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
Friday, August 28, 6PM – 10PM – Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Brickell, 1451 S Miami Ave
The monthly after work event for young professionals hosts an evening of cocktails and networking hosted by Roxy Romeo of iHeart radio. Admission $10 and includes one free drink with proceeds going towards Feeding South Florida.
South Dade Democratic Black Caucus Dinner with Benjamin Crump
Friday, August 28, 6PM – Embassy Suites Miami Airport, 3974 NW South River Dr
Famed attorney Benjamin Crump of the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown death cases is the guest speaker for the annual dinner presented by the Ron Brown Chapter of the South Dade Democratic Black Caucus under the theme “Advancing the Cause for Equal Justice.” Tickets $60 and available at democracy.com/sddbc/event-detail.aspx?eventId=2648.
National Black Business Month Networking Reception
Friday, August 28, 6PM – 8PM – Urban League of Broward County, 560 NW 27th Ave, Ft Lauderdale
In celebration of the month long National Black Business Month in August, business leaders and community partners will host a networking and awards reception to include the launch of the Urban League’s Entrepreneurship Program. Three honorees will be recognized with the prestigious Vanguard Award for their leadership, dedication, and advocacy for minority-owned businesses in South Florida. This year’s Honorees are Dale Holness, Broward County Commissioner, District 9; Ann McNeill, President of MCO Construction and President of National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC); and Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh, President & CEO of the Urban League of Broward County. Admission $10 and more info is available at eventbrite.com/e/national-black-business-month-networking-reception-tickets-17783667428?
Jazz at MOCA presents Batuke Samba Funk
Friday, August 28, 8PM – 10PM – Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St, North Miami
Bring your launch chairs and picnic baskets for the monthly jazz under the moonlight free outdoor concert series presented by MOCA. This month’s live set features Batuke Samba Funk. a high energy Brazilian band that mixes rhythms such as Funk from the 70’s with Afro Samba, Brazilian Big Band, Batucada, Soul, and R&B. Free admission.
The Black & White Affair
Saturday, August 29, 7PM – 2AM – 1st Klass Cafe & Lounge, 9940 Pines Blvd, Hollywood
Urban Miami and SocialXchange present a Black & White affair with an open bar and complimentary bites from 8pm-10pm. Early bird tickets $10 and $15 at the door. Tickets available at eventbrite.com/e/the-annual-black-white-affair-tickets-17838250688
African Wardrobe Festival & African Runway SHow
Saturday, August 29, 12PM – 7PM – African Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Ft Lauderdale
It’s an African wardrobe festival featuring fashion from the Motherland, arts & craft, designers, and stylists. Tickets $30 and can be purchased at https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/checkout?cartId=55c91d78e4b06cee21ee6005. For more info, visit AfricanWardrobeFestival.com.
Midday Soiree’/Beach Side Brunch
Sunday, August 30, Brunch: 11AM – 13PM; Soiree: 4PM – 10PM – Aromis, 7330 Ocean Terr, Miami
The Shakers Group hosts a Sunday beach side vibe for professionals with brunch featuring bottomless mimosas and the afternoon soiree including a $20 open bar from 4pm – 6pm. Attire upscale daywear. RSVP at ShakersGroup.com for complimentary entry.