Miami Soul weekend guide: Afropolitan Miami, Art of Transformation Opening Reception, and more

Miami Soul – your ultimate source for places to go, people to see, and things to do in the Black social scene. Check out this week’s weekend guide from Miami Soul. For a list of weekly reoccurring events, check out miami.com/miami-soul.

 

Afropolitan Miami
Friday, November 6, 6PM – 11PM – Rec Room at the Gale Hotel, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Afropolitan is back following the culturally eclectic inaugural event in October. DC and NYC’s largest and most diverse Afro-Caribbean professional mixer presented locally by Ankara Miami is now a mainstay in Miami every first Friday featuring afrobeats, dancehall, soca, reggae, kompa, and hip hop. Come early to network from 6pm to 8pm and stay to party from 8pm to 11pm. RSVP for complimentary admission fore 7pm at AfropolitanMiami.com; $10 after. Enjoy $8 happy hour specials from 6pm to 8pm.

4th Annual Art of Transformation Opening Reception
Friday, November 6, 7PM – 11PM – The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave, Opa-locka

The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation presents another edition of a free series of events celebrating the artistic revitalization of the City of Opa-locka. Featured at the opening reception is the exhibition ‘Through the Eyes of Others’ that runs from November 6 through December 11, 2015. Attend the opening reception for an evening with the curator and artists and a sampling of local Opa-locka restaurants, drinks, and music.

The weekend continues with a series of events highlighting the exhibition and all events are free and open to public:

Artist Panel Meet & Greet
Saturday, November 7, 2PM – 4PM – The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave

Film Screening: The Interrupters
Wednesday, November 11, 6PM – 9PM – Young Arts Foundation, 2100 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami

Destination Friday: The Bahamas
Friday, November 6, 6:30PM – 9:30PM – African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale

This month’s Destination Friday event celebrates the vibrant cultural of The Bahamas. Enjoy an evening of Bahamian specialty foods with Bahama Mama rum drinks, thrill to the excitement of a Junkanoo band, and then dance the evening away to island beats. Two lucky partygoers will win a grand prize round trip cruise to Bimini sponsored by Resort World Bimini. Admission is $10 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/destination-the-bahamas-tickets-18964992804

Lyric Live
Friday, November 6, 6PM – 11PM – Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami

The Black Archives presents the return of Miami’s amateur night showcase hosted by comedian Chello. Cheer on your favorite performers or boo the weak act off the stage for a Junkanoo surprise. The season opens up with twice the talent, twice the laughs, and twice the fun. General admission starts at $15, and tickets can be pre-purchased online at
lyriclive.eventbrite.com.

Pretty Girls Rock Happy Hour & Party
Friday, November 6, 5PM – 11PM – ReBar Restaurant Bar Lounge, 15531 Sheridan St, Davie

The ladies of the Chi Psi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosts and happy hour with 2-for-1 happy hour specials. Proceeds will benefit the chapter’s programs. Tickets are $20.

 

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