Things To Do

Free and cheap things to do in Miami - Aug. 28-30

In case you missed the tree giveaway last month, Miami-Dade County is having another one on Saturday in Homestead. On Friday night, you’ll find some new offerings in Little Havana along famed Calle Ocho for the monthly Cultural Friday.

Discover a little known West German 1970s film during the late-night movie screening at Coral Gables Art Cinema on Saturday. Then, end the weekend on a high note by picking up some fresh produce while you check out cool classic cars in Sunny Isles Beach at Heritage Park on Sunday.


Spruce up the yard by adopting

You’ve got another chance to grab a free tree during the Miami-Dade County Adopt-a-tree program giveaway at Harris Field Pavilion from 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday. It’s best to arrive early because trees are given on a first-come, first-served basis and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Species available include mango, sapodilla, carambola, pigeon plum, green buttonwood, longan and mulberry. Mango is limited to one per residence. 


New offerings at Little Havana’s Cultural Fridays

Yes, the salsa music will be playing and galleries will have their doors open for patrons to walk in and check out the colorful art as always during Cultural Fridays. This Friday from 7-11 p.m. you can check out the murals in Little Havana painted by artists participating in Beck’s Urban Canvas Project, which give the Wynwood murals a run for their money. Also, historian Dr. Paul George leads a tour of famed Cuban Memorial Boulevard, the Torch, the street’s kapok tree and a vintage 1914 home.   


Bet you’ve never seen this film

Usually the films screened during Coral Gables Art Cinema’s late night series on Saturday nights are well-known flicks. This week the cinema is and showcasing a lesser-known film, The Holy Mountain. The 1973 film, written and directed and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, deals with the subjects of greed and corruption via a powerful alchemist, a Christ-like figure and seven materialistic individuals.Tickets are $5.  


Some fresh fruit with your classic car?

Normally farmers markets are a place to buy fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey and other goodies. On Sunday at Heritage Park in Sunny Isles Beach, you can also see classic cars from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. While you’re perusing tomatoes, sunflowers, berries, peppers and even homemade arts and crafts, you can check out classic and vintage American chrome including Chevys, Fords, Pontiacs and Dodges on display alongside imports like VW’s. Admission is free. 


Doo wop or smooth sax in Broward

Whether you like old school doo wop or smooth sax, Broward’s the place to be. Friday night sax soloist Travis Bridges plays smooth jazz from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Charnow Park in Hollywood Beach as part of the Broadwalk Friday Fest. On Saturday night at 8 p.m., during Music in the Park, the doo wop group the Joey Dale Band takes the stage, ripping through 1950s classics at the Village of Gulfstream Park.    


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