Ten Things to Do in Miami This Week for $10 or Less
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Happy Monday, Miami. This week brings plenty of events, and the best part is they're all under $10. From a booze-filled presidential watch party at Gramps to art installations, a rooftop concert, and a folk festival, grab a few bucks and enjoy Miami.
Farmers' Market at the Adrienne Arsht Center
4 p.m. Monday, free
As the temperature drops and Miami's infamous humidity wanes, take advantage of the cooler, drier weather with a trip to the Arsht Center's weekly farmers' market. It's packed with a local harvest of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, and prepared food and beverages. Roaming the market is free.
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"Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism" at the Frost Art Museum
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, free
The biggest question at awards shows, besides who will win, is "Who's wearing whom?" The answer is often Narciso Rodriguez, a superstar designer who’s outfitted everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama to the actors and icons who frequent the runways and red carpets of the world. The Frost Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit of his stunning creations will ensure you’ll never view a department store knockoff the same way again.
Coconut Grove Climate Change 101 Training at Coconut Grove Women’s Club
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, free
Discussions on climate change aren't limited to those with science degrees. Learn and discuss the basics of the fancy lingo and jargon thanks to the Cleo Institute. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the venue will host a free workshop on climate change and its seriousness and potential solutions. The event is free.
10th Annual Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival
TicketsSun., May. 28, 8:00pm
Young Contemporary Dance Theatre
TicketsSat., Jun. 3, 6:00pm
The 8th Baila Flamenco Student Dance Festival
TicketsSun., Jun. 4, 1:00pm
Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami
TicketsSat., Jun. 10, 8:00pm
TicketsSun., Jun. 11, 6:00pm
Final Presidential Debate Watch Party at Gramps
8 p.m. Wednesday, free
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have one more showdown before Election Day November 8. Watch the finale with friends and a cold drink at Gramps. Beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Wynwood bar will host drinking games and offer specials on pizza and shots (because everyone knows we're gonna need booze). Whether you rep red or blue, don't let your debate night be a snooze. Admission is free.
In the Lobby Lounge at Olympia Theater
6 p.m. Wednesday, free
This Wednesday will see a special edition of Olympia Theater's In the Lobby Lounge, bringing a Halloween theme to the monthly gathering. Take part in pumpkin carving, face painting, and costume decorating. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is free.
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Gay Spanish at Hotel Gaythering
7 p.m. Wednesday, free
Learning a new language can be a real drag. But at My Language Bubble's weekly lesson, focus not on the usual, redundant list of basics but on immersive techniques that get at the heart of speaking to people with interests similar to yours about the things that matter. Students have a ton of laughs while learning and role-playing how to pick up a sexy guy en español. Admission is free, though a $10 donation is suggested.
"Measure for Measure" at Nina Johnson
Through Saturday, October 22, free
Artist Seth Cameron explores the dynamics of art and criticism in "Measure for Measure" at Nina Johnson, formerly Gallery Diet. The exhibit features Cameron's traced outlines of his hands and thumbs. The canvasses are rife with metaphors meant to evoke art-world shtick.
Rooftop Unplugged Sessions at the Filling Station Lofts
7 p.m. Thursday, free
The Arts and Entertainment District's concert series Rooftop Unplugged returns Thursday evening. At the Filling Station's newly renovated rooftop pool, jam out to folky performer Shira Lee's tunes and take in the view of the Miami skyline. If you're hungry, snag an ice-cream sandwich from Wynwood Parlor, which will be onsite for the night. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is free, but RSVP is required.
Miami Folk: Keith Johns Album Release at the Wynwood Yard
6 p.m. Friday, free
This Friday, the Wynwood Yard will host its inaugural Miami Folk Festival. And in honor of Miami-raised folk singer-songwriter Keith Johns' debut album release, swing by the Yard between 6 and 10 p.m. to celebrate. Expect performances by Johns, as well as local artists Raffa Jo Harris, Shira Lee, Richard Korn, Uncle Scotchy, and Robson. The event is free and dog-friendly too.
Sounds of Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center
6 p.m. Friday, free
This Friday, Sounds of Little Haiti returns to the Little Haiti Cultural Center. From 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy live music, along with art installations, food, and retail. For more information, call 305-912-2828. The event is free.
Correction: A previous version of this story mistakenly identified artist Seth Cameron as a former art writer.
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