This week brings great news for all the foodies and hungry hungover messes of Miami. Today kicks off Coral Gables Restaurant Week, that magical time of year when three-course, prix-fixe menus at discounted prices take over your favorite neighborhood eateries for three whole weeks. As we know you'll be kissing those paychecks goodbye with this awesome gorge fest, we've provided a crop of free activities to keep your week cheap, balanced, and mostly calorie-free.
Rethinking Libraries in the Digital Age at MDC Wolfson: James Palfrey, author of Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, will discuss the essential role of libraries in modern democratic society.
REWIND: WTFLORIDA? at MDC Wolfson: Catch an installment of “Fairy Tales of Florida,” which features a 1986 series of special reports by John Holden for WTVJ-TV in Miami that highlights local eccentrics.
The Associated Press - The Boston Marathon Bombing at Books & Books: AP Editions presents Boston Marathon Bombing: The Long Run from Terror to Renewal, a behind-the-scenes look at the 2013 case and the journalists who covered it, from the start of the race through the death penalty hearing.
Florencio Gelabert at MDC-MOAD: The renowned Cuban sculptor presents a new series of works with Journeys: A Dialogue with Time.
The Great Outdoors at Shirley's: Watch John Candy and Dan Aykroyd battle bears, rough waters, and creepy kids in this '80s flick.
- SPRAYSKULL at the Design District: Graffiti artist Remote presents a three-night exhibition works using re-purposed street art tools, from glass skulls filled with spray paint caps to geometric mosaics made from smashed spray cans.
- Nerd Nite at Gramps: Mack on your fellow nerds and dive into drunk convos about DNA technology, extraterrestrial life, and the history of testosterone.
“Tamiami Trail – How it Came About” at Deering Estate: This free lecture explores how the construction of the Tamiami Trail changed South Florida.
- Romance on the Reef: When Threatened Coral Species Mate at Frost Museum of Science: Learn about the fascinating phenomena of coral spawning, with complimentary beverages by Wynwood Brewing Company and Vita Coco.
- Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise at Wolfsonian: Check out the largest presentation of Newcomb arts and crafts in over 25 years, a celebration of Southern ingenuity and artistry that highlights the wares of the pioneering women artists of New Orleans’ Newcomb Pottery.
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