calendar_web.jpgThe New Jim Crow: Author Michelle Alexander is featured in conversation with Leonard Pitts Jr. regarding her research and book that details, as its subtitle states, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 7 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. For more information call Books & Books, 305-442-4408 or visit newjimcrow.com

Jazz in the Gardens: Featuring a dynamic mix of musical genres and headliners ranging from Ledisi to Patti LaBelle, Nicole Henry to Ramsey Lewis and more, the seventh annual event swings through Sunday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. Visit jazzinthegardens.com or call 877-640-JAZZ.

Mon. March 19

45th Annual Golf Classic: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade raise money for the organization at the Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club, 13610 Deering Bay Dr., Coral Gables. Registration will begin at 10 a.m.; putting contest at 11 a.m.; shotgun start at 12 p.m.; awards banquet and ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. Contact  305-446-9910 ext. 30 or email ahrenstein@bgcmia.org

Women’s History Luncheon: The African-American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust presents the 14th annual event, 12 noon at City of Miami Legion Memorial Park, 644 N.E. Seventh Ave., Miami. Tickets $30, call 305-638-5800.

Fri. March 21

Songs in Key of ‘C’: Miami’s Rhonda Smith, a breast cancer survivor, will present this musical event at 6 p.m. to highlight the cause, community and a cure for breast cancer at Bongos at the Hard Rock Casino – Sky Lounge, 5733 Seminole Way in Hollywood. Visit breastcancerpartner.com


Cannonball Jazz Series: Reserve your tickets for the 7 p.m. concert featuring Randy Corinthian at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $5, call 754-322-8828.


Fri. March 23

Afro-Cuban rumba concert: Head to Tropical Park for a free concert featuring the Afro-Cuban rumba ensemble Los Herederos, 8 p.m. at Tropical Park, 900 S.W. 40th St., Miami. For more information call 305-480-1717 or visit ­­miamidade.gov/parks

Sun. March 25

JAM & ALL Decade of Dialogue Celebration: Join JAM & ALL, an organization of Jews, Muslims, Christians and All Peoples, for the 10th anniversary celebration of a journey of interfaith understanding and peace, 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the ArtServe Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.  Music, memories, food, friendship, admission $15, free admission with single/family membership of $15. RSVP by March 18. Contact 954-781-4392 or 954-600-6848, email info@JAMandAll.org or visit jamandall.org

Sat. March 31

Global Harmony Conference: This grassroots peace initiative will take place at 11 a.m. at Cinema Paradiso, 503 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale and will feature the international film Globalized Soul. Call Rev. Lori at 954-632-0605.

ONGOING

Call for Artists: Diaspora Arts Coalition and the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition are looking for talented performers to showcase family friendly acts at the upcoming 2012 fair on March 16-17, March 23 and 25. Submit a promo package including a EPK, DVD and/or audio of your performance, a bio and photo to Diaspora Arts Coalition, P.O. Box 171162, Hialeah, FL 33017 or email diasporaartscoalition2009@gmail.com with the words Attention 2012 Fair in the subject line. Materials will not be returned and all acts will not be selected. Call 305-454-6139.


2012 African-American Film Festival: With the theme Winning Against All Odds, the 2012 festival will present at 7 p.m. on three successive Thursday evenings, March 22, 29 and April 5, at the Persson Rehearsal Hall of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Tickets $10 per night or $25 for entire festival — March 22, Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad  (1994); March 29: Tuskegee Airmen (1995); April 5: Something the Lord Made (1995). For more information call 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org


Liberty City Farmer’s Market at TACOLCY: Come out for fresh fruits, veggies and other organic yummies from 12-5 p.m. every Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday to TACOLCY, 6161 N.W. Ninth Ave. in Miami. Call 305-751-1295.


Clematis By Night:
West Palm Beach's free weekly concert series on the new downtown waterfront every Thursday, 6-9 p.m, Centennial Square at the Waterfront Commons. More info at 561-822-1515 or clematisbynight.net


Lake Worth Farmer’s Market: Saturdays at Waterside, N.E. corner of Lake Avenue and A1A. Call 561-283-5856.

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