calendar-2_web.jpgThursday, April 25

Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities: Celebration of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore’s unique contributions to the early civil rights movement, through April 27 at Moore Memorial Park, 2180 Freedom Ave., Mims, and various venues. Call 321-269-8265, email or visit

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

KIDZ@Play Cre8tive Movement: Engages kids ages 3-6 in a two-hour movement workshop designed to strengthen physical movement, agility, listening skills and social development while exploring the rich cultural heritages of Africa and the Caribbean, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Carrie P. Meek Senior and Cultural Center, 1350 N.W. 50th St. Miami. Visit

Key West Characters: Three new plays based on the true tales of amazing real-life island residents including a musical about the birth of the Conch Republic, 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays through May 19 at Kelly’s Caribbean Upstairs, 301 Whitehead St. Tickets $35 at Call 305-296-4761.

Prom for High School Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Miami-Dade County Public Schools is holding the districtwide annualevent with approximately 500 students expected to participate, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami. Call 305-995-1126.

Friday, April 26

Reading Is Not Optional: That  is the theme for Broward County Library’s joint 26th Annual Conference on Children’s Literature and 11th Annual Ashley Bryan Art Series at the Main Library auditorium, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Registration and refreshments at 9 a.m. for the free daylong event. Call 954-357-7336 or email

Arsht Center Gala: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, presents its 2013 gala event to support the center’s arts education and community outreach programs. Call 786-468-2020 or email

STOMP for YAA!: The new Young At Art Museum,  751 S.W. 121st Ave., Davie, will come alive with artful encounters and dynamic rhythms at 7:30 p.m. The second annual gala will bring together athletes and donors to help raise funds to benefit Young At Art’s programming for underserved and at-risk youth. Tickets $250 per person for non-members, $200 per person for members. Contact Hannah Hausman at 954-424-5018.

Anne and Emmett: Join the imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till as presented by the African American Performing Arts Community Theatre through May 12 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. Admission $20. Call 305-456-0287, visit or email

Saturday, April 27

Reel Politique: The Gatekeepers, winner of several awards and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary, interviews six former heads of Israel’s Shin Bet internal security service, 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. Panel discussion and Q & A in addition to the film, $5 donation suggested. Contact Martin Lipschultz and Susan Caruso at

A Devastating Impact: Theatre of Creative Consciousness of The Arts Inc. presents excerpts of a play about an 18-year-old virgin diagnosed HIV positive, 6 p.m. at 297 S.W. 10th St., Deerfield Beach. Tickets $12, includes refreshments and free child care. Contact Islah at 786-879-4402.

Essence of Black Miami Exhibit: The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida 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. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 305-636-2390.

The Bad Girls of the Bible: Moving 4Word Productions presents a “Girls’ Day Out” inspirational stage play, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie. Call 954-228-5536 or visit

13th Annual Art of Storytelling: The Miami-Dade Public Library System presents its 13th annual International Art of Storytelling Family Festival Day, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. Free and open to all ages. Visit or call 305-375-2665.

Skills to Succeed Workshop: The United Way Center for Financial Stability, in partnership with ACCENTURE is hosting a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This hands-on coaching workshop will be facilitated by ACCENTURE and is geared toward preparing and enabling clients in the areas of Career Development, Job Application and Resume Creation. Contact Benny Salas 305-688-9726 or

Sunday, April 28

25th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Miami: Miami-Dade County Animal Services’ adoptable dogs and cats, along with other individuals and organizations, will participate in the 5K (3.1 mile) Aids Walk Miami walk-a-thon fundraiser presented by Care Resource benefiting those who have been affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS in South Florida Communities. Contact 305-751-WALK (9255) or email

Monday, April 29

Mom and Pop Boot Camp Business Training:
The Hyperion council and UM School of Business present business owners with an opportunity to learn customer service, hospitality skills and diversity skills at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 at the Black Police Precinct Courthouse and Museum, 480 N.W. 11th Street in Miami. Contact Petra Brennan at 305-539-3097.

Read and Soar with Aviator Barrington Irving: Get to know a real hero, 6:30 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The first 100 students to attend Irving’s book launch for Touch The Sky will receive a free book, courtesy of Broward County Public Schools. This will also be the only opportunity to enroll in AARLCC’s 6-week summer program of Barrington Irving’s Experience Aviation classes featuring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Call 954-357-2810.