calendar_web.jpgFriday, May 25

48 Hour Film Project: 
Cathleen Dean takes charge again (see story Page 3 C) as films completed  May 18-20 are screen-ed and a panel of judges chooses Miami’s best, 7 and 9 p.m. at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center (770 Monroe Street, Hollywood), part of the world’s largest filmmaking competition. Tickets $12; visit

Haiti’s AYIKODANS:  
The Adrienne Arsht Center is honored to welcome back Haiti’s premier dance troupe and one of the country’s most prominent artistic exports, May 25 at 8 p.m. and May 26 at 2 and 8 p.m. in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Tickets $35, visit,

Saturday, May 26

Celebrate LIFE with HOPE: 
The Haitian-American Solidarity Center-PBC, Inc. in cooperation with several organizations will hold the second annual celebration for Haitian Heritage Month from 2-7 p.m. at the Historic Loading Ramp in Belle Glade. Call 561-502-8968.

Free Family Fishing Clinics:  
Learn how to fish for bass in the local waters of South Florida at Walmart, 12400 Hillsborough Blvd. in Coconut Creek. The kids fishing contest will be on June 16 from 9-11 a.m. Call Ron Gallo at 954-684-3636 for more information.

Make an AIDS Quilt: 
Miami Beach CommunityHealth Center’s Making Memories will assist those interested in creating an AIDS Quilt panel as a way to pay tribute to a life lost to AIDS with workshops held from 1-3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every month through October at the center, 11645 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 207 in Miami. Visit or call 305-538-8835.

Sunday, May 27

We Are One 2012: 
Pastor Marvin Charles Lue Jr. and congregation invite you to Trinity CME Church of Miami, 511 N.W. Fourth St. in Miami, at 10 a.m. for their Pentecost Sunday Celebration. Call 305-373-7162.

Best of the Best Concert:
South Florida's biggest Memorial Weekend concert proudly returns to Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami The long running international music festival will once again bring the top acts in reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, soca, R&B and kompa to the Miami stage. Visit

The Soul Seekers:
The Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award-winning group will take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, and perform hand-clapping, toe-tapping and spine-tingling music with a modern gospel quartet twist. Tickets $48.50, $55.50 and $61.50. Visit

Monday, May 28

Palm Beach Jerk & Caribbean Culture Festival:
Experience a day for the entire family at the ninth annual festival from 2-10 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach.  Tickets $15 in advance and $25 at the gate. For more information, visit or call 561-856-8478.

Wednesday, May 30

‘Super Bowl of Jazz’ winners:  
Back from another victory in New York, the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble Celebrates their first place win at the Essentially Ellington competition in the Lincoln Center with a reception, 6:15-7:45 p.m. in the Black Box Theater; and concert: 8-9:00 p.m. in the  Main Theater, at the Dillard Center for the Arts, 2501 N.W. 11th St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $10; visit, email or call 954-214-0320

Anti-Bullying Advocate Jonathan Spikes:
South Florida’s native son will read from his powerful new novel, I Know What I Am and I Am Not What You Call Me during a book signing party Wednesday, May 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 1-877-BlackPR.

Friday, June 1

Brides Against Breast Cancer:  
Save up to 85 percent on a beautiful gown when you attend the original nationwide tour of gowns from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverside Hotel, 620 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets required, visit