Noire Miami weekend guide: Meet Me in Miami Week featuring Cynthia Bailey and Sarah Jakes, Power 100 weekend, and more

Meet Me in Miami Week
Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 18 – W Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Jambalaya Media Group and Jones Magazine kick off Miami Fashion Week with “Meet Me in Miami,” a four-day event filled with fashion, high powered beauty, shopping excursions, exclusive trunk shows, fabulous spa treatments, and behind the scenes VIP events. Special invited guest include: Cynthia Bailey, CEO of the Bailey Agency and School of Fashion and Star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta; Sarah Jakes, author and daughter of Bishop TD Jakes; Bevy Smith of Bravo’s Fashion Queens, and more. $99 VIP access includes workshops, cocktails, brunch, and behind the scenes VIP access to Miami Fashion Week. Buy 1 day pass for $50, and receive 1 free pass. Full event schedule at:

Friday, May 16

4PM – 5PM – Hour of Power Inspiration with Sarah Jakes
Author Sarah Jakes shares with us, how she found hope through the detours of life. Book signing to follow for her new book “Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life.”

6:45PM – 10PM – Jones Magazine presents “Emerge” Fashion Show hosted by Cynthia Bailey


Saturday, May 17

12PM – 1:30PM – “Fashion Infusion” Trunk Show W Penthouse Suite
This is a private viewing of emerging designer’s one of a kind garments. You will gain fashion tips on how to accessorize and interchange pieces from top stylists. Attendees can purchase one of kind designs before they hit the racks.

3PM – 4PM – Healthy Happy Hair
A happy hour of Q &A about hair, styling techniques, products, and hair extensions sponsored by Organic Root Stimulator and featuring celebrity stylists.

5PM – 6:30PM – High Tea with Brenda Hill

Book launch party in the penthouse suite for Brenda Hill, vision surrogate who has received training from Oprah Winfrey’s life coach expert, Dr. Martha Beck, and is launching a reality television show in the future.


Sunday, May 18

10:30AM – 1PM – Royale Brunch “A Day of Inspiration”
A day infused with inspiration and motivation hosted by Bevy Smith. Lunch provided by celebrity chef, Chef Wendell.



Legacy Magazine Power 10th Anniversary Weekend: Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business & Industry
Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18 – Bonaventure Resort & Spa, 250 Racquet Club Rd, Weston

Join Legacy Magazine and South Florida’s black affluencers and influencers for a weekend of celebration, networking, and fun. For info, call (305) 576-3790.

Friday, May 16, 8PM – until – The Power 100 Poolside Party & Welcome Reception
with the honorees and South Florida’s most powerful black professionals. Admission: $25

Saturday, May 17, 7AM – 2PM
– Enjoy a day of golf, one on one executive coaching asset and wealth management, health and fitness workshop, and wellness/spa.

Saturday, May 17 – Awards Dinner & Black Tie Gala for Most Powerful Black Professionals in Miami and Broward
7PM cocktail hour; 8PM awards dinner; 10PM – 12AM dancing


Other Weekend Events:

Big Night in Little Haiti
Friday, May 16 (every 3rd Friday), 6pm – 10pm – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

In celebration of Haitian Heritage Month, this month’s Big Night in Little Haiti features roots music legend Boukman Eksperyans in concert in addition to The Hacchi Haitian Folklore Dance Ensemble, DJ Mack, and a close out march with Rara Lakay. In the gallery: Haiti by Design presented with Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance. In the studio: art activities for kids hosted by Positive Impact Foundation and Bass Museum of Art. In the plaza enjoy delicious (and healthy) kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Restaurant, ice cold Prestige Beer, rhum auricle from Clairin, and more. After show party is across the street at 7th Circuit Studios with Moksha Roots Live and a special set by Jude Papaloko Thegenus.

3rd Friday “Remix” Miami Inspiration Jazz Happy Hour
Friday, May 16, 6PM – 11PM – MOCA Cafe, 738 NE 125th St, North Miami

Monthly gospel/inspirational jazz happy hour featuring house band, Kingdom G, live music performances, soft R&B, and comedy by comedian Larry Dogg. Comedy begins at 8:30pm. Cover $10 before 8pm, $15 after 8pm.

16th Annual Haitian Compas Festival
Saturday, May 17, 3PM – 1AM, Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens

Celebration Haitian Heritage Month at this annual mega music fest featuring top Haitian artists Zenglen, Kreyol La, Carimi, T-Vice, and more. General admission $40 in advance and $80 VIP. Tickets available at

Sunday, May 18, 5PM – 12AM – Seven, 28 NE 40th St, Miami

Kicking off a brand new day party with a 90’s vibe at a new indoor/outdoor venue. Music by Renaissance Disco & Friends.