calendar_web.jpgThursday, April 5

Africanisms in the Gullah Geechee Experience: Join Professor Ralph Johnson to explore this fascinating cultural topic, 5:30 p.m. at the Spady Museum, 170 N.W. Fifth Ave., Delray Beach. Admission $10. Call 561-279-8883.


Free Jazz Events: Riviera Beach Councilman Shelby L. Lowe and the Municipal Library join the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in the 11th annual Jazz Appreciation Month with a slate of free events: for seniors, 1-2:30 p.m., Villa Franciscan, 2101 Ave. F; and for teens, Thursday, April 12, 3:30-5 p.m., Municipal Courtyard at City Hall. Call 561 845-4032.
 
African American Film Festival: View Something the Lord Made, 7 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Helen K. Persson Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets $10. Call 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org

Friday, April 6
 
Thanksgiving in April: The Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers will hold their annual block party for the homeless and hungry families of South Florida providing live entertainment, haircuts, showers, foot care and washing along with a great Thanksgiving-style meal on all three campuses beginning at 9 a.m. Call 305-572-2040 or visit caringplace.org
 
Pamper Me Pink “Faces”: Join Mahaqni herself for a girl’s night out, 6 p.m. at the Viceroy Hotel, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami. Call 786-290-5313.

Saturday, April 7
 
Miss Riviera Beach Pageant: The Second Annual Teen USA pageant will be held at 5 p.m. at Newcomb Hall at the Municipal Marina. Tickets $10 in advance; $20 at the door, and new this year, $30 for VIP. Call Ms. Martinez, 561-206-7187, for information or tickets.
 
Women in Leadership Breakfast: The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. in partnership with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan and Ruth's List Florida is hosting under the theme Link-Leverage-Lead, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Jungle Island, Miami. Registration $30. Visit ncbw100miami.org

Tuesday, April 10
 
Social Media Marketing: The City of Hollywood hosts a free workshop at 6 p.m. facilitated by Brianna Bragg from Business Bragger at the Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call 954-921-3388.

Wednesday, April 11
 
Expo Alfresco: The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents the area’s largest Networking & Food Tasting Extravaganza, 5-8 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle. Tickets $15. Call 954-923-4000.

Friday, April 13
 
Jazz Roots: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents Jazz Roots: A Night In Rio, 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Tickets $25-$150. Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org
 
Tower of Power: Broward Center and AEG Live present the “Urban Soul” band, 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. The group mixes soul, jazz, funk and rock to create a unique sound, and has performed with Santana, Sly Stone and Creedence 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
 
CeCe Winans in Miramar: Join one of the most recognizable and incomparable voices in gospel music at 8 p.m. in A Gospel Extravaganza. 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. at the Signature Grand Ballroom, 6900 State Rd. 84, Davie. Tickets $30. Call Gigi Rolle-Holloway 954-430-0544.
 
Their Story is Our Story stage play: Singer, songwriter and author Cynthia Strachan presents the debut of a musical production, 2 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. A second performance is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at the Cathedral of Praise Worship Center in West Park. Call 954-357-2810.
 
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

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.

Let ’Em Know Café: Come out for the re-opening of South Florida’s only full-scale, teen run and -operated café & lounge, April 20, 8 p.m. at TACOLCY, 6161 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami. Enjoy spoken word, poetry, hip-hop, singing and more. Call 305-751-1295 ext. 139.

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis: The Grammy award-winning recording artists and authors perform through April 14 at The Colony, 155 Hammon Ave. in Palm Beach. For reservations call 561-659-8100.

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

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.
 
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.

Liberty City Farmer’s Market: Purchase fresh fruits, veggies and other organic yummies, 12-5 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays at TACOLCY, 6161 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami. Call 305-751-1295.

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