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Free Events This Week in Miami: Daniel Arsham, Octoberfest, and Madonna

Kiss September goodbye and say "hello" to all things October. From horror movies galore to bird festivals, Miami's got one stellar event after another this month, which happens to be Miami Attractions Month. While the discounted activities and entry fees are nothing to sneeze at, nothing beats fun for free. We've got '80s movies, art exhibitions, and all the beer you can guzzle. Cheers!


  • Daniel Arsham at YoungArts Gallery: Curated by PAMM's Franklin Sirmans, Arsham's "The Future Was Written" features nearly 2,000 objects made of chalk, and evolving with the markings of gallery visitors through Miami Art Week on the gallery's black chalkboard walls.
  • Movies Under the Stars at Canvas Miami: Catch the award-winning Argentinian film Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) by acclaimed director, Damián Szifrón, plus complimentary wine and treats. 
  • "Documenting Memory" at ArtCenter South Florida: Artists Rodrigo Dada, Abigail Reyes, and Crack Rodriguez use video, photographs, and installation to explore how artists living and working in El Salvador deal with retaining memory and commemorating loss from personal experiences.

  • Sam Adams Octoberfest at Mana Wynwood: Four-day free admission to all the Bavarian goodness, from non-stop beer and grub to live music and contests.
  • #WeAreMiamians at Lowe Art Museum: Lowe After Hours presents the entries to its Instagram contest, which seeks to show Miami's individuality through people. 
  • The Jesus & Mary Chain After Party at Gramps: Bring your ticket stub for free entry to a performance by the Smiths/Morrissey tribute act Ordinary Boys and vinyl alternative DJ sets.
  • Dance Constructions at Fredric Snitzer Gallery: Don't miss this solo exhibition of new sculptures and prints by EXILE Books' Amanda Keeley, who explores the history of choreography and dance notation.

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