sam_x_2.jpgThursday, Feb. 7

Healing Arts of Our Ancestors Exhibit: Opening reception featuring the Gourd Master Sam X at 6 p.m. at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. 4th St., Fort Lauderdale. Admission free. Call 754-322-8828.

Healing Arts of Our Ancestors Exhibit: Opening reception featuring the Gourd Master Sam X at 6 p.m. at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. 4th St., Fort Lauderdale. Admission free. Call 754-322-8828.

International Believers Conference: Register now to join Bishop Henry Fernandez as he hosts Bishop T.D. Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Vicki Yohe and Charles Jenkins for a powerful time of worship, Feb. 7 and 8 at the Faith Center Ministries, 5555 N.W. 95th Ave., Sunrise. Admission $30. Call 954-742-7832 or visit

Village Dialogue:
  Economic Development & the Black World Community: Join the Black Affairs Advisory Board, Wingspan Seminars and the Beacon Council, 7 p.m. at the Fountain of New Life Church, 4601 N.W. 167th St., Miami Gardens for this discussion. Free and open to the public. Call 305-375-4606.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Harlem Gospel Choir: Made up of the finest singers and musicians from various churches in Harlem, N.Y., the group will perform at 8 p.m. as part of the Signature Series at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. on Red Road in Miramar. Tickets are $35 – $45 with subscription packages available. Visit 

Healing Arts of Our Ancestors Workshop:
Experience a four-hour workshop with the Gourd Master Sam X from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. 4th St., Fort Lauderdale. Registration $25. For mor information, call 754-322-8828

Casino Royale Fundraiser: The Black Affairs Advisor Board invites you to a fundraiser, 1 – 6 p.m. at Hard Rock Café to benefit Young Pillars Scholarship Fund. Tickets $30 (includes $20 rebate). For more information, call 305-375-4606.
Unmasking Traditional Untruths about Tithing: Byron J. Shorter will talk about his book that debunks myths and teaches what the Bible truly states about the concept of tithing, 2 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Shorter is a teaching elder with the Pillar of Truth Evangelistic Association. Call 954-357-2810.

The Spencers’ Theatre of Illusion: The modern-day Houdinis return to the stage, 8 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $25.50 and $35.50. Call 954-462-0222 or visit

Sunday, Feb. 10

Black Miami Film Showcase: Come meet the film makers and the story behind the film by Michael Williams which illustrates the impact blacks have had on the founding and development of Miami, 2 p.m. at HistoryMiami Auditorium, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free and open to the public. Call 305-375-1492.

AYIKODANS: Haiti’s most prominent dance troupe is coming back to Miami for a triumphant celebration of its 25th Anniversary season. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m., also Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets $35. Call 305-949-6722 or visit

New Racial Caste System: The general public is invited and urged to address the issues posed by Michelle Alexander in her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 3970 N.W. 21st Ave., Oakland Park. Discussions will continue each Sunday thereafter until the entire book is covered. Contact 954-531-1928 or email

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Free Homeowner Seminar: Kaye Bender Rembaum will host a free seminar for the boards and residents of homeowner, condominium and cooperative associations, as well as property managers, about community association law, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions and topics for discussion with their RSVP to or call 954-776-1999 ext. 230.

Thursday, Feb. 14

One Billion Rising (OBR): Join with activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, women, men and families in more than 180 countries and American cities at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day to demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women and girls suffer. In true tropical Miami style, the local event will take place under the stars at the stunning New World Symphony Soundscape Park on South Beach, 500 17th Street in Miami Beach. Contact 305-490-9145 or email

Friday, Feb. 15

The Canterbury Tales Remixed: Combining virtuoso lyricism with physical theatre and dramatic storytelling, Chaucer’s best-loved tales come to life in engaging, accessible and often hilarious hip-hop style, 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets $28. Call 561-832-7469 or visit

Saturday, Feb. 16

Black History Month Annual Extravaganza: Celebrate Black History with entertainment, vendors and senior steppers, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22nd Ave., Miami. Call 305-375-4606.

No More Broken Hearts: Miami Dade County School Board Member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall invites the community to a domestic violence workshop, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Miami Jackson Senior High School, 1751 N.W. 36th St., Miami.