Weekly Gems Guide: 10 Events in South Florida This Week

 SOHO BEACH HOUSE, NOT AN ORIGINAL PHOTO 

SOHO BEACH HOUSE, NOT AN ORIGINAL PHOTO 

1. SOCIAL MYSTERIES
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Come out to Casa TropiSoul,  learn from top-notch Facebook and Instagram experts about the biggest mistakes, secrets and success strategies to get you back on the digi-social train. Solo-preneurs, entrepreneurs, wantrepreneurs (want to start something?), corporate brands, mom and pop brands, influencers are invited! Learn more here.

2. UNAPOLOGETICALLY: A MOTHERS LOVE  
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In honor of Mother's Day IN Good Company is celebrating Mother's with Unapologetically: A Mother's Love. The unique private event will take place at Lil Greenhouse Grill, a black-owned restaurant specializing in “Edgy Neo-Soul” cusine, and will feature a live DJ, photo shoot, Spoken Word performances and a forum for open discussion. Learn more here.

3. R+D SAINT CITIES: DANA WASHINGTON’S UNDER BONE
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come out to a screening of Dana Washington’s UNDER BONE. UNDER BONE is a narrated experimental-drama featuring ethereal vignettes linked by a woman's devotion, grief and ancestral evocation, as she traverses stories beneath her rib cage. Learn more here.

4. LOCAL VIEWS AT PAMM: JAMILAH SABUR  
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Join the PAMM  for their in-gallery tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about a few works of art currently on view at the museum. This month, artist Jamilah Sabur will lead the tour. Local Views at PAMM gives visitors a first-hand interaction with local artists by creating conversations centered around art and the creative process. This casual 30-minute conversation is offered on the fourth Thursday of each month. Learn more here.

5. THE LISTENING DEN
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m
In partnership with the magicians over at MINI and Ace Prop House + Studios, Prism Creative Group is making sure that Miamians tune back into the live music in front of them and away from their phones.  The Listening Den will feature the fiery Motown sounds of Patrick & The Swayzees, a rousing opening set by Fort Lauderdale's KIDS and more. Learn more here.

6. BLCK & HAPPY HOUR
Friday, May 25, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come join The BLCK Family for a little kick back at Soho Beach House! Enjoy Happy hour special with drinks from $5-$8 and curated sounds by the one and only @iamspinelli.  Learn more here.

7. JAZZ AT MOCA x LAVIE
Friday, MAY 25, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Experience Jazz at MOCA and enjoy the sounds of singer Lavie! From her vivacious stage performances to her infectiously rapturous personality, LaVie is a shining example of living life to the fullest! She uses her eclectic fusion sound as a vehicle to encourage and empower all people to seek out and experience “The life” that God intends for all to have! The museum will be open to the public during Jazz at MOCA from 7 -10 pm. Learn more here.

8. BASHMENT TV
Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Come out to a special Memorial Weekend Edition of Bashment TV!  Music by Silent Addy, Eccentrix Sound & Disco Neil Hosted by Shadow Fyah. This event is 21+ free. Learn more here.

9. BAD ‘N’ BOOZY BRUNCH
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m. –  10:00 p.m.
The Link Up invites you to enjoy Brunch in Downtown Miami w/ A Mimosa In Your Hand, Music Playing, & Great Conversations w/ Your Friends! Free admission to brunch w/ RSVP. Learn more here.

10. THE BRUNCH SOCIAL  
Sunday, May 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Socialxchange Presents The Brunch Social  | Brunch + Day Party at ZestMiami. Zest is an ethnically diverse, seasonally driven, minority owned restaurant recently featured in Hungry Black Man blog as top black owned restaurant in Miami Learn more here.

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**This weekly guide features—Gems for Gems—people who love to expose themselves to new experiences.