Happy Monday, Miami. This week brings plenty of events, and the best part is they all cost less than $10. Grab a few bucks and enjoy what's new in town, from Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami to a screening of The Theory of Everything at SoundScape Park and Christmas caroling on Lincoln Road.
Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami
Daily until December 30, $9.95
There's no escaping the holiday spirit, even in the perpetually hot weather of the 305, and nothing beats celebrating the most magical time of the year than with Santa Claus, lighted animal sculptures, and glistening palm trees. Yep, Zoo Lights is back. Decking out the grounds of Zoo Miami with more than a half-million lights, the two-week holiday spectacle makes kids and even grown-up Grinches feel jolly.
Farmers' Market at the Adrienne Arsht Center
4 p.m. Monday, free
As the temperature drops and Miami's infamous humidity wanes, take advantage of the cooler, drier weather with a trip to the Arsht Center's weekly farmers' market. It's packed with a local harvest of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, and prepared food and beverages. Roaming the market is free.
"Pablo Cano: To the Eye Behind the Keyhole ~ 1979-2016" at Miami-Dade Public Library
All day, free
Find a selection of artist Pablo Cano's marionette sculptures at the Main Library. The exhibition features a wide range of unique and detailed marionettes from Cano's personal collection.
Ladies' Night Bingo at the Freehand
9 p.m. Wednesday, free
Presented in partnership with Out Miami and Carli Nicholas, Ladies' Night Bingo offers happy-hour bites and beverages, plus the chance to win swag bags, pitchers of booze, food, and other goodies. It's free to play, and what's more beautiful than getting loose with your girls poolside amid the tropical flora? The party runs from 9 p.m. to midnight. Games are held at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30.
The Theory of Everything at SoundScape Park
8 p.m. Wednesday, free
James Marsh’s 2015 Oscar-nominated film The Theory of Everything tells the love story of Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde. Shortly after he met Wilde at Cambridge University and fell in love, Hawking was diagnosed with the deadly illness and given two years to live. In spite of it all, Wilde insisted on staying together, and the two decided to get married and start a family.
Third-Annual Christmas Caroling on Lincoln Road at Lincoln Road Mall
7:30 p.m. Thursday, free
Ease into the spirit with Christmas caroling on Lincoln Road. Lend your voice and holiday cheer as locals and tourists gather for an evening of strolling and singing.
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Fiesta de Navidad at the Wynwood Yard
8 p.m. Friday, free
Donate a small toy at the Wynwood Yard's Christmas party, sponsored by Uma Galera, Itawe, and Bluster Jam. Enjoy the Yard's food trucks plus bar specials and live music.