The winter season may be waning, but the list of free and cheap things to do isn’t. This weekend brings free fun for sports fans, movie lovers and those who want to hear good music.
National Poetry Month is in its last week, with free events as part of the O, Miami poetry festival. It’s also the last week of Miami Golf Month, with special deals at local courses.
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Here are Miami on the Cheap’s top picks for free and cheap weekend fun April 26-28.
Free outdoor movies
The opportunities for outdoor movies run the gamut from action to romantic comedy. You can see “Men in Black” at 8 p.m. Friday at the North Shore Park Bandshell in Miami Beach. On Saturday night at 8, the Coral Gables Museum hosts a free screening of “Roman Holiday.” Come early and hear a free piano recital at 7 p.m.
Hear a story, tell a story
The free International Art of Storytelling Family Festival runs all day Saturday at the Miami-Dade Main Library in downtown Miami. It starts with a character parade at 10 a.m., with kids invited to dress as their favorite storybook character. Some of Miami’s best spinners of tales will share their stories throughout the day on multiple stages, and there will also be lots of family-friendly entertainment.
Fin Fest for Fans
The free Miami Dolphins Fin Fest, with family activities and a chance to meet and greet players and get autographs is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Sun Life Stadium. If you register ahead of time, you’ll get a free gift with the new Dolphins logo. The Dolphins also have a free draft party Thursday night.
Outdoor jazz and free art
Friday night is the monthly free Jazz at Moca event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Troy Roberts will take the stage at 8 p.m. The museum is open by donation from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
New World Symphony meets the wall
Saturday night, grab a blanket and a picnic and hear the New World Symphony play “The Mahler Legacy: 4” from the lawn of the Miami Beach Soundstage. Concessions are available for purchase. The program begins at 8 p.m., but the picnic starts earlier.