Free Events This Week in Miami: Finding Happiness, Words & Wine, and Black Friday Balloon Drop

There's nothing like a holiday week. Three days of work, four days of leisure. Nothing but food comas, football, and family time to look forward to. Next time you hear from us, we'll have consumed potentially lethal quantities of stuffing and will undoubtedly be five (or ten) pounds heavier.

And since Black Friday is fast approaching, here's your guide to free stuff to do this week, so you can save your pennies for doorbuster madness.

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  • Free tour at Adrienne Arsht Center: Haven't you always wanted to know more about downtown's extravagant performing arts mecca? Then, next time you take a date there you can wow 'em with trivia.



  • Words & Wine Jam Session at TSL Lounge: Drummers, acoustic musicians, hoopers, dancers, jugglers and everyone else welcome for jams, deep conversations, and social lubricants
  • Edil DeLeon's Insight Band at LILT Lounge: Feel super sophisticated listening to Latin/afro-Cuban jazz at this swanky spot.


  • Black Friday Balloon Drop at Southland Mall: Even if you don't wanna spend a lot of dough, you can brave the crowds for your chance at mall gift cards, movie passes, even Miami Heat tickets -- all of which will be dropped from the ceiling (in latex).
  • Critical Mass at Government Center: Work off that Thanksgiving excess with several thousand of your closest friends.

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