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Miami Soul weekend guide: Day la Soul 90’s Jam, Girl Power Gospel Brunch, Big Night in Little Haiti and more

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First Friday Happy Hour

Friday, November 4, 5PM – 2AM – Omega Activity Center, 15600 NW 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens

The gentleman of the Omega Psi Phi Sigma Alpha Chapter presents a first Friday happy hour hosted by Chico The Virgo” of Hot 105.

Lyric Live

Friday, November 4, 8PM – 11PM – Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami

The Black Archives presents season three of Miami’s best amateur night showcase hosted by comedian Chello and with plenty of talent, laughs, and fun. At this Apollo style showcase, the audience decides who’s got the talent and who’s got to go. Cheer on your favorite performers and dance along with the Lyric Live Junkanoo as contestants take the historic stage to compete for the grand prize. Tickets are $10 and available at

First Fridays

Friday, November 4, 10PM – 3AM – 1st Klass, 9940 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines

Urban Miami hosts their monthly 1st Fridays party with music by DJ Tarique. Free admission for November birthdays.

Big Night in Little Haiti

Saturday, November 5, 5PM – 11PM – Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr

Big Night in Little Haiti returns as an annual festival featuring legendary voudou-rock and roots band RAM, Paul Beaubrun, Voudou Lakay, Kazak featuring Inez Barlatier, Nancy St Leger Dance Company, Tradisyon Lakou Lakay, Inc. -TLL and so much more. The night closes with a Bal Gede featuring DJ Gardy Girault at 380 Projects next door spinning with his signature raratech accompanied by live percussion, and banda gonaïves dancers. Big Night in Little Haiti is free. The DJ Girault spin session at 380 Projects is $25 and tickets can be purchased at

Day La Soul: 90’s & 2000’s Hip Hop Jam

Saturday, November 5, 4PM – 9PM – E11even Rooftop, 29 NE 11st Miami

SocialXchange hosts its monthly throwback jam with music by DJ Fly Guy, DJ Vybz and DJ Erratic. RSVP at

Gospel in the Gardens Haiti Hurricane Matthew Relief Concert

Saturday, November 5, 11AM – 5PM – Betty T. Ferguson Complex, 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens

The City of Miami Gardens presents a free gospel concert for the entire family and to benefit the Haiti relief efforts. Some of South Florida’s most gifted and talented artists from the African-American and Haitian-American community will perform. Attendees are encouraged to bring dried, non-perishable food, hygenic products, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for children and adults, infant and feminine products, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and clothing to donate to the relief efforts. Free event.

Ali Cultural Arts presents “The Historical Experience”

Saturday, November 5, 12PM – 3PM – 353 Hammondville Rd, Pompano Beach

Ali Cultural Arts celebrates the history of the African-American community in Pompano Beach with a festive day featuring food trucks, guided tours, live cultural performances, interactive kids activities, and the “Art of Community” installation. Following the daytime festivities is “Ali After Hours” featuring music from Paxton Ingram, Pompano’s rising stars Black Civilian, DJ Lil Bear, and hosted by Supa Cindy from 99 JAMZ. Daytime activities are free and the Ali After Hours concert and party is $20. Tickets can be purchased at

African Wardrobe Festival

Saturday, November 5, 1PM – 6PM – Old Dillard Museum, 1009 NW 4th St, Ft Lauderdale

The annual African Wardrobe Festival returns for a day of African fashion, food, music, art, workshops and international speakers. The festival’s mission is to bridge the cultural gap between the African diaspora and the African Americans; to educate, promulgate African history, traditions, and culture by organizing cultural events, festivals, workshops, and talks. It features the finest African clothes, arts & craft and literature. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at

Roots Cultural Festival

Saturday, November 5, 7:30PM – 10PM – Old School Square Crest Theater, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach

The Roots Cultural Festival of Delray Beach presents ‘Tallahassee Nights Live’ with live music featuring some of the best sounds of Jazz, R & B, Soul, Pop, Latin, Country, Rock, HipHop, Dance, Expressed Spoken Words and Hilarious Comedy. The event is hosted by Tallahassee’s Joe Bullard and Black on Black Rhyme’s Keith Rodgers. General admission tickets are $35 and can be purchased at

Girl Power Gospel Brunch Explosion

Sunday, November 6, 2PM – 4:30PM – Beth David Congregation & The Gordon School, 2625 SW 3rd Ave, Miami

Girl Power’s annual bunch will feature musical performances by the Girls’ Choir of Miami and Miami’s own, Maryel Epps. The Gospel Brunch offers a relaxing atmosphere for music lovers to enjoy a sumptuous meal prepared by award-winning culinary architect Chef Irie Spice, while appreciating live, uplifting and soulful music and support Girl Power’s initiatives. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased at

Jack Daniels Uber Tailgate Party

Sunday, November 6, Hard Rock Stadium , 347 Don Shula Dr, Lot 14, Miami Gardens

SocialXchange hosts a tailgate for the Dolphins vs Jets game with reserved group section on the party terrace private deck. Enjoy Jack Daniels cocktails and Jack infused BBQ, music, and games at the tailgate. $65 includes a game ticket and tailgate with food and cocktails include. $10 of every ticket to benefit Jill Tracey’s “Just Us Girls” mentoring group at Florida Memorial University. Parking passes an additional $25. Tickets available at

Women International Film Festival Miami Celebrity Brunch

Sunday, November 6, 11AM – 1:30PM – Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave, Coconut Grove

The 11th Annual WIFF Celebrity Brunch, held on the last day of the festival, gives guests a chance to network, enjoy delectable food and sip mimosas while WIFF presents…”A Conversation With….” An intimate event where you learn more about women making it in the industry in a warm, inviting environment. Brunch tickets are $85 and can be purchased at

Reggae Sundays

Sunday, November 6, 4PM – 12AM – Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St, Wynwood

Kulchak Shock hosts a reggae vibe every Sunday with P Dub & The Predator Dub Assasins performing live this Sunday. No cover.