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 by ANGEL VALENTIN

Photo by ANGEL VALENTIN

1. THE CREATIVE CHAPTER
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join as Matthew Sherman Lincoln Road ambassador and founder of Jugofresh, leads an intimate conversation about breath, creativity, and life with artist Jenny Perez. Still the mind and access the deep layers of energy within the self as Megan Elizabeth, founder of Wynwood Yoga, guides us through a special breath work session. Local brews from Wynwood Brewing Company and light bites from Half Moon Empanadas. Learn more here.

2. MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT PUBLIC TOURS
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join the Miami Design District, in partnership with Arts Encounters, for a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art and architecture led by art critic, journalist and educator, Margery Gordon.Offered twice a month, the free tours are available during the Miami Design District’ monthly Sunday Family Day along with the last Wednesday of every month. Learn more here.

3. JAZZ AT THE YARD WITH NIKKI KIDD
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Come out for live jazz under the stars featuring Miami local music luminaries living in our midst. Enjoy the stellar vocalist, Nikki Kidd as she graces the crowd with her talent at The Yard. Nikki's musical style is the embodiment of classic and current jazz and her voice has the ability to transport you to the days of speak easies.  Learn more here.

4. MIDDAY MOGUL LUNCH BREAK AT CANVAS
Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:300 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This Thursday head to Midday mogul, a luncheon hosted by Marly Walters & Anayancy Escarpanter of Women in Leadership League. Take a break from your mogul lifestyle to eat and connect with other female local leaders just like you. Learn more here.

5. THIRD THURSDAY AT PAMM
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Soul and funk band Jason Joshua & The Beholders is taking over PAMM Third Thursdays with a live performance on the terrace. Sip on tasty cocktails from the waterfront bar or dine at Verde. Join in on exhibition inspired art-making or wander through the galleries. Learn more here.

6. BLACKBIRD HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Thursday, December 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Looking for a local (and boozy) way to support small business for some last minute holiday shopping? Look no more, the Blackbird Bazaar is back! Shop local craft vendors, vintage clothing, jewelry and much more. Special guest DJ sets by DJ Le Spam of the Spam Allstars, Jason Joshua and more. Learn more here.

7. BRICKELL CITY CENTRE BIERGARTEN
Thursday, December 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Discover a new community oasis in the heart of Brickell and reel in the holidays at the first Brickell City Centre Biergarten! Spend the evening sipping on suds from a handful of your favorite local brews, grab a bite from delicious Miami eateries and pop-ups, partake in a patio game (or four) with your friends and drink in what makes this city so magical. Learn more here.

8. NATURAL TREND SETTERS POP UP SHOP AND HOLIDAY PARTY
Friday, December 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy a nice holiday gathering as we all prepare for Christmas and Kwanzaa! Put on our ugly sweaters and shop til you drop with amazing unique vendors. Come get hair and makeup done and finish your last minute shopping. Learn more here.

9. TASTE OF THE YARD  
Friday, December 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come out to Taste of the Yard, and savor bites and drinks from various concepts each and every Friday! You can purchase a ticket for $25 which will allow you 5 samples from The Wynwood Yard’s culinary concepts. Learn more here.

10. YOLI MAYOR HOLIDAY CONCERT
Saturday, December 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11: 00 p.m.
Holiday joy swells and takes over The Yard’s Simple Vodka Stage with a special holiday live musical performance by Miami’s sweetheart and fave singer-songwriter Yoli Mayor. Yoli, “Miami’s grown vocal powerhouse” and an America’s Got Talent veteran, is a first-generation Cuban-American who embodies Miami’s young Latino generation. 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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