Friday, May 21
Kids in Distress (KID) Fundraiser: KID presents KID’napped, a cyber fundraising campaign to raise $100,000, that will run through June 15. Volunteer to raise $1,000 to $5,000, and become a “KID Captive” at www.kidsindistress.org.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The famed dance company will perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, from Friday, May 21 through Sunday, May 23. Friday’s performance starts at 8 p.m., and ticket prices range from $25 to $120. For more information, please call 305-949-6722.
Saturday, May 22
Ghanaian Festival: Will be held at Florida Memorial University’s Lou Rawls Performing Arts Center, 15800 N.W. 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens, from Saturday, May 22 to Sunday, May 23. The festival begins at 2 p.m. on May 22 and at 4 p.m. on May 23. Honored guests include Miami-Dade County commissioners Barbara Jordan and Audrey Edmonson. Tickets are $25. For more
information, please call 305-375-4606.
Rock for Haiti: A Benefit Concert featuring musicians Jetstream, Jan Sebon and Bemol Telfort at the Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St. in Miami Beach, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. General admission is $10. For more information, please call 305-673-7010.
Masquerade: Artists explore the role of the masquerade mask in society at the free opening reception for the exhibit, “Masquerade: A Multi-Media Arts Events and Masquerade Ball” at Gallery 101, 501 N. Andrews Ave., Suite #103, in Fort Lauderdale, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, please call 954-882-1861.
Tuesday, May 25
Ferdie Pacheco: A.K.A. ‘The Fight Doctor’ will read from his newly published book, Tales From the 5th Street Gym: Ali, the Dundees, and Miami’s Golden Age of Boxing at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables, at 8 p.m. For more information, please call 305-442-4408.
Wednesday, May 26
Habitat for Humanity Cocktail Reception: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami’s Habitat for Professionals is hosting a cocktail reception at the Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr. in Miami Beach, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a $20 donation is requested. RSVP required. For more information, please call 305-634-3628.
Friday, May 28
Michael Vick Memorial Weekend Bash: The NFL quarterback is hosting a Memorial Weekend Party at MI-VI at Gulfstream Park and Casino, 901 S. Federal Hwy. in Hallandale Beach. Tickets are $25 and $50, and the party starts at 10 p.m. For more information, please call 954-457-6464.
Some Things Revealed: The Brazz Dance Theater and Moving Current Dance Company present the dance show, Some Things Revealed, at the Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St. in Miami Beach, from Friday, May 28 to Saturday, May 29. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $12 to $20 in advance and $23 at the door. For more information, please call 786-338-5488.
Afrika Bambaataa: The “Godfather of Hip Hop” is performing at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, at 10 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance. For more information, please call 954-727-0950.
Delta Sigma Theta’s Step Show: Enjoy the Broward County alumnae chapter’s “Steppin’ into Paradise” Step Show at the Omni Auditorium of the North Campus of Broward College, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd. in Coconut Creek. The show starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, please call 954-522-2840.
Sunday, May 30
T.I. Live: The rapper will perform at Klutch Night Club, 136 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Doors open at 10 p.m. and advance tickets are $75. For more information, please call 305-531-4643.
Plies: Performing and celebrating the release of his latest album, Plies will appear at Club Play, 1045 Fifth St. in Miami Beach, after midnight. Tickets are $40. For more information, please call 305-532-4340.
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.