Miami Soul weekend guide: FAMU Rattler Reunion Weekend, South Florida Youth Summit, and more

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5th Annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida
Thursday, September 4, 7PM – Sunday, September 7, 9PM – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

Delou Africa, Inc presents a weekend of artistic and cultural activities, workshops and symposiums, and a concert as a platform for children and families to cultivate expression, growth and appreciation in a supportive and nurturing environment. This year’s festival includes some of the biggest talents from the African Diaspora, including Senegal, Cuba, Haiti, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali. Ticket prices range from $10-$18 for dance workshops and $15-$18 for drum workshops.

  • Concert Extravaganza, Saturday, September 6, 8:15pm – iTech at Thomas A. Edison Educational Center Theater, 6101 NW 2nd Ave, Miami. Tickets $20 and can be purchased at
  • Children’s Village, Saturday & Sunday at iTech. Features free dance, drum and children’s martial arts workshops as well as face painting and arts and crafts.
  • Better Living Community Symposium, Saturday September 6, 9am – 11am at iTech. The topic is Health and Nutrition: You Are What You Eat


FAMU Rattler Reunion Weekend – Set Friday Part II
Friday, September 5, 8PM – Fate Lounge at Gulfstream Park, 601 Silkds Run, Hallandale Beach

Enjoy an evening of networking and music by FAMU’s own DJ Ed the World Famous. Tickets $20.

FAMU Rattler Reunion Weekend – Rattler Strike in the Garden
Saturday, September 6, 12PM – Betty T. Ferguson Center, 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens

Join the FAMU Rattlers before the FAMU/UM football game for an afternoon of food and fun featuring health and wellness presentations, local cuisine vendors, and entertainment. Presented by the FAMU National Alumni Association and the City of Miami Gardens. A portion of proceeds benefit the FAMU National Alumni Association Miami-Dade Chapter Scholarship Fund. Tickets $30 and can be purchased at

South Florida Youth Summit #HacktotheFuture Youth Town Hall
Friday, September 5 – Saturday, September 6 – Florida Memorial University, 15800 NW 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens

The annual youth summit returns for a weekend of fun and innovation as youth become active participants in creating positive social change in their communities through technology. Friday, September 5, 7PM – Town hall featuring Jeff Johnson at the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts at FMU. Saturday, September 6, 9AM – 4PM – Tech workshops. For more info and to register, visit

Groovy Nights: The Ultimate Dance Party
Saturday, September 6, 10PM – 4AM – Miramar Cultural Center Artspark, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar

Enjoy a good dance party with music by Waggy Tee and Mark Swaby. Admission $20.

All Shades of Love: Mix and Mingle on Game Night
Saturday, September 6, 6PM – 11PM – The Yacht Club & Spa and Hidden Bay, 3350 NE 190th St, Miami

Presented by and Proctor Management, enjoy a panel discussion ‘She Said, He Hears’ led by relationship expert Charles A. Johnson. Event includes music by DJ mike Tee and games. Singles and couples welcomed. Light hors d’oeuvres. $20 pre-paid only. RSVP at for payment link.
BlackSonday Comedy Special featuring Michael Blackson
Sunday, September 7, 6:30PM – 1st Klass Cafe, 9940 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines

He’s known as the African King of Comedy and you’ve seen him on BET Comic View. Michael Blackson is blessing the mic for a night of comedy. Show starts at 8pm. General admission $28; VIP $50 and includes one drink. Tickets available at

Screening of Trayvon Martin Case Documentary
Tuesday, September 9 – 6PM – African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave, Miami

The Miami Jazz and Film Society Presents a free screening of the 44 Daze, a documentary on the Trayvon Martin case, which analyzes the first days of the investigation into Martin’s death. The documentary gives more insight for those interested in the Martin case and the epidemic of unarmed black men killed in the U.S.