Free and cheap fun this weekend

Channel your inner artist, get to a brewery for Easter fun or the opening of Marlins season, get in cheap to the Fair and watch Sheila E beat the drums.

Classic Italian Film Series at The Wolfsonian-FIU. (Facebook)

Events at The Wolfsonian-FIU

Aside from being in a very cool historic building on South Beach, you can spend Friday night doing one of two things at The Wolfsonian-FIU. Either sketch in the galleries starting at 7 p.m. and don’t worry, all skill levels are welcome or, at 6:30 p.m. watch Federico Fellini’s film 8 1/2, the 1963 Best Foreign Film Oscar winning autobiographic film about filmmaking. It’s also the final weekend of the exhibition Selling the Golden Leaf. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Visit Nightlife Brewing Co. during Miami Marlins opening weekend. (Facebook)

Brewery events

Yes, there’s more to do at our local breweries than drink beer, although of course you’ll be doing that regardless. Easter Sunday at a brewery? Hey, with bottomless Mimosas for $10 and $1 Kaptain’s Klosch or Rosé at Biscayne Bay Brewing, it might be something to consider. The specials runs from 12-5 p.m. Or, if you’re already headed to the ballpark this weekend to watch the Fish take on the Cubs, stop in to Nightlife Brewing Co. in the Marlins Home Run Parking Garage where they’ve got the visiting team’s craft bee for $8 and their home brew for $7. Biscayne Bay Brewing, 8000 NW 25 St., #500 Doral; Nightlife Brewing Co., 1588 NW 7 St., Miami

View from the top of the giant slide at the Youth Fair. (Facebook)

Youth Fair

There are some great deals all around the Youth Fair, this year more than ever, especially admission. Almost every day there’s some kind of discounted admission, especially if you come before 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday OR save and bring in the wrapper from your two-liter or 20 oz. bottle of Coke. That gets you in for $7 instead of $12. The Youth Fair runs until April 7 so you’ve got a few weeks left to enjoy the fun. Youth Fair, 10901 SW 24 St., Miami

Sheila E at Palm Court in Design District

She made a name for herself with the hit “The Glamorous Life” but Sheila E was a stellar percussionist way before that. She was percussionist and singer for The George Duke Band and daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo. Shake your money maker while you watch her beat the drums Friday at 6 p.m. at Palm Court in the Miami Design District as part of their weekly free music series. Palm Court, 140 NE 39 St., Miami

loft VR Arcade X

Here’s a different take on Friday night. If you’re done with happy hour, dinner and a movie is yawn and the club scene’s got you wanting to stay home, how about an Arcade/VR adventure. How about trying out Virtual Underground Ready Player One Edition. Put on the VR headset and step into the world of the latest Steven Spielberg flick, set to 80s music and visuals. 8 p.m., loftVR Arcade & Next-Gen Studio, 145 NW 36 St., Miami



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