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.

 Photo courtesy of   Arts, Beats, and Lyrics

Photo courtesy of Arts, Beats, and Lyrics

1. FARMER’S MARKET AT THE YARD  
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
At The Yard, we're all about collaborating with and supporting fellow local entrepreneurs. That's why we're stoked to welcome our very own Farmers' Market at The Yard, launching on Wednesday, December 13th! The market, curated by Urban Oasis Project, will include fruits, veggies, food products and crafts, all created by local makers and farmers. Learn more here.

2. “FESTIVAL OF TREES” EVENING STROLL
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a holiday evening stroll through the Deering Estate as it is illuminated for the Festival of Trees exhibit. Enjoy signature holiday decorating collaborations, an expanded museum furnishing collection, and beautiful nighttime views of Biscayne Bay as holiday music plays in the background. Learn more here.

3. WRITE FOR RIGHTS HAPPY HOUR    
Friday, December 15, 2017, 4:00 p.m. –  7:00 p.m.
Join Amnesty International on December 15 at Gramps as they write for the human rights of individuals and communities around the world. Letter writing stations will be set up on the patio, so come hang out, learn about this year's cases, have a drink and write a letter to change a life.Enjoy Happy Hour drink specials from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Learn more here.

4. ART + TECH INCUBATOR: INTRO TO 3D PRINTING & DESIGN  
Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Get a hands-on introduction to how 3d Printing is influencing contemporary art practices. with artist/designer Luke Jenkins; William Walker, the owner of 3D Auto Copy; and on-site 3d printing demos by the Broward County Library’s Creation Station.. Learn more here.

5. THE LINK UP MIAMI  
Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Come out to The Link Up this Friday at Macaya Gallery for an evening of networking, art and vibes, 
Featuring sounds by DJ Bre and DJ Spinz, Art by Lil Pink Ting, and special pop up shop by Mr. Kream. No Cover all night and $20 Open Bar From 6-8pm. Learn more here.

6. ARTS, BEATS, & LYRICS
Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey presents Arts, Beats + Lyrics. This traveling urban art and music exhibition supports visionary artists and musicians who share our values of authenticity, creativity, and individuality. Join the Jack Daniel’s family in moving culture forward. Learn more here.

7. CARIBBEAN MARKET DAY
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A public open-air market day every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti. Vendors showcase original Afro-Caribbean fashion and accessories, natural beauty products, books, music, arts, cuisine and more. Every weekend features a new theme. Learn more here.

8. WYNWOOD: A HISTORY OF STREET ART
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Join HistoryMiami Museum and explore one of Miami’s trendiest and most dynamic neighborhoods – the Wynwood Art District. Learn how this textile warehouse and immigrant neighborhood, formerly known as “Little San Juan,”  has quickly becoming the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. Hear stories of the artists, residents, and developers who made Wynwood home to over seventy galleries, five museums, and seven art complexes. Learn more here.

9. WYNWOOD’S FINEST JAM SESSION + MARKETPLACE
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wynwood's Finest is proud to present the 2nd Edition of Wynwood's Finest Jam Session & Marketplace.Doors open at 3pm with the Marketplace featuring a diverse collection of local Vendors catering to the entire family. Enjoy popular music, DJ battles, spoken word, and street performances. Learn more here.

10. VEUVE CLICQUOT PUPPY BRUNCH
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Miami's epic brunch is back and heading to Margaret Pace Park for a paw-fect Sunday celebration in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Bring your furry friend for a Sunday of bubbles, doggy fun, activities, and all the treats they can dream of. Musical sessions by Atlanta’s Macy Todd and an unforgettable set by Miami's own SHENZI. You don't have to own a dog to come. Learn more here.

11. THE MIAMI FLEA: HOLIDAY EDITION
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
It's the last month of 2017; the holidays are upon us! Celebrate your loved ones with gifts aplenty at the Miami Flea: Holiday Bazaar, the perfect place to shop small and support your community. Families, bikes, and pets welcome. Beats by Master Feathers, Live music by Freddy's Son Trio, Dama Vicke and Shenzi. Learn more here.

***Special Feature:MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM MIAMI
When: Dec. 11- January 22, 2017
Where: 3400 COLLINS AVE, Faena District Miami Beach, FL
Tickets: $38 after Dec. 11
Learn more here.


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