calendar.jpgFriday, Aug. 2

Crossover Scholarship Basketball Tournament: Miramar Youth Enrichment Center, 7000 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, through Championship Game on Saturday. Adults $10/day, $15/weekend; students $5/day, $7 weekend. Call 954-701-9529 or visit

Fantasia and Avant in Concert: Join the R&B Songstress and Crooner for a soulful evening at 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2 Avenue. Tickets are $49.50 and $59.50. Call 305-416-5976 or visit


Fresh Fire Experience: Join 15-year-old Bryce Graham, nicknamed “The Wonder Boy Preacher,” for a Youth Empowerment Conference, Aug. 2-4 at various locations in West Palm Beach. The conference will include worship services, day events and a grand finale including a Florida Celebration of Gospel and Soul and a Journey Awards Ceremony. Visit


In a Class of Our Own: Miami Edison Senior High’s Class of 1973 will celebrate their 40th Class Reunion at the Miami Biscayne Bay Marriott, through Aug. 4. Reunion costs $90. Email or call or text 305-606-4248.


First Fridays of Florida: Enjoy the Jamaica Independence Edition of one of South Florida's hottest gatherings, 10 p.m. at Grand Palms Resort, 110 Grand Palms Dr., Pembroke Pines. Call 954-333-3738 or visit

Fourth Annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida: Delou Africa Inc. presents an exceptionally high-spirited three-day family friendly event Aug. 2-4 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 N.E. 59th Ter. The festival offers an extensive series of traditional African dance, drum, music and history workshops conducted by world-renowned performing artists including dance, song & music and health instruction workshops. Visit


Saturday, Aug. 3


‘United…the Journey Continues’: Jamaica Independence Anniversary Gala and Diaspora Honours, under the auspices of Consul General Grant Griffiths and the Jamaica United Relief Association, 7 p.m. at the Signature Grand in Davie. Tickets $100 each at; call 305-374-8431 ext. 232 or 954-394-2483.


AileyCamp Miami’s Reflections: Join AileyCamp Miami as it celebrates its fifth anniversary season with the culminating presentation featuring ballet, jazz, modern, West African and spoken word performed by AileyCampers at 7 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Visit


13th Annual Multicultural Arts Talent Show: The Multi-Cultural Arts Program hosts its signature talent show, 6 p.m. at Barton Elementary School, 1700 Barton Rd., Lake Worth. The show will highlight multicultural dances, choirs, solo performers, steppers, drummers, a magic show and more. Admission $5 for adults and $3 for school-aged children. Call 561-493-1190.


Welcome to Hollywood: The Overtown Youth Center invites you on a journey to Hollywood with their students who will captivate you with live music and dance, 6 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave. Tickets $10 for youth ages 5 and up, $15 for adults. Call 305-349-1204.


Customer Service and Business Seminars: Learn how to deliver excellent service and business etiquette from People 490, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 2 p.m. respectively at 3800 Inverrary Blvd., Suite 100-N, Corporate Park in Lauderhill. Cost is $69 for customer service and $49 for business etiquette. Call 754-223-2410 or email


Tuesday, Aug. 6


‘Fun on 42nd Street’: The culmination of the Little Broadway Summer Camp features Kev Marcus of Black Violin, JoMarie Payton of TV’s Family Matters, acclaimed instructional talent and of course the campers ages seven to 13, 7 pm. at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl. on Red Road in Miramar. Tickets $10, $2 lap tickets available for children under two, box office fees apply. Tickets may be purchased at the center’s box office window. Visit or call 954-602-4500.


Guinness International Champions Cup:  Experience the inaugural multicity, international-friendly tournament featuring some of Europe’s biggest clubs — Real Madrid, Juventus, and AC Milan, among others — through Aug. 7 at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 N.W. 199th St., Miami Gardens. Tickets start at $80, visit


Wednesday, Aug. 7


End of Summer Concert: Families are invited to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center’s I Believe concert featuring performing and visual arts, singing, dancing, poetry and music, 5:45 p.m. at the library, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Refreshments will be served. Call 954-357-6157.


Thursday, Aug. 8


Key West Lobsterfest: Calling all lobster lovers to a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations, a free concert and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. The festive feast celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season, August 8-11. Call 305-744-9804 or visit


Saturday, Aug. 10


Free Dance Classes: Miami City Ballet School is hosting a free Open House, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. featuring free half-hour beginning adult ballet, modern, jazz classes, creative movement classes for children, a pilates mat class, a tour of the dance studios and placement auditions for the upcoming school year, at 2200 Liberty Ave., South Beach. Call 305-929-7007 or visit


Homeownership Fair: Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida hosts a free event to help families realize their dreams of becoming homeowners. Learn about down payment and closing cost assistance programs, how to obtain the best loan and more, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 N.W. 22 Ave., Miami. Call 305-751-5511 ext. 1154.




Feed the Homeless: S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed the homeless in the City of Overtown every first Saturday of each month from 2-4 p.m. between 14-15 Street and 1st Ave.  S.E.E.K., Inc. is a not for profit organization serving youth of diverse backgrounds by providing public services that promote self-advocacy skills, strategic thinking skills, and community involvement to become lifelong problem solvers. Email


The Women’s Circle: The 501c(3) nonprofit organization, at 12 S.E. Fourth St. in Boynton Beach, dedicated to helping lower income women achieve financial stability, offers classes ranging from English and literacy, to computer training and typing, to sewing and knitting, all services free of charge. Call 561-244-7627 or visit


Art Exhibitions: Enjoy two new exhibitions, Six Degrees of Separate Nations: Ebony G. Patterson and Peterson Kamwathi, and Borders of Paradise: In the Eyes of Explorers now thru Sept. 8 and Aug. 25, respectively at FrostArt (The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU), 10975 SW 17 Street in Miami.  Both feature art as a tool to establish identity: how we see ourselves and how we perceive others, now and in the past. Call 305-348-2890 or visit


Priscilla Taylor Coffee Talk: Call toll-free at 1-877-960-9960 and join the Palm Beach County commissioner from 8 – 9 a.m. Sunday mornings on 95.9 FM, 960 AM and 106.9 FM.