Free and cheap things to do in Miami – June 5-7

Carolina Pozo and Kristian Bikic play a couple on the verge of a breakup in ‘Pesto Pasta’ at Micro Theater Miami. Jorge Monje

If you like movies, you’ve got a number of opportunities to see them for free or cheap this weekend. Plus, June is Miami Film Month, with films for $8 with a coupon from the Miami-Dade Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

On Friday night during the Downtown Art Walk, there is a party to celebrate a gallery anniversary. Theater lovers can watch 15-minutes plays with the MicroTheater Miami series.

This weekend brings a final farewell to the Emerson Dorsch Gallery in Wynwood, which is closing after a nearly two-decade run.

Creepy Jason lurking by the lake
The cult horror flick Friday the 13th is being screened on Saturday at 11 p.m. for $5 as part of the Coral Gables Art Cinema’s Late Night Movie Screenings series. Get creeped out all over again with the 1980 original where innocent camp counselors trying to reopen a lakeside summer camp are unaware of the evil that lurks there (Jason) and the dark secret the lake holds.

Celebrating movies filmed in the 305
Miami’s endless sunshine, palm trees and beautiful people have always been a draw for filmmakers, and Miami-Dade College is paying homage to the movies filmed here in the Welcome to Miami Summer Film Festival. Screened at noon on a rotating basis, the films include Miami Vice (the feature length film), The Bodyguard, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Big Trouble. Admission to the films is free and on several campuses so check the link for locations and dates. Only those 21 and older will be admitted.

Make a wish, then blow out the candles
The first Friday is Downtown Art Walk night, and this time the Gallery at McCormick Place is celebrating its third birthday. The multi-level space features a multitude of galleries and several are opening their doors for art shows. The evening’s featured artist is painter Griselda Lechini. It’s not a party without dancing so make sure to check out flamenco dancer Clarita Filgueiras from HistoryMiami and music by Opera Atelier and DJ John. The party is free and goes from 6 to 11 p.m.

15 minutes of fame on stage
This stage is inside a shipping container where Centro Cultural Espanol Miami hosts its MicroTheater Miami presentations. The seven original 15-minute plays that make up the “Backwards and Forwards” series are shown to an intimate group of 15 audience members and repeated six times. Each play is $5 and you choose how many you want to see. The plays will be presented 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

For your listening and eating pleasure
The food truck craze is still with us, and Flamingo Gardens in Davie is capitalizing on it with Summer Late Nights at Flamingo Gardens from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Enjoy $5 admission into the Gardens, which are open until 8 p.m. Plenty of food trucks will serve up conch, burgers, tacos, gelato, waffles and more, and there will be musical entertainment by bluegrass band Old Time Jammers and DJ Digital Anarchy.

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