Happy Monday, Miami. This week brings plenty of events, and the best part is they all cost less than $10. Celebrate Halloween at Wynwood's HalloWyn, bringing music, food, drinks, and fun for all monsters, creeps, ghouls, and phantoms. This Friday, don't miss the Pancakes & Booze Art Show at the Bar at 1306, featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, graffiti, and delicious flapjacks with a side of alcohol.
HalloWyn at Wynwood Arts District
7 p.m. Monday, free
Halloween is today, and though Monday is truly the scariest day of the week, it's not exactly known for its all-night ragers. Good thing the event planners and promoters at Swarm give no effs about that. After a rousing good time in 2015, HalloWyn is back and spookier than ever. It's an all-ages, totally free block party taking over the hip Wynwood Arts District with music, food, drinks, and fun for all monsters, creeps, ghouls, and phantoms.
Halloween 2016 at Lincoln Road Mall
5 p.m. Monday, free
This year’s Halloween night on Lincoln Road offers treats for all ages. The evening kicks off with family-friendly activities including costumed stilt-walkers, face-painting, and trick-or-treating at participating stores along the promenade. Later, find a smattering of DJs and live performances across five stages. Come dressed in costume in to get the full Halloween experience.
Hatha Yoga at Miami Beach Botanical Garden
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, free
Everyone, from doctors to green-juice-guzzling housewives, agrees that yoga has undisputed physical and mental health benefits. In fact, yoga might be the answer to all of your stress-related woes. Add South Florida’s gorgeous weather to the mix, and it’s literally a breath of fresh air. Take Hatha Yoga at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and channel your inner Buddha amid the lush foliage. The all-ages class combines strengthening, stretching, and relaxation on the terrace.
"American Banned" at Macaya Gallery
The showcase is a politically charged exhibit featuring works addressing police brutality, censorship, and white privilege from artists Chor Boogie, Stuart Sheldon, and Ashley Reid.
In the Lobby Lounge at Olympia Theater
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, free
This Wednesday, head to Olympia Theater for another iteration of In the Lobby Lounge. This week will feature modern and contemporary works of fiction read by actors from the Miami theater scene. Doors open at 6 p.m., and readings begin at 6:30 p.m.
Free First Thursdays at PAMM
6 p.m. Thursday, free
Thursday is a good time to visit Pérez Art Museum Miami because there's free admission and a later closing time. Roam museum grounds until 9 p.m., and grab a preweekend bite at Verde, the museum's signature restaurant.
Hack 4 Power at EcoTech Visions
8 p.m. Friday, free
Experience EcoTech Visions' first-ever hackathon, where hackers will focus on building tools with the ability to stimulate neighborhoods and help businesses participate in the digital economy. During the event, hackers will test out the Miami Dade Transit app, create websites, and enhance the online presence of Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce member businesses.
Free Art Fridays at Various Locations
All day Friday, free
Friday: the end of the workweek, the beginning of debauched fun, the only song for which Rebecca Black will ever be known. But Friday is so much more than all of that. It’s also a chance to score some free original art. Free Art Fridays is a worldwide art movement that has made its way to Miami, and the city’s chapter, founded by local artist and promoter Registered Artist, strives to unite artists, art collectors, and anyone who loves a good scavenger hunt. Every Friday, artists hide their work around the city, and whoever finds it gets to take it home for free.
USpeak Flash Fiction and Poetry Series: Afrobella at Books & Books
6:30 p.m. Friday, free
Women of all shades and shapes deserve to be celebrated. The “Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging,” Patrice Grell Yursik, famed beauty blogger and former New Times editor, will share her professional journey at a special edition of the USpeak Flash Fiction and Poetry Series Friday. Yursik created Afrobella, a beauty blog that covers natural hair, multicultural skin care, and celebrity culture. Her hot takes on looking great have earned her a spot on the Women’s Wear Daily list "50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market."
Pancakes & Booze Art Show at the Bar at 1306
8 p.m. Friday, $5
If you've never had breakfast for dinner, this Friday is a good time to try it. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show returns to Miami with its trademark winning combination: paintings, photography, sculpture, graffiti, and, oh yeah, delicious flapjacks with a side of alcohol. More than 65 artists will take over the Bar at 1306 for the hotcake-themed fete, which will also feature body painting and live musical performances.
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