Another year is coming to a close and although we look back in nostalgia to a very interesting 2018, we need to make sure that the year goes out with a bang. Not just in regards to NYE, but the last two weeks of the year need to set 2019 up to succeed. That doesn’t just mean ragers, but all the great community events we love to appreciate our city at. Things like Bayskate Holiday Boogie at Bayfront Park, Nu Deco Nucelus at Brickell City Centre, and outdoor movies like the SoundScape Cinema Series. Check it all out here:

Sunday, December 16th:

MIA 5K iRun x lululemon – iRun’s race directing expertise combines with the iconic lululemon experience to deliver an exciting new race you don’t want to miss! Limited to 1000 participants (bring the family – kids under 8 race FREE), finishers medals for everyone and every registration for the race includes complimentary admission to an exclusive Post Race Festival by lululemon.
Where: Upper Buena Vista. Time: 7AM – 12PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Miami Flea – Winter is almost here, and the Miami Flea is back with a new season. Tell a friend, bring a friend, and make new friends! Ride your bike or walk your dog, but definitely come hang. Sip crafty cocktails, listen to good jams, and support your community’s local artisans.
Where: 90 NE 17th ST. Time: 1PM – 5PM. Tickets: Free.

Luck by Sandra Portal-Andreu – Sandra Portal-Andreu’s site-specific work Luck is set and inspired at the historic Hialeah Park. This live performance explores notions of luck and fortune in early Miami through the dichotomy of the human spirit that conceived it and the majestic horses that manifested it. Luck will activate spaces on-site, where the likes of Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Rat Pack once visited.
Where: 2200 NE 4th ST Hialeah. Time: 1:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Classic Album Sundays – Sweat Records will be listening to Wu-Tang Clan’s absolutely essential 1993 debut album “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” on vinyl on a high-end Deja Vu Audio South sound system. As a special treat they’ll be warming up with GZA’s acclaimed 1995 solo album “Liquid Swords”!
Where: Sweat Records. Time: 5PM – 8PM. Tickets: $10 at the door.

SoFlowGlow – Come GLOW with the best of the best South Florida artists Hailing from Miami, Broward AND Palm Beach. Special Guest Performers:
@DynaEdyne x @XaliUnknwn @Zorenzo_ x @StarveMarve x @Lau_Mii x @RockyTaughtMe x @RooJerryDangervil x @OldManWilly x @RoyGMusic. R&B Hip Hop Soca Reggae AfroBeat Latin Vibes by @LLCoolBlaze. Live Music courtesy of @TheUncanny_Reservoir. Hosted by @MimiRoundTheWay. Caribbean & Soul Dishes by @MichelsCateringEvents.
Where: 1306 Miami. Time: 8PM – 12AM. Tickets: $20 at the door.

Monday, December 17th:

The Male Fat Shame Fight on Meet Them Mondays – Chacho Trinidad Jr. knows all too well about dealing with Male Fat Shaming. He struggled with his weight and decided to make a lifestyle change that led him to boxing. Now he’s down over 100 pounds and has a new perspective on the journey men face when dealing with weight loss, active lifestyles and the pressures that come with trying to achieve the perfect body.
Where: Jolt Radio. Time: 6PM. Tickets: Free but listen on Jolt Radio.

Serving Up the Bizness Industry Night – Gramps is serving up service industry discounts! Monday nights, from 9pm-2am. $5 Fernet, $5 Jameson, $5 Crown, 20% off Drafts, Wells, and Cocktails. Public service counts, too! Teachers, first responders, fire, police, City, County, etc.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, December 18th:

WaveMaker Grants: Info Session – WaveMaker Grants brings critical support to the growing number of innovative, artist-driven endeavors that make up Miami-Dade County’s burgeoning cultural landscape. WaveMaker Grants focuses on experimental, artist-centric projects and activities that operate without traditional funding sources and outside the demands of the marketplace.
Where: Locust Projects. Time: 7PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Festivus Maximus: A Very Miami Social Impact Holiday Celebration – This holiday season, Radical Partners wants to invite the greater social impact ecosystem to take a night off and celebrate one another. So Radical Partners is hosting the holiday party to end all holiday parties with some fabulous co-hosts including, Miami, TheVentureCity, Watson Institute, Global Shapers Miami, The Idea Center, LaunchCode, eMerge Americas, Miami Urban Future Initiative (MUFI), Startup Bootcamp, Cultured Innovations – Coaching and Consulting and Teach For America Miami-Dade!
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 7PM – 9PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

House in Motion – As the holidays swiftly approach, we find some old friends making their way back to the Magic City. DJ Ray journeys back from LA for a homecoming set, along with HIM residents Santiago Caballero and Patrick Walsh.
Where: Boombox. Time: 9PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free.

Photo by Miami New Times

Wednesday, December 19th:

Recycled Paper Clay Ornament Workshop – Join A Space Called Tribe for a fun evening of crafting with recycled paper clay! Sips and snacks included, smiles guaranteed. Ages 5+.
Where: A Space Called Tribe. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Soundscape Cinema Series – Enjoy the movies under the stars with another season of the SoundScape Cinema Series. Check out the complete schedule for the Miami Beach 2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series: Edward Scissorhands (1990).
Where: SoundScape Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Actually. By Anna Ziegler – Every single thing leads to everything else…” Amber and Tom, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? With lyricism and wit, Actually investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.
Where: Gables Stage. Time: 7PM until December 23rd. Tickets: Get em here.

Bingo with Miss Toto – Play Bingo for FREE with your supreme hostess: Miss Toto! Grab your dauber by the shaft to win drinks, swag, gift certificates, vinyl records, and more!! This event is so fabulous that it has been featured in international magazines (so if you haven’t made it yet, you are overdue)!
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, December 20th:

Bayskate Holiday Boogie – Shuffle into the festive season with Bayskate Holiday Boogie! This FREE event combines old school quad skating, with music, food, beer, cocktails, and experiences to cheer the entire family! Come rock out for three nights of sweat and soul!
Where: Bayfront Park. Time: 4PM – 12AM, Dec 20th – 22nd. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Returning to the Wild Woman – Having a food issue or challenge is no sign of weakness. It’s an invitation from our body’s innate wisdom to revisit an aspect of ourselves that’s been abandoned or neglected. This side of ourselves that has been overlooked might as well be a limited perspective, or a fixated idea of how we should look or feel. Most of the time, these ideas are learned from society, our families or the environment in which we grew up. If we are having a food challenge or a distorted body image, it is time to look deep within these “ideas” and let go of those concepts that no longer serve us. During this lecture, author Pamela Wasabi, will show you the power that lies within our Sacred Feminine energy and how we can use it to heal, transform and liberate ourselves from food and other life challenges.
Where: Cafe Collective. Time: 7PM – 8PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Santa’s Circus – A brand new, spectacular acrobatic circus that beautifully captures the essence of Christmas. Created and directed by Cirque veteran Francisco Santos, Santa’s Circus is a 90-minute performance that is sure to mesmerize its audience with its acrobatic artistry and Christmas storyline. Meet and greet your favorite Christmas characters and write your own letter to Santa with the help of Mrs. Claus. Celebrate the wonder and joy of a traditional Christmas with lasting memories of fun, laughter and special family time.
Where: Jungle Island. Time: 7:30PM, December 20th – 30th. Tickets: Get em here.

Nu Deco Nucleus x Brickell City Centre – For a very special holiday treat, Brickell City Centre is giving the community the gift of live music with a free Nu Deco Nucleus concert for the first time ever! Nu Deco Nucleus will be performing a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance at Brickell City Centre on December 20. The performance will feature Nu Deco’s signature repertoire including new music, classic reimaginations, and genre-bending orchestral suites from Outkast to Daft Punk. Grab your tickets now and ring in the holiday season Nu Deco style!
Where: Brickell City Centre. Time: 7PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Friday, December 21st:

Barter: Opening Weekend – Let the obsession with vintage items and modern delights present a unique opportunity. Located in Wynwood and inspired by the vibrance of this exciting art district, they have created a laid back atmosphere for you to eat modern Latin American cuisine, imbibe in expertly crafted cocktails or admire our collection of vintage items, which they are always looking to trade if you got something that tickles are fancy.
Where: Barter Wynwood. Time: 5PM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

The Heavy Pets & Surfer Blood Holiday Ball – Two great Florida bands are putting on an epic holiday jam.
Where: Revolution Live. Time: 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.

The Voynich Mechanism – An interdisciplinary exhibition and performance event created by artists Chris Hausbeck & Nikki Rollason. The Voynich Mechanism is a culminating event on their 3 week long artist residency at FATVillage Projects. Fågelbo Residency is a collaborating residency that aims to elevate as well as educate the performance art field of south Florida. It offers a much needed experimental program platform for an underserved art field, through an original residency opportunity.
Where: FATVillage – Building 571. Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM. Tickets: Free.

Roosevelt Collier ft. JUKE at The Wynwood Yard – Miami funk master, Roosevelt Collier returns for a homecoming show featuring some amazing and funky friends, plus an opening set by the bluesy JUKE.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Saturday, December 22nd:

Saturdays in the Park – Join Glass & Vine every Saturday for their ongoing celebration in the Park! Reserve your table now to enjoy delicious items from their brunch menu, live music, & more! Games and additional lounge seating will also be available! The perfect way to spend your day with family, friends, & loved ones (yes, that means your pets too!).
Where: Glass & Vine. Time: 10AM. Tickets: Free.

Wynwood Arts District Brewery Crawl – The 4th Annual SFLHops Wynwood Art’s District Brewery Crawl will be epic and one of the best events of the year! This crawl offers deals/discounts exclusive to the wristbanded participants of the Wynwood Crawl. You’ll be visiting FOUR BREWERIES and the best bar in Wynwood all in one day!
Where: Boxelder Craft Beer Market. Time: 12:45PM – 7PM. Tickets: Get em here.

HistoryMiami’s Full Moon Over Miami Cruise w/ Dr. Paul George – Enjoy an entertaining and relaxing ride on the river with HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George, as he recounts the history of Miami. Learn the story of the Miami River from the late 19th century, and hear tales of the area’s earliest known inhabitants, the Tequesta, all while cruising through Miami’s Downtown. See hidden neighborhoods and little-known sites.
Where: Island Queen Tours. Time: 6PM – 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Miami Full Moon Drum Circle – Enter the park through the 79th street entrance and make a left. Participate! Bring drums, instruments, flow toys, your dancing feet, and good vibes. The police will close the park at midnight so get there early. Keep the beach clean, pick up your trash and any you see around you please.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park. Time: 8PM – 12AM. Tickets: Free.

Sunday, December 23rd:

Miami Lantern Light Festival – Join the Fair for a spectacular evening of dazzling lights, colors, shapes, and themes. The Lantern Light festival is a celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive handmade lanterns, inspiring performances, and children’s activities.
Where: Miami-Dade County Fair and Exhibition. Time: 5PM & 7PM, Until January 20th. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, December 24th:

Serving Up the Bizness Industry Night – Gramps is serving up service industry discounts! Monday nights, from 9pm-2am. $5 Fernet, $5 Jameson, $5 Crown, 20% off Drafts, Wells, and Cocktails. Public service counts, too! Teachers, first responders, fire, police, City, County, etc.
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM – 2AM. Tickets: Free.

Tuesday, December 25th:

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!
Where: The Arsht Center. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Wednesday, December 26th:

Wynwood Art Walk Presented by EFFEN – Celebrate ART and community when we come together for this all-inclusive, all-day long festival.
Shop a curated selection of art, jewelry, handmade goods and the hottest new fashion trends at the Thrifter Market where we show love to ALL of our local, Miami-based vendors.
Where: The Wynwood Marketplace. Time: 7PM, until January 26th. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

SoundScape Cinema Series – Enjoy the movies under the stars with another season of our SoundScape Cinema Series. Check out the complete schedule for the Miami Beach 2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Black Panther (2018).
Where: SoundScape Park. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Bingo with Miss Toto – Play Bingo for FREE with your supreme hostess: Miss Toto! Grab your dauber by the shaft to win drinks, swag, gift certificates, vinyl records, and more!! This event is so fabulous that it has been featured in international magazines (so if you haven’t made it yet, you are overdue)!
Where: Gramps. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Free.

Thursday, December 27th:

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour – The hilarious NYC comedian makes his return to south Florida for a special holiday tour. Don’t miss out on these laughs!
Where: BB&T Center. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Friday, December 28th:

Mini-Camp: Diving Into the Deep – No school? No problem! These dynamic Mini-Camps are the perfect action-packed solution to a Teacher Workday. Open to grades K-5, our Mini-Camps will spark a sense of curiosity and excitement in your budding scientist as they spend the day exploring our interactive exhibitions, conducting experiments and making new friends. Enrollment is open now! Embark on an expedition to one of the darkest and most mysterious places on our planet, the deep sea! Dive into the science of the deep by learning about specialized technology for deep sea exploration and discover some of the most extraordinary creatures that call this environment home.
Where: Frost Science Museum. Time: 9AM – 3PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Cortadito at The Yard – Join Cortadito at their monthly residency at Wynwood Yard. Enjoy two sets of Cuban folk; no cover, all ages welcome.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 9PM – 11PM. Tickets: Free.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Let there be lips! Watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show on 35MM every final Friday at Midnight. “DON’T DREAM IT, BE IT”
Where: Night Owl Theater. Time: 11:45PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Saturday, December 29th:

Best of Backroom 2018 – What does a jam packed 2018, filled with shows, artists, venues, partners, tours and good times call for?… Oh yeah, Best Of Backroom. Featuring the most memorable talent from over the past year, Best of Backroom is a time for you to celebrate the great milestones they’ve accomplished in 2018, and looks ahead to the greatness that awaits in 2019. Enjoy city views of the 305 from the 18th floor pool deck at the X Miami, while listening to the sounds of Miami’s up&coming artists.
Where: X Miami. Time: 6PM – 11PM. Tickets: RSVP here.

Photo by The New Tropic

Acid Pauli – Welcome back Acid Pauli in the El Bolero room! This is a rare occasion to see him in an intimate setting.
Where: Electric Pickle. Time: 10PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Old News: An End of the Year Song Share – What in the world is OLD NEWS? The concept is simple: A time & place to share how far have we come as creatives over the last year, new works & old works alike. How has your songwriting evolved? There’s only one way to find out – let down your guard and share the latest tunes! Join Jacob Jeffries, Brian Lang, & a slew of other South Florida songwriting friends for a storytelling, song sharing experience of songs ‘old and new’ at the incredibly cool vintage car & guitar shop Walt Grace Vintage in Wynwood.
Where: Walt Grace Vintage. Time: 7PM – 10PM. Tickets: Free.

Keith Johns and Friends – Come one, come all to our ongoing residency at The Wynwood Yard! We will be putting on a FREE show at The Yard featuring local Miami Indie Folk favorite Keith Johns joined by his full band. Bring a blanket or chairs to spread out on the grass and get ready to sit back and enjoy the best Saturday night vibes in town.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Free.

Extra Credit ft. Francis Inferno Orchestra – Extra Credit is back with another of our favorite Ozzies, Francis Inferno Orchestra. This will be another Miami debut so get ready for a little something new.
Where: Floyd Miami. Time: 11PM – 5AM. Tickets: Get em here.

Sunday, December 30th:

Curators Tour and Everglades Performance – AIRIE is proud to feature new works by two innovative local artists and AIRIE Fellows, Dale Andree and Robert Chambers, during their final Sundays in the Park public program of 2018. Choreographer Dale Andree, founder and director of National Water Dance, debuts a new dance performance entitled Everglades Imprint, which she developed during her month-long AIRIE residency in October of this year.
Where: Ernest Coe Vistor Center. Time: 1PM – 3PM. Tickets: $25 park entrance fee (per car).

Miami: Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert – Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert recreates the beauty of Vienna’s golden era and its elegance charms audiences of every age. A 12-year Miami tradition, this year’s concert will feature a brilliant new program of Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from beloved operettas performed by acclaimed European singers, champion ballroom dancers, ballet, and live symphony orchestra. The first effortless notes of the eternal Blue Danube Waltz will welcome you into a triumphant 2019!
Where: The Arsht Center. Time: 8PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Photo by Goldstar

The Roots Holiday Run – The legends of hip hop, soul, funk, and jazz are making their way back to Miami for a very special show at the historic Fillmore Miami Beach.
Where: The Fillmore. Time: 9PM. Tickets: Get em here.

Monday, December 31st:

Wynwood NYE 2019 – Why pay a cover when Miami’s wildest New Year’s Eve is FREE! Wynwood NYE 2019 is all about #KeepWynwoodWeird – we’re pulling out all the stops with fire eaters, artists, dancers, hula hoops and a team of live musicians to bring the beats into 2019! RSVP for a free drink providing the energy to keep you partying til the wee hours of the night!
Where: Wynwood Marketplace. Time: 7PM – 3AM. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.

Bashment New Year’s Eve – What goes up, stays up! Join us in ringing in the New Year at The Wynwood Yard as Miami’s hottest DJ’s bring you the best in Dancehall/Reggae/Soca/Afrobeats/Hip-Hop/R&B with 100% authentic island vibes & energy! Featuring Silent Addy with Disco Neil. Complimentary Champagne Toast and Party Favors at Midnight.
Where: The Wynwood Yard. Time: 10PM – 3AM. Tickets: Get em here.