There’s always something to do in The MIA. Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Miami this week.
1. BLACKTECH WEEK
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00 p.m.
BlackTech Week is a minority centric, ecosystem building festival based in Miami. The week partners with founders, corporations, and the community to create a valuable six-day national experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and techies of every kind. BlackTech Week is a must attend for all techies and coders of color! Learn more HERE.
2. 4TH ANNUAL BLACK EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FLCC will once again be hosting the highly anticipated, 4th Annual Black Empowerment Summit. The focus of the summit is the celebration of the beauty, diversity, and ingenuity of Black people all around the world while encouraging everyone to own their African ancestry and be “Black Out Loud”. There will be tons of giveaways and an ending discussion with Dr. Claud Anderson. Learn more HERE.
3. OLCDC BUSINESS FUND LAUNCH
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join OLCDC for the launch of the Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation Business Fund! A community-based, mission-driven small business development initiative funded in partnership with J.P Morgan Chase, the OLCDC Business Fund serves small businesses in Opa-Locka, Miami Gardens, Liberty City and neighboring communities in North Miami-Dade. Through this program, small businesses and entrepreneurs can access capital, technical assistance and other support services which equips them for success. Learn more HERE.
4. DINNER WITH BOBBY SEALE
Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
Join an award-winning Black chef for a multi-course meal with Mr. Bobby Seale, co-founder, and Chairman of the Black Panther Party (BPP). Mr. Seale was an important leader of the Black Power movement through his unwavering commitment to the eradication of poverty, violence, and intolerance. At 81, Mr. Seale is continuing the fight through his unwavering work in STEM, Justice, and Race Relations. Panther weekend is nothing without hearing from the original Black Panther himself. Limited tickets available. Learn more HERE.
5. BLACK LOVE SOUTH FLORIDA
Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Partake in the melanin movement of love, Black Love South Florida. Prepare to embark on a conversational journey which stretches from “singlehood” to marriage and all that falls in between. Let’s get REAL about the Power and Pressures of Black Love! Learn more HERE.
6. DVSN MORNING AFTER WORLD TOUR
Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
After the highly successful release of their sophomore album, Morning After, DVSN is taking their talents around the world! Enjoy the melodic sounds of the producer/vocalist duo at Revolution Live for a pre-Valentine’s Day show. Whether you’re single or taken, “Don’t Choose” to be anywhere else but at this show! Learn more HERE.
7. EGBE FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come along on a cultural journey at the 1st annual Egbe Festival being held at the Historic Virginia Key Beach. The Egbe Orisa Traditional Arts’N Cultural Festival aims to heighten, enrich, cultivate the African culture to the community via Live Entertainment, Delightful Cuisine, Designer Fashion(s). Come and interact with royal and distinguished leaders from all over Africa. With South Florida being home to one of the largest Caribbean diaspora populations in North America and deep seeded roots in African Heritage, the Egbe Festival is just what the people need during Black History Month. Learn more HERE.
8. SOLA RUM, FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sip, taste, and stroll under the stars at the SoLa Rum, Food, & Wine Festival. The Festival will showcase wine, rum and food pairings in a beautiful outdoor environment located in the center of it all, the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. The Festival highlights the best of Lauderhill: live entertainment, multicultural tapas style food, delectable wines and samples of Caribbean & Latin rums. Enjoy all the delights that your South Florida backyard has to offer. Learn more HERE.
9. OVERTOWN LANDMARK BIKE TOUR
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dade Heritage Trust, with partners Green Mobility Network and Brickell Bikes, invite you to join in on a bike tour exploring urban Miami. The neighborhood of Overtown has an amazing history, once being the home to prominent African Americans in Miami but is now rapidly being gentrified. Enjoy the historic sites that Overtown still has to offer, such as the Lyric Theater, the Black Police Precinct Museum and more. Learn more HERE.
10. CIRQUE DU AFRIQUE
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Keeping the celebration of everything Black going during Black History Month. The Diaspora presents to you Cirque Du Afrique. Dance, drink and experience all things culturally of the African Diaspora. Held at the stunning, Heart Nightclub, allow the Afro-Caribbean vibes to provide you with the ultimate party experience. Learn more HERE.
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