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The Best Free Events in Miami This Week

Athena Dion hosts Drag Bingo at Time Out Market.
Athena Dion hosts Drag Bingo at Time Out Market. Photo courtesy of Athena Dion
click to enlarge Athena Dion hosts Drag Bingo at Time Out Market. - PHOTO COURTESY OF ATHENA DION
Athena Dion hosts Drag Bingo at Time Out Market.
Photo courtesy of Athena Dion

Synth Battle at Gramps

Every Tuesday, Gramps invites MIDI junkies to show what they're made of during Synth Battle. Hosted by Mata y Mala's Gabo Rio, the event encourages live experimentation and on-the-fly creation. If you're interested in participating, make sure to head the Shirley's, the backroom at Gramps, for your chance to plug in. 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; gramps.com. Admission is free.

Support Surfside Meditation & Healing at Faena Forum

The collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building will have lasting effects for years to come. While the wounds will take a while to heal, the Faena Miami Beach is hoping to help everyone start with a meditation and healing class led by instructor Agustina Caminos. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Support Surfside fund. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Faena Forum, 3300-3398 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; faena.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.

Words & Wine at the Anderson

As open-mike nights go, Words & Wine is a senior citizen, having been doing it for more than 11 years — first at the legendary Vagabond nightclub and later at Las Rosas. Earlier this year, it moved to the Anderson, where it invites performers — from poets to musicians — to stand in front of a receptive crowd and express themselves any way they please. The open-mic list opens at 8 p.m., with the performances starting at 9 and going on until the last artist takes the stage. 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the Anderson, 709 NE 79th St., Miami; 786-401-6330; theandersonmiami.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.

Drag Bingo at Time Out Market

The sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars is currently underway, and while you could just watch it at home, where's the fun in that? Time Out Market will be screening the reality competition show on its massive LED screen while drag queen extraordinaire Athena Dion hosts the weekly installment of drag bingo. Dion will juggle all the balls while patrons enjoy the show and an extended happy hour. During the screening of Drag Race, Dion will throw out trivia questions, so come prepared. 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Time Out Market, 1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach; 786-753-5388; timeoutmarket.com/miami. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.


Waffle Party Vinyl Brunch at Dogfish Head

Sweat Records has rebooted its popular Waffle Party series at Dogfish Head Miami in Wynwood. The monthly event will feature DJ Hiltronix, who'll entertain while you enjoy waffles and beer. Be sure to try Sweat's beer collab "Sweat? … Sweet!" which is on tap at the brewery. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Dogfish Head Miami, 325 NW 24h St., Miami; 305-796-2727; dogfish.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.

Untitled Comedy Show at Unbranded Brewing Co.

Comedian and former American Idol contestant Carlos Hernandez will headline the Untitled Comedy Show at Unbranded Brewing Co. Hosted by Nik Macik, the event at the Hialeah brewery also features Abby Ballin, Alec Castillo, Carmen Zita, and Chris Renois. 8 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Unbranded Brewing Co., 1395 E. 11th Ave., Hialeah; 786-332-3097; unbrandedbrewing.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
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