Free Events This Week in Miami: Three Amigos, Jamaican Independence, and 100 Years of Miami Beach

With Miami Spice in full swing, we can guess your gluttony is riding shotgun this month. Despite the unavoidable increase in calorie intake, sampling the city's finest cuisine at a discount is a pretty stellar way to spend those paychecks. Lucky for you, we've got a flurry of free activities perfect for killing time between your many gobble sessions. 

  • Miami Beach: 100 Years of Making Waves on WPBT2: Don't miss the premiere of this documentary showing Miami Beach's colorful transition from swampland to international tourist destination.
  • Ryan Sullivan at ICA Miami: This is your last week to view the artist's lively abstract paintings, which marked the museum's first institutional solo exhibition.
  • Craft Night at Toro Toro: Watch live Kae Sa Lak, the art of Thai fruit and vegetable carving. 
  • Donation Day at Lowe Art Museum: Get free admission and gallery tour access to the museum, including the current exhibition, "Highlights from The Francien C. Ruwitch and the Ruwitch Family Collections."

  • Three Amigos at Shirley's: Enjoy some booze and free popcorn with your plethora of piñatas! 
  • Recent Acquisitions + Highlights at MDC-MOAD: The museum's first long format installation contains treasures from the College's permanent collection, including pieces from Andres Serrano, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, and more.
  • Jennine Capo Crucet at Books & Books: Catch the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers and a story collection, How to Leave Hialeah, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, John Gardner Book Prize, Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald and the Latinidad List.
  • FP: Sketch at Fashion Project: Head to the Bal Harbour Shops space for an evening of sketching, coached by visual artist Carlos Prado with all materials provided.
  • Awakening Jamaica Exhibit Opening at HistoryMiami: Mark Jamaican Independence Day with this unique exhibit featuring over 50 prints of Jamaica photographed in 1891 by Valentine & Sons of Dundee, Scotland. 
  • Lecture by Renzo Taddei at PAMM: Dr. Taddei, currently working on the sociological and philosophical dimensions of climate sciences and climate-related technologies, will discuss "alter-geoengineering" at his talk, "Seeing from the Perspective of the End of the World."

  • His Girl Friday at Wolfsonian: Part of the museum's Ladies Leading Film Series, this classic screwball comedy stars Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant as ex-spouses sparring in the workplace. 
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find at Wolfsonian: Join the book club for a discussion of Flannery O’Connor's famous Southern Gothic short story, free for first-timers!
  • Gallery Night Live! at Coral Gables Museum: This free Friday celebration features the opening of Praxis Peña's exhibition, "Immigrantes de Sueños."

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Shelly Davidov