Miami Soul weekend guide: Grit, Grits, and Glitter; Brunch on the Bay, Sigma Cookout, 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


Soulfully Good’s Friday Night Karaoke
Friday, August 12, 8PM – 1AM – Soulfully Good Restaurant & Lounge, 6320 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar

The black-owned restaurant hosts a weekly Friday night karaoke featuring singers, poets, and rappers. Food menu also available. Free admission.

A Night of Laughter with Red Grant
Friday, August 12, 8PM – 11:30PM – Improv Comedy Club, 5700 Seminole Way, Ft Lauderdale

The South Florida Hampton Alumni Association presents comedy Red Grant from HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, American Hustle, etc. Proceeds benefit scholarships for South Florida Hampton students. There is a two drink minimum per person.

Grit, Grits, and Glitter
Saturday, August 13, 11AM – 2:30PM – WeWork, 350 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach

Black Tech Week hosts a creative makers brunch with an epic day of food, panels, and maker sessions to connect creatives, entrepreneurs and techies. The panel of creative entrepreneurs will share their moments of Grit and Glitter on the path to becoming successful business owners. The day includes 2 DIY Maker breakout sessions with speakers and a catered lunch. Panel workshops feature Starting up and Staying up as an entrepreneur, monetizing your personal brand, DIY Makers Workshop catapulting your brand and knowledge through entrepreneurship, creativity, and personal branding. The featured panelists are Vanessa James of Vanessa James Media, Monique Malcolm of Keep Chasing the Stars, and Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Free general admission and $25 VIP to include Grit, Grits and Glitter Tote bag that includes a Focused Planner and awesome goodies. RSVP at

Curls in FroMation
Saturday, August 13 – 4:30PM – Meet & Greet – Avenue of the Arts Executive Suites, 401 NW 7th Ave, Ft Lauderdale
Saturday, August 13, 8PM – Dinner – Cafe Vico, 1125 N Federal Hwy, Ft Lauderdale
Sunday, August 14 – 12PM – French Brunch – Thursday’s Ft. Lauderdale, 1521 E Las Olas Blvd, Ft Lauderdale

2 Fro Chicks hosts a weekend of curl-tivities with your choice of dinner or brunch featuring beauty entrepreneurs Barbara Jacques of Jacq’s Organics, Jamila Powell of Maggie Rose Salon, and Danielle Perry of Zen Bird Smoothie Co. Tickets available at

AfroBeat Dashiki Party
Saturday, August 13, 10PM – Grand Cafe, 12389 Pembroke Rd, Pembroke Pines

African De Luxe nights hosts an international Afro-Caribbean Dashiki themed party with international DJs. Tickets $15 and available at

Phi Beta Sigma Cookout
Saturday, August 13, 11AM – 4PM – Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Pl Pavillion #4, Lauderhill

The gentlemen of the Gamma Gamma Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity hosts their annual cookout and family fun day. Free admission.

Onyx & Ice (Black & White) 6th Anniversary Party
Saturday, August 13, 9:30PM – 2:30AM – El Gran Inka, 3155 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach

The Shakers Group hosts a party for upscale professionals with an open bar from 9:30pm-10:30pm. Pre-sale tickets are $20 for two people and can be purchased online at Proceeds to benefit Dibia Dream.

Blue Magic Open Mic Night
Saturday, August 13, 6:30PM; showtime 8PM – Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Overtown

Comedian Chello hosts an open mic night with music by Ed the World Famous. Free before 7pm; $10 in advance; $20 the night of the show. Advance tickets online at

Food on Fiyah by Chef Irie
Sunday, August 14, 11AM – 3PM – Newport Beachside Resort, 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach

Chef Irie’s Taste of the Islands pop-up food series presents another installation of Food on Fiyah with an all you can eat savory menu for $34 and bottomless mimosas for $15. Music by The Brass King to keep the ambience right. $10 valet; $5 self-parking.

Brunch on the Bay
Sunday, August 14, 11AM – 4PM – Lique Miami, 3957 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach

Majestic Group events presents a weekly Sunday waterfront brunch experience and day party with bottomless mimosas, hookahs, and music. Complementary admission. Dress code chic attire.

I Love BB Sundays Day Party: Cargos & Sundresses
Sunday, August 14, 3PM – 7PM – Martini Bar, 601 Silk Run, Hallandale Beach

Live Alive Social Group hosts a weekly day party. Attire is fashionable summer wear. Complimentary admission before 4pm.

Summer Fling Miami
Sunday, August 14, 5PM – 10PM – E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St, Miami

It’s a Sunday wind down with rooftop vibe with international music by Walshy Fire, Barrie Hype, DJ Crown Prince, DJ Private, and Ryan Syeed. Advance tickets sold out. For more info, visit