Friday, August 28
Kawan Debose: From R&B to soul, jazz and swing, singer Kawan Debose can do it all. See for yourself as Debose performs at the Van Dyke Café, 846 Lincoln Rd. in Miami, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., where he’ll cover music from his latest album, Vintage Soul. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-534-3600. Saturday, August 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Entrepreneurial Workshop: The Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is hosting a free community program for aspiring entrepreneurs. Titled “Maintenance: Nourishing Your Business,” the workshop features an array of topics from how to incorporate your business to building your clientele. The program will take place at the Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr. in Coral Springs, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, please call 954-254-5464.
Back-to-School Health Fair: Palmetto General Hospital presents a Back-to-School Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You and your children can receive medical advice about how to prevent childhood obesity, about puberty and girls, about healthy eating and car safety. The hospital is at 2001 West 68th Street in Hialeah. To RSVP, please call 1-800-522-5292.
Yoga in the Park: Tune in, chill out, and shape up with Yoga in the Park. All ages and levels are welcomed to this yoga class, taught for free at Riverwalk’s Esplanade Park, 20 N. New River Rd. in Fort Lauderdale. No RSVP is required, just remember to bring your own yoga mat and water. The class starts at 10 a.m. For more information, please call 954-468-1541.
Tuesday, September 1
“Islands of the Caribbean…” exhibit: Travel the world, hone your artistic abilities, and deepen your knowledge of history and geography. Do these things, and you might come close to matching artist Rolf Weijburg’s accomplishments. Or, to save yourself the time, just see the end result by going to his exhibit, “Islands of the Caribbean and Off the Coast of Africa” at the Williams Gallery, 6983 Stirling Rd. in Davie. The exhibit’s art work tells stories by melding images and diagrams of the geography, animals, plants, architecture and local people of these areas. The exhibit is free, open to the public, and will run until Sept. 12. For more information, please call 954-533-3974 or visit www.wmgallery.com.
Saturday, September 12
Soul Power: Imagine what the ultimate concert would be like if at the peak of their career your favorite artists decided to get in touch with their roots and stage a massive, three-day music festival in Zaire with their African musical counterparts. Actually, forget your imagination, just go see the documentary, Soul Power, which features your wildest dreams come true. In 1974, top musicians from the African Diaspora, including James Brown, B.B. King, Celia Cruz, came together for the 12-hour concert. The film will be screened at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Cinema Paradiso, 503 S.E. 6th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $9. For more information, please call 954-760-9898.
Photo: Kawan Debose