Free Events This Week in Miami: The Combat Hippies, Fashion on Film, and The Blues Brothers

Big ass coats and more await at The Little Haiti Thrift and Gift Store.
Big ass coats and more await at The Little Haiti Thrift and Gift Store.
Photo by Shelly Davidov

Happy Monday, Miami consumers. Today is the perfect time to celebrate your inner cheapskate. It's National Thrift Shop Day, and Miami is fit to burst with eccentric spots full of secondhand gems. Maybe you prefer the mayhem of Hialeah's Red, White and Blue Thrift Store, or perhaps you like to spin around in all the shiny sequins at Little Haiti Thrift and Gift. As we're sure you'll take this chance to pop some tags at your prime bargain hunting grounds, we've provided some free activities where you can show off those once bin-buried treasures all week long.

Monday

  • Morocco at Fashion Project BHS: This 1930 film starring Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper kicks off a week of free films for the FP festival, Dressing Down The Movies: Nat Chediak on Fashion. Don't miss the American debut of Dietrich's signature top hat and tails, which marked her as an androgynous fashion icon. 
  • Carmen and Alexandra Harra at Books & Books: One of Bravo's Karma Queens, Carmen Harra's new book combines her knowledge of psychology, metaphysics, and counseling experience to share the power karma has in our relationships. 

Tuesday

  • Olivia Ramos at Locust Projects: The multidisciplinary artist presents Formula for Making at the latest Locust Roundtable.
  • Memories Then and Now at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios: Catch visual artist Roma Ingrid James' exhibition before it closes August 21. 

Wednesday

  • The Blues Brothers at Shirley's: The comedic talent of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, plus the music of Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown. Hit it!
Javier Gutierrez in Marshland
Javier Gutierrez in Marshland
Photo courtesy Outsider Pictures

Thursday

  • Cinema and the transition to democracy with Javier Gutierrez at Centro Cultural Español: Ahead of the South Florida premiere of Alberto Rodriguez’s Marshland, this panel featuring star and Best Actor Goya winner Gutierrez looks at the way Spanish films, and those in Latin America and around the world, have dealt with issues of difficult political transitions.
  • Veteran's Open Mic at Books & Books: Performance art collective The Combat Hippies hosts this evening dedicated to expression among Miami's veteran community. 

Friday

  • Norma Rae at Wolfsonian: Another brilliant leading lady, watch Sally Field fight for workers' rights in a Southern textile mill. Union!
  • Free Fridays Happy Hour at Wolfsonian: Stroll the museum's treasures for free and enjoy half-price beer, wine, and cocktails.
  • Big Night in Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center: This month's Little Haiti bash features music by PNP Plezi'n Nap Pran and Rara Rock. 
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Fashion Project

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

786-245-2200

www.balharbourshops.com/fashionproject

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Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

305-442-4408

www.booksandbooks.com

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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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Little Haiti Cultural Center

212-260 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

305-960-2969

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The Wolfsonian-FIU

1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-531-1001

www.wolfsonian.org

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Locust Projects

3852 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

305-576-8570

www.locustprojects.org

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FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios

420 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-535-1463


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