Miami Soul weekend guide: Ankara Swim, Bobby Valentine Single Release party, Sounds of 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


House Party Fridays hosted by Bobby Valentino
Friday, July 15, 10PM – 1915 NW Miami Court, Wynwood

Majestic Group hosts a Friday night party hosted by R&B singer Bobby Valentino and music by DJ LS One. Complimentary admission with RSVP before 12am at

Sounds of Little Haiti
Friday, July 15, 6PM – 10PM – Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr

Every third Fridays is a cultural explosion in Little Haiti with live performances by some of the top Haitian artists. This month’s performance features System Band with guest artist Vogge. This family friendly event also features the latest art exhibition in the gallery. Free admission.

Ankara Swim: African-Inspired Runway Show
Runway Show & Afterparty – Saturday, July 16, 7PM – 1AM – 1306 Event Space, 1306 N Miami Ave

Ankara Delights Pop-up Shop – Sunday, July 17, 3PM – 8PM – Macaya Gallery, 145 NW 36th St, Miami
Africa meets the runway during Miami Swim Week. From the producers of Florida’s premier African Fashion Week, Ankara Swim introduces a summer showcase featuring the hottest trends in African-inspired swimwear, summer apparel, and textured hair featuring designers from around the Diaspora. Ticket info is at

Little Black Dress & Pearls Luncheon
Saturday, July 16, 11AM – 2PM – Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave

The Women’s Business Council of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce hosts an afternoon of progressive women gathering to talk about women, wisdom, and wealth. Luncheon tickets are $55 and can be purchased at


Reggae Sundays
Sunday, July 17, 4PM – 11PM – Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St

Kulcha Shok presents a weekly Sunday wind down live reggae vibe with a different reggae band hitting the stage every week. This week features live music by Jah Steve and The Counteract Crew along with the Kulcha Shok Crew hitting the stage. Food and cocktails will be on sale. Family friendly environment and free admission.

Brunch on the Bay
Sunday, July 17, 11AM – 3PM – Lique Miami, 3957 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach

Majestic Group presents a waterfront brunch experience with a full menu, bottomless mimosas, hookahs, and music. Complimentary admission.