Miami Soul 4th Annual Ultimate Soul Basel Guide – Part 2: Parties and Event Guide

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There’s just too much to see and doing during this week’s Miami Art Week. So we thought we would help you out with where to go and what to do. Next in our 4th Annual Miami Soul Ultimate Black Basel guide is a series of events and parties to explore and check out this week.


Part 1: Miami Soul’s 4th Annual Ultimate Soul Basel Guide – Black exhibits to check out


Part 3: The Mega List of Miami Art Week Events



A Conversation with David C. Driskell
Tuesday, November 29, 6:30PM – 8:15PM – Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami

Kroma Art Space and The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland presents an evening of art and philanthropy to benefit PAMM’s African American Art Fund. The evening starts with a cocktail reception and then follows with a conversation with David Driskell on the topic of African-American art and the importance of collecting for investment and preservation of cultural legacy. Vocalist Carole Ann Taylor will provide entertainment alongside Kevin Mahogany & the Zach Bartholomew Trio. Free RSVP at


The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Tuesday, November 29, 7:30PM – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Ft Lauderdale

The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through hip-hop choreography, a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. Tickets start at $25 and available at


Laugh Out Loud – by Kevin Hart
Tuesday, November 29, 7:30PM – 9PM – The Anderson, 709 NE 79th St, Miami

Kevin Hart’s team is searching for their next big comic with two shows – 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Cover $10. RSVP at


The Session Open Mic
Tuesday, November 29, 8PM – 12AM – Piano Hollywood, 5805 Seminole Way, Ft Lauderdale

Live music artists and musicians hosts this open mic session with music by DJ LS One and a house band. Cover $5 before 9pm; $10 after 9pm.

President Barack Obama Exhibition Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 30, 7PM – Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Overtown

The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida Inc unveils the ‘Visions of Our 44th President Barack Obama’ exhibition at a black tie opening reception in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The exhibition highlight’s President Obama’s historic presidency with an exhibition inspired by 44 contemporary African-American artists. Tickets for the private reception are $250 and available at The exhibition opens to the public December 1.


Hip Hop Soul Live!
Wednesday, November 30, 6PM – 10PM – The Fearless Popup Gallery, 255 NW 23rd St

Enjoy a classic Hip Hop & Soul vibe with music by DJ Selfborn and live music by Jon Sax. Free admission before 8PM; $10 after 8pm. RSVP at

NEO Global AHFMB Reception
Thursday, December 1, 6PM – 10PM – Marina Blue, 888 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami

Presented by KGN and Walshy Fire, a collective of Miami’s most committed Caribbean culture curators is a contemporary Caribbean Exhibition open from November 30 – December 4. Reception on Thursday December 1st hosted by KGN Collective + Walshy Fire. Admission $10.

The Art of Manhood Exhibit
Thursday, December 1, 6:30PM – 9PM – Venture Cafe, 1951 NW 7th Ave, Miami

The BMe Community and the Millennials Project celebrates Dade men with this photo exhibition highlighting prominent and enlightened Miami men. The exhibition series has been launched to promote healthy masculinity in order raise awareness on issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, misogyny, and elevate the collaboration of local communities in this pervasive issue, and make Miami safer for women and girls. No cover.

The Art of Conversation hosted by Tyson Beckford
Friday, December 2, 7PM – 11:30PM – Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Overtown

City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon and supermodel Tyson Beckford hosts the 3rd annual fusion of art and conversation particularly targeted to GenX and millennial professionals. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, casino games, art exhibits, and interactive art stations.

Art of Black Miami Art Talks Series
Friday, December 2, 2:30PM – 4:30PM – Yeelen Gallery, 294 NW 54th St, Little Haiti

A discussion with local curators, art directors, and influencers came together for a discussion on sustaining local art institutions and initiatives.

Back to Black Woke AF Opening Reception
Saturday, December 3, 9PM – 1AM – Yeelen Gallery, 294 NW 54th St, Little Haiti

Yeelen Gallery hosts its annual Basel party and artist reception for solo Woke AF exhibition featuring the works of artist James Clover. Clover’s work relates to the esthetic of Shamanism, an animistic spiritual movement where nature is essential and placed in the center of life. The exhibit will be on display until January 14, 2017. RSVP at


Afropolitan Miami Art Basel Edition
Friday, December 2, 6PM – 11PM – Moca Cafe & Lounge, 738 NE 125th St, North Miami

Ankara Miami and Drum Pulse Entertainment presents another edition of connections, culture, and cocktails at this Afro-Caribbean mixer. Free before 7pm with RSVP at

Omega Happy Hour House Party
Friday, December 2, 5PM – 2AM – Omega Activity Center, 15600 NW 42nd Ave, Opa-locka

The gentlemen of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity host a monthly house party style happy hour hosted by Hot 105’s Chico The Virgo. No cover.

Mannie Fresh live
Friday, December 2, 9PM – 1AM – Sneak Attack Miami, 2519 NE 2nd Ave, Wynwood

Sneak Attack presents Mannie Fresh performing live featured DJ ICUE and DJ Mezmriz. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door available at

1AM Vibes with Gucci Mane
Friday, December 2, 11PM – 5AM – Cafeina Miami, 297 NW 23rd St, Wynwood

Gucci Mane stops through for a Basel party including interactive art installations, a short art film by Mark Anthony Green, rare photographs from Sickamore, and live performances. Tickets start at $25 and available at

Art & Jazz
Saturday, December 3, 6PM – 9PM – MLK Business Center, 6114 NW 7th Ave, Miami

The Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation hosts a cocktail reception and evening of art and jazz featuring Miami artist, Addonis Parker, and music by John Saxx. Free RSVP at (305) 757-7652.

Art of Black Miami Reception
Saturday, December 3, 5PM – Ollivier’s Jazz & R&B Club, 777 NE 79th St, Miami

Enjoy a Black art and live contemporary music experience to wind down Art of Black Miami. Meet the artist Doba Afolabi with a special performance by Maryel Epps and hors d’oeuvres. Cover $20 after 7pm.


Day La Soul
Saturday, December 3, 5PM – 10PM – E11even Rooftop, 29 NE 11th St, Downtown Miami

SocialXchange hosts its monthly throwback Hip-Hop party featuring the Hip-Hop art collection of visual artist Alfena K. Moosa. Tickets $15 and can be paid at

Black Art & Live Contemporary Music Experience
December 1-4, 12PM – 10PM – Ollivier’s Jazz & R&B Club, 777 NE 79th St, Miami

Black artists are showcased with a live music experience with a reception on Saturday, December 3 ($20 admission after 7pm).

Art Basel Urban Experience Block Party
December 1-3 – 925 NW 2nd Ct, Overtown

Overtown’s Eye Urban TV and Jacksons Soul Food hosts a Basel block party with visual artists displaying their works, live performances, DJs, food, and local vendors. Free and open to the public.

Art Basel Panel on Contemporary African Diaspora Art
Sunday, December 4, 12PM – 3PM – Florida Memorial University, 15800 NW 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens

For the seventh year, this annual panel discussion brings together art and cultural thought leaders for a discussion on the rise of contemporary African diaspora art in the European, American, and Asian markets. Presented by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and Contemporary African Diaspora Art (CADA). Free admission.

The Body Aquatic
Sunday, December 4, 7PM – 10PM – Prime Cigar Miami, 1106 South Miami Ave

Haitian Artist Fabiola Jean Louis and Ghanaian Soulful Rock Performer YahZarah merge art and music with a live music experience hosted by Melky Jean and 103.5 the Beat’ss K. Foxx. Enjoy a cocktail reception, artist meet & greet, and light bites from Chef The Rose. RSVP free at