Friday, July 31
Museum of Contemporary Art’s Jazz Concert: The weekend is beginning and there will be free entertainment. What more do you need to have fun in Miami? Celebrate the last day of July at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 N.E. 125th St. in Miami, Jazz Concert. Their free outdoor concert will feature Diogo Brown. The local jazz musician plays the electric bass and runs an outfit that fuses samba and bossa nova with jazz and funk. This performance is not to be missed! The concert starts at 8 p.m. For more information, please call 305-893-6211.
Monday, August 3
Gospel Dance Fit: Who says you can’t give praise and get fit? Lyrics and Melodies, Inc. presents the Gospel Dance Fit Class at Art Serve, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale to help you get into shape physically and spiritually. The class starts at 7:30 p.m., so come out and shake your body (modestly) to some of the hottest gospel jams around! Classes are $5 each or $18 for the month. For more information, please call 954-803-5583.
Saturday, August 8
Gospel A Cappela Extravaganza: Come enjoy a melodious evening of a capella music at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place in Miramar. The afternoon concert features the talents of ASAP of Durham, North Carolina, Revelation of Orlando, Florida and the golden sounds of Pembroke Park’s Inspiration. The concert starts at 5 p.m. and tickets are $12. For more information, please call 954-462-0222.
Hurricane History: Hurricane season is here once again, and you need to know more than just how to stockpile batteries and bottled water. The Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W. Flagler St. in Miami, opens its doors for a free Family Day featuring Hurricane History 101. Learn about the Florida’s past hurricane seasons. But more importantly, find out how to satisfy your stomach when the lights, microwave and stove go out because of power losses! The day’s activities will last from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, please call 305-375-1492.
Friday, August 14
Rise Up Documentary: Rise Up, a documentary following three artists looking for fame as they journey through Jamaica’s underground music scene, is premiering at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami! The show starts at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session with the director, Luciano Blotta. Admission is $10. For additional show times, please call 305-949-6722.
Saturday, August 15
Mos Def and Jay Electronica in Concert: Rapper Mos Def and Jay Electronica perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and ticket prices range from $32 to $59. For more information, please call 305-949-6722.
Saturday, August 22
Summer Fest 2009: OK, the heat has faded, school is back in session, and the countdown to Christmas holidays will begin shortly. Grab one more happy summer memory at the Summer Fest 2009 concert. See some of the hottest male vocalists in the industry today, including Ne-yo, Flo-Rida, Akon and T-Pain. Ticket prices range from $51 to $152. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. For more information, please call 786-777-1000.
Photo: Diogo Brown