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Miami Soul weekend guide: Black Coffee Africa Party, Miami Soul Sessions, Mellow Dramatic Mondays, and more

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The Florida Memorial University Jazz Ensemble Monthly Fundraiser

Thursday, January 22, 8PM – 11PM – Piano Hollywood at Hard Rock, 5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Ingrid B and Melton Mustafa Jr presents a live music experience in support of the music program at FAMU.

Black Coffee Miami Debut Africa Party

Friday, January 23, 10PM – 5AM – The Electric Pickle, 2826 N Miami Ave, Wynwood

Black Coffee, an internationally known DJ from Durban, South Africa and respected for his Afropolitan blended house music, makes his Miami debut with an energetic Africa house music party. Black Coffee was nominated for the 2011 MTV Europe Africa, India and Middle East Category for the “Worldwide Act” for his “Africa Rising” album. Tickets are $15-$20 at the door and is expected to sell out. So arrive early.

The Black Life Experience: Soul in the City

Friday, January 23, 6PM – 11PM – African Heritage Cultural Art Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave, Miami

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Centers presents an evening of visual art and live music with sounds & visual light show of DJ TARIQUE and live painting performances. The Amadlozi Gallery opening exhibition, curated by Aramis O’Reilly will premier works featuring national artists, Donovan Crony, Edward Drew, and Miami native, Robert McKnight. The exhibition is free to attend; neo-soul concert tickets are $15. RSVP:

The evening will transition to a live neo-soul concert in the Narcisse Theater at 8pm, where patrons will hear the sounds of rising stars and AHCAC alumni, Courtney Mickens and Nicole Clark. Passed hors d’oeuvres will be served by Northwestern Culinary Academy.

After Five Happy Hour

Friday, January 23, 6PM – 9PM – Tokyo Blue at Ocean Manor Resort, 4040 Galt Ocean Dr, Ft Lauderdale

South Florida Black Professionals Network presents its first 4th Friday happy hour event for professionals. Complimentary cocktail and complimentary appetizers from 6pm – 7pm. $10 in advance; $20 at the door. RSVP:

Miami Soul Sessions

Saturday, January 24, 9PM – 4AM – Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Miami

Ingrid B presents a monthly live music experience and after party featuring local and international singers, musicians, and DJs. Music by A Fly Guy. Admission $10 and complimentary cocktails from 9pm – 10pm.

RonDAYVu Day Party

Sunday, January 25, 5PM – 11PM – Martini Bar Gulfstream, 601 Silks Run, Hallandale

LivAliveSocial hosts its first day party of 2015. Complimentary entry with RSVP before 6pm. More info at

Mellow Dramatic Mondays

Monday, January 26, 8PM – 12AM – The Cabaret South Beach, 233 12th St, Miami Beach

Ingrid B presents an all new Monday night open mic event with poets, singers, and musicians welcomed. $5 cover and $10 drink specials all night.

The Spotlight Spoken Word

Monday, January 26, 6PM – 10:30PM – Moonchine Bistro, 7100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

The Spotlight is the newest poetry, spoken word, and alternative entertainment event with three-for-one drinks from 6pm – 8pm. Show time starts at 8:30pm. Admission $10.