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Free Events This Week in Miami: National Lazy Day, Coming to America, and Scratch & Sniff

Cue the cat videos and food delivery: It's National Lazy Day. A day to shirk all adult duties, August 10 is a blessed unofficial celebration of nonstop Netflix and making that freshly laundered pile of clothes the perfect couch nest. For those sun-addicted South Floridians, dozing in hammocks and passing out poolside are also appropriate Lazy Day activities. Added bonus: being lazy is usually pretty cheap.

If you're feeling energetic — quit bragging — you could of course venture outside and walk or whatever. Whether you're ready to take Monday by the balls or plan to hibernate until Tuesday, we've got a crop of free fun to stimulate your post-weekend brains.

Monday
  • Downtown Farmers Market at Arsht Center: Keep your Monday fresh and lazily stroll the market.
  • "Kindsight" at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios: Take a final view of this celebration of everyday life through combined words and images today at the FIU space.
Tuesday

Wednesday
  • Coming to America at Shirley's: Eddie Murphy in his glory days, Arsenio Hall in drag, and James Earl Jones as an African king pre-Lion King days. If you haven't seen this movie, fix it. 
  • Scratch & Sniff at Canvas Miami: A night with three DJs, six turntables, local bites, and craft beer. Send that RSVP!
Thursday 
  • Nerd Nite Miami at Gramps: Explore the Uncanny Valley — also known as our specific aversion to human-like robots — the future of In Vitro, and the recent outpouring of board game love. 
Friday 
  • Voleur (thief) at Dimensions Variable: Don't miss the final performance from Jamilah Sabur and Andy Robert, in conjunction with the art space's last downtown Miami exhibition, "Sounds Like."
  • Adam's Rib at Wolfsonian: Another celebration of ladies taking charge in film, this movie stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as Adam and Amanda Bonner, a husband-and-wife attorney team, both drawn to a case of attempted murder.

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Shelly Davidov