calendar_web.jpgThursday, April 18

Third Thursday Art Walk: The Morada Way Arts & Cultural District in Islamorada features national
and local artisans in galleries as well as “culinary art” and live music, 5 – 9 p.m. at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82. Admission free. Call 305-664-9100 or email

Essence of Black Miami Exhibit: The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida presents an exhibit that reflects the last 20 years of the AT&T Black History Calendar, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. through April at the Ward Cultural Tourist Gallery, 249 N.W. Ninth St., Miami. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 305-636-2390.

Local Treasures of African History: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Palm Beach reaches into its archives of donated artwork and artifacts to create its latest exhibit, representing regions primarily from sub-Saharan West Africa and southeast Africa, through April. Visit

Beautiful, Also, are the Souls of My People: Harlem-based visual artist and poet Nikki Williams displays her artwork during the month of April in celebration of National Poetry Month at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort. Lauderdale. The show is based on the poetry of Langston Hughes. For prearranged group tours during library hours call 954-357-5950.

Teen Poetry Contest: The Miami- Dade Public Library System invites youths 12-19 to pick up a pen and participate in its annual National Poetry Month Contest through April 30. Poems must be 20 lines or less and should reflect the theme, Florida’s Unique Place in American History. Entry forms available at any Miami-Dade Branch Library. Call 305-375-BOOK (2665) or visit

Friday, April 19

Anne & Emmett: The latest theatrical production of The African American Performing Arts Community Theatre (AAPACT), through May 12 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. Tickets $15 – $25. Call 305-456-0287, email or visit

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 at noon, 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

Feminine the Word, A Women’s Collective: The latest event from the Afro Diaries project celebrates National Poetry Month, 10 p.m. at Majestical Lips, Miami’s poetry and spoken word venue, 4320 N.W. Second Ave., featuring noted singers and spoken word female poets Alexis Caputo (co-producer), Damali Adele Ife, Elizabeth Straight-Wilt, Mori Taiye and Soulflower (“Empress of Hip-Hop”). Tickets $10. Call 786-419-7935.

Saturday, April 20

Earth Day Movie Festival: Starting at 10 a.m., the series of six hour-long films, produced by the World Ocean Observatory and Compass Light Films and highlighting ocean climate, energy and biodiversity, include Ocean Day: The Copenhagen Climate Talks, Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification, Exploring Bloody Wall, Census of Marine Life: Approach & Findings, Ocean Energy Innovators and Dark Horizon, with the last film at 3 p.m., at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 East Quay Road in Key West. Admission free.

Calling All Poets: The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center and Holy-wood Records Worldwide call for poets, judges and vendors to participate in their National Poetry Month event at 2 p.m. with three categories of awards for ages 13 – 25 and older. Vendors may purchase a table for $25 in the lobby and set up from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Call Desmond Hannibal at 954-357-6224.

Teen Only Space Opens at Library: A ribbon cutting ceremony for a new teen space, along with the International Art of Storytelling’s Countywide Teen Video Gaming Finals, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. Call 305-375-5180.

Sunday, April 21

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: The Broward Victims Right’s Coalition is hosting several events to benefit crime victims, including a 5k Run/Walk at Hollywood North Beach Park, a Crime Victim/Survivor Tribute at Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center in Davie,  and  a Training and Awards Luncheon at the Sunrise Civic Center focusing on Responding to Victims of Mass Trauma: Lessons Learned. Call 954-602-4348.

Interfaith Earth Day Fair: Join the Network of Spiritual Progressives Interfaith Justice League, 1 – 4 p.m. at Veterans Park, 9400 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton. Call 561-346-4161.

Tuesday, April 23

Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities: 10th annual celebration of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore’s lives and unique contributions to the early civil rights movement, at Moore Memorial Park, 2180 Freedom Ave., Mims, and various venues. For more information call 321-269-8265, email or visit