Welcome to Eater Miami’s events roundup, a weekly curated listing of the most unique and must-attend local dining and drinking festivals, classes, dinners, and more.

Updated every week, this is a one-stop-shop for all the happenings in the South Florida area that are worth the calories and expense.

Have an event for consideration? Send it our way at miami@eater.com.

Monday, January 8

Michelin Mondays at Forte dei Marmi

What: Every Monday, guests can now dine on a special three-course menu at Forte dei Marmi for $60 with the menu changing weekly.

Details: 6:30 to 11 p.m. Forte dei Marmi, 150 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Wednesday, January 10

Veza Sur Unplugged

What: The third instillation of the brewery’s free monthly acoustic concert series with Nacho Londono, LA LOVO, and Cintia Vinchar, with food from its on-site food truck, Latin lagers, and more.

Details: 8 to 10 p.m. Free and open to the public. Veza Sur, 55 NW 25th Street, Wynwood.

Miami is Not Plastic at Rusty Pelican

What: The Rusty Pelican is launching an initiative called Miami Is Not Plastic where it, along with Whisky Joe’s and the Rickenbacker Marina, are eliminating single use plastics and Styrofoam. To celebrate it is hosting a kickoff event where local retailers and restaurateurs, along with the general public, will have the opportunity to meet with eco-friendly vendors and speakers and learn more about how they can get involved.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne

Whole Foods Market Dadeland’s Opening Day Celebration

What: Whole Foods Market debuts its latest store with a day full of activities including the first 500 shoppers receiving mystery value gift cards ranging from $5 up to one $500, samples from vendors like Zak the Baker and Panther Coffee, and more.

Details: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Whole Foods Market Dadeland, 7930 Southwest 104 Street, Miami

Saturday, January 13

Swank Farms’ Master Chef Dinner Series with Michael Schwartz

What: Kicking off the new year with a new 2018 dinner series, Swank Farms’ Master Chef Dinner Series will feature a five-course dinner will be prepared by chef Michael Schwartz, with wine pairings for each course chosen by Les Dames d’Escoffier South Florida’s Sommelier Mariya Kovacheva. A portion of the proceeds of this Master Chef Dinner goes to Les Dames South Florida Chapter’s scholarship program for women pursuing a career in the culinary industry.

Details: 7 to 10 p.m. $160 a person. Purchase tickets here. Swank Specialty Produce, 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee, FL


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