Best free things to do in Miami this week 1-7 November 2021

The Wiz and SoundScape Park

The City of Miami Beach’s SoundScape Cinema Series continues its partnership with the American Black Film Festival with a screening d. The Wiz on Wednesday. Bring a blanket and snacks, spread out in SoundScape Park, and enjoy the classic from 1978. The musical takes L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel and gives it a Motown spin. Diana Ross stars as Dorthy Gale, a shy schoolteacher who is taken away to Oz after a snowstorm. There, she meets Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross), starring Richard Pryor. 8pm Wednesday, Nov. 3 at SoundScape Park, 400 17th St., Miami Beach; mbartsandculture.org. There is free admission.

Boss Babes Social Club at Lincoln Eatery

Lincoln Eatery hosts Boss Babes Social Club on Thursday with Paula Carozzo, a local disability activist and influencer. Carozzo is on a mission to redefine how disability is perceived and will lead an open conversation about love, fashion, wellness, myths, taboos and more, followed by a Q&A. The event promises to be an inclusive space where everyone can come together to remove the perception that people living with disabilities are somehow “broken”. A look at Carozzo’s Instagram proves that the stereotype is completely wrong. 7pm Thursday, Nov. 4 at Lincoln Eatery, 723 Lincoln Ln. N., Miami Beach; 305-695-8700; thelincolneatery.com. There is free access with RSVP via eventbrite.com.

Into the Stacks: Mermaids and Sea Nymphs at the Wolfsonian-FIU

Bookleggers founder Nathaniel Sandler and Wolfsonian-FIU member manager Alexandra O’Neale will lead the participants beneath the surface of the museum collection, focusing on the mermaids and sea creatures that inhabit the works. The couple will talk about the objects’ mythological background stories and show how they inspired their creators. The program is part of Sandler’s Knight Foundation-funded project, Crypt Cracking, which aims to introduce audiences to the collections of local museums through events focusing on pieces they have not been able to show regularly. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-1001; wolfsonian.org. There is free access with RSVP via wolfsonian.org.

Art Mirage at Freehold

Your eyes do not deceive you. Art Mirage performs at Freehold on Saturday with this month’s featured artist, Sneak. The event brings together local artists, vendors and DJs for an afternoon of great atmosphere in Wynwood. Music selectors include Sdot, Katrella, Prez and Pegeez, with live painting, a local designer market and tarot card readings all around. Best of all? It’s free, so put the money on shopping and drinks. 3pm to 9pm Saturday, Nov. 6 at Freehold, 2219 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-280-0330; freeholdmiami.com. There is free access with RSVP via eventbrite.com.

FloridaCon Arts and Japanese Fall Festival at Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden

Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden on Watson Island is one of Miami’s best kept secrets. With a history dating back to 1961, the tranquil place continues to be a hidden gem. On Sunday, you can become familiar with the garden when Miami Friends of the Japanese Garden and Florida Cosplay host the FloridaCon Arts and Japanese Fall Festival. Participants may enter cosplay, but this is not a requirement. There will be taiko drummers, live art shows, graphic comics, an authentic Japanese tea ceremony and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden, 1101 MacArthur Cswy., Miami; friendsofjapanesegarden.com. There is free admission.

Consensus at Oasis Wynwood

Dancehall artist Konshens (pronounced conscience) performs at Oasis Wynwood as part of its Sunday Sessions event. The 36-year-old is getting ready to release his fifth album, Red Dominion, on November 12, with previously released tracks such as “Boom Bang”, “Pay for It” and “Can’t Stay Sober”. The album is a product of last year’s lockdown when Konshens got stuck in Jamaica after the borders closed. “I had to do something. I was vibrating to music, and then I locked myself in the studio and started recording,” the singer said. New Times earlier this year. See what he’s done when he performs with a free show on Sunday in Wynwood. 5pm to 10pm Sunday, November 7 at Oasis Wynwood, 2335 N. Miami Ave., Miami; oasiswynwood.com. There is free access with RSVP via tixr.com.

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