jay-z_web.jpgSaturday, February 20
Jay-Z The BP3 Tour: Okay, it’s too late to nab good seats at the Jay-Z concert at the BankAtlantic Center, One Panther Parkway in Sunrise, but you can still get tickets that will at least assure that you can sit down! While Jay-Z headlines, Young Jeezy and Trey Songz will also perform. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $39.50. For more information, please call 954-835-7825.

Friday, February 19
Boynton Beach Heritage Celebration:
The Boynton Beach Heritage Celebration celebrates 30 years of recognizing Black History Month. Experience a Night of Joy from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at the Ezell Hester Center, 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd. in Boynton Beach, and enjoy festivities that include performances by the Congress Middle School Drum Line, Warriors of Worship and Unlimited Praise, Voices of Praise and praise dancers. If one celebration isn’t enough, enjoy the all-day festival on Saturday, Feb. 20 on Martin Luther King Boulevard between Seacrest Boulevard and North Federal Highway in Boynton Beach. The event will feature live music, spoken word poetry, and arts and crafts activities for the kids. For more information, please call 561-737-3256, ext. 204.

Lavell Crawford: Comedian Lavell Crawford comes to the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., No. 182 in Coconut Grove. Crawford has appeared at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival, The Comedy Festival and LAFFAPALOOZA, America's longest-running annual urban comedy festival. Catch his performances at 8:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and one performance only on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $23.54. For more information, please call 305-441-8200.

Saturday, February 20
Broward College Financial Aid Workshop:
Find out how to get money for college at a financial aid workshop at Broward College’s A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Building 19, in Davie, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presentations will be offered in English, Spanish and Creole. Prospective and current students and their family members and friends are invited to come for help filling out financial-aid applications. Submit applications on the spot, and also learn about scholarships and Florida Bright Futures funding. Bring 2009 tax returns and/or W-2 forms, if available. For more information call 954-201-7200.

Sunday, February 21
The Pointer Sisters:
Best known for classic hits such as Jump, Slow Hand and Betcha, The Pointer Sisters have managed to work for more than three decades in an industry known for its ridiculously short attention span. Come hear the Grammy Award-winning group at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Ticket prices range from $25 to $55. The show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 954-462-0222.

Tuesday, February 23
First Time Homebuyers Seminar:
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new home now or know that you one day will be, make sure you won’t be taken advantage of by knowing all the facts about homeownership, including the first-time homebuyer tax credit, first-time home buyer loan programs, down payment assistance programs and credit repair issues. Come to the First-Time Homebuyer Workshop at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. near Fort Lauderdale. The seminar, which lasts from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 954-378-2130.

Wednesday, February 24
Start Your Own Business Seminar:
The United Way Center for Financial Stability is offering a free seminar to teach any budding entrepreneur the tools and secrets of business ownership success. The seminar will take place at the United Way Center for Financial Stability, 11500 N.W. 12th Avenue in Miami, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The seminar is free, but registration is required. For more information, please call 305-688-3551.


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