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.

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1. ART AFTER HOURS
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Take a break after work and explore topics, techniques and themes in art through a series of monthly, art-making workshops. Led by teaching artists and designed for all skill levels, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist. Plus, enjoy a free glass of wine. Learn more here.

2. BUSINESS, POLITICS, LAW & NETWORKING MIXER  
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join Black Professionals Network in partnership with Convival Link for their monthly networking event focused on assisting business professionals turn network opportunities into business and sale leads.  Black Professionals Network Members - Free. Non-Members - $10 (Net Proceeds Benefit a Small Business Start-Up). Learn more here.

3. ROOFTOP SESSIONS: VANYA ALLEN   
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This month's May edition of Rooftop Sessions at Filling Station Lofts welcomes Vanya Allen (@datgoodgirl), a Southern Soul Sunday favorite, back at the A+E District!
Known for captivating audiences with her sultry song and charm, Vanya draws in her audience with ease to make a concert hall feel like an intimate jazz club. Learn more here.

4. FUTURE STEPS   
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
ATTENTION DANCERS!! Future Steps is back NEXT Thursday May 17th! Join the Future Steps family as they welcome special guest DJ's Xavier BLK (Werc Crew, ATL) and The Gamma Bot (The Love Below, MIA) alongside G.Brown. As always, movements led by Hype Ikuh.  Hosted by @CharleneCabrera and powered by Keep Bouncing. Learn more here.

5. MIAMI ROCKS OPENING PARTY
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join History Miami for a party on the plaza as they celebrate the opening of their newest exhibition, "Miami Rocks: The Miami Pop Festival, May 1968." Wear your favorite 60's outfit, listen to the sounds from that era, and enjoy complimentary cocktails. Learn more here.

6. FLAVAR PRESENTS SCENE  
Friday, MAY 18, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
SCENE is the local creative’s backdrop— a laidback haven for the restless, clubbed-out, music lover. They’ve teamed up with talented photographers to exhibit dope conversation pieces while you sip Sangrias and vibe with resident artists STKMUP and Musik Jones Drew. The beat drops every third Friday of the month, at Wine Scene, one of downtown WPB's hidden gems. Featured Exhibit by: @Wiseclairvoyant Learn more here.

7. PAAM ARTWORKOUT  
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Get your Runner’s High with Equinox and Pérez Art Museum Miami | Group Run + Yoga Start. Designed specifically for runners, this class will help increase your performance to decrease your finish time, combining a scenic bayfront run in Museum Park followed by Yoga for Runners, emphasizing core strengthening, quad and hip openers, hamstring stretches, and balance poses. Learn more here.

8. PROTOJE AT WYNWOOD YARD
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Reggae Superstar Protoje returns to Miami after 2 years-This time at the Wynwood Yard. He is touring with his 4th Studio Album featuring lead singles Bout Noon & Blood Money. Songstress Sevana makes will also be making her debut appearance that night. Many more surprises to be announced! For more details and announcements info checkout @the.kgn. Learn more here.

9. AFRIKIN 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m. –  11:59 p.m.
AFRIKIN® 2018 will present an evening of current culture through art, fashion, talks, food, innovation and performance - ways to connect, communicate and experience the lives and perspectives of our brothers and sisters, our AFRIKIN - in the language of the people - across the diaspora. Learn more here.

10.TAILGATE SOCIAL-ART TRUCK   
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tailgate Social embodies the mobility of art and its power to spread culture. Tailgate Social is an art exhibition in which moving truck trailers become galleries and stages for visual art and live original music. It started with one successful truck, one artist collective, a handful of vendors and 70 attendees in Miami, FL. Learn more here.

 

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