Wednesday, Nov. 5
Yoga: Did your post-election celebration (or mourning event) put your body out of whack? Then put your mind and spirit at ease with a free yoga class at the Tina Hill Pavilion at Bayfront Park at 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Wednesday classes begin at 6 p.m., as do Monday classes. For the truly devoted, there are 9 a.m. Saturday classes. Participants must bring their own yoga mat and water bottle. Advanced reservations are required. For more information, please call 305-358-7550.
Saturday, Nov. 8
Health Fair: Are you aware of the dangers of high blood pressure, otherwise known as the silent killer? Or the dangers of diabetes? When was the last time you had a physical? If you answer: "No, no, I can't remember," stop by the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., near Fort Lauderdale, for a free community health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call 954-484-8333.
Sunday, Nov. 9
Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp: Two of modern gospel music’s most popular artists will perform together at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood. Five-time Grammy-winning, multi-platinum gospel king Kirk Franklin remains the biggest gospel-selling artist in Soundscan history with over 12 million albums sold. Franklin injected a vigorous and youthful excitement into faith-walking with such hits as ‘’Stomp,’’ “What'cha lookin' for,’’ and “Lean On Me.’’ Joining the Gospel King on stage is Marvin Sapp. Sapp, currently the pastor of Lighthouse Full Center Life Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has received a Grammy and a Gospel Music Excellence Award. Sapp's latest release, “Never Would Have Made It,’’ has reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. The performance starts at 6 p.m. and ticket prices vary: $37.50, $52.50, and $67.50. For more ticket information, please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 305-358-5885 for Miami-Dade County or 954-523-3309 for Broward County.
Monday, Nov. 10
Black Splash: The Amazing History of Swimming in Black and White: How many black people do you know who can swim well? If your count only needed one hand, then come visit the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum, 435 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Here you can learn about the history of black swimmers through a multimedia exhibit that explores the history of black people and swimming. Ticket prices vary: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students, and free admission for youth 11 and younger. For more information, please call 954-462-6536.
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Family Roots: Discover your own roots with a genealogy workshop sponsored by African-American Research Library and Cultural Center and the Southeast Florida Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society Chapter. The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m., and will take place at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., near Fort Lauderdale. For more information, please call 954-625-2811 or 954-625-2821.
Friday, Nov. 14
Joey Gilmore and Friends Series: Come out to hear the “Mayor of Bluesville, Florida,’’ Joey Gilmore, at the Kitchen 305 at Newport Beachside Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. The concert is free, but reservations are suggested. For more information, please call 305-749-2110.
Saturday, Nov. 15
Sister Souljah: Previous generations have all had their literary star-crossed lovers: Romeo and Juliet, Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara, or Cassie Logan and Soloman Bradley (note:you must read Mildred D. Taylor's, author of Roll of Thunder, Logan family saga). For this generation, it may be Midnight and Winter. Sister Souljah, the author of The Coldest Winter Ever, what some call the definitive urban fiction novel, is releasing Midnight, a companion to her previous novel that reveals the back story and heartache of the mysterious Midnight. Souljah will be on hand at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., near Fort Lauderdale, to discuss and sign her latest novel. The event begins at 3 p.m. For more information, please call 954-625-2811 or 954-625-2819.