Happy Monday, Miami. This week brings plenty of events, and the best part is they're all under $10. From a taco rally at Jackson Memorial Hospital to celebrate early voting, to a skating rink at Bayfront Park and Ball & Chain's Monster Ball, grab a few bucks and enjoy Miami.
Miami Early-Voting Rally at Jackson Memorial Hospital
Noon Monday, free
Today marks the first day of early voting. Celebrate with a taco. From noon to 1:30 p.m., Zoo Miami's Ron Magill and various health-care workers' unions will host an early-voting celebration in Jackson Memorial Hospital's Alamo Park in the center of campus. Jackson employees and community members who come ready to vote will be treated to a free taco from El Orgullo Latino Kitchen and Que Pinchos Tacos y Mas food trucks, along with music. Voters will then board the Love Bus and be taken to the early-voting site at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center to vote. They will be given a lift back in the bus.
The Garcia Jam at Coyo Taco
9 p.m. Tuesday, free-$7
Miami-based musician Javier Garcia will host an open jam session at Coyo Taco. There will be live music and a late-night happy hour at the pisco bar with select drinks and appetizers for $7.
Women in Whiskey at the Regent Cocktail Club
8 p.m. Tuesday, free
To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, head to Miami Beach's Regent Cocktail Club Tuesday for Women in Whiskey. Guests will receive a complimentary Jack Daniel’s honey cocktail. Enjoy live music and signature cocktails throughout the evening. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen. Admission is free. The event begins at 8 p.m. To RSVP, visit mixstir.com.
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest at North Beach Band Shell
5 p.m. Wednesday, free
This festival of food and tunes will bring together some of the city’s finest food trucks, including GastroPod, Ms. Cheezious, Sakaya Kitchen, and Mushaboom. Local restaurants will get in on the action too, including Lou’s Beer Garden, Sazon, El Tumi de Oro, and Mixturam. There will also be music, so feed your belly and your ears from 5 till 10 p.m.
Pizza Delivery at Rec Room's New Underground Party
2 a.m. Thursday, free
Rec Room inside the Gale South Beach is ready to satisfy late-night cravings with complimentary pizza at 2 a.m. During the club/lounge's Thursday-evening Half/Full underground party, guests can grab a slice and pair it with a signature cocktail once the clock strikes 2. Admission is free.
Heart Core VI Featuring Sofar Sounds at the Awa Kava Lounge
7 p.m. Thursday, $5 to $10
Heart Core, a grassroots networking group for creatives and innovators founded by Miami-based artists, will host a get-together featuring live-music startup Sofar Sounds. Expect emerging art, vegan food, live music, kava, and special guests. Selected community leaders will also present and discuss current projects and future initiatives.
Bay Skate at Bayfront Park
It's time to break out the roller skates again, Miami. Brothers and creatives Alex and Marcos Macias are bringing the Hot Wheels and Super Wheels nostalgia of their childhood back to the bay for their third installment of Bay Skate, sponsored by Zignum Mezcal. This Saturday, Bay Skate will take over Bayfront Park. Super Wheels will be onsite around the fountain to provide skate rentals, entrance tickets to its South Miami location, and floor guards to keep skaters safe. Zignum Mezcal will be on hand with cocktail tastings, and skaters can also partake of craft beer, food, and live music. The brothers expect a major turnout: 10,000, up from 2,500 at Bay Skate's first edition.
Jazz at MOCA
8 p.m. Friday, free
Cuban-born drummer Ignacio Berroa will take the stage at this month's iteration of Jazz at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Sit under the stars and watch Berroa perform, plus roam the museum's galleries, which will be open by donation.
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Viernes Culturales at Maximo Gomez/Domino Park
6 p.m. Friday, free
Visit Little Havana the last Friday of the month, and you’ll find yourself transported by a rhythmic, cafecito-fueled spectacle. This month’s edition of Viernes Culturales is a prime example of why the folkloric event has become popular with visitors; it’s a festive cacophony of music, art, and frosty tropical libations that loosens hips and inspires revelers to join impromptu conga lines during the raucous Calle Ocho block parties.
The Monster Ball at Ball & Chain
8 p.m., Friday, free
You don't have to get electrocuted by Dr. Frankenstein to do the Monster Mash; just don a werewolf mask and get your salsa steps ready for the very spooky edition of Ball & Chain's monthly Viernes Culturales stage production, the Monster Ball. Every last Friday of the month, the local watering hole puts on an energetic performance of music and dancing, with a main show for locals and tourists walking Calle Ocho at 8 p.m. and a followup finale on the Pineapple Stage at 9 p.m.