New Tropic's latest moderated discussion welcomes VP of Arts at the Knight Foundation — Victoria Rogers — who will answer questions about leadership, her journey, and other topics.


  • Fantastic Four at SoundScape: If you're gonna watch a terribly received action flick, you might as well watch it for free. 
  • Harvey and Myrna Frommer at Books & Books: The acclaimed oral historians present It Happened in Miami, the Magic City: An Oral History, which features nearly 70 voices including more than 15 mini-memorists recounting stories about Miami's vibrant past and present. 
  • Speaking Sustainably at the Deering Estate: The latest film in the ongoing environmental movie series is Billfish: Battle on the Line?, a look at the researchers studying sailfish and marlin in the region and their work to protect the fish populations from further decline. 


  • Let's Sang at Gramps: Pay tribute to the recently lost legend David Bowie with some badly sung covers. 
  • FP: Festival at Fashion Project: This free four-day film festival — titled Wearing Time: Returns, Recalls, Renewals — features rare archival shorts, celebrated classics, newsreels, documentaries, fashion films, and artist films, investigating cinematic clothing as a vehicle of reconnecting past and present. 
  • Protect Yo Self! An Intellectual Property Workshop at MADE at the Citadel: Learn about the basics of protecting your work with intellectual property lawyer Mario Roitman.
Free Events This Week in Miami: David Bowie, Fashionable Films, and Critical Mass (2)
Photo by George Martinez


  • Critical Mass at Government Center: Grab your wheels and get peddling. 
  • Clima at Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment: Today is the last chance to catch Xavier Cortada's latest project, "Clima," an exhibition of works and interactive events concentrating on climate change in Hialeah.
  • Sketching in the galleries at the Wolfsonian: Get free access to drawing materials, gallery stools, and professional instruction as you get artistic.
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Made at the Citadel
Fashion Project

9700 Collins Ave., 3rd Floor
Bal Harbour, Florida 33154


LAB Miami

400 NW 26th St.
Miami, FL 33127

The Wynwood Yard

56 NW 29th St
Miami, Florida 33127



176 NW 24th St.
Miami, FL 33127


New Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment

501 Palm Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33010


The Wolfsonian-FIU

1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134


SoundScape Park

400 17th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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