Thursday, Dec. 29
An Evening of Kwanzaa: The Diaspora Arts Coalition, The Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs/Joseph Caleb Auditorium and Productive Hands Inc. are proud to present “A Kwanzaa Experience,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, 5400 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. Call DCA at 305-244-2158 or the Caleb at 305-636-2350.
One Bullet Kills the Party: Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, along with various law enforcement and community leaders, will hold their annual press conference, 10 a.m. at Williams Park, 1717 N.W. Fifth Ave. in Overtown, asking residents to refrain from shooting guns in the air in celebration of New Year’s Eve.
Peace Workshop and Mural: The Peace Mural Foundation will hold a workshop with hands-on craft activities for all ages, 12-5 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit Words of Peace will be adjacent in gallery six. Call 954-357-7443.
Friday, Dec. 30
Kwanzaa Celebration: The Spady Museum is partnering with the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Delray Beach Chapter to teach the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa and what they mean, 7-9 p.m. at the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Parrish Hall, 404 S.W. Third St. in Delray Beach. Admission is fresh fruit to share or canned goods. Call Charlene at 561-279-8883.
Saturday, Dec. 31
Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival: Union Square Agency and the Orange Bowl Committee announce the second annual three-day festival, between Seventh and Ninth St. on Ocean Dr., featuring Pete Wentz, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Samantha Ronson and Miami’s very own DJ Irie. Visit orangedr.com.
New Year’s Eve with Mike Epps: Join the hysterical comedian, 7 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 S.E. Second Ave., downtown Miami. Tickets $49-$79. Call 305-416-5977.
Sunday, Jan. 1
‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’: This original new musical extravaganza filled with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams takes its final stage, 2 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $29-$70. Visit browardcenter.org
Monday, Jan. 2
B.B. King at the Kravis Center: Join the universally hailed “King of Blues,” 8 p.m. in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25. Call 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org
Thursday, Jan. 5
Miami History Class: The wildly popular Miami and South Florida History class will be available once again for history buffs, Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 5 through April 26, 2012 at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Bldg. 3, Room 2217, downtown Miami. Notable historian Dr. Paul George will teach the class. Visit mdc.edu
Friday, Jan. 6
The One Night Stand for Singles: If you’re single and looking to start the New Year with a new perspective on relationships, Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, 10701 S.W. 184th St., Perrine is the place to be at 8 p.m. when Dr. R. A Vernon, pastor of The Word Church in Cleveland, Ohio will kick off his 2012 national tour for his latest book, 10 Rules of Dating. Call 305-251-5753 or visit sweethome.org
East Village Uncorked: Enjoy more than 15 restaurants featuring international cuisine, wine tastings from around the world in participating shops, artist exhibits throughout Harbor Village and live entertainment in three locations at this free event. Call 954-786-7824 or visit pompanobeachcra.com
Fridays at the Falls: Jam out at this free music series with Crywolf, a rockin’ rhythm and blues band, 6-9 p.m. at the Falls, 8888 S.W. 136th St., Miami. This is one in a series of Friday concerts. Call 305-255-4571 or visit simon.com
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