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Miami Soul Thanksgiving Edition: Jazz at MOCA, Lloyd performing live, Grits and Soul Brunch Series, and more

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

Reggae Mondays

Monday, November 21, 9PM – 3AM – Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach

It’s a weekly Monday reggae night with live reggae beats from 12am – 3am and soca beats spinning in the back room.

The Session Open Mic Night

Tuesday, November 22, 8PM – 12AM – Piano Hollywood, 5806 Seminole Way, Ft Lauderdale

On the B Side hosts a weekly live music open mic night with performances by poets, singers, and musicians. Two for one drink specials until 9pm and food menu available. Complimentary admission before 9pm with RSVP at $10 at the door.

Mary Lane Skate & Bowl

Tuesday, November 22, 9PM – 2AM – Basement Miami at the Edition Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Every Tuesday, the four-lane bowling alley and indoor ice skating rink transforms into a basement vibe with DJ Myke Dilla spinning 80’s, Funk, Disco, and 90’s classic Hip Hop. No cover.

“Tapestry, Vision & Words” Youth Photography Art Exhibit Reception

Tuesday, November 22, 1PM – 4PM – History Miami, 101 W Flagler St, Miami

Urgent, Inc. and History Miami Museum presents a reception for the opening exhibition lead by Pulitzer Prize photojournalist Carl Juste and featuring the works of 16 youth from Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti. The artwork depicts a youthful viewpoint of the complex sociopolitical and economic issues that matter to teens. The reception is FREE and open to the community. RSVP at

Miami Under 40 Happy Hour

Wednesday, November 23, 6PM – 10PM – Marion Miami, 1111 SW 1st Ave, Brickell

Enjoy an evening of young professional networking with happy hour drink specials. Admission $10.

I Can’t Live Without My Radio – Thanksgiving Edition

Wednesday, November 23, 11PM – 5AM – Radio South Beach, 814 1st St, Miami Beach

DJ Fly Guy curates the sounds at a low key bar and hangout spot for those who love classic music of all genres, good cocktails, and great vibes. No cover.

Good Vibes Caribbean Party

Wednesday, November 23, 8PM – 2AM – Brick House, 187 NW 28th St, Wynwood

This weekly Caribbean event blends Afrobeat, Soca, and Dancehall with music by Ryan Sayeed, DJ Sinister, and DJ Steelieback. Free RSVP

Jazz at MOCA featuring Melton Mustafa

Friday, November 25, 8PM – 10PM – Museum of Contemporary Arts, 770 NE 125th St, North Miami

Bring your picnic baskets and lawn chair for jazz under the moonlight with a live performance by The Melton Mustafa Orchestra. Jazz at MOCA features live performances on the last Friday of every month. Free and family friendly event.

Afrobeat Black Affair

Friday, November 25, 10PM – 4AM – Grand Cafe, 12389 Pembroke Rd, Pembroke Pines

African De Luxe presents the monthly international party featuring African beats and Caribbean flavor. General admission $15 and can be purchased at

Thanksgiving Fest with R&B artist Lloyd

Saturday, November 26, 8PM – 2AM – Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St

R&B artist Lloyd will be performing live his hits “Get it Shawty”, “Lay it Down”, “BedRock”, “You”, and “Southside.“ Local band SoulFlo will also be performing. Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased at A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hope for Haiti for Haiti relief efforts.

YOLAH! A Visual Journey Inside Cuba’s African Diaspora – reception

Saturday, November 26, 6PM – 9PM – African Heritage Cultural Arts, 6161 NW 2nd Ave

Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE) hosts an opening reception for the photographic exhibition showcasing Cuba’s youthful African Diaspora produced by emerging visual artist LeRoy Hazzard. Featured is also a Celia Cruz memorabilia exhibition presented by The Celia Cruz Legacy Foundation and works by visual artist Saddi Khali. Free admission.

Grits and Soul Brunch Series

Sunday, November 27, 12PM – 5PM – 1st Klass Cafe, 9940 Pines Blvd, Hollywood

Chef Dee hosts a monthly live music brunch series featuring a homestyle southern buffet soul food brunch, bottomless mimosas, and live music. Brunch is $29.99, and tickets can be purchased at