Calle Ocho free street festival

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The free Calle Ocho music and food festival returns Sunday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Southwest Eighth Street from Eighth through 27th avenues. Enjoy Latin American foods and popular musical acts. Thousands of people partake in the Calle Ocho celebration every year.  The event includes music on nine stages, starting at 11 […]

Free Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays

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Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays), a free arts and music festival, takes place on the last Friday of the month from 7 to 11 p.m. Viernes Culturales features dancing under the stars, domino games, cigar rollers, cafecitos and mojitos. The Domino Plaza is filled with works by local artists and artisans. Take free tour of Little […]

Discount to Coconut Grove Arts Festival

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The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is offering a discount to Coconut Grove residents. The festival takes place Feb. 14– 16, 10 a.m.-to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 per person per day. Children 12 and under are free. One-day pass for Coconut Grove residents is $5. All residents must show ID at the gate with the 33133 […]

Coral Gables Farmers Market on Saturdays

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The Coral Gables Farmers Market, is back every Saturday through March 28. The Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in front of City Hall, at the intersection of LeJeune Road and Biltmore Way. Just-picked produce, along with baked goods, gourmet specialty foods and plants, are available for sale. Other activities […]

Free Bird Road Art Walk third Saturdays

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The Bird Road Art Walk is held the third Saturday of every month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate art, music, poetry and more during the Bird Road Art Walk. Enjoy free parking and a free shuttle service  that loops continuously throughout the district stopping at each participating artists’ studio and gallery.  Start your […]

Free Gables Gallery Night first Fridays

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The first Friday of the month is Coral Gables Gallery Night, free from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Virginia Miller and the Coral Gables Gallery Association feature a night where local galleries present their artwork to the public. Take the free trolley to the different galleries or walk from gallery to gallery. Many of the […]

Where to find free or cheap flu shots

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Flu shots can be costly if you don’t know where to check for bargains. Here are some tips that might help. Ask your employer. To cut down on sick days, employers frequently offer flu shots at no cost to their employees. If you’re employed, ask someone in your company’s human resources department if flu shots […]

Halloween monster face painting, how-to

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This post is by Erika Monroy of AKIN Body Painting. It doesn’t take lots of money to turn your little cutie pie into a monster for Halloween. Follow these easy steps: Use a damp sponge and load it with grass green paint. Create the shape of the head of a monster in the face, from […]

Halloween face-painting idea for girls

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This post is by Erika Monroy of AKIN Body Painting. You don’t need to be a professional artist to transform a girl into a witch for Halloween. 1. Paint a green base around the entire face, if you load a sponge the strokes will be more even. Leave unpainted around the eyes. 2. Using a brush […]