Rock Docs – The Tanning of America: Miami Film Month kicks off with a screening of Billy Corben’s documentary about hip-hop’s push into the mainstream.
The doc traces hip-hop back to its earliest days in the 1970s to the present and includes commentary by Mariah Carey, Reverend Run, Nas and more. Corben will host a Q & A following the screening. Presented by the Black Archives and Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the evening includes a reception with catering by Jackson’s Soul Food, proceeds benefit the Lyric Theater. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theater, 819 NW Second Ave., Miami. Tickets are $25. Call 305-539-3000.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Live Webcast: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, and you are sure to groove to the sounds of Duke Ellington as interpreted by Wynton Marsalis with this live broadcast straight from New York’s Lincoln Center. Marsalis along with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform modern takes on Ellington’s arrangements in celebration of Ellington’s birthday and Jazz Appreciation Month. Presented by the Miami Jazz & Film Society., 7:30 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami. Admission is free. Call 305-684-4564 or 305-638-6771.
ICABA Business Forum: Come and learn about wealth matters such as how to accumulate, manage, grow and transfer wealth at this conference, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Florida International University Brickell Campus. The keynote speaker at noon is Dennis Kimbro, author of The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires. The cost to attend is $99 and includes lunch, workshops and cocktail reception. To register visit icabaworld.com
Destination Fridays-Sensational Brazil: The Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center want you to spend an evening in Brazil. Sample Brazilian wines, authentic Brazilian food and more at this happy hour event for adults 21 and older. Get there early for a samba lesson with Lidia Dumenigo, meet the professional soccer players of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, win tickets to games and more! Wear Brazil’s flag colors of green, yellow or blue and join in on the conga line, or just enjoy the work of artist Luciano Rabuske, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $10. Call 954-357-6282.
Build a Game in a Day w/Beta: Girls ages 7-17 can learn the tools needed to build a game from the ground up with Black Girls CODE. The workshop will focus on Beta, an arcade puzzle platform designed to make learning code fun. Each participant will be able to customize every aspect of their game world with the help of volunteers. Lunch and snacks will be served. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration at 9 a.m. at Miami Dade College Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, Room 1101, 6300 NW Seventh Ave., Miami. Tickets are $35. Don’t have a child to attend? You can sponsor a child, visit blackgirlscode.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship info.
Medicine Cabinet Clean Out: The Miami Beach Coalition in conjunction with the Miami Beach Fire Department encourage adults 21 and older to bring unused or expired prescription drug medication for free, safe disposal 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., to the Miami Beach Fire Department, 1051 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach. Needles or liquid medications will not be accepted. Call 1-800-443-3784.
Miami Underwater Festival (Day 1): The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science present this two-day fest in celebration of World Oceans Day. Make it a day at the museum and watch the BLUE On Tour underwater films, tour the underwater photography exhibit featuring work by Zach Ransom, learn how to build an aquarium at home and more. Guests can help artist Kerry Phillips as she creates an artistic eco-art coral reef complete with sea creatures using recyclables from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Free with museum admission of $10.95 (children and students), $14.95 adults. Call 305-646-4200 or visit miamisci.org
Miami Underwater Festival (Day 2): The fun for World Oceans Day continues with scavenger hunts, nautical knot training and more at noon to 4 p.m. at the Knight Plaza at Museum Park, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Watch AQUAJET demos on the water, learn about water safety with the Miami-Dade County Ocean Rescue, and play interactive marine-themed games at this third annual event hosted by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Stay refreshed and hydrated with free food and drinks from The Better Chip and ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water companies. Admission is free. Call 305-646-4200 or visit miamisci.org
World Refugee Day Celebration: Join the Broward and Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force for this family fun fair which comes complete with games, arts and crafts stations, music and live entertainment. Learn about the services available for families and enter a raffle or two, 10: 30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Broward College’s North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Building 60. Admission is free. Call 954-201-7821.
FIFA World Cup Game Viewing: Watch the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sen. Javier Souto (District 10). The first match-up of the month-long event features host city Brazil versus Croatia, 4 p.m. at Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127th Ave., Kendall. Admission is free. Call 305-222-2116.
NHSSF Community Picnic: Celebrate NeighborWorks Week with The Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida. Grab a hotdog and a few snacks and hear about the NHSSF’s mission, achievements and future goals for the community, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Miami NHSSF Office, 300 NW 12th Ave., Miami. Call 305-751-5511.