bow-wow_web.jpgSunday, March 14
Celebrity Basketball:
Who can’t wait to pay to see people with amateur ballin’ skills on a professional court playing a basketball game that will decide absolutely nothing? Wait a minute; did I mention that these amateurs are celebrities? Alright! This year, watch Bow Wow and Nelly on the basketball court at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables.  The game starts at 5 p.m. and ticket prices start at $13.75 – $103.75. For more information, please call 305-284-8686 or visit
Friday, March 12
Eyes and Hearts for Haiti Art Exhibition:
Aperture Studios, 385 NE 59th St., Miami, presents Eyes and Hearts for Haiti, a collective exhibition and silent auction of visual arts for Haitian relief. The exhibit includes paintings, photographs and sculptures by artists from around the globe. Admission is $12, and the silent auction is from 7-10 p.m. For more
information, please call 305-759-4327.

Around the World in 80 Days – The African Experience: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, continues its popular, free film series, Around the World in 80 Days, and dedicates three days to the African experience. March 12’s film is the 8 p.m. screening of Skin, which tells of the 30-year journey for social and self acceptance of a South African woman who was raised as a white woman until the government reclassified her as black; and the 10 p.m. screening of Africa Unite, a 50-minute Bob Marley tribute concert film. The African cinematic tour continues at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday with 15 short-to-long films screenings. For more show information, please call 954-525-3456, or visit

Sunday, March 14
Jazz Picnic in the Park:
Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to the City of Lauderhill’s free, Jazz Picnic in the Park event. Come to the Amphitheatre at the Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens, 3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill, and enjoy live performances by talent such as the Sound of Vision and Ruby Baker. A wine, food and flowers festival will also be part of the day’s activities. This event runs from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call 954-730-3000.

Tuesday, March 16
The Secret of Good Business:
The African American Research Library and Cultural Center, located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., near Fort Lauderdale, presents the Small Business Seminars Series designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners build successful businesses. This seminar’s topic is The Secret of Good Business is Good Customer Service with guest speaker Jerome Osteryoung, the director of the JMI Institute of Entrepreneurship. This free seminar lasts from 6-7:15 p.m. For more information, call 954-764-8500.

Saturday, March 20
One World Gospel Fest:
The City of Laudedale Lakes is hosting a free, gospel concert at the Vincent Torres Memorial Park, 4331 NW 36th St. Come enjoy the games, mass choirs, mime ministries, steel bands, praise dancers and live performances by artists such as Hopeton Lewis, Claudelle Clarke, Second Chance and Chozen Warriors. The fest runs from 2 -11 p.m. For more information, call 954-535-2785.

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