It's officially Women's History Month, and in addition to the mainstay weekly events Miami offers, plenty of panel discussions and exhibits this week shine a light on the accomplishments of the powerful, capable women in our midst and throughout history.
The Miami Workers Center will continue enlightening Femme Saturdays discussions with a conversation on anti-blackness in the Latinx community, an exhibit at Doral's ConcreteSpace Art Gallery will display the work of contemporary women photographers, and a performance by the Girl Power Choir at PAMM's Second Saturdays will help young girls visualize their limitless potential.
Here's a look at the best free events in Miami this week.
One of the most relaxing South Florida pastimes is watching sails billowing in the breeze. The best place to catch sailboats cruising by is in Coconut Grove, where this week's multiclass regatta, Miami Sailing Week, will take place. Teams come from all over the world to compete for the winner's trophy. The week will include awards ceremonies, cocktail parties, and cultural exhibits that bring together the international sailing community and locals. 10:55 a.m. Monday, March 5, through Sunday, March 11, at Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove; 305-444-4571; miamisailingweek.com. Admission is free.
Indulge in the diverse sounds of music from around the globe at the Wynwood Yard's new World Music Tuesdays. The Yard promises music of various traditions, "from Brazilian funk to Caribbean folk to Parisian gypsy jazz to Afro-Caribbean." Vibe to all of the above when roots act Fabi plays this week. 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-351-0366; thewynwoodyard.com. Admission is free.
You know you've attained legendary status when you're known by just one name: Madonna, Beyoncé, Kendrick. But before them all was Beethoven. Hundreds of years after his death, the music of the legendary German composer lives on through concerts such as Orchestra Miami's Beethoven on the Beach. Violist Richard Fleischman will play an evening concert featuring the classics and some deep cuts, such as Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major. The best part: When the concert is over, the moonlit beach is only one block away. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; orchestramiami.org. Admission is free, but donations are suggested.
The folks at the Miami Workers Center have been doing the hard work of advocating for Miami's most vulnerable communities for years. Whether you've been in the fight right alongside them or have only recently awakened to the perils of the less privileged, Femme Saturdays are a great place to start if you're looking to listen and learn. This Saturday's conversation with Paula Muñoz of the Florida Immigrant Coalition will pertain to anti-blackness in the Latinx community. 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Miami Workers Center, 745 NW 54th St., Miami; 305-759-8717; theworkerscenter.org. Admission is free.
Who run the world? Bring along the entire family to PAMM as the museum celebrates the accomplishments of women artists at this month's edition of Free Second Saturdays. Guests are invited to sculpt their own masterpiece and enjoy a performance by Miami's own Girl Power Choir. Bring a book to donate to the Taylor Moxley library, which repurposes and converts shipping containers into libraries for children. 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000; pamm.org. Admission is free.
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Make celebrating women artists an all-day thing by heading straight to the opening of the photography exhibit "Invisible Woman" in Doral right after PAMM's event. The exhibit is curated by art historian and former Frost Art Museum director Carol Damian. It displays the work of ten women photographers and is an official International Women's Day event. 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Concrete Space Art Gallery, 3400 NW 78th Ave., Miami; 305-219-0811; concretespace.net. Admission is free.
Every year, a million people park about a mile away from Miami's Eighth Street and walk in the blazing sun to a massive street festival to celebrate all things Latinx at the Calle Ocho Festival. There'll be live music and DJs playing jams from around the Caribbean and South and Central America. The food will reflect every Latin American nation, from Cuba to Honduras. Calle Ocho is also a fundraiser for Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, something you might have forgotten in past years as you bachata'ed over to that arepa cart. It's 20 blocks of international fun in your backyard. Lace up your dancing sneakers, wrap your flag of origin around you, and salsa away. 10 a.m. Sunday, March 11, between Fourth and 27th Avenues on SW Eighth Street, Miami; carnavalmiami.com. Admission is free.
Sunday brunch is not just for bipeds anymore. Doral is bringing the most chill meal of the week to canines at the Downtown Doral Puppy Brunch. Your dog will be your best date when you present him or her with treats and food from Le Chien Gourmet. If you don't yet have a puppy pal, you can adopt one onsite. There will also be opportunities to get your pet groomed, and you can pose together in a photo booth. Oh, and humans can eat too. There will be food from the Salty Donut, Threefold Cafe, and Pinch Kitchen, as well as cocktails and mimosas. Live Latin funk acts Xperimento and Cortadito will provide the soundtrack to this perfect day for pups and their best friends. 11 a.m. Sunday, March 11, in Downtown Doral Park, 8395 NW 53rd St., Doral; downtowndoral.com. Admission is free.