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 (the white ones) 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!

Let’s hit the street and get our monthly dose of culture! Tag us using @MiamiBeachNews on Twitter and Instagram to hop into our DM’s or use #MBArtsAndCulture to be a part of the story on Facebook!

Culture Crawl Thursday, May 20 Listings
6 PM - 9 PM

SOUTH/MID BEACH LISTINGS

  • Art Outside | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | www.artoutsidemb.org
    Trolley Stops: Multiple Locations
    Self - Guided Tours
    Art Outside is a public art exhibition presented by The Bass, in collaboration with City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.
  • SoundScape Park | 500 17 Street |  www.nws.edu
    Trolley Stop 4: Washington Avenue & 17 Street
    Bring your chair and your picnic and come watch a WALLCAST® concert as New World Symphony and Miami City Ballet come together to celebrate composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer George Balanchine.
  • Oolite Arts | 924 Lincoln Road | www.oolitearts.org
    Trolley Stop 4: Washington Ave & 17 St
    Visit Oolites newest exhibition “Diverse Networks,” a group exhibition that explores contemporary mail art collaborations between Miami-based artists and their colleagues, artist ephemera from William Pope.L, and historic works by Joseph Beuys, Ray Johnson, and James Lee Byars.
  • Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive | www.thebetsyhotel.com
    Trolley Stop 6: Collins Avenue & 15 Street
    International Grammy-award winning Jazz Pianist Tal Cohen performs. Tal Cohen's unique piano style owes its roots to the combined power of the folk songs and classical music played growing up in Israel.  Book dinner. Relax with drinks. Sit inside or outside.
  • Holocaust Memorial | 1933 Meridian Avenue | www.holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org
    Trolley Stop 1: Meridian Avenue & 19 Street
    Guests are invited to explore the artistry of the Holocaust Memorial for moment so of reflection and contemplation.
  • The Bass | 2100 Collins Avenue | www.thebass.org
    Trolley Stop 7: Collins Avenue & 21 Street
    Enjoy current exhibitions, including The Willfulness of Objects, a selection of newly acquired works from The Bass’ collection, Open Storage: Selections from the Collection and Works on Loan and Art Outside. In Collins Park, see the inaugural New Monuments commission, Your Mommas Voice in the Back of Your Head by Najja Moon.
  • Miami Beach Botanical Garden- Collins Canal Walking Tour | 2000 Convention Center Drive | www.cmbgarden.org
    Trolley Stop 1: Meridian Avenue & 19 Street
    Celebrate the official launch of the latest Miami Beach attraction, “Collins Canal Walking Tour” curated by the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens.  This self-guided audio tour takes you along the Collins Canal from the Garden to the Beach.  Pick up the guide card at the Garden entrance on Convention Center Drive. The Garden will be closed for a private event.
  • Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | 301 Washington Avenue | www.jmof.fiu.edu
    Trolley Stop 3: Washington Avenue & 4 Street
    Currently on view at the museum are Will Eisner: Comic Creator, Illustrator and Innovator, The Sanctuary, and Jews of the Florida Panhandle. Eisner’s work spans a career of seven decades, including original illustrations, first edition comic books from The Spirit, graphic novels and self-portraits. The Sanctuary is the premier exhibition in the newly restored main gallery, featuring 80 stained-glass windows and Art Deco features within the main building.
  • The Wolfsonian- FIU | 1001 Washington Avenue | www.wolfsonian.org
    Trolley Stop 5: Collins Avenue & 10 Street
    Visit the first-floor installations, featuring “three of the most powerful exhibitions anywhere in South Florida” (Forbes Magazine). all carefully rethought for the world we live in—including Art for Justice, Color and Form: American Depression Glass, The New Deal: Art Relief, and You, Me, We, Us and Solidarity in AIDS Graphic Design. Plus, enjoy a 10% shopping discount in the Design Store
  • Frozen Music in Collins Park | 2100 Collins Avenue - Rotunda Area| www.subtropics.org
    Trolley Stop 7: Collins Avenue & 21 Street
    The last in the seasonal series of Sound Picnic by Frozen Music, Summer is a site-specific performative sound installation that will play continuously throughout the evening. Located in Collins Park, Summer can be experienced over a casual stroll or bring a picnic to enjoy the piece over a longer period of time.

NORTH BEACH

  • North Beach Bandshell | 7275 Collins Avenue | www.northbeachbandshell.com
    North Beach Social presented by the Rhythm Foundation returns with an in-person and live-streaming performance from Gabel. Gabel is a Haitian konpa band formed by a group of four music-loving friends in 2007. The name Gabel translates as “I dare you…,” and this dare has led to great success as the group has become one of the most popular French Caribbean groups today. Purchase in-person tickets and RSVP for the free livestream at rhythmfoundation.com. Performance begins at 8pm.

LINCOLN ROAD

  • Lincoln Road Business Improvement District | Lincoln Road between Alton Road and Washington Avenue | www.lincolnrd.com
    Trolley Stop 4: Washington Avenue & 17 Street
    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has reimagined the landscape of Lincoln Road as a botanic garden, providing public, smartphone-accessible interpretation of the plants. Over 120 QR-coded signs are installed on trees, palms, and orchids, connecting visitors to plant-specific information and media.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

  • Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU | www.carta.fiu.edu/mbus
    Ida Kavafian and Michael Klotz will be in conversation about Julliard professor Oscar Shumsky at 7:30pm.  Ida Kavafian is an internationally acclaimed violinist, an artist-member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio.
  • O Cinema | www.o-cinema.org
    Various virtual screenings, including Leona, Truth to Power, 17 Blocks, Crestone, Music and Two of Us.

 

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