Begin the first full week of November with free fun. This Monday, after you've endured a long workday, belt your heart out at Gramps' rebooted karaoke experience, Let's Sang 2.0. Tuesday, check out a sake seminar — with free sake tastings — at SLS South Beach. On the tunes front, Choked Up and the Wailers will play free shows in the 305 this week. And the kid-friendly Family Day at Magic City Casino will offer nongambling fun for youngsters this Sunday.
Here are the best free things to do in Miami this week:
Warm up those vocal cords, because Gramps is rebooting its karaoke night. Let's Sang 2.0 will happen this Monday night on the outdoor stage. Whether you sing something as simple "Tequila" — the 1958 rock song whose lyrics contain literally one word — or pristinely croon an Adele ballad, Gramps will welcome you with open arms. 9 p.m. Monday, November 4, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St, Miami; gramps.com; 305-699-2669; Admission is free.
Before you drink a ton of sake, learn about it first. Tuesday afternoon, Katsuya at the SLS South Beach will host master sake sommelier Guilherme "William" de Macedo to discuss all things sake, including the various kinds, how to pair it, and how to serve it. After the Sake Seminar, enjoy a massive tasting and networking event. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, at Katsuya South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Suite 200, Miami Beach; 305-455-2995; katsuyarestaurant.com. Admission is free with RSVP at eventbrite.com.
There's more to Sweat Records than perusing its badass selection of vinyl. You have to catch a live show there too. This Tuesday evening, check out the Brooklyn punk-rock outfit Choked Up and local heavyweights Las Nubes. The gig is an all-ages affair, and the tunes will be recorded for a future cassette. 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, at Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York, is home to one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the United
States. Its curator, Ruba Katrib, is an industry heavyweight who served locally as associate curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Tuesday evening, Katrib will make a stop at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex as part of Talks: Top Curators on Contemporary Art. She'll dish on her work with Kelly Akashi, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, and other artists. 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami; 305-960-2969; littlehaiticulturalcenter.com. Admission is free.
There's a pizza party this week, and you're invited. Every Thursday, feel free to lounge and enjoy the waterside happenings, games, and other diversions at the Wharf. In addition to noshing on pizza, if you rack up a $10 bar tab, you'll earn a free pizza from Spris Artisan Pizza. Noon Thursday, November 7, at the Wharf Miami, 114 SW N. River Dr., Miami; eventbrite.com. Admission is free.
The Wailers are set to play a free show this Friday in the Design District's Palm Court. Led by bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, Julian Junior Marvin, and Donald Kinsey, the group has been rockin' since 1981. If you haven't experienced the band's iconic reggae vibes live, this free show is the perfect chance. 6 p.m. Friday, November 8, in Palm Court, 140 NE 39th St., Miami; miamidesigndistrict.net. Admission is free.
Wynwood is a vibrant, colorful spectacle on any given day, but the neighborhood's monthly Wynwood Art Walk Block Party takes things to another level. The bash happens every second Saturday of the month and is loaded with artisan vendors, food trucks, an artisan pavilion with live painting and other diversions. Pro tip: RSVP for a free Effen vodka drink upon arrival. Noon Saturday, November 9, at Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; eventbrite.com. Admission is free.
Take the kids to the casino! Yes, you read that correctly, because every Sunday through November 24 is Family Day at Magic City Casino. While you check out your favorite jai-alai player, your youngsters can enjoy inflatable slides, face painting, and balloon animals. The whole family can even walk on the jai-alai fronton and meet some players too. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 10, at Magic City Casino, 450, NW 37th Ave., Miami; magiccitycasino.com. Admission is free.
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