Culture

Free Events This Week in Miami: David Bowie, Nerd Nite, and Cuban Cinema

Happy post-July Fourth Monday, everyone. Whether you kept your patriotic partying limited to Saturday or carried on through Sunday night, you're likely still suffering from way too much beer, one too many burgers, and have no money left over to grab a pick-me-up smoothie. While we can't do anything for your hangover-wracked bodies, we can help get your spending back on track with a week of cheap fun. 

Monday
  • Free Pilates Class at Miami Dade College: Increase your flexibility without the gym fees. 

Tuesday
  • Alicia en el Pueblo de las Maravillas at MDC Koubek Center: Catch a screening and debate of this 1991 controversial political allegory — banned in Cuba shortly after its release — with Cuban film critic Maria Cumaná.
  • Free Kids Movies at Dolphin 19 Theater: This week's showings feature Tarzan and Alpha and Omega.

Wednesday

  • Stitch n' Bitch at Freehand: Gather 'round for some complimentary cocktails and crochet fun with KRELwear's Karelle Levy.
  • Studio Crawl at ArtCenter: Visit the artists in their natural habitats.
  • Summer Rental at Shirley's: Catch this family vacation comedy starring John Candy during his '80s heyday. 

Thursday

  • Bowie in Space at Churchill's: Don't miss this major musical tribute to Major Tom.
  • Nerd Nite Miami at Gramps: Get drunk and learn about Miami's ultimate villains: Mosquitoes and hurricanes.
Friday
  • Michael Vasquez at MDC-MOAD: It's your last chance to view the the artist's exhibition, Neighborhood Reclamation, a collection of portraiture work on neighborhood street gangs and culture. Closing on Sunday!
  • Free Guided Tours at Wolfsonian: Check out the permanent and new exhibitions, including the recently opened Promoting the Good Life, a collection of graphics and imagery that helped shape the mass consumer market.

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Shelly Davidov