melissa-moonchild-stokes_web.pngThursday, April 11

Cannonball Jazz Series: Old Dillard Museum and Next Weekend Productions present Melissa “Moonchild” Stokes in concert, 7 p.m. at the museum, 1009 N.W. Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale. Admission $5 in advance, $7 at door. Call 754-322-8828.

Monterey Jazz Festival: The Kravis Center for Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, presents the critically acclaimed and Grammy-winning jazz artists including an all-star band featuring bassist and musical director Christian McBride, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Benny Green and drummer Lewis Nash at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Call 561-832-7469 or visit

Geographic Information System (GIS) Unveiling: Attend the highly anticipated unveiling of Miami-Dade County’s new web-based GIS that provides demographic, statistical and visualization data of neighborhoods across Miami-Dade County, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Main Library, downtown Miami. Call 305-375-5661 ext. 93406 or e-mail

Friday, April 12

Glamour in the Woods: The Friends of Gilda annual luncheon featuring a silent auction and show with fashions provided by Jessie Boutique, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place in Boca Raton. Tickets $75, proceeds support Gilda’s Club South Florida. Contact Elisabeth Glynn at 954-763-6776 or email

Jazz Roots – A Larry Rosen Jazz Series: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents Generation Next Piano, 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, featuring two of the most dynamic, young jazz pianists to emerge on the scene today – the mesmerizing Hiromi, with her high-octane ensemble The Trio Project, and three-time Grammy nominee Gerald Clayton – both in their Arsht Center debuts. Tickets $25 – $130, purchased by calling 305-949-6722 or online at

Strongman Competition: Men and women 18 and older are eligible for the competition set for 2 p.m. at the Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation, 1100 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach. Competitors are encouraged to pre-register, fee $10. Contact or call 561-803-2336.

Saturday, April 13

Fourth Annual Key West Authors’ Book Fair: Enjoy book signings and readings by the authors as well as mimosas, pastries and a spring day at the free event, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the garden of the Key West Oldest House, 322 Duval St. Call 305-296-5762.

Family Fun and Resource Center: Broward AWARE presents this fun and educational day, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Rev. Samuel Delevoe Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-377-1119 or email

Super Saturday: Gilda’s Club South Florida hosts families touched by cancer as they welcome spring and learn new techniques for rejuvenating minds, bodies and families. Featured guest is  Ann Watson, registered nurse, Reiki master and Certified Healing Practitioner). RSVP to 954-763-6776 or to

Earth Day Peace Jam 2013: Featuring family fun, kids’ activities, free tree giveaway, eco-exhibits, artists, make and take crafts and an exciting lineup of acoustic and jam bands, 12 – 9 p.m. at The Cultural Plaza, Lake Avenue and M Street across from the Lake Worth library. Admission free. Contact or 585-2958.

Creative Writing Workshop Celebrating the Artistic Spirit: Nikki Williams will conduct Part 1 at 2 p.m. and Part 2 on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6210.The works of the Harlem-based visual artist and poet, based on the poetry of Langston Hughes, will be on display during April in celebration of National Poetry Month. For prearranged group tours call 954-357-5950.

Sunday, April 14

Everything Gwaan Pon De Corner: Ultimate Track Club presents an original stage play hosted by WSVN’s Donovan Campbell with a special appearance by Sons of Mystro, 7 p.m. at North Miami Performing Arts Center, 17011 N.E. 19th Ave. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at door.

Wednesday, April 17

Working Girls Launch Party: To mark the release of the print edition of Award-winning attorney Shavon Jones’ Working Girls: Money, Power & Love, a story about four friends struggling to balance work, life and love, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Southstreet Restaurant, 4000 N.E. Second Ave., Miami. Acclaimed biographer Blair S. Walker will give introductory remarks.

Thursday, April 18

All in Fore the Kids: Two days of fun-filled events for one good cause: Gentlemen’s Night Out, 7:30 p.m. in the Granada Ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; and the Miami Children’s Hospital’s 31st Annual Corporate Golf Invitational, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Biltmore Golf Course. Call 786-624-2984 for Night Out and 786-624-2986 for the tournament, or visit

Friday, April 19

Black Tie and Blue Jeans: Help Branches, a nonprofit dedicated to moving people from poverty to prosperity, while enjoying an evening of fun, fellowship and dancing, 6 p.m. at the Trump Doral Golf Resort and Spa, 4400 N.W. 87th Ave., Miami. Contact or 305-442-8306 x1002.

Power of the Purse Luncheon: CBS 4’s Shannon Hori is host for the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade’s 20th anniversary luncheon and networking event, 11 a.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, including a silent auction featuring items ranging from luxury designer handbags to lavish travel packages. Tickets $125. Call 305-441-0506.

Fifth-Annual Spin-A-Thon:  To recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month and benefit Kids in Distress, the Marine Industry Cares Foundation presents teams of cycling enthusiasts with the opportunity to ride for 360 consecutive minutes on more than 100 spinning bikes overlooking the New River. Registration kicks off at noon and the riding begins at 1 p.m. at Esplanade Park, 400 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Cost is $300 per team for bike registration with teams encouraged to raise additional funds. After party begins at 5 p.m. Contact