Miami Soul weekend guide: Sebastian Mikael at Ron Day Vu Day Party, Raheem Devaughn at Overtown Music Festival, and more

Caribbean Marketplace Grand Opening
Friday, July 18, 4:30PM – 7PM – Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE 2nd Ave, Miami (Besides the Little Haiti Cultural Center)

The long awaited reopening of the Caribbean Marketplace kicks off with a ribbon cutting at 4:30PM and a general reception from 5PM – 7PM. The 9,500-square-foot space will include a refreshment and concession area and space for arts, crafts, and retail vendors and is is also available for private events and community gatherings. The hours will be from Thursday to Sunday from 11am – 11pm

Big Night in Little Haiti
Friday (every third Friday), July 18, 6PM – 10PM – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

Not only is Nu Look performing at this month’s Big Night In Little Haiti but it is also the grand reopening of the Caribbean Marketplace next door and a Big Night photo exhibition in the gallery. Enjoy music from the Tap Tap Band, and check out the wonderful selection of crafts and speciality vendors. The hands-on art activities for kids are sponsored by Positive Impact Foundation/Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art. After party at 7th Circuit with the Moksha Roots Allstars and special guests. Free and open to the public.

3rd Friday Remix featuring Case performing live
Friday, July 18, 6:30PM – 11PM – MOCA Cafe & Lounge, 738 NE 125th St, North Miami

R&B artist Case performs live at this month’s 3rd Friday Remix. The gospel/inspirational jazz happy hour starts at 6pm followed by smooth R&B at 8pm and is hosted by comedian Larry Dogg with much by house band Kingdom G. This month’s event is also a fundraiser for Champions for Children. Admission $20 at the door or $15 with a donation of school supplies and/or non-perishable food items. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at
Soulful Nights
Friday (every Friday), July 18, 5PM – 9PM Happy Hour & open till 3AM – 1st Klass Cafe, 9940 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines

The all new 1st Klass Cafe presents a weekly Friday night with live entertainment, Caribbean cuisine, and happy hour drink specials.

Overtown Music Festival featuring Raheem Devaughn
Saturday, July 19, 11AM – 7PM – Overtown Business District, NW 3rd Ave between 9th & 11th Streets

Presented by Headliner Market Group in collaboration with the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency(CRA) and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon transforms, the Historic Overtown community will be transformed into a cultural hub of live music performances and plenty of fun for the entire family. The star-studded line up is headlined by Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn with live performances by Keke Wyatt, Case, soul vocalist Jaguar Wright, Teedra Moses, one of South Florida’s favorite local bands, Deep Fried Funk, emerging artist Sebastian Mikael, and South Florida local comedian and singer Larry Dogg. Free and open to the public. For more info: or follow on Facebook and Instagram @overtownmusicartsfestival and Twitter @overtownmusicar to stay updated on the event.

Ron Day Vu Day Party featuring Sebastian Mikael
Saturday, July 19, 4PM – 10PM – Martini Bar at Gulfstream Park, 601 Silks Run, Hallandale

LIV Alive Social Group presents Sebastian Michael performing live at its monthly day party experience with free entry for the first 300 RSVPs at

Miami Broward Carnival 30th Year Celebration Official Launch
Saturday, July 19, 8PM – 3AM – Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds Blue Ribbon Room, 10901 Coral Way, Miami

The kickoff event for the Miami Broward Carnival season gives a taste of the vibrant carnival event that will be held at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds on Sunday, October 12, 2014. The launch The launch will feature the rich, bold and colorful costumes of the over 20 masquerade bands and 11 junior masquerade bands that will be participating in the parade of bands. Live performance by Sapphire (Lead singer for Red Hot Flames), backed by local Miami band On Point. Music for the night is powered by Sound Revolution, Maestro, Mix Master, Eternal Vibes, House Arrest and Enforcement Soundz. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the event. Parking is free.

Soul Centric Miami
Saturday, July 19, 9PM – 1AM – Studio 504, 504 NE 190th St, North Miami Beach

Enjoy a night of live entertainment hosted by comedian Clyde Gordon with smooth sounds of a local jazz band and upcoming artist Lavie. Food available for purchase and $5 wine special. Admission $10.

Miami Kappas Bowling Tournament
Saturday, July 19, 6PM – 8PM – Sparez Bowling, 5325 University Dr, Davie

Join the Miami Alumni Nupes and The Kappa Foundation for a Bowling Tournament open to all groups and individuals.
Cost: $20 per person; $100 per team of maximum of 5 bowlers. Includes bowling, shoes, pizza, and soft drinks. Purchase tickets at:

Boca Black Film Festival
July 17 – 19 – Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center, Boca Raton

The festival features seasoned professionals who will share about documentary filmmaking, product placement, and the filmmaker’s toolbox. Other workshop sessions will highlight acting, directing, storytelling, financing, casting and shooting in addition to film discussions, film dialogues and film screenings. For more info: