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A Secret Garden Party, MiamiLand, and More Awesome Events This Week

We round up this week's best events so you don't have to.


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Thursday, November 12th

MIAMI BEACH—The Thompson Miami Beach hotel is hosting a special edition of it's weekly live-music local band night this Thursday at 8pm. Our House along with Twin Shadow (who is currently dating Zoe Kravitz), DJ Will Buck and DJ Jona Cerwinske will spin tunes all night in celebration of the hotel's one-year anniversary. This will actually be your last chance to see Twin Shadow live since this is his final stop on his U.S tour, so reserve your spot quick! If you're over 21 get your free tickets via, and enjoy $10 cocktails and a $10 valet with a culinary or cocktail validation. Thompson Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL.

Friday, November 13th

BAL HARBOURAre you one of those people who need to have their nails done every two weeks? This weekend the Fashion Project is presenting a special talk on Vanity, Culture, Identity: The Art of the Manicure as part of the celebration for the Bal Harbour Shops' fiftieth anniversary. The biggest names in nails (like Rita de Alencar Pinto, Suzanne Shapiro, and Ayla "Brass" Montgomery) will be talking about the history of nail art and the psychological effects of manicures. The event starts at 7pm and is free and open to the public. All you have to do is register here and you'll learn why it is that you feel the need to get a manicure. Red Market Miami Salon, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL.

CORAL GABLES— Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Lawrence are huge fans of Sydney Evan's beaded bracelets and charm necklaces and this weekend the jewelry brand is having a trunk show at Neiman Marcus in Coral Gables. The designer of the line, Rosanne Karmes, will be there on Friday from noon to 6pm to present her diamond charms, colorful beads and luxurious chains. If you can't make it the trunk show will also be taking place on Saturday (same place, same time). Neiman Marcus at Village of Merrick Park, 390 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, FL.

HOLLYWOOD—If you've been wanting to get some use out of your yoga mat, head over to Yoga Journal Live this weekend from Friday at 8am through Monday at 5pm. All types of yogis are welcome, from beginners to experts. Grab your tickets here and choose from over 100 classes, all in a variety of styles for your choosing. Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, 3555 S Ocean Dr. Hollywood, FL.

Saturday, November 14th

MIAMI GARDENS—The happiest 5K on the planet is back! Get ready to splatter yourself in paint at The Color Run, which will be taking place at Sunlife Stadium this Saturday. The race begins at 9am and you can either go as a group with tickets ($39.50 per person) or run it solo ($45.00). Each ticket includes a t-shirt, tattoo, headband, and more treats for race day and parking is available at the stadium for $10. For more information, head this waySunlife Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr. Miami Gardens, FL.

MIAMI BEACH—Remember The New York Times piece about falling in love with someone simply by staring into their eyes for a couple of minutes? Well you could put that theory to the test this weekend at Eye Gazing at Lincoln Road Mall. Take your boyfriend, the guy you're crushing on, or even just a friend to this unorthodox, but engaging event. The gazing ifs free of charge and will take place on Lincoln Road on the grassy patch right across from Pizza Rustica. The event runs from 2pm till 5pm, but if the theory proves correct, you could be gazing at your date for the rest of the night. Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.

WYNWOOD—Got a secret, can you keep it? This weekend Wynwood Art Walk is having another installment of The Secret Garden. Experience art by Juan Garzon, Christovedo, Waldo and more. Plus, enjoy live music from Sunghosts, WNWD, and Orange Flight. The event begins at 6pm. There's free entry before 10pm. Otherwise, you can buy your $10 ticket in advance hereMANA Open Air, 490 NW 23rd St. Miami, FL.

DOWNTOWN— The New Tropic is bringing you an unforgettable experience of our many neighborhoods with MiamiLand. It's like walking through the Food & Wine Fest at Epcot, except you'll be traveling through the city via Lyft and learning about each neighborhood's histories, people, food, and culture. And it's not just a guide; you'll literally be touching and tasting authentic pieces of each neighborhood under one roof. The event is free and begins at 7pm. All you need to do is RSVP here and you're on your way to enjoy local bites (all free!) including croquetas, pastelitos, and cinnamon rolls from Knaus Berry Farm. Plus, there will be beverages from 305 Cafecito, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Perrier, and more all while you enjoy the live beats from Eons and Kazoots. The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building, 169 E Flagler St. Miami, FL.

WYNWOOD—Here's something to do this Second Saturday. The Wynwood Yard Garden Party is hosting its grand opening. Enjoy innovative culinary concepts by Miami's most talented food and beverage entrepreneurs as you take a stroll through its home-grown garden (with hand-made flower crowns on-site). You'll get to see and taste live chef demos by Myumi, Arabian Knife, and Della's Kitchen and sip of craft cocktails and local drafts at its eco-friendly bar created by Chef and beverage guru, Ken Lyon. Just register here for your free entrance to The Wynwood Yard's grand opening, which kicks off at 7:30pm. This just might become your next favorite restaurant. The Wynwood Yard, 70 NW 29th St. Miami, FL.

Sunday, November 15th

COCONUT GROVE—If you're planning on attending the Mad Hatter Arts Festival this month, it is essential that you go to this event. The Stitch N' Bitch Mad Hatter Fundraiser Workshop will teach you how to make your very own hat to don at the festival. Tickets are $39, but it includes all the materials, a three-hour workshop session, and adult beverages from 2pm to 5pm. All proceeds will go to the Mad Hatter Arts Festival later this month, so just bring your imagination.  Boswell Mourot Fine Art, 3162 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL.

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