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Miami Soul weekend guide: Jill Scott’s Words & Sounds, Slick Rick live, Uptown Avenue 7 Art Bazaar, and more

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Jill Scott’s Words & Sounds

Friday, November 11, 8PM – North Miami Beach Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater, 17011 NE 19th Ave, North Miami Beach

The sultry Jill Scott stops in Miami on her Words & Sounds tour to guest host and perform in her own Spoken Word for a night of poetry and soulful vibes. Featured national and local spoken word artists include Georgia Me, Red Writing Hood, Abyss, Bertrand Boyd, M’Reld Green, Red Storm, and more. The event will also be in in honor of Miami’s poetry legged, Will Da Real One. Admission is $40, and tickets can be purchased at

Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience

Saturday, November 12, 7PM – 12PM – Calder Casino, 21001 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens

Councilwoman Lisa Davis presents the City of Gardens’ second annual foodie event hosted by actor Lamman Rucker and featuring celebrity chefs G. Garvin and Harlem’s Marcus Samuelsson in addition to local chefs. Enjoy an all-inclusive food experience with exotic wines and an elegant cultural evening. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at

Uptown Avenue 7 Art Bazaar

Saturday, November 12, 2PM – 7PM – Arcola Lakes Library Plaza, 8240 NW 7th Ave, Miami

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime, the Uptown Avenue 7 Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), and the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE) presents a cultural bazaar featuring a day of visual art, entertainment, vendors, and cuisine to promote the CRA’s mission iwork, ishop, iplay. Bring your own lawn chairs to enjoy 32 local visual artists, live musical performances, and food trucks. MUCE’s pop-up pallet exhibition will featuring the work of emerging and seasoned visual artists who represent the urban voices of Miami’s heritage neighborhoods. Also enjoy a silent disco presented by Silent Revolution, a vintage car exhibition by Ted Vernon’s Classic Cars, an expo of businesses located in the 7th Avenue Corridor, an enchanted garden and culinary experience hosted by Miami North Western Senior High Culinary Academy, and a kid zone with interactive art stations and reading fun hosted by Arcola Lakes Branch Library. Free admission and open to the entire family.

Slick Rick Live at Rec Room

Saturday, November 12, 11PM – 2AM – Rec Room at the Gale Hotel, 1690 Collins Ave

Rec Room celebrates their fourth anniversary with an epic performance by Hip Hop veteran Slick Rick at this basement style lounge. No cover and admission is on a first come first serve. RSVP at

A SophistiAKAted Day Soiree

Saturday, November 12, 3PM – 7PM – Martini Bar at Gulfstream Park, 601 Silks Run, Hallandale

The ladies of Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents a day party fundraiser in support of transformational community service programming throughout South Florida. Admission is $35 in advance; $45 at the door and can be purchased at

Afro Fusion Miami

Saturday, November 12, 10PM – 4AM – Grand Cafe, 12389 Pembroke Rd, Pembroke Pines

African de Luxe hosts an international party wth international DJs spinning Afro beats, dancehall, and more. Free until 11pm with RSVP at

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Sunday, November 13, 10AM – 11PM – Markham Park, 16001 W State Rd 84, Sunrise

The annual celebration of Caribbean cuisine and culture returns with plenty of food to feast on in addition to live performance from Shaggy, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Ikaya, ZekeDon, King Banton, and more. General admission tickets are $30 and $35 at the gate. Kids 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at

Ankara Delights Pop-up Shop

Sunday, November 13, 2PM – 9PM – The Arts & Recreation Center, 675 Ali Baba Ave, Opa-locka

Shop African fashion, apparel, and home decor at this pop-up shop presented by Ankara Miami. Vendors will include fabric, headwraps, apparel, accessories, handbags, and skin care. Free RSVP at

Beyond Brunch Sundays

Sunday, November 13, 11AM – 4PM – Cafe Iguana Pines, 8358 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines

Liv Alive Social Group hosts a day party and a $35 unlimited brunch with bottomless mimosas, live music, and drink specials.