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. 2017 MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL “OPENING NIGHT”     
Monday, November 6, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come to kickoff the 16th Edition of the Miami Short Film Festival. The festival will highlight a showcase of films designed to bring a sense of wonder and excitement featuring whimsical animations, lively music videos, and colorful comedies. Learn more here.

2. A MIAMI MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join local film organizations O Cinema, Third Horizon and Black Lounge Film Series for a three-part movie experience at Gibson Park in historic Overtown. Put on a pair of Silent Revolution headphones and tune in and out of any one of three screens playing films simultaneously. Enjoy the local flavors and refreshments of neighborhood favorites like Jackson Soul Food and Greenhouse Cafe. Learn more here.

3. OPENING RECEPTION FOR "ATMAN: THE CARIBBEAN LION" 
Thursday, November 9th, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Join the Opa-Locka Community for an exciting opening reception of the latest exhibition "ATMAN: The Caribbean Lion" featuring art, fashion, and live music! The show, featuring works by Caribbean artist Derrick Grant. Learn more here.

4. FUTURE STEPS
Thursday, November 9th, 2017, 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 
The Future Steps family is back at Coyo this Thursday with another installment of your favorite dance party! Join the movement led by Miami's own Hyp3  with future sounds by G. Brown, Telescope Thieves and Spinelli. Space is limited, RSVP today! Learn more here. 

5. THE WHARF MIAMI OPENING WEEKEND
Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m. –  2:00 a.m.
You’re invited to THE WHARF Miami's Opening Weekend Celebration on the Iconic Miami River. Enjoy Live Music, Eats, Cocktails & Good Times! Learn more here.

6. IT AIN’T FOR EVERYBODY
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join event organizer and blogger Shea Harris of Sheawhatsreal.com for an interactive workshop, It Ain't For Everybody. It’ll be a workshop that welcomes Women of Color to learn and have open dialogues about self-care, physical health and Life in South Florida. Tickets includes refreshments, light bites, and swag bags with personalized items. Learn more here.

7. PAMM FREE SECOND SATURDAYS  
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.

Come out and experience free Second Saturdays at the Perez Art Museum Miami. Join an exclusive talk (including a Q/A session) with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Rigoberta Menchú, and unearth the healing power of music with activities inspired by local artist Dara Friedman's work, Mother Drum. Inside the museum, be sure to check out the new activation, “Miami Stories” of Cuban exiles, a special project to preserve and record the history of Cuban exiles living in South Florida. Learn more here.

8. WYNWOOD’S FINEST LIVE JAM SESSION AND MARKETPLACE   
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 3:00 p.m. –  12:00 a.m.
Wynwood's Finest is proud to present their Inaugural Jam Session & Marketplace. Doors open at 3pm with the Marketplace featuring a diverse collection of vendors for the family. At 7pm, a collection of animated personalities and souls, such as breakthrough lyricist James Klynn and featured band, Elements The Brand. Followed by a dynamic performance curated by the one & only, J Howard. Learn more here.

9. 3RD ANNUAL MIAMI GARDENS WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. –  11:00 p.m.
Join New York’s Chef Roble and Miami’s culinary favorite Michelle Bernstein for the 3rd annual Miami Gardens Wine and Food Experience. Enjoy South Florida's cultural food scene, sip & savor food from more than 20 eateries, experience break out chefs, and premium wine and spirits. Learn more here.

10. GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come out to the 16th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival and enjoy an expansive array of tasty Jerk Offerings and more; Cooking Demonstrations by renowned chefs; Tastings and Wine Pairings. Experience the best in Jamaican cuisine, culture and music with performances by popular local and international performers. Learn more here. 

** Low Price Tickets!! JAY-Z 4:44 TOUR
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 8:00 p.m. - until
JAY-Z is bringing the show on the road as part of his 4:44 Tour, after watching his 13th studio album 4:44 go platinum. Watch as the Mastermind performs hits from all segments of his two-decade-plus career. Learn more here. 


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