Friday, June 4
J.B. Smoove: Comedian J.B. Smoove performs at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Suite #182 in Coconut Grove, at 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 4 — Sunday, June 6. Tickets are from $21. For more information, please call 305-441-8200 or visit www.miamiimprov.com.
The Re Women’s Conference: The Re, a women’s urban leadership conference, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Debbye Turner, takes place on Friday, June 4 — Saturday, June 5, at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa, 4400 N.W. 87th Ave. in Miami. Tickets are $40 — $75. For more information, please call 540-589-3783 or visit thereconference.com.
Saturday, June 5
Free Health Screenings: A free health screening — including blood pressure measurement, blood and urine tests to help evaluate the health of your kidneys – will be provided from 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. in Florida Memorial University’s gym, 15800 N.W. 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens. For more information, please call 305-854-5690.
Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration: Enjoy the sounds of reggae, soca and R&B, 10 p.m. — 4 a.m., at the Grand Palms Hotel and Golf Resort, 110 Grand Palms Dr. in Pembroke Pines. Tickets are $20. For more information, please call 954-333-3738 or visit www.firstfridaysweb.com.
West Palm Beach Carnival Band Launching 2010: Sneak a peek at this year’s West Palm Beach Carnival Band’s costumes and enjoy free musical performances at the west entrance of Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd. in West Palm Beach, from 11 a.m. — 7 p.m. For more information, please call 561-439-5916.
A Black Carpet Affair: Have an elegant evening at the Black Carpet Affair at Top Hop Garden, 4340 N. State Rd. 7 in Lauderdale Lakes, at 11 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, please call 888-894-8778.
Sunday June 6
Hair Drama: The gospel stage play, Hair Drama, comes to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, please call 561-832-7469.
Celebrating Black Music Genres: The Sistrunk Historical Festival hosts its Seventh Annual Gala and Fundraiser: “Celebrating Black Music Genres,” at the Inverrary Golf and Country Club, 3840 Inverrary Blvd. in Lauderhill at 6 p.m. Tickets are $70. For more information, please call 954-687-3472.
Wednesday, June 9
Huggy Lowdown: Catch Tom Joyner Morning Show’s Huggy Lowdown at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way near Hollywood, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $21. For more information, please call 954-981-5653.
Friday, June 11
Big Blue & You: Escopazzo Organic Italian Restaurant and the BBY Foundation launch a series of epicurean and educational events to inform attendees of the state of our planet’s oceans. Enjoy signature dishes to stimulate your palate while gaining an awareness of the mysteries of water on earth. 1311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, from 6:30 p.m. — 9:30 p.m. For more information please call 954-558-9664.
Saturday, June 12
Nicholas Payton Quintet: The South Florida Jazz 2010 Concert Series presents the Nicholas Payton Quintet at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Center for the Performing Arts, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. in Davie; at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, please call 954-462-0222.
'Yes I Can For Kids' Book Signing: Educator Wilnes Burnat discusses his book, “Yes, I Can for Kids,” an illustrated English/Haitian children’s book about the life of President Barack Obama, at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. near Fort Lauderdale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call 954-854-3858.
The Amazing Adventures of Live in Color: Live in Color hosts their annual dance show featuring funk, hip-hop, jazz, modern, and dance hall styles. Tickets are $20 in advance and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University’s The Epstein Center for the Arts, 3375 S.W. 75th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, please call 305-710-2532.
Friday, June 18
Bruce Bruce: Comedian Bruce comes to the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way near Hollywood, from Friday, June 18 — Sunday, June 20. Tickets are $26. For more information, please call 954-981-5653.
Saturday, June 19
The Mango Festival: The two-day Carl J. Nixon Mango Festival celebrates its 25th year with food, fun and music at West Side Park, 445 S.W. 2nd St. in Deerfield. Saturday’s show features Monica, Chrisette Michele, Omarion and Silk. Sunday’s show features Bobby Womack, Roy Ayers, Tom Browne, Wayne Henderson, Lonnie Liston-Smith and Rance Allen. Tickets range from $25 for one-day pass to $50 for both days. VIP tickets start at $75 and include food and beverage in an ultra chic lounge. For more information, please visit www.themangofestival.com.
Saturday, June 26
Freestyle Extravaganza 2: Slick Rick, Biz Markie, and Doug E. Fresh are among the stars performing at Freestyle Extravaganza 2 at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami; at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 — $70. For more information, please call 786-777-1250.
Wednesday, June 30
Tap Dogs: Real men tap dancing according to the popular dance show, Tap Dogs, comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, from June 30 through July 10. Tickets are $40-$50. For more information, please call 305-949-6722.
The community calendar is published each Friday. Please submit your community event to Kaila.Heard@Gmail.com by the preceding Monday at 10 a.m.
Photo: J.B. Smoove