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Sometimes there can be so many events and things to do in South Florida that you have to pick and choose with ones are a must attend and which ones you’ll have to catch next time around…and other times you’re at home twiddling your fingers wondering what everyone else is doing. And then, there are times when you don’t want to be in the madness of it all and instead just want to enjoy some good music, have some good conversation over cocktails, and find a good scene to kickback and people watch.
So since Miami Soul is your bestfriend for knowing what to do, here’s a roundup of reoccurring events around South Florida so that you never have to wonder where everyone is hanging out and what is there to do.
Secret Society Mondays
Every Monday, 11PM – FDR at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave, South Beach
Weekly Monday hip hop night that started at Bambu, moved to Bed, and is now at the FDR Lounge at the Delano.
The Session: Live Music Open Mic Night
Every Tuesday, 8PM – 11PM – Piano at Seminole Hard Rock, 5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood
Hosted by Ingrid B, enjoy live music and open mic for singers and musicians. Complimentary admission with RSVP; $5 general admission. 2-4-1 cocktails 7pm – 9pm; open mic 9:30pm – 11:30pm. Singers and musicians can sign up at the door for open mic.
1st Wednesdays HBCU/Black Alumni Networking Social
Every 1st Wednesday, 6PM – 9PM – Various locations
For the past six years, the monthly 1st Wednesdays Black Alumni Social presented by the South Florida HBCU Alumni Alliance has been the most consistent monthly networking event of South Florida’s upwardly mobile young black professionals. Each month you can count on healthy dose of social plus business networking. Music by DJ Ed the World Famous and always free. For event locations, visit HBCUAlumni.eventbrite.com.
The Bohemian Room Open Mic Poetry Night
Every Wednesday, 8PM – 12AM – Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Miami
Ingrid B presents open mic and live music with various artists and music by local DJs. Cover $10. For info: TheBohemiaRoom.com
Every Thursday, 8PM – 12AM – Piano Hollywood at Seminole Hard Rock, 5805 Seminole Way, Ft. Lauderdale
B Side Entertainment presents a live music experience and dinner party featuring live music. Free with RSVP and $5 general admission. Two drink minimum per person.
Live Caribbean Music at the Caribbean Marketplace
Thursdays – Fridays, October 2-5, Little Haiti Cultural Center, 5925 NE 2nd Ave, Miami
Every week enjoy Caribbean arts & crafts, culture, food, and entertainment with a weekend lineup of reggae music. For info: LittleCulturalCenter.com
Soca Thursdays – 5pm – 8pm happy hour with the first drink free
Reggae Fridays – Caribbean vibes with buy one get one free
Worldbeat Saturday – Zouk, soca, and reggae fever with half-off Caribbean rum punch
Creole Sunday – live band from 5pm – 8pm
Every First Friday, 7PM – Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Overtown
Every month, the Black Archives and the Southeast Park West CRA presents a lively showcase of amateur acts at the World Famous Historic Lyric Theater for a chance to compete for a $500 prize. Hosted by local comedian Chello, enjoy live music and a mix and mingle happy hour featuring a live DJ and a cash bar from 6pm – 7:20pm. Seating starts at 7:15pm. Tickets $10-$25 and can be purchased at lyriclive.eventbrite.com.
Big Night in Little Haiti
Every 3rd Friday, 6pm – 10pm – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami
If you’ve never been to Big Night in Little Haiti then you’re missing out on a cultural event and live Haitian music that Haitians and non-Haitians alike enjoy every month…and it’s always free. It’s a fun event that everyone can enjoy and includes art activities for kids, Haitian cuisine for sale, the exhibition in the art gallery, and the hottest Haitian bands giving an energetic performance. There’s always an after show party across the street at 7th Circuit Studios with Moksha Roots Live for an authentic reggae experience.
FLOW FRIDAYS Live Music & Poetry Dinner Party
Every Friday, 8PM – 1AM – Piano Hollywood at Hard Rock, 5805 Seminole Way, Ft. Lauderdale
Presented by B Side Entertainment, enjoy open mic, dinner, and live music and an open mic. Showtime at 9:30pm; kitchen closes at 10:30pm; 2 drink minimum per person. Admission $15 in advance. For info: onthebside.com
First Fridays Revolution
Every Friday, 10PM – 4AM – Grand Palms Resort, 110 Grand Palms Dr, Pembroke Pines
South Florida’s monthly party featuring the best in reggae, Soca, and hip-hop with music by DJs Radcliffe. Admission: $15 in advance and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/first-fridays-revolution-tickets-12031012081.
3rd Friday “Remix” Miami Inspiration Jazz Happy Hour
Every 3rd Friday, 6PM – 11PM – MOCA Cafe, 738 NE 125th St, North Miami
Monthly gospel/inspirational jazz happy hour featuring house band, live music performances, soft R&B, and comedy by comedian Larry Dogg. Comedy begins at 8:30pm. Cover $10 before 8pm, $15 after 8pm.
Every Saturday, 10PM – 4AM – The Polo Club, 5590 Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale
Good Vibez Entertainment presents a weekly Saturday night party for the 25+ crowd. Ladies free till 1am and drink free till 12am.
Sundays at the Bay
Every Sunday, 10PM – 4AM – Ginger Bay Cafe, 1908 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
Known for their Jamaican delights, Ginger Bay has always been a consistent event where you can enjoy great music and a live band. Live band and dinner from 6pm – 10pm; party starts at 10pm. Free before 10pm.