Friday, August 21
Eddie Griffin: Comedian Eddie Griffin will perform at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St. Suite 182 in Coconut Grove, tonight and Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Tickets are $39. For more information, please call 305-441-8200.
Saturday, August 22
Annual Book Bag Giveaway and Health Fair: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin Rolle will host an annual book bag give away and health fair at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 N.W. 22nd Avenue in Miami. Attendees may receive immunizations, dental, and vision and blood pressure screenings. There will also be various fun activities including bounce houses, rock climbing walls, face painting clowns, train rides and free food. The fair is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. For more information, please call 305-375-4833.
Sunday, August 23
Writing for Success: Everyone needs to learn how to market themselves properly nowadays, even free-spirited artists. If you want to have your work seen by more than close family and friends, come to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Writing for Success seminar. This all-day work show teaches you how to describe and differentiate your artistic product, create a press packet, create a realistic budget, and write a cover letter. The seminar starts at 10 a.m. Tickets are $40. To RSVP, please call 786-468-2266. In case you can’t attend this session, there will be another one on Aug. 29.
Thursday, August 27
Kickboxing Class: Have you ever gotten so mad that you seriously considered punching someone? Avoid any resulting assault charges. Take that energy and make it work for you in your fight to lose weight. The kickboxing classes offered at the Coconut Creek Fitness Center, 4455 Sol Press Blvd. in Coconut Creek, offer the perfect solution. Every Thursday from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., work off your pounds and your frustrations. Classes are $6 each for residents and $8 each for non-residents. For more information, please call 954-956-1580.
Saturday, Aug. 29
The Harder They Come: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County will feature a production of the internationally acclaimed hit musical The Harder They Come. The musical opens Aug. 29 in the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The Harder They Come offers audiences a peek into the journey of an aspiring reggae star, as depicted in the 1972 international breakthrough film that caused a reggae music explosion heard around the world. Single ticket prices range from $50 to $95, and can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305-949-6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org. For information on group sales, please call 786-468-2326.
Saturday, September 5
DubFest: This one-day reggae and dub fest is headlined by the founding and only original surviving member of the Wailers (as in Bob Marley and the Wailers), Bunny Wailer. The Dub Fest at Hollywood Arts Park, One Young Circle in Hollywood, features an array of ska, alternative and reggae artists including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Badfish and Authority Zero. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the festival. The show starts at 11 a.m. For more information, please 561-681-5626
Sunday, September 6
Lil Wayne in Concert: Technically, this concert features an array of popular performers such as up and comer Drake, Pleasure P, Young Jeezy and Souljah Boy at the BankAtlantic Center, One Panther Parkway in Sunrise. But, why lie? The real draw will be multi-platinum selling rap artist Lil Wayne. The show starts at 7 p.m., and ticket prices begin at $39. Do not miss it! For more information, please call 954-835-7000.