Miami Soul – your ultimate source for places to go, people to see, and things to do in the black social scene. Check out this week’s weekend guide from Miami Soul. For a list of weekly reoccurring events, check out miami.com/miami-soul.
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Wednesday, February 11, 8PM – The Villa Bar & Lounge, 19501 NW 2nd Ave, North Miami Beach
Miss Universe Jamaica 2012, Chantal Zaky, hosts this month’s live music and open mic event hosted on the 11th of every month. The event is also a fundraiser for Trench Town For Life, a program raising funds to build a new library in Boys Town School in Kingston, Jamaica to help inspire the youth to read.
Opening Reception for Purvis Young Exhibit at MOCA
Thursday, February 12, 6PM – 9PM – Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), 770 NE 125th St, North Miami
Exhibit open February 12 – March 12
The open reception, “The Art of Purvis Young,” co-sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Multi-Cultural Division kicks off the exhibition of the self-taught acclaimed Overtown artist, Purvis Young titled “Under the Bridge, Beyond the Beach and Above the Muck: The Art of Purvis Young.” Admission $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and complimentary to MOCA members and North Miami residents. Following the reception is the City’s Spiritual Explosion NoMi Musical Nights concert at the MOCA Plaza from 7-9 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Miguel Live on Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 14, 10PM – Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Ave
Miguel is performing live poolside at the Delano followed by an after party hosted by Miguel at the FDR at Delano and a three course dinner available at Bianca at Delano. For reservations: (305) 924-4071 or migueldelano.nightout.com.
Jazz & Love Concert
Saturday, February 14, 6PM – Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day evening of jazz featuring performances by Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Pieces of a Dream, and Shelea Frazier. Tickets available at jazzandlove.com/tickets.
22nd Annual 9 Mile Music Festival
Saturday, February 14, 12:30PM – Miami Dade County Fairgrounds, 10901 SW 24th St, Miami
Jamrock to the annual reggae music festival featuring live performances by Stephen, Damian, Julian, and Jo Mersa Marley; Carleton, Tanya Stephens, and more. Tickets available at 9milemusicfestival.com.
Chicago Style Steppin’ Class
Saturday, February 14, 12PM – 1:30PM – African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave, Miami
Learn how to step with a free Valentine’s Day session. More sessions are available every Saturday for $10 per class. RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/step-in-the-name-of-love-valentines-day-free-class-tickets-15673268167?
Miami Soul Sessions
Sunday, February 15, 9PM – 3AM – Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave
Ingrid B and B Side Entertainment presents a live music party Lovers Rock edition featuring local artists and music by A Fly Guy. Admission $10.