There’s always something to do in The Magic City! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Miami this week.
1. SALON SERIES: WOMEN AND WORDS
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Championing the female voice this National Poetry Month, YoungArts’ signature Salon Series presents “Women and Words” in collaboration with O, Miami Poetry Festival. The intimate conversation honors women in literary arts and will feature award-winning poet, language activist, and educator Natalie Diaz, with YoungArts alumna and poet Delali Ayivor. Tickets include complimentary drinks and snacks. Learn more here.
2. BLACKTECH PRESENTS: FIRESIDE CHAT
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join the BlackTech team for this week’s Fireside Chat with Marlon Nichols, co-founder of Cross Culture Ventures, and Diishan Imira, founder of Mayvenn, at Bar Works. Marlon and Diishan will share insights on their careers and varying expertise. This event is a part of our weekly fireside chat series of Code Fever and BlackTech Week’s first-of-its-kind VC in Residence program, where America’s top VC’s spend a month in Miami advising and guiding Black, Latin, and Caribbean entrepreneurs. Learn more here.
3. LIES BOYS II MEN TOLD ME
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Listen to the smooth ballads of the 90’s at the Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Bar. Master of Ceremonies, Arsimmer McCoy-Early, leads you through a night of love, loss, and power love hour jams. 90’s R&B has almost disappeared from pop culture and this is an opportunity for millennials to express their frustration with the less-than-sensual dating climate of Dade County. Learn more here.
4. POWER UP: WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join them for a day of information and inspiration at South Florida’s premiere women’s leadership event. The FIU Business Women’s Leadership Summit is the ideal opportunity to reignite your career and connect with other professional women who share your vision and drive. This extraordinary day offers something for women of all ages and at all career stages with topics that matter. Learn more here.
5. WYNWOOD LIFE
Friday, April 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – until
Wynwood Life is back and packed with everything that Miami loves. There are so many great features to check out like the Back Alley where top street artists are painting live, 20 bands at the Live Music Stage, or the Art House pop-up gallery curated by Wynwood’s Finest. You and your crew can peruse over 150 arts & crafts vendors or eat at one of South Florida’s top food trucks. Learn more here.
6. KAYA FEST
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Kaya Fest is an all day star-filled musical event that focuses on creating public awareness for the cannabis plant. Kaya Fest will also be hosting a free symposium on April 21st featuring a panel of experts in the field of medical and industrial cannabis. Performances include The Marley Brothers, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and more. Learn more here.
7. RECORD STORE DAY
Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 11:55 p.m.
It’s the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day and Sweat Records is celebrating with a full day of vinyl worship and musical delights. It’s all free to the public to thank everyone for another year. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. featuring local vinyl DJs all day. Learn more here.
8. MOONLIGHT CELEBRATON: HONORING BARRY AND TERELL
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
You are invited to a celebration event in honor of Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, creators of the award-winning film Moonlight, at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. The 0utdoor stage presentation is free and open to the general public at noon, immediately followed by a panel discussion with the Moonlight cast, and closing with a free showing of the movie. Learn more here.
9. AFRO DINNER SERIES
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Chef Cleophus Hethington presents “Afro Dinner SerIes”, which is a tasting menu style dining experience that shines a light on African influences in food and culture around the world. It’s an opportunity for people to taste the culinary history behind dishes and ingredients that may be common to some and foreign to others. They have a backstory that isn’t credited enough and this event will do that. Learn more here.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Miami’s biggest Caribbean Art & Food Festival, WYNcarib is back! The official after party for Kaya Festival features sounds by Eccentrix Sound and Disco Neil, hosted by Silent Addy. Great food, music, and beautiful people are a promise. Learn more here.
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