Thursday, Feb. 27
San Antonio Breast Cancer Update 2014: The Gilda’s Club South Florida presents this free presentation to highlight new advances and findings in the treatment and diagnosis of breast cancer that were presented at the San Antonio Conference at 6 p.m., at the club, 119 Rose Dr., Fort Lauderdale. Featured speakers include: Dr. Elizabeth Tan-Chiu, breast medical oncologist, founder/medical director, Florida Cancer Care and Florida Cancer Research Institute and Dr. Manjesh Lingamurthy, medical oncologist, Florida Cancer Care. Call 954-763-6776.
Black History Month Art Exhibit: Broward College and curator Victor Grac Jr. will host an art exhibit opening reception from 6-8 p.m., to commemorate Black History Month at Broward College’s Willis Holcombe Center, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition, titled “Portrayal of Things Not Seen,” will feature a selection of art work from South Florida artists including Jamie Preston, Daniel Austin, Kevan Sunderland, Linda Sunderland, Nzingah Oniwosan, Richard Landaeta, Valerie Hutchinson and Victor Grace. The event is free and open to the public. Call 954-201-7821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair Culture: The Business of Beauty in a Post-Racial Society: Broward College will host a panel discussion on the role of beauty and barber shops, and its shaping of the urban community at 11 a.m., at A. Hugh Adams Central Campus in Bailey Hall, 3701 S.W. Davie Road Davie. Speakers include master barber Don Gilbert, a Florida native who has been practicing the barbering craft for more than a decade, and sisters and powerhouse business owners Simone and Yanique Hylton, founders of Natural Trend Setters. The event is free and open to the public. Call 954-201-6263.
Expressions of the Arts: The City of Miami Gardens presents an evening of art and photography in celebration of Black History Month that will include a cocktail reception, gallery exhibition and readings from local authors and poets from 6-9 p.m., at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199 St., Miami Gardens. To apply to have readings and work showcased visit miamigardensmyblackhistory.com. Call Tamilla Mullings at 305-622-8000 ext. 2483.
Ask an Accountant & Tax Attorney Forum: Bring your questions and tax experts will provide the answers at 7:45 a.m., at 401 N. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Breakfast will be provided. Tax-related topics include deductions, small business tax laws, 401Ks and estimated taxes. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers in advance and $20 at the door. Register at blackchamberpbc.com. Email email@example.com
Friday, Feb. 28
GEMS ROCK! Nights at the Museum: The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium welcomes all mini-miners for a rockin’ good time from 6-9 p.m., at the aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. In addition to the Science Center’s typical offerings, activities include: amber soap making, crystal and jewelry making demos, salt and rock painting crafts, face painting and snow cones, special performance by School of Rock and presentation by Mr. Why at 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. entitled “How Mother Nature Makes Rocks.” Call 561-832-1988 or visit sfsciencecenter.org
Love American Style: The Adrienne Arsht Center welcomes back RHAW (RENNIE HARRIS AWE-INSPIRING WORKS) choreographer Rennie Harris’ electrifying company, with an all-new dance theater piece that blends classic rock and hip-hop. The evening-length program will make its Miami premiere from Feb. 28 – March 1 in the Carnival Studio Theater inside the Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets are $35. Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org
Black Creek Nights: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s brand new series features Miami’s hottest local bands in a club setting. The third show of the series, which will feature Elastic Bond and Zona de Bomba with Deejay Mr. Pauer spinning and hosting the evening at 8 p.m., at the center, 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. The cover is $10. Call 786-573-5300 or visit smdcac.org
Saturday, March 1
Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association Annual Gala: Come mix and mingle with WSVN Sports Anchor Donovan Campbell and some of Florida’s finest litigators at the 36th Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala entitled “Defending the Dream” at 7 p.m., at the Alfred Dupont Building, 169 East Flagler Street in downtown Miami. Individual tickets are $125. Visit www.wdfjba.org.
Free Spay/Neuter Event: Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department and Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson of District 3 will host a free spay/neuter event for dogs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59 Ter., Miami. Spay/Neuter surgeries are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for dogs, please call 3-1-1. Dogs must be dropped off at 8 a.m., and will be ready to be picked-up at 4 p.m. Service for Miami-Dade County residents only. A maximum of four appointments per residential address. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided for all dogs. Dogs without a current rabies vaccine will be
vaccinated at the time of surgery (only dogs up to 40 pounds are eligible. Visit miamidade.gov/animals
An Arab, A Jew and a Truck: Author Moustafa Soliman, a 77-year-old Egyptian American author and peace activist whose book An Arab, a Jew and a Truck inspired a nonprofit foundation Arab-Jewish Truck to Peace, will present a message of coexistence at Kultur Festival 2014, the sixth annual celebration of Jewish music and arts Saturday, March 1 through Saturday, March 8 at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton. Call 1-800-564-9539
Wake Up Everybody: Experience some of the beauty and some of the pain of black history through storytelling, African dance and an African fashion show from 1-3 p.m., at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children under age 12. Contact Sharon Cummings at 954-557-7491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk to Defeat: If you slowly lost the ability to walk, what would you remember about your final steps? Victims of A-L-S gradually lose the power to walk, speak, dress, and eat before ultimately losing their lives. The mind remains sharp, while the muscles waste away. Join the walk to defeat A-L-S and help get one step closer to striking out Lou Gehrig’s disease at Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142 Ave., Davie. Sign up at walktodefeatals.org