juneteenth-throw.jpgSaturday, June 20
The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive in Miami, will host a celebration of the 144th Anniversary of Juneteenth. This free celebration begins at 10 a.m. with the Championship Game of the Weed & Seed/Helping Hands Youth Center Inc. flag football tournament. Next, at 1 p.m., there will be a brain bowl competition, carnival and midway games at the park until 5 p.m.  For more information, please call 305-960-4600.
Sunday, June 21
Father’s Day Family Back Yard BBQ:
Why not show your dad that you really do care by taking him out so someone else can barbecue for a change? Presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Independence Ball Committee, there will be a Father’s Day Family Back Yard BBQ at 3640 S.W. 149 Terrace in Miramar, starting at noon. Come out and enjoy a day of food, games, music and a live performance by the Lauderhill Steel Ensemble! Admission is free, but bring your wallet, because the food can only be enjoyed after you pay for it. For more information, please call 954-436-0650.

Friday, June 26
All Star Comedy Jam:
Sure, Miami has seen “all-star comedy” lineups before, but when an all- star comedy jam is presented by Shaq and D.L. Hughley, even jaded audience members take notice. The comedy begins at 9:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue on Miami Beach. Ticket prices are range from $36 to $151. For tickets, please call 1-877-598-8698.

Saturday, June 27
JESCA 84th Anniversary Gala:
The James E. Scott Community Association (JESCA) celebrates eight decades of dedicated community service with an extravagant awards celebration at the Legends Ballroom of the Doral Golf Resort and Spa, 4400 N.W. 87th Avenue in Miami. Individual tickets are $75. For more information, please call Rose Deal at 305-637-1018. The gala starts at 7 p.m.

“Freedom Fighters: American Legends Re-Imagined”:
The “Freedom Fighters” art exhibit features 12 graphic artists from across the country who have designed mock posters of iconic African Americans, including Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner and the Black Panthers. This subversive exhibition uses movie poster artwork to examine the 1970s Black Exploitation film genre and its role in casting contemporary truths and challenging fixed notions of history. Participating artists include Arvay Adams, Michael Paul Britto, Ernest Arthur Bryant III, Caiphus, Roger Cummings, and Shalette Cauley Wandrick. The exhibit runs through July 19 at the ArtCenter/South Florida Gallery at 800 Lincoln Rd. in Miami Beach. For more information, please call 305-674-8278.

Friday, July 3
Beres Hammond and Friends Concert:
Beres Hammond is coming to the James L. Knight Center, 400 S.E. Second Avenue in Miami, for his “Moment in Time” concert.  The reggae singer will perform live with Maxi Priest, Sugar Minott and Culture. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45, $60 and $90. For more information, please call 305-416-5978.

Thursday, July 9
John Legend and India Arie in Concert:
R&B super star John Legend is coming for one night only to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way near Hollywood. John Legend’s concert will feature many of his biggest singles from his latest album Evolver, including “Green Light” and “Everybody Knows,” and classic songs from his previous albums. Indie Arie, the soulful crooner of hits such as “Video Girl” and “I Am Not My Hair,” has a special guest performance. Tickets cost $83, $68, $53 and $38 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 954-797-5531.