Caribbean-American Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Hosted by Neki Mohan of Channel 10 News, Caribbean-American Heritage Florida, and The Rhythm Foundation, celebrate Caribbean culture with PAMM’s “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” exhibition and dance under the stars to a live performance by Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, who will present a preview of their upcoming Colors of the Caribbean Festival performance. This free event is from 6 – 9 p.m. For more info: 305-375-3000 or visit: pamm.org/exhibitions/caribbean-crossroads-world
Soca Thursdays at Ginger Bay Café, 1908 East Hollywood Blvd., Downtown Hollywood.
Get free admission to this 21 and over party. For more info call: 954-924-1944.
The Fifth Annual Expressions Caribbean-American Exhibition/Expo 2014, presented by Unique Creations By Liz, at Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Hotel,1825 Griffin Road, Dania.
The event starts at 4 p.m. with a Red Carpet V.I.P. reception and recognition. The exhibition is at 5 p.m. and culminates at 9 p.m. Special guests include Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. Entertainment is provided by Clive Tennors of the original Tennors, Hal Anthony, saxophonist Gregory LeDon and others.For more info call 954-292-6848, 954-435-4717 or visit uniquecreationsbyliz.com
Caribbean Jazz Matazz, presented by AFUWI in Association with Riddims Marketing, is at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theatre, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale at 7 p.m. Under the patronage of Franz N. Hall, Consul General of Jamaica Caribbean Jazz Matazz features reggae, calypso and R&B fusion. Performing live are Myrna Hague, Richie Stephens and Eugene Grey. Tickets: VIP $60 (includes pre-event reception); reserved $40. For more info call: 954-251-1643 or visit browardcenter.org
Sunset In Negril – A Family Event, presented by Negril On The Green, 315 South 62nd Ave. Hollywood. The free event runs from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets each Sunday to see some of South Florida’s most popular bands like Code Red and Caribbean Music Farm on five acres of outdoor space. Caribbean food is for sale. For more info call: 954-382-4345; Email: Negril316@gmail.com ; Facebook.com/NegrilOnTheGreen
Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration 2014 presented by the City of Miramar in Shirley Branca Park, 6900 Miramar Pkwy. This free event runs from 4 to 10 p.m.
Hosted by Commissioner Alexandrea P. Davis, live entertainment features Etana, Leon Caldero & Code 868 Band, Alano Speed Kompa Band, Soleil Rowe, Body Nation Dancers and DJ Barry Hype. Bring chairs, blankets and cameras. Enjoy the Kids Zone and teen activities. Food and novelties can be purchase at the event. For more info call: 954-602-3319 or visit ci.miramar.fl.us/Parks-Recreation/events
The Anancy Festival is designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. The Anancy Festival is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. at South Regional/Broward College Library, located at 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines.For more information on the Anancy Festival, please visit anancyfestival.com
The Seventh Annual Mardi-Gras West Palm Beach Carnival will be a festive celebration of Caribbean culture with a parade of costumes, food, drinks and live entertainment featuring international performing artists. The event starts at with j’ouvert 11 a.m. and costs $20 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Entertainers include Benjai, Sasha Melody (chutney), DMG (Jamaica) and Ragga. For tickets call Loma Blenman at 561-439-5916 or email firstname.lastname@example.org