Free and cheap things to do in Miami – Oct. 10-12

The monthly Wynwood Art Walk gets a Kitchen Hop invasion this weekend. That means, before you begin traipsing through the hordes of hipster galleries and street performers and artists you can fill your belly at food trucks and one of the area’s hippest eateries.

Perhaps you’d prefer to get ready for fall at the abundance of pumpkin patches and festivals this weekend. If it’s a cultural fix you seek, head to the Wolfsonian Museum for the free Friday night activities or to free family day events at the Perez Art Museum Miami, History Miami, Coral Gables Museum or the Frost Museum of Art, all on Saturday. Or, take advantage of the buy one get one free attractions special at one of the 17 participating attractions during Miami Attractions Month.

Walk this way
The monthly Wynwood Art Walk may have seen smaller crowds during the hot, sticky, humid summer months but expect bigger crowds as the weather cools. Make the scene from 7-10 p.m. and visit the Chill Concept for the Miami New Media Festival or the Emerson Dorsch Gallery for its latest installation “thisishappening.” Or simply walk up and down Wynwood’s main drag streets and watch street artists and performers at work.  If you want to join the Kitchen Hop restaurant prowl before the event, you can get discounted tickets if you order in advance.

Out-of-this-world deal for teens and students
Bringing a graphic novel to life on the stage requires a lot of creativity and talent. Three actors will play dozens of characters to dramatize “Target Earth” by Intergalactic Nemesis at 8 p.m. Saturday at 8 p.m. A pianist and a Foley sound effects artist will add to the mood. The more than 1,250 individual full-color hi-res comic book panels flashing behind the stage complete this mash-up performance, which was featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The show is at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and is worth the drive. Tickets are $5 for students ages 13-22, who can buy two tickets and use the second one to bring someone of any age. The deal is available through Culture Shock Miami.

Al fresco music at SoundScape Park
The new season of New World Symphony concerts at SoundScape in Miami Beach begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Mix things up and sit outside on the park’s lawn to experience Miami’s world-class symphony led by artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas. Accompanying the orchestra will be a cellist, pianist and two dancers, and works by Stravinsky and Monn/Schoenberg are on the bill. Bring a picnic basket and blanket to get the full effect.

Two can visit attractions for the price of one
October is Miami Attractions Month, which means buy one, get one free admission or other deals at 17 Miami-Dade museums and attractions. The promotion includes Zoo Miami, Jungle Island, the Deering Estate at Cutler, History Miami, the Miami Seaquarium and Vizcaya. To get the deal, you need a printable coupon from the Miami Attractions Month website.

Concerts around Hollywood
The City of Hollywood hosts concerts all weekend at the Beach Theatre on Johnson Street. Classic rock lovers will enjoy a weekend jam-packed with popular hits from that era on Friday night with Magic Bus and their British/classic rock show and Saturday night with East End Rose. Both groups take the stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

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