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Free Events This Week in Miami: The Anderson, Nerd Nite, and Rent

While some Miami-Dade residents are so flush they need separate condos for their luxury cars, we common folk appreciate the little things — like free options for fun. From bar openings to movies, here's another week of low-cost entertainment to keep the pep in your step and the bills in your wallet. 


  • Rent at SoundScape: Sing along under the stars to the film version of Jonathan Larson's beloved musical.
  • Nerd Nite at Gramps: Let your geek flag fly at the latest gathering, featuring presentations on the everyday effects of climate change, why so many of us suck at learning other languages, and the evolution and biodiversity of (actual) assholes.
  • YoungArts Miami 2016 Winners at YoungArts: This series of performances, exhibitions, writers’ readings, and film screenings features the nation's most promising young artists.
  • Coffee Shop: Brews & Tunes at the Wynwood Yard: Sip creations by Mister Block Cafe, Per'La Specialty Roasters, the THX Co., Palmar Coffee Co., and Mad Chiller while grooving with musicians Jacob Jeffries, Brendan O'Hara, and Yoli Mayor.
  • Dance Band Night at North Beach Bandshell: Catch Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha’s for a night of music out of the bayou, plus a dance lesson from Jarene the Zydeco Queen.
  • Free Guided Tour at the Wolfsonian: Explore the museum's latest exhibitions, including "Cuba: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Good Neighbor Policy," which explores the history of America's foreign policy with Cuba over the 20th Century. 
  • Tooning Into Election 2016 at Books & Books: Join five Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists as they discuss and live-illustrate. Among them are Jim Morin of the Miami Herald, Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald Leader, Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic, Ann Telnaes of the Washington Post, and Paul Szep, formerly of the Boston Globe.

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