Noire Miami weekend guide: Natural Hair Expo, Nicole Henry Holiday Concert, Black Male Revisited, and more

I know you’re just now recovering from the craziness of Art Basel, but in case you haven’t gotten enough of all of the Art Basel partying and hobnobbing, here are some things to add to your calendar for this weekend. Another option is to sit at home and miss out on this gorgeous relaxing weather.

Second Saturdays Art Walk in Wynwood and Midtown
Saturday, Dec 14, the crowd is the best from 7pm – 10pm

Last year’s Art Basel coincided with Second Saturdays. You can imagine how crazy that was. This year we get to spread it out over two weeks. If you’ve never enjoyed the eclectic vibe of Art Walk, then this is your last chance to do so this year. Stroll from gallery to gallery, some of which offer music and wine, and also dine out the local eateries or food trucks.


Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Free Second Saturdays presented by Target
Saturday, Dec 14, 1pm – 4pm – 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

With the grand opening during Art Basel, PAMM kicks off its free monthly program with art-making, family friendly tours, and music. Hear “First Beat” an original performance created just for PAMM: 12 female drummers from Miami and beyond stationed throughout the building playing a composition orchestrated by Mindy Abovitz founder and publisher of Tom Tom magazine.

Free and open to the public.


Nicole Henry’s “A Joyful Sound” Holiday Concert benefiting the Miami Children’s Initiative
Saturday, Dec 14, 8pm, VIP Reception 6pm – Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach

$45 reserved ticket, $125 VIP ticket (includes premium seating, pre-concert hors d’oeuvres, open bar)
Tickets:,, or call (800) 745-3000


11th Annual South Florida Natural Hair, Beauty, and Wellness Expo
Sunday, Dec 15, 11am – 8pm – Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami

Presented by Natural Trendsetters in association with Simply Natural Organicals Products, the expo will include hair, beauty and wellness workshops, product sampling, vendor booths, live hair demonstrations as well as expert panels. The event will also feature a live hair competition of barber battles, stylist showcases, natural hair wars and fantasy feuds with special musical performances.

Open to the public. Admission to the exposition is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Save the Twins Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, prevention and treatment of breast cancer in both men and women.



A Special Screening of Keeping it On
Saturday Dec. 14, 12pm 3pm – Camillus House, 1603 NW 7th Ave, 3rd Floor Community Room

From the creators of URGENT Inc.’s, She Kept the Bra On! Chronicles of a Teenage Love Affair, comes a new short film, Keeping it On, that compellingly explores the issues of teen dating, love, fear, and hope. Filmed in Miami’s Overtown, Director James Jalen Acosta weaves an intense, comical and real world tale on how teens navigate the complexities of family life, relationships, and community pressures. Keeping it On will not only engage but open the door to having tough conversations around defining healthy and unhealthy teen dating relationships.

Activities include an interactive workshop about healthy teen dating, knowing the warning signs of abuse, community dialogue and panel discussion after the film. Who should attend: students in grades 6-12, parents, youth service professionals and the community.

FREE & open to the public

Special Guests: Keynote by School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall
Panelists: Ericka Cordova, Mi Lola; Carolyn Lordeus, Safe Outlet, Inc.; Tanisha Fleming, Keeping it On; Dr. Lillian Cooper, The Links- Miami, Biscayne Bay Chapter


BLACK MALE REVISITED: Revenge of The New Negro 
Dec 13 – 22 at the Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores

Part visual installation, part live performance spectacle, this original work by NY multi-disciplinary artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko creates a platform for audiences to reconsider their impressions of the black male body in the arts.

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The Red Thread by Stephanie Ansin & Fernando Calzadilla
Tues – Sun through Dec. 22, 2013
Winter Break Mini-Camp
Dec 26, 27 & 30 – 
9am – 4pm
$120 for three days
Ages 6 – 12
MTCfilm/O Cinema
The Prime Ministers
Dec 12 – 15