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Free Events This Week in Miami: Elliott Smith, Punksgiving, and Bayfront Park's Holiday Tree

Happy Thanksgiving week, Miami. Whether you're preparing to hunker down at a table with family or plan to party it up Friendsgiving style, you'll need some activity to balance all of that traditional binge eating. The Magic City has music, fashion, movies, and more, all light in calories and light on your wallet.

  • Clothes: Curating and Describing at Bal Harbour Shops: This FP: Talks edition brings together Fashion Project curator Judith Clark and graphic novelist and author Leanne Shapton, co-editor of Women in Clothes. The two will discuss their bodies of work in fashion, with a focus on their approaches to curating, describing, and illustrating dress.
  • MIA_BER: You Are Leaving the American Sector at ArtCenter: An exhibition exchange project between ArtCenter and Verein Berliner Künstler, the oldest artist association of Berlin, this MIA_BER exhibition features mostly German artists, many of them Wahl-Berliners (Berliners of choice), who have moved to Berlin.

  • All Folk'd Up: A Tribute to Elliott Smith at Churchill's: Local acts Jacob Addicot, Kat Merkin, Back Pew, and others will perform a night of folk dedicated to the late folk artist. Free for those 21 and older.
  • An Evening With Micky Wolfson at MDC-MOAD: Catch Mitchell "Micky" Wolfson Jr. — a preservationist, collector, and founder of the Wolfsonian-FIU and the Wolfsoniana in Genoa, Italy — in this conversation with Tim Rodgers, director of the Wolfsonian-FIU.
  • A Series of Musically Illustrated Conversations at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios: Join Julian Kreeger, president of Friends of Chamber Music; Bliss Herbert, acclaimed opera producer; and Allen Charles Klein, famed opera set designer, as they listen to and discusses opera and prominent vocalists.


  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at SoundScape: Dive into all things sweet and weird with the 2005 film starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, and Helena Bonham Carter.

  • Camp Chippewa at Churchill's: Head to the pub for punksgiving with Kill Mama, Euro-Asia, Zeta, Analog, Male Model, plus special guests The Nailheads. Free for those 21 and up. 


  • Bayfront Park's Holiday Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park: Kick off the holiday spirit at the annual outdoor tree lighting.
  • Transcuba at Yeelen Gallery: Catch this solo exhibition by New York photographer Mariette Pathy Allen before it closes November 28.

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