Miami Soul weekend guide: Ankara Miami African Fashion Week, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Big Night in Little Haiti, 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.

 

The Professional Networking Series
Wednesday, February 18, 6PM – 8:30PM – City Hall Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd

Every 3rd Wednesday, The Pinnacle Agency presents a monthly networking event. Cover is a $10 donation to the Pinnacle Leadership Academy.

Ankara Miami presents Africa Fashion Week
Thursday, February 19 – Sunday, February 22 – various locations

Florida’s largest runway show committed to featuring emerging and established designers from the African Diaspora has extended to Florida’s first African Fashion Week for four nights celebrating African fashions. Tickets can be purchased at AnkaraMiamiFashionWeek.com.

Event lineup:

  • Thursday, 2/19 | VIP Meet & Greet – Private Location
  • Friday, 2/20 | Runway Showcase – Toyota of North Miami (ticketed event)
  • Saturday, 2/21 | Runway Showcase – Kovens Conference Center (ticketed event)
  • Sunday, 2/22 | Ankara Miami Pop-Up Shop – Alessandra Gold Concept Store

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
February 19 – 22 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale

The amazing and unparalleled artistry of the Alvin Ailey dance ensemble returns to South Florida under the artistic director of Robert Battle. Tickets $35 – $95 and available at ticketmaster.com/venueartist/106543/1292764?

The Reggae Soulcial
Thursday, February 19, 8PM – 12AM – Piano Bar at Hard Rock, 5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Ingrid B presents a monthly live music experience. Doors open at 8pm; showtime at 9:30pm. Two drink minimum per person; $10 cover.

Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association Happy Hour
Thursday, February 19, 6PM – 9PM – Bar Louie, 3201 N Miami Ave, Midtown

Join South Florida’s Black attorneys for a Spring networking social. Free admission. RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/justice-for-all-wilkie-d-ferguson-jr-bar-association-happy-hour-tickets-15477234826?
 
Big Night in Little Haiti featuring Zing Experience
Friday, February 20, 6PM – 10PM – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

On every third Friday of the month Big Night in Little Haiti features culture, art, and live Haitian music to a very diverse crowd of Haitians and non-Haitians alike, and it’s always free. This month’s event features a performance by NYC-based Haitian group, Paul Beaubrun & Zing Experience known for their fusion of Haitian roots, Rock and Reggae to create a soulful sound. Opening set by Saskya Sky. This event is a fun event for the entire family with art activities for kids, Haitian cuisine for sale, the exhibition in the art gallery, and the hottest Haitian bands giving an energetic performance. The after party is across the street from 10pm to midnight at the Caribbean Marketplace with the late night Moshka Roots live reggae party across the street at 7th Circuit Studios.

SocialXChange Happy Hour
Friday, February 20, 8PM – TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St, Wynwood

The monthly happy hour party every third Friday for young professionals features a $20 open bar from 8pm – 10pm and drink specials all night. No cover all night.

RonDayVu Day Party Mardi Gras Edition
Sunday, February 22, 5PM – 11PM – Martini Bar at Gulfstream Park, 601 Silks Run, Hallandale

The monthly day party presented by LIV Alive Social Group returns for a Mardi Gras edition with guests encouraged to dress festive in Mardi Gras colors, beads, masks, and/or body paint. Author Jasmin Furr will also be celebrating her book release. Happy Hour 5pm – 8pm; live band 5pm – 7pm; and music by DJ Tight 6pm – 11pm. Free admission for February birthdays, and complimentary entry with RSVP before 6pm at LASG.info.

 

 

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