Best Free Things To Do In Miami This Week April 18-24, 2022

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“Nadir Souirgi: Metonym” at Palm Court

Presented by Bas Fisher Invitational as part of its Waterproof Miami series, “Nadir Souirgi: Metonym” has made its appearance in the Design District. On view until May 27, the exhibition highlights Souirgi’s use of disorientation, intertwining and framing to challenge the human position in relation to other animal kingdoms. The artist was born to a Haitian mother and a Moroccan father; her biracial background and her mother’s political activism greatly influenced her work. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through May 27 at 140 NE 29th St., Ste. 106 Miami; miamidesigndistrict.net. Free entry.

Florida Grand Opera Community Conversations at the Art Deco Museum

Florida Grand Opera’s Community Conversations bring together artists, social activists and community members. On Monday, FGO is joining forces with the Art Deco Museum, Miami Beach Pride and the SAVE Foundation to discuss equality and inclusion. The main conversation is about Gregory Spears’ opera Travel Companionswhich focuses on the McCarthy era of the 1950s and the “lavender scare”, which caused mass gay layoffs. 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-672-2014; mdpl.org. Admission is free with RSVP through eventbrite.com.

Earth Day Celebration at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Miami’s lush gardens, spectacular beaches and flowering trees are worth celebrating. That’s why the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is hosting an Earth Day celebration showcasing local flora and fauna. The celebration includes a Vinyasa Flow yoga session, screening of the Saving the Florida Wildlife Corridor short film, native plant giveaway, and more. Participants will also have the chance to taste local honey and the Pura Vida vegetarian menu. 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-7256; mbgarden.org. Admission is free with RSVP through eventbrite.com.

Jael at 1-800-Lucky

On Thursday, local party promoter Ripefruit is bringing Moluccan artist Jael to 1-800-Lucky for a free concert. The Dutch-based musician draws inspiration from his multicultural background to infuse his DJ sets with a genre ethos that includes everything from soulful R&B to future bass. Last year he released his first album, half lessa bass-heavy R&B offering that also showcases her silky-smooth vocals. 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 1-800-Lucky, 143 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-768-9826; 1800lucky.com. Admission is free with RSVP through eventbrite.com.

Record store day at Technique Records

Last year, vinyl record sales topped $1 billion for the first time in 35 years. As major record labels and retailers look to cash in on the upside, let’s not forget who really helped spur the revival: local record stores. On Saturdays, local stores celebrate Record Store Day, with special releases, live music, drinks and more. On 79th Street, Technique Records will open at 8 a.m. with RSD exclusives, a spring sale, an open bar and giveaways. If you want the first information on RSD releases, make an appointment from 8am to 10am, appointments are welcome after that. And poke around the outdoor record sale, filled with items ranging in price from $1 to $3. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23, Technique Records, 880 NE 79th St., Miami; 786-717-6622; techniquerecords.com. Free entry.

National Water Day at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

On Saturday, National Water Dance, a catalyst that encourages ongoing engagement between dance and the environment, takes over the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. The show pays tribute to members of the Miccosukee and Seminole communities, enlivened not only by dance, but also by untold stories and art exhibits. The lineup includes visual artists such as Wison Bowers, Deborah Mitchell and Brian Zepeda, as well as Afrobeta artists, Dimension Dance Theatre, Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Company, Karen Peterson & Dancers. 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211st St., Cutler Bay; 786-573-5300; smdcac.org. Admission is free with RSVP.

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