Friday, Aug. 6
Gyptian: The reggae artist performs at the Ten Palms Restaurant at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, 901 S. Federal Hwy. in Hallandale Beach. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance. For more information, please call 954-709-2261.
African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida: Delou Africa, Inc. hosts its first African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212-260 N.E. 59th Terr. in Miami, from Aug. 6 through 8. Festival activities include dance, drum, song and yoga workshops and prices are $10 – $20. For more information, please call 305-978-3866 or visit www.delouafrica.com.
Jimmy Cliff: The legendary reggae icon, music pioneer, Grammy Award winner, and recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will perform for one night only on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. For the first time in nearly 20 years, Cliff returns to Florida, performing his greatest hits plus new tunes from his latest album, Existence. Tickets go on sale to Arsht Center members on Aug. 6, and to the general public on Aug. 13. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling 305-949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
Back-to-school immunizations: The Broward County Health Department will offer free immunizations for children of all ages (up to 18) during the month of August. A complete list of locations, dates and times is available at www.browardCHD.org. To avoid the long lines associated with back-to-school events, parents and guardians are encouraged to visit one of the immunization outreach locations. During the weeks of Aug. 16-20 and Aug. 23-27, the Broward County Health Department will offer childhood immunizations at Pompano Beach Middle School, Morton Activity Center, Washington Park & Community Center and E. Pat Larkin Community Center locations only. For more information, call the Broward County Health Department’s Immunization Outreach Office at 954-467-4856 or log onto www.browardCHD.org.
Saturday, Aug. 7
AileyCamp Miami: The culminating presentation of the six week long program will feature ballet, jazz, modern and West African dance performed by AileyCampers ages 11-14. Using dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, creative expression and imagination, AileyCamp at the Arsht Center is offered in partnership with the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. The show takes place at 7 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall. For more information, please visit www.arshtcenter.org or call 786-468-2000
Tangerines and Love Songs: Local artist Tosi Brooks performs a retrospective of music, poetry and literature at the African Bookstore, 3600 West Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, please call 305-305-7254.
Back-2-School Summer Splash: The Carrie Meek Foundation, in partnership with The Portrait of Empowerment, presents the 2nd annual Back-2-School Summer Splash at the Opa-locka Airport, 14201 NW 42nd Ave. in Opa-locka. The event, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., is free and will feature portable rock-climbing walls, jumper systems, bounce houses and small, mechanical rides. The foundation will give out about 1,500 book bags filled with school supplies. There will also be free HIV tests, immunization shots, fingerprinting and identification, spinal screenings and minor back adjustments, as well as applications for K-12 scholarships for private schools. For more information on Summer Splash or The Carrie Meek Foundation, please call 305-953-0525 or log onto carriemeekfoundation.org.
Sunday, Aug. 8
The Fabulous 5: The Jamaican show and dance band, popularly known as FAB5, will headline a Jamaica Independence Celebration 2010–JAM-48, celebrating Jamaica’s 48th anniversary of independence, on Sunday, Aug. 8 at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway, just west of Interstate 75. Enjoy delicious Jamaican food and dance to the sounds of reggae, mento and ska. Admission is $5 before 5 p.m. and $10 after. There is also a Broward County Parks entrance fee of $1.50 per person. Children under 12 will be admitted free. Gates open at noon, and the event ends at 9 p.m. Advance tickets are available at selected Caribbean outlets in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. For information and vendor opportunities, please call 954-251-1643 or 954-394-0758.
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Miami City Ballet School auditions: Recognized as one of the top dance schools in the nation, the Miami City Ballet School will hold auditions for dance students ages 7 to 17 for its Winter 2010-2011 program, which begins Sept. 7. Auditions take place Wednesday, Aug. 11 and Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. each day for ages 7 to 12, and at 6 p.m. each day for ages 13 and over at Miami City Ballet School, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach (west of Collins Avenue, next to the Miami Beach Public Library). No audition is required for students ages 5 to 6. For more information, please visit www.miamicityballet.org/school or call the school at 305-929-7007.
Saturday, Aug. 21
Spady Living Heritage Day: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will present a festival featuring live entertainment, homemade treats, street games, cold drinks, storytelling, dancing, as well as many events for kids. It will take place at the museum, 170 NW 5th Ave. in Delray Beach from noon – 10 pm. For more info contact Michelle Brown at 561-641–8760, or the museum, at 561-279-8883.
The community calendar is published each Friday. Please submit your community event to RMHarris15@Bellsouth.net by the preceding Monday at 10 a.m.