If you’ve always wanted to visit some of my Miami’s more expensive attractions, this might be the week to do it. Grab your sunglasses and a soda bottle and enjoy discounted admission this weekend to Jungle Island and the Miami Seaquarium. Next weekend, you can visit ZooMiami for $5.
Jazz, inside and out
Friday night is a great night for jazz this weekend. You can hear the New Cuban Express and Manuel Valera at 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, plus visit the museum free (a donation would be nice) from 7 – 10 p.m. Moreover,if you would like to listen to jazz inside, you can hear the Paul Ayick Quintet at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, the first concert of the museum’s Hot Nights Cool Jazz summer series. Admission is $10, free for museum members.
Discount deals at two attractions
To celebrate its 10th anniversary , Jungle Island is offering $10 admission to all Friday to Sunday. At the Miami Seaquarium, fans wearing Miami Heat regalia get 50% discount for admission through July 7, but you must mention the Heat deal before buying your ticket.Admission to the Miami Seaquarium is $39.95 for adults and $29.95 for children ages 3 to 9.
Win-win with free music at the casino
Miami’s casinos are turning out to be some of our best – and least expensive – concert venues. At Casino Miami Jai-Alai this weekend, you have two opportunities to hear local bands free. On Friday night at 8 p.m., you can hear Driving Force with Lee Johnson play R&B, funk and blues. At 9 p.m. Saturday, Palenke will turn up the Latin vibe with bassist Omar Hernandez and percussionist Manolo Torres .
Don’t be a twit when you tweet
Sunday is Social Media Day in Miami, part of an international Social Media Day organized by Mashable. The Miami event will be noon to 5 p.m. in the Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall. More than 50 speakers will talk about everything from Twitter to Instagram. The event is free, but you’re encouraged to register for Miami Social Media day in advance.