calendar_web.jpgThursday, Feb. 9
Virginia Key Grassroots Festival: Grammy Award winning artists Chaka Khan, the Del McCoury Band and Arrested Development headline Feb. 9-12 along with over 40 other bands. Tickets $30 – $100. Call 786-332-4630 or visit

Friday, Feb. 10
African Artist Showcase: Mingle at a cocktail reception featuring an exhibit of Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele’s Sacred Art and Music from the Yoruba Empire, 6 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel, 2505 N.W. 87th Ave. in Doral. Call 1-800-593-5447.
Gospel Concert: Enjoy soul-stirring melodies and benefit the 10th annual fundraiser of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County, 5 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 3500 N. Australian Ave. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-840-4132 ext. 103.
Eddie Levert in Concert: The O’Jays’ rock-and-roll Hall of Famer will appear in his concert I Still Have It concert, 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl. on Red Road in Miramar. Tickets $40, $45 and $50. Call 954-602-4514.
Soweto Gospel Choir: Join this exciting group as they perform African Grace and more, 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse. Tickets $39.50 – $49.50. Visit
Saturday, Feb. 11
Rose Colored Monologues and Dining: Take your valentine to hear spoken word with a twist, dinner, dancing and games, 6 p.m. in the Showroom of Dave and Busters, 3000 Oakwood Blvd. in Hollywood. Tickets $40 – $50. Call 954-646-7955 or visit
I (Heart) Genesis: In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Genesis Community Health will open its doors and hearts to the community at a special Open Clinic Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 564 E. Woolbright Rd. in Boynton Beach. Call 561-735-6553 or visit

Be My Valentine: The Falls Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Complex invites South Florida families to celebrate love during its first Club Falls event that will offer cookie
decorating activities and Valentine's Day-themed arts and crafts, 2-4 p.m. at The Falls at Center Court, 8888 S.W. 136 St. in Miami. Call 305-255-4571 or visit

Sunday, Feb. 12
Annual Walk for Life: Raise awareness for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants and have fun at the same time during Gift of Life’s Second Annual 5K Walk/Run. The day will include lively music, face painting, and other activities for children. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Call 561-982-2900.

New Way Fellowship Family Reunion: All former members of the church are invited to worship at the 11 a.m. service at New Way Fellowship Praise & Worship Center with Bishop Victor T. Curry and the New Birth Baptist Church
family. Arrive at New Birth at 10:45 a.m. Call New Way at 305-625-7246.
Gordon Schools Story Hour: Join us for a children’s story hour featuring a Tu B'Shevat story and activity led by Gordon Early Childhood Center teacher Melissa Shub, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables. Email

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Valentine's Day Speed Dating:  Hip-hop dating coach Yo Jeff Carroll combines healthy tips on dating and ro-mance with the fun and lively subculture of hip-hop to help people maximize their romantic potential at a special Valentine’s Day Singles Social and Speed Dating event, 6 p.m. at the Miramar Branch Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar. Program is free and open the public but reservations are requested. Visit and call the Miramar Branch Library reference desk, 954-437-1806, ext. 225, to reserve a seat.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Rendezvous at BrickellHouse: Newgard Development Group and Cervera Real Estate invite you to join them 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, 6-9 p.m. at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive in Miami. Call 1-888-406-0267 or email
Friday, Feb. 17
Jazz Roots: In celebration of Black History Month, the Adrienne Arsht Center presents Blues and Soul featuring Grammy winner Robert Cray and Grammy-nominated blues sensation Shemekia Copeland, 8 p.m. at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Tickets $25 – $135. Call 305-949-6722 or visit
Saturday, Feb. 18
Strawberry Festival: The Pine Jog Elementary Parent-Teacher Association is sponsoring the fourth annual event, 4 p.m. at the school, 6315 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach. There will be music, games, fresh strawberries and vegetables, petting zoo and more.  Call 561-656-5401 or e-mail

Scenes from Africa: Photographs by Samuel Spear Jr.: An intimate portrait of the diversity of culture and humanity, as shown through the lens of an avid traveler. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 N.W. Fifth Ave., Delray Beach. Admission $5, call 561-279-8883 or email