Noire Miami weekend guide: Mike Epps Comedy Show, Delta Sigma Theta Red Shoe Affair, and more

Destination Fridays: “Springtime in Paris”
Friday, April 4, 6:30PM – 9:30PM – African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale

Springtime in Paris is the third in a series of destination-themed after hours events highlighting the glamour of Paris through food and wine and specialty drinks plus fun, fashion, and dancing. Guests encouraged to dress in french vogue. In February and March the library celebrated Mardi Gras and South Africa as Destination Friday events. Tickets $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at 

Heinekan TransAtlantic Festival
Saturday, April 5, 6PM – 11PM – North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Love world music and culture? Attend the Rhythm Foundation’s two-day Heinekan TransAtlantic Festival presenting more than 500 concerts, events and festivals by established and innovative artists from around the world. Artists featured include: Bombino from Niger, The Courtney John Project hailing from Jamaica, Afrobeta, and more. Tickets and info:

A Jazzy Evening with Vivian Sessoms
Saturday, April 5, 8PM – WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way, Miami

Miami’s 88.9 WDNA jazz station hosts an evening of live music as part of its weekly music series with soulful singer and New York native Vivian Sessoms who got her start doing backup work with artists like Stevie Wonder, P. Diddy, Michael Jackson, and Sinead O’Connor. Tickets are $15 for WDNA members and $25 for general admission. Reservations required at (305) 662-8889.

Mike Epps: After Dark Tour
Saturday, April 5, 10PM – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Comedian/actor Mike Epps brings his national comedy tour to Miami for a night of laughter at the South Beach Comedy Festival. Tickets starting at $39.75 and available at

Peter London Global Dance Company “Emerging Choreographers Showcase”
Saturday, April 5, 7:30PM – 9PM – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

The First Annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase & Fundrasier honors Victoria London, Honorary Consul of Romania, and Joan Peven Smith, Member of Funding Arts Network (FAN). The performance features GLOBALPREMIERE WORKS BY: Armando Gonzalez (Geneva Ballet, Switzerland), Lazaro Godoy (Bern Ballet, Switzerland), Christopher Rudd (former dancer with Grand Ballet Canadien de Montreal, North Carolina Ballet, and Harlem Choreographic Fellowship), and Peter London (distinguished Professor, Miami -Dade College/New World School of the Arts and former dancer with The Martha Graham Dance Company and Jose Limon Dance Company). General performance tickets are $35 for groups of 10 or more or single tickets at $50 each. The Greater Miami Chapter of The Links, Inc hosts a VIP reception from 6PM – 7PM for $75 to include the performance. The Talk With Choreographers is from 7PM – 7:20PM. Tickets available at

Delta Sigma Theta 5th Annual Red Shoe Affair 
Sunday, April 6, 2:30 – Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar

The South Broward Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. is celebrating the five years of the Red Shoe, their signature fundraiser that supports the SBAC Scholarship Fund. This year’s Red Shoe Affair features a Red Show Walk the Runway contest, People’s Choice Award, Women’s Shoe Drive, and a talent showcase. Attire: Red shoes Tickets: $45 Buffet reception ticket; $70 VIP Diva includes reserved seating, buffet reception ticket, and 40 gift basket raffle tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at