Saturday, April 24
Vesta: A one-act play that deals with aging and dying in a thoughtful, sometimes humorous manner, will premiere at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale. The play starts at 2 p.m. and is free, but seating is limited. To RSVP, please call 954-777-1824, 954-777-1429 or 954-777-1334.
‘Learn How to Grow Your Business’ Sales Seminar: Learn winning sales techniques at Barry University, 11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores in Room 132 of the Powers Building. Seminar costs $95 – $145 and lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call 954-559-0927.
Vibyz Radio Boat Ride: The official launch of Vibyz Radio will be held onboard the luxury yacht, Musette 1, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $35. The boat will depart and return to 540 S.E. 3rd Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale. For more information, please call 954-709-8683.
Vieux Farka Touré: The Malian guitarist is performing with Miami fusionistas Locos por Juana at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins
Avenue in Miami Beach. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20 and $25 at the door. For more information, please call 305-673-7730 or 305-672-5202.
Blind Boys of Alabama: The five time Grammy award winning gospel group will perform at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place in Hollywood. The show starts at 8 p.m. and ticket prices range from $40-$45. For more information, please call 954-602-4500.
The Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble: Ensemble will perform at a benefit concert at 4 p.m. at the Dillard Center for the Arts Theatre at 2501 NW 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale, to raise funds to appear in the 15th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition in NY and a chance to perform with soloist Wynton Marsalis. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://dcajazz.com.
Wednesday, April 28
Summer Youth Employment Program: The South Florida Work Force has summer employment for low-income 14- to 24-year-olds. The registration deadline is April 28. For more information, please call 305-594-7615 or visit www.southfloridaworkforce.com.
Plush Wednesdays: Network with other professionals while dancing to old school hip hop and R&B tunes at Morena Lounge, 1334 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. Admission is free for everyone, but ladies receive free drinks from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, please call 305-323-3757.
SunFest: Annual music festival runs through May 2 along the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm. The festival grounds are on Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Drive. Five day line-up has over 45 artists, including Patti Labelle, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Tickets are from $30 for a one- day pass to $65 for five-day pass. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit www.sunfest.com or call 1-800-SUNFEST.
Friday, April 30
Expressions of the Caribbean: A free networking event that features Caribbean food and music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Signature Grand Ballroom, 6900 State Road 84 in Davie. For more information, please call 954-435-4717.
Jazzy Fridays: The Literary Café and Poetry Lounge, 933 N.E. 125th Street in North Miami, hosts a night of live jazz, soul and poetry. The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is $5 before 8:30 p.m. and increases to $10 after that. For more information, please call 305-917-3195.
Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights: Dance Now! Ensemble provides a free sneak performance of their 10th season finale at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 N.E. 59th Terrace in Miami. The show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 305-975-8489 or 305-960-2969.
Saturday, May 1
Mode Magazine Launch Party: MI-VI Club, 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale, is hosting the launch party and a fashion show beginning at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information, please call 954-457-6464.
Voluptuous Couture Plus-Size Fashion Event: Voluptuous Couture is holding their annual Plus Size Fashion show at the African American Research
Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk near Fort Lauderdale. The event starts at 2 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, please call 954-465-1329.
Wednesday, May 5
Powerful Kid Contest: Nominate a child, 5 to 18 years old, who works to stay healthy, mentally or physically. Submit a video submission by May 5. The winner will receive a Macbook, iPad, iPod touch, iPod nano, Wii FitTM Plus and a Flip Video camera. For more information, please visit www.PowerfulKidCare.org