Miami Soul weekend guide: Festival of Laughs Comedy Show, Half of a Yellow Sun screening, 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.


Miami Under 40 Networking Mixer
Thursday, January 15, 6PM – 10PM – Batch Gastropub, 30 SW 12th St, Brickell

Cocktails and networking with young professionals.

The Reggae Soulcial: A Live Music Mixer
Thursday, January 15, 8PM – Piano Hollywood at Hard Rock, 5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Ingrid B presents a live reggae lounge experience at her weekly Thursday night socials. Admission $10 with two drink minimum per person. Doors open at 8pm; showtime at 9:30pm.

Festival of Laughs COMEDY Show
Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17, 8PM – James L Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami

Comedy’s funniest bring two days of laughs to Miami featuring Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce, Adele Givens, Sommore, Earthquake, Arnez J, Aries Spears, and Marvin Dixon. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com.

90’s Party Fridays @ Fate
Friday, January 16, 10PM – 4AM – Fate at Gulfstream, 601 Silks Run, Hallandale

Majestic Group hosts a 90’s party with throwback music by DJ Top Feelin. 90s attire suggested. Complimentary admission before 12:30pm with RSVP at majesticgroupevents@gmail.com.

Social Xchange Happy Hour
Friday, January 16, 7PM – 12AM – TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St, Wynwood

Social Xchange hosts its first happy hour series in 2014 with music by DJ Fly Guy and $20 open bar from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. RSVP: SocialXchangemiami.Eventbrite.Com

Big Night in Little Haiti featuring System Band
Friday, January 16, 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 popular Haitian band, System Band, and the last chance to see “Borderless Caribbean,” an Art Basel-sanctioned exhibition. 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.

“Half of a Yellow Sun” starring Oscar winning Chiwetal Ejiofor
Saturday, January 17, 7PM – Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami, 770 NE 125th St

As part of the museum’s ‘Moving Images’ series, “Half of a Yellow Sun” will be featured starring “Twelve Years a Slave” star and Oscar winner Chiwetal Ejiofor, followed by a discussion of the film. Free with museum admission. About the film: Ianna and Kainene are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make different life choices. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life seem to loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire world.

 

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