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Black History Month celebrations around Miami

February is Black History Month and there are several festivities honoring the achievements of African-Americans throughout Miami-Dade. Please keep checking this post, as it will be updated frequently.

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The Gaze Africana: An Exhibit of Black Excellence Black History Month exhibition presented by Afrikin Art featuring the works of international black artists and creatives whose work represents black excellence. On display through Feb. 28 at the Scott Galvin Community Center, 1600 NE 126 St., North Miami. Click here for more info. Free.

Heritage Fest 2023: Black Resistance is an afternoon celebrating the African diaspora and their resistance to oppression. Host DJ Nickymix presides over the festivities including a dance workshop, community mural painting, children’s book readings, musical performances and a vendor marketplace. Feb. 4 from 3-7 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Free but RSVP required.

Fantasy Theatre Factory Sensory-Inclusive Performance of “Heroes In My House: A Magical Journey Through Black History Month” about a black student whose school assignment on Black History and conversation in his grandmother’s kitchen result in a magical event. Feb. 4 at noon, Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7 Ave., Miami. Tickets $5 but if that price is an obstacle, free passes can be requested.

Black Excellence Festival family-friendly festival celebrating Black History Month with live performances, games, food trucks and Black-owned businesses selling their wares at the vendor area. Feb. 23 from 4-8 p.m., Somerset Preparatory Academy, 3000 SE 9 St., Homestead. $5 per person. Click here for info and to RSVP. 

Events at MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, 770 NE 125 Street, Miami

Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Stories, a reading of “Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills” by Renee Watson. Participants will learn about the “Queen of Happiness” and make their own Happy Sun with a Polaroid selfie. Free.

Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Conversations at MOCA: The Aesthetic Languages of Haiti in Diaspora moderated by Dickinson College African American and Afro Caribbean visual arts and culture Professor Jerry Philogene with artists Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Mark Fleuridor and Morel Dourcet. Free.

Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. Jazz at MOCA featuring Troy Anderson and The Wonderful World Band paying tribute to Louis Armstrong with their own blend of jazz. Free.

More Miami-Dade events

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Jazz at Jackson

12:00 pm | FREE | Alamo Park

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

The Moth - Miami StorySLAM

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Friday, February 3, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Waxing Gibbous Moon Viewing

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00 | Deering Estate

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

All Day | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Fantasy Theatre Factory Black History Month show

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | $5.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Heroes in My House - sensory inclusive performance

12:00 pm | $5.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Heritage Fest 2023

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Heritage Fest 2022

3:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free symphony Wallcast at SoundScape

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Kids' Graffiti Drawing Class

10:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Sunday Stories

10:30 am to 11:30 am | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, February 6, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Fantasy Theatre Factory Black History Month show
When
February 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
What
Fantasy Theatre Factory Black History Month show
Where
Sandrell Rivers Theater
Cost
$5.00
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When
February 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
What
Heritage Fest 2023
Where
Adrienne Arsht Center
Cost
FREE
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When
February 5, 2023 @ 10:30 am-11:30 am
What
Sunday Stories
Where
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Cost
FREE
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When
February 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
What
Conversations at MOCA
Where
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Cost
FREE
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When
February 23, 2023 @ 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
What
Black Excellence Festival
Where
Somerset Preparatory Academy
Cost
$5.00
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