This week's free happenings will give you all the feels. If you want to feel even better about yourself, hit the Trashy Tuesday beach cleanup at Hobie Beach on Tuesday. To feel sweaty among fellow rollerskating fans, the Hollywood Beach Skate meetup will be your jam this Wednesday. If you're trying to feel a bit more clued in about the Earth's unfolding climate catastrophe, check out the Miami Climate Symposium, with a special panel discussion led by CNN's Bill Weir, at the University of Miami Friday. And if you want to feel a little football-related joy (yes, even you, Dolphins fan), head to the multifaceted Super Bowl Live at Bayfront Park this Saturday.
Here are the best free things to do in Miami this week:
Calling all rollerbladers! Amid the whirlwind of cyclists, runners, walkers, and clearly confused people who just like to stand in the middle of Hollywood's boardwalk, there is a Hollywood Beach Skate meetup this Wednesday evening. Join your fellow in-liners and quadsters for what is always a wonderful workout and, after you meet new friends, perhaps grab a beer afterward too. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, in Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut St., Hollywood. Admission is free.
copperblueslive.com. Admission is free.
How do we know when it's important to take climate change seriously? One indication is an event titled Miami Climate Symposium 2020: Predicting and Living With Extremes. In addition to a number of discussions and presentations on weather extremes and prospective solutions, an open-to-the-public panel will include experts from universities and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this Friday at the Watsco Center. CNN's Bill Weir will moderate the panel. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 24, at Watsco Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; miami.edu. Admission is free with online registration.
nfl.com. Admission is free.
"To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human." Name that movie! It's the one and only 1999 fantasy thriller The Matrix. If you haven't seen Keanu Reeves at his finest (OK, he's been great in Speed, Parenthood, and all the John Wick stuff too), this Sunday is the perfect time. The flick will play during a special pop-up series — the Wynwood Film Series, in partnership with O Cinema — at the Wynwood Marketplace. 7 p.m. Sunday, January 26, at the Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami. Admission is free; RSVP via eventbrite.com.