4 events to check out in Miami this week

Looking to mix things up this week? From a lunch and learn to a full moon party, here are the best options to help you get off the couch and out into the world.

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Karl Denson at Blackbird Ordinary

Tonight, check out Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Blackbird Ordinary. The band will showcase music from its upcoming album, as well as its older recordings like "New Ammo" and "The Bridge."

The funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist is best known for his participation in Lenny Kravitz's band.

When: Monday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m.- Tuesday, Jan. 15, 12 a.m.
Where: Blackbird Ordinary, 729 S.W. First Ave.
Admission: $25
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Focus Forward 2019 at Center for Social Change

On Wednesday, enjoy a free one-hour lunch and learn with the Center for Social Change. The event brings together innovators and creators to discuss their visions for 2019.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Social Change, 2103 Coral Way
Admission: Free
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Hearing Loss and Beyond: Understanding Child Learning 

On Friday, health professionals, childcare providers and students are invited to a conference exploring dyslexia, behavioral disorders and other conditions that can co-exist with childhood hearing loss. Breakout sessions will focus on developing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and more.

When: Friday, Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Mailman Center for Child Development - Auditorium, 1601 N.W. 12th Ave.
Admission: $25-$75
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Full Moon Party at The Deck

Last but not least, head into the weekend with a full moon party at The Deck in Wynwood. You'll wind down with beats by DJ Ivan, the cocktail of the night — the Effen Vodka Blueberry Moonshine — half off beverages from 4-9 p.m.,  tarot card readings, pop-up shops and more.

When: Friday, Jan. 18, 4 p.m.- Saturday, Jan. 19 1 a.m.
Where: The Deck Wynwood, 2250 N.W. Second Ave.
Admission: Free
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