Things To Do

Miami Soul weekend guide: Rakim performing live, Jamaica Independance party and more

SocialXchange Happy Hour

Friday, August 8, 6:30PM – 11PM – TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St, Miami

SocialXchange returns for another edition of its famous happy hour with a $20 open bar from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, hookah for $25, and food and drink specials throughout the night. Music by A Fly Guy.

Rakim Live

Friday, August 8, 9PM – 3AM – Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Miami

Beats & Rhymes Life Party presents hip-hop legend Rakim live for a legendary performance with music by DJ Heron and DJ Klassik. General admission $25 and tickets can be purchased at

Annual Jamaica Independence Street Dance

Saturday, August 9, 8PM – 3AM – Cafe 27, 4690 US Hwy 27, Weston

Can’t make it to Jamaica ATI this year? No worries…you can get as close to the ATI experience as possible at this annual street dance event featuring music by King Waggy T, Medusa DJs and DJ Dre. Tickets $10.

16th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival

Saturday, August 9, 8PM – 7th Circuit Studios, 228 NE 59th St, Miami

Love world music? Celebrate African music and culture at this annual festival featuring a lineup of local, regional and international acts including headliners Suénalo (Miami), The Resolvers (Deerfield Beach), Morikeba Kouyate (Senegal), the Miami Street Band (Miami), EPHNIKO (Colombia), Tomas Diaz (Cuba), DJ Le Spam (Montreal / Miami) and hosted by Lance-O of Kulcha Shok (Miami). Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at; admission is $15 on the day of show.

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Mingler with New President

Monday, August 11, 6PM – 9PM – MOCA Cafe, 738 NE 125th St, North Miami

Attend a networking event and mingler hosted by the Miami-Dade Chamber’s new President & CEO, Eric Knowles. Free admission. RSVP: