Noire Miami weekend guide: live music events around South Florida

Community Mural Paint Day Party in Celebration of Jackie Robinson’s Birthday
Friday, April 18, 11AM – 2PM, Dorsey Park, 1701 NW 1st Place, Miami

Hosted by Urgent, Inc., mentoring artists, children, their families, and hundreds of volunteers will be painting murals to revitalize Overtown and the historical Dorsey Park, known for being the only field where the Negro Baseball League was allowed to play. For info: Emily Gunter, or (305) 915-3195. RSVP:

SocialXchange Happy Hour
Friday, April 18, 7pm – 11pm – The Vagabond Miami, 30 NE 14th St, Miami

This month’s SocialXchange is hosted by the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association. Every third Friday the after work happy hour hosts tastemakers and young professionals with music by DJ Ghostrider, happy hour specials, and a wide selection of hookah flavors. No cover all night. Info:

Big Night in Little Haiti
Friday, April 19 (every 3rd Friday), 6pm – 10pm – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

A night of rara and roots to celebrate a good Friday at Big Night. This month’s edition of Big Night in Little Haiti features DJA-Rara and Rara Kuyu. Rara Kuyu and Universal Soul Love have created an amazing production of music and dance. Dja-rara was featured in the documentary, “The Other Side of the Water.” Every Sunday the band holds a rara march through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park – bringing Haitian roots pride to the heart of the New York City. Between sets is music by DJ Franky Mixalot. In the gallery, an exhibition by the Oscar Thomas Foundation. Kids art activities hosted by Positive Impact and Bass Museum followed by after show party at 7th Circuit Studios * Moksha Roots Live *

Dave Hollister Live
Saturday, April 19 – Club Vault, 2801 Green St, Hollywood

Majestic Group presents a live performance by Dave Hollister. Admission $20 before 12am and ladies get free shots until 1am.

Jamaican Women of Florida Reggae/Jazz Brunch & Fashion Show
Saturday, Apr 19, 11AM – 11PM – Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale

Jamaican Women of Florida hosts an afternoon of music, fashion, and a relaxing atmosphere with entertainment by Eugene Grey & Company and Sabrina Williams and fashion show by Hope Wade Designs. Tickets $75 and available at

An Evening With Black Artists
Saturday, April 19, 7pm – A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts – Meyer Hall, 501 South Sapodilla Ave, West Palm Beach

Presented by Delta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Admission: $30 adults and $15 students. VIP: $100. For tickets: call (561) 601-6925 or visit

Sunday Soiree
Sunday, April 20, 7PM – 12AM – Martini Bar at Gulfstream Park, 601 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach

Majestic Group and LIVAlive Social Group hosts their monthly Sunday Soiree featuring live music by The Live Poets Society Band and music by DJ Top Feeling. Happy Hour and drink specials from 6pm-8pm and complimentary admission before 8pm with RSVP at

The Session: Live Music Open Mic Night
Tuesday, April 22, 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, table reservations suggested.

The Fort Lauderdale Speaker Series: Soledad O’Brien
Wednesday, April 23, 8PM – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale

Broward College presents the next in its speaker series featuring Soledad O’Brien, acclaimed journalist and host of CNN’s Starting Point. Tickets available at

Cunninglinguistics Erotic Poetry Night
Wednesday, April 23, 8PM – 12AM – Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Miami

Ingrid B presents Erotic Poetry Night feature PYT, Rachieda Wharton, and Sunni Da Poet, with music by DJ Fly Guy. Tickets available at