Thursday, Feb. 28
Afro Diaries: A Black History Month evening of music, poetry and prose by the Afro Diaries artist along with Alexis Caputo, the Kiki Sanchez Trio, Malachi Smith, Aza Weir-Soley, Preston Allen, Emmanuel Aderele, Sound Theory, Joe McNair and Charles Austin, at the Miami Dade College North Campus, 11300 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami.
Black Police Precinct Museum Honors Living Pioneers: Enjoy the story of Miami’s living pioneers at the Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum, 480 N.W. 11th St., Miami. Refreshments will also be served and parking is free. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 25 by calling 305-329-2513.
DelancyHill P.A.’s 9th Annual Black History Celebration: The law firm collaborates with the Little Haiti Cultural Center to honor U.S. District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 212 N.E. 59th Ter., Miami. The reception will include cultural presentations from the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Call Marlon Hill, 786-777-0184 or Suzan McDowell, 305-576-3790.
Re-enactment of Historic March on Washington: Miami Dade College’s (MDC) will culminate Black History Month with a moving re-enactment of the 1963 march, 11 a.m. at MDC’s North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave, free and open to the public. Contact Chimene Garrison at 305-237-1061.
Take the Train…Take the Test Day: In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Black History Month, the Miami-Dade County Health Department has partnered with Miami-Dade Transit and 3-1-1 to offer free HIV testing to the public, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the following Miami Metrorail stations: Brownsville, 5200 N.W. 27th Ave.; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 6205 N.W. 27th Ave.; and Northside, 3150 N.W. 79th St. Call 3-1-1 or visit: testmiami.org
YPN Miami 2013 Entrepreneurship Series: Join this discussion on social entrepreneurship and Miami’s booming startup community, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce UM Life Sciences & Technology Park, 1951 N.W. 7th Ave., Miami. Admission $10, free for YPN members. Visit ypnmiami.com
Carrie P. Meek Awards: Join the Black Heritage Council of Nova Southeastern University for the Eighth Annual Outstanding Educational Leadership Achievement Awards Ceremony, which recognizes distinguished leaders in education from South Florida, 6 p.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 W. SR 84 in Davie. Tickets $50 for adults, $30 for children, $500 for corporate table of 10. Visit fischlerschool.nova.edu/bhc
Saturday, March 2
Kitty Oliver: The author, oral historian and writing professor takes a new direction in her Race and Change work, bridging cultures with an upbeat inspirational concert and release party for her new CD of original music, The Calling of Our Time, 7 p.m. in the intimate art gallery setting of ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For tickets visit kittyoliveronlne.com or call 954-382-0793.
9 Mile Music Festival: Featuring the best in roots, reggae at the historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami. Gates open at 2 p.m. Four canned goods required as part of admission, tickets at 9milemusicfestival.com or call 305-740-7344.
Heart & SoulFest” Street Festival: The Northwest Neighborhood invites all from 3 – 7 p.m. to historic Tamarind Avenue between Seventh and 10th Street in West Palm Beach. Free and open to the public with plenty of food, beverages and fun activities for the entire family. Contact Bruce Lewis at 561-236-2185 or email@example.com
Sunday, March 3
Harlem Globetrotters’ ‘You Write the Rules’ Tour: Fans can vote at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule to decide the rules for Special K and the Globetrotters at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, 4 p.m. They also will play on Monday, March 4, 7 p.m. and Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. at Florida Atlantic Universty Arena, 777 Glades Rd. Boca Raton. Tickets at harlemglobetrotters.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000
Special Olympics Qualifying Track and Field Completion: Competitors will participate from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Traz Powell Stadium on the Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami. The family event will feature an Olympic Village providing a carnival atmosphere with music, entertainment, activities and food. Volunteers, ages 13 and older are needed to accompany the special athletes to various events, cheer them on and serve as their companions during the games. For more information visit nmbtrackandfield.com or call 305-332-7791.
Wednesday, March 6
Free Vegetable Gardening Workshop: Learn organic and sustainable vegetable gardening for South Florida when the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension hosts a free and informative vegetable gardening workshop, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables.
Thursday, March 7
Broward/Palm Beach Coalition for the Balancing Act: War vs. Human Needs of South Florida and the Occupy Fort Lauderdale Labor Outreach group have endorsed HR505, the Balancing Act, to replace the entire sequester with revenue increases and specific reductions in the Pentagon budget. Attend a tutorial on the proposed legislation and learn next steps at 7 p.m. at 1271 S. Cypress Rd., Pompano Beach. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and call 954-531-1928 for more information as well as parking instructions.
The Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches: The ensemble, renowned for its preservation of Negro spirituals, unites with the Klezmer Company Orchestra for a celebration of Jewish and African-American music, 3 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University’s Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The guest soloists are Lloyd Reshard from Miami and Leo Williams from Delray Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit fauevents.com