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Closing this week: The Future Was Written, by Daniel Arsham (Installation, chalk and blackboard paint).
Closing this week: The Future Was Written, by Daniel Arsham (Installation, chalk and blackboard paint).
Courtesy of the artist

Free Events This Week in Miami: Hanukkah, Nerd Nite, and Buskerfest Miami

Did you survive? Let's hope your job has Art Basel forgiveness today — it wasn't your typical weekend bender, after all. As the tourists travel home and Miamians clean up in the aftermath, a little low-cost entertainment is sure to set you right again. 

Monday

  • Menorah Lighting at CocoWalk: Missing the menorah at home? Head down each night this week for CocoWalk and Chabad in the Grove's six-foot-tall menorah lighting in CocoWalk's first-ever Hanukkah celebration. 
  • Sylvie Fleury at Bass: Don't miss the contemporary artist's newest site-specific neon, which lights up Bass Museum's Art Deco building (2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach).

Tuesday

  • Jordan Matter at Miami City Ballet: Internationally acclaimed artist and photographer Matter photographs members of the Miami City Ballet on the sands, streets, and skylines of Miami.

Wednesday

  • Woman in Gold at SoundScape: Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, this film follows the struggle a Jewish refugee faces in reclaiming a painting the Nazis stole from her family.
  • Steven and William Ladd: Mary Queen of the Universe at MDC-MOAD: Catch the brothers' meticulously crafted sculpture, drawings, and prints, which blur the lines between design and fashion, fine art and craft.

Thursday

  • Nerd Nite: Best of 2015 at Gramps: This edition packs all your favorite speakers from previous Nerd Nites, plus some nerdtastic trivia.
  • In Conversation with AIRIE at PAMM: Join AIRIE for a night of presentations and Q&A with Everglades National park Superintendent Pedro Ramos, Audubon Director Eric Draper, and Wild Billboard artist Susan Silas.  
Arsham in a salon talk with Franklin Sirmans.
Arsham in a salon talk with Franklin Sirmans.
Courtesy of World Red Eye

Friday

  • Daniel Arsham at YoungArts: Today is your last chance to view Arsham's interactive installation, The Future Was Written.
  • I Am, We Are at ICA Miami: This multimedia exhibition developed by the ICA Narratives (ICAN) Outreach Program explores identity through the eyes of the Miami community.
  • Buskerfest Miami 2015 at Metromover: Catch the Street Performance Festival in Downtown Miami, where local artists will perform 45 minute sets at each of the Inner Loop stops of the Metromover and select satellite locations.
  • Student Recitals at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios: Jessica Suchecki and Michelle Sanchez perform in a Viola Recital, featuring works by Brahms, Bach, and more.

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