Culture Crawl: December 21

See more details below about what to expect this month.

October 2023 - May 2024
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!

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 #CultureCrawl to be a part of the story on Facebook!

Culture Crawl Map 2

Next Culture Crawl
Thursday, December 21
6 P.M. to 9 P.M.


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 Museum
2100 Collins Avenue |
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 21 St
Enjoy free museum admission from 6 – 9PM

  • Celebrate an early Friendsgiving and break bread with Buen Provecho Collective (BPC) during the November edition of Third Thursdays at The Bass. Inspired by Nate Lowman’s Untitled (Map) (2022), on view as part of We Are In This Together: Selections from the Permanent Collection, BPC leads a hands-on art activity where guests describe and visually depict the diverse communities and cultures in Miami as smaller pieces comprising a much larger map. The map will later be shared digitally, revealing common connections within our community. Explore themes of interconnectedness through inspiring art and food at this early holiday pop up. A $15 donation is requested for the art activities. Enjoy free museum admission and see the current exhibitions on view.

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.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue |
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 3rd St
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU invites you to view our two newest exhibitions. Raymond Elman: The Portraits in our main gallery, features twenty-five large-scale, mixed-media portraits documenting Elman's life and relationships with interesting and influential people. The exhibit includes portraits of Richard Blanco, Lourdes Lopez, Campbell McGrath, Robert Zuckerman, Winston Scott, Gary Burton, Michele Oka Donor, and many others combined with curated video clips. Seeing Torah: A Visual Midrash is on view in the Bess Myerson Gallery. The colorful quilt exhibition by Anita Rabinoff-Goldman, is a stunning artistic interpretation of a verse from each of the Torah's 54 portions.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive |
Trolley Stop: Meridian Ave & 19 St

  • Ferns & Family: A Group Art Show
  • Ferns & Family features paintings, photography, sculpture and video, all with the theme of nature and conservation. Participating artists include 131, Ashley Cesario, Blood Orchid, Moki Baby, Rudy Duboue, and Stephanie Choate.
    Music for the evening will be provided by Max Baum and the Garden’s Botanical Bar will be serving tropical cocktails. A percentage of work sold will benefit the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
    Free to attend, please RSVP.

  • Barbara Dombrowski | Tropic Ice - Dialog Between Places Affected by Climate Change

    Man-made climate change not only poses a massive threat to nature, ecosystems and biodiversity, but people themselves. This is the first essential theme of German artist Barbara Dombrowski's photography project that began in 2010. In order to give people a face and to show that everything is connected to everything else, Barbara traveled to climate-relevant places on all five inhabited continents and visited indigenous peoples who live in the tension between tradition and modernity, and whose habitats are threatened by external influences.

    Join us on Thursday, October 19 from 6pm-9pm, for the opening of the Tropic Ice exhibition and meet artist Barbara Dombrowski. Her exhibition will be on view at the Garden through November 25. The evening will include a special appearance by the South Florida Symphony's brass trio performing under the stars – Ania Kucia, horn; Tom McKee, trombone; and Gabriel Guitierrez, trumpet.
    This event is co-sponsored by the German Consulate in Miami and Goethe Zentrum in Atlanta.
    Free to attend, please RSVP.

Miami Beach Urban Studios - FIU
1618 Washington Avenue |
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St

  • Washington Gallery & Design Gallery | 1618 Washington Avenue
    6PM - 8:30 PM | The BFA in Digital Arts

    The BFA in Digital Arts, Graphic Design is a powerful form of social, public, and political communication in a conceptual fine-art-driven learning environment. Our program of study in contemporary design and theory shapes the meaning and impact of magazines, books, posters, websites, apps., and other media.

Miami Design Preservation League
1001 Ocean Drive |
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 11 St
6 PM - 9 PM | Night at the Museum: ‘Radio Waves’ and ‘Save My Little Havana’
Join us as part of Miami Beach Culture Crawl for a special “Night at the Museum”!
Meet with the curators and collectors behind our current exhibits: Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio. Join MDPL Executive Director and exhibit co-curator Daniel Ciraldo for a behind-the-scenes look at the development and design of our popular special exhibition, up through mid-December. Meet radio collector Harvey Mattel, who has loaned important radios from his collection that are featured in the exhibition.

Featured Local Artist: Steve Wright, “Save My Little Havana”, Meet with the artist to learn more about his photographs of Little Havana architecture.
The museum and gift shop will be open. The featured talks will take place starting at 6:30pm and going through 8pm.

O Cinema
1130 Washington Avenue |
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 12 St
7 PM | American Family
This holiday season, experience the inspiring story of a family that is torn apart by ICE, but never broken. From rising BIPOC director, Anike Tourse, comes a powerful and moving film about the immigrant experience in America. When ICE raids the Diaz home on Thanksgiving Day, the family is ripped apart. Mother Marisol is arrested and detained, father Jorge is forced to seek refuge in a synagogue, and eldest son Koke is deported. Middle son Emiliano, an attorney, launches a crusade in the courts to reunite the family, while youngest daughter Valentina sparks a social media campaign that shares their story with the world. As each family member braves their way through the crisis, they discover unexpected reserves of love, faith and the restorative resilience of community.

Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road & 928 Lincoln Road |
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 St
Join curator Storm Ascher for a tour of Oolite Arts' current exhibition "Bounce" between 6 - 9 p.m. during Miami Beach Culture Crawl.

The Wolfsonian - FIU
1001 Washington Avenue |
Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St
6:30 PM | Fall Exhibitions Guided Tour
For November's Culture Crawl, learn more about The Wolfsonian's fall exhibitions during a free guided tour.

Art O Works
1500 Bay Road |
Presenting the works by Vanessa Savas, Troy Khasiev, Yuri Syuganov, Ekaterina Kutikova and Alexander Lefler.
Exhibit Open: September 23 - November 23, 2023


    Normandy Fountain
    7802 Rue Vendome |
    This Culture Crawl the Normandy Fountain Business Association is happy to welcome Young Musicians Unite back to the Fountain for a night of classic rock songs and timeless standards! Join the party from 6:30PM - 8:30PM.


    Lincoln Road Business Improvement District
    Lincoln Road |
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St

    New World Symphony Fellow’s Live on Lincoln Road
    Euclid Oval & Lincoln Road
    Performance from 6 PM to 8 PM on November 16th, December 21st, and January 18th
    Join your friends and neighbors at this pop-up performance by some of the most gifted classical musicians found anywhere in the known universe. The New World Symphony Fellows are participants in “America’s Orchestral Academy,” located within the Lincoln Road District. They will play both classical and popular music, and it promises to be a performance not to be missed.

    Carlos Andrade Duo Live on Lincoln Road
    Euclid Oval & Lincoln Road
    Performance from 7 PM to 9 PM on October 19th
    Come join us for a fantastic evening of live music at the Euclid Oval! The Carlos Andrade Duo will be performing their incredible tunes, guaranteed to get you grooving. Get ready to tap your feet and sing along to their catchy melodies. This event is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some great music with friends and family. Feel free to bring your own folding chairs, blankets, and snacks! Mark your calendars and make sure to be there for a night of pure musical bliss at the Euclid Oval!

    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Self-guided Tour on Lincoln Road
    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 (which number 1,250), connecting visitors to plant-specific information and media. The information can be accessed as a self-guided tour or as on-demand information about individual plants. It includes English and Spanish text, photos, and video. The tour focuses on the most notable elements of the historic Lincoln Road landscape, providing the name, origin, and significance of each plant. The most conspicuous and important plants are linked to descriptive videos created by Fairchild scientists. The interpretation allows Lincoln Road to function as a curated botanic garden. Enjoy.

    Habitat Hyett
    441 Lincoln Road

    Kfir Moyal Gallery
    933 Lincoln Road

    LUMAS Gallery
    737 Lincoln Road

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