Event Happenings in January!

Everyone in the Wynwood neighborhood seems to be excited to start off the New Year just right. In fact, just before New Years the neighborhood was ecstatic to hear that Jay-Z and Beyonce made an appearance at Joey’s Italian restaurant. (Seems like the hip-hop stars had the same idea). Weather your resolution was to start eating healthier, to become more spiritual, or to just become more involved in art community, Wynwood is the place to be.

There are many events in store for the month of January, some lasting throughout the year!

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Saturday, January 11 Play-In (2501 NW 2nd Ave) will be hosting Mini-Gallery Night, perfect for treating your kids and yourself to a night out. The kids can enjoy art, and open play from 7-10pm. while parents can enjoy three hours to go out to dinner or gallery hop at Art Walk. Ages: 3-10 Cost: $30 Info: 888-982-8618www.munchkinfun.com

On January 18, at 2pm, Bakehouse Art Complex Blue Stage (561 NW 32nd St.) a program of contemporary music, will be hosting a new performance! A wine reception follows immediately after the concert in cooperation with The Miami Piano Circle!   Suggested Donation: $10  Info: 305-576-2828www.bacfl.org

Also January 18 from 5-7pm at Sprout (2563 N. Miami Ave), Wynwood Book Club, hosted by Kerry, Isis, and Andi; will serve refreshments, and continue to meet every first and third Saturday. Cost: Free

SHOTs Miami will be offering “Wynwood Church” at 11 am, (311 NW 23rd St). Starting January 19th, this modern church has an innovative approach that will focus on relationship rather than religion. They pride themselves on a community of faith, hope, and love. Cost: Free. Info: www.wynwoodchurch.comconnect@wynwoodchurch.com

On the 24th and 25th, Miami Light Box Project at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26th st.) and MDC Live Arts will be hosting renound choreographer and dancer Noru Chipaumire. Her performance looks closely at tensions women face between public expectations and private desires. Tickets: $25-$50 VIP Info: 305-576-4350www.miamilightproject.com

Miami Critical Mass starting Jan 31st, at Stephen P. Clark Government Center (111 NW 1st Ave), will be held on the last Friday of every month. Where bicyclists and sometimes skateboarders and roller skaters, will take the streets! Cost: Free. Info: www.themiamibikescene.com

Plans for the year!?

Wood Tavern (2531 NW 2nd Ave)  will continue to host free Taco Tuesdays, 5-8pm (only $1 after 8) every week!                                                                                                                                                                 Info: Facebook.com/woodtavern

Tango classes on Wednesdays Attempt one of the sexiest dances on Earth at Factory Milonga’s Tango class and party! The hour long class takes you through the basics. Milonga’s after party begins at 10:30pm, where there will be live musicians at Parafernalia Studio. This is where you can really show off your moves! Cost: $10 Info: 727-678-2247

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Thursdays at Wood Tavern at 8pm (2531 NW 2nd Ave), stop by for Metal Meets Wood! Where a mixed crowd of motorcycle enthusiasts will meet on the street to hang out, talk shop, and show off their rides! Cost: Free.  Info: Facebook.com/woodtavern

Don’t miss out on Free Art Fridays! This brilliant tradition was founded by local artist and promoter Registered Artist. The idea gives to the community as well as exposing their art to more people. It consists of artists who hide their work around the city, resulting in a city wide scavenger hunt! Whoever finds the art gets to take it home for free! The best part about it is everyone can participate. Cost: Free. Info: Facebook Group: Miami Free Art Fridays

Last but not least is the classic Art Walk, held on the second Saturday of every month. It seems as the weeks go by, every Saturday Art Walk is bigger and bigger. (One Saturday it seemed to be as big as crowd as Art Basel.) Every second Saturday the streets come to life and become a giant art festival. Artists open their galleries to the public, there is live music, and food trucks! Cost: Free. Info: www.wynwoodmiami.com

Article and Photos by Ashley Pineiro

Info provided by Wynwood Canvas