nat-king-cole_web.jpgSaturday, September 12
Icons and Legends Concert: The African Heritage Cultural Center, 6161 N.W. 22nd Ave. in Miami, is hosting an "Icons and Legends" concert. The two-hour showcase will feature up-and-coming neo-soul artist Emotion and four other local artists. The artists will cover classic hits from Michael Jackson, Nat King Cole, Luther Vandross, the O'Jays, Elton John and Al Green. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. For more information, please call 305-975-1837.

Friday, September 11
United We Serve Volunteer Miami Day:
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is hosting its inaugural United We Serve Volunteer Miami Day. From noon to 6 p.m., take advantage of the free business and volunteer seminars, such as "how to market yourself in a tough job market." Or, just enjoy the complimentary entertainment offerings, including a live, outdoor concert by the Spam All-stars (5:30 p.m.), performances by the New World School Concert Choir (noon) and Bahamas Junkanoo Miami Revue (12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.). The event will take place at the Arsht Center's Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts,
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. For more information, please call 305-949-6722.

Tommy Davidson: Ah, remember the days when Def Jam was synonymous with cutting-edge comedy, and when comedians allowed on showcase comedy hours were actually funny? Comedian Tommy Davidson came up in that hilarious era, and even back then managed to shine with comedy specials and stints on the hit comedy show, "In Living Color." Now, Davidson is coming to the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Suite 182 in Miami. The comedian will perform until Sunday, Sept. 13. Tickets are $26. For information and show times, please call 305-441-8200.

Saturday, September 12
Family Metromover Tour and Lecture: Don't spend another Saturday just watching TV! Get yourself and your family out of the house, take in the sights, and spend quality time together on the Historical Museum of Southern Florida's Family Metromover Tour and lecture. Start with a lecture at the museum, which is at 101 West Flagler Street in Miami, then stay cool on board an air-conditioned Metromover car. Travel high above Miami to learn about the city's history. The two-hour tour starts at 10 a.m. Tickets are $25 for non-member adults, and $10 for children. For more information, please call 305-375-1492.

Monday, September 14
Play Together, Learn Together!
Enjoy your amazing newborn in the Mailman Segal Institutes' free, 14-week parent/child class. You and your baby will delight in your baby's discoveries, learn from a team of early-childhood experts, and meet and share with other parents. Classes are designed for parents and babies ages 6 weeks to 3 months. The classes begin Sept. 8 and run through Dec. 14. Classes will take place at the Mailman Segal Institute at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue in Davie. Registration is required. For more information, please
call 954-262-6900 or visit

Tuesday, September 15
Songwriter's Showcase:
The Songwriter's Showcase brings local, national and international singer/songwriters together in South Florida to perform songs from the past, the present and possibly even future hits. The showcase will take place in the intimate setting of the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. There will also be an open-mic session for those who want to try out their musical chops in front of an audience. This showcase features the talent of Bekah Williams, Karina Iglesias, Anjeanette Chirino and Jill Hartmann. The showcase starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, please call 954-462-0222.

Saturday, September 26
"Stompin at the Savoy: "
The Urban League of Broward County will host its annual Equal Opportunity Day "Stompin at the Savoy" Red Gala. The event will honor exemplary individuals for their outstanding service to the South Florida community. Guests will have an opportunity to win prizes at the speakeasy casino, and purchase items presented at the auction. The gala will take place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. The honorees are Rositta E. Kenigsberg, executive vice president of the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center; Chuck Fallon, president, North America, Burger King Corporation; Ghenete Wright Muir, assistant public defender, Broward County; and Ryan Walker, 2009 Youth Achiever. The cost is $200 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Urban League of Broward County at 954-584-0777, or log onto

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