Free Events This Week in Miami: Trivia, Flamenco, and Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra enjoying a cocktail in the Poodle Lounge with Bernice and Ben Novack, the original owners of the Fontainebleau.
Frank Sinatra enjoying a cocktail in the Poodle Lounge with Bernice and Ben Novack, the original owners of the Fontainebleau.
Photo courtesy of the Estate of Bernice and Ben Novack

Happy post-Valentine's Day. Whether you were floating on a cloud of chocolate-flavored bliss or marked Singles Awareness Day with margarita pitchers, we're all united in our now-empty wallets. Get through this trying time with art, music, dance, and all the free fun you can possibly fit into one week. 


  • Sinatra Tribute Valentines Show at Ball & Chain: Have a post-Valentine's Day evening with romantic tunes celebrating Frank Sinatra, presented by Nat Koho and Jesse Ivannes of Kohannes Music.
  • Benjamin Beck at Books & Books: A scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and expert on reintroducing captive-born and orphaned primates to the wild, Beck will present his new book, Thirteen Gold Monkeys, which follows a team of conservationists trying to save the golden lion tamarin from extinction by reinforcing their numbers with tamarins born in zoos.


  • Most Likely to Succeed at Jose de Diego Middle School: This acclaimed documentary explores new methods in education to engage critical thinking and innovation in American classrooms. 


  • Terminator Genisys at Soundscape: Catch this sequel of the sci-fi classic, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke. 
  • Yoga Soundtrek at Canvas Miami: Go full Zen at a musical yoga session with noise-isolating LED headphones and refreshments, plus a postclass drum circle.
  • Trivia Night at Books & Books: Work those mental muscles at the first Books & Books trivia night at the store's Arsht Center location. 
  • Justine Ludwig at Locust Projects: Miami Rail's Visiting Writer Series welcomes Justine Ludwig, director of exhibitions and senior curator at Dallas Contemporary. 
  • Exhibit Evenings at the Deering Estate: Take a free tour through Deering's current exhibitions — "10,000 Years of Miami," by John Bailly;  "CLM Earth and Fire," by Ceramic League of Miami; and "Historic Collections Spotlight."


  • Sinatra on Film at HistoryMiami: Catch a screening of A Hole in the Head (1959), a look at midcentury Miami at the height of the "hotel wars," plus a Q&A afterward with Christina Lane, director of the University of Miami's School of Communication Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies.
  • BAC at Ball & Chain: Join the Bakehouse Art Complex's Upper Crust crew for a night of socializing and sketching inspired by salsa and Little Havana, with help from Bakehouse resident artist Rafael Barros.
  • Groovy '60s block party at Surfside: Go retro in your favorite '60s costume at the latest Surfside Third Thursdays shindig, featuring music, dancing, a costume contest, prize drawings, and gourmet food trucks.
  • John Miller at ICA Miami: Don't miss the opening reception of "I Stand, I Fall," a survey of 75 works that marks the first museum exhibition dedicated to the conceptual American artist. 


  • Olé! A Night of Flamenco at the Wynwood Yard: Celebrate the Arsht Center's upcoming ninth-annual Flamenco Festival with an evening of passionate dance numbers, a special live duel of flamenco guitars, Spanish-themed dishes from culinary pop-ups, and sangria. 
  • Big Night in Little Haiti at the Little Haiti Cultural Center: The monthly culture and music fest features jazz band Chardavoine & the Creole Jazz Project and musical artist Bemol Telfort this week.
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Related Locations

Little Haiti Cultural Center

212-260 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137


The Wynwood Yard

56 NW 29th St
Miami, Florida 33127


Ball & Chain

101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130


The Moore Building

4040 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33137


SoundScape Park

400 17th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Canvas Miami

90 NE 17th St.
Miami, Florida 33132


The Cafe at Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Locust Projects

3852 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127


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