Friday, Jan. 2
Jesus is My Homeboy Photography Series: Artist David LaChappelle puts the phrase, “if Jesus were to come to Earth no one would recognize him’’ to the test with his latest exhibit at the Wolfgang Roth & Partners Fine Art Gallery, 201 NE 39th Street, 2nd Floor, Miami. LaChappelle surrounds “Jesus’’ with a modern-day posse and lets them loose in the city to recreate events from the Bible. The exhibit also features other work, including sculptures by Arne Quinze. The exhibit runs until Jan. 10. For more information, please call 305-576-6960.
A Night of Romantic Poetry: There are never too many ways to say, “I love you,’’ so the Literary Café and Poetry Lounge is sponsoring a night dedicated to romantic poetry. From the innocent and sweet to the erotic and sensuous, all aspects of love will be explored on this night. The lounge is located at 933 NE 125 Street in Miami. The show starts at 9:15 p.m. For more information, please call 786-234-7638.
Saturday, Jan. 3
Skin physical: Now they say black skin doesn’t crack, but it has been known to yield to a pimple or two. So in addition to your new resolutions to eat right and exercise, make plans to take better care of your skin. To help in that end, Sephora of Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, is offering skin analysis in seven categories, ranging from elasticity and hydration to UV damage. Afterwards, they'll also recommend a skin prescription based on your particular problem areas and price concerns. For an appointment or more information, please call 305-937-2898.
Sunday, Jan. 4
Father and Son Sunday: Cutz Barbershop offers the perfect opportunity to blend the father/son quality time and cost saving – Father and Son Sunday! All sons who come in with their fathers on Sundays will pay half price for their $10 cuts. The barbershop is located on 5050 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please call 305-762-6663, or visit www.cutzbarbershop.com.
Monday, Jan. 5
Monday Jazz Jam: To hear jazz music nowadays, you often have to suffer through bad food and expensive drinks. Churchill's Pub decided to cut out the middlemen. Every Monday night, hear the sounds of a wide variety of jazz bands and musicians without having to pay a cover charge first. Churchill's is located at 5501 NE 2nd Ave in Miami. For more information, please call 305-757-1807.
Tuesday, Jan. 6
Playgrounds for Adults: For those who have procrastinated to start a fitness routine because of lack of a training partner, January is the best time to start. Now with New Year’s resolutions fresh in their collective memory, everyone else is working out now too so you won't be the only one. To cast the biggest net to look for a fitness partner, check out Miami-Dade's recreation parks. Now 13 parks, including Arcola Lakes Park, 1301 NW 83rd St, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 6000 NW 32 Ct, Miami, offer fitness courts and vita courses. The vita courses have between 12 and 20 stops, where signs explain the kind of exercise you may do with that particular piece of equipment. To find more parks that offer fitness courts and vita courses, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/sports/fitness.asp
Friday, Jan. 9
Flaunt Friday: Good dining, cool lounge and….Overtown? While many people may not consider Overtown when they think of cool places to hang out, the owners of Karu and Y, a restaurant and lounge, plan to change that. In Overtown, the last day of the work week has been deemed Flaunt Fridays, and curiosity seekers can hear the expertise of four popular local DJs who'll spin everything from Hip Hop to house music, to a variety of international music while simply hanging out or enjoying good food. Tickets are $20 and the evening begins at 10 p.m. The restaurant is located at 71 NW 14th St. For more information; please call 305-788-3673.
Wednesday, Jan. 14
Out of Africa Lecture: Miami-based Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carri will discuss the French Legacy in the Caribbean in the lecture “Out of Africa: Reflections on Modern and Contemporary Art of the Americas’’ at the Miami Art Museum on 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Coffee and pastries will be served at 10 a.m. The lecture begins at 10:30 a.m. and a tour of the museum's current exhibits will follow. Tickets are $15. For more information, please call 305-375-4073.
Thursday, Jan. 15
70s Soul Jam: Did you ever wish that The Stylistics, Heat Wave, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes and Main Ingredient would perform together? Well, somebody did, because these chart-topping 70s soul bands will be performing at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. For one night, these crooners will re-create an era by performing such hits as “Betcha By Golly, Wow,” “Everybody Plays The Fool,” “Me and Mrs. Jones” and “If You Don't Know Me By Now.” Hosted by Jimmie (J.J. from the ‘70s TV sitcom “Good Times”) Walker, the show starts at 8 p.m., and ticket prices range from $20 to $100. For more information, please call 561-832-7469.
Friday, Jan. 16
Jazz Roots: Continuing their exploration of the origins of jazz concert series, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents “Jazz Roots: A Tribute To Machito And Tito Puente.’’ The line-up includes the pioneering trumpet star "Chocolate" Armenteros, flutist and Grammy Award-winner Dave Valentin, and star percussionist Sammy Figueroa. Ticket prices range from $45 to $125. The show starts at 8 p.m. The Arsht Center is located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. For more information, please call 305-949-6722.
Photo: David LaChappelle