Miami Soul weekend guide: American Friends of Jamaica Charity Gala, Miami Under 40, Flow Fridays & 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.

 

The Professional Networking Series & Happy Hour
Wednesday, April 15, 6PM – 8PM – City Hall Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd Miami

The Pinnacle Agency hosts its monthly 3rd Wednesday networking event for professionals. Entrance is $10 donation to the Pinnacle Leadership Academy.

2015 African-American Achievers Award Ceremony
Wednesday, April 15, 5:30PM – 8:30PM – Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale

JM Family Enterprises and the Southeast Toyota Distributors presents its annual ceremony honoring outstanding African-Americans who invest their time and talents to help change and improve the lives of others. The 2015 African-American Achievers are: Melton Mustafa in the Arts & Culture category; Lou Ella Jordan, Business for Entrepreneurism; Rodney Baltimore for Community Service; and Barrington Irving for Education. Free RSVP at www.africanamericanachievers.com/RSVP.

The Reggae Soulcial: Beres Hammond Tribute
Thursday, April 16, Doors open 8PM; Showtime 9:30PM – 12AM – Piano Bar at Hollywood, 5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood

The weekly live music session presented by Ingrid B features live reggae. Admission $10 and a 2 drink minimum per person.

Flow Fridays Live Music & Poetry Dinner Party
Friday, April 17, 8PM – 12AM – Piano Bar at Hollywood, 5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Ingrid B presents the weekly live music and poetry dinner party featuring Allen Paul & Friends. Poets, singers, and musicians welcomed. Admission $10.

American Friends of Jamaica Charity Gala
Friday, April 17, 6:30PM; Dinner & Dancing 8PM; Afterparty 9PM – JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami

The American Friends of Jamaica host their 11th annual South Florida benefit gala with a celebratory evening honoring Richard Byles, President & CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica and Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon, Founder of Mustard Seed Communities. The gala begins with a cocktail and auction hour followed by a gourmet dinner, award presentation, and entertainment hosted by Donovan Campbell. The gala concludes with a “Crash the Gala After Party” at 9pm with all-inclusive premium cocktails and dessert, entertainment by national recording artist Etna, and music by DJ Dutty Dex. Proceeds benefit charities in Jamaica with a particular emphasis on education and healthcare for those in need. Individual tickets: $350; Young Friends Ticket: $150 and includes admission after 9pm, cocktails, dessert, and dancing. Individual tickets to the afterparty is $100. Tickets available at jamaicacharitygala.eventbrite.com.

Big Night in Little Haiti
Friday, April 17 (Every 3rd Friday), 6PM – 10PM – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

This month’s Big Night in Little Haiti features “A Little Carnival on a Big Night” by Carnival Arts, a youth arts program sponsored by Barry University, which opens the night with a Pan-Caribbean carnival parade featuring costumes made by students from Thomas Jefferson Middle School and teens at Miami Bridge. The featured band for the evening is Orchestre Septentrional, a Haitian band that’s been together since 1948. The monthly Big Night in Little Haiti is a diverse cultural event with people of all ethnicities and features children’s activities, the exhibition in the art gallery, arts and crafts, Haitian cuisine, and the hottest Haitian bands giving an energetic performance. There’s always an after show party across the street at 7th Circuit Studios with Moksha Roots Live for an authentic reggae experience. Free admission and free parking.

Legacy Power & Dealmakers Symposium: Harnessing Our Collective Power
Friday, April 17, 7:30AM – 3:30PM – Miami Herald, 3511 NW 91st Ave, Doral

Legacy Magazine presents a cadre of heavy hitter panelists and speakers for a symposium that will present the top dealmakers in business and industry discussing how to acquire the expertise to become a successful dealmaker and to assist you in developing a bold approach to economic equality, career development and leadership. Tickets $80 and available at legacypowersymposium.eventbrite.com.

Beats n Rhymes Friday
Friday, April 17, 10PM – 4AM – The Stage Miami, 170 NE 38th St, Miami

The weekly open mic Hip Hop event is hosted by DJ Heron and a rotating cast of local and national DJs. Complimentary drinks for ladies from 10pm – 11pm.

Miami Under 40 One Year Anniversary
Saturday, April 18, 9PM – 3AM – Location disclosed with ticket purchase

The monthly networking event for young professionals celebrates their one year anniversary at a private location in the heart of Miami hosted by radio host, Roxy Romeo. Tickets $25 pre-sold, $30 at the door and includes a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets available online at eventbrite.com/e/miami-under-40-one-year-anniversary-party-tickets-16486183619?

Cash Mob at OneUnited Bank
Saturday, April 18, 1PM – 3PM – One United Bank, 3275 NW 79th St, Miami

#‎CurfewForChange‬ is hosting a forum that will raise the awareness of the only Black Owned Bank In South Florida and the importance of empowering our banks by opening accounts and applying for home mortgages. This meetup will also serve as a Cash Mob. So come prepared to open a savings account and/or apply for credit either by way of a credit card and or a mortgage.
 
The Sweet Spot Miami
Sunday, April 19, 6PM – Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Downtown Miami

The high energy pop erotica theater production returns for an evening of sexy burlesque, music, comedy, and body painting. Tickets $20 in advance; $40 VIP and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/the-sweet-spot-miami-make-it-rain-edition-tickets-15633715865?

Free Gospel Sundays featuring Tye Tribett
Sunday, April 19, 3PM – Knight Concert Hall at Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Free Gospel Sundays returns with a live performance by two time Stellar Award-winning and three time Grammy nominee, Tye Tribute. Admission free but first call for passes are sold out, but stand-by line opens at 3pm on the day of the concert on a first-come, first served basis.

 

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