Noire Miami weekend guide: Five Shades of Green, Kulcha Shok Muzik, SPEAKtacular, and more

Five Shades of GREEN an Eco-Sexy Fashion Play
Saturday, April 12, 6PM – 10:30PM, Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), 770 NE 125th St, North Miami

Emceed by the Mistress of Elegance and Miami socialite, Ingrid B, and narrated by poet, Darius Daughtry (Director of Poetry Programs, Omari Hardwick, Blueapple Poetry Network), and vocalist/actress/performer Nailah Daaj, Five Shades of Green is where 50 Shades of Grey goes Green. In celebration of Earth Month and presented by DezignNation, the 3rd annual fashion play features a pre-party from 6pm – 8pm features live music and a fashion exhibit hosted by 103.5 the Beat radio personality, Stichiz! The show continues from 8pm – 10pm with a glimpse of fashion from New York, Africa, Jamaica, and Florida and soul singer Antonia Janay. A portion of the proceeds will help sponsor summer programming for MOCA Kids and also benefitting Save the Twinz, a breast cancer awareness foundation that supports women of color. The Fashion Exibit is free, general admission tickets $25, and VIP tickets available at

Jamaica Charity Gala
Saturday, April 12, 6:30PM – 11:30PM – Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave

Hosted by The American Friends of Jamaica and The Jamaica Committee, the annual charity gala celebrates 10 years and honors Dr. Robert E. Levy, Chairman of the Jamaica Broilers Group of Companies. Tickets starting at $150 and available at For info:

Kulcha Shok Muzik
Sunday, April 13, 10pm – Jazid, 1342 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Voted best reggae night 2007 in the Miami New Times, Sundays at Jazid is a night of live reggae featuring Inna Sense and Jahfe plus other great bands.

Anna Blooms Bubbly
Tuesday, April 15, 12PM – 2PM – The Biltmore Hotel, Laguna Room – Conference Center 2nd floor, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables

Lifestyle expert Diana Hamann (aka The Wine Goddess) and floral partner Kathryn Parrish of Parrish Designs hosts Anna Blooms, a creative event featuring the bubbly style of Anna Brut and Anna Brut Rose paired with a hands-on experience in floral and party planning. RSVP: or (786) 897-8854.

Thursday, April 17, 7PM – 8:30PM – YoungArts, 2100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

SPEAKtacular is an evening of spoken word poetry, music, and dance featuring youth poets from the Jason Taylor Foundation’s Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Organized by poets Darius Daughtry and Ashley M. Jones, this unique event is not your average slam  or variety hour—just the arts, blended beautifully. Free and open to the public.