Best free things to do in Miami this week, November 29-5. December 2021

Cube Art Fair

Non-fungible tokens are in the spotlight, so it’s not surprising that there’s an NFT art fair during Miami Art Week. The Cube Art Fair is a public art fair that takes over 50 billboard locations across Brickell, downtown, Overtown, Wynwood and Edgewater. Of course, the one percent that flies to Opa-locka Executive Airport will have its own version of the fair, with each display in the airport’s private hangers showing NFTs for sale. As everyone goes crazy for NFTs – many of them are not very good and are unlikely to hold their value in the long run – Miami Art Week may see the media reach a new level of hype, and Cube is likely to play a major role in it . Wednesday, December 1st through Friday, December 5th in various locations; cubeartfair.com. There is free admission.

“Metaversal_Language” on Time Out Market

From Wednesday, Time Out Market and the Blackdove Project will host “Metaversal_Langugage”, an NFT exhibition curated by Jess Conatser and featuring works by Datasynced, Red, Kenneth Alexander, Ben Heim and Sasha Stiles. As part of the show, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Time Out Miami editor Virginia Gil on Wednesday, December 1st at. 18.30. There will also be a cocktail reception by Mezcal Amarás and music by DJ Ear Candy. Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 5 at Time Out Market Miami, 1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach; 786-753-5388; timeoutmarket.com/miami. There is free admission.

Flagler Street Art Festival

Developer Moishe Mana is flexing his muscles during Miami Art Week and launching the first Flagler Street Art Festival. The event is a partnership between Mana Common and Urban Impact Lab – and that’s a bit of a misnomer. Yes, street art will play a role in the event, but everyone’s favorite new art medium, non-fungible tokens (NFT), will also be featured. The week-long celebration will unveil 15 new murals commissioned by Mana Public Arts, which will be painted live during the week, as well as the debut of IlluMia, an interactive nightlife experience projected on the facades of buildings along Flagler Street. There will also be workshops centered on NFTs by ArtRepublic. Thursday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at 150 E. Flagler St., Miami; flaglerstreetartfestival.com. There is free access with RSVP via eventbrite.com.

Miami Art Week at Dogfish Head

Wynwood Brewery Dogfish Head Miami will host a series of live music activations through Miami Art Week. Things start on Thursday with DJs Booty and Law, followed by Disco Sexy and Hunter of the Alps on Friday. On Saturday, the Hottpants, Afrobeta and Aydamn rhythms will go through the weekend, and Haute Tension and Cavaliere Inesistente will shut things out on Sunday. Thursday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at Dogfish Head, 325 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-796-2727; dogfish.com. There is free admission.

Basel house

Swarms annual Miami Art Week shindig Basel House returns to Wynwood on Thursday. The four-day block party will bring together 15 street artists along with live music and DJs, cocktails and food and art installations. Participating artists include Pez, Kram, Slomo, Chicadania, El Xupet Negre, Fábio Flop, Toxicómano Callejero, Erre and Risk. Professional tip: RSVP for a free drink, which is limited to the first 500 guests who check in before 21 every day. 16:00 to 03:00 on Thursday 2 December and Friday 3 December; and noon to 3 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2250 NW Fifth Ave., Miami; baselhouse.com. There is free access with RSVP via eventbrite.com.

Flow Basel at Las Rosas

On Friday, Ghost Drag Records will present a series of upcoming performances by música urbana actors from Puerto Rico. Basel Flow will feature performances by Enyel C, Baby City Club, Gyanma, 13AM, Jose Yellow, Gaby Chuleta and Toy Wapo. With the ever-increasing popularity of reggaetons, this is your chance to catch a lot of new tracks at the Allapattah venue. 8pm Friday, December 3rd in Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; 786-780-2700; lasrosasbar.com. There is free admission.

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