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.
Beats After Sunset
Friday, April 3, 8PM – 11PM – Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
The monthly art and cocktails event features music, art, and cocktails. Admission $10 or free for members of the museum.
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Friday, April 3, 8PM – 11PM – The Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave
Miami’s own amateur night showcase hosted by comedian Chello returns for second two with twice the talent, twice the laughs, and twice the fun. Live performances are featured and the audience decides who’s got the talent and who’s go to go. Tickets start at $15, and available online at eventbrite.com/e/lyric-live-the-historic-lyric-theater-tickets-16105151943?.
R&B Love Fest
Saturday, April 4, Doors open at 6PM; Showtime 7PM – Bank United at University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Dr, Coral Gables
The kings of R&B – K.C. & JoJo, Bell Biv Devoe, Keith Sweat, and El Debarge hit the stage live for an evening of an evening of real R&B classics. Tickets online at ticketmaster.com/rb-love-fest-2015-coral-gables-florida-04-04-2015/event/0D004D8C1E1707B3?artistid=736235
Cat’s Corner: A Jazz-Fusion Experience
Saturday, April 4, 7PM – 11PM – 5925 NE 2nd Ave, Miami
Enjoy an evening of live sultry jazz and a night of entertainment featuring local music by Carole Ann Taylor, Danny Mixon on bass, Curtis Lundy on the keys, and more. Free drinks. $10 suggested donation.
Yolanda Adams live at Reclaim the Dream Candlelight Memorial
Saturday, April 4, 6PM – 8PM – Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1140 NW 62nd St, Miami
The Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation hosts their 12th annual memorial service and gospel concert featuring a live performance by Grammy award-winning gospel artist, Yolanda Adams. The event kicks off with a Unity March followed by the gospel concert. Free RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/reclaim-the-dream-candlelight-memorial-gospel-concert-tickets-16230607183?
Live Jazz featuring Nicole Kidd Quartet
Saturday, April 4, 10PM – Lilt Lounge, 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami
The live music series at Lilt Lounge features jazz and smooth R&B. Born and raised in Miami Beach with a Jamaican background, Nicole was exposed to many different cultures which is translated in her music. Nicole has also performed with Gloria Estefan and Michael Buble. Free entry.
SunTrust Jazz Brunch at Las Olas Riverfront
Sunday, April 5, 11AM – 2PM – 300 SW 1st Ave, Ft. Lauderdale
Bring out your lawn chair and picnic basket for this monthly first Sunday outdoor jazz brunch featuring live music from local jazz artists. Free.
Talib Kweli Live DJ Set
Sunday, April 5, 5PM – 11PM – Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1st Ave, Miami
Old School Hip Hop artist Monie Love hosts a live spin session by Talib Kweli. Get there early for a free BBQ. No cover.
Ricky Derae’s Gospel Easter Celebration
Sunday, April 5, 5PM – War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St, Ft. Lauderdale
The celebration features The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC’s, Cantons, Lil Roy, Five Singing Stars, and Second Chapter. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 954-828-5380, at War Memorial Auditorium, Ticketmaster, WMBM Radio Station, Betty’s Soul Food Restaurants, and Clark & Norris Home of Funerals.
Sunday Reggae Sessions
Sunday, April 5, 11AM – 4PM – Sole on the Beach, 17315 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach
Live performances by Reggae sensations Junior Jazz & Bradley Brown + DJ Mark Gorbulew. Free.