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.
Big Night in Little Haiti featuring Akoustik Band
Friday, June 19, 6PM – 10PM – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami
The widely popular Acoustic band direct from Haiti performs live at this month’s Big Night in Little Haiti, which is held on the third Friday of every month. This month celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month and Fete de la Musique (Festival of Music) with an opening set by Tradition Lakou Lakay. 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 event is a fun event for the entire family with art activities for kids, Haitian cuisine for sale, and the exhibition in the art gallery. The after party 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.
Spoken Revolution Christian Poetry Weekend
Friday, June 19, 6PM – 11PM – F.B.C. Church of Ft Lauderdale, 301 East Broward Blvd, Downtown Ft Lauderdale
One God United presents a three-day Christian poetry event with the main event featuring an open mic slam session. General admission $25, and tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/spoken-revolution-2015-christian-poetry-tickets-15628522331.
Alison Hinds performing live
Friday, June 19, 8PM – Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar
The undisputed “Queen of SOCA,” Alison Hinds gives a live high energy performance in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Tickets $35 – $45 and can be purchased at MiramarCulturalCenter.org
SocialXchange Miami Happy Hour
Friday, June 19, 8PM – 2AM – TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St, Miami
The monthly SocialXChange event presents a networking and $20 open bar from 8pm – 10pm, with the party continuing from 10pm until 2am.
4th Annual Colors of the Caribbean
Saturday, June 20, 4PM – 11PM – Hollywood Arts Park, 1 North Young Circle, Downtown Hollywood
The Rhythm Foundation, Caribbean American Heritage Florida, and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency presents the annual Hollywood ArtsPark Experience celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month with music and flavors of the islands, a Caribbean Travel Expo, a kids zone, Caribbean Food Village, and arts and crafts vendors. Featured performances in the amphitheater include: Kevin Lyttle, Inner Circle, reggae’s top selling “bad boys,” Trinidadian Soca Monarch Rikki Jai, young Antigan star Ricardo Dru, and local favorites. Free and open to the public.
Miami Life Pool Party
Saturday, June 20, 2PM – 9PM – Fifty at Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave, Miami
Majestic Group events hosts a pool party hosted by Papa Keith of 103.5 The Beat and celebrity guests NFL stars DeMarcus Van Dyke and Bryant McKinnie. There will also be a swimwear fashion show by G Saints Swimwear.
Culture in the Night Concert Series featuring Marcia Griffiths
Saturday, June 20, 6PM – 10PM – Shirley Branca Park, 6900 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar
As part of the City of Miramar’s concert series, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage with live performances by “The Queen of Reggae” Marcia Griffiths, Glen Washington, Garner, Willie Panama, and Dat 7. Children’s activities include bounce houses, video game trailer, and photo booth. Free event for the entire family.
Big Laughs in Little Haiti featuring Comedian Godrey
Sunday, June 21, 7PM – 10PM – Little Haiti Performing Arts Center, 260 NE 59th Terr, Miami
The Little Haiti Cultural Complex presents a star-studded comedy show featuring comedian Godfrey and Miami comedians, Plus Pierre and Success Jr. Hosted by WSVN 7 sports anchor, Donovan Campbell, the show will provide comedic relief on Father’s day. Born to Nigerian parents, Godfrey’s off-the-wall humor has landed him roles in “Zoolander,” “30 Rock,” and “Louie” and also starred in his own one-hour Comedy Central special “Black By Accident.” General admission tickets are $25 and includes one cocktail and appetizers. VIP tickets are $50. Tickets can be purchased online at LittleHaitiCulturalCenter.com.