Friday, Aug. 13

Tax Free Weekend: From August 13-15, Floridians will have the chance to shop until they drop without worrying about paying sales tax. Books, clothing and footwear priced at $50 and below; and school supplies priced at $10 and below will all be tax free. It doesn’t matter how many items are purchased as long as they are individually within the price range.
Saturday, Aug. 14

Bulls4Life Summer Cookout: Calling all Miami Northwestern Bulls! If you’re glad that you wear blue and gold, come out and join the fun from 12 noon to 6 p.m., at Pavilion #6 at the CB Smith Park, 900 North Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines. There will be a bounce house, plenty of food and drinks and a photographer. Don't forget to bring your tents and lawn chairs. Tickets are $20 for adults and range from $8 to $15 for kids, depending on their age. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 786-506-3638.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

The Lab: The Literary Café & Poetry Lounge and the Diaspora Arts Coalition (DAC) present a performance/workshop series every Wednesday night from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at 933 N.E. 125th St. in North Miami. Singers and rappers in all genres will perform before a live audience and a panel of industry professionals and get thorough evaluation, insights, performance tips and answers to their questions about the entertainment industry. For more information, contact the Café at 786-234-7638 or call DAC at 305-244-2158.

Thursday, Aug. 19

Budweiser Super Fest: The popular concert returns to South Florida featuring Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn and more! The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena’s Waterfront Theater at 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Tickets start at $56.75 and can be purchased at the box office or online from For more information, please call 305-777-1000.

Friday, Aug. 20

Back to School Stop the Violence Youth Empowerment Tour: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Carol City hosts a two-day conference that includes a revival on Friday at 7 p.m. featuring KING Gospel Group. On Saturday, August 21 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., there will be workshops, school supply giveaways. The event will also include special appearances and performances from Tasha Smith (Angie from Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married), gospel superstar Canton Jones, and others. The event costs $5.00. Register online at For more information, please contact the youth minister, Wilson Pascal at 305-624-8170.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Safe Summer Back to School Event: A group of community organizations is hosting a back to school event at Charles Hadley Park, 1300 NW 50th St. in Miami. There will be free health and dental screenings, food, music and a book bag giveaway, among other activities. For more information, contact Major Craig McQueen at 305-986-8910.

Women’s Health and Beauty Weekend: Acura of Pembroke Pines, 15601 Pines Blvd., will pamper women on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Available services include free mammogram testing and valuable screening information; useful stress relieving tips from yoga fitness expert, Mahara Hatch, and complimentary massages and spinal checks. There will also be a raffle for a chance to win an iPad, with all raffle proceeds benefitting The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign. For more information or to RSVP, contact Christine Hayes at 954-527-3334
ext. 309 or via E-Mail at

Sunday, Aug. 22

Nas and Damien Marley: Hip-hop and reggae combine at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE 6th St., in Pompano Beach. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $52 dollars (includes $12.50 convenience fee.) For more information, visit

The community calendar is published each Friday. Please submit your community event to by the preceding Monday at 10 a.m.