This is a 'stuff your face and people watch' kind of weekend with thousands of foodies prepared to take over this weekend for the South Beach Food & Wine Festival. For the rest of us not chowing down on fancy bites by celebrity chefs and wine hopping from booth to booth, here's a few options to still feel like you got your fairshare of people watching this weekend.
Big Night in Little Haiti
Friday, Feb 22 (every 3rd Friday), 6pm - 10pm - Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami
This month’s edition of Big Night in Little Haiti features Alan Cave, one of the most beautiful voices in Haitian music and originally a lead singer for popular Haitian group Zin. Opening set is by Tradisyon Lakou Lakay, Inc. -TLL, a resident company at Little Haiti Cultural Center who explore Haitian roots through percussion and dance. In the gallery, enjoy photo exhibition "Shades of Black II" curated by Carl Juste and Marie Vickles followed by after show party at 7th Circuit Studios/ * Moksha Roots Live *
SocialExchange Happy Hour
Friday, Feb 22, 6pm - 11pm - The Vagabond Miami, 30 NE 14th St, Miami
Monthly after work happy hour for tastemakers and young professionals with music by DJ Ghostrider, happy hour specials, and a wide selection of hookah flavors. No cover all night. Info: SocialXchangeMiami.eventbrite.com
Eats & Beats
Saturday, Feb 22, 7:30pm - midnight - The Moore Building, 4040 NE 2nd Ave, Miami
Hosted during Food & Wine Week and showcasing over 40 of the finest restaurants, dessert stations, and over 30 bars featuring the best wine and spirits prepared by Miami’s top mixologists, music by DJ Irie and benefiting The Irie Foundation. Tickets available at www.EatsNBeatsMiami.com.
SOULFRITO The Urban Latin Music Festival
Saturday, Feb 22, gates open at 1pm - Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens
Full-day, multi-cultural celebration with live performances from NAS, Don Omar, Busta Rhymes, Juicy J, Victor Manuelle, Hector "El Torito" Acosta, Sensato, Plan B, Calma Carmona, and guest DJs The Brass King, DJ Camilo, DJ Enuff, DJ Africa, Mr. Pauer, DJ Entice. Co-hosted by Adrienne Bailon, Julissa Bermudez, Felisha Monet, and Monet.
Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster by visiting www.soulfrito.com.
Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month: Eras of Black Style
Saturday, Feb 22, 2pm - Macy’s Aventura, 19501 Biscayne Blvd
Join us in saluting ten decades of culture defining African American Style with an "in conversation" discussion featuring journalist and style expert Constance White, singer/actress Demetria McKinney, and hosted by Neki Mohan. Following the discussion enjoy a special reception and fabulous fashion! Plus, with any $50 or more purchase during the event receive your exclusive preview copy of Constance White presents the Queens & Kings of Style!
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Sunday, Feb 23, 2pm - Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd
Reception following the show hosted by South Florida Black Alumni Alliance, Howard University Alumni Association, Hampton University Alumni, Spelman College National Alumnae Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Morehouse College Alumni Association, Florida International University Black Alumni Chapter
Tickets available at ArshtCenter.org; promo code EOECITIES for discounted tickets and reception invite.