open-mic_web.jpg Saturday, March 6
Open Mic Saturdays:
South Florida’s Literary Café and Poetry Lounge, 933 NE 125 Street in Miami, has reopened, and is inviting everyone to their first Open Mic Saturday concert. Professional and aspiring poets alike can grab the mic! Hosted by Will Da Real One, the show starts at 9 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. General admission is $10, and it costs $5 to perform. For more information, please call 786-234-7638.

Step Afrika!: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, presents an afternoon with Step Afrika!, a professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Be entertained by this critically acclaimed dance troupe’s high energy show while learning about the traditions and history of stepping. The show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but please call ahead to reserve them beforehand. For more information, please call 305-949-6722.

Sunday, March 7
NSU Senior Citizen Health Fair:
Who says monitoring your health has to be tedious, expensive and boring? Come to Nova Southeastern University’s Senior Citizen Health Fair, where a wide array of free health and aging wellness services and activities will be offered, including screenings for bone density, blood glucose, balance and vascular blood flow. There will also be food, music, giveaways and raffle prizes. The Walgreens Wellness Tour will also be there to provide screenings and giveaways. This fun fair will take place at Nova Southeastern University, 3200 S. University Drive in Davie, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call 954-678-2273.

Monday, March 8
West Africa Dance Class:
Ballet Brika West African Dance Theater presents a West African Dance Class on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Willie Webb Sr. Park, 3601 NW 21st St. in Lauderdale Lakes. Classes are $5, and live music is provided by Moussa Soumah and Ballet Brika drummers. For more information call 954-687-5789 or visit

Thursday, March 11
mZuri Moyo:
Last seen in her acclaimed one-woman play, The Fannie Lou Hamer Story, mZuri Moyo returns to the stage to showcase her singing abilities. Catch the chanteuse at The Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. 4th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Please RSVP. Tickets are $5, and the show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 754-322-8828.

Eating Healthy on a Budget: Miami-Dade Public Library’s free Lunch and Learn series returns! This time, learn how to shape up for the new year with a free “Eat Healthy on a Budget!” seminar. The seminar will last from noon to 1 p.m. at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. in Miami. For more information, please call 305-375-2665.

Thursday, March 25
Teen Success Day:
If you think the unemployment rate for adults is bleak, than the joblessness rate for teens (an estimated 25 percent by the latest accounts) is positively abysmal. Needless to say, competition is fierce for the jobs available for teens. So why not give yourself or your teenaged loved one an edge? Learn about proper resume writing, interviewing skills, how to dress for an interview and other important skills at the Teen Success Day workshops at the Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive in Coral Springs. The workshops will take place on March 25, from noon to 2 p.m. Admission is free, but RSVP by March 15. For more information, please call 954-345-2204.