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Miami Soul: Pre-Jazz in the Gardens weekend guide

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

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Miami-Dade Chamber Mix & Mingle Networking Event

Wednesday, March 18, 6PM – 9PM – Mercedes-Benz of Miami, 1200 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens

Join the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida for a networking event hosted by Mercedes-Benz dealership owner, Trevor Duhaney. Free admission.

The Professional Networking Series

Wednesday, March 18, 6PM – 8:30PM – City Hall the Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd

Every 3rd Wednseday, the Pinnacle Agency presents a networking happy hour for professionals. Admission $10 donation to the Pinnacle Leadership Academy.

Kroma Art Gallery Opening Night Reception

Wednesday, March 18, 6PM – 9PM – Kroma, 3670 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove

The Cheryl Edwards exhibition “Play” opens up with a reception at the black owned gallery, Kroma. The exhibition is a series of work expressing the relationship of form, color, and shapes.

Pre-Jazz in the Gardens Weekend Miami Takeover Party

Friday, March 20, 10PM – 4AM – Briza on the Bay @ The Double Tree Hotel, 1717 N Bayshore Dr, Miami

LIV Alive Social Group and Wylie K & Friends presents a party to kick off your Jazz in the Gardens weekend at a premiere waterfront venue. $15 in advance.

Jazz in the Gardens Rooftop Party

Friday, March 20, 10PM – until – Congress Hotel South Beach, 1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach

Kick off Jazz in the Gardens with a rooftop party on South Beach with music by DJ Silver Foxx. Open bar from 10pm – midnight. Admission $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Tickets online at

Jazz in the Gardens All White Yacht Party

Friday, March 20, 11PM – 4AM – South Beach Lady Yacht Hotel Hyatt Dock, 400 SE 2nd Ave

Miami Nice 2015 presents a pre-Jazz in the Gardens aboard a multi-million dollar 125ft luxury yacht with four levels, VIP areas, and a complimentary light buffet. Boarding at 11:30pm; departs at 12:30pm sharp; and returns at 4am. General admission $60 available online at

SocialXchange Miami Party & Happy Hour

Friday, March 20, 8PM – 2:30AM – TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St, Wynwood

The happy hour and party for young professionals hosts another series hosted by FIU Black Alumni and UM Black Graduate Students. $20 open bar from 8pm – 10pm, and music by DJ Fly Guy. Info at

Big Night in Little Haiti

Friday, March 20 (Every 3rd Friday), 6PM – 10PM – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami

This month’s Big Night in Little Haiti features live performances by Mario Chandel and Rutshelle Guillaume, a new voice in Haitian’s new music scene. Featured in the art gallery is the “I Am A Man” exhibition featuring the work of Miami-based photographers and muralists depicting Black civil protest in the U.S. This event is fun for the entire family with art activities for kids, Haitian cuisine for sale, after party across the street from 10pm to midnight at the Caribbean Marketplace with the late night Moshka Roots live reggae party across the street at 7th Circuit Studios. Free and open to the public.

Miami Soul Sessions

Saturday, March 21, 9PM – 3AM – Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave

Ingrid B and B Side Entertainment presents a monthly live music party Lovers Rock edition featuring local artists and music by A Fly Guy. Admission $10.

Jazz in the Pines with Earnest Walker, Jr.

Sunday, March 22, 8PM – Grand Cafe, 12389 Pembroke Rd, Pembroke Pines

Grand Cafe presents a weekly live jazz session every Sunday. This week features Earnest Walker, Jr. and the NuJazz band. Earnest has opened for the likes of Najee, Jill Scott, Mike Phillips, Musiq Soulchild, and  Kelly Price. No cover.