calendar_web.jpgThursday, Dec. 22

Annual Kuumba Kwanzaa Art Exhibition: This rich cultural exhibit begins with a grand opening reception at 7 p.m. at the Amadlozi Gallery at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 2166 N.W. 62nd St., and will run until Jan. 17, 2012. Call Dinizulu Gene Tinnie at 305-904-7620.

Clematis By Night: West Palm Beach's free weekly concert series on the new waterfront every Thursday, 6-9 p.m., Centennial Square at the Waterfront Commons, this week featuring the Valerie Tyson Band, a powerful musical force that brings together all kinds of music including R&B, jazz, disco, classic rock, swing, hip-hop,  Latin, calypso and reggae. More info: 561-822-1515 or clematisbynight.net
 
Friday, Dec. 23

Sensere at Friday Night Live: Join South Florida’s acclaimed soul-filled gospel group, 7:30 p.m. at Jesus People Proclaim International Ministries Church, 3200 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton. Call 561-361-0610 or visit jpproclaim.org

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Million Dollar Quartet: Come to the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami to experience the smash hit Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Philips, the ''Father of Rock 'n' Roll,'' brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. The show runs thru Jan. 1. Visit arshtcenter.org/perform

Wednesday, Dec. 28

AARLCC Celebrates Kwanzaa: Come to the annual celebration with activities scheduled from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. For vendor application or other information call 954-357-6224.

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 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Parrish Hall, 404 S.W. Third St. in Delray. 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 and the Orange Bowl Committee announce the second annual three-day festival featuring Pete Wentz, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Samantha Ronson and Miami’s own DJ Irie, between Seventh and Ninth Streets on Ocean Drive. Visit orangedr.com

New Year’s Eve with Mike Epps: Join the hysterical comedian at 7 p.m. in the James L. Knight Center, 400 S.E. Second Ave. in downtown Miami. Tickets $49-$79. Call 305-416-5977.

New Years Eve Performances: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, will ring down the curtain on 2011 with performances on two stages and celebratory hospitality options. Cirque Dreams Holidaze performs in the Au-Rene Theater at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets $30-$70, and Laffing Matterz at 8:45 p.m. in the Abo New River Room, with tickets for dinner and show including champagne toast $125.  Call 954-462-0222 or visit browardcenter.org

Ongoing:

Faithville Album Release: Faithville, a gospel/soul/funk group of eight singers, two emcees, and a poet has released a double album of over 25 tracks. Call 754-300-0711.

Holiday Greetings That Fight Hunger: Feeding South Florida is helping people celebrate the true spirit of giving during the holidays with its special holiday cards. The minimum order for the holiday cards, priced at $5 each, is $25 or five cards. One $25 donation will provide 175 pounds of food to someone in need. Visit feedingsouthflorida.org

Registration for The McIntyre Institute: Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the liturgical dance giant’s Spring 2012 term. Application fees $5 for returning students and $10 for new students. Visit mcintyreinstitute.com

Liberty City Farmer’s Market at TACOLCY: Come out for fresh fruits, veggies and other organic yummies every Thursday and Saturday, 12-6 p.m. at TACOLCY, 6161 N.W. Ninth Ave. in Miami. Call 305-751-1295.

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