There’s so much going on in South Florida this month, from art and antique shows and a chocolate extravaganza, to a Jewish film festival and an Art Deco weekend Miami 2019 . Looking for something new to do in the Magic City? Try one of the events listed below. We love them—and we think you will, too!
Miami Jewish Film Festival
Thursday, January 10th to Thursday, January 24th
Every year since 1996, the Miami Jewish Film Society has hosted a one-of-a-kind film festival with movie screenings at venues all over South Florida. Attracting 30,000 viewers to the 2018 event, this decades-old festival has hosted and introduced a diverse group of filmmakers over the years; including renowned stars and directors like Natalie Portman, Itzhak Perlman, Logan Lerman, Nancy Spielberg, Michael Solomonov, Bill Morrison, Tal Brody, Leon Vitali and more. Venues for The Miami Jewish Film Festival 2019 include: Regal South Beach Cinemas, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Coral Gables Art Cinema, O Cinema, Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, Temple Beth Am, Miami Beach JCC, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and the Miami Theater Center. To view the full film schedule, click here. Ticket prices vary and can be purchased by calling 1.888.585.3456.
68th Annual Beaux Art Festival of Art
Saturday, January 12th to Sunday, January 13th
This annual event, which takes place every year at the University of Miami, showcases the best art, crafts and other media platforms from more than 200 fine art exhibitors. Perfect for the whole family, there is live entertainment, a bevy of children’s art activities, tasty dining options and (for an extra fee) even art classes. Originally started in 1952 as the “Clothesline Sale,” which gave young artists a chance to meet the buying public, today, this festival is now recognized as one of the leading art shows in the country. University of Miami is located at 5807 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 100. Admission to the festival is free. For information about art classes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from classes benefit the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.
Wednesday, January 16th to Sunday, January 20th
Get a new kind of art show with ArtPalmBeach, which will take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center! Now in its 22 year, this show aims to provide a fresh new approach to traditional booth-style art fairs. Aiming to connect exhibitors and collectors in dynamic new ways (and introducing them to the broad spectrum of contemporary and modern art forms) guests can take advantage of new pavilions, engaging lecture series, film screenings, compelling art performances and more. For 2019, the show will introduce the FLOW, DESIGN, and KABINETT pavilions—all guest curated by Erich Weiss—which will explore video art, fine art jewelry, design and historical artists from each gallery, respectively. The Palm Beach County Convention Center is located at 650 Okeechobee Road. The fair will run from Noon to 7 p.m. each day. Tickets cost $15 online and $20 at the door. For information about different events, click here.
Art Deco Weekend
Friday, January 18th to Sunday, January 20th
This is the longest-running, free community cultural festival in Miami Beach! Hosted by The Miami Design Preservation League, Art Deco Weekend celebrates Miami’s unique architecture, design, history, art and culture. Spread across three days, this festival promises fun for the whole family. You can browse vintage art and photography, catch a retro fashion show, listen to live music, hop on one of many guided tours, and go to the “Bark Deco Dog Show,” “Classic Car Show” and lots of lectures about Art Deco history, Miami Beach and more. There’s even a Deco Kids Club, where kids can make their own art projects. This free, three-day outdoor festival takes place at Lummus Park, and features more than 85 individual events in total. Lummus Park runs along Ocean Drive, between 6th Street and 13th Street. Admission to the festival is free. For information about different events, click here.
13th Annual International Chocolate Festival
Friday, January 25th to Sunday, January 27th
Did someone say chocolate?! Miami’s tastiest weekend of the year is coming back to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden! Enjoy chocolate treats, watch cooking demonstrations and even learn how to grow and take care of your own cacao tree. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Tickets are priced at $25 for adults and $12 for kids. Children 5 and under are free. For more information about specific events, click here.
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Saturday, January 26th to Tuesday, January 29th
Antique lovers, unite! At this festival, shop antique furniture and jewelry collections dating as far back as the 17th century. Known as the largest indoor antique show, this four-day event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Go here to find more than 600 dealers, including vintage pieces from luxury brands like Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Rolex and more. The Miami Beach Convention Center is located at 1901 Convention Center Drive. Tickets start at $20. For more information about specific events, click here.
Taste of the Garden
Thursday, January 31st
Spend a tasty evening in the garden! On this magical night, sample dishes, cocktails, wines and beers from Miami’s best restaurants and bars. There will be live entertainment and a silent auction, and ticket sales and auction revenue will benefit The Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is located at 2000 Convention Center Drive. This event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $85 per person for members and $90 per person for the general public when purchased in advance. Tickets are priced at $125 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 305.673.7256.