Free and cheap things to do in Miami – Sept. 26-28

Make it a musical weekend with a little “throwback” to the 1960s at the Woodystock Benefit Concert in Coconut Grove on Saturday afternoon or take a trip to the 1980s at a screening of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” late Saturday night at Actors’ Playhouse.

This weekend also welcomes back the Saturday morning Miami Springs Farmer’s Market along Curtiss Parkway, where you can buy fresh produce, flowers and homemade baked goods and bring your dog along. Or spend Saturday morning at a yoga class at the James Royal Palm Hotel, then hit the private beach with a complimentary beach chair and light bites and fresh juices from Florida Cookery, the hotel’s restaurant.

Woodystock Benefit Concert at Peacock Park
Eat, drink and groove, all for a good cause, on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove during the Woodystock Benefit Concert with proceeds going toward the Woody Foundation, an organization whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals living with spinal cord injuries. Listen to the beats of DJ Brett Beats Bailey, the indie soul of The Boom Booms and local group the Robby Hunter Band. Fritz & Franz Bierhaus sell brews and German-inspired food and there’s art for sale and a silent auction, too.

Pink Floyd’s trippy “The Wall” at Actors’ Playhouse   
Certain movies are best seen late at night, and Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” is one of them. Actors’ Playhouse is showing the film for free at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. The trippy film features the psychedelic band’s music and a young Bob Geldof in the lead role. Relive the historic musical and its many iconic scenes or experience it for the first time and see what the buzz has been about all these years. The screening is free but tickets are required.

Explore the vast expanse at meet a croc or two 
Outdoorsy types will love this – cooler weather and a chance to visit Everglades National Park for free on Saturday. Thanks to National Public Lands Day, visitors can enjoy what’s billed as the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and spend the day walking by docile American crocodiles or admiring them from the observation deck where the breathtaking view also highlights the many bird and fish species that call the park home.

Another chance to catch ‘E.T. the Extraterrestrial’
The dive-in movies at Grapeland Water Park continue Friday night, even though summer is technically over. This week’s film is the 1980s Steven Spielberg classic “E.T. the Extraterrestrial.” Get there by 5:30 p.m. and enjoy the slides at Pirate’s Plunge and Shipwreck Island before getting into the big pool for the movie. $5 discounted admission.

Music lights up the stage at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale
The Village at Gulfstream Park’s free Music in the Park Series continues from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday night with a performance by the Joey Dale Band. Several of the nearby restaurants, including Yard House, Cantina Laredo and Brio Tuscan Grille, offer happy hour food and cocktail specials between 4 and 6:30 p.m.

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