calendar_web.jpgThursday, Feb. 16

African Diaspora Artist Showcase: Visit Majestical Lips at 6 p.m. for this night of incredible artistry, 4320 N.W. 2nd Ave. in Miami.

Rendezvous at BrickellHouse: Newgard Development Group and Cervera Real Estate invite you 6-9 p.m. at 1300 Brickell Bay Dr. in Miami for a block party that will feature live music by Miami’s own DJ Le Spam, delicious cocktails and cuisine from some of Miami’s best gourmet restaurants on wheels. Call 1-888-406-0267 or email info@brickellhouse.com

Friday, Feb. 17

Loquacious and Bodacious: Penned by the late Bhetty Waldron and featuring Karen Stephens as Zora Neale Hurston, Feb. 17-19 at Actor’s Rep, 1009 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach. For tickets call 561-833-7529 or visit actorsrep.org

Kim Wayans: Known for her performances from In Living Color and currently starring in the new film Pariah, the comic actress Kim Wayans performs her original, one-woman production A Handsome Woman Retreats, 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar. Tickets $20. Call 954-602-4500 or visit miramarculturalcenter.org

Comedy and Talent Explosion: The Palm Beach State College Chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs presents comedian Marvin Dixon in this 12th annual event, 8 p.m. in the Duncan Theater of the Lake Worth Campus, 4200 Congress Ave. Tickets $10. Call 561-868-3441.

Evidence, A Dance Company: The four-day residency of Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown and company members concludes with their public performance, 8 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 S.W. 211 St. in Cutler Bay. Tickets $10-25; $5 at Culture Shockmiami.com for ages 13-22; $5 off orchestra level seats for students, seniors and active military service members. Call 786-573-5300 or visit smdcac.org

Spoken Word Competition: Showcase your poetic skills and compete for cash prizes, 8 p.m. at Majestical Lips, 4320 N.W. Second Ave, in Miami.

Jazz Roots: The Arsht Center presents Blues and Soul featuring five-time Grammy winner Robert Cray and Grammy-nominated blues sensation Shemekia Cope-land, 8 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Tickets $25-$135. Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org

16th Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival/Workshop: Feb. 17-18 at the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts at Florida Memorial University, 158000 N.W. 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens, featuring La Toya Davis-Craig, Jesse Jones Jr., Nicole Yarling, the Melton Mustafa Orchestra, the Florida Memorial University Jazz Ensemble and top high school jazz bands. Visit meltonmustafa.com, msmartsinc.org/events.html or call 305-623-3063.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Jazz Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington: The MDC Live! Performing Arts Series presents the Grammy-nominated composer and producer, 8 p.m. at the Lehman Theatre, Building 5 on Miami Dade College’s North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27th  Ave.
Tickets $30 for the general public, $20 for non-MDC students and seniors, $10 for MDC students, faculty and staff. Must show valid identification for student and senior tickets. Call 305-237-3010 or visit mdc.edu/mdclive

Sundiata: Enjoy this timeless African folktale, 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $5 to $20. Visit browardcenter.org

Winds of Change Economic Leadership Conference: Africa, the richest continent on the planet, sends members of its richest tribe, the Royal Bafokeng Nation, to meet with black Americans during Black History Month and plan for new cooperation. Participate in this history making event, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at the Worldwide Christian Center, 450 N. Powerline Rd. Pompano Beach. To register call 754-234-7943 or 404-862-1232.

Sunday, Feb. 19

 
Sunshine Slopers Monthly Meeting: South Florida’s first National Brotherhood of Skiers affiliate will hold its monthly meeting, 3 p.m. at the Betty Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 N.W. 199 St. in Miami Gardens. Call 305-525-0338 or visit sunshineslopers.com

 Wednesday, Feb. 22
 
Pieces of Jamaica Exhibit Closing: Come to the sunset of this fine arts photography exhibit that captures the beauty of Jamaican people and its diverse landscape, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Civic Center Art Gallery, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Sunrise.
Thursday, Feb. 23
 
Marketing for Small Businesses: South Florida Urban Ministries hosts a free marketing seminar, 6:30 p.m. at the United Way Center for Financial Stability, 11500 N.W. 12th Ave. in Miami. RSVP at jpoza@sflum.org or 305-688-3551 ext. 29.
 Friday, Feb. 24
 
After 5: Enjoy a free evening of networking, socializing and mixing with South Florida’s Black Professionals at Broward's Black Professionals’ Monthly Networking Social, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn Sawgrass Conference Center, in Plantation.
Saturday, Feb. 25
 
Free Community Health Fair: Miami Dade College hosts its seventh annual fair, 9 a.m. at the Medical Campus, 950 N.W. 20th St. in Miami. Services include bone density, dental and vision screenings, glucose, cholesterol and mammogram tests.

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Liberty City Farmer’s Market at TACOLCY: Come out for fresh fruits, veggies and other organic yummies, 12-5 p.m. every Thursday and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. every Saturday at TACOLCY, 6161 N.W. Ninth Ave. in Miami. Call 305-751-1295.

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