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.
Download November's Printable Event Guide & Map here!
And be sure to tell us you're coming by RSVPing here:
South Beach Events:
New World Symphony
500 17 Street
The Life Cube Project is all about connecting art with community! The Life Cube at SoundScape Park provides a venue for interactive, collaborative art and expression. Over the course of the multi-day installation, artists paint murals on The Life Cube, and participants are encouraged to draw, write and share their goals, dreams, wishes and aspirations. Come meet the artist and his team and be part of the art!
Soundscape Cinema Series
SoundScape Park, 400 17 Street
A special screening of A Faithful Man, directed by Louis Garrel (2018) presented by the French Embassy Cultural Services. (8 PM)
FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios (“MBUS”)
1618 Washington Avenue
MBUS will be hosting three exhibition opening receptions: Main Gallery – La Concha, Happy Hour, 1) BFA Thesis Exhibition, 2) Curatorial Practice Gallery – Bad Repu(tation), MFA Thesis Exhibition for Belaxis Buil and 3) Washington Gallery – Bauhaus Exhibition
1130 Washington Avenue
Thanksgiving Supercut. O Cinema South Beach features a mashup of art, food, and quirky family situations with a big serving of thankfulness, with a special supercut screening of Thanksgiving-related goodies ranging from music videos, short films, movie clips & more!
1001 Washington Avenue
Wolfsonian curators Lea Nickless and Shoshana Resnikoff will conduct a walk-through of their recently opened exhibition, A Universe of Things: Micky Wolfson Collects. To compliment the exhibit the Design Store + Café will be offering Happy Hour 2-for-1 drink specials..
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
Join the opening of a new featured local artist, Sara Shroeder, whose intuitive flow, prolific movement and sense of positivity inspire her watercolor and acrylic works while enjoying and dancing to 1930s sounds.
1440 Ocean Drive
Enjoy a sneak peak of Facing Ourselves, the Betsy Hotel's Basel show including works by Ike Ude, Andy Sweet, Michael Halsband, Ricardo Cavolo, and visit a permanent collection by Robert Zuckerman, and a collection curated by Andrew Kaufman entitled "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. Enjoy Orb Projections by The Betsy Arts Team with O, Miami.
1440 Ocean Drive, Behind The Betsy
A selection of poems by third & fourth grade students from O, Miami’s Poetry in Schools’ Sunroom will be projected on the Betsy Hotel Orb.
924 Lincoln Road
Resident artist Ernesto Oroza will lead a zine workshop as part of the exhibition On the Road II. Participants will produce a booklet with songs, known in Cuba as a Cancionero. Participants are welcome to compile up to 8 songs in different languages and different genres: boleros, cumbias, even reggaeton! The lyrics will be printed and provided, so participants can use them as raw material.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
Garden After Dark showcases Miami Short Film Festival’s William Villa presenting shorts from the shorts, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Tour the Garden with Gaylord and illustrator Sara Averbrook Kaplan to discover the inspiration behind the Garden’s new coloring book. Sips and snacks in the potting house!
1933 Memorial 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.
2100 Collins Avenue
Enjoy the latest exhibition, Haegue Yang: In the Cone of Uncertainty, open free of charge with a docent-led tour at 7 p.m., plus cocktails and snacks available for purchase from The Café. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., develop technical skills needed to create representational and abstract paintings with our monthly art-making workshop, Art After Hours ($15, $10 for members). Wine included (21+)! Pre-registration for Art After Hours is required at thebass.org/aah.
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Avenue
Explore the Miami City Ballet story, experience a building tour and visit our famous costume collection. Tours will happen 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; and 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
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.
10 Street & Ocean Drive
Explore the world of chamber music. The South Beach Chamber Ensemble begins with Mozart, the quintessential boy genius, and moves on to an eclectic mix of the Beatles, Gershwin, Sia, Italian arias, sambas, current pop songs and more from the classical canon. Performances times include: 6:15 p.m. to 6:35 p.m., 7:15 p.m. to 7:35 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.
14 Street & Ocean Drive
Prism Creative Group presents Buena Vista Social Club Tribute Night - Take a trip to Old Havana with this rousing tribute by Miami’s own, Cortadito featuring classic tunes and songs to sway the night away. Bring your blankets for a moonlit gathering and enjoy Cuban classics from local favorites, rum tastings, Caribbean art vendors, Salsa dancing, and even refreshing Latin cervezas. Join in on the jams, chant along to fun songs, and take in the beauty of our South Florida air.
2100 Collins Avenue
Artscape Concert Series. Authentic Milonga from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m..
Lincoln Road Between Washington Ave & Alton Road
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.
The Gates Hotel South Beach - A Doubletree by Hilton
2360 Collins Ave
Havana Night is a celebration of Salsa dance music. Enjoy it with our DJ at The Gates Hotel Lobby Bar and our dancers who will guide you to move with the rhythm and soul of Latin music, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.!
WAVE: Washington Avenue BID
Washington Avenue Between 5 and 17 Streets,
1131 Washington Avenue
Celebrity Wine & Beer Taste and WAVE Network & Cocktails. Dip your pallets in wines owned by your favorite celebrities and enjoy 10 Live Music Venues with rock, jazz, blues, r&b, latin, reggae, pop, spoken word. "Surround Yourself With Successful People" at Poseidon Greek Restaurant with networking and cocktails.
Mid & North Beach Events:
The Confidante Miami Beach
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.
The Rhythm Foundation/North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue
North Beach Social: A pop-up food hall with live music performances by Electric Kif and Young Musicians Unite Jazz Collective 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. https://www.northbeachbandshell.com/events/north-beach-social/
Normandy Fountain at Rue Vendome
7802 Rue Vendome
A special night focused around the Fountain with the Miamibloco drummers, Live Painting demos by Heps Fury and an Art Activity provided by Painting with a Twist. Anzhelika Productions is bringing an art exhibit from Restore Marine Stadium! In addition to the Fountain activities, local businesses will create pop up galleries in their restaurants or shops. You won't want to miss this! Continue the crawl with a short walk to the North Beach Bandshell for their headliner at the North Beach Social event that continues until 10 p.m.!