More like kiss those paychecks goodbye.
More like kiss those paychecks goodbye.

Free Events This Week in Miami: Movies Under the Stars, Nerd Nite, and Chocolate

The most romantic and most pain-in-the-ass time of year is upon us, Miami. Retailers everywhere are rejoicing this week, watching the masses scramble to buy chocolate, flowers, jewelry, and whatever else can help them get laid this Valentine's Day. To help offset this struggle, we've helpfully put together another week of cultural entertainment that's not only fun, but can double as a slew of cheap dates. 


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  • Playwright Readings at Deering Estate: Catch Artists in Residence Lost Girls Theatre Company for a reading of Dreams of the Penny Gods by Callie Kimball.
  • “Bread Work” at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios: Tour Maria Lino's exhibition, inspired by manual labor and from her love of bread — not only as food but as a social and cultural identifier. 
Marilyn Monroe II.22 1967 Screenprint on paper 36" x 36"
Marilyn Monroe II.22 1967 Screenprint on paper 36" x 36"
Courtesy of the Williams McCall Gallery


  • Warhol and Katz at Williams McCall Gallery: It's your last chance to check out this collection of limited-edition prints by pop art masters Andy Warhol and Alex Katz.


  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith at SoundScape: Watch Brad and Angelina blow shit up as they tackle marriage as secret assassins.  
  • Far From Heaven at Cosford Cinema: Producer and founder of Killer Films production company Christine Vachon will attend the final events in the ongoing film series, Christine Vachon: 30 Years of Making Killer Films. Vachon will attend the screening of Far From Heaven on 35mm plus talk with viewers during a Q&A following the film.
  • Massimiliano Gioni at Melin Building: Locust Projects welcomes the artistic director of New York's the New Museum for its latest Locust Talks installment. 


  • Movies Under the Stars at Canvas Miami: Catch a starlit showing of John Turturro's Fading Gigolo starring Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, and Sofia Vergara. 
  • Conversation with the Smithsonian at HistoryMiami: Join HistoryMiami and the Smithsonian Institute for a preview of the Smithsonian’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, presented by museum curator Dr. Joanne Hyppolite.
  • The Queer Screen at Cosford Cinema: Christine Vachon, producer of Carol, Far From Heaven, and Boys Don't Cry, will discuss queer representation in film.
  • Nerd Nite at Gramps: Get drunk and poetic at this month's nerdy edition, which features presentations by Dr. Walter Bradley, former University of Miami Medical School chair of neurology, discussing music's effects on the brain; writer/director Teo Castellanos on the science of the creative process; and O, Miami's Scott Cunningham on Miami's language and rhythm, all preceded by poetry contests. 
  • Sex & Chocolate at Books & Books: Get ready for Valentine's with this conversation featuring Miami Dade College professor and practicing psychotherapist Nubia Santos, who will talk relationships, Valentine's Day, chocolate, and sex.


  • Sixth Annual Hated for Loving at Gramps: Have a good Valentine's cry at this tribute to the music of the Smiths and Morrissey, featuring the Ordinary Boys
  • MFA Girls' Eye View at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios: Drop by the opening reception of "MFA Girls’ Eye View, American Collages and Photo Montages," featuring works by ten artists. 
  • Noches Tropicales at Tropical Park: Enjoy a night of Latin jazz featuring Latin Grammy nominee José Negroni.  
  • The Signalman at Wolfsonian: FIU Honors College students present a staged reading of Charles Dickens' ghost story The Signalman, a short story first published in 1866.

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