Thank you, St. Patrick's Day, for giving average lads and lasses an excuse to get belligerent during the work week. Whether you're gearing up for the sloppy holiday or resisting the temptation, Miami provides plenty of options for this unpredictable week.
Doubly lucky for you, we've compiled a big pot 'o free events to keep your wallets heavy and hearts light. Cheers!
Monday Jack Bishop at Books & Books: The America's Test Kitchen executive director presents their latest cookbook, America's Test Kitchen Complete Vegetarian Cookbook, to make your meatless Monday.
Grab a pint.
Tuesday St. Patrick's Day at John Martin's: Get the holiday started early with booze and a live bagpiper. St. Patrick's Day Block Party at The Irish Times: Go all out at the Times with live bands, giveaways, and specials. U2 Tribute at Will Call: Mad World Orchestra channels the Irish rock legends for no cover. VIDEO Wednesday at Strictly Ballroom SoundScape: Catch an under-the-stars showing of this Baz Luhrmann classic. Fantasy Stew at Coral Gables Branch Library: The Fantasy Theatre Factory presents an all-ages outdoor story time.
Visitors with Gary Simmons'
Frozen in Time, 2014
Courtesy Perez Art Museum Miami
Thursday Poplife x Arthur Baker at PAMM: This Third Thursday brings legendary producer and blud DJ Arthur Baker, plus food, drinks, and artsy activities. The event is free for members. VIDEO
Friday Big Night in Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center: Enjoy art, the sounds of Rutshelle Guillaume and Mario Chandel, and kreyol cuisine. Noches Tropicales at Tropical Park: This season finale concert features award-winning names in Latin music, like Edwin Bonilla, Marlow Rosado, and Any Harlow.