Good news: January is almost over, which means summer -- and impromptu trips to the beach while playing hooky from your crappy job -- is that much closer. Bad news: it's only Monday, which means you have five full days of being stuck at your aforementioned crappy job until the weekend. More good news: there are enough free artsy, musical, and cultural events to keep you sane through the end of the week.
Read on for info on great art installations and performances that will keep you entertained and keep your money in your wallet.
Stewart O' Nan: The author of The Odds heads to Books & Books to discuss his 14th novel.
Open Mind Monday: Jazid Miami Beach lets you blow off some steam with Rock Nacional and Mary Jane Mondays, presented by Soul of Mia.
Retrospective to the Future: 220 photos by legendary pin-up Bunny Yeager are on display at Dezer Schauhalle, including more than a hundred that had never been printed before the creation of this collection.
Entresol: Catch the electronic dance trio play live at Ricochet.
Annette Turrillo: The sublime works of this Venezuelan artist are currently on exhibit at the Frost Art Museum.
Carnaval Fora de Epoca: This Brazilian Carnival Parade starts at the corner of Lincoln Road and Alton Road.
Reflection: Swing by the Stephen P. Clark Government Center to view Ivan Toth Depena's interactive light-based installation.
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