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.

 PAMM, NOT AN ORIGINAL PHOTO 

PAMM, NOT AN ORIGINAL PHOTO 


1. MOTHER’S DAY MARKET
Monday, May 7, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
This Mothers Day, Awom Lab is celebrate by making it easy to buy the important women in your life a gift! The market includes everything from cocktails and cupcakes, cards, floral arrangements, botox, workout classes, jewelry, massages, crystals, and so much more! With your $5 entrance fee you will receive a reusable market bag, refreshing cocktail by Strega, cupcake, and a souvenir photo for you and your guest! Learn more here.

2. UNCORKED CONVERSATIONS: NETWORKING SOCIAL AND WINE TASTING
Wednesday, May 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Uncorked Conversations gives you the opportunity to network with other local business professionals. There will be a complimentary wine tasting from the Salute to Italia selection and light bites. Learn more here.

3. CO-ED LOCKER ROOM TALK: CONSENT  
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
In Good Company Miami is collaborating with WokeWednesdays to create a space where ALL people can discuss and have TRUE locker room talk. What are your thoughts on consent? Are the consent laws fair depending on race, gender, and age?What can we do as Men & Women to have better dialogue in regards to consent? Learn more here.

4. TEACHER APPRECIATION HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In partnership with P.S. 305, join PAMM for their first ever Teacher Appreciation happy hour to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week. Network with educators from around Miami-Dade County, participate in gallery tours led by PAMM's teaching artists, art-making, giveaways, andmore. njoy free ice cream from Lulu's Ice Cream, beer from Veza Sur Brewing Co, and pizza from Verde Miami! Learn more here.

5. 5:01 FRIDAYS AT SWIRL WINE BISTRO  
Friday, MAY 10, 2018, 5:01 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Come out to Coconut Creek's best weekly wine lovers happy hour, 5:01 Fridays. It's all about tastings, pairings and samplings. No one does it like SWIRL. Make sure you come by and meet your host and chef Michael & Judith Able. In addition to the featured wines, craft beers, culinary treasures this 5:01 Fridays happy hour will showcase works of Art from some of South Florida's finest artists curated by Art N Soul. Learn more here.

6. RAW POP UP
Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – UNTIL
The RAW opening night will feature over 80+ emerging artists, 4 floors of immersive installations, surprise performances, and The Escape powered by Glenlivet - RAW’s signature Pop Up Bar on The Moore Building’s rooftop. Music by Solomon Beda, Jason Joshua & The Beholders, French Horn Collective, and more. Learn more here.

7. BLACK LOUNGE FILM SERIES “KAFOU”
Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Black Lounge Film Series continues to bring global Black cinema to Historic Overtown. For its 5th edition on Friday, May 11th at 7pm, the series will present Kafou, an award-winning independent film directed by Haitian filmmaker Bruno Mourral. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/producer of the film, Gilbert Mirambeau Jr. Learn more here.

8. FEMME SATURDAYS: DE-STIGMATIZE MENTAL HEALTH
Sunday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. –  1:00 p.m.
Join the Miami Worker’s Center on Saturday, May 12 for an important conversation on stigmas surrounding mental health in communities of color. Led by Anika Starr, a queer Black woman social worker, we will explore the stigmas and find our way to productive coping and healing through manifesting self-love. Learn more here. Learn more here.

9. WYNCARIB   
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Come out to #WYNCARIB, a Caribbean party at Wynwood yard this Saturday, 11 pm to 3 am. Music By @eccentrixsound , @doctoresan, and @disconeil007. Girls free, guys $10 w/ RSVP before 12.  Learn more here.

10. LAKOU LAKAY: IN MY OWN BACKYARD
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
MUCE in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority, Little Haiti Cultural Center, and Art of Black Miami, is bringing the vibrant vibes of Haitian Culture to Bayfront Park for a special Mother’s Day celebration. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, cash to support the vendors, and your family for a Sunday Fun-Day of Caribbean Vibes. 
WHAT TO EXPECT: DJ MACK will be spinning cultural Vibes, Live musical performances, MUCE Interactive art stations featuring Paint with Faith, Caribbean-inspired Mini-Golf experience and more. This event is free to attend. Learn more here.

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