Dazzling December

Art Basel 2013
December 3 through 7
Michy’s Miami Beach Pop Up
Launching the week of December 2nd, just in time to feed the throngs of arty interlopers, Michy’s Miami Beach Pop Up is located in the Banyan Room, seating just 100 per night and offering a four-course experiential menu that reflects the same kindred spirit as Chef Michelle Bernstein’s Biscayne gem. Menu is $135 per person not including tax and tip, with an option to add on a $55 wine pairing. There will only be two seatings, one at 6:30 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Advanced tickets are required and available at www.michysmiami.com or by calling 305.759.2001.

Art Basel 2013
December 3 through 8
Garden Café by Michelle Bernstein
Inspired by Crumb on Parchment, the Garden Café is located outdoors in the Garden and offers comfort food favorites, sandwiches, soups and baked goods. Oh, and stone crab too. The café is open Tuesday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. No reservations required.

Wednesday, December 11
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Green Book Club
The Green Book Club meets the second Wednesday of the month to discuss the previous month’s read. Come join the group for a conversation about The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food by Janisse Ray, winner of The American Horticultural Society Book Award. The New York Times has proclaimed Ray as The Rachel Carson of the South, and in this book she brings us inspiring stories of ordinary gardeners whose aim is to save time-honored, open pollinated varieties of seeds. Of the thousands of seed varieties available at the turn of the 20th century, 94% have been lost. She recounts the stories, heritage and history that pass between these people as seeds are passed from hand to hand.

Wednesday, December 18
7 to 10 p.m.
Outdoor Film: Scrooge and Marly
Join the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival for a holiday party with appetizers and an open bar from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by a screening of holiday film Scrooge and Marly. This movie is a modern day gay variation on Charles Dicken’s classic story of the holidays, A Christmas Carol. On Christmas Eve, Ben Scrooge, a gay man who hates the holidays, is given the chance to begin again when he is visited by three gay spirits who help him make the journey back to love. Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens’ timeless tale comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of all persuasions. $12 entrance. Tickets available here.

Wednesdays in December
Rejuvenating Hatha Yoga
These lunchtime yoga sessions encompass a blend of strengthening, stretching and relaxation. Instructor Terra-Nova brings a different theme to class each week that prepares you mentally for the rest of your day, and the rest of your life. Terra-Nova trained at the South Beach Green Monkey yoga studio where she studied a wide variety of yoga forms and philosophies from Ashtanga and Vinyasa, to Iyengar and Kundalini. Students of all experience and levels are invited to pursue a higher state of consciousness and refresh the mind and body. Mats are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Suggested donation of $5 for members, $10 non-members. NO CLASS DECEMBER 4th or 25th due to Art Basel and Christmas.