The Ten Best DWNTWN Art Days 2016 Events

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5. Drift Card Decorating at Miami Science Barge
For some science with your art, head to the water and make art out of drift cards to be dropped into Biscayne Bay. For scientists, the cards will shed light on how debris moves through the bay. For you, it’s an opportunity to have your work discovered (lying on the shore somewhere). The barge, a marine laboratory and field-trip destination, is docked at 1075 Biscayne Blvd. near the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which is cohosting the event.
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free/$5 suggested admission for adults.

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Courtesy of the Olympia Theater

4. Micro/Macro Cinema at the Olympia Theater
The beautifully restored Olympia Theater is a fitting venue for Obsolete Media Miami’s screenings, which feature “repurposed commercial cinema” on 16mm film. OMM is turning the Olympia’s spotlight on experimental artists such as Martin Arnold, Peter Tscherkassky, and the late Joseph Cornell, Standish Lawder, and Chick Strand; their focuses include found footage, collages, and compilations to bring new life to old video. You can also catch a tour of the 1926 vintage theater.
174 E Flagler St., 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free. Saturday’s tour finishes with a happy hour.

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Photo by Alexa Burneikis

3. MDC Live Arts Lab launch
The performing artists of Miami Dade College’s presentation series have a new theater space at the Wolfson Campus, and they’re making themselves at home with what executive director Kathryn Garcia calls “a sampler of some of Miami’s best local artists.” Ten-minute shows include a “really interactive” drag piece featuring Adora, musical poetry by Oscar Fuentes, snippets of plays, b-boys/b-girls, and other entertainment.
300 NE Second Ave., 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Free.

2. Art Mixer
Start-up space MindWarehouse hosts art on local social issues ranging from sea-level rise to gentrification, presented by Winsome Designs. To chase the serious stuff, there’s also comedy by Miami’s Manny Garavito, puppetry for the kids, and light bites. 
111 NE First St. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Free.

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Courtesy of EXILE Books

1. Zines in the Vault at the duPont Building
Looking for a memento from the weekend? Step into the bank vault inside the art deco Alfred I. duPont Building to find a zine-making workshop hosted by the roving bookstore Exile Books and HistoryMiami museum. Exile founder Amanda Season Keeley says the event will include production demos and source materials including “bank and building history, money designs and production, and also random disruptive content.”
169 E Flagler St., noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free.

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Related Locations

Miami Center for Architecture & Design

100 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33132


Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132


Miami Science Barge

1075 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132


Olympia Theater

174 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131



111 NE 1st St 7th Floor
Miami, FL 33132


Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building

169 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131


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