Saturday, Dec. 6
Ace Hood: Is it time for Broward County to give birth to a nationally recognized rapper? Ace Hood certainly thinks so. The Deerfield Beach resident was recently named one of XXL magazines’ “Top Ten MCs’’ and also recently dropped his debut album, Gutta. Ace Hood will be performing his songs such as “Cash Flow,’’ “Ride’’ and “Stressin'’’ at SoBe Live, 1203 Washington Ave, Miami Beach. For prices and times, please call 305-725-3353.
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Soul Food Tuesdays: If coming to work on Monday makes you blue and you feel that your fun-filled weekend is just too far away, then why not treat yourself to a midweek (almost) treat? Miami Improv presents Soul Food Tuesdays, where you can come enjoy sketch comedy and a special, down-home menu featuring macaroni and cheese, collard greens and sweet potato fries. Show times vary, but admission is always $12. For more information, please call 305-441-8200, or visit www.miamiimprov.com.
Voices United Benefit Gala: The non-profit educational organization for children, Voices United, is hosting a benefit gala to raise money for its artistic programs. With the goal of promoting unity and cross-cultural understanding, the curriculum consists of workshops focusing on conflict resolution, team building, leadership and training in theater, dance and music. The special evening will feature performances by jazz vocalist Nicole Henry and DJ Le Spam of the Spam All-Stars. The evening also features delightful food and a silent auction. The gala will take place at Gibson Guitar Showroom, 180 NE 39 St., Miami, and will last from 6 p.m. top 9 p.m. Admission is free, but Voices United suggests that all participants donate $35. For more information, please e-mail Katie@voicesunited.org or visit www.voicesunited.org.
Saturday, Dec. 13
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA) Giveback: After the recent series of hurricanes devastated Haiti, Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance has teamed up with Food for the Poor, Inc., Miami-Dade County, and 1800-Pack-Rat. During each of the league members’ Super Bowls, donated goods such as canned meat, canned fish, dry beans, bottled water, first-aid items, personal hygiene items and blankets are collected for storm victims. The event culminates the weekend of Dec. 13 and 14 at the Florida International University stadium, 11310 SW 17 St., Miami, during the all-day Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance championship games. For more information, please call 305-341-4709 or visit www.orangebowl.org.
Caribbean Poetry Night: Caribbean-American authors Ricardo Pau-Llosa and Geoffrey Philp, will read their work and that of other Caribbean poets. The evening is a celebration of the Caribbean itself. Ricardo Pau-Llosa says, “The Caribbean is the mother of the New World. It is a paradoxical region—fragile and intense, a lush paradise that also gave birth to the first agro-industries on the planet, a setting that melds cultures and creeds but where ancient rites and beliefs thrive to this day. Its poetry captures all of this.’’ Caribbean Poetry Night will take place at the Morella Art Gallery on the strip on Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, Dec. 14
K.C. and the Sunshine Band with Kool and the Gang: The two ‘70s-era bands will unite for one night only at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood. The performance starts at 7 p.m. and ticket prices range from $47 to $77. For more information, please call 954-523-3309 or visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Red Hat Society Holiday Gala Dinner and Dance: The Miami-Dade Richmond Heights Chapter of the Red Hat Society is celebrating its Fourth Annual Holiday Gala Dinner and Dance. At this year's gala, the Red Hat Society will be celebrating Richmond Heights’ 60th Anniversary and bestowing the “Legacy of Our Pioneers” awards. Among some of the Richmond Heights “Children of 60 Years’’ are state Rep. Dwight Bullard, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis Moss and Dr. Stephanie Anderson Stevens. The gala will take place at Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, beginning at 8 p.m. The dress code is semi-formal and admission is $50. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org