Best free things to do in Miami this week January 10-16, 2022

Editor’s note: Due to the increase in the COVID-19 Omicron variant, many events are canceled at the last minute. Before heading out to an event listed below, please contact the organizers to make sure it is still on – and please wear a face mask while indoors.

“Shameless” at Wolfsonian-FIU

Dutch designer and artist Bas van Beek debuted in the United States at the Wolfsonian with the immersive exhibition “Shameless” during Miami Art Week, and the show will remain on display until April 24. “Shameless” presents new works from the museum’s collection along with others highlighting the career of Van Beek, who is known for reusing historical designs and exploring the relationship between the “old” and the “new”. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 to Apr. 24 at Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-1001; Admission is free for Florida residents; tickets cost $ 12 for everyone else.

MOAD Talks: Live with Loriel Beltrán and Juan Ledezma

Just before Miami Art Week, the Museum of Art and Design opened at Miami Dade College with a number of new exhibits, including “Constructed Color,” which focuses on Venezuelan artist Loriel Beltrán. In the show, Beltrán explores the structural use of colors through abstraction. On Thursday, MOAD will host a discussion between Beltrán and art historian Juan Ledezma on how the artist’s work connects with the contemporary art world and Latin American modernism. 18.30 to 19.30 Thursday, January 13 at the Museum of Art and Design at MDC, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-237-7700; Admission is free with RSVP via

Wayup Stayup at Freehold

Freehold hosts Wayup Stayup, a Caribbean party with DJ Silent Addy and friends every Thursday. While the party lasts until late, it’s the perfect excuse to head over to the Wynwood hotspot to get the weekend started a little early. And unlike most parties in the neighborhood these days, getting in is always free. 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, at Freehold, 2219 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-280-0330 There is free admission.

Beaux Arts Festival at Watsco Center

This weekend, the Beaux Arts Festival returns to the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables for its 71st edition. Presented by the Lowe Art Museum and Beaux Arts, the event takes place across the Wastco Center near the Walsh Avenue parking lot. During the two-day festival, patrons can enjoy over 150 jury-judged artists working in various media along with food, live entertainment, marketplace and children’s art tent. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15 and Sunday, Jan. 16, at Watsco Center, 1320 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables; There is free admission.

Art Deco weekend

The 45th annual Art Deco Weekend takes place on the 14th-16th. January and celebrates South Beach’s most iconic visual style and design style. This year’s theme is “Art Deco Celebrates the Radio,” with walks, lectures, exhibitions, artisan market, live music and classic car show. Ticket prices vary, but many of the performances at the Jazz Age Stage at Ocean Drive and Sixth Street, the classic car show presented by the Antique Automobile Club of America South Florida region and the artisan market are all free to attend. Friday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 16 at Lummus Park, on Ocean Drive between Fifth and Tenth Street, Miami Beach; Ticket prices vary.

Sun and Tribune at Doral Yard

End the week with the eccentric stylings from Sol og Tribu at Doral Yard on Sunday. The group is on a mission to reinvent the “Miami sound” into something that reflects the many cultures that call the city home. Strongly influenced by Afro-Cuban music, Rey Sugar and Sol “La Barbara” Ruiz take popular sounds like pop, R&B and hip hop and mix them with their only-in-Miami sound to lead the charge of what the city is capable of musical. 5pm Sunday, January 16 at Doral Yard, 8455 NW 53rd St., Doral; 305-744-5038; There is free admission.


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