Looking for things to do in SoBe to kick off the new year? Events include the South Beach Jazz Festival, Antique Show, Jewish Film Festival, Art Deco Weekend, and the Super Bowl Experience. Catch special performances during YoungArts Week, see New Order at The Fillmore, take dance lessons on Ocean Drive, and so much more. Here are things to do this January in South Beach, and they’re all within walking distance from Washington Park Hotel.
South Beach Jazz Festival
The fourth annual South Beach Jazz Festival presents world-renowned musicians who have disabilities from the entire spectrum of jazz including traditional, contemporary, and Latin American. The three-day festival takes place at select venues around Miami Beach including Soundscape Park, Euclid Oval Stage, and the Colony Theater, with many performances free and open to the public. Founded by disability activist David New, the festival attracts over 30,000 people who listen and learn through the talents of persons with disabilities. Proceeds benefit Power Access, New’s non-profit organization. Visit South Beach Jazz Festival for a schedule of events, performers, and tickets. January 3 - 5
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Visit the Miami Convention Center for the largest indoor antique show. The four-day event showcases furniture, artwork, handbags, home décor, and estate jewelry dating as far back as the 17th century. Over 650 purveyors from 30 countries showcase pieces from luxury brands like Cartier, Hermès, Tiffany & Co., and so many more. Event programming includes custom educational tours through the showroom, a Jewelry History Series, and an Appraisal Day open to ticket holders to get one item professionally appraised. January 4 - 8
National YoungArts Week
Young artists across 10 disciplines participate in master classes and workshops with leaders in their respective fields during National YoungArts Week. The week-long event gives finalists the chance to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development, while presenting their works every evening to the public. Experience the world through performances in voice, jazz, theater, dance and classical music, film screenings at the New World Center, readings, and a Design, Photography, and Visual Arts exhibition in the YoungArts Gallery. January 5 - 12
Miami Jewish Film Festival
World premieres, entries for the Academy Awards, and dozens of Israeli feature films will be shown all over the Greater Miami Area during the Miami Jewish Film Festival. Screening venues in South Beach include the Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach Jewish Community Center, Miami Beach SoundScape, and O Cinema. Visit Miami Jewish Film Festival for tickets and a full list of showtimes and events. January 9 - 23
New Order at The Fillmore
British rock band New Order begins its run of four shows at The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater. The acclaimed band rose to prominence in the 80s and is known for their post-punk sound with a New York club influence. With ten studio albums under their belt and still able to sell out tours across the world, New Order’s mega hits include Blue Monday, Bizarre Love Triangle, and Age of Consent. January 14, 15, 17, and 18
Art Deco Weekend
The longest-running free community cultural festival in Miami Beach presents more than 85 events to celebrate and showcase the historic Art Deco buildings of SoBe. Art Deco Weekend’s live music, guided walking tours, marketplace, antique promenade, classic car show, lecture series, free sketch and dance classes, film fest, and more events will be held on Ocean Drive between 6th and 13th Street. January 17 - 19
Super Bowl Experience
Magic City hosts Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2 and in preparation for the big game, the NFL will showcase the Super Bowl Experience at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The interactive theme park includes youth football clinics, official NFL merch, autograph sessions with NFL players, interactive games, a Super Bowl rings display, photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and so much more. January 25 - 26; January 29 - February 1
Check out more January events happening throughout SoBe:
The official Art Deco Walking Tour leaving from the Art Deco Welcome Center. Happening daily at 10:30 a.m. with a special Thursday night tour at 6:30 p.m.
Pop-up fashion shop by Style Hunter Milano featuring stylish and emerging brands, clothing, bags, jewelry, and shoes at 8th Street and Ocean Drive. Happening daily until January 3, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
New Year, New You: DJ Reflex Sessions at Time Out Market. January 3, 8 - 11 p.m.
Latin dance lessons at Yuca to raise funds to support animal adoptions and animal training for first responders, veterans, and service members. January 4, 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
SoBe trainer Tim Morgan hosts the very first Train with Tim Beach Pump bootcamp at Muscle Beach Miami in Lummus Park. January 5, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Techno producer Perc debuts at Treehouse. January 10, 11 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Social Sunday at Bar Idol for the Angela Yee Birthday Bash. Bottomless mimosas, drink specials, brunch, and sounds by DJ Emoney and DJ Bankz. January 12, 12 - 8 p.m.
WAVE Wine + Beer Tasting with live music at various locations along Washington Avenue. January 16, 6 - 9 p.m.
Swing lesson by world champion Yuval Hod and Gypsy Juls during Art Deco Weekend in Lummus Park at 11th Street and Ocean Drive. January 18, 1 - 2 p.m.
On the Cutting Edge art talk with Kathleen Murphy Skolnik on Hildreth Meiere’s iconic murals, mosaics, and stained-glass windows at The Wolfsonian. January 18, 1 - 2 p.m.
Swing and vintage jazz dance lesson by world champion Yuval Hod and Gypsy Juls during Art Deco Weekend in Lummus Park at 11th Street and Ocean Drive. January 19, 12 - 1 p.m.
Art Talk by Cuban artist-curator Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova in the Main Gallery of FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios. January 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
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