Best free things to do in Miami from September 13-19, 2021

Queer Art Gallery at Eden Rock Miami Beach

This year, the Miami Beach Pride organizers aim to push the week-long celebration forward with all-inclusive events that go beyond the party atmosphere. One such event is the Queer Art Showcase at Eden Roc Miami Beach on Monday. The free event will feature work by local LGBTQ+ artists, including Askenaxi, Leslie Anne Frye-Thomas, Junior Jimenez, Chris Ochoa and David Sexton. All artwork is for sale, and all proceeds go directly to the artist. 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, September 13, at Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami; Entry is free with RSVP via

Drinks and book swaps at Koch Coconut Grove

Beer and book lovers will gather at Kush Coconut Grove for Brews & Book Swap on Tuesday. The restaurant has partnered with Books & Books for the event that will help bring together local literary figures over a delicious pint of handcrafted beer. Make sure to bring a book and you will be able to trade it in for some new reading material. If you reply in advance, you will be entered to win prizes including gift certificates from Kush Hospitality and Books & Books, as well as a chance to host an upcoming book club meeting at Babylon Club on Tobacco Road. 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, at Kush Coconut Grove, 2911 Grand Ave. , Coconut Grove; 305-456-5723; kushh Entry is free with RSVP via

Emo 305 night at Las Rosas

Admit it: You’ve never really stepped off the stage of My Chemical Romance. That’s why Emo Night 305 is located in Las Rosas. On Thursday night, join the party as Tell All Your Friends presents, which features a live performance by Punkowski alongside resident DJ Lindersmash playing emo and pop-punk all night long. Do you want to make your show “Helena” in front of a crowd? There’s Emo karaoke for that – so use eyeliner. 10 p.m. Thursday, September 16, at Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave. , Miami; 786-780-2700; Submission is free.

Jaya at Doral Yard

Singer-songwriter Gaia made headlines at Back Yard in Doral Yard on Friday. With a distinctive sound reminiscent of Amy Winehouse’s raspy delivery, the Tigre Sounds brand draws inspiration from Latin, jazz, flamenco, and soul to deliver a uniquely universal melody. 8 p.m. Friday, September 17, at Doral Yard, 8455 NW 53rd Street, Doral; 305-744-5038; Submission is free.

Plant swap and artisan market in Anderson

You, like everyone else during lockdown, really got into houseplants. I gave them names, talked to them, and mourned their deaths when I drowned them in water. Keep the craze alive on Saturday when Trading Post hosts a plant swap and artisan market in Anderson. In addition to facilitating the trade of plant clippings, the event hosts over 20 local vendors – and raffle prizes! 4-10 p.m. Saturday, September 18 at Anderson, 709 NW 79th St., Miami; 786-401-6330; Submission is free.

Miami Beach Pride Parade

Miami Beach Pride culminates Sunday with its annual parade along Ocean Drive. Dress in the rainbow’s best from head to toe as you watch all the awesome gigs by local businesses and organizations. The Senior Field Marshal of the Year is the NFL’s ten-year NFL vet Isira Towalu. The event will feature youth activities, a women’s space, a transgender safe space, and a festival village. Stay in place after the show and enjoy performances by Walk the Moon, Mya, Crystal Waters and Latrice Royale. 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, in Lummus Park, Ocean Drive between Fifth and Fifteenth Streets, Miami Beach; Submission is free.


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