Saturday, July 18
Economic Recovery Forum: This free forum is part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s effort to educate African Americans about the economic opportunities available to them under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA.) The conference will take place at Kovens Conference Center at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 N.E. 151st St. in North Miami, and is scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to register, please call 888-353-2437 or visit www.cbcfinc.org.
His Double Life: This revealing dramatic comedy takes a look at the timeless issues of honesty, love and following your heart. His Double Life hits the Joseph Caleb Center Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Ave. in Miami, for one night only! The play features Miami talent including Louise Senatus and Daryl Gilyard Jr. as well as author J.L. King, author of the best-selling book, On the Down Low. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 and $35. For tickets or additional information, please call 305-636-2350 or visit http://nojiveproductions.com/HisDoubleLife.htm
Tuesday, July 21
Black Freedom 1700 – 1865: Black Freedom, one of the newest exhibits at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street in Miami, gives us insight into the world of Florida’s free people of color. The exhibit showcases the different ways in which black people obtained their freedom in Florida, how hard they had to fight to remain free, and a picture of the daily lives of these free people of color. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, please call 305-375-1492.
Friday, July 24
11th Annual IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance & Music Festival: IFE-ILE’s three day festival will feature over 15 dance and drumming workshops as well as dance parties. The event culminates with a spectacular Dance Gala. All workshops will be hosted at the Arts and Mind Studio, 3138 Commodore Plaza in Coconut Grove. A single class is $25, while an all access pass is $350. For more information, please call 305-796-1125 or visit www.ife-ile.org.
Sunday, July 26
Nicole Henry: Considered by many to be the Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and Pattie Labelle of jazz, Nicole Henry will blaze the stage with songs of praise and worship as The Church of the Open Door presents the third and final concert of its 41st Annual Pink Tea music series. The cost is $33 per ticket. Drinks will be available for purchase. The concert kicks off at 4 p.m. July 26 at the Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave. in Miami. For more information, call the church at 305-759-0373, Kervin Clenance at 954-559-0927, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Thursday, July 30
BET’s Comic View Veterans: The key to riding out rough economic times comes down to looking for all the little ways to make your dollars stretch as far as possible, even when it comes to entertainment. So, why not get two BET Comic View veterans for the price of one when you come out to the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St. No. 182 in Miami, and see comedians Doug Williams and Thea Vidale. Tickets are $18.55. For more information, please call 305-441-8200 or log onto www.miamiimprov.com.
Friday, July 31
Huggy Lowdown: Sure, you can listen to Huggy Lowdown every week day on the Tom Joyner Show, but there is nothing quite like seeing someone in person. Huggy will be performing solo at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 250 in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $23.80. For show times and
additional information, please call 561-833-1812 or visit www.palmbeachimprov.com.