Weekly Gems Guide: 10 Events in South Florida This Week

There’s always something to do in South Florida! Check out my curated event list for the curious explorer in Miami this week!

**This weekly guide features—Gems for Gems—people who love to expose themselves to new experiences.

 The Bass Museum of Art 

The Bass Museum of Art 

1. BLACK PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING MIXER  
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Join the Black Professionals Network and mix and mingle with other like-minded individuals. Whether you are looking to meet new people, develop new skills, or bolster your career profile Black Professionals Network has you covered. Learn more here.

2. GRANT WRITING FROM THE HEART  
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Increase your chances of receiving foundation funding for non-profit organizations. During the session you’ll explore the basic sections of a grant proposal and why writing from the heart is important. Learn more here.

3. WYNWOOD LIFE  
Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wynwood Life is back and packed with everything that Miami loves. Check out all the great features of the festival like the Back Alley where top street artists are painting live daily. Listen to any one of 20 bands at the Live Music Stage. Check out over 150 arts & crafts vendors or eat at one of South Florida’s top food trucks. Learn more here.

4. BLACK LOUNGE FILMS PRESENTS “BLACK COP”  
Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join the Black Lounge Film Series for an evening of music, a movie and discussion to spotlight the Canadian Black Experience & Black Cops. The Black Lounge Film Series 4th edition of bringing global Black cinema to Overtown is back with an award-winning independent film entitled, “Black Cop” by Canadian Filmmaker, Cory Bowles. Learn more here.

5. THE LINK UP  
Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Come out to a special 4/20 edition of The Link Up at the Macaya Gallery in Wynwood. Musical sounds by DJ Bre and DJ Vybz. The event will also feature a special Q&A and panel discussion from 8-9pm with the ladies from Reyna Noriega's Woman’s Month series to kick off the night. No Cover w/ RSVP. Learn more here.

6. 2nd ANNUAL MENDE FILM & CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL   
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join a celebration of Gullah Geechee Heritage Cultural Arts & Crafts.
The Mende Film & Cultural Arts Festival will be showcasing two renowned Gullah Geechee Films, The Language You Cry In & Daughters of the Dust. In addition to our film screenings, the festival will showcase authentic Gullah Geechee culture with live performances, storytelling, and demonstrations of ancient arts and crafts. Learn more here.

7. HIP HOPPA LOCKA: MUSLIM HIP HOP NIGHT IN OPA LOCKA   
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
B-boys and B-girls, DJs, emcees, and Hip Hop heads unite under the arabesque skyline of Opa-locka! Hip Hoppa Locka remixes multiple references in a celebration of Muslim artists in Hip Hop—highlighting female forerunners in particular. Performances by B-girls Amirah Sackett & May Mar; emcee Aja Black/ TheReminders, DJ sets by Asad Ali Jafri, the unveiling of a new work by muralist Cita Sadeli CHELOVE & special guests. The event free & open to the public. Learn more here.  

8. A PLACE TO SAY SUKII EXHIBITION 3: “HEALING THE FEELING”
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. –  12:00 a.m.
A PLACE TO SAY SUKII is an ongoing exhibition series by Personal Florist and Creative Director Sukii. It seeks to encourage the audience to utilize the present moment to express positivity through their personal feelings - with regard to people, places, things and experiences. This exhibition "Healing The Feeling" will  highlight collaborations between Say Sukii Flowers & a few very special local creatives in the South Florida area. Learn more here.

9. THE MIAMI FLEA: SPRING LOVE   
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Miami Flea is back at Canvas Miami for another community picnic at our Grub Garden with craft cocktails, live jams on our stage, and shops by local artisans. Vibe to new music, take home a new treasure, make a new friend. Learn more here.

10. ARTISTIC HEALERS EVENT ***
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Join a special evening of an all female panel (including me, Lauren of The Gem Within) and a space filled with art installations, performances and much more. Whether an artist, entrepreneur or spectator, you will be networking with like minded souls while connecting with women dominating their careers with healing and the arts. Proceeds will go towards the organizations of the healers involved. P.S: Enter the Kanvas Beauty x Soul Dreamin Giveaway! For only $2 win a photoshoot + make up session! Learn more here.


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