Free Events This Week in Miami: Nerd Nite, WTF Florida, and Street Art Skulls

Work by graffiti artist Jay Bellicchi AKA Remote.
Work by graffiti artist Jay Bellicchi AKA Remote.
Courtesy of JLPR

This week brings great news for all the foodies and hungry hungover messes of Miami. Today kicks off Coral Gables Restaurant Week, that magical time of year when three-course, prix-fixe menus at discounted prices take over your favorite neighborhood eateries for three whole weeks. As we know you'll be kissing those paychecks goodbye with this awesome gorge fest, we've provided a crop of free activities to keep your week cheap, balanced, and mostly calorie-free. 

Monday

Tuesday

  • REWIND: WTFLORIDA? at MDC Wolfson: Catch an installment of “Fairy Tales of Florida,” which features a 1986 series of special reports by John Holden for WTVJ-TV in Miami that highlights local eccentrics. 
  • The Associated Press - The Boston Marathon Bombing at Books & Books: AP Editions presents Boston Marathon Bombing: The Long Run from Terror to Renewal, a behind-the-scenes look at the 2013 case and the journalists who covered it, from the start of the race through the death penalty hearing.
Stella. 2014. Scorched wooden trunks, mirrored plexiglass, acrylic paint and fixative.
Stella. 2014. Scorched wooden trunks, mirrored plexiglass, acrylic paint and fixative.
Courtesy of Florencio Gelabert

Wednesday

  • Florencio Gelabert at MDC-MOAD: The renowned Cuban sculptor presents a new series of works with Journeys: A Dialogue with Time.
  • The Great Outdoors at Shirley's: Watch John Candy and Dan Aykroyd battle bears, rough waters, and creepy kids in this '80s flick.
Cap-filled skulls and complimentary Desperados await!
Cap-filled skulls and complimentary Desperados await!
Courtesy of JLPR

Thursday

  • SPRAYSKULL at the Design District: Graffiti artist Remote presents a three-night exhibition works using re-purposed street art tools, from glass skulls filled with spray paint caps to geometric mosaics made from smashed spray cans.
  • Nerd Nite at Gramps: Mack on your fellow nerds and dive into drunk convos about DNA technology, extraterrestrial life, and the history of testosterone. 
  • “Tamiami Trail – How it Came About” at Deering Estate: This free lecture explores how the construction of the Tamiami Trail changed South Florida. 
  • Romance on the Reef: When Threatened Coral Species Mate at Frost Museum of Science: Learn about the fascinating phenomena of coral spawning, with complimentary beverages by Wynwood Brewing Company and Vita Coco.

Friday

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Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132

305-237-3000

www.mdc.edu

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Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

305-442-4408

www.booksandbooks.com

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MDC Museum of Art & Design
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Shirley's at Gramps

176 NW 24th St.
Miami, FL 33137

305-699-2669

www.gramps.com

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Gramps

176 NW 24th St.
Miami, FL 33127

305-699-2669

www.gramps.com

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Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science - Closed

3280 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129

305-646-4200

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The Wolfsonian-FIU

1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-531-1001

www.wolfsonian.org


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