Being Mary Jane tour hits South Florida and other events to kick off the New Year

It’s a brand new year with big expectations and a world of opportunities. You plan on losing weight, eating better, make more money, and be a better you, but before you get all caught up on your New Year’s Resolutions, don’t neglect your social life. We wouldn’t want you to look back at 2014 wishing you lived a little more and enjoyed the fruits of all of your labor. So here’s to the New Year…Noire Miami has you covered on a few upcoming events to check out.


Being Mary Jane Holiday Glam Nail Salon presented by Revlon
Friday, Jan 3, 12pm – 8pm – Westfield Broward, 8000 West Broward Blvd, Plantation (in front of the west dining court entrance between JC Penney and Dillard’s)

If you love BET’s Being Mary Jane featuring Gabrielle Union then you’ll love the Holiday Glam as the tour hits South Florida. Come out for a FREE day of pampering, complimentary manicures, beauty products, prizes, and more. Hosted by Being Mary Jane Beauty Ambassador, Natalie McNeal of The Frugalista Blog.
4th Annual Inspire Many Resolutions Retreat in association with Black Enterprise
Saturday, Jan 4, 10am – 4pm – Global Grille, 301 E Broward Blvd, Ft Lauderdale

Hosted by Casandra “Coach Cass” Roache, start the New Year off with a women’s empowerment retreat that includes a day of a power networking lunch, speakers and experienced business experts, interactive discussions, and peer-to-peer education. Registration $117 and includes lunch and a subscription to Black Enterprise. A portion of the proceeds to go towards building a school in the largest slum in Kibera, Africa. Tickets: 20% off promo code: INSPIRE

Bob Marley Messenger Closing Party
Saturday, Jan 4, 6pm – 9pm – HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St.

Put on your reggae dancin’ shoes and join HistoryMiami to close out the Bob Marley Messenger exhibition! Listen to DJ Waggy T spin a three-hour marathon session of Bob Marley music, Spanish-language reggae tunes from Tony G, and a Marley tribute by award-winning jazz artist Nicole Henry. Witness the creation of a Marley portrait, painted live by street artist Trek6. Enjoy lite bites, refreshments and enter a raffle to win a hotel stay in Jamaica. Cost: $10; RSVP by January 2 to (305) 375-1614 or

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Founders Dinner Party & After Party
Saturday, Jan 4, 8pm – 3am – Tokyo Blue, 4040 Galt Ocean Dr, Ft Lauderdale

Dinner party starts at 8pm; after party starts at 11pm. $10 advance tickets available at 561-305-NUPE (6873). All Kappas free before 11:30pm. For dinner reservations, call Tokyo Blue at (954) 566-2122.

“A Night of Comedy” featuring Degario ” Double D” Turner
Thursday, Jan 9, 8pm – Ft. Lauderdale Improv at the Hard Rock, 5700 Seminole Way, Davie

The Brothers of Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. presents their annual comedy show fundraiser to support the chapter’s initiatives. Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased online at Two drink minimum per person.

5th Annual King of Ribs BBQ Fest
Saturday, Jan 11, 2pm – 6:30pm – Eucalyptus Gardens, 2430 NE 13th Ave, Wilton Manors

Presented by the King of Foods, this annual BBQ fest is a showdown of the best grillmasters around South Florida and includes all types of grilled meat, drinks, and jazz. Admission is $5 and doesn’t include food and beverages. Proceeds to benefit A Beautiful Gate Breast Cancer Support & Resource Center. Tickets available at

Jazz (and a Little Bit of Blues) presented by the Overtown Music Project
Friday, Jan 17, 7pm – 10pm – Jackson Soul Food, 950 NW 3rd Ave

The Overtown Music Project has become a staple in celebrating the music and culture of historic Overtown. The event is a tribute to soul legend Bobby Stringer featuring Joey Gilmore, Mel Dancy, Tree Top, Cina, and more. General admission: $25; VIP tickets $35 and insures front row seats. Prixe fixe dinner $10. Free, secured parking available. Tickets available at: