What is Culture Crawl?
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 become 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 four dedicated free trolleys (the white ones) complete with Art Deco tour guides, 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.
- New World Symphony | 500 17 Street
Love architecture and technology? Visit the performance hall and watch a demo of the world-class immersive projection system (Starts every 30 minutes).
- Soundscape Cinema Series | 400 17 Street
A special screening of Heartbreaker directed by Pascal Chaumeil (2010) presented by the French Embassy Cultural Services at 8 p.m..
- Miami Beach Urban Studios - FIU | 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Join us for a festive evening of Art, Music, and Design at Miami Beach Urban Studios. An eclectic mix of Latin Jazz will be performed by the Juan Tobon Sound Senses Ensemble in the Main Gallery from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m..
- O Cinema | 1130 Washington Avenue
O Cinema South Beach is partnering up with the Wolfson Archives to dive into the history of the Roney Plaza Hotel, featuring home movies, 1950s live TV, cold war plane spotters, beauty contests, and the final chapter: demolition in 1968.
- The Wolfsonian - FIU | 1001 Washington Avenue
Tis the season to shop and cocktail, as you take care of everyone left on your gift list with a 10% Culture Crawl one-night-only discount in our Design Store. Nibble on holiday treats and enjoy a 2-for-1 happy hour with a special holiday themed drink. If that’s not enough, try some artist-led sketching in the galleries and spend some time in The Wolfsonian collection. All galleries open.
- Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU | 301 Washington Avenue
Sample delicious Kosher wine while you view three new exhibitions, 1) Mira Lehr: A Walk in the Garden, 2) Judio y Cubano, 3) Zachary Balber: Tamim, and the ever popular permanent exhibit: Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida.
- Miami Design Preservation League | 1001 Ocean Drive
"CARTOONS: The Art of Marian Del Vecchio” book release event, screening of Marian’s interview at 7 p.m. & dance with us to the 1940s with five-time World Champion Swing Dancer: Uval Hod & his partner Juls!
- Miami New Drama | 1040 Lincoln Road
Behind the Scenes with Miami New Drama. Join us for a backstage tour of the Colony Theatre. See how the magic happens and get an inside look at the theatre-making process, history on the theatre space, a backstage tour, and an overall introduction to Miami New Drama’s work.
- The Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive
Enjoy our new exhibition Facing Ourselves, including works by Ike Ude, Andy Sweet, Michael Halsband, Ricardo Cavolo, and visit our permanent collections by Robert Zuckerman, and a collection curated by Andrew Kaufman called A Rare Glimpse into the Life of the Champ (Muhammed Ali) - Stop by for Live Latin Jazz in the Lobby - and grab dinner @ LT Steak and Seafood. Orb Projections by The Betsy Arts Team with O, Miami.
- O, Miami | 1440 Ocean Drive
A reading by poet Sam Sax. Sam Sax is author of the poetry collections bury it (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), winner of the James Laughlin Award, and madness (Penguin, 2017), winner of the National Poetry Series and four chapbooks. Hosted at The Betsy Hotel South Beach. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Miami Beach Botanical Garden | 2000 Convention Center Drive
“Garden After Dark – Holiday Edition” Meet Artist Sheila Elias, at the opening of her exhibit, “Secret Gardens.” A toast to the holiday season with music, lights and shopping at the Botanical Boutique.
- Holocaust Memorial | 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue
Discover the story of local Holocaust survivors via free continuous screenings of the award-winning film Survivor in the Memorial’s reception room. Afterwards, guests are invited to explore the artistry of the Holocaust Memorial for a moment of reflection and contemplation.
- The Bass | 2100 Collins Avenue
Enjoy the latest exhibitions, Haegue Yang: In the Cone of Uncertainty, Lara Favaretto: Blind Spot and Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights open free of charge with docent-led tours at 7 p.m., plus cocktails and snacks available for purchase from The Café.
- Miami Beach Regional Library | 227 22 Street
See the Gitxsan First Nation exhibition, a collection of silkscreen prints from the Permanent Art Collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library System featuring the work of Walter Harris, Vernon Stephens, Art “Myanxa” Sterritt, Neil J. Sterritt, Ken M. Mowatt, and Earl Muldoe.
- Collins Park | 2100 Collins Avenue
Join the City of Miami Beach for a site-specific and commissioned performance of The Chase by Jen Clay with a live soundscape by Richard Vergez. The Chase is a 10-minute performance where a group of people are slowly chased by two ambiguous forms in a figure-eight shape while Richard Vergez creates a live soundscape of dissonant noise. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.. Throughout the evening, Richard Vergez and Jen Clay will further engage the community with family-friendly sound activities and flag making, led by the artists.
- Lincoln Road | Lincoln Road Between Alton and Washington
Botero Sculptures. Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road District, one of the country’s most beloved destinations for al fresco shopping, dining, and entertainment, will further enhance its arts and culture experience by exhibiting 13 monumental bronze sculptures by world renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero, presented by the Gary Nader Art Centre. The sculptures will be exhibited from November 21, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, Botero’s groundbreaking outdoor sculptures have been exhibited in the most prominent locations throughout the world including the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Yebisu Garen in Tokyo, Lustagrten in Berlin, Park Avenue in New York City, and will now be present in epicenter of Miami Beach – Lincoln Road.
- Confidante Hotel | 4041 Collins Avenue
Jam to live music, grab a craft cocktail and browse The Confidante’s rotating local art exhibit, which showcases installations from a new Miami artist every 8 weeks. The Bird & Bone Lobby Bar will offer 50% off cocktails and house wine. Enjoy bites from the hotel’s Lounge Menu featuring favorites like Hot Chicken Sliders and Avocado Jars.