Free and cheap things to do in Miami – April 25-27

If you’re feeling creative, you might want to join Miami’s first LitCrawl on Friday. It starts at 6 p.m. at The Betsy Hotel on South Beach and provides an opportunity to drink and declaim your way around Miami Beach. It’s one of a number of free events this weekend that are part of the O, Miami poetry festival.

Viernes Culturales is Friday night in Little Havana, with free music, art and more entertainment on Southwest Eighth Street. The Bass Museum of Art features free admission from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday for IDEA@thebass, a monthly family-friendly event with art activities for kids – though you don’t have to bring a kid to get in free.

Here are our top picks for free and cheap weekend fun April 25-27.

Free outdoor Latin jazz at MOCA
Marlow Rosado, a composer, producer and pianist, will bring his style of salsa to the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami in a free concert Friday. Rosado, who was born in Puerto Rico, also plays merengue, hip-hop, bachata and reggaeton and has worked with Celia Cruz, Selena, Marc Anthony, Desmon Child and Ricky Martin. The regular free monthly Jazz at MOCA event includes free admission to the museum from 7 to 10 p.m., as well as the concert outside at 8 p.m. Parking is also free.

Tell me a story
Do you like a story? The 14th annual Art of Storytelling Family Festival will celebrate the art of telling tales out loud from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Miami-Dade Main Library. The event will include kids’ activities as well as musicians and a chance to hear some of South Florida’s best spinners of stories, both true and imagined.

‘Folk Songs of the Americas’ concert

Music in Miami will present a free concert, “A Celebration of Folk Songs of the Americas,” at 6 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Cathedral in Miami. Featured musicians will be Modesto Marcano, Roger Bustamante and Ranses Colon. There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted. Free parking is available behind the cathedral.

Free Seaquarium visits for teachers
It’s Totally Teachers Weekend at the Miami Seaquarium on Saturday and Sunday, which means free admission for teachers from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach schools, both public and private. School district employees can also get in free. Each teacher or employee can bring up to four guests who will get 50% off regular admission. A pay stub or school ID is required.

Three free family films Friday
This weekend’s free movies are “Monster House” at 7 p.m. Friday at the North Shore Park band shell in Miami Beach; “Spy Kids 4” at 8 p.m. Friday at Hollywood Arts Park; and “Frozen” at 7 p.m. Friday at Miami Lakes Picnic Park West.

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