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 www.ulbroward.org.
Friday, September 25
A Brush With Kindness:Recession or not, there are some home repairs that scream "now, not later!" Recognizing that, Habitat for Humanity recently launched A Brush with Kindness, a nationwide housing preservation program that assists low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances. The service performs minor repairs around homes. Applicants must show proof of homeownership and residency in Miami-Dade County, demonstrate financial need, contribute a small share of the project costs, and intend to stay in the home for at least three years after repairs are completed. There is special preference for Liberty City residents. For more information, please call Rachel Carson at 305-634-3628.
Jazz at MOCA: The popular Jazz at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) series presents free outdoor concerts on the last Friday of every month. Featuring some of the great jazz players locally and globally, Jazz at MOCA appeals to all audiences, young and old. Come out to network, party with friends, or have a romantic evening for two. Whatever you do, don't forget to come inside and view MOCA’s current exhibits! The concert starts at 8 p.m. The Museum of Contemporary Art is at 770 NE 125th St. in North Miami. For more information, please call 305-893-6211.
Out Girls Movie Night: Come to Stonewall Library, 1300 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. The library presents "Out Girls Movie Night." Sit in on a series of short films exploring young, black lesbian life. The night’s viewing focuses on the early works of Cheryl Dunye, dubbed as the "lesbian Spike Lee." The show starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 954-763-8565, or visit www.stonewall-library.org.
Saturday, October 3
"Prescription for Health" Community Fair: Palm Beach Atlantic University and the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists will host a "Prescription for Health!" Community Fair. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pharmacists and health-care providers will offer a variety of free services, including consultations and blood pressure tests, glucose measurements and cholesterol screenings. The free event will take place at City Place, 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 200 in West Palm Beach. Guests also will receive information on women’s health, heartburn, poison prevention, immunizations and osteoporosis. Participants are encouraged to bring their current medications for pharmacist consultations. For more information, please call 561-803-2018.
Thursday, October 8
Kevin Hart: Talk about making your weaknesses your strengths: Comedian Kevin Hart has turned being short, good looking and a smart aleck into comedic gold! In recent years, Hart has appeared in MTV’s "Wild 'n' Out," Barbershop, and The 40-Year Old Virgin. Hart will perform at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11. Tickets are $23.80. For more information, please call 561-833-1812.
Saturday, October 10
Sam and Ruby: With such common sounding names, most people would never guess that singing duo Sam and Ruby are breathing new life into the music scene. By blending pop, folk, jazz and soul, the duo was nominated for a Grammy, and their music was featured in last year’s movie The Secret Life of Bees. See the acoustic folk-soul singers live at the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale . Tickets are $25 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call at 954-462-0222.