Free Events This Week in Miami: Mexican Food, The Princess Diaries, and The Jerk

Good news, sun-sapped friends: Miami Spa Month has arrived! Starting this Wednesday and going through August 31, cash-strapped Miamians can get deals at spas on massages, manicures, and all those self-love services. If you plan on pampering your paychecks away, you're going to need all the help you can get keeping those pockets somewhat lined. We're doing our part with another weekly line-up of fun the real, real cheap, from movies and trivia, to art and authors talks.

  • Charles Hollis Jones at Michael Jon Gallery: Make an appointment or stop in Thursday to see new and classic pieces from the famous Lucite designer
  • Mixing with Laz at Whole Foods: Learn to make fresh Mexican cuisine with Chef Laz Quintana and Jesse Tinoco, Produce Team Leader.

  • The Jerk at Shirley's: Watch comedy legend Steve Martin's movie debut in this 1979 classic. 
  • Meg Cabot at Books & Books: The hugely successful author of The Princess Diaries series will present her new book Royal Wedding, in which Princess Mia Thermopolis as a full-fledged adult now living in New York City.
  • The Acoustic Carpet at Canvas: Munch on Latin Burger grub while you catch a performance by one of Spotify’s 2015 Spotlight Artists, Raquel Sofia, and an opening set by Bryant Del Toro.

  • VONA/Voices Faculty Readings at Books & Books: Hear readings from seven faculty members of VONA, the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color in the nation.
  • Courtney Malick at ICA Miami: Catch a talk with Malick, regular contributor to Artforum, San Francisco Arts QuarterlyV Magazine, and founding member of Dis Magazine.
  • Gallery Night Live! at Coral Gables Museum: Free admission and music plus cash bar? Evens out. 
  • Mrs. Dalloway at Wolfsonian: For those seeking a more subdued Friday night, first-time guests at the Book Club can join this discussion of Virginia Woolf's novel for free.

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Shelly Davidov