Noire Miami weekend guide: Lyric Live, Folk Life Fridays, All White Yacht Party, Novell NuSoul Series, and more

Free First Thursdays at Perez Art Museum Miami
Thursday, May 1, 6PM – 9PM – Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd

In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, PAMM in collaboration with Rhythm Foundation, presents a free performance by the legendary Haitian konpa group the Shleu Shleu Miami All Stars, enjoy cocktails from PAMM’s waterfront bars, and enjoy Caribbean art exhibitions including “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” and “Edouard Duval-Carrié: Imagined Landscapes.” The night also kicks off the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor Bureau’s Miami Museum Month. FREE admission. Self-parking on-site as available ($2/hour) or you can take Metromover to Museum Park station.

Free Yoga Classes
Thursday, May 1, 6PM – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

Free yoga classes are available very Thursday for beginners, intermediate, and advanced participants. Classes are taught by a certified yoga teacher, participants must be at least 18 years old. Bring your own yoga mat, water and towel. Supported by the Miami Foundation.

Folk Life Fridays
Friday, May 2, 11AM – 8PM (every first Friday) – NW 9th St & NW 2nd Ave, Overtown

Presented by New Washington Heights and the Overtown Southeast Park West CRA presents its monthly open air market that includes live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, and more. Come during lunch break or enjoy the evening.

Lyric Live
Friday, May 2, 7PM (every first Friday) – 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 by Jody Hill and the Deep Fried Funk Band. Doors open for 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

Sant La Annual Fundraising Reception
Friday, May 2, 7pm – Sun Life Stadium – Club Level, 2269 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens

Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center hosts a celebration of community philanthropy. General admission: $125; sponsored tables: $1,250. For info: call (305) 573-4871 or email

‘Beats After Sunset’ Friday
Friday, May 2, 8PM – 11PM (every first Friday) – Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

The Bass Museum’s Beats After Sunset is a monthly music and happy hour series. Museum members get in free; others pay $10.

Novell NuSoul Series
Saturday, May 3: Networking Mixer 8PM; Show starts 9:30PM – Open Stage Club, 2325 Galiano St, Coral Gables

Enjoy live soul, R&B, pop, funk, jazz, and live performances and a special red carpet and meet & greet with the cast of the stage play “Where Do We Go From Here.” Free before 9pm; $10 entry after 9pm.

4th Annual Strike for a Cure Against Kidney Disease
Saturday, May 3, 6PM – 9PM – Strikers Bowling Alley, 8500 NW 44th St, Lauderhill

The Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Health Committee has taken the initiative to combat Kidney Disease in a bowling tournament with proceeds benefiting The American Kidney Fund. The event is open to the public. Tournament fees are $25 for adults and $20 for children and includes: 2 hours of bowling, bowling shoes, food, soft drinks, charitable contribution to benefit kidney disease, and souvenir T-shirt (while supplies last). Tickets available at For additional information, please contact Soror Margaretta Kearson at

2nd Annual All White Yacht Party
Saturday, May 3, boarding 5:30PM – Hyatt Hotel Dock, 400 SE 2nd Ave

Hosted by Jill Tracy of Hot 105, kick off your Cinco de Mayo weekend aboard the luxurious South Beach Lady Yacht with music by DJ Self Born and DJ Scoobz. Presented by LIV Alive Social Group and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Miami Chapter. Tickets starting at $75 and available online at



Weekly Events

The Bohemian Room Lyricist Lounge
Every Wednesday, 8PM – 12AM – Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Miami

Presented by B Side Entertainment, enjoy the weekly open mic and poetry night with music by DJ Fly Guy. $10 cover. Info:

Beats-N-Rhymes Fridays
Every Friday, 10PM – 4AM – The Stage Miami, 170 NE 38th St., Miami

Weekly Friday night staple with good music, drinks specials, a chill vibe, and a hot venue. Music by Selfborn and DJ Heron. $10 entry and $5 drinks before midnight.

FLOW FRIDAYS Live Music & Poetry Dinner Party
Every Friday, 8PM – 1AM – Piano Hollywood at Seminole Hard Rock, 5805 Seminole Way, Ft. Lauderdale

Presented by B Side Entertainment, enjoy live music and open mic. $10 cover with ladies $5 before 9PM

Selectah Sundays
Every Sunday, 10PM until – Will Call Miami, 700 NE 2nd Ave, Miami

Sunday night lounge vibe with music by DJ Heron and DJ Self Born. Free admission.