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.
After Five Networking
Friday, February 27, 6PM – Tokyo Blue at Ocean Manor Restort, 4040 Galt Ocean Dr, Ft Lauderdale
Every fourth Friday, the South Florida Black Professionals Network hosts a networking happy hour with complimentary cocktails and appetizers from 6pm – 7pm and after party from 9pm – 2am. RSVP online for $5 entry or pay $10 at the door eventbrite.com/e/after-five-south-florida-black-professionals-mixer-tickets-14937785318
Women’s Innovation Brunch – Black Tech Week
Saturday, February 28, 12PM – 2PM – The District, 190 NE 46th St, Miami
The inaugural Black Tech Week conference comes to a conclusion with a brunch with women in tech, beauty, and business, including Dawn Dickson of Flat Out of Heels, Eunice Nuekie Cofie of Nuekie, Jasmine Wheeler of Femme Noire International, and moderated by Donnet Bruce of Nubian Hair Oasis. Admission is $40 and includes brunch and bottomless mimosas. RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/womens-innovation-brunch-black-tech-week-tickets-15870543222.
Delta Sigma Theta Red Shoe Luncheon
Saturday, February 28, 11AM – Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr, Hollywood
The ladies of the South Broward Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. hosts their annual Red Shoe Luncheon event featuring a Red Shoe Walk the Runway contest, Red Shoe People’s Choice award, and gift basket raffles. The event will also be a shoe drive for gently worn shoes. Tickets are $45 and $70 for VIP. Requested attire is red shoe with black and/or white attire. Proceeds to benefit the Scholarship Fund and Community projects. Tickets available at dstsouthbroward.org/6th-annual-red-shoe-luncheon-saturday-february-28-2015
18th Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival
Saturday, February 28, 6PM – 10PM – Florida Memorial University, Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts, 15800 NW 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens
FMU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a diverse jazz ensemble featuring the Melton Mustafa Orchestra, South Florida’s best high school and college bands, and a diversity of jazz artists. General admission $50; students $25. More info at meltonmustafa.com
Black History Month Heritage Tour
Saturday, February 28, 8AM and 1PM – The Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami
The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida presents a tour of the historic landmarks and neighborhoods that make up Miami’s rich and vibrant Black Heritage communities. From the vantage point of Big Bus Miami’s open-top bus, learn about Miami’s historic sites with stops including Overtown, Coconut Grove, Brownsville, Lemon City, Little Haiti, and Liberty City. The tour also visits the largest exhibition of art from Overtown expressionist art, Purvis Young. The tours depart at 8am and 1pm with each trip lasting four hours. For info, call (786) 708-4610. Cost $10 and children 5 and under free. Tickets can be purchased at miamiblackhistorytours.eventbrite.com.
An Evening of Praise: Our Story Through Song
Saturday, February 28, 6PM – Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, 17800 NW 25th Ave, Miami Gardens
Presented by Voices of Heritage, the resident youth choir of the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, the concert explores the inextricable link between gospel music and the black life experience – from the African shores to the present – and reveals how music and the church play an integral part in shaping Black History in America. The collective choirs and gospel vocalists of Voices of Heritage, AME Southern Conference Youth Choir, and COGIC Florida Eastern Youth Choir collaborate to create a 150 voice choir that unifies both Miami-Dade and Broward through song. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/evening-of-praise-our-story-through-song-tickets-15524530288.
Caribe Film Fest
February 27 – 28 – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami
The inaugural festival showcases films from the Caribbean and the Americas and includes workshops, and 72 hour film challenge, film screens, and more. Visit CaribFilmFest.com for more info.
Jazz in the Pines with Earnest Walker, Jr.
Sunday, March 1, 8PM – Grand Cafe, 12389 Pembroke Rd, Pembroke Pines
Grand Cafe presents a weekly live jazz session every Sunday. This week features Earnest Walker, Jr. and the NuJazz band. Earnest has opened for the likes of Najee, Jill Scott, Mike Phillips, Musiq Soulchild, and Kelly Price. No cover.