3 Free Happenings in Miami this Weekend


Sweat out those toxins and rejuvenate your spirit at a free Saturday afternoon yoga class on the beach across from Freehand Miami. Previous experience is not required. Just show up with some water, a towel and positive energy. Reserve your spot at the front desk by Friday night and meet us in the courtyard at 5:15pm on Saturday!

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The 7th Annual Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival and Boat Parade takes place Saturday, November 15th from 10am to 4pm.

Festivities include:

  • Children’s activities
  • Yoga lessons and massages
  • A Boat Parade to kick off the day
  • Food and table decorating competitions
  • Authentic Asian food and beverages available for purchase
  • Folkloric music and dance performances by Asha Sing, Omilani, Bollywood Dancers and Phillipine dancers.
  • Asian tea ceremony
  • Authentic arts and crafts
  • Raffle prizes


282499_122961821132438_4675610_nHats are an underrated fashion accessory. Other than by the likes of Kate Middleton and Pharrell, they’re generally overlooked — much to the detriment of our collective style. But that all changes once a year at Coconut Grove’s Mad Hatter Arts Festival. Now in its tenth incarnation, this juried art event showcases outstanding works in a whole host of mediums — and the zaniest hats this side of Wonderland. Participating artists include metal sculptor Lugufelo, painter and watercolorist Eileen Seitz, pop artist Ed King, and stained-glass creators Alan & Lisa Glover, among many others. Expect chalk street painting in the theme Through the Looking Glass, a Saturday-night under-the-stars screening of the original Alice in Wonderland, live music, a participatory drum circle, a DJ, hat contests, and lots of kids’ activities. Basically, it’s an art extravaganza as colorful as Lewis Carroll’s imagination. So get working on Kentucky Derby-worthy headgear. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Barnacle State Historic Park (3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove) and along the rest of Main Highway. The festival is free, but admission to the Barnacle costs $2. The Alice in Wonderland film screening begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Barnacle, and tickets cost $5 for ages 6 and up. Visit madhatterartsfestival.com.

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