Free and cheap things to do in Miami - June 27-29
Miami on the Cheap gives us the scoop on the budget-friendly fun available in South Florida this weekend.
It’s summer, but we’re Floridians and we’re not afraid to go outside, if it means free concerts and free movies, especially movies in the pool.
The Miami Performance International Festival concludes this weekend, with free shows Saturday and Sunday night starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Edge Zone Projects in the Miami Design District.
Sunday is the regular free afternoon for families at the Bass Museum, with this month’s IDEA@thebass activities focusing on aviation. Admission is free for all from 2 to 4 p.m.
Film lovers can get 2-for-1 movie tickets from Fandango on Fridays with a Visa Signature card. And, June is Miami Film Month, with films at participating art cinemas for $8 if you bring a coupon from the Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau website. But this is the last weekend for that promotion.
Miami on the Cheap has a list of 24 free or cheap things to do with kids in South Florida this summer. Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap has a list of free things to do with kids and deals in Broward.
Free outdoor jazz at MOCA
The last Friday of the month features a free outdoor jazz concert and admission by donation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. The museum will be open by donation from 7 to 10 p.m. The music starts at 8 p.m. The featured performer is Antonio Madruga, a student at the New World School of the Arts.
Free music, art and fun in Little Havana
The monthly Viernes Culturales (Cultural Friday) celebration brings music, art and more to Little Havana from 7 to 11 p.m., with activities stretching from 12th to 17th Avenues on Southwest Eight Street (Calle Ocho). Among Friday night’s performers will be Caril Paura de la Patagonia, Orquestra Seleccion Latina and belly dancers from Belly2Abs. Historian Dr. Paul George will lead a free walking tour of Little Havana starting at 7 p.m. in front of the Tower Theater.
Stay cool watching movies in the pool
Friday is “dive-in” movie night at Grapeland Water Park, with admission $5 for each guest after 5:30 p.m. Kids can play in the pools and water slides until 7:30 p.m., when everyone adjourns to the big pool for the film, starting at 8 p.m. This month’s movie is “Monsters University.”
Vintage indoor film with modern cooling
This is the final weekend of the season for the free Actors' Playhouse film series. This weekend’s film is “Something’s Gotta Give,” a 2003 film starring Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Amanda Peet. Screenings are at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Miracle Theater. The film is free, but you need to get advance tickets online from Actors' Playhouse.
Late-night music at Oak Tavern
Oak Tavern’s new Summer Music Series continues Saturday with Lanzallamas, a duo made up of Fabi Patino and Salif Keita, known for world music. The music will be from11 p.m to 2 p.m. There is no cover charge for the event, which is in the Miami Design District.
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