Talent Showcase: Voice for Jesus Church presents a free talent showcase with more than 10 artists displaying the gifts that God has given them including: holy hip hop, spoken word, dance, miming, guitar playing, singing and much more. Make plans to attend a night filled with praise, worship and the anointing of God. Voice for Jesus Church is located at 5325 NW 159 St. in Miami Gardens. For more information, contact Michael Cruz at 786-346-1710 or James Oyola at 786-333-8193.
Monday, Feb. 14
D.R.E.A.M Program Accepting Applicants: D.R.E.A.M. is entering its third year and doesn’t want girls between the ages of 12 and 16 to miss out on all the fun. Registration begins Feb. 14, and continues until all spaces are filled. Register Monday through Friday at Miramar Youth Enrichment Center, 7000 Miramar Pkwy., from 1 – 8 p.m. and Ansin Sports Complex, 10801 Miramar Blvd., from 1 – 8 p.m. Fees include a $25 registration for the year and $10 per month for field trips and onsite activities. Additional fees will be optional for special field trip outings. For more program information, call 954-602-3343, 954-883-6950 or visit www.ci.miramar.fl
Cheaper to Keep Her: Nationally-renowned playwright Je’Caryous Johnson is bringing his critically acclaimed play to the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave. in Miami, for a weekend of great drama at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb 18 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. An ex-husband and ex-love will face off with each other, broken hearts will get revenge and hearts and marital matrimony will collide, as the play explores whether it is easier for a man to love his wife. For more information, call 305-416-5977 or call the box office at 305-416-5978.
Saturday, Feb. 19
Little Haiti Stage Play: Spase Cadets Foundation, a local nonprofit company, presents the heart wrenching stage play Lil Haiti – The Untold Story, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, located at 212 NE 59th Terr. in Miami, at 7 p.m. The playwright chronicles real life stories of the early Haitian experience. After escaping the communist regime of Haiti and landing on South Florida's sun tanned beaches, Haitian immigrants faced a plethora of challenges and adversity. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased by phone at 786-413-8045.
Sunday, Feb. 20
College Fair: Representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities will be at the 2011 National College Fair at the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel, 777 N.W. 72 Ave. in Miami, from 12 – 4 p.m. The free fair allows students, parents and other members of the public to meet with college representatives and get their questions answered. Students and their families may pre-register at www.gotomyncf.com. For more information, contact the College Fair hotline at 305-995-1739 or visit www.nacacnet.org.
Black History Series: The Miami Workers Center will have a series of Black History events for the community every Thursday during the month of February. The series will be held at the Belafonte TACOLCY Center, 6161 NW 9th Ave. in Miami. For more information, call Hashim at 305-759-8717.
Calling All Artists: The Diaspora Arts Coalition (DAC) and the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition are looking for talented performers to showcase at the upcoming 2011 Dade County Fair. The fair will be held March 17th – April 3rd. Performance slots are available for various dates and times during the fair. This is an excellent opportunity for artists to strut their stuff before a lively, energetic audience. Please submit family friendly acts only. All acts will be screened. Submit your promo package today, which should include an EPK, VHS, DVD and/or audio of your performance, a bio and photo. Submittals should be sent to Diaspora Arts Coalition, P.O. Box 171162, Hialeah, FL 33017, or firstname.lastname@example.org, Attention 2011 FAIR. Please note that materials will not be returned and all submitters will not be selected. For more information, contact DAC at 305-626-9573 or email@example.com.
Free Concerts and Dancing Under the Stars: The City of Hollywood presents free entertainment at the Hollywood Beach Theater, 100 Johnson St. in Hollywood, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30–9 p.m. Enjoy easy listening music, line dancing, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and special theme nights. There is no charge for admission to the Broadwalk. Paid parking is available at the Johnson Street municipal garage. For more information, please visit us on the web at www.everythinghollywood.org or call 954-921-3404.
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