calendar_web.jpgFriday, April 13

Jazz Roots: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents Jazz Roots: A Night In Rio featuring Sergio Mendes 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets $25-$150. Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org


Tower of Power: The “Urban Soul” band, 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale. The group mixes soul, jazz, funk and rock to create a unique sound, and has performed with Santana, Slystone and Credence Clearwater Revival. Their hits include What is Hip? and You’re Still a Young Man. Tickets $40.50. Call 954-462-0222.

Saturday, April 14
 
Their Story is Our Story stage play: Singer, songwriter and author Cynthia Strachan presents the debut of the musical production, 2 p.m.  at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-2810.

Russell Simmons: The entrepreneur and environmentalist will be the featured speaker on the topic, “All Real Men Read,” 6 p.m. at the historic Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church 801 Eighth St., West Palm Beach. For more information concerning tickets, and breakfast with Simmons at “264 The Grill,” contact Akbar of Pyramid Books, 561-731-4422 or pyramidbooks@aol.com or visit allrealmenread.com

CeCe Winans in Miramar:
One of the most incomparable voices in gospel music in A Gospel Extravaganza, 8 a.m. Tickets $20 and $25. Call 954-602-4500.

Sistah to Sistah Connection Annual Luncheon:
All ladies are invited to the 7th Annual Women’s Outreach Luncheon, 10:30 a.m., Signature Grand Ballroom, 6900 State Rd. 84 in Davie. Tickets $30. Call Gigi Rolle-Holloway 954-430-0544.

5K Beach/Run Walk for KID:
Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach counties hosts a USATF 5K Beach Run/Walk to support its programs for abused and neglected children, 7:30 a.m. at John U. Lloyd State Park, 6503 N. Ocean Dr., Dania Beach. Registration $35. Visit walkforkid.org

Sunday, April 15

Commemorative Service & Youth Talent on Parade: 19th annual African-American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust event honoring pioneers and veterans interred in the City of Miami cemetery, 3 p.m. at Biscayne Park, Miami Avenue and 18th St. Call 305-638-5800.

Monday, April 16

Act Like, Think Like: Provocative conversation forum based on Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, 6:30 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-2810.

Tuesday, April 17

Moore Heritage Festival: Ninth Annual Festival of the Arts and Humanities, April 17-21 at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park, 2180 Freedom Ave., Mims. Call 321-269-8265, 321-720-8933, email HHMFestival@aol.com or visit harryharriettemoore.org
Thursday, April 19

Free Jazz Events: Nicole Yarling and Friends present Jazz for Wee Tots, for preschool and toddlers, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Municipal Courtyard at Riviera Beach City Hall. Brown bag lunch included, reservations required. Call 561 845-4032.

Friday, April 20

Youth Café Weekend at TACOLCY: The re-opening of South Florida’s only full-scale, teen-run and -operated café & lounge, 8 p.m. at TACOLCY, 6161 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami. Enjoy spoken word, poetry, hip-hop, singing and more. On Saturday, April 21 the youth unveil a brand new mural at 2 p.m. Call 305-751-1295 ext. 139 or visit tacolcy.orgSaturday, April 21

Resource Informational Fun Fair: Come get RIFFed at this event featuring health screenings, live music, kid’s activities, grooming services, giveaways and more, 12-4 p.m. at 2398 N.W. 119th St., Miami. Call 305-681-6121.

Ongoing:

CityPlace on the Plaza: Live music onstage, 6-11 p.m. Fridays, 7-11 p.m. Saturdays at CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-366-1000.

Free Pet Vaccinations: Thanks to the generosity and support of the ASPCA, Miami-Dade Animal Services, 7401 N.W. 74th St., offering free vaccinations for dogs and cats throughout April. Visit miamidade.gov/animals

Clematis By Night: Music, food and more, 6-9:30 Thursdays at Centennial Square on the waterfront in West Palm Beach. Call 561-822-1515.

Farmer’s Market Weekends: Purchase fresh seasonal produce and flowering plants directly from local growers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through May at Tropical Park, 7900 S.W. 40th St., Miami. Contact 786-412-9584 or e-mail vandbfarms@gmail.com

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