Things to do Miami October, from a community bike ride and art lectures, to charity chef dinners, new glass art exhibits at the Lowe, live concerts by Grammy Award-winning musicians, and of course, the annual Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale More than Pink Walk®. 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!
2018 Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale More than Pink Walk®
Saturday, October 13th
Wake up and dress head-to-toe in pink! It’s that time of year again, Breast Cancer Awareness month, when South Florida residents come together for a slew of charity galas, 5K events, free mammogram screenings, lectures and more, all to raise money for breast cancer research. Starting at 6:30 a.m., this 5K run/walk is easily the biggest event of the initiative, and it attracts thousands of participants from all over South Florida. The walk/run will start at Bayfront Park and wind its way through Downtown Miami.
Bayfront Park is located at 301 Biscayne Boulevard. Participants must register for the event here. Registration fees start at $25 per person, and all proceeds benefit breast cancer education, screening, and treatment, as well as the Susan G. Komen® National Research and LOCAL Grants Program. Street parking and public parking garages are available nearby.
The Underline Cycling Club Community Bike Ride
Sunday, October 14th
The Underline, a 10-mile urban trail that runs from the Miami River to Brickell, is a new health and wellness initiative that has implemented bike and pedestrian paths in and around the Miami skyline. As part of this venture, which just launched in September 2018, The Underline Cycling Club powered by Baptist Health South Florida is hosting a series of monthly community bike rides. The second of these bike rides will take place on Sunday, October 14th. Participating cyclists can meet at Dade Heritage Trust and embark on a scenic bike ride through the historic Shenandoah neighborhood, all the way to Cuban Memorial Boulevard Park. Cyclists of all levels are welcome and helmets are required.
Dade Heritage Trust is located at 190 Southeast 12th Terrace. Guests will meet at 9:30 a.m. and depart at 10 a.m. Guests must register for this event here or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rides are free and open to the public, but all riders are encouraged to make a $10 tax-deductible contribution to Friends of The Underline 501(C)(3). Donations are deductible to the extent of the law. Street parking and public parking garages are available nearby.
Chefs Stand Up at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Thursday, October 18th
Chefs Stand Up is coming back to The Standard Spa, Miami Beach! This chef dinner series brings together food, art and activism by highlighting the contributions of immigrants in the hospitality and service industry. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. Spread across New York City, Los Angeles and Miami Beach, there will be nine dinners total; three in each city, and one per month in October and November. Each participating chef is actively socially conscious, and each are recognized as either emerging or established in their field. For the October edition, Miamians are welcome to indulge in the Caribbean-style cooking of Mexican-American chef Gerardo Gonzalez, of NYC’s Lalito.
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is located at 40 Island Avenue. These dinners are priced at $95 per person, and non-refundable tickets must be purchased here ahead of time. Ticket prices include all food, drinks, tax and gratuity. Hotel valet is available.
Deco: Luxury to Mass Market at The Wolfsonian–Florida International University
Friday, October 19th
This month, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University will debut its first large-scale art exhibition devoted to Art Deco! On view for an extended run, Deco: Luxury to Mass Market will use 100+ works to follow Art Deco’s influence from its start in 1925 Paris to America; and of course, it’s tremendous influence here in Miami. Key works to looks out for include: glass objects by French jewelry designer, René Lalique; a writing desk and chair designed by Kem Weber; industrial design objects by artists like Raymond Loewy, Walter von Nessen, John Vassos and Henry Dreyfuss; and more. Finally, to round out the show, the exhibition’s curators have mapped out the South Beach buildings that still exhibit prominent examples of Art Deco style on an expert walking guide exclusively for show attendees.
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is located at 1001 Washington Avenue. Admission is $12 per adult and $8 per senior, student and child age 6–18. Admission is free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. Street parking and public parking garages are available nearby.
South Motors Jazz Series Presents Randy Brecker
Saturday, October 20th
The South Motors Jazz Series is returning to Pinecrest Gardens—and on this Saturday evening, jazz lovers can witness none other than six-time Grammy Award winner, Randy Brecker. As a jazz trumpeter, flügelhornist and composer for 40+ years, this performer has spent 40+ years making jazz, R&B and rock what it is today; creating hits like “New Frontier,” “Let Me Just Follow Behind,” “I Can’t Quit Her” and “Hello It’s Me.” Grab your special someone and make it a date night when you catch Randy live at Pinecrest Gardens.
Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 Red Road. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Both single tickets and season subscriptions are available, with single tickets starting at $35. Tickets can be purchased here. Parking is available at Pinecrest Gardens.
A Conversation: Royal Feasts of the Pre-Columbian Past
Saturday, October 27th
Opening this past May, the 2,600-square-foot Kislak Center at The Freedom Tower is a new permanent collection space that houses rare objects from the renowned Jay I. Kislak collection. This collection is known for housing some of the most significant original items related to the history of the early Americas—like books, maps, manuscripts, Pre-Columbian artifacts, other historical documents and more. Recently, this new center launched a four-part lecture series relating to its resident exhibition, Culture and Change in the Early Americas. This month, Dr. Traci Ardren, an Anthropology professor at the University of Miami, will lead a lecture centered around royalty in the pre-Columbian era as part of that series. Street parking and public parking garages are available nearby.
The Kislak Center at The Freedom Tower is located at 600 Biscayne Boulevard.
And just in…..
Giampaolo Seguso: My Page Is Glass
Dialogues: Studio Glass from the Florence and Robert Werner Collection
Thursday, October 25, 7-9 pm
Celebrate the Lowe’s Year of Glass with two new exhibitions!
My Page is Glass tells the artistic story of one of Murano, Venice’s leading glass maestros and features Seguso’s never-before exhibited Giardino dell’Anima (Garden of the Soul) series.
Dialogues comprises more than fifty works of stunning contemporary glass from leading artists, including Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Michael Glancy, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Linda MacNeil, Dante Marioni, William Morris, Yoichi Ohira, Tom Patti, Preston Singletary, Therman Statom, Lino Tagliopietra, and Toots Zynsky.