Upcoming FIU and Community Events This Week

Miami Jewish Film Festival flyer from Instagram

By Francine Canelo // Staff Writer

The week of Jan. 17 to Jan. 23 is packed with different events taking place all over South Florida. Students, faculty and staff can enjoy these events ranging from Miami Beach to Pinecrest Gardens and beyond. As everyone settles into the new semester, it’s important to take some time to unwind and see what the city has to offer.

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University Closed)

Monday, Jan. 17

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929 and assassinated on Apr. 4, 1968. The civil rights leader and activist dedicated his life to the movement. He was a Baptist minister as well and had a wife, Coretta Scott King, and four children. Every year on the Monday following his birthday, the nation takes off school and work to commemorate his memory. This year is no different, and the university will be closed for both students and faculty in memory of the civil rights leader.




All Day

  1. Miami Jewish Film Festival 

Thursday, Jan. 13 to Thursday, Jan. 27

The Miami Jewish Film Festival was established in 1996 and has happened annually since. The 25th MJFF is taking place this year from Jan. 13 to Jan. 27, throughout various venues in Miami. In 2021 the audience for the festival was over 55,000 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and the festival has even more to anticipate on its 25th anniversary.


Throughout Miami


Jan. 13 to Jan. 27

  1. Graduate School Virtual Information Session: Everything You Need to Know About Graduate School

Tuesday, Jan. 18

A series of virtual presentations are happening weekly to prepare students for the next step in their education, graduate school. On Jan. 18, a representative from Graduate Admissions at FIU will present on some of the big topics surrounding the graduate program. Some of the topics will include the application process, campus involvement, and funding, among others.




2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  1. Full Moon Circle presented by FIU Healthy Living

Wednesday, Jan. 19

FIU’s Healthy Living is providing a workshop for students to learn how to use the moon’s energy for their spiritual wellness. On Jan. 19 at the Graham Center of the Modesto Maidique Campus there will be journaling, tarot reading and sound therapy. This event is part of Healthy Living’s Full Moon Circle series.


MMC, Graham Center


4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  1. The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

Thursday, Jan. 20 to Sunday, Jan. 23

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is coming to the Miami Beach Convention Center from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23. During the four days, visitors can see antiques from over 600 recognized dealers and over 30 countries. Visitors can also take part in the Complimentary Appraisal Day if they have any items they would like to consign. Tickets to the event are available for $25 online and $40 at the doors, and offer admission to all four days.


Miami Beach Convention Center


Jan. 20 to Jan. 23

  1. Vision Board Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 20

FIU’s Healthy Living is offering a vision board workshop. The semester is just beginning, so it’s a great time for students to visualize their goals for this upcoming semester and new year. Students can learn how to set goals and intentions, and will be offered the means to create their vision board at the workshop. This event is taking place at the Green Library of the Modesto Maidique Campus at FIU.

Green Library


1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  1. Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival

Saturday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 23

The 18th Annual Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens is happening from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23. The admission is free to the public. Alongside the fine arts available to browse and purchase, there will be food vendors, live music, and other activities. Visitors can also take in the scenic views of the gardens as they look through the various sought after art pieces.



10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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