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 captured by  Pop Photography  at KGN's party  Island Ting

Photo captured by Pop Photography at KGN's party Island Ting

1. MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR     
Monday, November 13 - 19, 2017 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Come out to the Miami International Book Fair, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world. During Street Fair weekend, November 17-19, more than 250 publishers and booksellers will exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles. Learn more here.

2. A MIAMI MOVIE NIGHT
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ayiti Images in collaboration with the Miami Book Fair presents a special outdoor movie screening of "Liberty in a Soup". Every January 1st, in celebration of their independence, Haitian families gather around the dinner table to celebrate their freedom with “Soup Joumou”. Join as Independent filmmaker Dudley Alexis explores the background and meaning of the delicious and culturally significant tradition. This event is free and open to the public. Right after the screening, audience members will enjoy a complimentary cup of soup joumou with Chef Thia. Learn more here.

3. MIAMI UNDER 40 X AMERICAN SOCIAL   
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join Miami Under 40 at American Social and network with other young professsionals in your area. Admission includes a complimentary cocktail and access to American Social's happy hour menu. Come ready to connect! Learn more here.

4. #BLACKMENWRITE
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Join the BME Community and AT&T at the OPAC as they celebrate black authors during the 2017 Miami International Book Fair. The event features best selling authors, book publishers, book lovers, and so much more. Discover what it takes to publish your very own book. Learn more here.

5. THE GARDEN PARTY
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join the Revenant Coffee House & Eatery as they celebrate the re-launch of their urban garden space in Fort Lauderdale. This waterfront sunset Garden party will feature live music, vegetarian bites & teas infused with their garden-to-table herbs, a bonfire under the night sky, local vendors and more. Learn more here.

6. ISLAND TING   
Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

THE KGN crew brings you a Friday vibe at 1306 in Miami. Bring your friends to lime and whine. Early lime will have the best jerk chicken, fry fish and other Caribbean delights. Enjoy some games like Ludi, Dominoes & drink specials. Whine into the night as the music hits with DJ Kyle DeSouza & Keemcentrix at the controls. Learn more here.

7. QUINTESSENTIAL NATURALS TOUR MIAMI EDITION   
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.
Join Quintessential Naturals at Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami for their 5th and last stop of their Quintessential Natural tour in Miami. The event will feature vendors, a panel, a special Shea Moisture presentation and a very unique experience from Michelle Breyer, co-founder of Naturally Curly. Each attendee will receive a swag bag filled with full-size products and deluxe samples. (quantities are limited)! Learn more here.

8. BLACK DYNAMITE IN 35MM AT THE GABLES CINEMA
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The Gables Cinema presents your favorite movies from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites every Saturday at 11:30 pm. This week’s featured film is the 1970s film Black Dynamite, a movie about a Vietnam War veteran and former CIA officer, who vows to clean up the streets of drug dealers and gangsters after the murder of his younger brother. Tickets for this film are $8 and include a free popcorn and happy hour drink specials for everyone. Learn more here.

9. VAN JONES PRESENTS: BEYOND THE MESSY TRUTH
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join the The Miami Book Fair community as Political commentator, Van Jones offers a blueprint for transforming collective anxiety into meaningful change, in Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together. Tickets are free and seating is on a “first come, first served” basis. Learn more here.

10. THE DIASPORA
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
African Elite Entertainment presents The Diaspora, the newest chic and sexy Afro-International Rooftop Day party series at Rooftop at E11even. Featuring sounds by: DJ Baboo, DJ Osocity, and DJ Radio James Spinning the latest in Afrobeats, Afrohouse, Soca, Zouk, and more. Learn more here.

**PHILANTHROPIC EFFORT
BLACK, WHITE AND RED FUNDRAISING GALA
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 
The Smiley's Voice Foundation invites you to their 7th Annual Black, White & Red Gala for a night of elegance, live music, dinner and more! Experience first hand the pride they take in supporting their cause of "Making a Difference in the Lives of Many" Through Stroke Awareness and Prevention Programs. Ticket includes; cocktail hour, dinner, entertainment and more. Learn more here! 


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