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Culture Crawl – A Night of free, Unique & Culturally Rich Experiences

The City of Miami Beach is working alongside some of the world’s best cultural institutions to provide a night of free, unique and unforgettable experiences. Every third Thursday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Miami Beach will come alive with culture as various institutions and buildings open their doors to give you just a taste of what they have to offer. From backstage tours, exhibition openings, and free film screenings in the park, there will be something for everyone. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

The majority of the programming is accessible by foot and by bike, but we will also offer dedicated free trolleys that will drop you off and pick you up at our dedicated Culture Crawl stops – check out our monthly map to find your closest stop. Start where you would like and explore at your own leisure!

Art Outside Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | Self - Guided Tours With works ranging from monumental sculpture, neon, to sound and video, and participatory artworks, Art Outside is a public art exhibition initiated by The Bass that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.

The Bass 2100 Collins Avenue | Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 21 St Enjoy free admission from 6 – 9PM and visit The Bass’ newest exhibition.

Adrián Villar Rojas with Mariana Telleria: El fin de la imaginación is a large-scale, site-specific environment of works by the Argentine artists and includes newly commissioned sculptural and installation works, as well as older work recontextualized by the artist. Villar Rojas and Telleria transformed The Bass by creating an immersive environment that invites viewers to be explorers of the unpredictable cosmos while probing existential questions relating to the temporality of humanity and the ephemerality of nature.

Also, on-view, Jamilah Sabur: The Harvesters, a solo exhibition by the artist that explores extraction and climate change through a series of works including sculpture, video and photography.

Stop by The Courtyard and groove to the beats of DJ Mauricio Parra from 6:30 – 9 PM. Members of The Bass enjoy a free cocktail and a museum gift shop discount! The Shop is offering 40% off on select books. Get a start on your holiday shopping and stop by The Shop at The Bass for unique gifts and artisanal accessories.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Collins Canal Walking Tour 2000 Convention Center Drive | Trolley Stop: Meridian Ave & 19 St Experience an evening at the Garden and enjoy the magic of music in nature, with South Florida Symphony Brass Trio!

Holocaust Memorial 1933 Meridian Avenue | Trolley Stop: Meridian Ave & 19 St The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach invites you to visit for a guided tour. You will also be able to watch the Holocaust Memorial's award-winning film that uses music, poetry, and storytelling to describe the Holocaust and the experiences of survivors.

Miami Design Preservation League 1001 Ocean Drive | Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St Join Miami Design Preservation League for "Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio" Please note: Registration is free, but seating is limited. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU

1618 Washington Avenue | Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St Miami Beach Urban Studios Washington Gallery presents Mirror of Light. On Paper is an exhibition featuring three architecture design practices in Latin America that focus on work produced through drawings and construction documents that support architecture exhibitions. In many ways, it’s an exhibition that explores architectural exhibitions.

1. Alexia León and Lucho Marcial of Leónmarcial architects in Lima Peru present their installation “Interwoven” at the 17th International architecture exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2021 “How will we live together” in the Corderie of the Arsenale in Venice, Italy.

2. Rozana Montiel Architecture Studio presents “Stand up for the seas”, part of the exhibition Terre! Land in Sight of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine of the Biennale d’Architecture et du Paysage d’Île-de-France 2nd edition, 2022 in Versaille, France.

3. Elisa Silva and Enlace Arquitectura present “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgment and celebration” at the 17th International architecture exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2021 “How will we live together” in the Corderie of the Arsenale in Venice, Italy.

Betsy Hotel

1440 Ocean Drive | Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 15 St FREE Admission to an evening of Jazz, Opera, Visual Arts as part of the City of Miami Beach’s Culture Crawl. Creativity is in our DNA. Hyam Plutzik, father of The Betsy’s owner, Jonathan, was a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry, and continues to inspire our love for literature today. We have hosted more than 1,000 artists in our Writers’ Room who often host meet & greets and readings in the Library. The Plutzik family personally curates the visual art exhibits with emphasis on photography from emerging and established artists. (Insider-tip – contact us about a private art docent tour.) Where art and literature end, music begins - take in nightly live jazz, chamber music performances and curated playlists that set the tone throughout your stay. The Betsy serves as the community’s artistic oasis, it’s the perfect place for both cocktails and culture.

The Wolfsonian-FIU

1001 Washington Avenue | Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St We're partnering with the City of Miami Beach and neighboring institutions to present free monthly evenings of à la carte culture. Just hop on the complimentary trolley service stopping near participating locations (or grab your bike or comfy walking shoes!) and take in the best of South Beach's art, performances, screenings, and tours. Plan your night as you like it—choose a couple of spots, or make the full rounds, 6–9pm. For November, join us for half-priced drinks in the Design Store, then explore our new fall exhibitions, the Afro-Cuban-infused Turn the Beat Around and geography-inspired Plotting Power: Maps and the Modern Age.

Oolite Arts

924 Lincoln Road & 928 Lincoln Road | Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 St

Local Love Letters

SoundScape Park | 7 PM to 9 PM

Oolite and the City of Miami Beach invite you to the premiere of Local Love Letters, a series of short films highlighting places in Miami Beach. Both narratives and documentaries, the films take the viewer through the sites, present and past, that make Miami Beach.

*Short films are not yet rated*


1130 Washington Avenue | Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St Join O Cinema for a FREE experience of THIS IS NOT A CEREMONY. Presented in stunning cinematic VR, the narrative unfolds all around us, on a dream-like plane of existence. Panoramas flow and merge, stories come to life and dance before our eyes, and community protocols confront our notions of personal responsibility. Here, we are asked to witness some of the darker sides of living life in Canada while Indigenous. This unforgettable experience will stay with you long after it’s over. THIS IS NOT A CEREMONY calls on all who’ve watched to take action, to share what they have seen and heard, to learn from these tragedies and never forget—so that they will never happen again.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

301 Washington Avenue | Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 3rd St. The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU invites you to visit our four new exhibitions. Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective featuring more than 20 works by Lautenberg, spanning her artistic career, including photographs she took in Palm Beach, Cuba and New York, alongside her conceptual artworks. LA ALEGRÍA DE VIVIR: A Moment in Venezuelan Jewish Life, a series of colorful paintings by Silvia Cohen, The Kindness of One with photographs by Margaret Lansink and poetry by René van Hulst, and Environmental Art: Fragile Beauty which explores the powerful allure of nature alongside its delicate state today. Featuring site-specific installations by local artists, Beatriz Chachamovits, Mira Lehr, and Lauren Shapiro.

The Art Design Project Miami Gallery

435 21st Street | The Art Design Project gallery promotes the intersection of art and design, representing the work of emerging and established artists. The gallery curates physical and online art exhibitions, as well as pop-up exhibits and alternative engagements around the world, where patrons can purchase artworks directly from our art selection of the artists we represent, from our archives, or through our online art partners.


Normandy Fountain

7802 Rue Vendome |

Miami Beach OnStage! in partnership with the Global Arts Project presents Anibal Berraute. Through his organic and uncertain improvisational approach, coupled with individual virtuosity, Anibal Berraute’s tango fusion delivers an exciting experience that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.

Miami Beach Bandshell

7275 Collins Avenue | Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 72 St A holiday party North Beach Social, starting at 8 p.m., featuring the iconic ambassadors of the Miami sound! Locos por Juana’s sound is a unique fusion of reggae, funk, and rock, anchored with Colombian rhythms like cumbia and champeta, mapale and chande. Add a dose of dancehall, dub, and hip-hop for swagger. The Grammy-nominated band, featuring Itawe Correa as its charismatic lead vocalist, talented guitarist Mark Kondrat, innovative drummer Javier Delgado, and electrifying bass player David Pransky, are joined by some of this city’s best horn players, guest vocalists and percussionists. Nominated for a Grammy and Latin Grammys among other accolades, they have toured the world, and collaborated with a who’s who in Latin, hip-hop and world music. And now it’s the holidays, and the end of a long year. What better way to see it off, than a classic Fiesta Navideña with one of our favorite Miami-based groups of all time

By ML Staff. Image Courtesy of New World Symphony


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