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Miami Soul weekend guide: Big Bite in Little Haiti, Neo Soul Saturdays, SocialXchange Happy Hour, and more

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Yelp’s Big Bite in Little Haiti

Thursday, September 17, 8PM – 10PM – Little Haiti Cultural center, 212 NE 59 Terr, Miami

Some of the city’s best local restaurants will battle in a culinary clash for who’s got the best bite. Enjoy cocktails, live music, and tasty treats. Free to attend with a suggested $10 donation at the door to benefit Tradisyon Lakou Lakay, a nonprofit organized to culturally and academically educate children, youth and adults in the community, through Haitian art, music, dance and literature.

Big Night in Little Haiti featuring Magnum band

Friday, September 18, 6PM – 9PM – Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

Every third Friday, a diversity of people from Haitian and Caribbean to Hispanic and Caucasian attend Big Night in Little Haiti for a cultural experience featuring live Haitian performances from top acts, arts, and activities for the kids. This month features the popular Magnum Band in concert and DJ Mack spinning between sets. In the art gallery is the Iris Photo Collective Contemporary Photography Exhibition and hands on children’s art activities in the studio hosted by Bass Museum and Positive Impact. Enjoy delicious kernel cuisine for sale from Leela’s Restaurant and a cash bar. This event is always free and is presented by the Rhythm Foundation.

5th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference

Saturday, September 19, 8AM – 4PM – Bahia Mar Resort & Spa, 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale

This annual conference focuses on educating and motivating dynamic women of color to lead more effectively through a day long session featuring A-list leaders and game-changers including Judge Glenda Hatchett; Donise Brown, Director of Corporate Counsel for Starbucks; Miguel Southwell, General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Juliet Murphy Roulhac, Regional Manager for External Affairs for FPL, among others. More info can be found at

An Evening of Jazz

Friday, September 18, Doors open at 6:30PM; Concert starts at 7:30PM – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale

The 5th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference concludes with live a jazz concert by Joey Sommerville & Friends with proceeds benefitting the Women of Color Empowerment Institute. General admission tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at

To Her With Love: A Spoken Word Experience

Friday, September 18, 8PM – Piano Hollywood, 5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood

On The B Side presents an evening of cool vibes, cocktails, and a spoken word experience featuring local poets.

SocialXchange Happy Hour & Party

Friday, September 18, 8PM – 1AM – TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St, Miami

The monthly young professionals happy hour kicks off late in the evening followed by a party that goes on through the night. No cover all night.

Neo Soul Saturdays

Saturday, September 19, 10PM – Lilt Lounge at the Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami

Sultry live music, cocktails, and a lounge atmosphere is the vibe at Lilt Lounge where live jazz and smooth sounds can always be expected. Free entry.

Miami Life Rooftop Pool Party

Saturday, September 19, 3PM – 9PM – Fifty Miami at the Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave

Overlook the gorgeous Miami skyline 50 stories up at the pool party presented by The Majestic Group and 103.5 The Beat, hosted by K. Foxx, and music by DJ Epps. Admission $10.

A Classic Hip Hop Party

Sunday, September 20, 10PM – until – Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave

Expect nothing but the best in pure Hip Hop and spending the night on dance floor with music by A Fly Guy, DJ LS One, and DJ Cuzzin B. Admission $10 in advance.

FLO’etry Sundays featuring HBO Def Poet MRELD

Sunday, September 20, 7PM – 11PM – Piano Hollywood, 5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Ingrid B presents a Love Jones experience with a Kings & Queens of comedy twist featuring HBO Def Poet MRELD and spoken word from local ‘FLOets’.