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Free Events This Week: Casa de Ha-Ha, Drive-By Big Band, Jews and Baseball

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If you're anything like us, you're still groggy and discombobulated after a weekend in which you definitely should not have had so many Jack and Cokes. But before you can move on to next weekend (and to a whole new set of irresponsible decisions), you'll have to grit your teeth and make it through the next five days.

To make it easier for you, we've compiled a list of delightfully free events this week. Go get yourself that third cup of coffee you've been craving and read on.

Monday, January 9

Global Caribbean III: Haiti Kingdom of This World: This powerful exhibit at the Little Haiti Cultural Center features the works of almost 20 contemporary artists. If you can't make it this Monday, you can also stop by Monday through Saturday until the end of March.
Live Blues: Tobacco Road regulars Big Poppa E & the E Band bring their signature blues back for another great evening performance.

Tuesday, January 10

Stand-up: Host Daniel Reskin and the rest of the crew return to Sweat Records for the first Casa de Ha-Ha of 2012.
Book signing: Dr. Gary Small discusses his latest book, The Alzheimer's Prevention Program, at the Lois Pope LIFE Center Auditorium.

Wednesday, January 11

Ray: Lay down a blanket at SoundScape Park and enjoy a screening of the 2004 Ray Charles biopic.
Drive-By Big Band: The aptly-named band, featuring all 17 members, is entertaining at the Performing Arts Exchange.
Dare to Dream: Actor David Mills brings his one-man show on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to North Miami Beach's Ronald A. Silver Auditorium.
Rare Fruit Council International: If you're into rare fruit--and come on, who isn't?--head to the Miami Museum of Science for a discussion on permaculture techniques with speaker Marcus Thomson.

Thursday, January 12

Movie night: The women's league of Beth David Congregation hosts a special showing of Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, including discussions with movie producer Linda Selig and former Dodgers player Norman Berman.
China:Insights: This exhibit at the Lowe Art Museum explores how contemporary photography reflects the rapid change of Chinese culture as viewed through the lenses of seven different photographers.

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