12 Years A Slave and other things to do in South Florida Nov. 1 - Nov. 6

 

The movie that's been the buzz lately finally makes its way to South Florida this weekend and a few other cool and different things to do.

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By Fabiola Fleuranvil | Noire Miami | ffabulous1@gmail.com

Noir [nwar] adj. French for black
 
Noire Miami is committed to being Black Miami’s ultimate source of things to do, people to see, and places to go, and you can always count on us to be more than the “typical” Miami guide and to keep you in the loop on lifestyle and entertainment interests of South Florida’s black diaspora. That’s what makes us different…and with that said here is our top choices of things to do and look out for.
 
12 Years A Slave opening this weekend
Before you do anything else this week, you have to go see the film 12 Years A Slave based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man lured in 1841 by captors who sold him into slavery and kept him captive until his release twelve years later. This film will leave you feeling hurt, sometimes angry and confused, and other times wishing that you had paid more attention in History class.

The film opened with a limited release in select markets on October 18 and will make its national debut on November 1. Of course South Florida wasn’t part of the early release and only a few theaters are showing it. Do yourself a favor and go out and support this film.
 
AMC Aventura 24
19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura
 
Regal South Beach Stadium 18
1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach
 
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
 
AMC Sunset Place 24
5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami
 
Cinemark Paradise 24 and XD
15601 Sheridan St, Davie
 
Gateway
1820 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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The Black Atlantic | The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
While you’re reconnecting with history with ’12 Years A Slave’ don’t forget to watch the new PBS special by Henry Louis Gates. The episode tells the story of the earliest African-American slaves and the transatlantic slave trade. If you’ve ever watched a documentary by Henry Louis Gates then you know to expect a great story.

Catch the rerun on PBS or online at video.pbs.org/video/2365103337.

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Mix, Mingle & Connect
Friday, Nov 1, 5:30pm - 8:30pm - Celebrity Restaurant & Lounge, 1300 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach

Pre-registered: Members bring 1 non-member guest and get in free; members without a guest $10, non-members $15. At the door $20
Presented by the Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County. Register at www.blackchamberpbc.com or events@blackchamberpbc.com.

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‘Beats After Sunset’ Friday at the Bass Museum (every first Friday)
Friday, Nov 1, 8pm -11pm - Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Museum members get in free; others pay $10.
The Bass Museum’s Beats After Sunset is a monthly music and happy hour series. For info: 305-673-7530, ext. 1001 or visit www.bassmuseum.org

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Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk  
Saturday, Nov 2, 7:30 – Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill

Registration: $25 adults, $10 children; registration info: www.sicklecellpalmbeach.org
Presented by Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of Broward County
 
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Jamaican American Bar Association's Annual Grand Gala & Awards Ceremony
Saturday, Nov 2, 6:30PM - Sheraton Hotel, 1825 Griffin Rd, Dania

Tickets: $100
For info: www.jamaicanamericanbar.org or (305) 510-3870
 
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1st Wednesdays HBCU/Black Alumni Social
Wednesday, Nov 6, 6pm – 9pm – Bar Louie Midtown, 3201 N Miami Ave

1st Wednesdays is the longest running monthly networking social providing an outlet for upwardly mobile young black professionals to connect and network with each other. Approaching its fifth year in March 2014, the free event rotates venues every few months and welcomes HBCU and non-HBCU alumni. For info and to RSVP: hbcualumni.eventbrite.com

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Bob Marley Messenger Exhibition Wine Down Wednesday
Wednesday, Nov 6, 5pm - 7pm - HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St, Miami

HistoryMiami members: Free; non-members: $10
Join History Miami and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau as we launch Miami Live Month! Experience the rock-infused reggae sounds of Inna Sense, wine and appetizers by Clos Bistro & Cafe, and view the Bob Marley Messenger exhibition.  RSVP: (305) 375-5356 or rsvp@historymiami.org

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Art Loft Season 2 Premier Party
Wednesday, Nov 6, 7pm – 10pm - 2312 N. Miami Ave, Miami

Kalyn Chapman, host of PBS's "Art Loft" kicks off the second season with a nice of art, live jazz, and dance performances by Peter London Global Dance Theater. Art Loft is a weekly 30-minute art program showcasing local and national artists and art related events throughout South Florida. The show is every Tuesday night at 7:30pm on Channel 2 or online at www.wpbt2.org/artloft. For info and to attend the event: (305) 330-9450 or info@beefreemedia.com

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