Weekly Gems Guide: 10 Events in South Florida This Week

Happy New Year Gems! 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.

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1. AFRIQUE
Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
In celebration of African American Heritage Month in February, Afrique will spotlight artists from Africa, Haiti and Jamaica. The exhibition begins January 3rd and ends February 16th. Learn more. here.

2. RIVERSIDE CIRCUS AT THE WHARF
Thursday, January 4-7, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The Wharf Miami invites you to Riverside Circus, a 4 night circus on the Miami River. The event features clowns, stilt walkers, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, face painters & more. Food by: Garcia’s Seafood Open-Air Fish Market & Raw Bar, King of Racks BBQ, Diced, Plant Twist, MOJO Donuts, & more. Learn more here.

3. PAMM FREE COMMUNITY NIGHT: TECH TAKEOVER
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 6:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.
Join the PAMM Community for a tech-filled evening showcasing the best of Miami's emerging tech start-ups. Catch cutting-edge presentations on the different ways technology is transforming the community with special exhibitions. Start your weekend early and enjoy drink specials on the terrace set to a live set by electronic group, the XYZA Collective. Learn more here.

4. MERCEDES-BENZ OF CORAL GABLES GALLERY NIGHT LIVE!
Friday, January 5, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy artwork by local artists Marc Greenblum and Alice Goldhagen, plus free admission to temporary exhibits “Sheltering Survivors”, “Boundaries” and “Juan Antonio Guirado.  Learn more here.

6. LASER FRIDAY’S
Friday, January 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Experience Laser Friday’s the first and third Friday, and enjoy a retro throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. The week’s edition includes a laser light show to music hits by Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk and more. Learn more here.

6. GIRALDA UNDER THE STARTS
Friday, January 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. –  10:00 p.m.
Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile are bringing back a neighborhood favorite: Giralda Under the Stars! Every first Friday of the month from November - April 2018, the community promenade will come alive with outdoor dining by local eateries and musical rhythms by local bands. Learn more here.

***7. ENVISION
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Gem Collective invites you to Envision, an intimate vision board mixer event for women. As we create the boards together we will discuss the importance of goal setting, intentions, and the power of visualization for the New Year. Under The Mango Tree will be our meeting place for an evening of connection, creativity and intention setting. Each ticket includes light bites, wine, and all vision board supplies. Learn more here.

8. SATURDAY SESSIONS
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come vibe with Saturday Sessions at the 1st Saturday Session of the year as they present exciting and talented emerging artists in a festival-type atmosphere in the heart of Greater Ft. Lauderdale. Learn more here.

9. THIRIFTER MARKET
Sunday, January 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ranging from vintage finds to handmade originals, Thriftier is a creative community curated by the public for the public. Absorb the music around you and grab a bite as you visit each unique vendor. Starting during the day and continuing throughout the night, you’ll be sure to find something that inspires and invigorates. Learn more here.

10. RIVERWALK SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH
Sunday, January 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The first Sunday of each month enjoy the smooth sounds of local jazz with family and friends at the free, outdoor JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch live concert series from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Fort Lauderdale’s scenic RiverWalk.
Learn more here.


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